ST. FRANCIS' CANOSSIAN SCHOOL

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  • Primary School Information
    • School Information
      • Supervisor/ Chairman of Management Committee Sister Chan Sum Yee Cynthia
      • School Head Ms. Wong Yuen Ching
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established? Yes
      • School Type AidedWhole Day
      • Student Gender Girls
      • Sponsoring Body Canossian Missions
      • Religion Catholicism
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 1869
      • School Motto Live by the Truth in Love
      • School Size About 4000 Sq. M
      • Through-train Secondary School -
      • Feeder Secondary School St. Francis' Canossian College
      • Nominated Secondary School -
      • Medium of Instruction Chinese
      • 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 $100
      • Approved Charges for Non-standard Items Fees for specific purposes $310
      • 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 Chapel, Gymnasium, Music Room, Computer Education Room, Remedial Teaching Room, Student Activity Room, English Language Room, Language Room, Visual Art Room, General Studies Room, General Purpose Room etc.
      • Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs Accessible toilet.
      • Others -
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) in the 2018/2019 school year
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment 46.0
      • Total number of teachers in the school 52
      • Qualifications and professional training (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education 100%
        • Bachelor Degree 100%
        • Master/ Doctorate Degree or above 41%
        • Special Education Training 40%
      • Years of Experience (%)
        • 0 - 4 years 24%
        • 5 - 9 years 18%
        • 10 years or above 58%
    • 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 3
      • Streaming arrangement Mixed abilities.
      • Diversified Assessment for Learning Both formative assessments and summative assessments are practised. Through its diversified assessment, teachers examine the effectiveness of their teaching strategies. Teachers also identify learners' strengths and weaknesses and try to diagnose their learning problems. Tasks, project learning and classroom observation are also designed to facilitate the efficacy of the formative assessment.
    • School Life
      • Number of School Days per week 5
      • Number of periods per day 8
      • Duration of each normal period 40
      • School starts at 7:55 AM
      • School ends at 3:30 PM
      • Lunch time 12:40 - 13:40
      • Lunch arrangement Provided by designated supplier and Prepared by parents.
      • Healthy school life Emphasizing the development of physical, mental and spiritual health of teachers and students. To create a pleasant and harmonious atmosphere, expand and improve the learning environment in order to promote healthy campus life.
      • Remarks -
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management Organisation Managed by the Incorporated Management Committee. The school administration spreads under 4 domains, namely "Management and Organization", "Learning and Teaching", "Support to children and School Culture" and "Students Performance".
      • Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee IMC was established in 2013/14.
      • School Green Policy To implement environmental education by Whole School Approach. Let students practise sustainable lifestyle through multiple activities.
      • School's Major Concerns The school development direction focuses on the theme 'The Formation of Heart', optimize efficacy of teaching and learning strategies and the establishment of a positive campus culture.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • Learning & Teaching Strategies Flexible and effective arrangement of lesson time, organize diversified learning activities. Enrich students' experience in life-wide learning mode. Value all-round development of students, promote Arts Curriculum with emphasis on music, dancing, drama and visual arts. Coordination of all subjects with Project Learning and Enquiry Learning and through 'Cooperative Learning' practice, students learn collaboratively with the peers to build up knowledge preparing for their future learning.
        • Development of Key Tasks We plan school-based activities with 'The Formation of Heart' as the primary theme for this school cycle so as to help students establish the positive values to possess 'Canossians' qualities. The school is committed to build up a positive campus culture and fostering a positive and optimistic attitude towards life through diverse activities. For the learning and teaching domain, through the promotion of gifted teaching strategies, e-learning and STEM education, we will further optimize classroom teaching and strengthen the motivation of independent learning; take care of the needs of pupils of different abilities through differentiation; foster vigorously pupils' good reading habits and interests, motivate students to learn from reading.
        • Development of Generic Skills Endeavour to develop students' communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills.
      • Student Support
        • Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity Implementation of 'Enhancement Groups' in the lower primary levels for the needs of students of different abilities, implement the 'Learning Support Team' for students with learning needs, provide tutoring session for P.1 to P.6 classes, arrange P.3-P.6 tutorial groups to support students with learning differences.
        • Whole School Approach to Integrated Education The Student Learning Support Team using a Whole School Approach to support the students with special educational needs. Besides arranging Teaching Assistants to support the classroom teaching using collaborative teaching mode, we also organize After-school Support Services like 'Speech Therapy' group, 'Social Skills Training' group as well as 'Attention Training' group. Simultaneously, meetings with parents individually are often carried out so as to strengthen Home-School cooperation.
        • 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.; and organising cultural integration activities. In response to different learning needs of the non-Chinese speaking students, we have provided them related learning support programmes to ensure equal Chinese Language learning opportunities with the Chinese-speaking peers in their learning process.
        • Curriculum Tailoring and Adaptation Mathematics and General Studies School-based Problem Solving Training, Chinese Language and English Language School–based Curriculum, P.1 to P.3 Curriculum Integration have been developed. 'Using Putonghua to teach Chinese Language' has been implemented in two classes of each level from P.1 to P.6.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • Home-School Co-operation The Parent-Teacher Association has been formed for twenty four years. To coordinate with the school development, a lot of activities such as seminars for parents, volunteering service, fundraising for school premises facilities, recruiting parent volunteers and picnics are carried out. PTA Newsletter is published every year to promote home-school communication.
        • School Ethos The school ethos is simple. Teachers are diligent. Students are decent and teachable. The Moral and Civic Education Group cooperate with the Guidance and Discipline Group to implement school-based programmes to assist children growth. Arrange an orientation day for the P.1 new comers and Parents' Day for all levels. Spiritual activities are held for Catholic students. Good partnership is built between the school and the Parent-Teacher Association, organizing various activities, parents are willing to volunteer. The SFCS Past Students' Association can also unite the power of the past students and prolong a sense of belonging to the school.
      • Future Development
        • School Development Plan Demonstrate the School-based Management spirit, establish the self-assessment culture; committed to the professional development of teachers so as to build up a learning community and to raise the Information Technology (IT) teaching level. Seeking for more resources to improve teaching, promote arts education to develop students' potential. Take initiatives to participate in curriculum reform, innovate new teaching ideas, develop school-based curriculum and learning-oriented assessment, make good use of assessment to promote independent learning. Enhance students' competence in bi-literacy and tri-lingualism by creating a good language learning environment. Reading habits are encouraged to broaden students' scope of knowledge.
        • Teacher Professional Training & Development In response to the school development, matching with education trends, focusing on learning and teaching effectiveness, diverse training is provided for teachers to enhance the professional level.
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