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元朗公立中學校友會鄧兆棠中學
YLPMSAA Tang Siu Tong Secondary School
Address: Ping Ha Road, Area 3, Tin Shui Wai NT
Phone:   24461661    Email:   message@tstss.edu.hk
Fax:   24706380    Website:   http://www.tstss.edu.hk

School Mission

To cultivate balanced development in students, with 'Diligence, Friendliness, Honesty and Filial Piety' being our school motto.

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School Information School Information
District : Yuen Long
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : DR. Tang Siu-tong, JP
Principal : Ms Poon Wing-yi, Ruby (Teacher's Cert. B.A (Hon) Public and Social Admin., M.A (English Studies), M.A (English Teaching))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 8600 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Yuen Long Public Middle School Alumni Association
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Yes
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1999
School Motto : Diligence, Filial Piety, Friendship and Honesty
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 - $300  
S5 - $300  
S6 - $300  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $35  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $10  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $310  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The computer network connects to all the classrooms, special rooms, lecture theatres and the hall. There is one computer room and one computer-assisted learning room for all subject teachers to use in teaching. There is a computer and a LCD projector in every classroom. There is an IT corner at the library. There are over two hundred and fifty computers in school. We also have a Drama Theater established in 2019.
Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible lift, Accessible toilet and tactile guide path plan.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 56
Total number of teachers in the school: : 58
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 45%
Special Education Training : : 22%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 9%
5-9 years : : 12%
10 years or above : : 79%
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, Putonghua, Chinese History, Physical Education, Home Economics, Design and Technology, Music, Life Education, Computer, Visual Arts, Maths*, Tourism and Hospitality (S.3), History (S.3)
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Integrated Humanities (S.1 & S.2)*, Integrated Humanities (S.3 including Economics, Geography, Accounting and Financial Studies)*, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2)*, Integrated Science (S.3 including Chemistry, Biology, Physics)*
Subjects Offered in 2019/2020 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Liberal Studies, Physical Education,Geography, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Putonghua, Chinese History, Physical Education, Home Economics, Design and Technology, Music (S.1 & S.2), Life Education, Computer, Visual Arts, Mathematics*, Tourism and Hospitality (S.3), History (S.3)
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Integrated Humanities (S.1 & S.2)*, Integrated Humanities (S.3 including Economics, Geography, Accounting and Financial Studies)*, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2)*, Integrated Science (S.3 including Chemistry, Biology, Physics)*
Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Geography, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2

*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 ).The weightings are as follows: 30% from Rank Order List provided by the EDB; 20% from the internal academic results and the conduct mark; 10% from awards gained from the school's internal and external activities and 40% from interview performance.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : S.1 Orientation Camp, a One-week English Bridging Course and Learning Skills Training are organised to help S.1 students with their adaptation to their secondary school life.
In order to enhance S.1 students’ reflective learning and their personal growth, a ‘Learner Reflection Scheme’ and a ‘One-Student-One Musical-Instrument Scheme’ are implemented.
We have "Self-directed Learning Programme" and "Uniform Groups" for S.1 students in order to enhance their self-learning habits and discipline.
Health talks on diverse topics are held during weekly assemblies and morning assemblies to raise students' awareness of the need to lead a healthy life.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To develop students’ character strengths with particular focus on ‘Courage’, ‘Humanity’, ‘Temperance’, ‘Transcendence’ to foster a positive school culture and student wellbeing.
2. To develop e-learning to enhance learning motivation and learning effectiveness.
(2) School Management Organisation: : The Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) is in place, composing representatives from parents, teachers and the community. Staff participation is highly regarded in school administration. The school administration panel, which consists of representatives from the teaching staff, meet regularly to discuss, adjust and perfect the major policies of our school. In addition to day to day teaching, teachers are to serve at functional posts to pursue their professional development and have their potentials stretched.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : Incorporated Management Committee was established in 2006.
(4) School Green Policy: : A green school campaign is launched to encourage students to recycle BP lunchboxes and other recyclable items like plastic bottles, paper and aluminium cans. It is hoped that the value of environmental conservation can both be instilled and implemented.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : In order to better develop students' abilities in English learning, junior secondary students are streamed according to their language abilities. As for senior secondary, Students may option for the EMI stream, so as to better equip themselves for their future studies. Apart from organising different English-speaking functions on the campus, the NET also conducts oral exam practices with senior students and teaches in various classes to increase students' exposure to native English speakers. Moreover, theme-based English curriculum/topics are introduced in S.1-S.3 Integrated Humanities and Integrated Science so as to pave the way for English as the MOI in senior form learning.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : "Creativity, Commitment, Communication and Co-operation" are the 4 maxims of our school. We hold that students' learning is always our core business. We motivate students to learn, think and communicate through diverse learning activities and approaches. We also put emphasis on enhancing students' abilities in bi-literacy and tri-lingualism, Mathematics, application of Information Technology, self-expression and self-learning abilities. In addition to the regular subjects, we have introduced Life Education in junior forms. It aims to instill in students core ethical values and develop students' transferable skills. We emphasize the acquisition of desirable learning habits and to cater for the diverse learning needs of senior form students, subjects of diverse disciplines like Art, Travel and Tourism, Information and Communication Technology are offered in addition to the traditional subjects.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. English is also used as the medium of instruction in both Integrated Humanities and Integrated Science subjects in our school-based junior forms' curriculum.
2. Curriculum highlights: A school-based curriculum has been devised in Computer Studies for junior forms in order to keep pace with the times. For example, 'Video Production' has long been part of the major curriculum and the content is reviewed and updated every now and then. Also, Life Education has also incorporated the school life scenarios to boost students' interest in the subject, in hopes that students can learn to care for themselves, their community and the country.
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : 1. In order to enhance Form 1 students’ reflective learning and their personal growth, a ‘Learner Reflection Scheme’ and a ‘One-Student-One Musical-Instrument Scheme’ are implemented.
2. To increase students' exposure to different genres of reading, Departments of Chinese, English & Liberal Studies have implemented different online reading schemes.
3. To promote extensive reading interest on campus: Wednesday Morning Reading Period for the whole school to enjoy reading together. “English Reading Session” during lunch time and Book Vouchers as gifts from teachers to encourage students to buy books in school book exhibitions.
4. To provide students with the opportunity to apply the skills learnt to daily learning, different subjects have been launching a variety of projects, for example, 'School Campus Model-making Competition' for Mathematics and 'English Action Club, English Speaking Days, English Morning Assemblies' for English.
5. To promote students' civic awareness and sense of responsibility: Through morning and weekly assemblies, messages of civic responsibility and environmental awareness are delivered and instilled in our students.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : To nurture students, helping them acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude they need for choosing the most suitable pathway based on their interest and ability in order to achieve a holistic development.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : To cater for learner differences, we run enrichment and remedial programmes in every subject. Through collaborative lessons, we adjust the teaching schedule and prepare tailor-made teaching materials to enhance students’ learning.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : The Counselling Team and Health Education Team are to plan, implement and assess the support for the students with special educational needs (SEN) by devising school-based inclusive policies to cater for our SEN students. Through adopting a Whole School Approach, our Assistant Vice-Principal, Counselling Director and Counselling teachers strive to provide the best care and support for our SEN students through committing all the class teachers and subject teachers in policy making and implementation. When necessary, the concerned parents, social workers and educational psychologists will be invited to meetings to discuss support measures for individual students.

With the approval of parents, students’ record of special educational needs will be collected and kept in order to assess their needs and provide the students with prompt support and assistance. Referrals to educational psychologists will be made in case of necessity.

With the Learning Support Grant (LSG) for SEN students, our school is able to provide speech therapy, social skills training, emotion counseling and peer support programmes to facilitate the inclusion of SEN students and to cultivate a caring school culture for students.

Regarding the internal examinations, our school provides assessment accommodations in various aspects, including extending the examination time, enlarging the examination papers, conducting the on-screen examination and providing special rooms for examinations. As for the public examinations, we will assist SEN students to apply for similar assessment accommodations to enhance their performance in public examinations.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : All subjects devise their subject-specific assessment procedures in view of the goals of the school and students' needs. In addition to the summative assessment, formative assessment is also adopted to monitor the academic performance of students. Different kinds of learning outcomes are also assessed in the formative assessment such as projects, field trips and excursions. This aims to develop students' abilities in different domains.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : Long term goals:
1. to promote understanding and collaboration between parents and the school for raising and developing our students;
2. to strengthen the communication and relationship between parents and their children. Our school has a Parent Volunteer Team to assist daily operations of the school and special functions. Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), together with the school and students, has also established a supervision team to monitor the service of the lunch caterers and the school canteen. Besides, there is a specially designed webpage for the PTA. A Parents' Resource Centre is also built for parents to learn and support each other.
(2) School Ethos: : We expect our students to be creative, good at expression, helpful and caring. Through various competitions, adventure activities, leadership training and social services, our students will become citizens with integrity and a noble personality.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 2018-2021
1. To develop students’ character strengths with particular focus on ‘Courage’, ‘Humanity’, ‘Temperance’, ‘Transcendence’ to foster a positive school culture and student wellbeing.
2. To develop e-learning to enhance learning motivation and learning effectiveness.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : The culture of peer lesson observation has been introduced in all subjects. This enhances teaching effectiveness and promotes desirable classroom practices. Professional development is achieved through Staff Development Day activities like sharing/ seminars, professional exchange with teachers from other schools and schools visits.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : To realise the education ideal of Whole-person development, we have 4 Houses and 50 school clubs, providing students with diversified extra-curricular activities to take part in. The activities are of various types and from various domains, including academic-related activities, services, sports, art and other interests. Through the participation in these activities, students develop their self-confidence, social skills and leadership skills through our well-structured extra-curricular activities.
Others : We are proud to announce that our students' academic and extra-curricular performance has expeditiously excelled for over a decade. Our public examination results have been improving in an astounding degree. The excellent performance has been extremely encouraging to all of our students and staff. As a quality school with rapid improvement, we have successfully become one of the popular schools in the district. Indeed, we have to thank our sponsoring body, our parents and the community for their trust and continual support.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus:276, 276A, B1, B2P, E34, E34A, E34P, 53, K65, 69M, 69X, K75, K75P, K76, 265S, 269B, 269C, 269D, 969, 969B;
West Rail;
LRT: 705, 706, 751 & 761.
Remarks : Small-class teaching is practised in S.4, S.5 and S.6 by splitting 4 classes into 5 groups.
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