NG WAH CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL

Details
  • Secondary School Information
    • School Information
      • District Wong Tai Sin
      • Other District(s) Kwun Tong
      • Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee Rev. Renzo Milanese
      • Principal Mr. Lau Pak Ling (MA, MSc)
      • School Type Aided
      • Student Gender Boys
      • School Size About 4500 Sq. M
      • Sponsoring Body The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established Yes
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1965
      • School Motto IN CONSILIO SAPIENTIA
      • 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)($): $40
      • Students' Association Membership Fee($): $20
      • Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $250
      • Other Charges / Fees($): -
    • School Facilities
      • School Facilities: 32 standard sized air-conditioned classrooms. Special rooms such as Computer-Assisted Learning Centre, 2 computer rooms, 5 laboratories, Geography Room, Student Activity Centre. Hall, library and all classrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, e-whiteboard, computers and LCD projectors. Lift and toilet for the disabled are also provided.
      • Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: Ramp, Accessible lift and Accessible toilet.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: 60
      • Total number of teachers in the school: 61
      • Qualifications and Professional TrainingPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : 100%
        • Bachelor Degree: 45%
        • Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 55%
        • Special Education Training : 37%
      • Working ExperiencesPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • 0-4 years : 2%
        • 5-9 years : 5%
        • 10 years or above : 93%
    • 2019/2020 Class Structure
      • S1 4
      • S2 4
      • S3 4
      • S4 4
      • S5 4
      • S6 4
    • Subjects Offered
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Ethics and Religious Education, Chinese Language, Putonghua, Chemistry (S.3), Physics (S.3), Computer Literacy, Chinese History (S.1 and S.2), History (S.3), Geography, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Liberal Studies (S.3)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2, S.3 : Biology)
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Ethics & Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, History, Economics, Geography, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics Extended Part (Module 1)
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Ethics and Religious Education, Chinese Language, Putonghua, Chemistry (S.3), Physics (S.3), Computer Literacy, Chinese History, Geography, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Liberal Studies (S.3)
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2, S.3 : Biology)
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Ethics & Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, History, Economics, Geography, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics Extended Part (Module 1)
    • 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 ).EDB rank order 35%, Student overall performance 65% (academic results 35%, performance in co-curricular activities 10%, conduct 10%, interview performance 10%).
      • Orientation Activities and Healthy Life S.1 Adaptation Counselling Group, S.1 Orientation Day, S.1 Parents Orientation Meeting and Talk, S.1 Summer Bridging Course, S.1 Personal Growth induction programmes, S.1 I CAN personal growth camp, Life skill training etc. The Health Education Team promotes healthy life to students. Activities such as healthy living progammes, say no to drugs and healthy eating habit progammes are held in order to promote students' awareness of healthy life style. The school also set up an environmental kitchen to provide central portioning lunch service to all S.1 to S.2 students with a more healthy and balanced diet.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • (1)School's Major Concerns 1. To promote Catholic five core values through diversified learning experiences to enrich the qualities of NG WAH. 2. To promote diversified teaching strategies with e-learning so as to help students become active learners.
        • (2) School Management Organisation: Incorporated Management Committee comprises not only the supervisor and the principal but also teacher representative, parent representative, alumni and professionals from outside. Under the Incorporated Management Committee, the School Development and Executive Committee, the Finance and Administration Committee, 8 sub-committees are responsible for Teaching & Learning, student affairs and school administration.
        • (3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: Incorporated Management Committee is comprised of 15 members, namely, Rev. Milanese Renzo, Mr. Lau Pak Ling, Francis, Mr. Lai King Him, Eric, Mr. Chan Tze Leung, Nicholas, Mr. Yeung Kong Hing, Peter, Mr. Antonio G. Ernest, Mr.Shu King, Mr. Chan Ka Luen, Clement, parent representative, teacher representative and alumnus representative, one independent manager and three alternate managers.
        • (4) School Green Policy: Religious, Moral and Civic Education Committee is responsible for environmental activities in school, such as planting of trees and keeping the school campus green. Different activities such as waste paper collection are held every year to enhance students' awareness of protecting the environment. The school has installed solar panels on its roof to generate electricity for rebate. The project is aimed at promoting environmental education and reducing power consumption.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • (1) Whole-school Language Policy: Chinese is the MOI in junior forms. Starting from 2010-2011, according to our school-based MOI arrangements, some subjects in some junior form classes adopt English as the MOI, including Mathematics (S.1 to S.3), Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2) and Biology (S.3). In senior forms, bilingual teaching is used. To enhance students' English proficiency, different English activities such as sharing sessions with our NET teachers are held. Through morning assembly sharing, extensive reading scheme, English ambassadors, English corner, Holiday English speaking class, phonetic class, English enrichment lessons, students' English proficiency can be enhanced.
        • (2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: The school helps to develop students' generic skills, encourages them to be keen learners and nurtures their reading habits. Through collaborative lesson preparation, peer observation, open lesson observation, IT in teaching and project learning, teachers are able to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness.
        • (3) School-based Curriculum: 1. Electives: 2X. 2 elective subjects.2. Curriculum highlights: The school flexibly and appropriately plans the curriculum to lay a good foundation for students' life-long learning. Its breath and depth meet the needs of both the society and students.
        • (4) Development of Key Tasks: Reading to Learn: In addition to providing reading periods within Chinese and English curriculum and reading KLA articles in the timetable, students are invited to share their reading experience with fellow schoolmates at Morning Assemblies. Various programmes are organized throughout the year to promote a reading culture in school. Information Technology in Teaching: Teaching with the use of information technology is always a major concern in our school. Teachers are able to make use of multimedia presentation to help students understand complicated and abstract concepts. A computer presentation system is standard equipment in each classroom and special room. This, together with the resources provided by the Internet and intranet, would certainly facilitate interactive learning and discussion between teachers and students. Project Learning: A systematic, cross-curricular approach is adopted in the implementation of project learning in junior forms. Students are expected to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in the first two years in order to finish a group project by the end of S.3, under the supervision of teacher advisers. Moral and Civic Education: Based on Christian values, social issues are integrated into the curriculum. Various programmes and activities in parallel with the formal curriculum are scheduled throughout the year. By taking a more active role in the community, students can better contribute to their family, society and country.
        • (5) Career and Life Planning: Our school aims to provide career life planning to students in fostering students’ self-understanding, personal planning, goal setting, reflective thinking and articulation to progression pathways. Our school provides students with a systematic career life planning education, including aptitude tests, career planning courses, seminars, workshops, workplace visits, leadership training programmes, study tours, so that students can get well prepared from the senior secondary stage to further studies and employment.
      • Student Support
        • (1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: To cater for student diversity, class allocation and split-class teaching will be based on students' abilities. Through collaborative curriculum planning, teachers will adopt adequate, diversified teaching strategies such as e-learning, differentiated worksheets and group learning tasks. Enhancement and remedial learning programmes will be regularly organized for both junior and senior forms. Moreover, students are encouraged to join various co-curricular activities to develop personal interests and potential.
        • (2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: Our school strives to implement integrated education. Through whole-school approach and comprehensive services, we hope to enhance SEN students’ learning effectiveness and encourage them to engage in all-rounded school activities. Student support team includes Vice Principal, SEN co-ordinator, guidance teachers, School Social Worker, counsellors and School-based Education Psychologist. Student Support Team also works with teams in school to give continuous support to students in need. Our school well-utilizes Learning Support Grant to provide services and enrich human resources to give appropriate services to students. Training to students include Speech, Occupation, attention, writing and social skills. Our school also provides accommodation to homework, lesson and examination and trains peer Counsellors to help school to promote integrated education and school caring culture. Besides, our school also treasures school-parents co-operation. Programmes such as banquet gatherings, careers planning parents’ meetings are regularly held to help strengthen our connections with parents on the one hand, and help reinforce parents’ network on the other.
        • (4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: Apart from traditional written assessment, continuous assessment which includes performance in class, Q & A, homework, short quiz, observation and project learning are also used to evaluate students' learning effectiveness.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • (1) Home-School Co-operation: PTA actively participates in many activities in school, including parent volunteers, Teacher Appreciation Day, Parents'Day and school functions. Also, PTA holds regular meetings to discuss issues related to school. A PTA website is also set up for parents' information.
        • (2) School Ethos: We have implemented the whole school approach in school-based counseling and discipline work by strengthening the collaboration among class teachers, discipline board and counseling team. The double class-teachers scheme and the class teacher's period are provided to give proper care to each student. The Student Award Scheme, the class-based Smart Team Award Scheme and S1 Ng Wah Star Award Scheme are to affirm and encourage students' participation in extra-curricular activities to help students develop good character.
      • Future Development
        • (1) School Development Plan: 1. To promote Catholic five core values through diversified learning experiences to enrich the qualities of NG WAH. 2. To promote diversified teaching strategies with e-learning so as to help students become active learners.
        • (2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: Apart from staff development days, seminars and visits are arranged throughout the year. The average CPD hours per teacher exceed 40 hours.
      • Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. Besides Student Union, there are more than 30 clubs and societies. All S.1 students must at least attend one sustainable training activity to nurture perseverance. Life-wide learning period is scheduled to be held every Wednesday. All students are engaged in different personal growth activities and programmes including clubs' interest classes. Furthermore, "Student Award Scheme" is set up to encourage and recognise students' positive development in co-curricular activities and moral imperatives.
      • Others The OBA and PTA set up different scholarships to commend students with outstanding performance in various areas.
      • Direct public transportation to School Bus: 3B, 5, 5C, 9, 11, E23, 203E, 106, 111, 116; Minibus: 70.
      • Remarks Collaborative and split-class teaching will be implemented in core subjects of some forms, to increase the teacher-student ratio, so that more support will be given to students.
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