NORTH POINT METHODIST PRIMARY SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Mr. Tsang Lap Ki Richard
      • School Head Ms. Wong Lui Sze
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body The Methodist Church, Hong Kong
      • Religion Protestantism / Christianity
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1959
      • School Motto Resist temptation, the benevolent will have no worries, the brave will not succumb to fear
      • School Size About 4000 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese
      • 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 $100
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items School-based Management Fees $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 Music room, Art room, IT room, CAL room, STEM room, small group classrooms, Medical room, English Kingdom, General Studies Room, Campus TV, Chapel, Counselling Room.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet, Braille and tactile floor plan, Tactile guide path, Accessible public information / service counter and Visual fire alarm system.
      • Others Conference room, Staff room,NPMPS Garden, Alumni Room, PTA Room, Life Education Room, Covered playground, NPMPS Plaza, Reading Corner.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 48.0
      • 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 45%
        • Special Education Training 40%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 18%
        • 5 - 9 years 22%
        • 10 years or above 60%
    • 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 0
      • Number of exam(s) per year 2
      • Streaming arrangement Cater for individual learning differences (P.4-P.6).
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning A wide range of assessment strategies are implemented including daily observations, discussions, homework, project learning and written tests. There is a strong emphasis on student progress with a summative assessment each term.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 7
      • Duration of each normal period 35
      • School starts at 7:50 AM
      • School ends at 2:55 PM
      • Lunch time 12:15 - 13:05
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life The school encourages students to establish balanced, healthy living habits. Through the Sport Act Award Scheme, exercise sessions and Sports Day, students cultivate the habit of doing exercise. Joyful Fruit Day and Bright Smiles Campus Programme 2018-2019 promotes balanced, healthy eating habits and teeth-brushing habits.
      • Remarks NPMPS students can enjoy more diverse learning experiences in daily afternoon sessions. These programmes aim at fostering students' positive values and attitudes through four key areas promoting Arts, Science and Technology, moral and civic education, and students' physical and aesthetic development.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • School Management Organisation 1. The school administrative body is made up of members from the school and the school principal to promote effective development of the school. 2. School Based Management has been implemented. Several functional groups have been set in order to superintend and aid school development. 3. Establish a culture of self-evaluation and self-improvement in order to further enhance the school development, organization and management.
        • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The School Board of Directors is representative of society. It is comprised of professionals from different sectors, the school principal, teachers, parents and former students.
        • School Green Policy To encourage students to become actively responsible for protecting natural resources through STEAM-related learning opportunities and life-wide learning experiences. To promote green practices in school, students are nominated to serve as Environmental Protection Ambassadors and Aquaponics system team members.
        • School's Major Concerns 1. To strengthen students' ability to achieve self-directed learning and enhance their higher-order thinking skills. This will be accomplished through ongoing renewal of the school curriculum and explicit teaching of effective learning strategies. 2. To nurture students' diversified talents and to help them become healthy individuals through optimizing life education. (Promote the cultivation of positive values and attitudes such as perseverance, optimistic, responsibility, commitment, appreciative and care for others).
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • Learning & Teaching Strategies Emphasis on paradigm shift, develop students' generic skills through school based curriculum & cross-subject learning.
        • Development of Key Tasks 1. The school places a strong emphasis on effective teaching and learning strategies in curriculum development and design. The curriculum itself is flexible and diversified, with interactive activities that cater for individual abilities. Annual competitions and field trips are implemented to promote theme-based learning to nurture self-study, critical thinking, analytical, and cooperative skills. 2. The school effectively promotes moral and national education goals through daily assemblies and life education activity programmes. 3. Using a variety of approaches, the school promotes a reading culture that strives to enhance the students' reading and writing abilities, as well as creativity. 4. Organize new teaching and learning activities such as coding and 3D printing to develop our students' capability in using IT.
        • Development of Generic Skills Students can develop their generic skills through assistance in project learning, cross-subject curriculum activities and the use of information technology.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Different teaching methods are deployed to cater for student diversity. These methods include collaborative teaching, small-group teaching and multi-level instruction, among others. To meet the educational needs of gifted students, we explore students' thinking and creativity abilities and social skills through school-based gifted development programmes.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education A differentiated curriculum has been implemented to cater for student diversity. This includes some comprehensive school-based programmes and services such as student guidance services, enhancement programmes, after-school learning and support programmes, speech therapy services, Understanding the Adolescent Project, etc.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation During the Co-planning lessons, teachers are encouraged to develop appropriate teaching plans or strategies and therefore design learning, teaching and assessment activities to suit students' needs.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation We have a strong alliance between the parents and the school with more than 200 families as members of the PTA. Therefore more than 150 enthusiastic parents who have given selflessly to the PTA which has held many events during the year. Several examples include Story Telling Team, Reading Mummy and Daddy, the Peer Reading Programme, etc.
        • School Ethos Students are honest, polite and well-behaved. Teachers also establish a close rapport with the students. The school actively promotes many guidance schemes and various extra-curricular activities in partnership with the guidance department and parents. By implementing various reward systems and positive reinforcement strategies, the school will nurture students to exhibit excellent conduct.
      • School Development Plan NPMPS students can enjoy diverse learning experiences in whole-day schooling. These include programmes for promoting reading to learn, namely Amazing Reading Journey, moral and civic education, namely Leadership and Ambassador Training for KS2 and self-regulated learning courses for KS1. Other experiences include the use of information technology such as STEAM and Gifted Kids Group for interactive learning, cross-curricular learning and other programmes to develop students' multiple-intelligences, enhance students' whole-person development and lifelong learning capabilities.
      • Teacher Professional Training & Development To enrich teachers' professional experience, our school organized an array of learning/professional development activities, namely Professional Development Days. Every teacher participated in over 50 hours of Continuing Professional Developments (CPD) courses or workshops. Weekly co-planning lessons are scheduled to establish mutual support within every subject panel.
      • Others Our school became a whole-day school in 2018. You may browse our school website for any updates.

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