APLICHAU KAIFONG PRIMARY SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Ms. Chu Yuet Wah
      • School Head Ms. Po Wai Fong
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body Aplichau Kaifong Welfare Association
      • Religion Not Applicable
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1954
      • School Motto Honesty, trustworthiness, diligence and agility
      • School Size About 6200 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese
      • School Bus Service School Bus
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Old Students' Association/ School Alumni Association No
    • 2019/2020 Annual School Charges
      • School Fee -
      • Tong Fai
      • PTA Fee $30
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items -
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 25
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 2
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms STEM Room, Multimedia Learning Centre, Computer Room, Multi Purpose Room, English Room, Music Room, Visual-Art Room, Parents' Resource Room, Counseling Room and Interview Room.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs -
      • Others The hall and all classrooms are air-conditioned. There are more than 100 computers altogether with more than 100 iPads with Internet access.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 25.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 28
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 89%
        • Bachelor Degree 96%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 29%
        • Special Education Training 46%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 28%
        • 5 - 9 years 18%
        • 10 years or above 54%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 2
        • P2 Number of classes 2
        • P3 Number of classes 1
        • P4 Number of classes 2
        • P5 Number of classes 2
        • P6 Number of classes 2
        • Total 11
      • 2019/20 School Year (Based on the approval of EDB in 2019)
        • P1 Number of classes 2
        • P2 Number of classes 2
        • P3 Number of classes 2
        • P4 Number of classes 1
        • P5 Number of classes 2
        • P6 Number of classes 2
        • Total 11
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 2
      • Number of exam(s) per year 2
      • Streaming arrangement Students are divided into classes according to their academic ability and their moral conduct.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Develop multidimensional assessments like self, peer and group assessments, in-lesson assessments and summative assessments. Primary one students have a formative instead of summative assessment in the first term to allow them to adapt. Chinese and English creative dictation allows a score of over 100, arousing students' learning motivation.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 8
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 8:15 AM
      • School ends at 3:15 PM
      • Lunch time 12:35 - 13:30
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life A 'Healthy School' group has been established to help students adopt healthy eating habits by holding various activities, for example, holding the Month of Fruit, Healthy Eating Programme and so on. 'Life Education' and 'Health Education' are being disseminated. A scrutinizing team oversees the quality of lunch boxes and the snacks for sale at the tuck shop.
      • Remarks Implement a variety of reading schemes, extra-curricular and out-of-class learning. Train students as leaders and elated performers in order to realize their potential. After-school homework tutorial groups by teachers, Community-based Project tutorial groups and after-school supervision, and Understanding Adolescent Project enhance students' all-round development.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • School Management Organisation An Incorporated Management Committee, an administrative team and individual subject panel have been established.
        • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The constituents of the Incorporated Management Committee are as follows: 6 members from the school founding association, 3 independent incumbents, 1 principal, 2 teachers and 2 parents.
        • School Green Policy Established an environmental protection committee to educate students on environmental issues and organise activities like talks, recycling of leftover food, organic farming, hydroculture farming and promotion of the HK CLP Go Green Campaign.
        • School's Major Concerns Continued optimization of learning and teaching to raise students' motivation and ability to learn. Focus on creating positive culture and life values.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • Learning & Teaching Strategies a. Teachers carry out co-planning meetings and lesson observations; b. Participate in EDB's School-based curriculum collaboration schemes; c. Conduct all-round outdoor learning activities; d. Projects; e. Parent-child reading; f. Strengthen the connection between kindergartens and our school with learning activities.
        • Development of Key Tasks Reading programme: a diversified reading programme including 'library books' reading activities, joining the HKCLA Dream Reading Scheme, extensive reading and Chinese 'A Page A Day'. Information technology: 'Computer Studies' is a subject in school. Plan to implement and develop e-learning practices. Project learning: 'General Studies' encompasses project learning. Individual subject undertakes cross-curricular schemes and sharing and reflection is carried out afterwards. The central library supports individual subject activities and schemes with book exhibitions on specific themes. Moral and civic education: Conduct short talks on character building, and lessons on healthy all-round personal development and thematic sharing in weekly assemblies.
        • Development of Generic Skills Development of multi-dimensional thinking, communication skills, creativity, critical thinking and self-management skills through diversified multimodal learning activities and experiences, such as scientific exploration, creative activities, theme-based learning, outdoor learning experiences, domestic and foreign exchange visits.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Considerate teachers care for students. They are geared for the special needs of students and carry out curriculum adaptation. Besides before-school enhancement and remedial groups, teachers conduct after-school homework tutorial groups, Learning Support Partnership Pilot Scheme tutorial groups, Community-based Project tutorial groups and take part in the Attention Training Group Programme. Students are given opportunities to perform as a means to gain a sense of achievement. There are support plans for newly arrived children from the Mainland, peer reading group, teacher-student buddy scheme, psychologist support scheme and speech therapy plan. The school has frequently been credited by the EDB on its efforts to cater for learners’ diversities.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education The school has established its Student Support Team, co-ordinating resources of the school and community resources and implementing various activities to support students with special educational needs, for example, speech therapy, educational psychology services, learning and social skills groups. Besides, teachers actively attend professional training courses which prepares them to assist in the implementation of curriculum adaptation and related work at school. The school also organises various peer support programmes, such as "Big Brothers and Sisters Scheme" to facilitate students’ spirit of mutual help. All teachers work in a team to cultivate an accepting and caring environment for students to learn with pleasure.
        • Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: providing after-school support programmes in learning Chinese. Enhancement and remedial classes are provided before school, and homework tutorial groups by teachers of the school are available after school.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation The school has developed a school-based curriculum, such as Chinese storybook teaching units, Chinese character identification course, fun dictation, challenging math questions, speed Maths training, scientific discovery course and STEM Gigo experiment challenges. Additionally, Bluebot is used to teach primary one and two students about basic programming concepts.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation The school maintains close contact with parents through phone calls, letters and meetings with parents directly. There are frequent activities held by the parent-teacher association, and parents have also become managers in the Incorporated Management Committee.
        • School Ethos Teachers are kind and caring. They help foster students' positive character and moral conduct. Students help and love each other. Together they cultivate a harmonious and caring school culture.
      • Future Development
        • School Development Plan 1. Refine teaching and learning strategies, for example, implementation of e-learning, teaching of creative thinking skills and cooperative learning. 2. Develop sustainable multiple intelligences activities which develop students' potentials and cultivate talent. 3. Develop students' positive thinking skills, enhance their self-confidence and positive life attitudes. 4. Enhance students' interests in reading and cultivate their good reading habits.
        • Teacher Professional Training & Development There are different ways to enhance teachers' professionalism: organising teachers' professional development days, arranging for teachers to attend related seminars and workshops and encouraging teachers to share and exchange ideas on teaching. Also, participation in a professional support scheme co-organised by the EDB, The University of Hong Kong and The Education University of Hong Kong encourages the formation of a co-learning group with the goal of developing into a proactive learning school.
        • Others 1. More than 20 scholarships, recognising students who have both good conduct and outstanding academic achievements. 2. Foreign exchange, broadening students' horizons. 3. Active collaboration with community resources in supporting the school, for example, to have partnership with two Rotary Clubs and to invite appropriate organisations to organise activities at school. 4. A team of student won the First Place Award of 25th Hong Kong Open Interschool Lion Dance Competition. 5. A group of students won the Highly Commended Prize in the lower primary section of the 55th Schools Dance Festival. 6. A student won the 1st Class Honours prize in the Hong Kong 2018 International Year of the Reef Art and Design Competition.

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