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長沙灣天主教英文中學
Cheung Sha Wan Catholic Secondary School
Address: 533 Fuk Wing Street Cheung Sha Wan
Phone:   27415034    Email:   contact@cswcss.edu.hk
Fax:   27444810    Website:   http://www.cswcss.edu.hk

School Mission

- Share the universal mission of Catholic Schools in the education of the whole person.
- Spread the Gospel and lead students by example to live a life according to the Christian spirit.
- Inspire students’ positive values and develop their spirit of service.
- Inspire students to strive for excellence according to the school motto of “Self-strengthening and continuous improvement”.

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School Information School Information
District : Sham Shui Po
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ms. Chan Kam Tim Theresa
Principal : Mr. Poon Shing Kai (MStat, MSc, BEd, BSc)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Boys
School Size : About 4800 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 : 1970
School Motto : Self-Strengthening and Continuous Improvement
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 - $310  
S5 - $310  
S6 - $310  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $100  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $50  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $250  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : In order to facilitate teaching and learning and correspond with the “whole-person education”, the following facilities are provided:
1. Full coverage Wi-Fi has been installed in the whole campus
2. 1000 MB Broadband, mobile Apple centre and Android centre
3. Visualizers and computers in all classrooms
4. Smart ID cards for students
5. Multi-Media Learning Centre (MMLC)
6.Titan running track with the latest electronic chipset timer
7. Rock-climbing wall
8. Fitness room, Chapel, Mini-theatre, Multi-purpose Hall, Leisure Library and Resources Library
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: : 53
Total number of teachers in the school: : 59
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 54%
Special Education Training : : 20%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 7%
5-9 years : : 10%
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, Chinese History, P.E., Putongua, Religious Studies and Ethics
English as the medium of instruction : : English, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Liberal Studies, Computer & Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Reading
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 : : Core subjects: Chinese Language, P.E., Religious Studies and Ethics
Elective subjects: Chinese History, P.E. (HKDSE), Ethics and Religious Studies, Visual Arts
English as the medium of instruction : : Core subjects: Liberal Studies, English Language, Mathematics
Elective subjects: Mathematics (M1, M2), Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, History, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, "Business, Accounting & Financial Studies", Music
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, P.E., Putongua, Religious Studies and Ethics
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Liberal Studies, Computer & Technology, Visual Arts, Music, Reading
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 : : Core subjects: Chinese Language, P.E., Religious Studies and Ethics
Elective subjects: Chinese History, P.E. (HKDSE), Ethics and Religious Studies, Visual Arts
English as the medium of instruction : : Core subjects: Liberal Studies, English Language, Mathematics
Elective subjects: Mathematics (M1, M2), Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, History, Economics, Information & Communication Technology, "Business, Accounting & Financial Studies", Music
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 ).1) Primary School Exam Results: 50% 2) Interview: 30% 3) Conduct: 10% 4) Extracurricular Activities / Service / Awards: 10%
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : 1. F.1 parents and students Orientation Day in August.
2. Two-week F.1 Bridging Course.
3. F.1 Life Education Camp.
4. Through the implementation of Life Education, students can develop a healthy lifestyle, positive attitude and values.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : TO GIVE AND TO LEAD
(2) School Management Organisation: : Adopts school-based management, the Incorporated Management Committee established in May 2015.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : The Incorporated Management Committee consists of the Supervisor, the Principal, experienced educationists, professionals in the legal field, teachers, representatives from PTA and alumni.
(4) School Green Policy: : With the Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF), our school has integrated the concept of energy saving and carbon reduction into the campus life through the installation of the bicycle dynamo generator connected to the food waste processor.Students are enabled to realize the importance of energy saving and carbon reduction in a low carbon campus through the implementation of organic farming which is focused on domains like energy saving, renewable energy and the use of food waste.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : English is adopted as the main medium of instruction. For details, please refer to the subjects offered/to be offered in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 school years.
Promoting English Learning: 1. All forms have implemented school-based cross-curriculum learning. 2. A school-based drama curriculum enhances English learning and value education for all F.1-F.3 classes. 3. To create an environment conducive to English learning, activities such as drama, musical, English Debating, Talent show are held. 4. Our students actively participated in English Solo Verse Speaking, Public Speaking, Drama and Debating Competitions, achieving remarkable results. Both our junior and senior debating teams have continually won the champion and 1st runner up in the HK Secondary Schools Debate Competition (District).
Upgrading the Level of Chinese & Putonghua: 1. Students are able to upgrade their level of Chinese progressively through the focally-designed curriculum combining the integrated skills in Chinese. 2. Self-devised learning packages are used to cultivate students’ appreciation in classical Chinese Literature and raise their quality of reading. 3. The Literary Chinese Reading Comprehension materials students use in junior forms are all tailored by our own teachers. In an attempt to develop students' classical Chinese reading skills. 4. We also tailor our own Chinese teaching materials for senior form students. 5. Junior students are nurtured to develop from a “willingness to write” to a “passion for writing” through the implementation of the “Weekly Diary”. 6. Students’ language proficiency and cultural literacy are boosted through participating in various extra-curricular activities. 7. We have PTH lessons in all junior forms to improve students' PTH listening and speaking skills. 8. Actively participated in inter-school competitions and had excellent results.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : 1. Small Class Teaching has been implemented in F.1 and senior forms to cater for learner diversity.
2. Various scholarships are awarded to outstanding students.
3. Gifted students are recommended to attend the training programmes organized by local universities and the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education.
4. 'Project A'recruits high-achievers to stretch their academic potential.
5. High Achievers’ Club was established to provide F.6 students with a comfortable environment and comprehensive support.
6. We believe that it is most effective to start preparing our students to sit for the HKDSE from F.1. Thus our school executes a programme known as a ‘Holistic Strategies towards Achieving Excellence in the HKDSE’.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. By academic performance.
2. Curriculum highlights: (1) Liberal Studies is offered at Junior levels. The curriculum is tailor-made to broaden the scope of our students and better equip them for learning Liberal Studies at Senior Forms. (2) NSS Subjects devises a progressive teaching schedule from F.4 to F.6 to prepare our students for HKDSE. (3) "Career Planning" education has been added to the current formal curriculum to foster students' self-understanding and stimulate them to explore their aspirations.
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : Life Education and Voluntary Work: 1. The existing subjects related to students' growth and functional groups were incorporated into a programme called “Life Education”, which comprises a formal curriculum and activities carried out in the whole school. 2. Student members of "Community Service Union" take part in community service which provides students with the opportunity to work with the needy in society. 3. The F.1 Life Education Camp helps students learn more about self-management skills, increases their ability to communicate and cooperate, and improves their problem solving skills. Students learn how to appreciate each other and grow closer together. The teacher-student relationship is also greatly enhanced.
Developing the reading habit: 1. A Reading Task Force comprising of teachers from different subjects promotes and cultivates a reading atmosphere under a whole-school approach. 2. A progressive reading curriculum is designed for F.1-F.3. 3. Students’ subject based language application skills are boosted via the Language Across Curriculum (LAC) scheme. 4. In 2012-2019, our students won prizes among 1,500 participants from 250 schools in the "4.23 World Book Day Creative Competition". Representatives from our school have been awarded this prize for 8 consecutive years.
IT-assisted teaching and learning: 1. Our school is one of the eight elite schools that has been offered a grant of more than 6 million by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer to implement Secondary School IT enriched class programme. The aim of the programme is to nurture future IT learning environment for students. 2. Innovators' Society provides a breeding ground for students to unleash their full potentials in digital creativity and innovative technologies in the school and in the region.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : Students can understand their own interests and strengths through the provision of “job-related” activities, careers planning curriculum and individual careers counselling. They are enabled to make wise choices on further studies and careers development to unleash their potential.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : 1. Shepherd Scheme: To express concern about the growth of students and to provide guidance and support to students in need through regular observations and timely feedback.
2. Vantage FIRST Potential Scheme: Aim at cultivating students with a broad and balance learning experience so as to achieve whole-person development.These experiences include: Aesthetic Development, Physical Development and Community Service.
3. Through the scheme “EVERYBODY CAN SHINE”, students are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to stretch their potential to the fullest.
4. We launched "Academic Support Award Scheme of All-round Athlete" to student athletes in the hope of achieving a balance between their academic performance and sports training.
5. Students are encouraged to form study groups and assistance is provided according to students’ needs.
6. After-school tutorial groups are run to support students.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : Students’ Support Team is comprised of the Vice Principal, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, the Educational Psychologist, the School Social Worker, the Counselling Master, the Discipline Mistress and teachers of the major subjects. Our school has flexibly deployed the Learning Support Grant on extra manpower recruitment and relevant professional services for the students concerned. Extended learning classes are also offered to help the lower achievers. Adaptation has been made to the learning progress, homework policy and assessments for the SEN students, coupled with the individual learning scheme to assist their learning.School-parent cooperation and regular communication are much emphasized so that relevant supportive measures could be devised through various channels.
(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.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : 1. The school adopts a mixed mode of continuous assessments, uniform tests and examinations to measure student academic performance.
2. Special arrangements will be made in examinations/tests for students with special education needs.
3. Special assessment schedule is set for senior form students so that they can make good use of the long holidays for revision.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : 1. The Parent-Teacher Association organizes different activities regularly, including workshops, outings, second-hand book sales, summer courses etc. Parents and teachers are working hand in hand to create an enjoyable and healthy environment for learning and growth.
2. Our Parent Volunteer Team are keen supporters of school services and activities. They have been repeatedly awarded the Gold Award from the Agency for Volunteer Service.
(2) School Ethos: : A caring and supportive atmosphere is built in school for students to grow and develop their potentials. The ethos of your school is adhered to the core values of Catholic education, which are: “Truth”, “Justice”, “Love”, “Life” and “Family”. We put special emphasis on both students’ character and spiritual development in the hope that they can explore the true meaning of life so as to live a fruitful one.
1. The Pastoral Care Team coordinates all the religious activities of our school. Students, both Catholics and non-Catholics are spiritually nurtured through the multifarious religious activities such as services, masses, gospel fellowships, religious sharing during the morning assemblies, retreats, leadership trainings and pilgrimages (both local and overseas) or voluntary services.
2. Religious decorations like posters, “Via Dolorosa” (Way of Suffering) running track and the religious activity room enable students’ easier understanding of the gospel and God’s love so that they are enlightened to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ and the Saints and establish the rightful values.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 1. The whole-person education is advocated through student leadership trainings in a whole-school approach.
2. Life Education and Spiritual Education are implemented and students are guided to unearth the potential strengths of themselves.
3. Determined to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education to display students’ talents in multiple domains.
4. The implementation of the whole-school approach for the Career and Life Planning.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : 1. Staff development days.
2. Organizing professional sharing sessions to foster a closer tie between our school and all other tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : Laying Emphasis on All-round Education
There are clubs and societies to provide a wide choice of intellectual, sports, aesthetic, and service experiences to our students. To achieve whole-person development, Form 1-3 students must take part in at least one activity in each of the following areas: aesthetic, service, sports, moral and intellectual.
Others : Exploring Mathematics and Science:
1. Maths Team is established for elite students for junior forms with the purpose of developing their potential in Mathematics and equipping them for Mathematics competitions.
2. Training classes on “The International Science & Mathematics Olympiad” are offered to students to train their skills in scientific investigation and mathematics.
3. Our students have excelled in different large-scale competitions. Our Robotics Team represented Hong Kong in the 2018-19 ROBOCUP Junior (China Open) and was awarded the 1st Runner-up and the third prize in recent years. In 2019 ROBOCUP Junior (Taiwan open), the team was awarded the 1st Runner-up. In 2016, our students participated in ROBOCUP Junior Hong Kong Open Competition and were awarded the Champion, the 1st Runner-up and the 2nd Runner-up. In 2015-17, our students were awarded Hong Kong - EU School e-learning Project Researched Final Project–HK 2nd prize and the Best Portfolio. In 2014-19, our students participated in HK Budding Scientists Award and won the Overall Championship, 1 1st Runner-up in Final Project, 2 Best Reporter Awards, 1 Most Creative Proposal Award, 1 Best Presentation Award, 1 Best Coach Award and 1 Honourable Mention.
Physical Education:
1. Students can acquire strong physique, cultivate willpower, and develop perseverance through various sporting activities. They can also develop a healthy lifestyle and integrate the school spirit of “Self-strengthening and Continuous Improvement” into their pursuit of knowledge.
2. The “25 laps” has been a well known tradition in “Cheung Teen” for decades. Our award-winning Long Distance Running Team shines through in all forms of competition and their outstanding performances have earned them a host of team awards in both the Hong Kong Cross Country Championships and the Inter-school Cross Country Championships (Division 1).
3. Our volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball, athletic, swimming and cross-country teams play in the first division of the urban competitions organised by the Hong Kong School Sports Federation every year. Our school has consecutively acquired the championship of boys' overall grades in Hong Kong Catholic Diocesan Secondary School Joint Athletics Meet 16 times. Our volleyball team was also champions in 7 consecutive years.
4. Students who perform exceptionally well in formal sports training are selected to participate in the summer training camp held in various sports academies in mainland.
Visual Arts:
1. The VA Department offers diversified programs including video, photography, fashion design, mural making and mosaic creation have been launched.
2. Students have an active participation in external competitions and exhibitions to broaden their horizons and have achieved excellent results in a number of prestigious competitions. In 2018-19, our students participated in Exhibition of Secondary School Students’ Creative Visual Arts Work and won the championship.
3. The “Little Angel of Art” scheme encourages students to serve our community through displaying their talent in art.
Music:
1. Our School Choir, Chinese Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Strings, Harmonica Band, Recorder Team and Jazz Band receive frequent invitations to perform in various venues.
2. Special interest groups, such as the Stage Management Team and volunteer piano teachers, let our students enjoy a fulfilling musical life in the school campus and beyond.
3. The “Lunch Time Concert” provides students of the “Universal Music Programme” with opportunities to give artistic performances and gain stage experience.
4. The “Joint School Concert” is held every year.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 2B, 2F, 6, 6C, 6D, 6F, 60X, 58X, 66, 102, 117, 171; MTR: Cheung Sha Wan Station Exit C2.
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