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拔萃男書院
Diocesan Boys' School
Address: 131 Argyle Street Kowloon
Phone:   27115191    Email:   dbsadmin@dbs.edu.hk
Fax:   27611026    Website:   http://www.dbs.edu.hk

School Mission

To provide a liberal education based on Christian principles.
(https://www.dbs.edu.hk/index.php?s=profile&m=schoolmission)

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School Information School Information
District : Kowloon City
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : The Most Revd Dr. Paul Kwong
Principal : Mr. R.K.Y. Cheng
School Type : DSS
Student Gender : Boys
School Size : About 50000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Diocesan Boys' School Committee
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Not Applicable
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1869
School Motto : -
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : Yes
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
Chargeable Fees (2019/2020) Chargeable Fees (2019/2020)
  School Fee($) Tong Fai($)  
S1 $50000 -  
S2 $50000 -  
S3 $50000 -  
S4 $50000 -  
S5 $50000 -  
S6 $50000 -  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): 500 (for 6 years)  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): IB Bridging Programme (F.4) - $50,000 IB Diploma Programme (F.5) - $102,000 IB Diploma Programme (F.6) - $102,000  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : DBS facilities include:
- Track and field
- Swimming pools
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Gymnasium
- 3 Multi-media learning centres
- 13 special rooms
- Library
- Auditorium
- School Hall (big enough to screen movies)
Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible toilet.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 133
Total number of teachers in the school: : 142
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 96%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 50%
Special Education Training : : 32%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 34%
5-9 years : : 17%
10 years or above : : 49%
2019/2020 Class Structure 2019/2020 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 6
S2 : 6
S3 : 6
S4 : 6
S5 : 6
S6 : 6
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Elementary Chinese
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Integrated Science, History, Geography, French, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Design & Technology (Innovation & Design), Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Liberal Studies
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : -
Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part), Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 or 2, Liberal Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Design & Applied Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Economics, Geography, History, BAFS, Ethics & Religious Studies, French, Applied Learning
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Elementary Chinese
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Integrated Science, History, Geography, French, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Design & Technology (Innovation & Design), Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Liberal Studies
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part), Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 or 2, Liberal Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Design & Applied Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Economics, Geography, History, BAFS, Ethics & Religious Studies, French, Applied Learning
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : -

Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
Secondary One Admission : 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 ).Academic Results 60%; Extracurricular Achievements 20%; Performance in the Interviews 15%; Others 5% (e.g. father, brother are old boys; brother studying in DBS)
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Our School runs Summer School programs for new Grade 7 students between mid-July and early August every year in order to help them experience and adapt to their new secondary school life. Through Summer School, students are given opportunities to practise their critical thinking skills and participate in different activities. Hence, their horizons will be broadened. Moreover, students are able to make friends and learn how to interact with people, thus enhancing them to build a new social network.
In addition, our school offers “Sports For All” program to encourage all students to participate in sport activities. Through these different sports’ trainings, students’ correct and positive values will be established.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns :

Please refer to school website.

(2) School Management Organisation: : DBS has been established for 150 years, with a sound heritage and organization. Altogether, there have been 10 principals leading the school, passing on the same heritage and culture. There are many committees and departments formed by the school to look into matters like the curriculum, IT, extra-curricular activities, resources and home-school co-operation.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : -
(4) School Green Policy: : -
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : DBS adopts English medium of instruction across Grade 7 to 12. Multi Media Learning Centres facilitate language teaching and learning. Moreover, the school offers mandatory Mandarin lessons to G7 to G9 students, in the light of cultivating their Mandarin listening and speaking skills. In order to enhance students’ ability in bi-literacy and tri-lingualism, “Extensive Reading Scheme” is introduced in both our English and Chinese Language learning.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : The school reinforces on self-learning and emphasizes on critical thinking and analysis, ensuring that students can receive an interactive and holistic education. The panel heads of different subjects tailor-made a unique curriculum for their students based on EDB’s official curriculum. In this academic year, the Liberal Studies department adopts a cross-curriculum for G7 to G9 students in order to arouse students’ interest in liberal studies, as well as building a solid foundation for the students to face this subject in DSE. The school promotes reading in the form of “small group co-operation”. Teachers and Teaching Assistants take initiative to lead students to read, share and discuss in small groups. Throughout multiple times of small group reading practices, the school aims at improving students’ language and widening students’ reading horizon. With regard to reading assessment, the school encourages a variety of creative assessment formats like designing web pages, written reports, oral reports and printed reports.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 3X. Please refer to School Webpage (http://www2.dbs.edu.hk/nss/)
2. Curriculum highlights: (http://www2.dbs.edu.hk/nss/)
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : In Chinese Language, in order to encourage G7 to G12 students to read, the school adopts “Extensive Reading Scheme”. Furthermore, writers’ workshops and seminars are held so that writers could share their reading, creative and exam skills with the students.
The school has introduced “Leadership Training Camp” to provide moral and discipline training to senior form students. Our “Social Services Team” organizes voluntary services in Guangzhou, Sichuan and Africa regularly. Participating students have an opportunity to experience life and render services there.
The school offers “e-class” electronic platform and intranet services to train students to have the ability to self-learn and apply IT learning to their lives. Both English and Chinese departments have uploaded learning materials on e-class platforms for students’ easy reference.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : (https://www.dbs.edu.hk/index.php?s=students&m=careers)
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : There are English, Chinese and Mathematics remedial classes to help G7 to G12 students who are weaker in the respective subject(s). The school has also set up Sportsmen tutorial, weekend tutorials for both academically strong and weak students.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : The Special Education Needs Team has been formed. Meetings are held to assist SEN students regularly or when it is necessary. In order to render timely support, interviews are held with parents and new students with special needs.
A group of teachers have already received the SEN training to cater for students with different learning needs.
To enhance learning effectiveness of students of diverse abilities, the school flexibly deploys the Learning Support Grant and other available resources.
(3) 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; 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. We applies the EDB assessment tools for grouping the NCS students, facilitating them to obtain different Alternative Chinese Language qualification according to their needs and abilities. In order to gain exposure to Chinese Language, NCS students can opt-in for Putonghua and Chinese History Curriculum. French is provided for the NCS students as an option for 2nd language learning.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : Continuous Assessment: 20%
Examination: 80%
(5) School Fee Remission : Our school offers full school fee remission, 3/4, 1/2 or 1/4 school fee remission. 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. Newly admitted students could apply for the school fee remission before commencement of the new school year (usually in May and June). If the information provided is complete, the applicant will be notified of the result in two months' time from the date of application deadline.
- Please visit the web-link 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: : The school has got Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) for parents and teachers; and DSOBA for the alumni. Through various activities, like Garden Fete, seminars, outing, picnic, and games day, home-school co-operation could be enhanced. Furthermore, these activities serve the purpose for reinforcing the loyalty and school spirit among parents, old boys, teachers and students.
(2) School Ethos: : The school strongly encourages students to join different types of activities. Students are encouraged to make use of the school’s rich resources to develop personal’s interests, broaden their horizons and to explore the outside world. It is the school’s goal to cultivate outgoing, positive and optimistic students who treasure friendship and be able to think laterally. There are two registered Social Workers stationed at the school to counsel students in need.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : The school provides a holistic education based on multiple intelligence. We aim at helping students develop their creativity, leadership and independent thinking.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : The school provides in-service Professional Development Programmes for teachers. Teachers are positively encouraged to join different workshops, seminars and professional development courses.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : The school has got more than 60 clubs and societies, school teams and student organizations to help students in organizing different activities. The school encourages students to make use of her rich resources to develop their personal interests and train their organization skills. Through joining inter-school competitions, students will exercise team spirit.
Others : The School has set up a fund based on education development. It offers different types of scholarships, school fees remission and extra-curricular activities allowances in order to cater to different students’ needs.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 1, 1A, 2A, 2X, 3C, 9, 12A, 13D, 13P, 16, 16X, 18, 24, 27, 41, 42, 45, 72X, 81S, 87, 87D, 95, 98C, 98S, 203E, 213D, 281A, 296C, 296P, 887;
MTR: Mongkok / Mongkok East Station.
Remarks : With the reallocation of resources, DBS has implemented small class teaching in junior forms, increasing the number of classes in each form from 6 to 9. Currently, there are altogether 9 classes in junior forms. These 9 classes have been divided into 10 streams in major subjects, including English, Chinese and Mathematics.
By the same token, small class teaching is also implemented in the senior forms. At present, DBS offers 6 DSE classes in senior forms. These 6 classes have been divided into 7 to 9 streams in major subjects, including English, Chinese and Mathematics. Moreover, we offer 2 International Baccalaureate classes.
School Map School Map
  • DBS Campus
    DBS Campus
  • DBS 150th Anniversary Concert
    DBS 150th Anniversary Concert
  • Inter-School Swimming Competition
    Inter-School Swimming Competition
  • Year in Pictures 2018
    Year in Pictures 2018
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