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沙田官立中學
Sha Tin Government Secondary School
Address: 11-17 Man Lai Road Shatin
Phone:   26914744    Email:   stgss@stgss.edu.hk
Fax:   26091456    Website:   http://www.stgss.edu.hk

School Mission

School Vision: We inspire every student to learn, to think, to care and to achieve. It is our mission to provide the best opportunity for students to develop their potential to the full, to acquire knowledge, and to adopt a positive attitude towards work, life and their community in accordance with our school motto - LOVE, WISDOM & VIGOUR.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ms. TSE Yuen Ching
Principal : Ms. LAM Yuet Wah Janice (B.Sc, MA)
School Type : Gov't
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 4500 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : HKSAR Government
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Not Applicable
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1972
School Motto : LOVE, WISDOM and VIGOUR
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 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - -  
S5 - -  
S6 - -  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $50  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $22  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): (S.1 to S.5) $200 / (S.6) $150  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : Projectors and audio-visual equipment are installed in all 34 classrooms. Lessons and student activities are also conducted in the four well-equipped laboratories and special rooms such as Computer Rooms and Lecture Theatre. The Music Room, Student Activities Room, English Room and Conference Room in the new wing are also in use.
Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : 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: : 52
Total number of teachers in the school: : 54
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 44%
Special Education Training : : 20%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 4%
5-9 years : : 13%
10 years or above : : 83%
2019/2020 Class Structure 2019/2020 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 4
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
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2), Biology (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Physics (S.3), Project Learning (S.3), History, Geography, Life and Society, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education
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, Chinese Literature & Liberal Studies
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Music (S.4)
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
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2), Biology (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Physics (S.3), Project Learning (S.3), History, Geography, Life and Society, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Music and Physical Education
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, Chinese Literature & Liberal Studies
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Music (S.4)
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 accept discretionary places. Our school will participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2020 ).Criteria for S.1 Discretionary Places: The school takes into consideration students' conduct (grade B or above is required), the Rank Order from EDB, performance in extra-curricular activities, internal academic results and awards when admitting S.1 students. Students will be selected for interviews. For details, please refer to our school website http://www.stgss.edu.hk.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation Activities: To help S.1 students to adapt to the English learning environment, our school organizes the S.1 English Bridging Program in summer. There is also a wide variety of orientation programs, such as the S.1 Orientation Day and Welcoming S.1 Students Camp. The S.1 Parents' Day is also held to facilitate communication and create a close bond between parents and teachers.
The Health, Sex and Life Education Committee is set up to promote the idea of living healthily.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : To develop effective teaching and learning strategies for academic pursuit and to foster among students positive values conducive to their whole person development.
(2) School Management Organisation: : We are a government grammar school established on the basis of the policies devised by EDB. The School-Management Committee is set up and it endorses and fully supports the school policies and development plans.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : The School Management Committee of Sha Tin Government Secondary School consists of teachers, parents, alumni and independent members.
(4) School Green Policy: : Environmental & Media Education Committee is set up to promote environmental protection among students.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : English is used as the medium of instruction in all subjects except Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Chinese Literature and Liberal Studies. Our school aims to train our students to become biliterate in English and Chinese, and trilingual in English, Putonghua and Cantonese.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : With sophisticated computer network and facilities, our school actively promotes information technology in education. We also emphasize the training of students' self-learning skills, nurturing good virtues and manners, whole-person development and effective teaching and learning. The curricula and teaching syllabuses of various subjects in our school gear closely to the curriculum framework and key learning areas devised by EDB and CDC. School-based curriculum is implemented in our school and the training of students' generic skills is also incorporated in everyday lessons.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 3X. A multitude of subject combinations are devised from different key learning areas postulated by Education Bureau.
2. Curriculum highlights:
Cross-curricula Collaboration.
Subject Choice of Senior Levels e.g. Students can choose electives from a combination of Science and Humanities Subjects.
STEM Education Class for S.2 at Arts And Technology Education Centre (ATEC).
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : The school places great emphasis on promoting 'Reading to Learn' to our students. Headed by the Reading to Learn Committee, extensive reading schemes, book exhibitions, seminars and book review writing competitions are organized. The school also promotes I.T. in education. With Wifi 900 fully installed everywhere on the school campus in the new academic year, eLearning which aims to boost students' interest in all subject areas will be one of our major concerns. To enhance teaching effectiveness, teachers will incorporate a variety of eLearning elements in the curriculum. Students will also be guided to learn at their own pace according to their ability through self-exploring a profusion of eLearning materials. STEM education will be widely implemented not only in our key learning areas but also in activities within and outside the school, with the community to enrich students' knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Last but not least, reading, lesson preparation and learning across the curricula will continue to be indispensable parts of our curricula in consolidating students' foundation. Our school also puts great emphasis on moral and civic education. Value education activities are conducted to help our students to build up positive values and attitudes in life, and to foster their personal development so that they can contribute themselves to the development of the society.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : In order to strengthen career and life planning education, our school has implemented a school-based “Careers and Life Planning Scheme” for all senior form students. Students will be able to understand their career preferences and academic aspirations after completing aptitude tests, researching on university programs and participating in various career-related activities. Moreover, career and life planning education is incorporated in subject lessons and extra-curricular activities for all students under the whole-school approach.
We aim to motivate students to plan their future as a versatile person in partnership with guidance, discipline, extra-curricular activities, community services and other expertise in student development.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : To cater for learner diversity, our school organizes after-school learning programs, assigns graded exercises to students of different abilities and employs different teaching strategies to match students' learning styles. Our school makes use of information technology to support students of diverse abilities to learn at their own pace after school. Group learning activities and discussions are held to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning. Teachers give timely feedback to students regarding their learning tasks to consolidate their knowledge. Students also have to do self-evaluation on their studies.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : We endeavour to foster integration and build a caring school community, offering students with special needs school-based support through home-school cooperation and resource allocation. Catering for individual student’s needs, our targeted and diversified support services will improve students’ learning effectiveness and communication skills, hence to ensure a more enjoyable integrated school life and a healthier personal growth. We have set up a support group for students, members including our assistant principal, the SEN coordinator, teachers equipped with SEN training, our school social worker, teaching assistants and the education psychologist from EDB. We and our subsidiary units keep close contact with the inspectors from Special Education Support Section, EDB as well as parents. We carefully assign a range of resources for SEN assistance, providing for example professional care services such as speech therapy and other skills’ training workshops. Our valued home-school cooperation and regular communication between parents and our group members or teachers bring forward our joint-effort in student support.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : In junior forms, there are one uniform mid-term test and one exam in each term. Project work forms part of the assessment and continuous assessment is also introduced in S.1-S.5. Continuous assessment includes students' learning attitude in class and homework assessment.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : The Parents-Teachers Association is set up with the aim to establish a close bond among parents, to facilitate communication and strengthen the tie between the school and the students' families. The Association also works closely with and fully supports the school for the betterment of students. Besides, two parent representatives are elected as members of the School Management Committee to help devise the school major policies and endorse the school budget.
(2) School Ethos: : Our school has established a good reputation and we provide a harmonious environment for students to learn. Students have a strong sense of belonging to the school and there are committees providing various kinds of support to our students, including discipline, guidance, moral and civic education, health, sex and life education, environmental and media education, careers and extra-curricular activities Committees.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : We strive for excellence in learning and teaching through measures such as enhancing students' effective learning strategies, catering for learning diversity and implementation of New Senior Secondary Education. On top of these, the school also puts great emphasis on the Student Portfolio Scheme, Student Learning Profile, Project-based learning and Reading to Learn.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : Teachers are encouraged to attend courses and seminars to broaden their professional knowledge. Our school organizes three Professional Development Days throughout the year and a mentor is assigned for every new teacher. Peer lesson observation and collaborative lesson preparation are frequently conducted among teachers to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : There are four houses and twenty-three interest clubs in our school. School clubs are divided into five types, including academic, arts, sports, interest and service groups.
Others : The School Improvement Program of our school was completed in September, 2004. The air-conditioned classrooms and the well-facilitated school premises provide a spacious and comfortable environment for various learning and extra-curricular activities.
Direct public transportation to School : By Bus: 80M, 81M, 86, 89, 89B, 170, 182, 282;
By MTR: Get off at Che Kung Temple Station, Tai Wai Station or Sha Tin Station.
Remarks : OLE activities are conducted through both formal and informal curriculum.
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  • School Entrance
    School Entrance
  • New Term Assembly
    New Term Assembly
  • Performance by the School Chinese Orchestra
    Performance by the School Chinese Orchestra
  • School life of STGSS - A Place for Dreamers
    School life of STGSS - A Place for Dreamers
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