Academic Committee

Academic Committee

 

Aims

 

  1. To build up serious learning and teaching culture and atmosphere, and enhance students’ interests and capabilities in learning. 
  2. To co-ordinate the development of subjects and library reading programs to promote reading in school. 
  3. To develop school-based curriculum and effective learning and teaching strategies. 
  4. To promote different teaching methods and strategies to enhance the teaching effectiveness.
  5. To develop systematic operational procedures.
  6. To construct and develop the curriculum in accordance with the requirements of the Education Bureau.
  7. To carry out national security education through curriculum and related activities, strengthen students' understanding of the rule of law and national conditions, understand the importance of safeguarding national security, and enhance the sense of national identity.

 

Members and Structure (2021-22)

 

Chief AC Mistress 

: Vice Principal Ms. Wong Hiu Tung

 

 Vice Principal Ms. Chiu Man Ming

Senior AC Master     

: Assistant Vice Principal Mr. Kwan Siu Ming

 

 Associate Principal (STEM) Mr. Yeung Wing Shing

AC Master/ Mistress

: Mr. Lam Wai Kin, Ms. Lee Shuk Fan Becky, Ms. Yuen Ho Kwan

Members           

: Ms. Cheng Sau Chun, Ms. Ma Wing Wai, Ms. Ng Tsz Ying Kelly,

  Ms. Poon Sze Sze, Ms. Tin Kuk Wa, Ms. Yip Yan Yan Fiona

General Office          

: Mr. Lee Chi Kong Anthony, Ms. Chau Siu Man Kelly, Ms. Cheng Ka Yu Hebe

 

 

S1 AC Master        

Mr. Lam Wai Kin

S2 AC Mistress      

Ms. Lee Shuk Fan Becky

S3 AC Mistress         

Ms. Yuen Ho Kwan

 

Major Concerns (2021-2022)

    1. Developing School-Based Curriculum
    2. Enhancing students’ performances
    3. Strengthen student morality. To enable students to be informed and responsible citizens with a sense of national and global identity, appreciation of positive values and attitudes as well as Chinese culture, and respect for pluralism in society
    4. Enhancing the professional development of teachers

 

Program Plan (2021-22)

 

Highlights of Routine Plan

Items

Internal and external assessments

School-wide teaching evaluation program to enhance learning and teaching

Arranging various after class courses, catering for the needs of students 

Cultivate students’ reading habits, improve reading atmosphere

Admission of new entrants and registration of new and current students

Educational Video

Library affairs

“Flying High Program”

Academic Tour

Summer Course

Academic Clubs

 

Highlights of Implementation plan

Objectives

Implementation plan

 

1. Encouraging the professional development of teachers and raising the efficiency of teaching and learning

1.1 Assuring Teaching Quality

· Refining the appraisal system

· Providing support and assistance

 
 

1.2 Conducting various teaching and learning pedagogies, catering for learning diversity 

1.2.1 Promote e-learning

  • Promote e-learning and IT teaching (BYOD)
  • Develop school-based Books, promote the use of Flipped Classroom, AR/VR techniques, meaningful Keynote etc.
  • Promote Blended Teaching mode

1.2.2 Cater for gifted students 

o In accordance with EDB’s 3-tier implementation model

1.2.3 Cater for SEN students

  • Early Identification and Intervention 
  • Promoting different teaching and learning strategies 

1.2.4 Cater for NCS students

  • Reviewing homework and curriculum by Chinese, Chinese History and Social & Cultural Studies

1.2.5 Promote self-regulated learning

  • E-learning
  • Self-study resource database by subjects
 

2. Developing School-based curriculum

 

2.1 Developing School-based Faculties

· Carrying out 3-year targets 

· Mapping and refining KLA cross subjects curricula

· Promote and coordinate cross-curricular activities 

· Enhancing the cross-subject/ KLA Reading Scheme

· Enhancing LAC

· Life-Wide Learning Day

 

2.2 Developing STEM education 

  • Construct biotechnology curriculum in the Integrated Science
  • Reform Home Economics, which is renamed "Living Technology" with topics of food technology and nutrition included
  • AioT and Block Chain curriculum will be taught in Information & Technology Studies
  • Smart Home Curriculum will be taught in Design and Technology, and the Robot curriculum will be optimized
  • MAKER curriculum 
  • MAKER course for students
  • Incorporating STEM into the PBL and Research Thesis program
  • STEM activities, e.g. CoolSTEMaker Festival
  • Join the Learning & Teaching Expo 2021 Exhibition
 

2.3 Reconstruction of subject curricula

  • According to EDB curriculum guides, AC curriculum development team and school’s instruction and requirement
  • According to the “Curriculum Framework of National Security Education in Hong Kong” announced by EDB
 

2.4 Reviewing S1-6 Curriculum  

  • A review showing vertical, horizontal and spiral learning of key learning abilities (knowledge and skills) of subject
  • Preparation of Social and Cultural Studies curricula

 

2.5 Cultivate students’ sense of national identity and appreciation of Chinese culture

  • Review the curriculum revision of Chinese History and Social and Cultural Studies to promote the education of the Constitution and the Basic Law
  • Review the curriculum of different subjects covered the elements of ‘understanding the motherland’

 

3. Enhancing assessment systems, raising the efficiency of teaching and learning

3.1 Enhancing the quality of assessment tools

    • Ability indicators for each coursework/question type 

 

3.2 Strengthening internal and external assessment performances and data analysis

    • Fine-tuning the teaching focus based on the TSA performance and analysis
    • Evaluating the results of internal assessments by AQP platform or other data analysis tools, providing focused feedbacks, and suggesting detailed teaching strategies 
    • Evaluating and assuring the efficiency of providing assessment feedbacks

 

3.3 Enhancing coursework policies

  • Adjusting the coursework materials which cater for different learning groups
  • Ability indicators for each coursework/question type are added
  • Introducing various kinds of course assessments
  • Enhancing and strengthening homework follow-up policies

 

4. Strengthen the education on the gifted

4.1 Systematizing the nurturing of gifted students 

  • Training for all subject and committee teachers
  • Implementing 3-tier programs for gifted education
  • Star Program
  • Participating GE School Network Initiative by EDB
  • Internal Professional Learning Circle 
  • Encouraging PD of teachers
  • Representatives from major subjects to complete the GE foundation and intermediate courses
 

4.2 Coordinating Academic School Teams

    • Design curriculum (training and exercise)
    • Participate in interschool / open competitions
    • Talent Pool 

 

4.3 Nurturing potential students to take part in International public examinations

· E.g. IGCSE

 

 

Summary of Support Measures for NCS Students (Year 2020/21)
(1) Academic level

  • In all subjects using Chinese as the medium of instruction (Chinese Language, Putonghua, Liberal & Social Studies, Chinese History), split classes are arranged for NCS students to cater for their needs.
    • School-based Chinese language and Chinese History curriculum are designed for NCS students. Students are not required to take Putonghua lessons, instead, they will be provided with Chinese language consolidation training.
    • For tests and examinations, a different set of paper will be provided for NCS students in Chinese Language and Chinese History.
    • EMI arrangement is in place for NCS on Liberal & Social Studies*. (*Note: “Liberal & Social Studies” will be renamed as “Social & Cultural Studies” in 2021/22.)
    • Our school has joined EDB’s School-based Support Programme — “Professional Support Services to Primary and Secondary Schools Admitting Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students to Enhance the
    • Professional Capacity of Teachers for Helping NCS Students Learn Chinese” to design school-based curriculum which suits the learning needs of NCS students.
  • Library
    • Books suitable for NCS students are purchased in the library to help them learn Chinese Language.
    • Library assistant conducts Chinese reading activities with NCS students at specific time. 

(2) Student support level

  • Announcements and school notices are arranged in both Chinese and English.
  • Class teachers assist parents of NCS students in understanding the contents of school notices.
  • Elements of inclusion, such as respecting classmates from different backgrounds, empathy, are incorporated in assembly lessons and moral, civil and national education sessions.
  • Parents’ Days are organised so that parents of NCS students understand better their child’s learning progress and support offered by the school.
  • Class teachers maintain regular contacts with parents of NCS students via phone calls and x.TNKJSC application.
  • NCS students are arranged to join community service activities.
  • NCS students are encouraged to be MCs at school activities and help in morning announcements.
  • Life planning programmes of the school help NCS students prepare for further studies and interviews.

Enquiry: Mr. Yeung Wing Shing, Associate Principal (Tel: 21945707)