THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHINA HEEP WOH COLLEGE

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  • Secondary School Information
    • School Information
      • District Wong Tai Sin
      • Other District(s) Kowloon City, Kwun Tong
      • Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee Prof. Shum Kwok Yan Daisy
      • Principal Dr. Chu Kai Wing (Ed.D. (HKU), M.Ed. (CUHK), M.Sc. (HKPU), P.G.D.E., B.Sc. (CUHK))
      • School Type Aided
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • School Size About 4645 Sq. M
      • Sponsoring Body The Hong Kong Council of The Church of Christ in China
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established Yes
      • Religion Protestantism / Christianity
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1970
      • School Motto When you know the Truth, the Truth will set you free.
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Student Union / Association Yes
      • Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association Yes
    • School Charges
      • S1 -
      • S2 -
      • S3 -
      • S4 -
      • S5 -
      • S6 -
      • Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $70
      • Students' Association Membership Fee($): $20
      • Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $250 (I.T. Fee & Air Conditioning Fee)
      • Other Charges / Fees($): -
    • School Facilities
      • School Facilities: Apart from the school hall, classrooms, laboratories, library, self-study room, music room, visual arts room and 2 multi-media learning centres; the school also provides facilities such as teaching resources centre, campus TV production room, function hall, English learning centre, Chinese Language & Chinese History Learning Centre, conference room, student activity room and archive room.
      • Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet, accessible public information / service counter and visual fire alarm system.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: 60
      • Total number of teachers in the school: 64
      • Qualifications and Professional TrainingPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : 98%
        • Bachelor Degree: 100%
        • Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 64%
        • Special Education Training : 25%
      • Working ExperiencesPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • 0-4 years : 9%
        • 5-9 years : 13%
        • 10 years or above : 78%
    • 2019/2020 Class Structure
      • S1 4
      • S2 5
      • S3 4
      • S4 5
      • S5 4
      • S6 5
    • Subjects Offered
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Life Education (S.1 & S.2), Career and Life Planning, Putonghua (PMI)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Guided Reading Lesson (S.1 & S.2)
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Christianity and Life (S.4 - S.6), Combined Arts (Creative Media) (S.4), Combined Arts (Drama) (S.5), Career and Life Planning (S.5 - S.6)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part/Extended Part M2), Liberal Studies, History, Geography, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health Management & Social Care, Visual Arts, Combined Arts (Music) (S.4), Physical Education (S.4 - S.6)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Life Education (S.1 & S.2), Career and Life Planning, Putonghua (PMI)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), History, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Guided Reading Lesson (S.1 & S.2)
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Christianity and Life (S.4 - S.6), Combined Arts (Creative Media) (S.4), Combined Arts (Drama) (S.5), Career and Life Planning (S.5 - S.6)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part/Extended Part M2), Liberal Studies, History, Geography, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health Management & Social Care, Visual Arts, Combined Arts (Music) (S.4), Physical Education (S.4 - S.6)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
    • Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
      • Secondary One Admission Our school will accept discretionary places. Our school will participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2020 ).Admission Criteria and Weightings for S.1 Discretionary Places: 1. Interview performance 35% 2. Academic Performance (Rank Order provided by EDB, internal assessment of P.5 & P.6) 50% 3. Extra-curricular activities, awards and achievements 15% 4. Conduct (Grade B or above)
      • Orientation Activities and Healthy Life An Induction and Summer Bridging Programme and also an Orientation Programme for new S.1 students and their parents are offered. Furthermore, a S.1 Multiple Intelligence course is also provided by CCC Heep Woh Church to help new students adapt to secondary school life and learning. Our school promotes a simple and healthy life style. We encourage students to participate in various sports activities, such as "Rope-skipping Contest".
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • (1)School's Major Concerns 1. Enhancing Learning and Teaching Effectiveness. 2. Strengthening Culture of Teacher Sharing and Collaboration. 3. Enhancing Student Whole-person Development.
        • (2) School Management Organisation: The Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) was formed on 1st September 2011. It is agreed by the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China to be established under the Ordinance and in accordance with this Constitution.
        • (3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: The IMC manages the School faithfully and provides education in accordance with Christian principles and the faith of the Sponsoring Body, and implements the Vision, Mission and Core Values set out in this Constitution. The School is operated in accordance with the Ordinance or any other relevant laws of Hong Kong, the relevant Code of Aid, as well as other directives of the EDB and the Sponsoring Body applicable to the School from time to time.
        • (4) School Green Policy: We fully support environmental protection. Besides collecting used paper for recycling, we encourage teachers as well as students to use both sides of paper and make good use of electronic documents to reduce the consumption of paper. Moreover, we hold various recycling activities, such as collecting old clothes. We observe the principle of simplicity and put it into practice in our daily life.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • (1) Whole-school Language Policy: Our school adopts English as the medium of instruction in most of the subjects. To enhance students' bi-literate and tri-lingual ability, students are encouraged to speak in both Putonghua and English when making announcements or doing promotions at school.
        • (2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: Learning & Teaching: With due consideration of the Secondary Education Curriculum Guide (SECG), our school strategically integrates the Major Renewed Emphases (MRE) in the whole-school curriculum to better respond to the changing needs of society. Policy on Curriculum: We always encourage all subjects to update their curricular frequently so as to meet current needs. At the same time, our teaching staff's professionalism is enhanced as well. Besides, we put much stress on the bridging between the junior and senior curriculum. Junior form subject extension classes and S.3 Taster Programme are implemented to help our students explore their strength and interest in learning. Support Measures for Academically Gifted/under-privileged Students: Remedial classes and enhancement learning groups for English language and Mathematics are offered. To help students gain good results, we run tutorial and enhancement classes after school, and carry out "Subject-based Project A Scheme".
        • (3) School-based Curriculum: 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Electives include History, Geography, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health Management & Social Care, Visual Arts.2. Curriculum highlights: With reference to the curriculum objective and assessment requirement of the New Senior Secondary (NSS), different strategies and pedagogies are adopted to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness.
        • (4) Development of Key Tasks: 1. Reading to Learn: Our school library emphasizes and promotes heavily the Reading Award Scheme. All S.1 to S.3 students are required to join the Reading Award Scheme, which aims at helping them develop a lifelong reading habit. Our school provides Guided Reading Curriculum to S.1 and S.2 students to equip students with effective reading strategies. 2. Interactive Learning through I.T.: To help students to be active learners, they are encouraged to use various e-Learning platforms for self-directed learning. e-Learning and e-Teaching are promoted to enhance classroom interaction and to provide effective feedback in learning and teaching. 3. Project Learning: Students are equipped with the project learning skills and complete subject-based project learning to enhance their independent learning ability and generic skills. Academic Affairs Committee coordinates the arrangement of project learning in junior forms. 4. Moral and Civic Education: To help students understand themselves and others and also make sensible decisions about their further studies or careers, curricular in various subjects are offered and as well as visits, workshops, seminars, tests, exhibitions and a mentorship scheme are arranged across different forms.
        • (5) Career and Life Planning: Careers Guidance Committee provides a series of programmes to students to help them formulate Life Planning. For S.3, there is a careers education lesson for students to understand themselves so as to make suitable selection of subjects in senior forms. For S.4-S.6, there are also careers education lessons for each form of students to further explore their personality and preference in their career. There are also various kinds of programmes, such as Soci-Game, Mock-release of HKDSE results, mentoring programme, interview workshop and visits, to equip them with adequate knowledge and skills to make decision in their life planning.
      • Student Support
        • (1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: We have a Life Education Committee to help students deal with their emotional, communication and family problems when they grow up. A tailored syllabus and different teaching strategies are provided for diverse learning needs. We help students to find their motivation to learn, to build up their self-image, and to be positive about life. We make full use of all available resources to provide an all-round education and indicate ways to learn so that students are able to maintain life-wide learning.
        • (2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: Our school aims to create and promote an inclusive and caring environment for students to learn and grow. We have adopted the whole school approach and formulated school-based policy on inclusive education to cater students with different abilities. Our school utilizes the Learning Support Grant flexibly to hold inclusive activities and to promote caring culture in school with an aim to suitably support students with SEN.
        • (3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: Learning support to those students in need will be provided through after-school support.
        • (4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: Our school adopts a continuous assessment policy. Other than examinations, uniform tests are scheduled for S.1 to S.6 students. Each department has its own school-based assessment policy providing fair and appropriate assessment.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • (1) Home-School Co-operation: The Parents-Teachers' Association, formed in 1993, plays a crucial role in acting as a liaison between parents and the school. To support moral and life education, many parents volunteer to give assistance to the junior forms' service education.
        • (2) School Ethos: We strive for a simple school life with harmonious relationships between teachers and students. Students are provided with a religious education and activities to learn about Christianity and its values. Taking teachers as their models, students learn how to respect, reflect upon and appreciate their lives. This positive attitude towards life helps create a harmonious school and community.
      • Future Development
        • (1) School Development Plan: School Theme - "Transform our Mindset, Stretch our Potential" The focus of the year: 1. Enhancing Learning and Teaching Effectiveness. 2. Strengthening Culture of Teacher Sharing and Collaboration. 3. Enhancing Student Whole-person Development. The focus of sustainable development includes: 1. A policy of adopting learning through service. 2. Enhancing Learning & Teaching. 3. Strengthening our school as "Knowledge Organization".
        • (2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: In order to enhance teaching professionalism, teachers are provided with a variety of staff development activities such as seminars, workshops and training courses and also promoting sharing and collaboration culture to launch school based professional development programme, such as Lesson Study and various Community of Practice (CoP) by the Staff Development Committee.
      • Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. Our school offers a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, such as the student association and 4 school houses. We offer more than 50 different societies, interest groups, uniform groups, social service group and sports activities to develop students' potential and interests. Apart from the activities organized by the school, students are encouraged to participate in more joint-school activities and international assessments (competition) to broaden their horizons and build their confidence. Over the years, our students have had remarkable performance in different joint-school competitions.
      • Others Our school is the first school awarded as one of the top three winners of the Hong Kong Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Such award demonstrates the effort of our school in KM implementation. Our school works in collaboration with the EDB School-based Support Services Team. To enhance teaching professionalism, we invite professors from different institutions to share their experience and insights during staff development activities. Moreover, professionals are invited to be speakers at school events to enlighten our students and teachers by sharing their life experience.
      • Direct public transportation to School Buses: 2F, 3C, 3D, 3M, 5C, 15A, 116, 203E; Mini-buses (from Diamond Hill MTR station): 19M, 33A; Mini-buses (from Wong Tai Sin MTR station): 33M, 37M.
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