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棉紡會中學
Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School
Address: 350 Kwai Shing Circuit Kwai Chung
Phone:   24220028    Email:   csa@csa.edu.hk
Fax:   24012705    Website:   http://www.csa.edu.hk

School Mission

With the rationale of "teaching students in accordance with their aptitude", we devote ourselves to helping students enhance their knowledge in language and information technology, and building up their foundation for lifelong study. We also emphasize the development of students' personal character so they can become honest and enterprising citizens.

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School Information School Information
District : Kwai Tsing
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po, Tsuen Wan
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Woo Pat Nie
Principal : Mr. Wong Ting Hong (Master of Education, Master of Arts of Social Work)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 8550 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Hong Kong Cotton Spinners Association
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1975
School Motto : Diligence; Trustworthiness; Compassion; Fairness
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 - $290  
S5 - $290  
S6 - $290  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $40  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $10  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): House Fee $10  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : School Hall, Library, Student Activity Room, Audio Visual Room, Multimedia Learning Centre, Distance Learning Room, Multipurpose Learning Room, Liberal Studies Room, English Corner, Student Union Room, Parent Resources Room, Commerce Practice Room, Visual Arts Room, Brass Band Room, Physics Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory, Integrated Science Laboratory, 2 Technology Study Room, 4 Computer Rooms, Green Canteen, Language Activity Room, Soccer Field (including 3 basketball fields), Medical Room, CSA Home, CSA Performing Avenue and Aquaponics System.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible toilet 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: : 49
Total number of teachers in the school: : 55
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 94%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 63%
Special Education Training : : 41%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 18%
5-9 years : : 19%
10 years or above : : 63%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 3
S2 : 3
S3 : 3
S4 : 3
S5 : 3
S6 : 3
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, Mathematics, Integrated Humanities, Science, Computer Literacy*, Business Fundamentals*, Design & Technology, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts
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, Mathematics (Extended Part – Module 1), Liberal Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Design and Applied Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Economics, Physical Education (DSE Elective), Visual Arts (DSE Elective), Music 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 : School-based curriculum: Life Skills (elective subject)
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Mathematics, Integrated Humanities, Science, Computer Literacy*, Business Fundamentals*, Design & Technology, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts
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, Mathematics (Extended Part – Module 1), Liberal Studies, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Design and Applied Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Economics, Physical Education (DSE Elective), Visual Arts (DSE Elective), Music 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 : School-based curriculum: Life Skills (elective subject)

*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 ).Admission Criteria: Interview 30%; Academic achievement 20%; Conduct 20%; Comments 10%; Extracurricular activities and Awards 20%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation Activities : A school adaptation and academic studies class is held during summer holiday. An orientation day for S.1 students is held at the weekend before school resumes. 4 days are reserved for orientation and activities at the beginning of the school year for S.1 students. Our school is very concerned about the physical and mental health of students, aiming at launching a series of activities to enhance physical as well as mental health development of our students over the years, such as "Healthy Diet", "Prevention of Diseases" and the "No Drugs campus". Our school has also established a Green canteen providing healthy lunch and snacks for the students.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Being proactive increases confidence. It adds values and strengthens our sense of life experience. IT ethics are always seen. Start planning life to realise dreams when you are still green. We pledge to nourish our students to be righteous and high-achieving CSAers.
(2) School Management Organisation : School-based management is implemented in our school. The Incorporated Management Committee has been incorporated since 1 August 2006. We have already reformed the administrative structure of our school in order to strengthen the efficiency of management. On top of that, the School Administrative Board has been formed with teachers' participation in formulating policy.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The composition of the Incorporated Management Committee includes eight Sponsoring Body Managers, one alternate manager from sponsoring body, two elected Teacher Managers, one elected Parent Manager and one elected Alternate Parent Manager, the Principal (Ex-officio Manager), one elected Alumni Manager and one Independent Manager.
(4) School Green Policy : Our school aims at developing the school campus to a green school. Students are encouraged to keep the school clean and tidy, to save water and electricity, to carry out various recycled learning activities, setting up Green Cafeteria helps reduce kitchen waste and using reusable utensils promotes green environment. Our school was also subsidized by the Environment and Conservation Fund for upgrading work and installing the necessary equipment for "on-site meal portioning".
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Students always come first when we formulate our language policy. We aim at helping our students master Chinese, English and Putonghua. While Chinese remains our medium of instruction, English learning tops our priority list too. As mother tongue education facilitates the learning of subject knowledge, besides English Language, all other subjects are taught in Chinese. Also, the school wisely deploys its resources to work out an all-round and sustainable plan to create a language rich environment to enhance students' interest and initiative in English language.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : We design our curriculum based on the Curriculum Guide issued by the Education Bureau, taking into account the background situation of the school. In junior forms, the emphasis is placed on language building so as to facilitate studies in senior forms. Our S.1-S.3 students can enhance their competence in English, Chinese and Mathematics through our School-based Remedial Support Programme, which helps tackle their difficulties in studies. Moreover, we have adopted a small class size, streaming policy to cater for students' learning diversity.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. The school offers 11 electives and 20 APL (Applied Learning) courses.
2. Curriculum highlights: We closely work with the Quality School Improvement Project of CUHK in areas of Chinese, English, Mathematics, Biology, Economics, and Liberal Studies to further improve school curriculum and teaching resources so as to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : Thanks to "Project WeCan" sponsored by the Wharf Group, we now have a CSA Home. It gives students the feeling and warmth of a second home, which helps foster self-discipline, communication skills and a sense of belonging. Apart from putting biweekly “Reading Scheme”, “Afternoon Reading” and “Sharing of Reading in Classroom” into the school curriculum in order to build up our students’ reading habit, extra efforts have been put to create more space for reading, to help students take the initiative to read and to enjoy the fun of reading. Our school supports Information Technology for Interactive Learning and Collaborative learning, to promote knowledge sharing and building. They are encouraged to learn proactively on their own. Besides, project learning activities are arranged for S.1 to S.3 students. Students are divided into groups, and hand in reports as well as do presentation in class. Our school tries to nurture our students the four core values: Diligence, Trustworthiness, Compassion and Fairness as stated in our school motto, seven values and attitudes and 24 positive character strengths to strengthen moral education, and to cultivate honest and responsible citizens. In recent years, our school has made an effort to strengthen the sense of national identity among our students through involving them in different learning experiences. Moreover, the school encourages our students to participate in community services so as to develop a sense of belonging to our community.
(5) Life Planning Education : Using the concept of “life planning” as the basis for careers and counselling projects, our school emphasizes the idea of learning through experience. With small counselling group and interactive activities, we let students go through 3 stages (self understanding and development, career exploration, and career planning and management) to understand their own needs and build up their preliminary life goals. In light of the unique situations and growth needs of junior and senior secondary students, the school starts helping students shape their lives in a systematic way when they are in junior forms. Careers talks, trial lessons of S.4 electives, visits to workplace, workshops, overseas study tours, and a 3-week workplace experience have been provided to students together with the needed information so as to let students know more career paths and enhance their confidence and competitive edge. Students can therefore foster a sense of responsibility towards themselves as well as the society and also the right attitude. With a broadened horizons, they can equip themselves with the integrity and ability that suit the society and then pursue their dreams in a planned and more practical way.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Small-class teaching is adopted in our school. We stream our students according to their ability so as to cater for learning diversity. For students with special educational needs (SENs), teaching assistants will offer personal help during lessons. Besides, we have successfully applied for an educational psychologist, a counsellor and a clinical psychologist for better care of students. Different after-school tailor-made supplementary courses and interest groups have been organized to cater for individual differences.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Our school adopts ‘Whole-school Approach’ to implement Integrated Education. By establishing ‘Student Support Team’, which comprises vice principals, the SEN coordinator, SEN support teachers, subject teachers, teaching assistants, etc., and encouraging teachers to enroll in the courses concerned, our school enhances teachers’ competence in Integrated Education. We also flexibly use Learning Support Grant (LSG) and other resources to provide a wide range of support for the students who have special educational needs. The support ranges from recruiting teachers and assistants of Integrated Education, to buying services for students with speech impediment or autism. Through tailoring our curriculum, diversifying teaching strategies, preparing graded homework and exams, we try to embrace students’ learning diversity and boost their learning efficiency. To identify the students who have special educational needs at an early stage, our school has those who perform comparatively badly in 1st Term Unified Test undergo an assessment of reading and writing. In collaboration with professionals from EDB and educational psychologists, we regularly have meetings and conduct students’ assessments, and invite parents to join meetings and workshops. Together we tailor learning plans and regularly review the effectiveness of them so that parents grasp the skills of taking care of and teaching their children.
(3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students : Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of Chinese: appointing additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; and organising cultural integration activities. We also offer extra after school classes according to their Chinese literacy. We provide learning outside classroom, such as classes for emotional management and special learning needs, according to the needs of NCS. There are also tailor-made activities to help NCS cope with school and public exams, hoping that they can adapt to the life of Hong Kong as soon as possible.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : Our school focuses on progressive assessment and continuous feedback in respect to “Teaching and Learning”. There are 2 school terms and the weighting for Continuous Assessment and Examination is 30% and 70% respectively. We also offer special arrangements in test and examination for students with special learning needs.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The school and the school Parent Teacher Association frequently organize many home-school activities, including S.1 parents' oriental day, S.1 parents’ night, after-school interest groups, breakfast meetings for parents, lesson observation by parents, family poon choi dinner, parents’ outings, open day, parents' day, seminars for parents, students’ variety show for parents, etc. so as to enhance communication and co-operation between the school and parents. Moreover, there is a parent manager in IMC, in which parents’ opinions can be fully expressed.
(2) School Ethos : The school emphasizes simplicity. In a harmonious campus, students learn and listen. With various reward systems and passion, the school manages to instill positive values into its students. In addition, we improve students’ sense of responsibility and civil awareness through extracurricular activities and community services. The school has been provided with 2 on-site social workers and 1 discipline and counseling assistant to cater for the various needs of students. Besides, the school has established a Learning Support Group, has had 2 inclusive education assistants, an educational psychologist, a counsellor and a clinical psychologist to offer help in learning as well as personal growth. Also, with our whole-school approach, we organize programmes like the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Programme, home visits, teacher training, parents’ seminars, and so on to promote our culture of inclusiveness.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Cater for learners’ diversity; escalate the efficiency of learning and teaching.
2. Cultivate positive school culture; elicit students’ potential.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : A subsidy is given to each teacher to encourage them to actively attend courses, seminars and workshops that are correlated with teaching. Training activities will be organised for teachers in response to the school’s Major Concerns and the needs of students and teachers in order to enhance teachers' professionalism.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Chinese Club, Putonghua Radio, English Radio, English Club, Mathematics Club, Putonghua Club, IT Club, Science Club, Aquaponics, Liberal Studies Club, Visual Arts Club, Innovative Robotics, Reading Club, Football Club, Basketball Club, Volleyball Club, Badminton Club, Table-tennis Club, Athletics Club, Long-Distance-Running Club, Kin-Ball, Marching Band, Choir, Dance Club, Christian Fellowship, Girl Guides, The Boys' Brigade, Community Youth Club, Junior Police Call, Business Club, Circus Acts Club, Shakespeare for All English Drama, Chinese Drama Club, MC Training Class, Chinese Radio, Campus Happy Tea-time, Cantonese Class, Saturday Day Camps, The Hong Kong Award for Young People, Arts and Crafts, Latte art.
Others : 1. The School is honoured to be one of the fourteen secondary schools selected by Wharf (Holdings) Limited to participate in “Project WeCan”, a six-year programme starting 2011/12, in which each school receives a funding of $ 2.5 million per year. The programme is extended for another two years from 2019-2020 to 2020-2021. The amount provided per year will be $300,000, hence, $600,000 for 2 years in total.
2. The school has successfully applied for Partnership Fund for the Disadvantaged. A lump-sum of around $2,900,000 has been granted for 2015-16, 2016-2019 and 2019-2020.
3. The School received the "Lesson Campus" Award 2018-2019.
4. The School received the 2nd Outstanding Teacher Award for Moral Education(2017-2018).
5. The School received the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence 2012-2013 (Award for Guidance and Discipline).
6. The School received the Caring School Award eleven years in a row and the Award for Outstanding School for Newly Arrived Students in the Caring School Award Scheme in 2012-2013.
7. Our school's "CSA Home Day Camp" was awarded the Grand Prize by the SchoolLike Awards (Activity)2015.
8. Our Marching Band received the Bronze Award in Joint-school Music Competition 2019 and the Silver Award in Joint-school Music Competition 2019-Marching Band.
9. Our Dancing Group received the Honours Award in the 55th Schools Dance Festival and the Gold Award in The 32nd Kwai Tsing District Dance Competition.
10. The school has set up the Modern Terminals Limited Scholarship, WeCan Scholarship Scheme as a recognition for outstanding performance in studies and ‘Strive and Thrive Scholarship’.
11. The School provides additional support after school from Monday to Friday and also on Saturday morning, in which students stay in school under the supervision of tutors.
12. Since 2015-2016, two native English-speaking tutors from Chatteris have been funded by Project WeCan. Together with the NET provided by the EDB, there are 2 native English speakers teaching our students. They all try their best to promote students' English proficiency.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 34, 37, 37M, 38, 40X, 43A;
MTR: Exit C at Kwai Hing;
Mini-bus: 98, 406, 407.
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Last revision date:03 December 2020