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德蘭中學
St. Teresa Secondary School
Address: 21 Sheung Shing Street
Phone:   27115202    Email:   stss@stteresa.edu.hk
Fax:   27154509    Website:   http://www.stteresa.edu.hk

School Mission

The school aims to provide an all round education focusing on developing students' language ability and moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and religious values. This would help them become useful members of society possessing a positive outlook on life to live out the school motto 'Age Quod Agis'.

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School Information School Information
District : Kowloon City
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. Lau Foo Kun, David
Principal : Ms. TAM Yun Ming (M. Ed., M. Phil., External School Reviewer of EDB)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Girls
School Size : About 5500 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Yes
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1978
School Motto : Age Quod Agis
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : Yes
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
School Charges School Charges
  School Fee($) Tong Fai($)  
S1 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - $320  
S5 - $320  
S6 - $320  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $200 (Applicable to new students)  
Incidentals($): -  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): -  
Charges for Specific Purposes($): $300  
Other Charges($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : 4 Science Laboratories, Computer Room, Maker Studio, Creative Media Laboratory, Multi-Media Learning Centre, Language Room, Geography Room, 3 Technology & Living Rooms, Visual Arts Room, Music Room, Ethics & Religious Studies Room, Social Worker's Office, Education Psychologist's Office, Student Association room, English Corner, Campus TV Studio, Indoor Rowing Room, Library, Multi-Purpose Learning Room, Student Activity Room, 2 Teachers' Resource Rooms, Parents' Resource Room, Station for the Soul, Career & Life-planning Room, History Gallery, Lecture Theatre, Hall, 2 Basketball Courts and Garden. All classrooms are air-conditioned and installed with an interactive projector, screen and computer with internet connection.
Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift and Accessible toilet.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 58
Total number of teachers in the school: : 57
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 81%
Special Education Training : : 26%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 4%
5-9 years : : 19%
10 years or above : : 77%
2017/2018 Class Structure 2017/2018 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 4
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2017/2018 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Putonghua, Chinese History, Liberal Studies* (S.1, S.2), History*, Geography*, T&L*, Religious Education*, Visual Arts*, Music*, PE*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Science (S.1 & S.2), Science(S.3 Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : School-based curriculum: ICT*, Economics* (S.3), BAFS* (S.3)
Subjects Offered in 2017/2018 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, History, Geography, Economics, T&L, HMSC, Visual Arts, E&RS, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Religious Education and PE
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, BAFS and Mathematics (Extended Part Module 1)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2018/2019 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Putonghua, Chinese History, Liberal Studies* (S.1, S.2), History*, Geography*, T&L*, Religious Education*, Visual Arts*, Music*, PE*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Science (S.1 & S.2), Science (S.3 Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : School-based curriculum: ICT*, Economics* (S.3), BAFS (S.3)*
Subjects to be Offered in 2018/2019 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, History, Geography, Economics, HMSC, Visual Arts, E&RS, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Religious Education and PE
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, BAFS and Mathematics (Extended Part Module 1),
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : -

*Subjects with extended learning activities (ELA) in English

Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
Secondary One Admission : Our school will accept discretionary places.
Our school will participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S1 in September 2018 ). Admission criteria and the different weightings for DP: 60%--internal school results and the rank order of applicants as provided by the EDB 10%--conduct 10%--performance in extra-curricular activities 20%--performance in interview
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : To Strengthen S.1 students' English ability and learning foundation, a series of activities including S.1 English, Mathematics and Science bridging courses, S.1 Orientation, S.1 learning skills workshop and parents' workshop are held.
The school has developed a systematic health education programme to help students attain physical and mental well-being. The school's efforts in this area has been recognized by the World Health Organisation and has obtained the Silver Award of The Hong Kong Healthy Schools Award Scheme granted by the EDB and the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion, the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005, 2010 and 2014. In support of environmental sustainability, the school has spared no effort in conserving energy and was granted Hanson Excellent Award in the Energy Saving Championship Scheme held by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department in 2017.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
Schools' Key Concerns : 1. Boost academic performance,enhance learning and teaching effectiveness.
2. Carry out the mission of Catholic Schools.
School Management Organisation
(1) School Management Organisation: : School-based management has been adopted to provide a quality education and to maintain a high degree of communication as well as accountability. Headed by the IMC, the School Advisory Committee and the School Administrative and Development Committee supervise the work of the Learning and Teaching Committee, School Ethos and Student Support Committee, Co-curricular Committee and Administrative Group, which coordinate the programmes in the school. Evidence-based and quantitative data-oriented mode of assessments are utilised in the formulation of the school's three-year development plan and the adoption of clear and concrete school improvement measures.The school has also set up the Staff Consultative Committee.
(2) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee: : The Incorporated Management Committee, comprising 8 representatives from the school's sponsoring body, 1 independent member, 2 teacher managers,
2 parent managers, 1 alumni manager and the Principal, has sound knowledge of educational affairs and school development. It meets regularly to supervise the school's work and to give guidance.
(3) School Green Policy: : A series of environmental protection measures has been implemented to cut down on the use of energy, water and paper and to reduce waste. The school has been awarded Hanson Excellent Award in the Energy Saving Championship Scheme held by the Environment Bureau and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : The school takes a whole-school approach to creating an English-rich environment. English is adopted as the medium of instruction in Mathematics and Science. Subject-related vocabulary and usage are taught in all subjects, except Chinese, Chinese History and Putonghua. Putonghua is taught in all S.1-S.3 classes. Foreign language classes are offered to boost students' language abilities.
(2) Learning & Teaching Strategies: : 1. Develop students' habits of making notes and doing pre-lesson preparation so as to consolidate their self-learning skills.
2. Conduct assessment to help students understand their own learning styles and teachers to adjust teaching strategies and assignments so as to boost the effectiveness of learning and teaching.
3. Adopt diverse and interactive modes of learning and implement e-learning to arouse students' interest and enhance their learning effectiveness.
4. Implement various reading schemes, e.g. Chinese, English, cross-curricular and parent-child ones to develop in students a love of reading and to strengthen their learning foundation.
5. Carry out different modes of formative assessment, summative assessment and academic result analyses to regularly review learning effectiveness and boost students' learning capability.
6. Make effective use of statistical analyses of students' test and exam results to inform learning and teaching.
7. Incorporate the elements of gifted education into lessons to help students develop their potentials as well as catering for learner diversity.
8. Take into account school's development, curriculum reforms and society's needs, the Learning and Teaching Committee regularly reviews the school's curricula and teaching pedagogies so as to cater to students' interests and abilities and explore effective teaching methods and assessments.
9. Received positive feedback from EDB’s external school review team in 2013 and commendation from QAI team’s focus inspection on medium of instruction in 2011: the whole-school approach to creating English environment and teachers were invited to share their experiences with Hong Kong teachers on the implementation of school-based cross-curricular curriculum. Several teachers were invited by EDB to have their lessons recorded as exemplars for professional training purposes. PSHE focus inspection was carried out by the EDB in 2015-16. The inspectors commended the school on curriculum design. Students' and teachers' performance in lessons was also highly commended.
(3) School-based curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X. School-based Curriculum: Chinese Language, English Language, Chinese History, S.3 Economics and BAFS and Religious Education.
2. Curriculum highlights:
- Inclusion of the elements of gifted education into the curriculum to cater for learner diversity and help students better develop their potentials.
- A strong interface between the junior and the senior curricula.
(4) Career and Life Planning: : 1. Implement career and life planning curriculum in S.1-S.6.
2. Provide individual counselling on work and study for S.3, S.5 and S.6 students so as to help them make informed decisions in accordance with their interests, abilities and orientations.
(5) Key Learning Areas: : 1. The school has endeavoured to help students become life-long learners with good self-directed learning skills by increasing their knowledge base and building up their generic skills through the implementation of different reading schemes, both subject-based and cross-curricular, and project learning.
2. E-learning has been adopted to enhance classroom interactions, which in turn increase students’ motivation to learn. Students also learn the habits of self-learning and doing pre-lesson preparation by making use of online learning resources. This will help to increase the effectiveness of learning and teaching.
3. The school has placed a strong emphasis on students’ character formation. The core values of Catholic education are imparted to students through formal and hidden curricula. Various talks on current affairs and exchange tours to the Mainland are held to cultivate students’ civic mindedness.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : 1. S.1-S.3 students' learning potentials or difficulties are detected early through the analysis of assessment data so that teachers can adjust the curriculum and design tiered assignments to help students unleash their potentials or overcome learning difficulties, which can help to boost their academic performance. S.1 to S.6 students are streamed to cater for learner diversity.
2. Student Support Team, comprising experienced teachers, addresses the needs of gifted students and students with special educational needs.
(2) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : 1. The whole school year consists of two terms. In each term, there is a uniform test and an examination. The various modes of formative assessment adopted by different subjects help to inform teachers of students' performance and progress so that timely feedback can be given, which can boost teaching effectiveness and reduce exam stress.
2. There is a fixed proportion of questions of different levels of difficulty in tests and examinations so as to cater for learner diversity. In junior forms, different sets of English tests and exam papers are set according to students' abilities. With reference to the practice of HKEAA, Special test and exam arrangements are made for students with special educational needs.
(3) School Fee Remission : Not Applicable.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : The school has clear policies on home-school cooperation. Apart from the school maintaining contact with parents through circulars, school app, school newsletters and newspapers, PTA newsletters, school profile, and parents’ day, the PTA also organizes a variety of activities to strengthen home-school cooperation. Besides this, parents are also fully involved in school affairs through their representation on the Incorporated Management Committee.
(2) School Ethos: : The school has a strong loving and caring culture where staff, students and parents share the same beliefs and work together harmoniously.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 1. Boost academic performance and enhance learning effectiveness;
2. Carry out the mission of Catholic Schools.
(2) Teacher Professional Training & Development: : 1. Carry out peer lesson observation so that teachers can exchange their teaching experience.
2. Set up an e-learning team to familiarise techers with different learning apps so as to enchance lesson interaction and effectiveness. A workhsop on the production of learning and teaching videos will be organised to boost self-directed learning.
3. Hold workshops on spirituality education to provide teachers with the necessary professional support.
Extra-curricular/Co-curricular Activities : Under the leadership of the Students' Association and the four houses, the 27 clubs and societies, 7 service groups and over 30 interest groups organize activities for students which cover areas including religious formation, academic learning, recreation, sports and services.
Others : 1. Home Affairs Bureau Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
Our students perform well both morally and academically and have obtained the following scholarships:
2. Link First Generation University Student Scholarship
3. Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation Scholarship
4. Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize
5. TOEIC Exam TOEIC scholarship

Students have got excellent results in a spectrum of activities and have obtained the following prizes:
1. Joint School Chinese Debating Competition Champion
2. HK Science & Technology Parks Corporation, City Challenge--Bridge to a Smarter City (STEM), Champion of secondary section
3. HK Polytechnic University "Maker Faire Hong Kong 2017 X Make Big", Open Section Champion of Best Car Design & 1st runner-up of "I am a Driver"
4. EDB Inter-school Cross-curricular Project Competition on Climate Change, Champion of Junior Secondary Section
5. HKSTP Hong Kong Primary and Secondary Schools Science and Technology Competition Finals, Gold & Bronze Awards
6. University Of HK, HK Observatory & HK Meteorological Society Earthquake Detector Design Competition, Senior Secondary Section: My Most Favourite Earthquake Detector Award
7. Japan W.A.T.A. Open Inter-Continental Taekwondo Championships, Champion
8. NET Section, EDB ‘Speak Out – Act Up!’ Improvised Drama Competition, Dramatic Technique & Best Acting Awards
9. NET Section, EDB ‘Hands on Stage’ Puppetry Competition, First Prize & People’s Choice Awards
10. NET Section, EDB, Clipit Competition, Champion
11. HKVEP Workplace English Contest (Secondary Section), Champion
12. HK Schools Speech Festival F.1 & F.2 English Choral Speaking 1st Prize
13. HK Schools Sports Federation, Inter-school Cross Country Race, Girls Overall 1st runner-up
14. Inter-school Basketball Competition, Girls Grade C Champion
15. Floral Art by School Children, HK Flower Show, Champion
16. HK Catholic Diocesan Secondary Schools Joint Athletics Meet, Girls Overall Champion

To broaden students' horizons, the school has organised different study tours and field trips as follows:
1. Australia Summer Study Tour
2. New Zealand Summer Study Tour
3. Tai Wan Study Tour
4. Tai Pei Food Technology and Food Culture Study Tour
5. World Cultural Heritage--Chines History & Cultural Study Tour
6. Mainland Exchange Programme for Junior Secondary Students
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 8, 18, 7B, 17, 41, 45, 109;
Mini-bus: Mini-bus to Homantin from Mong Kok MTR station
Mini-bus 8M from Homantin MTR station
27M, 28M & mini-bus to Oi Man from Tokwawan.
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  • HK Polytechnic University
    HK Polytechnic University "Maker Faire Hong Kong 2017 X Make Big", Open Section Champion of Best Car Design & 1st runner-up of "I am a Drvier"
  • HK Schools Speech Festival F.1  English Choral Speaking 1st Prize
    HK Schools Speech Festival F.1 English Choral Speaking 1st Prize
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