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瑪利諾神父教會學校
Maryknoll Fathers' School
Address: 2 To Yuen Street Sham Shui Po
Phone:   27775117    Email:   mail@mfs.edu.hk
Fax:   27785871    Website:   http://www.mfs.edu.hk

School Mission

The school adopts a Whole School Approach to promote the holistic development of our students in accordance with Christian values. We aim at nurturing students' moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetical and spiritual growth and development.

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School Information School Information
District : Sham Shui Po
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ms. Agnes Garman Yeh
Principal : Mr. Ho Lik Sang Lobo (BSc, MBA, Certificate in Counselling, 2003 Hong Kong Oustanding Teachers Award)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 6039 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Inc (MM)
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1957
School Motto : Truth and Loyalty
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 - $340  
S5 - $340  
S6 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $60  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The school facilities include: a school hall, a prayer room, 24 classrooms, 8 small group teaching rooms, a multimedia language laboratory, a computer room, a Physics laboratory, a Chemistry laboratory, a Biology laboratory, 2 IT Team workshops, a Visual Arts room, 2 Integrated Science laboratories, a Geography room, a music room, a library, a study room, a student activity centre, a campus TV room, an English corner, a reading café, a debate hall, a dark room, a dance room, a Student Union and House room, 2 basketball courts, a football pitch, a physical fitness room, a counseling room, 2 social worker rooms, a conference room, an interview room, a PTA room, a tuck shop, a medical room, a green area and a recreational area. Solar heating water system was installed for the changing rooms. Drinking fountains are provided.
The school campus has installed an optical fibre network in all teaching facilities. The school campus is covered by Wi-Fi and digital public address system and campus TV. The construction of STREAM laboratory will be completed this year.
Facility(ies) 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: : 56
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 59%
Special Education Training : : 40%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 16%
5-9 years : : 13%
10 years or above : : 71%
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, Chinese History, Putonghua, Ethics / Religious Education, Life Education (S.1-S.2), Physical Education, Technology and Living (S.3), Design and Technology (S.3), Visual Arts, Science Research*
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Integrated Humanities, Integrated Science (S.1-S.2), Chemistry (S.3)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics*, Computer Literacy*, Music (S.1-S.2)*, Physics (S.3)*, Biology (S.3)* and Principles of Accounts (S.3)*.
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Japanese, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Applied Technology
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, French
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Liberal Studies
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Technology and Living (S.3), Design and Technology (S.3), Visual Arts, Science Research*
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Integrated Humanities, Integrated Science (S.1-S.2) and Chemistry (S.3)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics*, Computer Literacy*, Music (S.1-S.2)*, Physics (S.3)*, Biology (S.3)* and Principles of Accounts (S.3)*.
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Japanese, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Applied Technology
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, French
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Liberal Studies

*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 ).Criteria for admission via discretionary places: Interview (25%); Academic performance (25%); Extra-curricular activities and conduct (25%); EDB rank order (25%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Workshops on the school’s policies and operation are held for F.1 parents after new student registration in July.
New students will participate in Bridging Programme and Orientation Day to help them to adapt to new school life. To foster students’ sense of belonging to the school and to facilitate their eating of regular wholesome meals, F.1 and F.2 students are required to stay at school during lunch breaks. Students may bring packed lunch or order lunch boxes from the school’s caterer.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Major Concerns for 2018-2021:
1. Enhance learning effectiveness through self-regulated learning.
2. Nurture students' positive values by using the positive education model and promoting Catholic core values.
3. Promote STREAM education.
(2) School Management Organisation : Special committees are set up to formulate and implement plans and policies for the school’s development, academic affairs, finance, information technology, extra-curricular activities, spiritual development, discipline, student guidance and counselling, learning enhancement and liaison with parents.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Ms. Agnes Garman Yeh, Mr. Ho Lik Sang Lobo, Dr. Fung Yat Chu, Dr. Ho Chi Kwan, Mr. Tam Man Kei, Ms. Wong Shui Hung, Barrister-at-law, Ms. Yeung Mei Hay May, Ms. Lee Yuen Yee, Ms. Li Shun Wah Agnes, Mr. Chan Siu Pong (alternate teacher manager), Ms. Hellena Chow, Mr. So Pui Kin, Mr. Leung Wai Kee and Mr. Li Cheuk Yin.
(4) School Green Policy : The school has incorporated a variety of measures to promote the 3R’s. They include: installation of solar-powered water heaters, collection of recyclable rubbish, collection and recycle used paper, collection and resale of used textbooks and donation of used school uniforms, campus gardening and energy-saving campaigns.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : The school places great emphasis on enhancing students' English proficiency. Junior form students are divided into small groups for English lessons according to their competence. Use of English is integrated across the curriculum to encourage English usage for all subjects and in all occasions. Activities are held at the English Zone which is specially decorated to provide an environment conducive to practicing and learning English.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The school emphasizes moral development and use of information technology in teaching. Remedial tutorial classes and enrichment courses are provided to students of different abilities. The school aims to help students build a solid foundation in the core curriculum as well as cater for their individual interests and needs.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X and 4X.
Please refer to school homepage (http://mfs1.edu.hk/nss.php).
2. Curriculum highlights: To cater for students’ diverse abilities and needs, school-based curricula are developed for a number of subjects. F.1 and F.2 students are streamed into different sets and to be taught according to their English competency. Gifted education programmes are provided to talented students. Extracurricular Science research projects are promoted to provide students with opportunities to develop and explore their potentials.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Enhance learning effectiveness through promotion of self-regulated learning. To facilitate interactive learning, the school has revamped its digital infrastructure to an optical fibre network that improves data transmission efficiency and enable digital broadcasts. The school has commenced reviewing and planning of BYOD policy to enhance e-learning. As e-learning has become an important part of the campus life of all our students, the school launches BYOD policy in F.1 since the academic year of 2020-21.
2. Promote STREAM education. Science research elements have been added to F.1 Science syllabus starting from the academic year of 2018-19.
3. Nurture students' positive values by employing the positive education model and stressing on Catholic core values. The positive education model is adopted as a blueprint to implement school-based spiritual development programmes such as the "Growth Ladder Program".
4. The Fr. Geitner Reading Award Scheme is broadened to promote reading across curriculum.
(5) Life Planning Education : The Career Guidance and Life Planning Team assists students to understand their own interests, abilities and career development pathways to plan their studies and career. Representatives from different professions are regularly invited to share their experiences. The team has developed a programme to progressively guide students on life planning:
1. F.1 “Knowing Oneself” and F.2 “Discovering One’s Potential”: Embark on life planning through Life Education Lessons.
2. F.3 “Subject Selection in NSS”, F.4 “Facing the Future” and F.5 “Multiple Learning Pathways”: Work with external life planning organizations to conduct talks and workshops to facilitate students’ self-orientation.
3. F.6 “Flying High”: Work with external life planning organizations to conduct talks and mock interview workshops; invite alumni to share their experiences on subject selection, and conduct individual consultation with every F.6 student.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : The school strives to deal with diverse learning ability among students as well as caring for each individual’s needs. As an example, students in junior forms are split into smaller classes based on their English proficiency to reduce learner diversity in the same class.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The school is well disposed to and implements all necessary measures to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in accordance with EDB’s 3-Tier Support Model and the Whole School Approach (WSA).
The school is committed to develop an inclusive culture to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The Special Education Needs Unit has been formed.
The school has recruited a teaching assistant to take care of the students with Special Educational Needs and purchased professional services (e.g. social skills training and study skills training). The school also provides special examination arrangements and Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students in need.
The school provides school-based speech therapist to help improve students’ speech abilities.
(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 : Student assignments are designed with clear learning goals, features and rationale. The tasks, ranging from individual work to peer collaboration, enable meaningful learning in the process and development of problem solving skills. Homework policy is clear and explicit, with the quantity well regulated. Classroom assessments are used to facilitate effective teaching and learning. Examinations are held in December and June, and form-tests are held in March.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The Parent Teacher Association plays a significant role in enhancing communication between parents and the school. It organizes events such as school anniversary dinners, outings, interest groups, academic talks, and community services to cater for diverse interests of the group. It also encourages students to provide services to the society. The Executive Committee members meet regularly in the school year and consult with parents on school policies to facilitate a close school-parent collaboration.
(2) School Ethos : Adhering to the school motto “Truth and Loyalty”, the school teaches its students to be loyal to truth, follow the school founders’ example in practicing Christian faith: Love God and men and serve the poor and the needy. The student body is generally humble, honest, frugal, righteous and charitable.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : Major Concerns for 2018-2021:
1. Enhance learning effectiveness through self-regulated learning.
2. Nurture students' positive values with the positive education model and Catholic core values.
3. Promote STREAM education.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : The school organizes three professional development days each year for teachers. Talks and workshops on the pedagogy and caring for students are conducted by university professors, experienced educators and professionals. The school regularly shares with other schools experiences on a wide range of topics, such as STREAM education and cross-curriculum pedagogy.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : The school strives to balance academic studies with holistic personal development through a diverse array of extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate in internal and external activities and competitions. The Student Union, 4 Houses, 16 activity clubs, 10 interest groups, school teams and training classes organize inspiring and innovative student led activities.
Others : The school performs well in public examinations and are equally outstanding in non-academic achievements. To enrich students' knowledge and widen their horizons, the school arranges for students to join local and overseas cultural and academic exchange programs. They excel especially well in Science competitions, winning many national championships and also awards in international competitions. Three students won the honour of having three asteroids named after them. The students also manifested their excellence in winning Outstanding Students’ Awards, and excelled at the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival, Mathematics, sports, music, STEM and I.T. competitions.
Direct public transportation to School : MTR: Kowloon Tong Station Exit C1 or H (to HKPC Building or Parc Oasis);
Shek Kip Mei Station Exit B2 (to Nam Shan Estate).
Bus: Kowloon Motor Bus route 203C, First Bus route 702
Remarks : The school offers OLE (Other Learning Experience) lessons which include activities such as themed talks, experience sharing and leadership training to help students broaden their horizons and equip them with spiritual strength to deal with challenges in life.
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Last revision date:03 December 2020