|School Name||Kau Yan College|
|Address||Fu Shin Estate, Tai Po, N.T.|
|School Mission||We aim to provide students with an ideal learning environment with which to nurture talents and abilities, as well as to instill in every student the proper moral values based on sound Christian principles. We educate our students to become responsible citizens.|
|Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee||Mr. Wong Man Sze|
|Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences)||Mr. Chow Ka Kui (BSc, MA)|
|School Type||Aided (Co-ed)|
|Area Occupied by the School||About 6337 Sq. M|
|Incorporated Management Committee||Yes|
|Name of Sponsoring Body||Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong|
|School Motto||Fides, Spes, Caritas|
|Year of Commencement of Operation||1950|
|Student Union / Association||Yes|
|Past Students' Association / School Alumni Association||Yes|
|Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment||56|
|Total number of teachers in the school||59|
|Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education||100%|
|Master/ Doctorate Degree or above||66%|
|Special Education Training||41%|
Working Experiences (% of Teaching staff)
|0 - 4 years||12%|
|5 - 9 years||7%|
|10 years or above||81%|
|S1 to S3|
|Chinese as the medium of instruction||Chinese Language, Putonghua, Life and Society, Chinese History, History, Ethics/Religious Education, Computer Literacy, Design & Technology, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education Lesson, School-based Curriculum (S.3)|
|English as the medium of instruction||English Language, Science, Geography|
|Adopt different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum||Mathematics*|
|S.4 – S.6 Senior Secondary Curriculum|
|Chinese as the medium of instruction||Compulsory: Chinese Language, Liberal Studies
Electives: Chinese Literature, Chinese History, History, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
Non-Public Exam Subjects: Ethics/ Religious Education, Aesthetic Development, Physical Education Lesson
|English as the medium of instruction||Compulsory: English Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part)
Electives: Mathematics (Extended Part - Module 2), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography
|Number of classes||4||4||4||4||4||4|
|2020/2021 School Fee (Annual)||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Tong Fai (Annual)||-||-||-||$340||$340||$340|
|Approved Charges for Specific Purposes (Annual)||Fees for Specific Purposes: $250 (S.1-S.5) / $125 (S.6)|
|Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)||$40|
|Student Union / Association Fee||$30|
Secondary One Orientation Activities and Healthy Life
The School's S.1 Orientation programmes include English bridging courses, English drama workshops, recitation and pronunciation training, dictionary skills, using e-learning tools, as well as team building activities and disciplinary training. The School would also arrange an orientation day for parents.
The School has been actively promoting the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and striving to build a hygienic and healthy campus:
- The hygiene of the campus and that of the teachers and students are important, so as to prevent contagious diseases;
- Student health records are kept, so that attention can be given to students in need;
- Healthy diet and exercising habits are promoted;
- The School would supply healthy and hygienic food and beverages;
- Anti-smoking and anti-drugs education is being carried out in the School, and the School aims at building a smoke- and drug-free campus.
Senior secondary students may choose Applied Learning courses as elective subjects. Students may enrol in ApL courses offered by external course providers according to their own interests and learning needs. Courses may take place at the venues of course providers and are taught by the staff of course providers.
School's Major Concerns
- To foster students' positive values and develop a commendable attitude towards life;
- To increase the digital literacy level of teachers and students so as to make learning and teaching more effective;
- To enhance students' English learning by exposing students to an English-rich environment and offering them diverse learning experiences.
School Management Organisation
The staff are divided into several committees, which are responsible for teaching and learning, curriculum development, student learning, assessment & evaluation, religious affairs, discipline, student guidance & counselling, career guidance, civic education, co-curricular activities, home-school co-operation, staff development, etc.
Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee/ Management Committee
The Incorporated Management Committee is composed of professionals who actively involve in the development of the school, and are in close contact with the faculty. In addition to representatives from parents, teachers, alumni and sponsoring body, there is an independent member from educational field.
School Green Policy
- Save energy and water in daily uses;
- Reduce waste by re-using and recycling resources;
- Discuss environmental issues in lessons and assemblies. Encourage students to get involved in recycling schemes and projects based on green concerns;
- Plant trees in the school campus.
Learning and Teaching Plan
Whole-school Language Policy
We believe that:
- Language is our means of thinking and communication so it is intrinsic to the learning of all subjects. All teachers share the responsibility for fostering language development.
- Language is best acquired in a positive environment that provides opportunities for students to be engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
- Students should learn with suitable languages, being limited to learning in either English or the mother tongue will obstruct the student's learning process. The MOI should be determined by considering the abilities of students and nature of subjects.
Learning & Teaching Strategies
The Academic Committee and Student Learning Committee lead our teachers to improve the teaching effectiveness and learning ability of students. The Academic Committee leads the subject panels, organizes peer lesson studying and demonstration lessons and promotes e-learning. The Committee also coordinates academic activities organized by different KLAs, offers elite and remedial classes to cater for diversified learning needs and organizes Academic Week and book fairs, so as to enhance teaching effectiveness and efficiency and create a rich learning atmosphere. The Student Learning Committee encourages students to become driven learners by promoting Gifted Education courses outside school and organizing tutorial classes and detention classes. These measures nurture a positive school climate which encourages students to stay curious and motivated and actively collaborate with others.
- Electives: 2X and 3X. To build a strong interface between junior and senior secondary curricula, we design our Life and Society curriculum and develop a school-based course for S3 students to provide them a solid knowledge base of Liberal Studies, Economics and BAFS for better transition to the Senior Secondary level.
- Curriculum highlights:
- Students are the subject of learning. They need to develop learning habits, skills and self-learning ability. Through extensive reading, English Language activities, students are encouraged to reach out and learn outside of the classroom, in order to enhance academic level and develop different potential.
- Basic training in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics is stressed in the junior secondary level. Students are encouraged to read more, write more, and think more. In S.1 to S.6, small class teaching is used in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics classes, so that students' learning diversity can be taken care of. Furthermore, elite classes are set up for Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Science subjects, encouraging students to participate in international tests and EDB courses on gifted education, so that the needs of gifted students can be met.
- The NSS course and junior secondary course are closely linked, so as to enhance students' learning ability. The course content is developed based on it being balanced, diversified, with a lot of options and allows smooth transition to students' tertiary studies.
- Assessment strategies are developed by all subjects, in order to improve students' learning skills.
- Co-teaching, lesson co-planning, observation and post-lesson reflection are implemented to improve the effectiveness of teaching.
- Life-wide learning experience is provided to students, and they are encouraged to develop in areas of arts, sports, character and service.
Career and Life Planning
- We have integrated the curriculum of career planning into different activities, such as assemblies, class teacher periods and OLE Days. In this way, students are expected to set targets for their life and prepare themselves better for the future challenges.
- Students are encouraged to participate in various activities. Through post-activities reflection, they will know their strengths, weaknesses and interests. Besides, students are required to take online career interest tests. This is to enable them to make better career decisions according to their own interests and talents.
- Students can explore different future career possibilities through activities, such as talks, visits, work practices, overseas career trips and Career Exploration Days.
- Career counselling teachers offer individualized counselling to students. Making use of objective evidence, for example career interest test reports and predicted HKDSE results, teachers give tailor-made advice and relevant career information to students.
- Students can get updated career information through talks, publications and various channels arranged by the school.
- We join the EDB “School-Company Programme” every year. Also, we invite tertiary institutions and our alumni to organize workshops and mock interviews for senior form students. These help students prepare for the future career better and earlier. Our students also organize School Fete for charity, through which the school can encourage student entrepreneurship.
- We have joined the ‘CLAP for Youth @ JC’ funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club. To enhance the life planning education of the school, the project team offers professional advice and training to teaching staff, networks the school with business partners, and provides financial resources to the school for developing career-related infrastructures. A Career Room has now been set up to facilitate career counselling.
Development of Key Tasks
- Reading to Learn: Students are encouraged to develop a good reading habit. There are reading sessions after lunch, one Chinese newspaper reading session on Thursday and an English one on Tuesday. The English and Chinese Departments establish Extensive Reading Schemes and prepare supplementary reading materials to promote a love of reading. Students are also trained to think critically and share their reading reviews in the morning assemblies. By doing so, students not only broaden their horizons and gain knowledge outside of class, but also attain language proficiency in the two languages.
- Project Learning: Project learning aims to let students combine their knowledge, abilities and attitudes through diversified learning experiences, and eventually build up knowledge of their own. To tie in with the NSS System, the School has started to develop students' abilities in handling project learning in junior forms. The focus of S.1 is on defining questions, interviewing and observing. S.2 students are trained in questionnaires design and data analysis. The S.3 course emphasizes the students' ability to investigate and collect raw data. The 3-year basic training helps the students master the skills of project learning.
- Information Technology for Interactive Learning: A school intranet has been set up to enhance teaching and learning with broadband and wireless internet access in most parts of the school premises. eClass containing virtual classes, discussion forums and online assessment and exercises is in operation to facilitate communication and learning among all members of the school via the internet. Distance learning classroom provides a boundary-free way to broaden students' horizons. Teachers can enhance the interest of students in learning science by using the data-loggers to demonstrate the experiment more explicitly.
- Moral & Civic Education: Through the presentations and discussions during the Ethics/Religious Education lessons, assemblies, as well as special activities, students are guided in establishing the correct values and to be responsible citizens.
Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity
Extra funding is used to foster gifted and remedial classes for Chinese, English and Mathematics from S.1 to S.6. Tailor-made materials are adopted to suit the needs of different students at all levels.
Whole School Approach to Integrated Education
To make our College an educationally inclusive school, we have established Student Support Team, which comprises the Principal, the vice-principals, SENCO, Guidance Mistress, the school social worker, an education psychologist and a teaching assistant (Inclusive Education), to provide appropriate support for students with SEN through our School-based Approach. We deploy resources holistically and flexibly and use the “Learning Support Grant” to employ a teaching assistant. We also hire outside professional services to provide diverse support, such as attention training groups, social and language groups, emotion management programmes, language therapy, occupational therapy and after-school tutorial classes. We also organize seminars, workshops and lunchtime board game activities to create an inclusive campus culture. To ensure that our assessment mechanism is fair to all students, we make special arrangements for internal examinations for students with SEN and help them apply for Special Examination Arrangements in HKDSE. In addition, our teachers attend professional development programmes, courses, workshops, seminars, webinars and experience-sharing sessions to enhance their professional capacity in supporting students with SEN.
Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment
In order to evaluate students equitably and accurately, and to guide them into the habit of studying with perseverance, tests and exams are held each term, and all subjects have continuous assessments.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
Taking into account the development of school and the needs of the parents, the Home-school Co-operation Committee designs and holds a wide range of activities with the Parent-teacher Association every year. We have developed mutual trust and a lasting harmonious relationship. Through close communication and hearty co-operation, we are actualising a shared dream that the next generation can grow happily and healthily.
Founded upon the Bible's teaching, the School has always emphasized on establishing and maintaining a loving and caring environment, and to build up students' lives by the school motto of "Fides, Spes, Caritas" (Faith, hope, love). The parents in the district have long been impressed by our down-to-earth style and the harmonious relationships between teachers and students. The School aims not only at building up the students' proper appearances, words and deeds, but also accomplishing their thoughts and minds. Outside the classroom, teachers always grasp the opportunity to get to know their students through activities such as devotional groups, lunch gatherings, hiking trips, after-class counselling, etc. Because of these interactions, teachers become acquainted with the students, and are often like friends to them as well.
School Development Plan
- To implement English Enhancement Scheme;
- To coordinate cross-curricular English bridging programmes and prepare to use English as MOI in senior forms;
- Nurture students’ self-learning ability, and improve their learning efficiency;
- To build a strong interface between the junior and senior secondary curricula;
- To facilitate lesson study and foster collaborative teaching;
- To educate students to be virtuous and be good followers of Christ.
Teacher Professional Training & Development
Teachers are encouraged to attend refresher courses and professional development programmes. Lesson studies, mentoring scheme and co-teaching are implemented to encourage teachers to conduct collaborative lesson planning, mutual lesson observation and post-lesson reflection, so as to enhance teaching effectiveness.
Other Related Activities
Life-wide Learning Activities including Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.
There are 40 interest clubs, uniform and service groups, sports teams and academic societies. We provide students with the opportunity to develop their potential to the full. Students are allocated to 4 different Houses when they enter Secondary 1. The Student Union also holds various functions after school hours and during post-examination periods in order to develop the talents of students and to enhance inter-personal relationship and the cooperative spirit among students.
14 special rooms, assembly hall, chapel, student activities centre, dancing room, 2 playgrounds, multi-media learning centre, 2 computer rooms and computer-assisted learning (CAL) room. The Career and Life Planning Room and Integrated Arts Room have been set up to cater for students’ learning needs. All classrooms are installed with a computer, a projector and a visualizer. To facilitate e-learning, we provide tablets and a Wi-Fi network covering the whole campus.
Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs:
Ramp, Accessible lift and Accessible toilet.
Others (e.g. Scholarship, open and Inter-schools competition awards, exchange programme etc.)
The School offers various scholarships, which are donated by the School's sponsoring body, alumni and individuals who care about education. Through these scholarships, we hope to encourage our students not only to advance academically, but also uncover and develop their talents in different areas. Our students have won various awards in CTEA Cup Robotic Soccer competition, Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and Schools Dance Festival, once again showing off their abilities in arts and other areas. Furthermore, the School has nominated students to represent Hong Kong and participate in “International Tuymaada Olympiad” and “International Research School (“IRS”) of STEM-projects” held in The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Through these experiences, the students have not only enriched their scientific knowledge, but also broadened their horizons while keeping themselves abreast of the research and development related to STEM.
Direct public transportation to School
Bus Routes: K17, 71K, 72A, 73A, 73X, 75X, 271;
Mini Bus: 26, 20B, 20C, 20K;
MTR: Tai Po Market Station, Tai Wo Station.