YAUMATI CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Details
  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Rev. Lau Foo Kun David
      • School Head Ms. Yu Pui Kam Lourdes
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1968
      • School Motto Diligence in Learning, Cultivation of Morality, Charity and Gregariousness.
      • School Size About 4000 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese
      • School Bus Service Nanny van
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Old Students' Association/ School Alumni Association Yes
    • 2019/2020 Annual School Charges
      • School Fee -
      • Tong Fai
      • PTA Fee $40
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items $310
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 30
      • Number of School Hall(s) 2
      • Number of Playground(s) 1
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms Multi-purpose Rooms, Multi-media Learning Centre, SMART LAB Computer Room, Visual Art Room, 2 Music Rooms, Student Counselling & Activity Room, School Campus TV, English Room, Web Conferencing Room.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Accessible lift.
      • Others Wifi Campus, Church, Mountain of Holy Mother, Multi-purpose Room, Canteen, Conference Room, Reading Room.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 57.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 56
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 98%
        • Bachelor Degree 100%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 21%
        • Special Education Training 60%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 17%
        • 5 - 9 years 18%
        • 10 years or above 65%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 5
        • P2 Number of classes 5
        • P3 Number of classes 5
        • P4 Number of classes 5
        • P5 Number of classes 5
        • P6 Number of classes 5
        • Total 30
      • 2019/20 School Year (Based on the approval of EDB in 2019)
        • P1 Number of classes 5
        • P2 Number of classes 5
        • P3 Number of classes 5
        • P4 Number of classes 5
        • P5 Number of classes 5
        • P6 Number of classes 5
        • Total 30
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 2
      • Number of exam(s) per year 2
      • Streaming arrangement P.1 - P.3 mixed abilities; P.4 - P.6 streamed according to academic performance.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Formal Assessment is emphasized to keep track of students' learning performance. Lesson observation, tasks, oral presentation and project learning reports are employed as learning evidence. Peer assessment and self assessment are also used to foster the development of self-learning and generic skills. Two written examination are arranged as summative assessment.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 9
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 8:35 AM
      • School ends at 3:40 PM
      • Lunch time 12:50 - 13:50
      • Lunch arrangement 1. Provided by designated supplier. 2. Delivered by parents. 3. Students bring their own lunch.
      • Healthy school life 1. Morning Run twice a week. 2. Recess Sport Activity Zone. 3. School Physical Fitness Scheme. 4. SportAct Award Scheme.
      • Remarks 1. Students' physical, mental and spiritual development is nurtured in a healthy learning environment. 2. Homework lessons, personal growth lessons and activities are provided to strengthen teacher-student relationship. 3. The Library and Computer room are opened to students during recess and lunch break. Besides, students hold and participate the booth games to develop leadership and generic skills.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • School Management Organisation Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong Catholic Education Office, IMC, Principal and different administrative committees.
        • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The members of the IMC include the Supervisor, School Sponsoring Body Managers, the Principal, Teacher Manager, Parent Manager, Alumni Manager and Independent Manager.
        • School Green Policy 1. Green School Canteen without disposable plastic dinnerware. 2. Guidelines of air-conditioning. 3. Wasted paper recycling plan and education activities.
        • School's Major Concerns 1. Adopt appropriate teaching strategies according to students' learning styles and needs in order to cater for learner diversity in lessons. 2. Strengthen STEM curriculum to develop students' skills and abilities in constructing knowledge about science and technology. It aims to enhance students' creativity and problem-solving skills. 3. Promote Positive Culture with the foundation of five core values of Catholic Education.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • Learning & Teaching Strategies 1. English Friday and Putonghua Tuesday provide a language-rich environment for students to foster biliteracy and trilingualism. 2. Use of information technology to build up a new environment of learning and teaching and develop students' self-learning abilities. 3. Develop STEM education and enhance students' inquiry spirit. 4. Through co-operative learning and different levels of questioning techniques to develop students' higher order thinking skills. 5. Through life-wide learning, service learning and overseas study program to broaden students' horizons and enrich their learning experience.
        • Development of Key Tasks 1. Promote a reading culture through various school and home reading award schemes and activities. 2. Nurture students positive values and attitude through assemblies, seminars, integrated activities, personal growth education and subject learning activities. 3. A framework of project learning skills for all levels is set up to help students develop and apply the generic skills to construct knowledge. 4. The use of iPads and electronic software such as VR to enhance students' learning motivation and the effectiveness of teaching.
        • Development of Generic Skills Students are motivated by the interactive and cross-curricular learning activities. The students develop learning strategies and their generic skills in learning are strengthened.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Students Support Team co-ordinates all the suitable counselling and training services to meet diverse educational needs of the students.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education Students Support Group, Learning and Teaching Group, Curriculum Development Group and Students Guidance Teacher collaborate to give SEN students the help that they need in school, we have established support groups to oversee that the environment that we provide is loving, supportive and able to facilitate their learning and close their learning gap so as to ensure their future success.
        • Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: After School Homework Remedial Workshop.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation The school provides enrichment courses, gifted programmes and remedial classes to address students with diverse learning needs.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation 1. The home-school relationship is close and harmonious. 2. The PTA and its parent volunteers team are very supportive with the school development and student activities. 3. To enhance home-school co-operation and communication, PTA newsletter is published annually.
        • School Ethos 1. The school aims to foster students' development by religious atmosphere. The students enjoy their school life and have a harmonious relationship between teachers and peers. Teachers are committed and caring. 2. We have high expectations on students' virtues, performance on academic and extra-curricular activities. Various award schemes are introduced to encourage students' to develop their full potential and live up to the school motto, 'Diligence in Learning, Cultivation of Morality, Charity and Gregariousness'.
      • Future Development
        • School Development Plan 1. Strengthen school curriculum development to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning. 2. Cultivate the five core values of Catholic Education (Truth, Justice, Love, Life and Family) to nurture students to be wholesome in body, mind and soul. 3. Integrate information technology into the learning and teaching activities of various subjects, and make use of online learning platforms to promote creativity and problem-solving skills. This allows teachers and students to promote self-directed learning.
        • Teacher Professional Training & Development Encourage and organize professional development activities for teachers depending on the direction of school development.
        • Others 1. Yuen Siew Georgiana Bernadette Memorial Education Fund and various students award schemes are organised to encourage students to strive for excellence. 2. Exchange Trips in different themes: i) Art Exchange Trip with sister school Foshan Experimental School in Mainland. ii) Cultural Exchange Trip with Preston Street Primary School in Scotland. iii) Exploring Space Technology Trip in Beijing. iv) Red Cross Junior Humanity Exchange Trip in Korea.

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