SIR ELLIS KADOORIE (SOOKUNPO) PRIMARY SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Mr. Woo Chun Sing
      • School Head Ms. Chui Sau Man Camilla
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Not Applicable
      • School Type Gov'tWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body Government
      • Religion Not Applicable
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1891
      • School Motto SEIZE THE DAY
      • School Size About 6200 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon)
      • Medium of Instruction English
      • School Bus Service School Bus
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Old Students' Association/ School Alumni Association Yes
    • 2019/2020 Annual School Charges
      • School Fee -
      • Tong Fai
      • PTA Fee 50
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items $300 for School Based Management Fee for the replacement of air conditioners and renewal of Classroom I.T. hardware
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 23
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 2
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms Music Room, Percussion Room, Visual Arts Room, 2 English Resource Rooms, 2 Computer Rooms, Chinese Room, Campus TV Room, Student Activity Centre and PTA Centre.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Ramp, Accessible lift and Accessible toilet.
      • Others -
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 35.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 38
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 100%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 27%
        • Special Education Training 36%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 18%
        • 5 - 9 years 13%
        • 10 years or above 69%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 4
        • P2 Number of classes 4
        • P3 Number of classes 3
        • P4 Number of classes 3
        • P5 Number of classes 3
        • P6 Number of classes 3
        • Total 20
      • 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 3
        • P5 Number of classes 3
        • P6 Number of classes 3
        • Total 21
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 0
      • Number of exam(s) per year 2
      • Streaming arrangement P.1-P.4 are mixed ability classes. For P.5 and P.6, streaming is implemented according to pupils' overall scores in examinations.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Different modes of assessment is implemented in the core subjects. Quizzes are held regularly. Peer checking after writing is integrated in the learning process of Chinese and English. Cross-subject project learning is conducted. All students are leveled according to their English reading abilities as a preparation for writing activities.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 10
      • Duration of each normal period 30
      • School starts at 8:25 AM
      • School ends at 3:00 PM
      • Lunch time 12:30 - 13:20
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier, Prepared by parents and Students bring their own lunch.
      • Healthy school life Under the theme of 'Healthy School', programmes are designed to cultivate pupils' positive values and encourage pupils to have healthy habits. Students are encouraged to join 'Joyful Fruit Month' to develop healthy eating habit. Morning exercise is held every Thursday and Friday morning for all students. They are encouraged to develop a habit in doing exercise regularly through 'Sports Diary'.
      • Remarks The school assigns the last lesson as Homework Period in order to help pupils finish their homework under teacher's guidance. Self-learning corner is set up in each class where students are able to access to English and Chinese reading materials such as magazines and fictions, and do the self-learning tasks. To encourage reading, best readers who read most and share their views will be awarded.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management Organisation The school implements school-based management. It is headed by the School Management Committee.
      • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee The School Management Committee is chaired by the DS of the Education Bureau and composed of eight members including the School Headmistress, two teacher representatives, two parent representatives, two alumni representatives and one independent member. The Committee ensures that the school is managing well in all aspects.
      • School Green Policy Environment protection is taught through morning assembly and theme-based talks. Environmental Protection Ambassadors assist teachers in conducting school-based environmental protection activities.
      • School's Major Concerns 1. To enhance teaching and learning effectiveness through self-directed learning; 2. To cultivate students' positive values; 3. To enhance parents' involvement in parent education.
      • Learning & Teaching Strategies School-based curriculum is arranged for core subjects according to students' need and ability. E-learning is adopted to enhance learning and teaching efficiency. Web-based self access learning resources are developed for different subjects. Homework policy and Assessment policy were adopted. NET has co-teaching with English teachers in P.1-P.3. Chinese and English student ambassadors were trained up to help with language activities such as English and Chinese Reading Recovery Programmes, Chinese Day and Putonghua Day. Class periods are arranged before/after the lessons to cater for pupils' whole person development. Post-lesson Homework Tuition classes and pre/post lesson activities groups are arranged. Students are encouraged to take part in intra-school activities and inter-school competitions. Through visits and social service, students learn how to serve the people in need.
      • Development of Key Tasks School nurtures pupils to be independent learners through fostering their generic and e-learning skills. Moral and Civic Education is promoted through talks of different themes, school-based materials and visits to nurture positive values and attitudes. Various reading schemes and programmes are implemented to enhance pupils' reading abilities and to arouse their interest in reading.
      • Development of Generic Skills Pupils acquire different generic skills such as Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Application of IT Skills through participating in cross-curricular project learning. Pupils learn how to collect and handle data and apply generic skills.
      • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Graded worksheets of Chinese, English, Maths and General Studies are developed to cater for students' learning diversity. Assessment adaptation is implemented in English and Chinese Dictation. After-school English and Maths tuition are arranged aiming at helping pupils to improve their academic performance. Chinese tuition programmes are provided to help NCS pupils to learn Chinese. NAC programmes are arranged for the newly-arrived children during Saturdays to learn English and Chinese. Summer bridging programmes are arranged for P.1-P.4 pupils to enable them to adapt in learning Chinese.
      • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education A whole school approach is adopted to support pupils with special educational needs. To make full use of Learning Support Grant and Enhanced Speech Therapy Grant, school employs specialists in speech therapy and social skills training to provide support services to students in need. Teaching assistants and a part-time teacher are employed to provide extra support for SEN students in core subjects. Education psychologist of EDB visits schools regularly to provide expertise to teachers, students and parents concerned.
      • Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: providing after-school support programmes in learning 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. A series of classes on learning Chinese called 'Learn with Fun' are arranged on Saturdays for non-Chinese speaking students. Classes for parents are also included. The content of the lessons are mainly for learning Chinese in daily use. A visit to the local neighbourhood will be arranged for students and parents to apply what they have learnt.
      • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation According to‘Chinese Language Curriculum Second Language Learning Framework', teachers tailor-make Chinese teaching and learning materials to suit students' needs and abilities. Primary Literacy Reading and Writing Programme is implemented in P.1-P.3 classes to enhance pupils' competency in English. Upper primary students have school-based writing curriculum. The Chinese team has joined 'University-School Support Programme' offered by the University of Hong Kong aiming at enriching the P.1 Chinese curriculum. The English team has joined the School-based support service offered by EDB to enrich the P.4 English writing curriculum. In September, P.1 Transition Programme is arranged for P.1 students to have a smooth transition from kindergarten to primary. Gifted children are encouraged to join courses or inter-school competitions.
      • Home-School Co-operation All parents are members of the Parent-teacher Association. Each year the committee organises the Annual General Meeting, interest classes, workshops, talks and Day Tour for all members. Different programmes and workshops are provided for parents to enhance their parenting skills and build up network among parents. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in serving the school. Serving parents offer help to P.1 pupils during lunch time every day. They conduct English and Chinese story-telling activities and provide translation service to parents in need once a week.
      • School Ethos A school-based whole school approach award scheme called "Be a Good Kadoorian" is implemented to maintain a harmonious school culture and reinforce pupils' good behavior, especially on gratitude to peers, parents and teachers and those who serve for the community.
      • School Development Plan A three-year development plan (2018-2021) is implemented with special focus on: 1. To enhance teaching and learning effectiveness through self-directed learning; 2. To cultivate students' positive values; 3. To enhance parents' involvement in parent education.
      • Teacher Professional Training & Development Teachers join seminars and workshops to enhance professional development, and to meet the need for school development. Through regular collaborative lesson planning, lesson observation and professional sharing, the culture of sharing is formed.
      • Others Our school provides ample chances for students to join in inter-school competitions, namely Hong Kong School Speech and Music Festival, Hong Kong School Drama Festival, Maths and STEM competitions, sports competitions, inter-school competitions on English and Visual Arts. Outstanding students are nominated in scholarship including Harmony Scholarship, Woo Hay Tong Scholarship, Wan Chai District Outstanding Students Award in the area of academic performance and active participation in service.

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