YMCA OF HONG KONG CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Details
  • Secondary School Information
    • School Information
      • District Islands
      • Other District(s)
      • Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee Mr. Peter Ho
      • Principal Mr. Dion Chen (B.A. (Hons), PGDE, Prof.Dip. (ECA Mgt.), M.Bus., FRSA, FCollT.)
      • School Type DSS
      • Student Gender Co-ed
      • School Size About 15000 Sq. M
      • Sponsoring Body Young Men's Christian Association of HK
      • Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established Not Applicable
      • Religion Protestantism / Christianity
      • Year of Commencement of Operation 2003
      • School Motto Fides et Virtus (Faith and Strength)
      • Parent-Teacher Association Yes
      • Student Union / Association Yes
      • Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association Yes
    • School Charges
      • S1 $45000
      • S2 $42000
      • S3 $42000
      • S4 $39500
      • S5 $39500
      • S6 $36500
      • Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $150
      • Students' Association Membership Fee($): -
      • Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -
      • Other Charges / Fees($): The additional fees is approx. $2,000 including stationery package, photographs, a student card and PTA membership. Also, $500 - $6,000 will be charged for trips or activities during the Enrichment Week and Life-wide learning camp.
    • School Facilities
      • School Facilities: Our school is fortunate to be located in a beautiful part of Lantau Island where we enjoy fresh breezes from the leafy hillsides that surround the school. Our spacious campus and generous sized classrooms are augmented by specialist teaching rooms including Science Laboratories (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Integrated Science), Fine Arts Centre, Home Economics Room, Geography Room, Multi-media Centres. Wi-Fi is available throughout the school. Other facilities including Artificial Turf Pitch, All Weather Multi-purpose Grass Field, Running Tracks and Long Jump Sand-pit, Music Block, a multi-purpose hall, a Black Box Theatre, Library, Dance Room, Campus TV Room, Fitness Room, Covered Playground, Basketball Courts, Hardground Football Court, Assembly Hall and Student Learning Centre, etc. Theses superb facilities give our students a better learning environment.
      • Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: Accessible lift and A full time SEN coordinator, two social workers and an educational psychologist will be stationed in school to offer various support to the students in need.
    • Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
      • Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: 86
      • Total number of teachers in the school: 87
      • Qualifications and Professional TrainingPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : 97%
        • Bachelor Degree: 100%
        • Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 46%
        • Special Education Training : 2%
      • Working ExperiencesPercentage of teaching staff (%)
        • 0-4 years : 20%
        • 5-9 years : 29%
        • 10 years or above : 51%
    • 2019/2020 Class Structure
      • S1 3
      • S2 3
      • S3 3
      • S4 4
      • S5 4
      • S6 4
    • Subjects Offered
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language and Chinese History
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Integrated Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, History, Geography, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Business Studies, Home Economics, Travel and Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Liberal Studies/Sociology, Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Physical Education
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : French and Spanish
      • Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, History, Geography, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Travel and Tourism, Liberal Studies, Music, Visual Arts, Art & Design, Drama, Physical Education and ICT, Business Studies, Drama and Theatre
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : French and Spanish
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.1 - S.3
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language and Chinese History
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Geography, History, Liberal Studies/Sociology, Integrated Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Business Studies, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Travel & Tourism, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Music, Drama and Physical Education
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : French and Spanish
      • Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School YearS.4 - S.6
        • Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language
        • English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, English Language and Literature, Liberal Studies/Sociology, Mathematics, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Geography, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Travel & Tourism, Drama, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Music, Physical Education and Visual Arts, Art & Design, Business Studies, Drama and Theatre
        • Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : French and Spanish
    • Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
      • Secondary One Admission Our school will not accept discretionary places. Our school will not participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2020 ).
      • Orientation Activities and Healthy Life Summer Bridging Course and Activity Exploration Day introduce the curriculum and extra-curricular activities offered to students on Orientation Day, and in late August. We emphasize the importance of eating healthy food and doing the right amount of physical exercises to keep our students physically fit for challenges in life. In addition, the school based Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum provides a platform for students to learn and understand various moral and civic education issues, healthy life and eating habit, study skills and careers topics. Our school also works with a canteen service provider, Sodexo, to provide on-site catering service for our students. A team of chefs prepares wholesome and healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks for students every day. The choices are always in a great variety and multi-cultural, healthy and of a high standard.
    • School Characteristics
      • School Management
        • (1)School's Major Concerns To raise academic achievement by further enhancing teaching quality and developing independent, responsible and ambitious learners. To continue to integrate the core values and intellectual character dispositions into building students who are 21st century ready. To further streamline administrative systems and enhance communication channels through the new online learning platform.
        • (2) School Management Organisation: Mr Patrick YIP (Chairman), Mr Benjamin LAM (Honorary Secretary), Mrs Sheila CHUANG (Honorary Treasurer), Mr Peter HO (School Supervisor), Ms Vivienne FUNG, Mr Alexander KWAN, Dr Robert LAM, Ms Lily FONG, SBS, Ms Julia ONG, Mr Tony IP, Mr Dave LEE, Ms. Bee LUI, Mr Paul WONG, Mr Dion CHEN (Principal)
        • (3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: School Management Committee
        • (4) School Green Policy: A lot of measures have been used and a Green Club is formed to educate students the importance of environmental protection. Personal and Social Education is also offered to students.
      • Learning and Teaching Plan
        • (1) Whole-school Language Policy: The school has students from over 40 countries, and English is used as the common language of communication as well as medium of instruction in all subjects (except second language). Besides English, students learn either Chinese, Elementary Chinese, French or Spanish up to IGCSE level and beyond. Interested students can also learn Japanese or other languages after school.
        • (2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: Our teaching approaches put the student at the centre of the learning process. We aim to provide student-centred learning and teaching experiences which actively engage students in developing their understanding. In most cases students are placed in appropriate sets according to subject choice and ability. All subjects in the school are taught in English (except second languages). We offer both UK curriculum - IGCSE and GCE A-Level, and local curriculum leading to the HKDSE. In Form 3, students can apply to either continue with the HKDSE in Forms 4 to 6 or apply to take IGCSE examinations in Form 4 and then GCE Advanced Level ("A" Levels) in Form 5 and 6. This year, the school puts special emphasis on students' ownership of learning, and strategies such as Assessment for Learning and independent study skills and self-assessment strategies are in place to help improve learning and achievement.
        • (3) School-based Curriculum: 1. Electives: 2X2. Curriculum highlights: We aim to provide student-centered learning and teaching experiences which actively engage students in developing their understanding. In most cases, students are placed in appropriate sets according to subject choice and ability.
        • (4) Development of Key Tasks: The key tasks for this year are to further enhance teaching and learning effectiveness, to provide an education which is 21st century relevant as well as to align and refine the organizational culture.
        • (5) Career and Life Planning: To develop positive attitude towards work and learning and integrate aspirations with whole-person development and life-long learning, Life-Planning is crucial to students. Our school introduces a “FUTURE” programme to provide F.1 to F.6 students with quality life planning education and career guidance services which are aligned with the diverse, developmental needs of students at different forms. The activities range from self-exploration/self-adjustment, study and career options, work placement experience to further education expo, etc. Students are supported to make informed decisions in relation to their interests, abilities and orientations as well as assisted to manage and adapt to the transition from school to the workplace.
      • Student Support
        • (1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: Students taking English, second language (Chinese, Elementary Chinese, French and Spanish) and Mathematics are divided into smaller groups of approximately 20. In the higher forms, a great variety of subjects such as Drama, Literature in English are offered.
        • (2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: The pastoral care provision of the school is augmented by the services of special educational needs coordinators, EAL teachers, an educational psychologist, social workers and the student wellbeing team.
        • (3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their 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. The school, based on the learning background, experiences and ability of students, offers appropriate Chinese programmes and local / outbound cultural exchange programmes for non-Chinese speaking students to facilitate the learning of Chinese.
        • (4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: In our school, continuous assessments are adopted. Tests are given on a regular basis and examinations are held two times a year.
        • (5) School Fee Remission Our school offers The school adopts the "school-based assessment mechanism" approved by the Education Bureau.. Needy students, including those from families receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and students receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) could apply for fee remission. - Please visit the in our school’s website for details of school fee remission scheme, including the family income limits.
      • Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
        • (1) Home-School Co-operation: We believe that the foundation of this learning community and the quality process is based on the joint partnership among teachers, parents and students. Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) strengthens the partnership between the parents and the school through participation in school activities, e.g. Back to School Night, Parent Conferences, School Fair, International Night, Drama and Music Performances, etc.
        • (2) School Ethos: We are determined to develop our school based on the CARES principles where: "C" Curiosity We stimulate lifelong learners who are curious and investigative. "A" Aspiration We inspire learners to humbly strive for excellence in all that they do, be intellectually ambitious, determined and focused. "R" Resilience We encourage learners to take risks, persist when situations are challenging and reflect on both successes and failures. "E" Enterprise We foster the development of creativity, flexibility of mind and the ability to use initiative, think critically and make good judgements. "S" Service We develop empathic, self-assured, empowered leaders who contribute positively to their community both as individuals and as part of an effective team. We are committed to educating and nurturing each and every student, helping them to excel in their learning and develop the 14 intellectual character dispositions (Curiosity, Ambition, Focus, Resilience, Risk taking, Persistence, Reflectiveness, Originality, Flexibility of mind, Initiative, Good judgement, Empathy, Self assurance and Collaboration) in the YHKCC Learner Profile. We have 5 core values which guide our school. These are: - Build a community that cares - Serve one another in love - Respect ourselves and others - Be responsible - Act with integrity
      • Future Development
        • (1) School Development Plan: 1. To further enhance teaching and learning effectiveness. 2. To provide an education which is 21st century relevant. 3. To align and refine the organizational culture.
        • (2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: We believe in 'lifelong learning', whenever possible, we encourage our teaching staff to take a more active part in both internal and external training. We have a comprehensive Professional Development that provides a framework for all teachers to continually upgrade their professional skills. This includes elements such as peer lesson observation and collaborative lesson planning.
      • Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. A particular strength of our school is the whole-person development and all-round education opportunities that we provide. We offer over 45 clubs, societies and teams for students including: rugby team, handball team, cricket team, basketball team, football team, athletics and cross country team, taekwondo club, cheerleading team, Board Games Club, English debate team, creative media club, STEM club, Community Service Group, Green club, choir, string ensemble, orchestra, beat club and catering team etc.
      • Others -
      • Direct public transportation to School (1) By MTR to Tung Chung Station; or (2) By airport buses to Tung Chung Fire Station Then: By Lantau bus No. 37 or 38X (peak hours only) to Chung Yat Street; or By Lantau bus No. 39M or B6 to Mun Tung Estate; or By Lantau bus No. 3M, 11, 23, 34 or A35 to Tung Chung Road (3) School bus School bus services are also available for students from Tsing Yi, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun and Sham Tseng, Prince Edward and Kowloon Tong, Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long line to the school. (On demand)
      • Remarks School fees for International Curriculum: UK GCE 'A' Levels S.5: HK$59,000 S.6: HK$55,500

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