S.K.H. TIN WAN CHI NAM PRIMARY SCHOOL

Details
  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Mrs. Yeung Law Koon Chui
      • School Head Ms. Kwok Mui Han
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body Anglican (Hong Kong) Primary Schools Council Limited
      • Religion Protestantism / Christianity
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1957
      • School Motto Not to be served but to serve
      • School Size About 5300 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 $30
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items -
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 30
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 3
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms Music Room, Visual Arts Room, General Studies Room, Remedial Teaching Room, Computer Room, Play Therapy Room, Place of Worship, English & Mathematics Learning Centres, Campus TV Studio, Student Activity Centre, PTA Resource Centre.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet, Tactile guide path, Accessible public information / service counter and Visual fire alarm system.
      • Others All classrooms and special rooms are equipped with visualisers, projectors and computers (with access to Internet). Special rooms have Wi-Fi access.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 57.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 61
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 61%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 39%
        • Special Education Training 30%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 25%
        • 5 - 9 years 10%
        • 10 years or above 65%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 5
        • P2 Number of classes 5
        • P3 Number of classes 5
        • P4 Number of classes 5
        • P5 Number of classes 5
        • P6 Number of classes 5
        • Total 30
      • 2019/20 School Year (Based on the approval of EDB in 2019)
        • P1 Number of classes 5
        • P2 Number of classes 5
        • P3 Number of classes 5
        • P4 Number of classes 5
        • P5 Number of classes 5
        • P6 Number of classes 5
        • Total 30
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 0
      • Number of exam(s) per year 3
      • Streaming arrangement Two PMI classes (Putonghua as the medium of instruction in Chinese and class teacher lessons) in P.1-P.3. P.4-P.6 students are streamed according to their academic achievement and proficiency in Chinese, English and Mathematics. Streaming in seven smaller groups in P.5-P.6 English classes.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Formative & Summative Assessment; Self/Peer/Parent Assessment and Portfolio Assessment in individual subjects, Curriculum integration implemented at different year levels. Science Quest in General Studies. Diversified assessment is used to evaluate the effectiveness in lifewide learning activities, field trips, study tours, etc.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 8
      • Duration of each normal period 40
      • School starts at 7:50 AM
      • School ends at 3:10 PM
      • Lunch time 12:05 - 12:55
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life 1. Annual Sports Meets for students at all levels. Inter-class sports & basketball competitions and physical fitness tests help developing students' habits of exercising regularly. 2. "Fruit week". 3. "One Person, One Flower Scheme". 4. Sports Programme (for parents and students) organised by CUHK, HKUST & Hong Kong Jockey Club.
      • Remarks To broaden students' horizons, students take part in inter-school competitions and activities. Their performance is recognised with awards in Inter-school competitions: ball games, Track & Field, swimming, Speech Festival, Music Festival, choir, a capella, handbells, handchimes, Math Olympiad, Science Quests, Junior Scientists, Bridge-making, Ice-lolly sticks car-making, robotics, lion dance and scouting skills etc.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • School Management Organisation Whole-school approach is adopted to involve the entire teaching team in the management of the school. In accordance with the feedback and findings from the evaluation of the annual plans and projects implemented by the team, School Policy Improvement Committee and Executive Committee set the policies and directions for the school development.
        • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee Incorporated Management Committee consists of 15 members, including Supervisor, Sponsoring Body Manager, Principal (ex-officio manager), Teacher Manager, Parent Manager, Alumni Manager, Independent Manager, Alternate Sponsoring Body.
        • School Green Policy Implementing 4Rs in the campus to reduce unnecessary purchases. Policies and procedures are formulated and followed in order to preserve the environment, improving air quality, reducing noise level, conserving energy and resources, namely, the introduction of the solar-panels and bike-powered electricity generator.
        • School's Major Concerns 1. Deepening & Sustaining school-based self-directed learning. 2. Developing a Positive Campus: Nourishing Positive Culture and Caring Relationship with families and friends. (Motto of the Year: Let's Shine with Positive Minds)
      • Learning & Teaching Strategies 1. Cooperative learning boosts students' motivation in learning and caters for learners diversity. 2. Ability grouping in language studies provides ample resources for differentiated learning. 3. Putonghua as the medium of instruction in selected KS1 Chinese classes provides students an option to polish the language. 4. Conducive language rich environment to facilitate language learning via Specialised Teaching, Trilingual Announcements & Campus TV programmes that report updates of school events, current affairs, moral, civic & national education, and alike. 5. E-learning platforms, such as bilingual online reading websites, allow learning happens beyond school hours, thus establishing students' good study skills & habits. 6. Students' learning experience is enriched via life-wide learning, including outbound tours and visits to places of interest in HK. 7. Students take part in competitions and social services for challenges, recognition and connection to the society.
      • Development of Key Tasks Reading to learn: Thematic Reading-across-curriculum project - "Green TCNion", Parent-children Reading Scheme, Central Library Reading Awards, Chinese & English Extensive Reading Scheme, Sustained Silent Reading Session/Morning Reading Scheme, Reading Club. Information Technology for interactive learning: E-learning, STEM and Coding Education. Project Learning: Thematic Cross-curricular Project and Science Quest. Moral and Civic Education: Fostering IT Literacy in the curriculum, Weekly assemblies with ethic themes and moral and civic education classes, integrating important values and attitudes into lessons.
      • Development of Generic Skills Subject-based learning activities, thematic cross-curricular projects, extra-curricular activities, training for different school teams and streaming help nurture students' higher-order thinking skills, computational thinking and generic skills (Communication Skills, Mathematics Skills, IT Skills, Critical Thinking Skills, Creativity, Problem Solving Skills, Self-management Skills, Self-learning Skills and Collaboration Skills)
      • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Implementing Gifted Education (GE) at class level, arranging students to enroll in EDB GE online courses, organising Pull-out Enrichment Programmes and Remedial Classes (English and Mathematics), Ability grouping in language studies in P.5 and P.6 provides ample resources for differentiated instructions. Intensive Remedial Teaching Programme (IRTP) and Early Intervention Programmes for enhancing the learning effectiveness of KS1 underachievers; regular co-planning sessions are in place for developing strategies and revising learning & teaching materials to cater for learning diversity.
      • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education Our school aims at building a harmonious learning community that caters for students with different learning needs. Apart from addressing individual students' needs, the school provides teachers with relevant in-service training. The school's IE policy provides a holistic support framework that includes parents' education, curriculum / teaching adaptation and assessment accommodation.
      • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation School-based Chinese, English and Mathematics programmes, Graded worksheets, Cooperative Learning, Peer support learning group, Homework adjustment, '100+' dictation scheme, Extended examination time, etc.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation 1. PTA holds several functions with school collaboratively, namely, annual picnic, graduation dinner, interest classes for parents, Parents' Corner, parents-children activities/workshops. 2. In view of school's & students' needs, parent helpers take part in organising activities, such as "Little Life Jockeys" (Personal Growth Programme), "Banquets for the Rich and Poor"; Reading activities (such as Reading Month, Reading Parents). Kindergarten-Primary Bridging Course, and other subject-based activities.
        • School Ethos Implementing Integrated Discipline-Guidance Policy, fostering Positive Education and caring culture; Building close and harmonious teacher-student and student-student relationship, cultivating class / house spirit and sense of belonging to the school with inter-class activities and competitions. School Counselling Team, PTA and parent volunteers organize seminars, workshops, outings, gatherings & Teachers' Day for building harmonious home-school relationship and facilitating good collaboration between parents and teachers.
      • Future Development
        • School Development Plan 1. E-learning (Coding & IT Literacy) 2. Service Learning 3. STEM 4. Thematic Cross-curricular Project 5. School-based Gifted Programme 6. Putonghua as a Medium of Instruction (PMI) 7. Chinese Classics (Poetry) 8. School-based Chinese and English Curricula (Integration of Reading & Text-type writing) 9. School-based Mathematics Problem-solving Programme 10. Cooperative Learning 11. Encouraging students to take part in competitions so as to help them gain motivation, recognition and confidence in learning. 12. Establishing a Trilingual Campus to provide students with a language-rich learning environment. 13. Enhancing students' learning motivation to deepen and sustain their self-directed learning habits and polish their presentation skills, so as to facilitate their life-long learning.
        • Teacher Professional Training & Development 1. Organising professional development seminars / workshops which cater to school's needs: Foci of the year: E-learning, STEM, Coding, IT literacy, Drone, Self-directed Learning, Whole School Gifted Education, Cooperative Learning, Brain-based learning, Positive Psychology. 2. Facilitating professional development via regular co-planning and lesson observations.
        • Others We prepare our students for the smooth transition to secondary education with their solid foundation in Chinese, English and Mathematics. We help our students explore and achieve their potentials with a wide variety of ECAs.

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