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St. Paul's College
Address: 67-69 Bonham Road Hong Kong
Phone:   25462241    Email:   mail@spc.edu.hk
Fax:   25597075    Website:   http://www.spc.edu.hk

School Mission

St. Paul's College is the oldest Anglo-Chinese school in Hong Kong. It offers youths a modern, liberal education in the English Language (but including the subject of Chinese Language in the curriculum) based upon Christian principles, Protestant and Evangelical, as professed by the Sheng Kung Hui.

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School Information School Information
District : Central & Western
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Pong Yuen Sun, Louis
Principal : Mr. Yuen Dick Yan, Dennis (B.A., P.G.C.E., P.G. Dip. Student Guidance, M.Ed., M. Comm.)
School Type : DSS
Student Gender : Boys
School Size : About 6000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : St. Paul's College Council
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Not Applicable
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1851
School Motto : "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"
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 $40400 -  
S2 $40400 -  
S3 $40400 -  
S4 $40400 -  
S5 $40400 -  
S6 $40400 -  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $70  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The Innovation Centre and the E-learning Centre equipped with MacBook Pro computers, movable desks for different configurations of classroom settings and glass/ whiteboard wall panels for students to brainstorm ideas or do presentations. The Computer Rooms and the state-of-the-art Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL) Centre, equipped with Chromebook, MacBook Air, iPad Air, high-speed internet connection, interactive whiteboards and multi-media LCD projectors.
The snack bar and communal area, providing seating and shading in common areas with an emphasis on ‘green and clean’. The College also features two Music Rooms and two Visual Arts Rooms for students. A gymnasium, two basketball courts and an outdoor swimming pool. The Chapel is open to all members of the College.
The College Hall is a multi-purpose facility with an up-to-date A-V system, music, and lecture theatre facility. The lecture theatre, with auditorium seating, can hold up to 200 people comfortably. The Second Floor of Wong Ming Him Hall is a meeting room as well as an archival centre. The First Floor is the Rehearsal Room for drama or musical performance. The ground floor, with its open garden setting, can be used for meetings and performances. The expansion of the classroom project was completed in 2020.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp and Accessible lift.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 0
Total number of teachers in the school: : 94
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 65%
Special Education Training : : 19%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 13%
5-9 years : : 18%
10 years or above : : 69%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 6
S2 : 6
S3 : 6
S4 : 6
S5 : 6
S6 : 6
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, Life Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Humanities, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), Computer Literacy, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : For Form 1 English Language, the six classes of Form 1 will be streamed into 9 sets to enable small class teaching and to allow teachers to cater for learner diversity. The streaming will be done according to diagnostic analysis which will be administered to all Form 1 students; Putonghua classes from Form 1 to Form 3 are split for more effective teaching and learning; For Form 2 & 3 Chinese Language, classes A to F will be streamed into 8 groups, in which 2-4 groups will be taught in Putonghua
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Liberal Studies, Geography, History, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Ethics and Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Offer HKDSE and GCE IAL curriculum for Senior Form students.
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Life Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Humanities, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2), Chemistry (S.3), Physics (S.3), Biology (S.3), Computer Literacy, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : For Form 1 English Language, the six classes of Form 1 will be streamed into 9 sets to enable small class teaching and to allow teachers to cater for learner diversity. The streaming will be done according to diagnostic analysis which will be administered to all Form 1 students; Putonghua classes from Form 1 to Form 3 are split for more effective teaching and learning; For Form 2 & 3 Chinese Language, classes A to F will be streamed into 8 groups, in which 2-4 groups will be taught in Putonghua
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Liberal Studies, Geography, History, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Ethics and Religious Studies, Religious Studies, Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Offer HKDSE and GCE IAL curriculum for Senior Form students.

Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
Secondary One Admission : Our school will not accept discretionary places. Our school will not participate in the Secondary School Places Allocation System through central allocation stage (Applicable for admission to S.1 in September 2021 ).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : To ensure a smooth transition for the newcomers to secondary school life, a bridging course is organised for all S.1 students during the summer holiday. The S.1 bridging course aims to equip them with essential academic skills and adequate e-learning capabilities for success at the College. There is also an Orientation Day for all Form One parents and students in late August; at the beginning of the school year, we have a S.1 Orientation Day, Talks on “Study Skills and Learning Habits” and the Peer Mentors Scheme to support the Form One students and new students to adjust to their school life in the College; Form One students attend the College’s Heritage Service, the worship experience deepened the new-coming students’ understanding of our historical links with the Anglican Diocese of Hong Kong Island and our tradition of upholding Christian values in the College’s education; in order to empower our Form One students to be more independent, the Discipline Team and Guidance Team co-organised Form One Camps--Paul's Breakthrough, with the theme of "Self-discipline, Perseverance, Care"; we have Life Education for S.1 for the whole school year. The themes including self-understanding, cooperation, problem solving, emotional awareness, communication, stress management, and saying no to temptation are presented; sessions of "Knights of the Game Table" were arranged for Form One students. This aimed to strengthen targeted students' social network and improve their social skills for daily application; to further promote the importance of mental health in school, a Wellness Day was held. The Student Wellness Ambassadors ran various activities to promote and share a joyful atmosphere throughout the school.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : St. Paul’s College aspires to provide the best all-round education for our students. We aim to assist each boy to achieve his best academic outcomes, and at the same time, we nurture every student’s physical, musical, and artistic talents. We strive to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our boys to become thoughtful men of character instilled with a strong sense of service and community. We are committed to helping our boys to develop great leadership and loyalty to others, because it is our belief that our graduates will become loyal servants of God, determined and dedicated to serving God and the interests of others.
(2) School Management Organisation : St. Paul's College has a long tradition of providing quality Christian education since 1851. The College Council, which is made up of a number of distinguished people from society, is the governing management body. The Principal, assisted by the senior management team, heads the administration of the school. Teachers are put into different functional teams to assist the Principal with the planning and implementation of school policies.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The College Council, which is made up of a number of distinguished people from society, is the governance management body.
(4) School Green Policy : Promote recycling and waste reduction; incorporate the importance of environmental stewardship in the junior form curriculum; assess and monitor the use of school resources such as water, energy, paper, materials and products and formulate and implement action plans to reduce waste in the use of school resources; the development of the campus solar power projects with an annual production capacity of 11,500 power unit and a reduction of carbon emissions of about 8500 kg, which is a milestone in promoting environmental education of the school.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : EMI
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. Curriculum organization at school level addresses the varied learning needs and interests of students. The provision of a rich array of co-curricular and lifelong learning programmes further broadens students’ horizons and nurtures their whole-person development; 2. Students in Forms 1-3 follow a balanced and rigorous curriculum which constantly engages and challenges students to prepare them for more advanced learning. In the senior secondary curriculum, students in the senior forms take English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies and three electives from a wide range of subjects leading to the qualification of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). In the spirit of providing an all round education for students, the College requires all senior students to study a prescribed amount of physical education, music, visual arts and religious education; 3. Implementing Experimental Learning Week, all students from Forms 1 to 4 can step outside classrooms and participate in more than 80 activities, from arts to culture, sports to green living, sciences to technology. This aims to provide students with greater opportunities for learning, according to their abilities and interests; 4. Overseas study tours of different subjects are organised to promote students’ global awareness and expand their world vision; 5. Our SPC Academy was established with the aim to offer co-curricular programmes in foreign languages and STEM education to our students.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography, Ethics and Religious Studies, History, Chinese History, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Chinese Literature, Music, Visual Arts.
2. Curriculum highlights: School-based curriculum is implemented in S.1 to S.3 Integrated Humanities aims to inspire students' thinking. The Integrated Science curriculum is reformed to cultivate students' interest in science through interesting experimental experiences. The BYOD program first to be launched in S.1 to promote interactive learning between teachers and students, stimulating students' motivation and interest in learning. Offer HKDSE and GCE IAL curriculum for Senior Form students.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Implement a school-based STEM programme; 2. Extensive/Required reading programmes are organised by the English Department and the Chinese Department;3. Cross-curricular project work is widely used as a mode of assessment in different subjects; 4. To strengthen the values and moral education among students, talks and workshops on moral and civic education are regularly organised for students.
(5) Life Planning Education : The Careers and Life Planning team provides information, counselling and education on local career choices and study opportunities for students in all forms. Prepared by our Careers and Life Planning team, information regarding further study opportunities and future career choices are regularly given to students of all forms. Some of the major programmers and their aims are listed below:
S.1–Cambridge Occupational Analysts Probe Programme, introducing different careers in the world job market to our first-year students; S.2–Career Talks and University Admission Information Seminars, providing information about future careers and further studies; S.3–John Holland’s Self-directed Search, helping students to identify their more prominent personality traits and make future plans accordingly and assisting students in their decisions of electives in the senior forms; S.4–Mentorship and Career Guidance Programme, alumni are invited to come back and help current students with the career enquires, Interview Skills Workshops and Career Guidance Lessons focusing on ‘Career Mapping’; S.5–Career Guidance Lessons and Talks, lessons and talks on writing personal statements for university applications, Career Interest Inventory activity to help students gain a better understanding about the job market and themselves; S.6–Career Awareness Week, small Group Counselling sessions conducted by career guidance teachers to give students suggestions and advice and admission talks by representatives from different universities, both local and overseas.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : At SPC, we nurture the physical, emotional, and intellectual wellbeing of our young gentlemen. Our Pastoral Team, consisting of our School Social workers, Guidance Team, and Careers Team, work closely to cater for the emotional needs of our students. Life Education (LE) programmes are in place for our junior form students (S.1-S.3). These programmes aim to introduce psycho-social health skills and interpersonal relationship strategies to our boys. Topics of our LE lessons include goal-setting, career exploration, sex education, emotion management skills, life appreciation, stress management, etc. Our resident Educational Psychologists regularly give talks on various topics to help our students cope with different life challenges. For senior boys (S.4-S.6), regular talks on more mature topics are given to them. Specific programmes related to their HKDSE preparations are organised for S.5 to S.6 students. Special attention is given to students in need near the release date of the HKDSE results. To explore new innovative programmes for our students, an experiential Art Therapy group is undergoing at SPC. It encourages students to share their thoughts by expressing their deep feelings through drawings and craft. It has been well-received by our boys.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Coordinator, with the help of the educational psychologists, social workers, student counsellor and members of the SEN Team, provides one-to-one help for students with special educational needs based on a 3-tier support model, which includes providing assessments and counselling, making special examination arrangements, and fostering an inclusive culture. The College treasures home-school cooperation by establishing regular communication channels to facilitate parents’ participation in the formulation of support strategies for students with SEN. For many years, the College has welcomed and assisted visually-impaired students. A number of these students have gone on to higher education and have become leaders in the community.
(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 : Both formative assessment and summative assessment are used to evaluate students' learning. For Form 1 to Form 5 students, there are two classwork periods for progressive assessment and two examinations (a mid-year examination and a final examination). For Form 6 students, there are two classwork periods for progressive assessment but only one examination period.
(5) Fee Remission : Our school offers full school fee remission, 3/4, 1/2 or 1/4 school fee remission. Needy students, including those from families receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and students receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) could apply for fee remission.
- Please visit the web-link in our school’s website for details of school fee remission scheme, including the family income limits.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : At SPC, we value the contribution parents make to the education of each boy, so we work closely with parents for the benefit of all of our students.
The St. Paul’s College Parent Teacher Association regularly organises joint school-parent workshops and seminars. Our hope is that parents can be a vibrant and valued part of the learning community who share in, and benefit from, all the SPCPTA activities. By being actively involved, parents can find suggestions and information about how to forge stronger bonds with their boys.
We encourage all parents to take an active part in SPCPTA events, not only to enhance your boys’ educational experiences but to personally benefit from the activities, and to build relationships with our teachers and other parents.
SPCPTA publishes regular newsletters featuring current news of the College and PTA, and in which parents are invited to share their parenting experiences with other members of SPCPTA.
(2) School Ethos : 1. Students in St. Paul’s College are committed to the school’s ethos of dignity and integrity. Students also learn the importance of self-discipline and mutual respect.
2. Students have excellent academic performance and participate enthusiastically in a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities and competitions with pleasing results.
3. Justice, honour, truth and virtue are the four core values we want to foster in our students.
4. Fostering a spirit of brotherhood: “Brothers here we stand together, all for each and each for all”, students and alumni have a strong sense of belonging to the school and are always proud of this St. Paul’s spirit that binds them together.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : Equip teachers with a wider repertoire of teaching strategies; foster autonomy in learning; develop a collaborative culture; create an atmosphere of innovation; incorporate the 5Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Citizenship) in the curriculum; promote healthy living; develop empathy and compassion.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. Teachers are encouraged to continue professional development activities, not just in pedagogy and subject knowledge, but also in other areas such as administration and student counseling.
2. A number of staff development activities were organised to develop pedagogical competence and promote professional exchange among staff members.
3. To provide more opportunities to our teachers to exchange ideas and knowledge, as well as to learn about educational practices from different countries, our teachers participated in several exchange programmes in different countries, including the MIT J-WEL Week in Boston, the 16th Annual Hawker Brownlow Thinking & Learning Conference in Melbourne, the MIT J-WEL Exchange in Boston, the Reading Literacy workshop in Taiwan etc.
4. In line with the school’s Annual Plan, a Professional Learning Community (PLC) of teachers and management has been established. Lunch meetings are held where teachers come together to share their best practices to engage students in their learning.


Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : 1. There are about 50 activity clubs in our School and they are divided into four categories: academic, sport, music and service. There are also several uniform groups.
2. To foster autonomy and facilitate more interaction among students, the OLE Student Executive Committee (SEC) was formed to coordinate most of the OLE programmes and run the four student-LED projects. Through the self-directed learning approach, our students are their own learning experience designers and activity organizers for their schoolmates. These projects included: Joint School Community Service Project (Flare - Enlighten the Community), M+ Volunteer Tutoring Project, Paul’s Challenge and Paul’s Organic Farm Project.
3. The overseas service projects offer students chances to serve, to experience other cultures, to develop compassion for others, and to broaden their horizons. They included Paul’s Action and Community Awareness Project.
4. In an endeavour to provide students with a broad, balanced and experiential learning journey, the College organised an Activity Week. An array of educational programmes is held inside and outside the school campus for Form One to Three students. They have the opportunity to leave the confines of their classrooms and experience more than 60 different activities, including Community Experiences, Arts, Sports and STEM programmes. Nearly a hundred students also participated in overseas programmes to experience life and broaden their horizons.
Others : 1. St. Paul's College joined the Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) in September 2002. Apart from the fee remission scheme and bursary scheme for students with financial difficulties, scholarships are also offered to students who excel in academic learning, music and sports.
2. For open and inter-schools competition awards, please access our school website http://www.spc.edu.hk/news_detail.php?type=news&na_id=2828
3. St. Paul’s College is a member school of the International Boys’ School Coalition (IBSC). The College also has exchange programmes with Christ Church Grammar School in Perth, Trinity-Pawling School in New York and Phorms Mitte in Berlin.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 4, 4X, 7, 23, 30X, 37A, 37B, 40, 40M, 71, 90B, 91, 103, 970, 970X, 973, (Special Services: 3A, 40P, 71P, 93, 93A, 93C, 94, 103P);
Mini Bus: 8X, 10, 10S, 13, 22, 22S, 28, 28S, 31, 55, (Special Services: 8, 10P, 10S, 22X, 31X);
MTR: HKU Station Exit A1.
Remarks : S.1 to S.5 (10 installments, Sept-June); S.6 (8 installments, Sept-April).
A number of scholarships will be offered for academic excellence / talented musicians / talented sportspersons. For more details, please visit our school website http://www.spc.edu.hk/content.php?id=128&mid=70-106
There will be a generous fee remission scheme provided by the College to assist families requiring financial help. For more details, please visit our school website http://www.spc.edu.hk/content.php?id=168&mid=70-105
School Map School Map
  • South Wing of St. Paul's College
    South Wing of St. Paul's College
  • Academic-in-residence by Dr. Allen Pheoby
    Academic-in-residence by Dr. Allen Pheoby
  • Development of Artistic Talents
    Development of Artistic Talents
  • St. Paul
    St. Paul's Spirit

Last revision date:03 December 2020