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Pui Tak Canossian College
Address: 200 Peel Rise Aberdeen Hong Kong
Phone:   25540780    Email:   ptcc@ptcc.edu.hk
Fax:   25521802    Website:   http://www.ptcc.edu.hk

School Mission

Pui Tak is a subsidized girl secondary school under the Catholic order of Canossian Daughters of Charity. We aim at providing a holistic, values-based education for young teenage girls in the Southern District, shaping and developing their moral character, self-discipline, and a proper sense of responsibility towards society. In the guiding light of our Lord Jesus Christ, we embrace the vision that within a good environment for learning and under the loving care of dedicated teachers, our students will grow into mature and responsible adults faithfully practising our school motto: “We build up ourselves, while building up others; In our love for humanity, we love God.”

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School Information School Information
District : Southern
Other District(s) : Central & Western, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Sr. Regina But
Principal : Ms. Wong Siu Ling
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Girls
School Size : About 4000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Canossian Missions (Hong Kong)
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1975
School Motto : “We build up ourselves, while building up others; In our love for humanity, we love God.”
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 - $320  
S5 - $320  
S6 - $320  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $50  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $35  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : 1. Equipped with digitalized lighting and a sound control system of technical standard, the school hall is a platform where large-scale events and drama competitions are held;
2. With the establishment of Campus TV, students have the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience of filming and editing work;
3. With the speed of 1 Gbps and approximately 50 connection points, the school wireless fibre system promotes convenient and efficient e-learning. To accommodate diverse teaching approaches and strategies, television display screens are to be installed in classrooms;
4. Enrolled in the BYOD scheme, students have the privilege to store their laptops and other electronic devices in designated lockers in classrooms;
5. Founded with the Quality Education Fund, the STEM Education Centre serves as a learning hub for STEM subjects and inter-disciplinary programmes;
6. The school garden provides the STEM Society with a platform to organize horticultural activities on a regular basis.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible toilet.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 57
Total number of teachers in the school: : 57
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 41%
Special Education Training : : 9%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 27%
5-9 years : : 13%
10 years or above : : 60%
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 (S.1)*, Chinese History, World History*, Home Economics*, Life and Society (S.2, S.3)*, Music*, Physical Education, Putonghua, Religious Education*, Visual Arts*, Geography (S.2, S.3)*, Business & Economics (S.3)*, Computer Literacy (S.1)*, STEM Education (S.2, S.3)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Life and Society (S.1), Science (S.1)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics (S.2, S.3)*, Science (S.2, S.3)*
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Education, Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, Tourism and Hospitality Studies (S.4, S.5), Information and Communication Technology, Technology and Living (S.5, S.6), Health Management and Social Care, Visual Arts, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Extended Part), Physics (S.4), Chemistry (S.4)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics (Compulsory), Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS), Chemistry (S.5, S.6), Economics, Physics (S.5, S.6)
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics (S.1)*, Chinese History, World History *, Home Economics*, Life and Society (S.2, S.3)*, Music*, Physical Education, Putonghua, Religious Education*, Visual Arts*, Geography (S.2, S.3)*, Business & Economics (S.3)*, Computer Literacy (S.1)*, STEM Education (S.2, S.3)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Life and Society (S.1), Science (S.1)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics (S.2, S.3)*, Science (S.2, S.3)*
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Education, Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, Tourism and Hospitality Studies (THS), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Technology & Living (S.6), Health Management and Social Care (HMSC), Visual Arts, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Extended Part), Physics (S.4, S.5), Chemistry (S.4, S.5)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics (Compulsory), Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS), Chemistry (S.6), Economics, Physics (S.6)

*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 ).We value the development of students in all aspects. Our admission criteria for applicants for secondary 1 discretionary places are as below: 1. With a conduct grade of B or above at the student’s primary school; 2. Academic performance 40%; 3. Extra-curricular activities 30%; 4. Interview performance 30%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : In order to help all incoming Secondary One students adapt to our school life and curriculum, we hold Parents’ Day and English and Mathematics bridging programs during the summer vacation. “S.1 Talent Exploration Camp” and “S.1 Team Building Camp” are also conducted at the start of the school year to further maintain the positive attitude and build up the sense of belonging in students. Aiming for the greater development of our students in mental and physical aspects, we provide S.1-5 students with a variety of activities organized by different subject panels at lunch time. All students are also required to take part in the School Physical Fitness Award Scheme and are encouraged to participate in various interest classes, voluntary work and co-curricular activities so as to establish correct values and positive attitude towards life.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Introducing diversified teaching strategies in class to motivate students to learn more actively; 2. Using English as a medium of instruction in different subjects and hiring additional NET teachers to improve the English proficiency of students; 3. Motivating students to learn more actively through the development of e-learning. self-directed learning and invitational education; 4. Allowing students to unleash and exploit their full potentials in different platforms; 5. Promoting service learning through engaging in community services.
(2) School Management Organisation : In practice of school-based management, we have various departments and functional teams to allow the participation of teachers in school administration and to encourage the expression of opinions. Regular team meetings are conducted to review the progress of the implementation of various school policies and adjustments are made accordingly. Representatives of parents, teachers, students and alumnae can voice their opinions about different issues via different channels.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Our Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) was established on August 31, 2013. Not only are the school managers of the sponsoring body experienced, but they also share the same vision with our school and have a good understanding of our policies and operation mode well enough to keep the management of our school on the track of excellence.
(4) School Green Policy : We strive to promote the beliefs of low carbon life and sustainability to students: 1.Recycle more and waste less: carrying out Solid Waste Classification and Recycling Program and Uniform Recycle Program; 2.Beautify the campus by greening: grow more plants and take part in the Greening School Program organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department; 3.Classroom clean-up by students; 4.'Happy Green School' Award by the Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1.In light of the Education Bureau’s MOI fine-tuning policy and the continuous improvement of our students’ English proficiency, starting from 2022, Science subjects of the senior levels will be taught in English. To bridge the gap between secondary school and university, we offer classes adopting English as the medium of instruction in Mathematics, Economics, and BAFS; 2.To create a favourable English learning environment, announcements are delivered mainly in English, students are encouraged to visit the English Corner, and junior form girls are required to take part in weekly English activities. In order to introduce students to more English vocabulary and cultivate their habit of reading English texts, interdisciplinary activities are held between the English subject and all other subjects but Chinese Language, Chinese History, and Putonghua;; 3.Enhancement courses are tailored to students in need of improvement. As for students who are proficient at English, they are encouraged to participate in English activities, such as joint-school English debate tournaments, English drama competitions, and English public speaking events; 4.To improve students’ Chinese proficiency, drama education and Classical Chinese are integrated into the curriculum of the Chinese subject.; 5.To promote students’ biliteracy and trilingualism, study tours are organized with schools in Mainland China, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and more.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : With a focus on improving the language ability and creativity of students, the Language Across Curriculum Committee actively promote learning in English and create a English rich environment through cross-curriculum collaboration. In S.2, we have included drama as part of the Language curriculum and have strengthened the development of STEM education in Mathematics and science subjects to fully explore and develop the potentials of students. In the coming few years, we will keep on refining our teaching strategies and launching diversified teaching such as cooperative learning and self-directed learning. In our school timetable, there is a Reflection Period designed to promote the active learning of the students. A wide range of co-curricular activities are also provided to broaden the horizons of our students; for instance, the Drama Festival, Music Festival, Dance Festival, Joint-school academic activities, Life-wide Learning Day and Outbound Cultural Exchange Activities. Meanwhile, we pay equal attention to the development of other subjects and are willing to invest resources in the curriculum reform of those subjects. Our students have achieved satisfactory results in different subjects and their effort was reflected in their performance in the HKDSE over the past few years.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Our school offers a variety of elective subjects for students’ choices.
2. Curriculum highlights: (a) In order to align with the educational development and the interface between junior secondary and senior secondary education, we actively carry out school-based curriculum, including Life and Society, STEM Education, LAC Project Learning, Business & Economics and Integrating Drama in Language Education program; (b) To prepare our students for further studies, we have included various well-designed school-based sections for our English language curriculum and in other core subjects. We provide different school-based teaching materials and exercises in both junior and senior secondary levels; (c) English will be adopted as the teaching medium in the school-based subjects, Life and Society and Science, for all the classes in secondary one; (d) We provide enrichment programs for core subjects after school in a way to allow our students to fully unleash their potentials.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. To enhance learning efficacy by promoting learning inside and outside classrooms: To motivate students in self-directed learning by various pedagogies; To promote reading by organising reading activities; To facilitate the development of a school-based curriculum by extending learning activities; To enhance creativity and problem-solving skills of students by STEM education; 2.To enhance students’ sense of belonging towards school and community and to encourage them to express their appreciation and acceptance towards themselves and others: To help students develop the qualities of Canossians through the collaboration of Religious Formation Team and other departments; To encourage teachers and students to participate in community services; To help students develop their leadership skills and interpersonal skills by involving in school activities; 3.To strengthen the work on pastoral care: To strengthen the roles of class teachers and form coordinators in pastoral care work; To help teachers cope with the changing society by offering teacher professional training; To formulate more efficient working procedures on handling cases.
(5) Life Planning Education : 1. A comprehensive Career and Life Planning (CLP) curriculum is implemented across all forms. Elements of CLP education are incorporated in class teacher periods, assemblies, seminars, and visits to enable students to make informed choices for further studies; 2. In light of the vast majority of our students opting to further their education after secondary school, the Education and Careers Counselling Committee has assisted them in planning further studies in recent years. Specifically, the Overseas Education Department provides students interested in overseas studies with detailed information and options regarding education pathways in Europe, America, and Japan; 3. To equip students with fundamental knowledge of different careers, our school has taken part in numerous career-related activities and partnered with various business organizations, namely the HKGCC, the Big Education Platform, the HKU Alumni Association, the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, TWGHs Jockey Club Lei Tung Integrated Services Centre and the AKA; 4. In accordance with the aforementioned goal, alumnae are often invited to share their work experience and insight with our students. It is noteworthy that our students are particularly passionate about the healthcare profession.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Students in all junior forms are assigned to different classes according to their academic abilities. Brighter students are provided with enrichment curricula in various subjects. Gifted education is offered in Science in junior forms to nurture students with potentials. Other subjects provide exercises of different levels and arrange applicable extra-curricular activities for students with different educational needs. After-school enrichment classes for core subjects are also organized for intensive and remedial purposes.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : According to the Education Bureau policy, a SENCO is assigned to offer support to students. To set up Student Learning Support Team to promote early identification and intervention for students and to devise support programs.
(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; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : In each term, students are required to sit for a test and an examination for learning assessments. Continuous assessments, which take into account of students’ performance in class, learning profiles, project learning activities, regular assignments and quizzes, are also practiced to reflect and monitor their learning progress. Besides, by fully utilizing the assessment data analysis, we are able to provide timely support for students with needs.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Our school places strong emphasis on close home-school cooperation. We create ample opportunities for parent-teacher communication, ranging from organizing PTA and Parents’ Days to issuing parents’ newsletters and mobile Apps. Meanwhile, PTA committee members spare no effort to support the development of school by offering scholarships and participating enthusiastically in various activities like Teachers’ Day, Parents’ Days, Career Talks and Field Trips.
(2) School Ethos : 1. Our school has long been upholding the ethos of purity and simplicity. Values education is a vital component of the school’s mission. Through the Pui Tak Buddies Programme, the Bakhita Award Scheme, and the School Lunch Programme, we have nurtured students’ virtues and sense of belonging to the school. In recent years, the school has encouraged students’ community involvement through different social programmes. The joint establishment of ‘Pui Fong Elder Academy’ with the AKA, for instance, has allowed students to reach out to our community and appreciate inter-generational harmony;
2. To provide students with an opportunity to showcase their talents, events such as the annual Open Day and business start-up market are held. Students cooperate with their schoolmates in these activities, through which team spirit is strengthened among them;
3. To create a harmonious learning atmosphere and promote students’ whole-person development, emphasis is placed on both discipline and counselling;
4. To foster empathy and compassion among students, the Social Service Team of more than 100 members has been formed and regular volunteer services are organized.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Promoting learning inside and outside classrooms, enhancing learning efficacy;
2. Nurturing students’ sense of belonging towards school and community, promoting appreciation;
3. Strengthening support on pastoral care.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school has been endeavoring to facilitate professional development of teachers. Not only do we organize school-based staff development seminars, but we also actively take part in inter-school staff development days and collaborative projects organized by EDB. International cultural exchange programs for students are held in which sharing with our overseas counterparts are regularly done. These practices provide teachers with opportunities to build up relationship and promote professional development. Besides, collaborative lesson preparation, peer lesson observation and even experience sharing sessions are encouraged in school, as a result effective teaching strategies can be generated and employed.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : We have been sparing no effort to the development of performing arts, including Drama, Jazz Dance, Harmonica and Band performance. To cater for different interests of our students, the Co-curricular Activities Team provides them with a diverse range of activities to choose from. Aiming at strengthening our students’ self-discipline and team spirit, we strongly encourage them to participate in various uniformed groups. The Hong Kong Cadet Corps and the Civil Aid Service have established their Southern training bases in our school campus. It should also be noted that our school’s Red Cross has achieved excellence, securing the award ‘The Most Outstanding Team’ in the Southern District consecutively. In nurturing our students’ sense of belonging towards the school, each of them is a member of one of the four houses: Red House, Yellow House, Purple House and Green House. In addition, the Student Council serves as a vehicle for talent exploration by coordinating various inter-house sports and academic competitions on a regular basis.

To develop a close link with the community and let students unleash their potential, we have been fervent in organizing annual open-day events. Furthermore, we are committed to strengthening students’ academic capabilities by arranging study tours to overseas countries and establishing academic-related organizations such as the STEM Club, the Chinese and English Debating Teams. Through taking part in these activities, students are able to put what they have learnt into real practice and exchange ideas with students from other schools. Their learning experience is thus enhanced.
Others : 1. The Scholarship and External Awards Team has encouraged students to participate in external awarding schemes and competitions, in which students have won numerous accolades;
2. Our students have delivered promising performances in both regional and international events. The Harmonica Team secured the first place in the Seoul International Harmonica Festival 2018. Our students have also displayed exceptional aptitude in the field of STEM, as our school attained the position of finalist in one of the most recognized STEM competitions;
3. The academic performance of our school has been increasingly encouraging. Not only has our university enrolment rate increased, students have also been accepted by prestigious universities around the world, such as the Beijing Language and Culture University, the China University of Political Science and Law, the National Tsing Hua University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington, and the University of Minnesota;
4. Our alumnae have shown their support to the school through one way or the other, including setting up scholarship funds, sharing their experience as guest speakers in the assembly and acting as tutors of consolidation classes.
Direct public transportation to School : Buses: 38, 41A, 42, 48, 7, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, 91, 93, 94, 95, 95C, 98, 107, 595, 970X, 971;
Mini-buses: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4M, 27, 39C, 52, 58, 59, 63A, 69.
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Last revision date:03 December 2020