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聖馬可中學
St. Mark's School
Address: 18 Oi Yin Street Aldrich Bay Shaukeiwan
Phone:   25601262    Email:   stmarks@stmarks.edu.hk
Fax:   25675809    Website:   http://www.stmarks.edu.hk

School Mission

We aspire to be an outstanding Christian school. Basing upon the ethos of Christian whole-person education as propounded by the Anglican Church, the School shall nurture individuals by offering a caring environment for academic endeavour, active exploration, cultural development, social interaction, and physical activity.

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School Information School Information
District : Eastern
Other District(s) : Kwun Tong
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Dr. YUEN Hoi Kau
Principal : Ms. NGAN Yuen Ying
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 5700 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Anglican (Hong Kong) Secondary Schools Council Limited
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Yes
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1949
School Motto : Straightway
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 - $340  
S5 - $340  
S6 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $80  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $25  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Non-standard Items: $320  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : There is a school hall, 3 basketball courts and a covered playground for various functions and sports activities. There are 33 classrooms, 5 laboratories, a library, a computer room, a multimedia learning center, a geography room, an art and design room, a home economics room and a music room. For other activities, there is an activity room amply equipped for practices in the performing arts, and a spacious multi-purpose room. There is also a cable campus television studio. The Chapel is a serene place for worship. All classrooms and special rooms are equipped with network desktop computers and LCD projectors. Teachers and students can use the computers anywhere on campus to access the Internet via LAN, cabled or wireless. IT facilities are effectively utilized. WiFi 900 project has been launched in 2016-2017 school year.
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: : 59
Total number of teachers in the school: : 62
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 97%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 52%
Special Education Training : : 33%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 24%
5-9 years : : 10%
10 years or above : : 66%
2019/2020 Class Structure 2019/2020 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 5
S3 : 4
S4 : 5
S5 : 4
S6 : 5
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, Religious Education, Putonghua, Physical Education*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Literature In English (S.3), Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, History, Geography, Business Fundamentals (S.3), Computer Literacy, Language Arts (S.1 & S.2), Home Economics (S.1 & S.2), Music, Visual Arts
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 Literature, Chinese History, Christianity and Ethics, Physical Education*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics Compulsory Part, Mathematics Extended Part Module 1, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2, Liberal Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature In English, Geography, History, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Art, Music (S.4 & S.6)
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, Religious Education, Putonghua, Physical Education*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Literature In English (S.3), Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, History, Geography, Business Fundamentals (S.3), Computer Literacy, Language Arts (S.1 & S.2), Home Economics (S.1 & S.2), Music, Visual Arts
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 Literature, Chinese History, Christianity and Ethics, Physical Education*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics Compulsory Part, Mathematics Extended Part Module 1, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2, Liberal Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Literature In English, Geography, History, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Music (F.4, F.6)
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 S.1 in September 2020 ).Admission Criteria : 50% on academic performance - the applicant's primary school internal academic results and his/her position in the "DP Rank Order List" supplied by the Education Bureau; 50% on Interview - consideration will be given to the student's ability to communicate in English. Credit will be given to awards, good conduct, extra-curricular activities and services.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : A bridging course is organized in the summer holidays for new Form 1 students to help them adapt to the English medium of instruction. There is also a New Students Orientation Day for new students and their parents. Balanced diet, healthy eating and regular exercises are introduced in the lessons of Home Economics and Physical Education.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns :

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(2) School Management Organisation: : Adopting school-based management, we have set up different committees to look after various aspects of operation and development. Communication channels among different stakeholders of the school are effectively established and utilized.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : Members of the Incorporated Management Committee include representatives of the school sponsoring body, teachers, parents, alumni and independent professionals.
(4) School Green Policy: : 1. Air conditioning: air conditioning could be used when the morning temperature is 26 degree Celsius or above.
2. All lights are fluorescent lights which is energy saving lights.
3. In many classrooms, laboratories and staff room, windows are covered by solar control window films.
4. Using of No. 1 energy labels in many electrical appliances, e.g. air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc.
5. Greening the school by purchasing green pots making use of government subsidies.
6. Recycling bins are put at playgrounds and staff room.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : The school adopts English as the main medium of instruction in all classes. (Please refer to “Subjects Offered in the 2019/20 School Year” and “Subjects to be Offered in the 2020/21 School Year” for further details.)
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : Our goal is to create a learning environment conducive to the development of social awareness, a sense of responsibility and community spirit. Teaching is learner-centred, aiming to raise students' critical thinking, creativity and the ability to learn to learn. A broad and balanced curriculum covering the eight key learning areas is provided for the students in Forms 1 to 3. Students in Forms 4 to 6 follow the senior secondary curriculum, taking the 4 core subjects and 3 electives. There is a variety of subjects to suit their interests, abilities and future studies. Learning diversity is well taken care of by the curriculum at various levels. Students also learn to learn through group projects, presentations and educational visits. Opportunities abound for students to apply knowledge acquired, to prove themselves and to excel. A whole-school approach is adopted in promoting reading. The Early Bird Reading Scheme, mainly for junior form students, is run every morning during the week from 7:30 to 8:00. There is also a reading session in the school. These provide opportunities to help students develop a habit and an interest in reading.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 3X. Students based on their interest and ability to choose three elective subjects.
2. Curriculum highlights: The curriculum at the junior levels is restructured to cater for learning diversity and students' careers needs. Some classes are split and additional teachers hired to facilitate teaching and learning. Small group and individual mentoring facilitates close monitoring, and enhancement or remedial work is administered accordingly.
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : 1. To nurture students to be confident and self-directed learners.
2. To nurture positive values in students to face challenges.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : The School aims to facilitate students’ understanding of their own strengths and interests, so as to devise their goals in career and life planning. Through the career curriculum and various career-related activities in and outside school, students are equipped with the key knowledge and attitude in self-understanding, career exploration and career planning and management. Small group and individual career guidance services are in place to address the individual needs of students.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : The curriculum at the junior levels is restructured to cater for learning diversity and students' careers needs. Some classes are split and additional teachers hired to facilitate teaching and learning.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : The student support team consists of the vice principals, guidance mistress, SEN Coordinator, experienced guidance teachers and school social worker. In addition, the education psychologist and speech therapist also provide specialist support to students with special educational needs (SEN). The student support team formulates school-based polices, plans, implements and evaluates school-based policies and measures to facilitate inclusion of SEN students.
Information of F. 1 students or newly admitted students with special educational needs will be collected, with parents’ consent, for early identification and intervention. The school will arrange referral for students suspected to have special educational needs, with parents’ consent, to appropriate organizations or specialists for further assessment and follow-up service.
Moreover, students suspected to have special educational needs, with parents’ consent, will be referred to appropriate organizations or specialists for further assessment and follow-up service.
Various grants, e.g. Student Guidance Grant and Learning Support Grant, will be used to purchase professional supporting service, e.g. speech therapy, social skills training and individual counselling, according to students’ needs.
The school also plans for continuing professional development of teachers to cater for the needs of SEN students. Teachers will attend relevant training courses and seminars.
Special examination arrangements, subject to the assessment and recommendation of the specialists and with parents’ consent, is provided to SEN students. The school also makes application for special examination arrangements for students taking the HKDSE.
(3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students : Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: Additional school-based support will be provided to non-Chinese speaking students to help them to integrated into the local curriculum.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : Besides examinations, continuous assessment is carried out, including regular assignments, tests, reading activities and group projects. These exercises enable students to develop their potentials in different areas, and teachers to find out the students' strengths and weaknesses. Assessment is both of and for learning.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : Parent Teacher Association organizes various activities, e.g. BBQ, picnic, used book sales, seminars. The school works closely with parents to nurture the growth of students through different channels such as Parents' Nights and Parents' Day.
(2) School Ethos: : The school works to cater for the uniqueness of the school and individual students, further enhancing development beyond the scope of academic achievements. A full time social worker from the YMCA and a part-time educational psychologist provide services for both parents and students. Extra-curricular activities, careers guidance, religious education and, in fact, all sectors of the school collaborate to take students to the farthest they can go in all aspects.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 1. To nurture students to be confident and self-directed learners;
2. To nurture positive values in students to face challenges.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : Teachers keep closely abreast of and many are well ahead of the Continuous Professional Development recommendation. Peer learning within the staff is dynamic and robust. Activities range from lesson observation and collaboration to team teaching and planning across the curriculum. Inter-school efforts are vigorous and professional sharing of good practices with other schools is common.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : To provide life-wide learning opportunities for our students, the school organizes a wide range of extra-curricular activities both on and off the school campus. Our students foster healthy hobbies and interests, and develop a strong sense of belonging through participating in these activities. The House Organization, among the oldest in the territory, was established with a view not only to developing the leadership skills of students but also to enabling senior students to take care of junior ones in the five Houses. The clubs and societies help students explore knowledge beyond the curriculum and build a strong foundation for life-long learning. They participate in many inter-school competitions such as music, speech, science, mathematics and sports competitions, and have won numerous prizes. The uniformed groups and Social Service Club give many services to our school and to the community. The school arranges various activities to widen the horizons of our students. These include cultural exchange programmes and language immersion courses in mainland China and overseas.
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Direct public transportation to School : MTR: Shaukeiwan Station Exit D2.
Remarks : Small class teaching is implemented in English Language and Chinese Language.
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