CREATIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL

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  • Secondary School Information
    • School Information
      • District Sai Kung
      • Other District(s)
      • Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee Mr. Fong Wick (School Supervisor)
      • Principal Mr. Cheung Siu Ming (BSc. (Hons), PGCE, MA (Ed))
      • School Type DSS
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • School Size About 8000 Sq. M
      • Sponsoring Body Creative Education Foundation Limited
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established Not Applicable
      • Religion Not Applicable
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 2006
      • School Motto Through this place we thrive, we serve and find our place in the world
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Student Union / Association Yes
      • Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association Yes
    • School Charges
      • S1 $83210
      • S2 $83210
      • S3 $88280
      • S4 $88280
      • S5 $92760
      • S6 $92800
      • Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): -
      • Students' Association Membership Fee($): -
      • Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -
      • Other Charges / Fees($): -
    • School Facilities
      • School Facilities: The purpose-built campus opened in January 2007 contains modern facilities beyond the standard provision for a government school with 30 classrooms, including a drama studio, 4 Visual Arts studios, 5 seminar rooms, 7 science labs, a DT centre with CAD/CAM facilities and a very spacious library.
      • Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: Accessible toilet.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: 91
      • Total number of teachers in the school: 88
      • Qualifications and Professional TrainingPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : 100%
        • Bachelor Degree: 100%
        • Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 50%
        • Special Education Training : 3%
      • Working ExperiencesPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • 0-4 years : 12%
        • 5-9 years : 50%
        • 10 years or above : 38%
    • 2019/2020 Class Structure
      • S1 5
      • S2 5
      • S3 5
      • S4 5
      • S5 5
      • S6 5
    • Subjects Offered
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language (Putonghua) Chinese History (Cantonese)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, PE, Technology (Design Technology, Information Communication Technology, Food Technology), Visual Art, Music, Drama and Chinese History (NCS)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction :
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Information Technology, Technology for Living (Food), Design and Applied Technology, PE and all IBDP courses
        • 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 (Putonghua) Chinese History (Cantonese)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, PE, Technology (Design Technology, Information Communication Technology, Food Technology), Visual Art, Music, Drama and Chinese History (NCS)
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction :
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Information Technology, Technology for Living (Food), Design and Applied Technology, PE and all IBDP courses
        • 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 not participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2020 ).Admission criteria for S.1 are considered holistically: 1) Communication skills in English and Putonghua; 2) General academic standard across all subjects; 3) Range and quality of activities reflecting creativity and the arts, sports and action, leadership and service; 4) Conduct at previous school; 5) Performance at admission interview.
      • Orientation Activities and Healthy Life A one week summer camp is organized during summer holiday to prepare students in the months before the start of the new school year. An induction programme is set up for new S.1 intakes and their parents. Students have access to high-quality filtered water. The school canteen provides more than 4 well-balanced menu choices. No canned drinks are on sale on the premises. To maintain students' physical health, at least four lessons of PE per six-day cycle.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • (1)School's Major Concerns 1. Enhancing Assessment, Recording and Reporting. 2. Embedding links between Restorative Practices, Invitational Education and Position Education. 3. Improving quality of teaching & Learning.
        • (2) School Management Organisation: The school's leadership team is led by the Principal, the Assistant Principal, Director of Progress and Achievement and Director of Learning. The Director of Learning oversees the work of eight academic faculty teams and the school's three curriculum programmes – the HKDSE, the IB Diploma and the IB Middle Years Programme. The Director of Progress and Achievement oversees the work of the Guidance & Achievement team, the three heads of school sections and the house tutors teams.
        • (3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: "Creative Secondary School Management Committee Limited" (Incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and not having a Share Capital, on 9 May 2006)
        • (4) School Green Policy: The canteen does not use disposable plastic cutlery and serving trays. Inter-house competitions, Student Council led recycling campaigns are held to encourage energy conservation and the preservation of a clean, inviting school environment.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • (1) Whole-school Language Policy: Holistic Language Policy – English, Putonghua and Cantonese are all strongly promoted across the school through performances, reading and other language-enhancing activities. The school considers that the continued development of students' mother tongue supports their successful acquisition of additional languages. All teachers are teachers of language, and this drives the school's recruitment of a language-rich, culturally diverse teaching team (44% native-English speaking + 23% overseas-returned bilingual).
        • (2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: Small class size – not more than 26 students for all classes, and not more than 20 in F.5 & F.6 classes. Highly favorable ratio of over 1 teacher per 10 students to cater for student diversity and individual needs and talents. Learning and Teaching – students learn through inquiry via MYP units of study driven by guiding questions, global contexts, inter-disciplinary links and standards-based assessment tasks. Teaching is consciously multi-level in order to provide appropriate challenge and support to different students. Both English and Chinese reading habits are promoted through a number of ways including: 1. A strong emphasis on literature in both Chinese and English curricula, involving the study of several set texts for both languages; 2. An extensive library easily accessible to all students; 3. Newspaper and magazine subscription schemes; 4. Daily reading times; 5. Reading buddies, Battle of the Books, World Book Day and other co-curricular activities throughout the year.
        • (3) School-based Curriculum: 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Subjects offered: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, DAT, BAFS, TFL, Economics, History, ICT, Geography, Music, Visual Arts and English Literature2. Curriculum highlights: Unique Curriculum Policy – the only school to implement the new HK secondary school curriculum through the IB Middle Years Programme (www.ibo.org/myp), and providing students with the option of applying to study the IB Diploma, recognized throughout the world as the top qualification for university entrance.
        • (4) Development of Key Tasks: Integrated implementation of all 4 Key Tasks through the school's IB Middle Years Programme framework.
        • (5) Career and Life Planning: Creative Secondary School has a comprehensive Careers and Life planning programme which caters for students' individual needs. The Careers and Life planning programme provides curriculum, guest speakers, sharing sessions, and university fair for all students at CSS. Furthermore, the school provides the unique "World of Work" experience where students have opportunity to work in a particular industry depending on student's interest and aspiration.
      • Student Support
        • (1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: The school welcomes students from a wide range of linguistic, cultural and social backgrounds, well supported by our scholarship and fee remission schemes. The internationally-minded IB curriculum caters very effectively for students coming from diverse backgrounds. It provides for 1st and 2nd language learning courses and we offer these courses for both English and Chinese. There is also a Centre for Academic Language Proficiency to improve students’ language skills to access the English-medium curriculum. We offer many co-curricular activities to expand students’ horizons and to promote their individual interest in the arts, sports, service, STEAM, culture and leadership.
        • (2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: The school has a clear ethos of inclusive education. We have a Learning Support Department of 3 staff who collaborate with teachers to support students with special educational needs, to help students be integrated into whole-class learning. A range of strategies used include small group workshops, 1:1 sessions, co-teaching with subject teachers. Students are also individually advised on how they can best advocate for their learning needs. The LS Dept often works with other teams to ensure that pastoral care and academic development are holistically addressed.
        • (3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: appoints additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; arranging intensive Chinese learning and teaching mode(s), e.g. pull-out learning if necessary, split-class/group learning, etc.; developing school-based Chinese Language curriculum and/or adapting learning and teaching materials; and organising cultural integration activities. We provide small class teaching, flexible NCS curriculum, after-school curriculum and support, aiming to raise students' learning interest and effectiveness.
        • (4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: The school follows the IB Middle Years Programme curriculum framework of criterion-based assessment, inquiry-based learning and inter-disciplinary studies. (see www.ibo.org/myp for details).
        • (5) School Fee Remission Our school offers full school fee remission, 3/4, 1/2 or 1/4 school fee remission. Needy students, including those from families receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and students receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) could apply for fee remission. - Please visit the in our school’s website for details of school fee remission scheme, including the family income limits.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • (1) Home-School Co-operation: The CSS PTA was established in November 2008. A CSS Parents Educational Institute is set up and courses for parents began in 2009. Parental views are surveyed each year. Student-teacher-parent conferences are also held to discuss student progress in school.
        • (2) School Ethos: Support for students – This is provided through the house system. House tutors offer 1 to 1 and small group tutorials to review students' overall progress. ESL and learning support is targeted at identified students. In addition, the school has a full-time guidance counselor to support students' needs.
      • Future Development
        • (1) School Development Plan: Raise literacy standards further and follow through on the school’s language policy. Continue to develop integrated experiential learning opportunities and educational experiences for upper school students in DSE (OLE) and IBDP (CAS). Embed Restorative Practices as the practical framework for Invitational Education. Promote STEAM and CLACH activities.
        • (2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: Teachers' Professional Development – all teachers benefit from school-based learning through collaborative curriculum planning, sharing of good practice, as well as attendance at EDB, IE and IB workshops.
      • Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. The co-curricular programme emphasizes creative, action or service-orientated activities, including tag rugby, table tennis, badminton, basketball, soccer, LEAD, Maths Olympics, Go Chess, speech festival, drama, calligraphy, choir, ensemble, cookery, photography, reporting, dance, fencing, archery, martial arts, scouts & guides etc. In addition, the school has camps and cultural exchanges to broaden students' learning.
      • Others Affiliations – the school is IB World School (www.ibo.org), and a member of the International Alliance for Invitational Education (www.invitationaleducation.net). It is also a member of the Hong Kong Schools Self Evaluation Network (www.edb.org.hk/hkssen).
      • Direct public transportation to School Nearest MTR stations are Hang Hou and Tseung Kwan O. Bus and mini bus routes: 109M and 796C.
      • Remarks From 2012-13 onwards, the school's class structure will be 6 x 5 classes. Part of the school's revenue will be set aside to provide assistance to students in financial need, and to provide scholarships to outstanding students. For students opting to study the IB Diploma in F.5 & 6, the annual school fee is HK$127,800 and HK$127,760 respectively.
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