ST. ANTHONY'S SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Father Leong Pedro
      • School Head Mr. Ma Kar Kin
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • Sponsoring Body Society of St. Francis De Sales
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1963
      • School Motto Sincerity, faith, compassion and love
      • School Size About 4500 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School -
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese(incl.: Putonghua) and 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
      • Other Charges -
    • School Facilities
      • Number of Classroom(s) 18
      • Number of School Hall(s) 1
      • Number of Playground(s) 2
      • Number of Library(ies) 1
      • Special Rooms 6 rooms (staff room, computer room, music room, counselling room, remedial teaching room, English multi-purpose room.)
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs -
      • Others -
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 37.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 40
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 100%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 51%
        • Special Education Training 47%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 22%
        • 5 - 9 years 24%
        • 10 years or above 54%
    • Class Structure
      • 2018/19 School Year
        • P1 Number of classes 3
        • P2 Number of classes 3
        • P3 Number of classes 3
        • P4 Number of classes 3
        • P5 Number of classes 3
        • P6 Number of classes 3
        • Total 18
      • 2019/20 School Year (Based on the approval of EDB in 2019)
        • P1 Number of classes 3
        • P2 Number of classes 3
        • P3 Number of classes 3
        • P4 Number of classes 3
        • P5 Number of classes 3
        • P6 Number of classes 3
        • Total 18
    • Performance Assessment
      • Number of test(s) per year 0
      • Number of exam(s) per year 3
      • Streaming arrangement 1. Students are streamed according to their academic results, to serve the purpose of teaching students in accordance with their aptitude. 2. Teachers adapt the learning content so as to cater for individual learning differences.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning 1. There are three formal written exams for the whole academic year. 2. Different kinds of formative assessment and project learning are used to assess students' subject knowledge, attitudes and skills. 3. Through life-wide learning, students' performance in applying their subject knowledge is evaluated.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 8
      • Duration of each normal period 40
      • School starts at 7:45 AM
      • School ends at 3:00 PM
      • Lunch time 12:40 - 13:30
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life In order to promote a healthy life, our lunch catering provider is requested to provide fruit and more vegetables along with the meals. A Physical Fitness Award Scheme is implemented in the P.E. subject to strengthen the physical fitness training of our students. A sports area is set up to encourage students to do more exercise at recess.
      • Remarks There are three reading sessions which help promote good reading habits; extra-curricular activities e.g. Life-wide Learning Week, Putonghua Day, English Week and so on are held to raise students' learning interests. Religious Education is emphasized to nourish their moral values. In recent years, the school has organized study tours to Hu Zhou, South Korea & Singapore to enrich students' life experience.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management Organisation The school is superintended by the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC), which comprises Fathers of Salesians of Don Bosco, parents, alumni, teachers and other representatives. All members maintain a keen interest in and are supportive of school development as well as believe in the leadership of the principal. The IMC examines and approves the Annual School Plan and School Report. The facilitation of student learning and spiritual growth is fostered by the reflection of different opinions expressed by the stakeholders.
      • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee Our IMC was established on 19 March 2014.
      • School Green Policy Participate in Earth Hour and cultivate plants along the corridor on every floor to spread the greening message.
      • School's Major Concerns 1. Learning effectiveness is enhanced by the use of diversified strategies. 2. Students are able to respect and accept others, creating a friendly and harmonious environment. 3. Mechanism of the school's self-evaluation is enriched, deepening the self-evaluation culture.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • Learning & Teaching Strategies 1. Design timetable in cycles to increase number of lessons of core subjects. 2. Adopt cooperative learning in lessons to encourage students to interact with each other. 3. Life-wide Learning Week enables students to achieve designated learning goals outside classrooms; enrich real-life learning experiences. 4. Gifted Education: P.1-P.6 Pull-out programmes of a generic nature after regular school hours. 5. Our school emphasises the development of students' biliteracy and trilingualism. 6. Implement Creative Writing portfolios to enhance English writing skills. 7. Incorporate language arts elements in English curriculum. 8. Use synthetic phonics approach to strengthen English reading skills. 9. Implement school-based writing programme in Chinese Language curriculum. 10. Develop school-based Maths curriculum to enhance problem solving skills. 11. Promote project learning in General Studies to facilitate independent learning capacities.
        • Development of Key Tasks 1. Main Concern 1: Learning effectiveness is enhanced by the use of diversified strategies. - Apply flexible teaching strategies (e-learning, STEM, reading across curriculum) to enhance students' learning motivation and effectiveness. - Strengthen planning to cater for learner diversity, improve teaching strategies, and enhance learning effectiveness. 2. Main Concern 2: Students are able to respect and accept others, creating a friendly and harmonious environment. - Students can establish a target to respect others, and be a person that is polite and abides by school rules. 3. Main Concern 3: Mechanism of the school's self-evaluation is enriched, deepening the self-evaluation culture. - Refine the school's self-evaluation mechanism.
        • Development of Generic Skills Through project learning in different subjects, students develop collaboration skills, problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills and creativity which promote autonomy in learning among students.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity 1. Delivery of In-School Speech Therapy; 2. Providing extra-curricular Gifted Education classes; and 3. Employing more Teaching Assistants.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education We support students with special educational needs through distributing various resources and aiming to provide suitable and various support services in order to enhance students' learning effectiveness and to guide them to fully integrate in school life.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation The Chinese, English and Mathematics Subjects adopt school-based curricula to enhance student abilities.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) runs a variety of events every year. Specialists are invited to host family education lectures, workshops and seminars which cover a vast array of topics. Furthermore, the PTA also organizes family trips and publishes the PTA Newsletter. The PTA cherishes the opportunities for home-school collaboration and it is its wish to facilitate students' development holistically.
        • School Ethos The school ethos is simple, pure and honest. Students are courteous and self-disciplined. Through practicing the principles under the 'Preventive Pedagogy' and providing moral education, students are cultivated to realize their potential.
      • Future Development
        • School Development Plan 1. To cultivate and strengthen students' potential; 2. To promote life-wide learning and focus on students' learning experiences; and 3. To promote a reading culture and develop students' self-directed learning ability through different strategies.
        • Teacher Professional Training & Development Four of our teachers have been seconded to work at the Curriculum Development Institute and the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. Teachers are being invited to be guest speakers at different seminars and workshops and be members of the focus groups to help with current curriculum development.
        • Others Our school offers a PTA Scholarship and an Alumni Scholarship for those who have an outstanding performance or great progress in academic subjects.

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