CHINESE METHODIST SCHOOL (NORTH POINT)

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Mr. Chen Seng Tek Stuart
      • School Head Ms. Chong So Mui
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body The Methodist Church Hong Kong
      • Religion Protestantism / Christianity
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1964
      • School Motto Complying with the word of God
      • School Size About 3200 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese
      • School Bus Service School Bus; Nanny van
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Old Students' Association/ School Alumni Association Yes
    • 2019/2020 Annual School Charges
      • School Fee -
      • Tong Fai
      • PTA Fee $50
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items $300
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 24
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 2
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms English Room, Visual Arts Room, General Studies Room, Campus TV Room, Computer-aided Music Room, Multi-purpose Room, IT Room, Counselling Room and Life Education Centre.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs -
      • Others WIFI Infrastructure throughout the school. Every classroom is equipped with a visualizer, a computer, a projector and a reading corner.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 45.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 49
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 98%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 51%
        • Special Education Training 52%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 25%
        • 5 - 9 years 12%
        • 10 years or above 63%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 4
        • P2 Number of classes 4
        • P3 Number of classes 4
        • P4 Number of classes 4
        • P5 Number of classes 4
        • P6 Number of classes 4
        • Total 24
      • 2019/20 School Year (Based on the approval of EDB in 2019)
        • P1 Number of classes 4
        • P2 Number of classes 4
        • P3 Number of classes 4
        • P4 Number of classes 4
        • P5 Number of classes 4
        • P6 Number of classes 4
        • Total 24
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 2
      • Number of exam(s) per year 2
      • Streaming arrangement The highest scoring students over the academic year are placed in Class A whereas the remaining students are evenly placed in Classes B, C and D in P.4-P.6. There are two P.1, two P.2 and two P.3 classes adopting Putonghua as a medium of teaching in Chinese lessons.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Students gain improvement by various means of assessment. Evaluation can be done by project learning for General Studies and formative assessment for Dictation, Religious Studies and Visual Arts.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 9
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 8:00 AM
      • School ends at 3:00 PM
      • Lunch time 12:20 - 13:10
      • Lunch arrangement Students can buy lunchboxes from the lunchbox provider or bring their own lunch.
      • Healthy school life To encourage students to establish balanced healthy living habits.
      • Remarks Learning and teaching are facilitated through different ways: Class teacher periods, assemblies, reading sessions, Life Education lessons, integrated lessons, library lessons, tutorial lessons and extra-curricular activities. Remedial classes are provided to cater for learner diversity.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management Organisation Our school has implemented school-based management policies to enhance self-assessment since 1996. The Incorporated Management Committee is composed of the Parent-Teacher Association, the School Director-Teacher Consultation Committee, the Administration Committee, the Panel Committee and the Functional Constituency to enable managing the School in a collective and accountable way.
      • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The School Board of Directors is representative of society. It is comprised of professionals from different sectors, teachers, parents and former students.
      • School Green Policy Our School advocates reducing waste and valuing natural resources. We offer various learning opportunities to encourage students to be actively responsible for protecting natural resources.
      • School's Major Concerns 1. Utilise a diverse range of teaching strategies to stimulate students' motivation and to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness. 2. Nurture an enthusiastic 'Methodist Student' through the continuous development of 'Life Education'.
      • Learning & Teaching Strategies The school takes the whole-person development as its commitment. For this purpose, various school-based curriculum programmes are implemented like Primary 1 Bridging Course, Life Education experiential activities, PLP-R/W Programme, ELTA Scheme, STEM, e-learning and project learning. Life-wide learning is also highly promoted in the whole-school approach, activities like inter-school sports, music, speech and art competitions, community service programmes, visits and field trips are often held to broaden students' learning experience and horizons. Their multiple intelligence and potentials can be also well developed.
      • Development of Key Tasks 1) The school aims at nurturing enthusiastic 'Methodist Students' with 10 positive life values through Life Education. 2) Other than the reading session in the morning, the reading reward scheme and the scholarship, IT is adapted to promote reading atmosphere and arouse students' reading interests. 3) Cross-curricular STREAM projects are being developed for different stages, to develop students in three areas: problem management, information management and self-management. 4) IT learning is one of the school’s major development in learning and teaching. Students' independent learning skills can be further fostered.
      • Development of Generic Skills Beside the cross-curricular projects and the learning and teaching activities in different Key Learning Areas, the experiential learning activities of Life Education are also held to develop students' nine generic skills.
      • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity The school provides individual students with emotional and behavioural counselling. The "Self-discipline" Award Scheme encourages self-improvement and better learning attitude. The Personal Growth Group and the Peer Counselling Programme enable strong bonding among peers. Furthermore, parenting seminars enhance parents' communication skills with their children.
      • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education SENCO is responsible to lead the Learning Support Team. Our school uses learning support grant, enhanced speech therapy grant to help the SEN students. Special measures such as teaching adaptation and assessment accommodation, remedial learning groups, training on social skills, speech therapy services, individual education plan and parents' meetings are provided by our school in order to enhance the learning effectiveness and social skills.
      • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation Guidelines on assignment load and graded worksheets are tailor-made to assist student learning.
      • Home-School Co-operation Our parent managers participate in the school-based management in order to assure quality education. Parents are the valuable asset for school development. Parent-Teacher Association, Parents' Day and Parents' Meetings that are held regularly enhance the mutual communication between the School and parents.
      • School Ethos A positive school culture enables intimate harmonious relationships amongst the staff, between teachers and students, and among students themselves. All the stakeholders fully support the School. Our school has received "The Caring School Award" for the past 6 years.
      • School Development Plan 1. Utilise a diverse range of teaching strategies to stimulate students' motivation and to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness. 2. Nurture an enthusiastic 'Methodist Student' through the continuous development of 'Life Education'.
      • Teacher Professional Training & Development 1. To cultivate an atmosphere of educational research for enhancing our effectiveness in learning and teaching. 2. To arrange co-planning meetings, peer lesson observation and co-teaching sessions for enhancing the effectiveness in learning and teaching.
      • Others 1. Life Education: Programme on Promoting Life Education through Movies 2. Chinese: EdUHK Joint-school Supporting Programme on IT learning and teaching 3. English: Primary Literacy Programme- Reading/Writing (P.1-P.3), ELTA Scheme (P.4-P.6), 'From Reading to Writing' School-based Programme (P.4-P.6) 4. Maths: Gifted Programme on Mathematics Olympiad 5. General Studies: Enhancement Programme on the STEM Education in Primary School 6. PE: School-based Skipping Scheme (QEF) 7. Music: IT learning and teaching in Music (QEF) 8. Religious Studies: 'Opportunities for the Elderly' Project

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