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天主教慈幼會伍少梅中學
Salesians of Don Bosco Ng Siu Mui Secondary School
Address: 30, Kwai Hop Street, Kwai Chung, N.T.
Phone:   24258223    Email:   ngsiumui@mail.sdbnsm.edu.hk
Fax:   24890921    Website:   http://www.sdbnsm.edu.hk

School Mission

Taking the Gospel teachings of Christ as our principles and the best practice guide, we strive for a balanced and holistic development of our students in all spheres of their life with religious beliefs, loving kindness and reasons.

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School Information School Information
District : Kwai Tsing
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. Fr. So Chi Chiu
Principal : Mr. Li Kin Man (B.S.W. PGDE, M.SOC.SC(Counselling), MA R.S.W.Associate Fellow, HKPCA)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Boys
School Size : About 7400 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Salesians of Don Bosco
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Yes
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1972
School Motto : "DBTS" are the initials of four Latin words "Delectatio Bonitatis Thesaurus Sapientiae". These four words "pleasure, goodness, treasure, wisdom" bear the meaning of "Being glad to do good is a rich source of wisdom".
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 - $320  
S5 - $320  
S6 - $320  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $40  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $30  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $300  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : Other than classrooms, the school has a real Cafe Practical Room, Baking room, professional Fitness Centre, Campus TV Studio, Boxing Hall, Information and Technology Learning Centre, Computer room, Science laboratories, STEM laboratory, Design and Technology Workshop, Liberal Studies Room, Music Room, Visual Arts Room, Project-Learning Study Room, Workshop, Counseling Room, Student Activity Center, Basketball Court and Volleyball Court. The Engfo Centre, Innovation and Learning Centre, Ceramic Art Room will also be completed in 2019. The school hall and classrooms are air-conditioned.
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: : 32
Total number of teachers in the school: : 38
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 82%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 48%
Special Education Training : : 14%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 29%
5-9 years : : 14%
10 years or above : : 57%
2019/2020 Class Structure 2019/2020 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 2
S2 : 2
S3 : 2
S4 : 2
S5 : 2
S6 : 2
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Ethics / Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, Design and Technology, Chinese History, Putonghua, Arts, Physical Education, Music, Moral and Civic Education, Other Learning Experiences.
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
Using English as the medium of instruction for Non-Chinese Speaking Students: Ethics / Religious Studies, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, Design and Technology, Chinese Studies, Arts, Physical Education, Music, Moral and Civic Education, Other Learning Experiences.
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : :

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Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Ethics / Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Applied Chinese (NCS), Moral and Civic Education, Physical Education, Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Biology, Health Management and Social Care, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Design and Applied Technology, Physical Education (DSE), Visual Arts.
English as the medium of instruction : : Ethics / Religious Studies, English Language, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Design and Applied Technology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Physical Education (DSE).
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Urdu (Senior Secondary elective subject)
Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Ethics / Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, Design and Technology, Chinese History, Putonghua, Arts, Physical Education, Music, Moral and Civic Education, Other Learning Experiences.
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
Using English as the medium of instruction for Non-Chinese Speaking Students: Ethics / Religious Studies, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, Design and Technology, Chinese Studies, Arts, Physical Education, Music, Moral and Civic Education, Other Learning Experiences.
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : :

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Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Ethics / Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Applied Chinese (NCS), Moral and Civic Education, Physical Education, Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Biology, Health Management and Social Care, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Design and Applied Technology, Physical Education (DSE), Visual Arts.
English as the medium of instruction : : Ethics / Religious Studies, English Language, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Design and Applied Technology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Physical Education (DSE).
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Urdu (Senior Secondary elective subject)

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 ).We welcome applications for discretionary places. The selection of applicants will base on their: 1. Conduct (30%), 2. Academic Results (25%), 3. Interview Performance (language competence, flexibility in responses, appearance) (25%) and 4. Extra-curricular Activities & Awards (20%), decremented by percentage.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : New Student Adaptation Courses, English Classes, S.1 Orientation week, S.1 Student and Parent Night will be held in summer to prepare our S.1 entrants for the new learning environment. Lunch-box is arranged by the Student Affairs Committee and S.1 class teachers will accompany the students in the classroom for lunch. Canteen will be monitored by the Parent Teacher Association to ensure a balanced diet for students. In addition, all transfer students will have individual interview arranged by the social worker or school counselor to ensure that students can adapt to school life as soon as possible, and are ready to plan his own life.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Achieve effective learning and teaching, to take care of the learning diversity (to enhance education on human nature).
2. Realize students’ potential and open up possibilities, cultivate students' self-confidence, and encourage a positive attitude towards life (faith education and group experiences).
(2) School Management Organisation: : We practise school-based management to demonstrate an open and responsible attitude.The Board of Managers is made up of representatives from the sponsoring body, Principal, teachers, parents, alumni and independent managers. The Learning & Teaching Committee always works closely and cooperatively with all other Subject Teams in monitoring academic development. There are also specific committees managing dimensions on Student Development Committee, Religious, Moral and Civic Education Committee, Pastoral and Care Group, Teaching Effectiveness Assessment Team, Career and Life-wide Learning Committee, Student Affairs, School Promotion Committee, Parent-Teacher Association, Alumni Association.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : The school is led by Incorporated Management Committee.
(4) School Green Policy: : Over the years, the school has completed projects on campus beautification and environmental conservation to raise students' environmental awareness in all aspects.With fund from the Environmental Education and Community Action Project, the school has installed T5 fluorescent lamps light system to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The school also installed solar control films on windows to insulate heat from sunlight. These films not only reduce energy consumption by lowering room temperature, but also block UV rays which may damage students' sight and skin.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : 1. To cater the students’ abilities and learning needs, school implements the whole-school language policy. For Chinese-speaking classes, the medium of instruction (MOI) is Chinese Language while the medium of instruction (MOI) is English Language for non-Chinese speaking classes.
2. A wide range of language enrichment activities are organized. Take English Language as an example, we have English writing, storytelling and drama competitions and all these help to promote an active and positive learning environment for our students.
3. The school arranges outdoor extra-curricular language related activities to broaden the horizons of students.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : 1. School-based curriculum subjects design and a wide range of strategies to cater for learner diversity.
2. Conduct "cooperative learning" to enhance classroom teaching effectiveness.
3. Use cross-curricular learning activities to enable students to build knowledge.
4. Cross-curricular school-based STEM project. Science, Design and Applied Technology and Information Technology teachers will work together to launch STEM activities to promote learning and teaching activities to enhance learning motivation and learning outcomes.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X. Two electives are offered in S.4-S.6.
2. Curriculum highlights: The school has provided a wide range of other learning experience such as Music Training, Video Recording, Dancing, Barista Skills, Dessert and Pastry, Lighting and Audio, Science, Recreational Sports, Cricket and Campus Embellishment. Some of these courses are taught by professionals of the industry.In order to cater for learning diversity, enhance the teaching and learning effectiveness, the school has collaboration with EDB, different local Universities and social service organisations to develop school based curriculum in core subjects.
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : Reading, Information Technology and Project-based learning are integral to the school curriculum. Through voluntary work and social service, students’ sense of responsibility and respect for others is enhanced. And through sharing in morning assemblies and class periods, students’ correct moral judgement can be cultivated.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : The school dedicates to improving students' morality and values by exploring the potential of students and encouraging students to set clear goals for further studies and employment. Through activities such as exploration and mock interviews,students are enabled to fully grasp their interests, abilities and strengths, understand the world of work, enhance generic skills, and set targets for the future. Internships at companies or voluntary agencies during the holidays, as well as running small businesses in the school, practicing in real circumstances, help to guide and equip students to start their own business.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : 1. One Life and One Mentor Program. In addition to the class teacher, each student is led by a teacher as a life mentor, from the admission to graduation. The teacher will guide students to strive for excellence and help them deal with the challenges of growth.
2. The school has two social workers. The school education psychologists and speech therapists and counselors form a support team and are responsible for counseling students and training the teachers.The school-based curriculum is designed to enhance the learning ability of students with special learning needs. Participation in the school-based school support program of the Education Bureau, allowing teachers to communicate with professional teams through lectures, conferences and lectures.
3. Non-Chinese Speakers group: To provide Non-Chinese Speakers students with a large number of supporting programmes, including Chinese computer input methods and related self-study software. E-learning in Chinese Language is practised.
4. DSE Urdu course for NCS students.Non-Chinese teachers will be responsible for taking care of Non-Chinese Speakers students.
5. Newly Arrived Students’ Support: To help newly arrived student adapt to the education system and programmes in Hong Kong, the school has organized various activities and courses, including adaptation courses, English Language Programme and S.1 orientation week to help them to improve their English and Cantonese, and to adapt to Hong Kong society as soon as possible and to build a personal development path.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : The main members of the Student Support Team include the Special Education Needs Coordinator, Chinese Language Teacher, English Teacher, General Studies Teacher, Social Workers, counselors, speech therapists and Educational Psychologist. The school uses the Learning Support Subsidy Outsourcing Counselling Service and Speech Therapy Services to provide appropriate support to students, including literacy training for students with special learning difficulties and social skills training for students with autism/Alzheimer's disease. Provide concentration training for students with insufficient concentration and counseling services for students with emotional problems/mental diseases. In addition, the school organizes talks for parents with special education needs and sets up parent groups to provide relevant learning support information and collect parental opinions to promote communication and cooperation between home and school.
(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; appoints additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; arranging intensive Chinese learning and teaching mode(s), e.g. pull-out learning if necessary, split-class/group learning, etc.; developing school-based Chinese Language curriculum and/or adapting learning and teaching materials; organising cultural integration activities; and hiring additional manpower and/or translation/interpretation services to facilitate the communication with parents.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : Students with special education needs are given special test and examination arrangements, curriculum and assessments adjustments.

Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : The school PTA arranges different types of events and activities such as recreational activities, parenting workshops, field trips inside or outside Hong Kong, parent-child volunteer service, etc., to develop a better connection with the parents and guardians.
(2) School Ethos: : Moral education is our school main concern.
1. Through everyday morning assembly, class teacher period and weekly assembly, the school fosters students to take responsibility and respect the sentiments of others.
2. Through classroom management policy, diversified development program and community service learning programs, the school foster students to strive for excellence, innovation and service to others.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 1. An innovative STEM center will be established for students to conduct research and development of SMART devices to enhance the quality of life for elderly in the community.
2. The library will be renovated and transformed into a 21st century Innovative Learning Laboratory to enable the conduct of cross-curricular learning activities.3.During the Life-Wide Learning Week, the school will organize overseas excursion to Japan, Singapore and Canada to conduct research on local school systems, architectural development and sustainable environmental development.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : The full implementation of different levels of professional training:
New teacher training,Subject-based training,Whole school teaching strategy training,Middle management training,Participate in SEN training visit, observe and exchange with other schools.Carry out the "Lesson Walk-through". Through the "observation - sharing - amendment" cycle, teachers share with each other to promote professional exchanges.The school has participated in the EDB School-based Support Program. Through discussion, lesson preparation, class observation and other activities, the teachers can enhance their professional level.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : Twenty one extra- curricular activities groups and associations of five categories (Religion, academics, sports, art, interest and services) will be provided.Besides, the school has organized other learning experience courses in the lesson. Thirteen courses will be provided in this year so as to enhance students’ skills in different areas.
One Mentor One Game - To Provide students with diverse learning experiences and cater for their learning needs, we have designed an “One mentor One game program”. Each teaching member will be responsible for an external competition. We are aiming to facilitate students’ learning, encourage them to explore their interests and potentials.
Others : One Student One Service
Being able to serve is very important to students' development. Therefore, the school has a service plan for every student. All students have the opportunity to serve the community at least once in a year, so that they can be part of the society, help each other and enhance their self-value.
In 2019, the Elder Academy will be established to encourage students to know and care for the elders in the community and to nurture the virtues of “Honor old people as we do our own aged parents".

Every student will have the opportunity to participate in an outbound study tour at least once during their six years with us.
The school provides students with chances to learn internationally. Study tours including; The Mainland’s study Tour, The Macau Pilgrimage Tour, The Yunnan Youth Cultural Exchange Programme, the Malaysian Multicultural Exploration Tour, The Creation of the God - Salesians Youth Taiwan Study Tour, Youth Exchange in the Mainland Programme: Zhangjiajie were organized to enhance students’ learning experience and broaden their horizons by different learning themes.

Scholarship/Grant
In order to encourage the students, the school nominates and assists students with the application of grants and scholarships.
Students of the school have been awarded:
The Ng Siu Mui University Scholarship, Home Affairs Bureau Harmony Scholarship, Fr. Denis Martin Sponsorship,Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize,
Upward Mobility Scholarship, The Rev. Joseph Carra Memorial Education Grant,
Elsie Tu Education fund, Salesians of Don Bosco Grant, "Progress Tour" Award Scheme, The Tsuen Kwai Tsing District Secondary School Principal's Association "Outstanding Student Election", Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations (Kwai Tsing District) "Flying Progressive Student" Award,
Hong Kong Guangdong Society New Territories School Head Association Scholarship, and Youth Arch Student Improvement Award.

Open/Inter-school competitions (2018-19)
The 70th Hong Kong School Speech Festival, S.3 and S.4 English Solo Speech Champion and the third runner-up.
The 23rd Issue of the Excellent Works Award of the Radio Television Hong Kong Literacy Competition;
Essay Gathering - Online Excellent Article Gallery Ten Excellent Articles Award
The SAHK "Cross All Borders" competition of the Hong Kong Society for the Performing Arts Silver Award and Merit Award
2019 Youth Arts Festival "Youth Artists Year Award- Painting Group" Top Ten Young Artists Stars
Kwai Tsing District Inter-School Basketball Competition 5th Place
Kwai Tsing District Secondary School Sports Competition Boy's Group C 100m runner-up
Kwai Tsing District Secondary School Sports Competition Boy's Group C 200m runner-up
Lutheran School For The Deaf Friends School Invitational Sports Competition- Boys 4x100m Relay / Men's Team 4x100m Championship
2019 Hong Kong Flower Show Exhibits Competition - Three Merit Awards for Secondary School Potted Planting
Campus Farming Competition 2019 Kwai Tsing District Secondary School Best Single Crop Award
Latte Art Friendship competition Team 2nd runner-up
Hong Kong Inter-school Latte Art Competition Champion
Harvard Book Award
The Hong Kong Youth Photography Competition for the students, the Champion, the 1st runner-up, the Merit Award, the Student Achievement Group Merit Awards
The Ideal Home Photography Competition, and the Most Active School Participation Awards
Kwai Tsing District Council Photo Competition 2nd runner-up
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 34, 37, 37M, 38, 47X; MTR: Kwai Hing;
Light Bus (green): 89M.
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