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Valtorta College
Address: Pui Yin Lane Tai Po
Phone:   26560017    Email:   valtorta@valtorta.edu.hk
Fax:   26546224    Website:   http://www.valtorta.edu.hk

School Mission

1. To provide our students with an all-rounded education which includes the aspects of Spirituality, Virtue, Knowledge, Health, Community Spirit and Aesthetics;
2. To develop fully our students' potential to be of service to society;
3. To spread the Good News of God's love and help our students to discover the real meaning and value of their lives.

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School Information School Information
District : Tai Po
Other District(s) : North
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Miss Woo Wai See, Alice
Principal : Miss Ho Miu Chun, Michelle (B.A., M.Ed., Dip.Ed.)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 4647 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 : 1976
School Motto : Lumen Accende, Corda Inflamma
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $30  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $10  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Additional teaching materials and insurance fee etc: $235 - $300  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The school campus consists of 5 blocks. There are classrooms, laboratories, computer rooms, the CAL room, a Special Learning Centre, a Student Activity Room, a Prayer Room, a STEM Activity room, a Library and the School Hall. Have upgraded the school's IT infrastructure to support e-learning.
Facility for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet, tactile guide path and accessible public information / service counter.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 52
Total number of teachers in the school: : 57
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 98%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 51%
Special Education Training : : 19%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 9%
5-9 years : : 9%
10 years or above : : 82%
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, Chinese History, Physical Education, Putonghua, Ethics and Religious Studies, Life Education.
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Science Junior (F.1 & F.2), Computer Literacy, Music, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Integrated Humanities (F.1 & F.2), History (F.3), Geography (F.3), Economic & Business (F.3), Physics (F.3), Chemistry (F.3), Biology (F.3).
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 History, Physical Education, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese Literature, Liberal Studies.
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics with extended modules, Information and Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, History, Geography, Economics, 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.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Physical Education, Putonghua, Ethics and Religious Studies, Life Education.
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics, Science Junior (F.1-F.2), Computer Literacy, Music, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Integrated Humanities (F.1-F.2), History (F.3), Geography (F.3), Economic & Business (F.3), Physics (F.3), Chemistry (F.3), Biology (F.3).
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 History, Physical Education, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese Literature, Liberal Studies.
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics with extended modules, Information & Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, History, Geography, Economics, Visual Arts.
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 ).Admission Criteria and Weightings for S.1 Discretionary Places include: 1. Academic achievement (school's internal results and Education Bureau ranking) 50%; 2. Performance at interview 20%; 3. Conduct 10%; 4. Performance in art, sports or service 10%; 5. Links with our school 10%
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Secondary 1 Orientation Programmes:
1. New Secondary 1 students will be briefed on how to cope with their new school lives on registration day;
2. An English Bridging course will be held during the summer holiday;
3. An orientation day for new students and their parents will be held at the end of August;
4. An adventure-based training day camp will be held in September. From September to November, student mentors will go into the Secondary 1 classes every day to help new students settle in.

School Programmes to promote healthy living habits:
1. To foster positive attitude in junior forms students' lives through goal setting and experiential learning.
2. To implement "Healthy School Project" subvented by Narcotic Department.
3. To implement "JOYFUL@VC" subvented by Quality Education Fund (QEF).
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns :

Please refer to school website.

(2) School Management Organisation: : Our school has implemented School-based Management. The middle-management team, which is made up of subject department heads and committee heads, works closely with the Principal. There are also teams headed by senior teachers who are responsible for academic affairs, religious activities, extra-curricular activities, home-school co-operation, pastoral care and information technology.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : The Incorporated Management Committee was established in March, 2014.
(4) School Green Policy: : Environmental education has been implemented through the formal curriculum including subjects like Liberal Studies, Geography and Biology. We organize the Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme, Waste Recycling Scheme and field trips every year to enhance students' environmental awareness and to help them establish a friendly attitude towards nature.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : 1. It is our aim to help students to learn effectively and to be biliterate and trilingual.
2. English is used as the main medium of instruction in all forms and all subjects except Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Putonghua, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Ethics & Religious Studies and Life Education.
3. Students’ announcements should be made either in English or Putonghua.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : We aim to provide our students with an all-rounded education which includes the aspects of Virtue, Knowledge, Health, Community Spirit, Aesthetics and Spirituality. Through our specially arranged special programmes, we hope to nurture students to be competent, cultivated and moral citizens. The curriculum is designed in such a way that it meets the students' interests and needs of the society.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. F.4 students can choose 2 or 3 out of 12 electives.
2. Curriculum highlights: In order to enhance students' learning in Chinese and English Languages, our school has split classes for those lessons. Small class teaching enables teachers to adopt more diversified strategies to cater for students' academic needs.
Striving to develop students' interest in reading, our school designs the morning reading programme so as to broaden the domains of reading materials and provide more interesting reading activities to students.
(4) Development of Key Tasks: : 1. Reading programs are conducted to foster students’ reading habit.
2. Students' performances in tests and examinations are statistically analysed so that appropriate teaching strategies can be designed.
3. Cross-curricular project learning days are organized for all Secondary Two students. They can choose their own topics from a list of given domains and conduct research.
4. A student-centred approach is adopted in subject selection and careers guidance for senior secondary students.
(5) Career and Life Planning: : A whole school approach is adopted in our school to promote career and life planning education. A series of activities will be provided to the students in junior forms so as to deepen their self-understanding. Workshops relevant to career guidance will be given to the students in senior forms in order to help them develop their self-management skills and set their goal in life planning.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Cater for Student Diversity: : Our school has set up a School Guidance Team and hired social workers and Counsellor to provide extra help and support to students who need special educational needs. To cater for the students' diverse learning needs, small group teaching is adopted in some subjects. Our school also encourages gifted students to participate in external competitions and gifted enhancement programmes.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : Our School has strived for excellence in providing integrated education, cultivating an inclusive atmosphere to cater for the special educational needs of students. We have set up a team comprising of vice-principals, SEN Coordinator, discipline and guidance teachers, social workers,educational psychologist and peer counsellors. Teachers also take relevant SEN courses to acquire professional knowledge in taking care of SEN students. We apply the Learning Support Grant and other resources of school to provide support to students, such as hiring peer counsellors and buying services like speech therapies, providing social communication group, group or individual counselling sessions. We provide special arrangement in internal examinations and assist respective students in applying for similar arrangement in HKDSE.
(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: : There are two terms in a school year. There is a mid-term assessment and an examination at the end of each term. We have adopted a continuous assessment policy whereby a coursework mark of not less than 20% of the total is included in each subject. Project learning, learning attitude and learning portfolio are assessed to enhance the effectiveness of students' self-learning.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : The main objectives of the PTA are:
1. To act as a bridge between parents and the school so that parents can have a better understanding of their children’s school lives.
2. To organize different activities to enrich students’ learning experiences.
3. To concentrate on parent education and work collaboratively with the school in nurturing students.
(2) School Ethos: : As a Catholic school, we are committed to nurturing our students with a Catholic spirit. Our core values are Truth, Justice, Love, Life and Family. We set high standards with regard to the students' appearance, their speech and behaviour. Our school ethos has always been geared to decency and respect. The Guidance Team runs the "Good Kids, Good Deeds" Scheme and the "Mentor Scheme" to instil a caring and serving culture into our students. Two full-time social workers from Caritas station at our school. The Educational Psychologist from the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong pays regular visits to provide support and assistance. The Career and Life Planning Education Committee runs workshops and visits to universities to help students in their career planning. Ties between parents and the school are strong.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : Management and Organisation:
To build a professional learning community
1.1 To strengthen middle managers to take up leadership roles.
1.2 To enhance teachers’ professionalism through continuous training and sharing.
Learning and Teaching:
To foster students’ positive attitude towards learning and strengthen their skills to maximize their learning potential.
2.1 To nurture students to become self-directed learners who take ownership of learning
2.2 To sustain students’ motivation towards learning by early identifying students’ learning needs and difficulties.
2.3 To improve the learning capacity of students through effective use of IT.
Student Support and School Ethos:
To raise students’ sense of achievement and enable them to realise their full potential through different exposures.
3.1 To develop the proactiveness and persistence in students.
3.2 To enhance the home-school cooperation so as to help students develop a healthy life attitude and live a purposeful life.

(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : Teacher development programmes which match the school's major concerns will be held every year.
Life-wide Learning Activities including Five Essential Learning Experiences, Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc. : We operate over 30 extra-curricular activities for students to join at their own will, The activities fall into five categories, namely, Academic, Music & Art, Sports, Interest and Uniformed Groups. For example, School Orchestra, Guitar Class, Dance Club, Debating Club, Campus TV, Cross-country club and Robotic Club. Apart from these regular extra-curricular activities, enrichment programmes such as religious camp, prefects’ camp, singing contest and adventure-based activities for the junior forms students are also held. The participation in the wide variety of extra-curricular activities help students to build up their confidence and self-esteem as well as to develop and realize their potential and talents.
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Direct public transportation to School : KMB Route: 64K, 71K, 71A, 72, 72X, 73X, 74X, 75X, 74K, 75K, 271, E41, 307;
MTR: Tai Po Station.
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