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佛教葉紀南紀念中學
Buddhist Yip Kei Nam Memorial College
Address: Cheung Ching Estate Tsing Yi
Phone:   24953363    Email:   ykn-mail@byknmc.edu.hk
Fax:   24339009    Website:   http://www.byknmc.edu.hk

School Mission

In line with the spirit of Buddhist education, to meet the needs of the times, we provide students with a good learning environment and balanced education opportunities.

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School Information School Information
District : Kwai Tsing
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ven. Sik Hin Hung
Principal : Mr. So Ka Leung (B.Ed. (Hons.), M.Sc., M.A., Prof. Dip.)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 8000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Hong Kong Buddhist Association
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Buddhism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1978
School Motto : To Illumine Wisdom and Manifest Compassion
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : Yes
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
Chargeable Fees (2020/2021) Chargeable Fees (2020/2021)
  School Fee($) Tong Fai($)  
S1 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - $300  
S5 - $300  
S6 - $300  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $20  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : There are altogether 1 hall, 28 standard classrooms, 27 special rooms including library, special rooms for different subjects, laboratories, a Buddhism retreat, computer rooms, language room, supportive education rooms, fitness centre, multi-purpose room, Mathematics Centre, student activity centre, teacher resource centre, student union activity room and English Corner in the New Wing and Old Wing. Facilities for the disabled are also available. All classrooms and special rooms are air-conditioned along with the installation of computers and projectors. The whole school has wifi connection and a wireless network to enhance the implementation of e-learning. Teachers and students can teach and learn with I.T. equipment to raise learning efficiency.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible lift, Accessible toilet and visual fire alarm system.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 61
Total number of teachers in the school: : 64
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 52%
Special Education Training : : 26%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 9%
5-9 years : : 14%
10 years or above : : 77%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 4
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Buddhist Studies, Chinese History, Computer Literacy, Putonghua, Aesthetic Development, Physical Education, Moral Education, Life Planning; S.1 and S.2: Integrated Science, Integrated Humanities, Home Economics*, Design & Technology; S.1: Library, Tutorial; S.3: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Life and Society
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part), Liberal Studies, Geography, Economics, Chinese History, History, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Ethics & Religious Studies, Chinese Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Information & Communication Technology, "Business, Accounting & Financial Studies", Visual Arts, Buddhist Studies, Aesthetic Development, 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 : School-based Curriculum: Moral Education, Life Planning
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics*, Buddhist Studies, Chinese History, Computer Literacy, Putonghua, Aesthetic Development, Physical Education, Moral Education, Life Planning; S.1 and S.2: Integrated Science, Integrated Humanities, Home Economics*, Design & Technology; S.1: Library, Tutorial; S.3: Physics, Chemistry, Biology*, Geography, History, Life and Society
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 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part), Liberal Studies, Geography, Economics, Chinese History, History, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Ethics & Religious Studies, Chinese Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Information & Communication Technology, 'Business, Accounting & Financial Studies', Visual Arts, Buddhist Studies, Aesthetic Development, 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 : School-based Curriculum: Moral Education, Life Planning

*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 2021 ).S.1 Discretionary Places admission criteria include: academic results (30%), conduct (30%), extra-curricular activities (20%) and performance in interview (20%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Our school organizes an array of orientation activities including the Get-Set-Go Camp for S.1 students and English Orientation Day Camp so that they can get accustomed to the new learning environment. It also ensures a smooth transition into secondary school. The school offers various summer bridging courses to help students get used to the curriculum changes. Students' personal development and a healthy diet are important. To achieve the goal of "Healthy Campus", promotion during assemblies has been conducted and posters have been posted accordingly, in order to instill good habits of personal hygiene in students.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Live a wonderful life, achieve ideals; create a harmonious world, self-discipline and self-respect. The focus is on "cultivating students' positive learning attitudes, enhancing the effectiveness of learning and teaching" and "cultivating students' positive values, and establishing a healthy and happy campus culture".
(2) School Management Organisation : School-based management is implemented by the Incorporated Management Committee; the administration of the school is led by the Principal with the assistance of the vice-principal and assistant principal; all teachers belong to different functional committees to assist the Principal with planning, implementation and evaluation of school policies.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Incorporated Management Committee is established and composed of representatives from the School Sponsoring Body, teachers, parents and alumni and the independent manager.
(4) School Green Policy : Our environmental education group actively disseminates environmental conservation information to the students to cultivate their values through various school activities. In response to climate change, our school promotes energy saving and supports the government's Energy Saving Charter 2019, and promises to set energy saving goals and a timetable, which effectively ensures the transparency of our progress.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Chinese is the medium of instruction of our school; nonetheless, the school also places great emphasis on improving students' English. English enhancement courses are offered and small-class teaching is adopted to cater for students' diverse needs. For example, from S.1 to S.3, there are 6 groups in each form; in S.4, there are 5 groups. Our school also implements the Extensive Reading Scheme to improve the language capacity of students. After-school English oral courses have been set up as well. We help students enhance their language proficiency and bilingual communication skills through the NET Scheme, English Week, English Ambassador training, reading schemes, the Speech Festival, presentations during morning assemblies and project-based learning. Bi-literate and trilingual training are emphasized. The Language Learning Support Section of the Education Bureau provides on-site professional language support to strengthen the holistic planning of the school-based English Language curriculum by developing a balanced and coherent school-based curriculum with horizontal coherence and vertical progression.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The school promotes the virtues of diligence and nurtures students' positive values. Through contemplating Buddhist thoughts, students can gradually acquire positive life values, allowing them to differentiate wrong from right, thus fulfilling the Buddhist ideas of doing good to others. Finally, they are able to give back to our society. The school upholds the principle of student-centred learning and teaching, while students' generic skills are developed continuously. We also focus on enhancing students' incentive to learn, atmosphere of learning and self-learning, as well as optimizing students' Other Learning Experiences. The school advocates the four identified key tasks and fosters students' learning and reflection through multi-dimensional assessment. In order to cater for the diverse learning needs of students, we plan our curricula according to their abilities and interests, offering various practical subjects according to social needs. Tutorial sessions in S.1 are arranged to maximize students' learning progress.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. 13 elective subjects as well as Applied Learning courses have been offered to our students.
2. Curriculum highlights: Curriculum adjustment and co-operative learning are adopted to cater for the diverse needs, interests and abilities of students. Others include teaching and learning in Information Technology, development of Generic Skills, Other Learning Experiences and so on.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Reading to learn: morning reading schemes, Chinese and English Extensive Reading Schemes, book fair, authors' talks and teachers' reading sharing are held regularly to develop students' reading habits and widen their knowledge base.
2. Information Technology for Interactive Learning: all classrooms have wireless network coverage to cater for the need of using e-textbooks and e-learning resources in class. In addition to the emphasis on STEM elements in the curriculum, we also form a STEM Society, including a series of drone, robot and 3D printing workshops.
3. Project Learning: Cross-disciplinary project learning and life-wide learning activities are carried out regularly. A 'spiral' curriculum mode of learning is adopted in project learning at junior levels so as to nurture students' generic skills.
4. Moral and Civic Education: Elements of moral education are integrated into activities, assemblies and related subjects. Multiple generic skills and positive values and attitudes are fostered through multiple pathways, which include the adoption of a diversified learning curricula, moral education and extra-curricular activities.
(5) Life Planning Education : The objective is to help students understand their goals as early as possible, and thus is beneficial to their future selection of subjects in furthering their studies, seeking employment, or choosing their favourite lifestyles. Life planning courses are arranged for students in junior levels through teachers’ guidance to enable our students to explore their personal aptitudes, interests, abilities and social needs. As such, students can think about their own future when deciding whether to pursue further education or employment elsewhere. In the senior levels, our school strives to provide students with a wide diversity of activities both at school and extra-curricular ones outside school, allowing them to understand different pathways of future studies and potential career prospects. Regarding admission to higher education, the school will hold talks on furthering studies. As for employment, the school will collaborate with different institutions, organizing different types of activities such as "Workshop on Success Skills" and "Job Shadowing Programs", as well as other visits so as to encourage students to learn more about different industries.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : The enhancement classes in English Language are organized in S.1, S.2 and S.3; after-school English oral courses are conducted in S.4, S.5 and S.6.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : As for integrated education, the school has set up a ‘Student Support Team’ with members including the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), educational psychologist, counselors, counselling teachers and school social workers. The team organizes regular meetings to discuss the appropriate support for students with special education needs (SEN). Our school not only understands students’ education needs through classroom management meetings, but also implements small-group teaching by introducing language bridging courses of various types. In addition, our school will hold regular seminars to enhance teachers’ understanding of integrated education, and also encourage school staff to attend the professional development course on ‘Catering for Diverse Learning Needs’ organized by the Education Bureau. The school also adopts diverse support models, including the flexible utilization of the ‘Learning Support Grant’, outsourcing professional support services such as training for developmental dyslexia, speech therapy and occupational therapy.
Our school places great value on home-school cooperation, such as talks and seminars regarding students with SEN are held regularly for parents to be updated on their children’s learning progress and support their children’s learning development together with the 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; appointing 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; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : Three uniform academic assessments are organized each year; continuous assessments include classroom assessments, project learning throughout the whole year and multi-dimensional assessment for learning.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : To strengthen the parent-school relationship, the PTA organizes a wide variety of activities including the Parents-Also-Appreciate-Teachers Scheme, PTA's outing, Parent-child Day Camp, talks, interest classes for parents and activities caring for the elderly.
(2) School Ethos : Our school is renowned for our ethos of simplicity and modesty. We advocate active participation with a spirit of mutual respect and love through a wide variety of programs for students with "living a fabulous life of fulfillments; achieving peaceful world of self-discipline and self-respect" as the thematic slogan. For example, they include: Pre-S.1 Adaptation Challenging Camp, Fun-filled Corner, Campus Radio, Social Skills Group, "Peer Mediation Service", "Big-Brother-Big-Sister Scheme", "Matchstick Men Scheme", "Good Student Award Scheme", "Dream Come True Scheme" and so on to encourage students to play an active role in school life and serve the communities.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : The Three-year School Development Plan includes: "to cultivate students' positive learning attitudes to promote learning and teaching effectiveness” and "to nurture students' positive value and establish healthy pleasant school cultures".
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : To keep up with various school development policies on effective teaching and school planning and to enhance the competence and professionalism of our teachers, a series of strategies have been implemented by the Staff Development Committee. Various seminars and workshops are held to enhance teachers' techniques in teaching, thus catering for students' diverse academic needs, counseling and self-evaluation. Joint-school seminars are also organized to improve our teaching strategy. Lesson observations and collaborative lesson planning are encouraged among teachers for more intellectual interactive exchanges and professional developments.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Our school provides a wide range of extracurricular activities including academic societies, interest groups, sports/art groups and service and uniformed groups. Our students' performances in academic achievement, Speech Festival, music, dance, inter-school ball games and other art competitions are impressive. Through participating in different community services, our students are able to build up a sense of belonging to society. The "One Student One Service" Scheme for S.1 students is also established which enhances a sense of responsibility and belonging. Inter-house competitions are held regularly. 'Realize Your Dreams to Live a Marvelous Life' Scheme is carried out to help students realize their dreams.
Others : 1. Scholarships: Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships and take part in award schemes such as the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize, Outstanding Student Award of Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsing Yi Districts, Jinan University Scholarship offered by The Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited and other scholarships organised by the Hong Kong Buddhist Association.
2. Awards: Open and inter-school competition awards (for details, please refer to the Chinese version).
3. Exchange programs and excursions to China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Japan: Students gain golden opportunities to visit the local universities, enabling them to better equip themselves and plan ahead.
Direct public transportation to School : Near Cheung Ching Bus Terminus;
Bus routes: 41, 42, 42A, 42C, 43, 43A, 43B, 43C, 43M, 243M, 249M, 242X, A32;
Mini-bus routes: 88D, 88M, 405.
Remarks : Applied Learning & Other Learning Experiences.
School Map School Map
  • The school building
    The school building
  • Winner of the Underwater Robot Competition organised by HKUST (Achievement Level: Gold)
    Winner of the Underwater Robot Competition organised by HKUST (Achievement Level: Gold)
  • Joint School Study Tour to Kyoto of Japan
    Joint School Study Tour to Kyoto of Japan
  • School Life
    School Life

Last revision date:03 December 2020