PO LEUNG KUK CELINE HO YAM TONG 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 Mr. Cheng Kam Chung
      • Principal Ms Lam Siu Kuen
      • School Type Aided
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • School Size About 7000 Sq. M
      • Sponsoring Body Po Leung Kuk
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established Yes
      • Religion Not Applicable
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 2001
      • School Motto Love, Respect, Diligence, Honesty
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Student Union / Association Yes
      • Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association No
    • School Charges
      • S1 -
      • S2 -
      • S3 -
      • S4 -
      • S5 -
      • S6 -
      • Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $30
      • Students' Association Membership Fee($): $10
      • Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $190
      • Other Charges / Fees($): -
    • School Facilities
      • School Facilities: The College is the first secondary school located at the School Village, with an area of over 7,000 square meter. The campus is of millennium design. Apart from classrooms, laboratories and computer rooms, there are also Speech Chamber, I-Lab, Po Tong Exhibition Hall, an air-conditioned canteen, a mini-football court, track field, etc.
      • Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet, tactile guide path and accessible public information / service counter.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: 64
      • 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 : 59%
        • Special Education Training : 9%
      • Working ExperiencesPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • 0-4 years : 17%
        • 5-9 years : 25%
        • 10 years or above : 58%
    • 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, Chinese History, Putonghua
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Science, Integrated Humanities, Computer Literacy, Economics and Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Home Economics
        • 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 : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Extended part of Mathematics (M2), Liberal Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geography, Visual Arts, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
        • 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, Putonghua
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Science, Integrated Humanities, Computer Literacy, Economics and Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Home Economics
        • 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 : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Extended part of Mathematics (M2), Liberal Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Geography, Visual Arts, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies
        • 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 ).Interview (Conducted in Chin & Eng) 30%; Academic Performance (2 subjects among Chinese, English and Mathematics should attain Merit or above) 30%; Conduct (Merit or above) 20%; Extra-curricular Activities 20%.
      • Orientation Activities and Healthy Life 1. Summer Bridging Courses 2. Orientation Seminar for Parents 3. Orientation counseling activities To help students develop the right values, Civic and Moral Education Committee, together with Guidance Committee, Discipline Committee, Information Technology Committee, Student Affairs Committee and Extra-curricular Activities Committee, launched various activities related to healthy lifestyle, drug education, sex education, the ability to handle adversity, emotional quotient enhancement, peer support and online moral education.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • (1)School's Major Concerns
        • (2) School Management Organisation: The College adopts School-based Management. The Incorporated Management Committee members, PTA and different executive committees join hands in the management.
        • (3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: IMC has been established since 2007.
        • (4) School Green Policy: A committee and an environmental manager would be responsible for facilitating the policies and activities.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • (1) Whole-school Language Policy: The College has always attached paramount importance to students’ English proficiency and 37 English policies including writing workshops, folk songs singing, English ambassadors, English learning portfolio and online learning program have been launched. Extra 30 Chinese and English speaking classes are arranged from Form One to Form Six. The teacher-student ratio is reduced to 1:18 and the ratio of some classes is even reduced to 1:15. Under this scheme, students were provided with ample opportunities to practise their oral skills while teachers could cater for students’ individual needs.
        • (2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: Summary of the eighth HKDSE results, all subjects (including Liberal Studies) were taken in English apart from Chinese Language & Culture, Chinese History and Chinese Literature. The percentages of students obtaining level 2 to 5**and level 4 to 5** in all subjects were 99% and 57% on average. The percentages of students obtaining level 4 to 5** in Mathematics, Biology and Physics were 75% on average. In the past three years, averagely 120 graduates from our school enrolled in undergraduate studies offered by local universities. This number is four times higher than the average number of graduates enrolling in undergraduate studies in Hong Kong secondary schools. Our students’ admission to departments includes Medicine, Law, Insurance and Financial and Actuarial Analysis, Risk Management Science, Professional Accountancy, Chinese Medicine, Physiotherapy, Economics and Finance, Business Administration, Social Work, Engineering, Education, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, etc. Apart from the remarkable success in the HKDSE, quite a number of students gained significant achievements in both academic competitions and sports events at district levels in previous five years, 550 prizes which mainly were the champions, first runners-up, second runners-up and merit awards.
        • (3) School-based Curriculum: 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. To help students better understand the New Senior Secondary curriculum of each subject, a series of briefing sessions and a parents’ gathering will be held prior to class streaming. Students are advised to select the most suitable class according to their ability and interest.2. Curriculum highlights: The College has always attached great importance to the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning. Millions of dollars have been deployed to hire additional seventeen teachers and teaching assistants to perfect teaching and learning. Moreover, native English teachers from different countries, tutors from a particular discipline and teaching assistants are employed every year to expose students to different learning experiences and stimulate their learning interest. In line with the practice of Multiple Intelligences, different kinds of IT equipment are utilized in students’ learning.
        • (4) Development of Key Tasks: In 1819, the College allotted approximately $142,048.39 to purchase books and journals, and conduct a series of reading schemes including ‘Pleasant’ Reading Scheme, School Book Fairs, Book Recommendation, Students’ Book Purchase Scheme and A Ranking of Students Reading Most to promote reading and help students nurture a good reading habit. This year, extensive reading scheme was launched together with intensive reading scheme to strengthen students’ reading ability. After the successful implementation of Intensive Reading Scheme, the College implemented Extensive Reading Scheme, which improves students’ comprehension ability. Moreover, to encourage students to read newspapers from different regions, an online newspapers search engine service is purchased from the newspaper service provider.
        • (5) Career and Life Planning: Our school will provide life planning education and career guidance service for junior and senior form students respectively. A variety of talks, seminars, visits, mock work placement, interviews and personality tests regarding life and career planning would be implemented with a view to help students examine their interests and abilities, recognize their strengths, arouse their curiosity towards learning and working, enhance their capacity in planning and decision making. Through diversified learning experiences and career exploring, students can be familiar with various job sectors and paths of further studies, and to make wise choices in career path or academic aspirations.
      • Student Support
        • (1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: Graded worksheets are designed closely in line with the characteristics in different subjects, enabling students of different abilities to learn at their own pace. To further address students’ different needs, students’ learning performance reports and class-based enrichment and basic courses are conducted regularly. Both formative and summative assessments are adopted to evaluate students’ learning progress. Students who cannot reach the promotion requirements or whose average marks do not attain the promotion mark are required to join the Promotion on Trial Scheme and Consolidation Scheme, in which they should attend extra lessons, finish supplementary exercises and take assessments every week. A series of enhancement, remedial and enrichment courses which focus on Chinese, English and Mathematics subjects are held for students from Form One. In order to intensively enhance the effectiveness of the courses, a Mentoring Scheme is implemented in Form Two and Form Three. Experienced tutors are hired to conduct the After-school Academic Courses, with the aim of the provision of assistance for students who encounter learning problems in specific topics in Chinese, English, Mathematics and Science. Apart from consulting subject teachers, the enrollment in After-school Academic Courses greatly assists students to eliminate their academic confusions. More importantly, with the assessments conducted to evaluate students’ learning process, students’ foundation can be highly strengthened. As for F.6 students, item analysis is conducted for subject teachers to have a better understanding of students’ performances in different units and topics.
        • (2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: In line with the development of Integrated Education, school-based approach has been adopted to cater for the needs of different students. Various services are provided to support students in enhancing their learning efficiency and communication skills. Various resources have been adopted including Learning Support Grant and school-based Educational Psychologist services. There are examination accommodation arrangements at school and applications are made in public examinations for students.
        • (3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: With the aim of providing support services for non-Chinese speaking students in their Chinese learning, after-school remedial courses featuring different skills, Chinese induction programmes and after-school study groups are conducted.
        • (4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: On top of the general examinations, internal assessments in Chinese, English and Mathematics are carried out at the beginning and end of each school year. According to the analysis of the results last year, the results of students on average have a double-digit increase. In HKDSE, to cover the syllabus the earliest possible and enhance their exam skills, students in F.6 were required to attend extra classes conducted by subject teachers after school and during holidays. Subject teachers are to take turns to conduct lessons for the students. Moreover, teaching assistants were hired to conduct enhancement and basic classes for students in some subjects, which helped them train their high order thinking and consolidate their knowledge.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • (1) Home-School Co-operation: Tonglads, Writing Collections, Inside the College and Outside the Classroom, School Circulars and the highlights of all Fortnight activities are published and distributed to parents. Two parent gatherings are arranged and two phone calls made every year for better communication between parents and teachers.
        • (2) School Ethos: To enhance students’ ethics, build up their positive values and develop positive attitudes towards cyber world, Discipline Committee, Guidance Committee, Student Affairs Committee and Civic and Moral Education Committee organized various educational programmes with different themes included, such as positive education, life education, cyber-bullying, online defamation, illegal uploading and downloading of pictures or information, online thefts and hacking activities etc. Various activities were held, such as news discussion, video clip broadcast, slogan design competition, online monitoring campaign, talks or workshops so as to let students understand the importance of positive thinking and criminal responsibility of committing cyber crimes.
      • Future Development
        • (1) School Development Plan: 1. Refinement of self assessment and strategies. 2. Enhancement of teaching and learning through the use of electronic devices.
        • (2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: To balance teachers' professionalism and school development with the aid of various professional training programs.
      • Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. To enhance professionalism and widen students’ exposure, the majority of the club activities are outsourced so that students can acquire more professional knowledge. To provide more opportunities for students to acquire knowledge outside the curriculum, the club and society activities have been launched on a half year basis. Students are given the chance to join one club in each term. The type of extra-curricular activities is diversified. The academic ones included Mathematics Olympiad, Physics Olympic, Contract Bridge, Marine Ecology, Biotechnology and so on. The artistic ones included Photography club, Ceramic Art club, Origami club, Model-making club, Leather Accessories club, Hand Bell, Orchestra, Chinese Orchestra, Choir, A cappella, Caricature Club and so on. In the sports aspect, there were Soccer Team, Basketball Team, Volleyball Team, Swimming Team, Athletics Team, Badminton Team, Table Tennis Team, Bicycle Team, Fitness Club and so on. Interest groups included Western Dessert Club, Thai Dessert Club, Magic Club, Aerial Videography Club, Vitual Reality and Augmented Reality Club, Digital Film Production Club, M Bot Programming Club and so on. Different uniform groups were also provided.
      • Others -
      • Direct public transportation to School Bus: 2F, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3M, 5C, 203E, 116; Mini-Bus: 19M, 33M.
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