CHOI WAN ST JOSEPH'S PRIMARY SCHOOL

Details
  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Mr. Leung Cheung Choi
      • School Head Ms. Chan Yin Fan
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1982
      • School Motto Striving for excellence through 'Faith', 'Diligence' and 'Love'
      • School Size About 4305 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 $100
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items $310
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 24
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 1
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms Music Room, Visual Arts Room, Student Activity Room, Computer Room, Information Technology Learning Centre, Counselling Room, English Language room.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs -
      • Others Conference Room, Teaching Aids Room, Medical Room, Prayer room, Teaching Resources Room.
    • 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 47
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 98%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 47%
        • Special Education Training 49%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 7%
        • 5 - 9 years 18%
        • 10 years or above 75%
    • 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 One elite class in P.4, P.5 and P.6.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Formative assessment is used in different subject areas. We use multiple assessments & encourage students to carry out self assessment and peer assessment in project learning, subject activities and we have curriculum integration.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 9
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 8:10 AM
      • School ends at 3:15 PM
      • Lunch time 12:30 - 13:25
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life Food Control Committee supervises the food supplied by the lunch supplier and the tuck shop. The main theme of curriculum is 'Maintain a Healthy Life. Carry out "Be a Healthy kid" programme, diversified activities like "Fruits Day", morning exercising, parents' talk.
      • Remarks Extra-curricular activities / Life Education are held from 1:45p.m. to 2:45p.m. on alternative Friday. Enhancement lessons (7:40-8:15a.m.) are held for P.1 - P.4 before school. Enrichment / enhancement lessons (7:40-8:15a.m.) are held for P.5 - P.6.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • School Management Organisation Under the Incorporated Management Committee, the Supervisor and the Principal are responsible to guide all administrative groups to carry out the development of school.
        • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The Incorporated Management Committee is formed by educational experts and community members, teachers and alumni.
        • School Green Policy It cultivates the concept and skill of respecting and caring for the environment. Eco-ambassadors help promote the messages of loving the Earth.
        • School's Major Concerns 1. Implement the core values of the Catholic Education, incorporate Positive Education, cultivate positive values and attitudes. 2. Promote self-directed learning, encourage students to take initiative for their own learning. 3. Create a broader and more diversified learning experiences, widen students' horizons.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • Learning & Teaching Strategies Lesson time is scheduled flexibly. Our pupils learn through joyful and effective learning experiences in class and outside classroom by means of various thematic learning days. A range of inter-class and inter-school competitions provide chances for our pupils to strive for excellence. Cross-subject learning, project learning and inquiry-based learning approach enable pupils to monitor their own learning and develop self-learning ability. Small class teaching and co-operative learning in P.1-P.6.
        • Development of Key Tasks 1. Strengthen relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote core value of "Love". 2. Self-directed learning : arouse students' learning interest, equip students' with learning skills, engage students with fun-filled learning activities. 3. E-learning & STEM: Incorporate STEM education into General Studies and Mathematics, strengthen students' ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across different STEM disciplines, and to nurture their creativity, collaboration and problem solving skills, as well as to foster their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. 4. Create a warm and an inclusive learning environment: game zones, religious displays, art work displays, songs, language-rich learning areas etc. Students are motivated with a welcoming atmosphere. 5. Arrange Life-wide learning activities, overseas study trips.
        • Development of Generic Skills Creativity, numeracy skill, social skill, self-study skill, critical-thinking skill and self-management skill are penetrated through different activities organized by various subjects.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Intensive learning support such as remedial classes (before-school programmes) for low-achievers in Chinese, English and Mathematics, IRTP, Newly-arrived Children (English Class), Enhancement Class for elite groups, different types of classes are provided to learners with different needs. Primary one and six will be involved in 'Bridging Activities' which are special programmes for students to due with different challenges.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education Our school adopts "Whole School Approach" to Integrated Education. With the support of learning grants and enhanced speech therapy grant, school provides remedial learning groups, training on social skills, speech therapy services and individual education plans etc.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation To adjust examinations, curriculum, homework policy and to provide speech therapy service for learners who have special learning needs.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation To strengthen home-school co-operation, parents are able to express their opinions through Parents' day, or school visits. Parents are kept informed about the school through newsletters, leaflets, circular, school web-site or talking to teachers. Various parent seminars and experience-sharing sessions are organised to support parents in handling children's needs and promote better family relationships.
        • School Ethos 'Merit Award Scheme' encourages students' positive living attitude. School special teams and Volunteer groups help to strengthen students' sense of responsibility and 'caring and serving others' attitude. Parents voluntary group helps primary one learners to adapt to the new life in school. Peers counselling for low primary is offered through 'Volunteer Group'. Equip "Peace Ambassador" with skills in building rapport and positive relationship with peers.
      • School Development Plan Promote the Core Values of Catholic education and cultivate students' positive attitude. Upgrade school facilities effectively. Promote pedagogical changes and make use of different assessment modes for/of learning in order to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness. Cultivate reading atmosphere. Develop gifted education for all. Promote e-learning, Coding in Education and STEM Education, Promote different kinds of training in areas of Physical and Art teaching.
      • Teacher Professional Training & Development Teachers participate actively in peer lesson observations, teachers' workshops, and study trip in Hong Kong or overseas. Carry out collaborative projects with EDB and institutes.
      • Others Rev. Bro. Paul Sun Education Foundation.

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