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德貞女子中學
Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School
Address: 9 Hing Wah Street West Sham Shui Po
Phone:   27293211    Email:   tcgss@tackching.edu.hk
Fax:   27251779    Website:   http://www.tackching.edu.hk

School Mission

Our school aims to provide an all-round education based on Christian values which nurture students with the value of propriety, righteousness, integrity and self-consciousness as well as the spirit of persistence. The school also aims to provide students with a congenial learning environment filled with love, peace, friendship, honesty, fairness, mutual trust and understanding.

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School Information School Information
District : Sham Shui Po
Other District(s) : Kowloon City
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Dr. Cheung Wing Ming, Francis
Principal : Ms. Hui Yin Shan (BSoc (Hons), Dip Ed, M Ed.)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Girls
School Size : About 7380 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Superioress of Sisters of Precious Blood
Has the Incorporated Management Committee been established : Yes
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1923
School Motto : Courtesy, Justice, Integrity, Dignity
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 - $60  
S2 - $60  
S3 - $60  
S4 - $300  
S5 - $300  
S6 - $300  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $30  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $20  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $240 (S.1 to S.3), $10 (S.4 to S.6)  
Other Charges / Fees($): House Fee: $20 per academic year  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : 1. The school is of standard millennium design, with 36 classrooms, 15 special rooms including the Visual Arts Room, Music Room, Cookery Room, Needlework Room, Geography Room, Student Activity Centre and a laboratory each for Integrated Science, Biology, Physics and Chemistry.
2. Equipped with a Computer Room and a Computer Assisted Learning Centre, the school serves to make students’ learning fun and more diversified through the use of information technology.
3. There are also the School Hall, the School History Room, the Religious Ethics Room and the Parent-Teacher Resource Room.
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: : 73
Total number of teachers in the school: : 75
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 99%
Bachelor Degree: : 31%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 69%
Special Education Training : : 39%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 6%
5-9 years : : 15%
10 years or above : : 79%
2019/2020 Class Structure 2019/2020 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 5
S2 : 5
S3 : 5
S4 : 5
S5 : 5
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, Mathematics*, Liberal Studies, Chinese History (S.1 and S.2), Chinese and World History (S.3)*, Geography*, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2)*, Biology (S.3), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Computer Literacy, Putonghua (S.1 and S.2), Ethics / Religious Education, Visual Arts, Physical Education*, Technology and Living*, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Music
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
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 : : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Mathematics (Extended Part Module 1), Liberal Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Chinese History, World History, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Chinese Literature, Ethics and Religious Studies, Arts Development and Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Japanese, Geography
Subjects to be Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Mathematics*, Liberal Studies, Chinese History, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2) *, Biology (S.3), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Geography*, Computer Literacy, Putonghua (S.1 and S.2), Ethics / Religious Education, Visual Arts, Physical Education*, Technology and Living*, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Music
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
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, Mathematics, Mathematics (Extended Part Module 1), Liberal Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography, Chinese History, World History, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Chinese Literature, Ethics and Religious Studies, Arts Development and Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Geography, Japanese

*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 is based on the following criteria:- Interview (30%) Academic Performance (50%) Conduct (10%) Extra-curricular Activities (5%) and Others e.g. achievements in talented aspects, public service (5%)
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Bridging courses, an orientation and a counselling day are held during the summer holidays.
In order to encourage students to lead a healthy diet and life, the school lunch supplier and the tuck shop are required to provide students with nutritious and healthy food for all meals in school. Students are also taught healthy diet and living in their Technology and Living lessons.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : (a) To nurture students with courtesy, integrity, justice and dignity in accordance with the school motto.
(b) To instill among students a sense of belonging and good morals, unleash their potential in intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual aspects.
(c) To put into practice God’s given virtues of truth, good, beauty and sacredness.
(2) School Management Organisation: : In accordance with the mission of the Sisters of the Precious Blood, the school is committed to providing a holistic education for students. Under the supervision of the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC), through the school supervisor, the school’s various administrative committees and working forces put into full swing the school goals and key concerns.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : The school’s Incorporated Management Committee comprises representatives of the school sponsoring body, the principal, teachers, parents, alumnae and professionals.
(4) School Green Policy: : The promotion of environmental protection in school is assisted by CYC Student Citizen Ambassadors through various recycling programmes, activities, workshops, voluntary services and the publication of periodicals. In addition, class ambassadors for energy conservation help to save energy through the vigilant use of electrical appliances in classrooms.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : 1. Established in 1923, the school places equal emphasis on the use of both Chinese and English as the media of instruction.
2. There are 10 English lessons per cycle for all classes. To address learner diversity and enhance students’ English language proficiency, they are taught in small groups.
3. To cultivate a rich English environment, the school arranges a wide range of regular English learning activities and competitions including English drama, speech, debating, writing, English reading and sharing activities, etc. The school’s English Society and the English Debate Team have been founded to develop students' interest in learning English. All the English teachers, especially the two Native English teachers, are committed to organizing a wide range of internal and external English activities in order to increase students’ exposure and chances of learning English.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : 1. To cultivate the spirit and the habit of self-learning among students, the school plays an active role in implementing the policy of biliteracy and trilingualism, alongside with the teaching of Information and Communication Technology as well as other multifaceted teaching and learning activities.
2. To cater for learner diversity, junior form students are taught in groups according to their abilities in the three core subjects including Chinese, English and Mathematics, with additional guidance provided in the junior form after-school academic support programme.
3. To broaden students’ scope of learning, enhance their learning skills and abilities, various life-wide learning activities and S. 1 Project Learning are arranged.
4. To promote the culture of reading, the whole-school morning reading programme and reading weeks, both of which help to boost reading across the curriculum, are launched throughout the year.
5. In addition to a wide range of English activities which are organized at regular intervals, English hall assemblies are also conducted two days a week so as to create a school-wide English learning environment.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X. Electives learning areas / groups under the academic structure, subject arrangements, etc. (For details, please refer to the school website.)
2. Curriculum highlights: Junior form students are allocated to different classes according to their abilities.
Liberal Studies is provided in junior forms.
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : 1. Moral and Civic Education: Various curricula and activities are structured in accordance with the framework of Moral and Civic Education and the Policy for Healthy Campus, so as to instill among students the right and positive values and attitudes.
2. Reading to Learn: Whole-school morning reading sessions and cross-curricular & reading activities are conducted to promote the culture and habit of reading in school.
3. Project Learning: To develop students’ generic skills across the curriculum more comprehensively, project learning is launched in Secondary 1.
4. Teaching of Information and Communication Technology: E-learning is carried out to cater for learner diversity and enhance self-directed learning.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : 1. A school-based Life Planning Programme is implemented to help students get to know their own interests, equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and cultivate among them the right attitude for work and studies, so as to help them make wise decisions for further studies and choice of careers.
2. Besides different talks and workshops, study and career guidance and counselling are provided for students every year in liaison with different school functional groups, class teachers and external organizations, with additional support to S.3, S.5 and S.6 of which a teacher from the careers team is allocated to each of the classes of the above-mentioned forms to provide individual guidance for students and help them plan for their future studies and careers.
3. To help enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the workplace requirements as well as explore their personal potentials, the school also takes part in the Business-School Partnership Programme.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : 1. The school adopts a whole-school approach under the concerted effort of the school’s Disciplinary and the Counselling Team.
2. The teaching of English and Mathematics in junior forms is conducted in groups according to students’ abilities.
3. In line with the Education Bureau’s Policy for Special Educational needs, the school has a Student Support Team to cater for the growing and learning needs of students with special educational needs and provide them with care and support services, so as to enhance their learning effectiveness.
4. The school also provides enhancement and remedial learning support for students.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : The Student Support Commitment is comprised of the Vice Principal (Student affairs), the AP, the SENCO, educational psychologists, SEN support teachers, counsellors and teaching assistants. The Committee adopts a whole-school approach to promote integrated education with the Learning Support Grant, in order to accommodate diverse learning needs and develop students’ confidence. The SENCO appointed by the school has completed the two-year professional training programme.
Students can enroll themselves for a wide variety of walk-in sessions conducted in the Student Support Room to communicate with their peers and the counsellors. To provide students with professional training and assessment, the Committee furnishes different kinds of professional training services ranging from speech theory and occupational therapy to on-site clinical psychology and educational psychology support. To broaden students’ life experience, the Committee schedules internal programmes including personal growth activities during lunch hours, senior form study groups, autism network support teams, exam revision classes, peer counselling services, etc. External activities include school visits, job shadowing, voluntary services, fund-raising walkathon, etc. Apart from that, the Committee schedules talks and social gatherings for parents to help them gain a better understanding of student support. As for teacher training, whole-school professional development workshops for teachers are conducted and the Chinese Department has engaged in the Thematic Network on Support for Diverse Learning Needs (Reading and Writing) in junior secondary curriculum. They both serve as effective means to enhance the professional capacity of teachers in catering for students with SEN.
(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.; and organising cultural integration activities. For Example: orientation, various cultural festivities for non-Chinese speaking students and students newly-arrived in Hong Kong, to cultivate their self-confidence in learning the Chinese language and their sense of belonging to the school, so as to help them better integrate into the wonderful school life.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : 1. There are two uniform tests and examinations in each academic year.
2. Continuous assessments include quizzes, assignments, group discussions as well as project learning.
3. Also, based on the evaluation of students’ performance after the mid-year examinations, adaptations to teaching strategies will be made, so as to better enhance students’ learning.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : Established in 1994, members of the Parent-teacher Association have organized and participated in various activities which have not only helped with students’ development in both academic and moral aspects, but also strengthened the bond and communication between parents and the school.
(2) School Ethos: : 1. The harmonious and orderly campus is reflected by the school mottos ‘Courtesy’, ‘Justice’, ‘Integrity’ and ‘Dignity’.
2. It has been the school’s core mission to provide an all-round education fostering students’ development in the moral sphere and the desirable personalities with positive outlook on life.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 1. With the aims of “Catering for Learner Diversity and Cultivating Good Moral Characters" in this academic year, the school hopes to enhance students’ learning efficiency and inculcate in the students good morals, so that they become ideal Tack Chingnians.
2. In terms of teaching and learning, the school caters for learner diversity and enhances students’ learning efficiency by tailoring the curriculum, optimizing the course design and the assessments, as well as providing students with training for learning skills.
3. In terms of moral education, the school fosters students' good moral characters by inculcating in students self-discipline and self-confidence, strengthening their understanding of the core values and the spirit of the Sisters of the Precious Blood and the school motto respectively, all of which aim at cultivating and bringing up ideal Tack Chingnians.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : Based on the school’s future development and major concerns, the Staff Development Team organizes at least three Staff Development Days in each academic year. Teachers are also encouraged to pursue life-long learning and participate actively in various seminars, workshops and exchange meetings which helps to broaden their horizons and enhance their teaching skills.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : 1. The school provides students with more than 40 extra-curricular activities, ranging from academic to services and from aesthetics to sports and interests.
2. To develop students’ potential and increase their sense of belonging to the school, the school organizes every year for students events or activities such as Teacher’s Day, Christmas celebration, House Activity Day, Singing Contest, House Ball-game Competitions, School Picnic, Visits, etc.
3. The ‘Adopt-A-School’ Project co-organized by the Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers Association and the school’s Careers Guidance Team provides students with an invaluable opportunity for internship in the jewellery industry which helps to broaden their horizons.
4. The school also provides lots of other different opportunities for students to develop their leadership qualities through training camps and the running of the school Student Association and Sports Houses.
5. In addition, the school encourages students to take part in life-wide activities and various external school competitions so as to enrich their school life.
Others : 1. Various internal scholarships have been set up for students for the pursuit of excellence and self-improvement in terms of academic, moral and conduct.
2. The school also nominates students for external scholarships which help to extend their talents and enrich their learning experience.
Direct public transportation to School : MTR: Lai Chi Kok (EXIT D4); Nam Cheong (EXIT A).
Public Bus Routes: 6C, 12, 12A, 18, 36A, 212, 296C, 701, 701S, 702, 702A, 702S, 796C, 914, A21.
Mini-Bus Routes: 44A, 44M, 81K.
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