KOWLOON TONG BISHOP WALSH CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Rev. Lo, Pak Wing Peter
      • School Head Mr. Wong, Pak Kei
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1963
      • School Motto To become Diligent, Prudent, Humble and Responsible persons.
      • School Size About 4000 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese(incl.: Putonghua) and English
      • 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 $25
      • 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 Computer Asst Learning Room, Walsh Studio, Language Room, Visual Arts Room, Music Room, General Studies Room, Small Group Teaching Room, Student Activity Centre, Guidance Activities Room, Prayer Room.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Ramp, Accessible lift and Tactile guide path plan.
      • Others Hanging Garden, Flag-raising Garden, Purity Garden.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 44.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 46
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 98%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 26%
        • Special Education Training 55%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 13%
        • 5 - 9 years 10%
        • 10 years or above 77%
    • 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 All classes consist of students with different abilities.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning 1. Mid-term assessment and final assessment are held in each term. Progress test are proceeded continuously in the school year. 2. Through theme teaching, a self-study programme and various methods of assessment, students would be given feedback on their results. 3. Within General Studies, Visual Arts, Music and Physical education, a student portfolio is developed to record a student's progress.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 10
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 8:05 AM
      • School ends at 3:30 PM
      • Lunch time 12:15 - 13:10
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life Physical Fitness Award Scheme and the "Spinal Campus Campaign" to encourage students doing more exercise every day; Healthy eating promotion projects such as The School "Nutri-agent" Project and "Joyful Eating Fruit" organized by the Health Department and Organic Farming to promote healthy living in school.
      • Remarks Morning assembly, remedial classes, reading lessons, life education lessons and extra-curricular activities.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management Organisation The Incorporated Management Committee, School Executive Committee, School Development Board and Administration Groups.
      • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee Including Sponsoring Body Managers, School Principal, Teacher Manager, Independent Manager, Parent Manager and Alumni Manager.
      • School Green Policy Encouraging students to apply environmental protection in daily life through the Life Green Policy.
      • School's Major Concerns Conform to Catholicism. Build on the special characteristics of KTBWCS. Make use of technology. Enhance self-directed learning.
      • Learning & Teaching Strategies 1. An emphasis on Bi-literacy and Tri-lingualism and active development of the Space Town Programme, gifted education, drama education, service education and inquiry learning to develop the students' multi-intelligences and improve the students’ sense of accomplishment. 2. Flexible resources deployment catering to the specific needs of students and to the improvement of students' learning effectiveness, such as Cooperative Learning and E-learning. 3. Enrichment of students' learning experience through all-round learning activities such as STEM experience day, outdoor study, overseas exchange programme and positive education. 4. A review of the students' progress and to adjust the Teaching strategy appropriately, based on the progress assessment data.
      • Development of Key Tasks Develop a Religious studies course and a civic education course. Participate in both English & Chinese language reading programmes on the Internet. Conducted a special program for word recognition (P.1-P.2) and reading strategies (P.3-P.6). Through matic learning, students can learn through their own exploration. Through e-learning, can enhance the learning performance and encourage communication between users.
      • Development of Generic Skills This course covers the development of students' creativity, communication skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills and study skills. Provide students with an environment to make use of generic skills.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Establish a support group for the students with learning difficulties. Design remedial courses to suit the needs of students and to provide guidance for homework. Tailor the curriculum, homework and assessment. Provide services for the SEN students, e.g. study-group and social-skill training group. Provide school-based enrichment courses for the gifted students.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education Our school has an educational psychologist, special education needs coordinator, social workers and resources teachers to support the students with different learning needs. We provide remedial classes to support students with learning difficulties. We also employ a speech therapist to give support to students with language impairment. We provide teaching, homework and assessment adaptation to cater for learners' diversity.
        • Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: Our school provides additional support for non-Chinese speaking students to facilitate their learning of Chinese. We provide after school remedial classes for the Non-Chinese Speaking Students at school. We want to reinforce what they have learnt at school. At the same time, the online learning platform purchased by the school extend the learning at home and they can learn in their own pace.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation School-based designed worksheet, Curriculum Tailoring and Enrichment.
      • Home-School Co-operation Host parent and teacher symposia every semester. Report the condition of the students' status seasonally. Update parents with the latest school information, e.g. Monthly Communication News. Establish parent volunteers group to assist school activities.
      • School Ethos We foster an honest and modest culture. Our students are well-disciplined and keen on learning, Our teachers and students maintain a harmonious relationship. We are committed to teaching our students to live out the virtue of love, to manifest the virtue of justice, to respect life, to pursue truth, to love their families and to think positive.
      • School Development Plan Improve the students' communication skills with others and their sense of achievement. Improve the effectiveness of the students' learning and develop their own initiative to learn.
      • Teacher Professional Training & Development Arrange relevant professional trainings based on the needs of students and the school development.
      • Others 1. English Musical Performance Award for Outstanding Script, Award for Outstanding Performer, Award for Outstanding Stage Effect, Award for Outstanding Cooperation 2. Demonstration and sharing of mBot's line sensor and aerial programming in the presence of Ms. Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR and Dr. Choi Yuk Lin, Deputy Director of the Education Bureau during the activity "Sharing session on the supporting of STEM Education and Student Learning outcomes"
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