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文理書院(香港)
Cognitio College (HK)
Address: 4 Sui Man Road Chai Wan
Phone:   25567413    Email:   cognitiohk@cognitiohk.edu.hk
Fax:   28977177    Website:   http://www.cognitiohk.edu.hk/

School Mission

We will endeavour to provide whole-person education with balanced emphasis on moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development, to help our students to achieve their full potential and to instill in them a commitment to serve our country and society.

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School Information School Information
District : Eastern
Other District(s) : Central & Western, Wan Chai
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Poon Shun Kwok
Principal : Dr. Cheung Lai Man Elizabeth (Ph.D. (Teacher Education), M.Ed., M.Sc. (Environmental Management), B.Sc., P.C.Ed.)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 3800 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Cognitio College Foundation Limited
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1962
School Motto : Study extensively, inquire accurately, deliberate carefully, discern clearly, practise earnestly
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 - $310  
S5 - $310  
S6 - $310  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $50  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $50  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The school hall, the classrooms and special rooms are all air-conditioned. Our school has developed a wireless network system and has been using fiber broadband to gain access to the internet. All classrooms and special rooms are equipped with visualizers, computers, projectors and screens which enable the use of IT in teaching. Besides special rooms, our school has an English center, a campus television station, two student activity centers, two computer rooms, a language center, a discipline and counselling office, a conference room, an interview room, a social worker room, a parent, alumni and staff common room and a rock-climbing wall. We installed facilities to accommodate students with special educational needs.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet and tactile guide path plan.
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 : : 96%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 47%
Special Education Training : : 23%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 14%
5-9 years : : 12%
10 years or above : : 74%
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 & S.2)*, Putonghua, Chinese History, Science*, Geography*, History*,
Life & Society*, Computer Literacy*, Visual Arts*, Physical Education, Music
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics (S.3)*
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part, Extended Part M1 & M2), Liberal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Chinese History, History, Geography, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies and 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 :

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Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Putonghua, Chinese History, Mathematics*, Science*, Geography*, History*, Life & Society *, Computer Literacy*, Visual Arts*, Physical Education, Music
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group :

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Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics (Compulsory Part, Extended Part M1 & M2), Liberal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Chinese History, History, Geography, Economics, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies and 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 :

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*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 ).Interview Performance 25%; Academic Achievement 25%; Conduct & Attitude 35%; Extra-curricular Activities 10%; Award 5%
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation Day for parents of S.l students is organized before the commencement of the new academic year. All S.l students have to attend a two-week English and Mathematics Bridging Program and a 3-day Team-building Course in the summer. The latter is led by social workers and teachers. It aims to strengthen students' self-confidence and team spirit.
Apart from providing PE lessons to all forms, a wide range of activities are organized to promote the importance of healthy living. Through form periods, morning assemblies, seminars, workshops, parent education and group activities, the positive impact of good habits as well as the need to bear the right attitudes, skills and values to face challenges in life are instilled into the students’ minds. S.1 students are encouraged to take up an interest in playing a musical instrument. They have lessons in learning one of the following instruments, namely, zheng, flute, guitar, drums or electronic organ during their music lessons. In addition to normal lessons, students can have a chance to have extra lessons after school in learning English, doing homework and joining an interest group. Every Monday, Secondary 1 students have extra-curricular activities after school. They have the opportunities to do sports, voluntary work and activities related to moral education with the aim to help students maintain a study life balance.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Enhance students' thinking skills via a multiplicity of learning tasks & interactive activities;
2. Further develop self-directed learning;
3. Cherish healthy & positive living.
(2) School Management Organisation : The IMC is responsible for managing the school. The School Steering Committee formulates school policies and guides the development of different subject panels and departments. The composition of the Committee includes the principal, vice-principals, department heads and teacher representatives. The three vice-principals are responsible for academic affairs, student development and school administration respectively.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee was established on 20th August 2007. The composition of the committee includes the sponsoring body managers, the school principal, the teacher managers, the parent managers, the alumni managers and the independent managers.
(4) School Green Policy : The Working Committee is responsible for formulating and putting in place our school-based green policy which aims to develop students' environmentally friendly attitudes, enhance their awareness and promote green practices. We commit to compliance of anti-pollution regulations and continual improvement on environmental management and the promotion of environmental protection to all members of the school. Our school enhances environmental education through managing school facilities and resources, developing school curriculum and organizing fun learning activities to promote the concept and application of sustainability in our daily activities, such as holding workshops, energy-saving competitions, etc., to all stakeholders and to the community.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Learner diversity is well taken care of through group teaching in Chinese Language and English Language. The design and provision of a rich language environment and an English Language Centre can maximize our students’ exposure and use of the target languages. Language activities and games are conducted by the NET teacher for students. In junior forms, non-language subject teachers design tasks for students to review the concepts and contents covered in the mother tongue in English. Reading programs and verse-speaking competitions are also organized to enhance their interest in language learning.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : Our teachers design scaffolding activities to help our students to construct their subject knowledge, to apply and reinforce their knowledge learnt. We teach them appropriate learning strategies, and encourage students to make good use of diversified modes of learning (e.g. e-learning, real-time online teaching, online learning platforms, extensive reading and project work, etc.) to facilitate their learning. We promote and implement self-directed learning and life-wide learning. Teachers adapt the curriculum, learning activities and teaching pace according to students' prior knowledge, abilities, interests and needs, in order to embrace learner diversity.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. Students can choose according to their own interest an Applied Learning course in any one of the six areas of studies.
2. Curriculum highlights: School-based curriculum is developed to suit students’ interest and abilities in learning. Our teachers have been adapting and designing teaching materials to arouse students’ interest in learning. We also offer a variety of Other Learning Experiences to our S.1 to S.4 students.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. One of the school’s major concerns from 2018-2021 is to further develop self-directed learning through helping students form a hobby in reading. We organize a variety of activities, including book exhibits, teacher-student book sharing sessions and recommended book-sharing. We also have teachers from each of the eight key learning areas provide recommended list of materials related to the teaching modules for students to read. 2. Various subjects (including STEM-related subjects) assign students to do project tasks which aim to equip students in forming a habit on self-directed learning. Some projects even require them to do cross-curricular tasks. 3. Life-wide learning approach is adopted to promote moral and civic education. Subject teachers integrate moral and civic education elements in lessons. Through organizing extra-curricular and thematic activities, and taking students on excursions to China, we enhance our students’ understanding towards their motherland. In the school year 2018-19, our teachers and students visited three of our sister schools in China, namely Shenzhen No. 2 Experimental School, Taiyuan No.12 Middle School and Xiamen No.2 High School. Students took part in competitions, school tours, lesson observations and experience sharing. Through exchange and collaboration, they have enhanced their understanding and communication with students in the Mainland. 4. Multi-media learning resources and school-based materials have been used in teaching.
(5) Life Planning Education : Aims: 1. To cultivate students’ abilities on self-understanding, life planning, goal-setting and self-reflecting; 2. To enhance students’ understanding of multi-pathways of further studies and career development. Implementation Strategies: 1. A school-based life planning education curriculum is implemented with different themes for each form. a) The main focus for the junior forms is on self-development. Lessons are conducted to help students explore their career interests, identify their potential and set goals for the future. b) As for the senior forms, we target on enhancing students’ understanding towards further studies and careers pathways. Through various activities, we widen students’ horizons and prepare them to make responsible choices for their future.
2. Careers teachers meet with F.5 and F.6 students weekly to give them guidance on knowledge and skills in preparing for further studies and career development. 3. Teachers of other key learning areas and activity groups also help facilitate students in making connection between their study and academic or careers aspirations. Careers teachers guide students in understanding their life-planning plans. The English Department opts for the Workplace Communication module to teach students workplace English. The Liberal Studies Department works jointly with the Careers Section in leading students on doing a career related project. 4. Apart from teachers, we seek support from parents. Talks are held to provide them with information of the latest employment trends and directions. Careers teachers also frequently attend life planning education and career guidance activities to equip themselves for providing quality service to students.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Measures are implemented to support academically more able and less able students. Split class teaching is implemented in 4 core subjects, English, Chinese, Mathematics and Liberal Studies. Our counselling team works closely with parents to support the development of students. We employ teacher assistants and collaborate with voluntary organizations to run courses for our students in enhancing their learning. School-based Support Programs are offered to disadvantaged students to improve their learning effectiveness and broaden their learning experiences outside the classroom. The Student Support Team has been set up to offer extra help to students with special educational needs. Since 2008-09 academic year, our school has received the EDB School-based Educational Psychology Service. An educational psychologist visits the school regularly to assist the team.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Our school adopts the Whole School Approach (WSA). The student support team is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the WSA to inclusive education in order to further cultivate an inclusive school culture and enhance the effectiveness of the support given to students with SEN through the 3-Tier Intervention Model. Our school deploys resources flexibly to cater for the learning needs of students with SEN. It consists of speech therapy service and social skill training via group training or individual training. The student support team collaborates with other teachers and functional teams in the school to devise support programs, curriculum and teaching adaptations, and special examination and assessment arrangements for students with SEN. We also guide fellow teachers in the school to make use of effective support strategies to enhance the learning effectiveness of students with SEN. The team promotes early identification and early intervention for students with SEN through a multi-disciplinary team approach. We enhance home-school co-operation and work with parents to support students with SEN. The team arranges teachers to receive relevant training in a systematic manner, and organizes school-based professional development activities.
(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.; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : Common tests and exams are given twice respectively per academic year. Different modes of assessment are employed to examine students’ performance and assessment data are analyzed to identify the learning difficulties of the students. Teachers make use of the information to readapt the curriculum and teaching strategies to suit their students’ needs.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) helps to plan parent education and activities. Parents' opinions are collected through IMC meetings, PTA meetings and daily communication. Diversified activities are held to help parents enhance their knowledge and skills needed for educating their children. Our parents provide appropriate support to the school by participating in volunteering services and being helpers in excursions, etc. The School also utilizes resources and the expertise of parents to enhance parent-teacher cooperation. Since 2014, our school has participated in the biennial competition organized by the Hong Kong Eastern District PTA Federation and our PTA won the award “Star of Home-School Partnership” in 2014-15,2016-17 and 2018-19. The competition aims to acknowledge PTA’s effort in leading school activities.
(2) School Ethos : The school places great emphasis on unlocking the students’ latent capacities and developing their potentials in various fields to foster whole-person development and balanced education, alongside the adoption of the whole school approach in discipline and counseling to cultivate positive behavior and the right minds. The harmonious teacher-student relationship is distinctive and advice sought from teachers regarding the students’ life planning strategies are well-received. To promote the caring atmosphere, the ‘Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program’ is launched to provide a platform for S.4 and S.5 students to assist S.1 and S.2 students respectively in tackling personal growth problems encountered. Two form teachers are allocated for each S.1 to S.4 class to maximize attention and care. Many value-based and goal-orientated functions and projects have been organized to cater for the students’ needs. A series of award schemes and programs are also introduced to reinforce the students’ positive performance in both the academic and non-academic fields to achieve whole-person development.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : Major Concerns in 2018-21 school year:
1. Enhance students' thinking skills via a multiplicity of learning tasks and interactive activities;
2. Further develop self-directed learning;
3. Cherish healthy & positive living.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. To enhance teaching and learning effectiveness, our teachers collaborate on lesson planning, peer observations and experience sharing.
2. The school has a mentoring scheme for newly recruited teachers. The mentors provide guidance and support to help the new teachers adapt to the new work environment.
3. We promote a culture of professional sharing and set up a professional development resource bank for teachers. We encourage teachers to share ideas on teaching strategies in subject meetings.
4. We encourage teachers to participate in educational workshops, seminars and intensive courses to enhance teachers’ professionalism.
5. In the year 2019-21, our school has joined the Language Learning Support Program. Both our Chinese and English teachers work together with the EDB officers in tailor-making the junior form curriculum for our students. The officers also will give feedback to our teachers after lessons.
6. On 16th October, 2019, teachers from Taiyuan No.12 Middle School came to our school to carry out lesson observations. Through sister school visits, our teachers can enhance their professionalism.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Our school has over 30 activity groups. They are divided into 4 categories: academic (e.g., Geography Society); services (e.g., Red Cross (HK Youth Unit 83); sports (e.g., basketball, table-tennis, floor curling) and interests (e.g. Cognitio Zheng). Co-curricular activities also include functions such as activity days, inter-form activities (e.g., STEM Fortnight), voluntary services and study tours abroad.
Others : 1. Our school has obtained the following awards:
a) Gold Award for Volunteer Service awarded by Social Service Department for 17 consecutive years (2003-19)
b) Caring Award presented by Hong Kong Christian Service for 12 consecutive years (2008-19)
c) Awards of STEM competitions organized by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association for 3 consecutive years (2017-2020)
2. Guided by the gravity of positive value, manner and behaviour cultivation, schemes and programmes of various nature are introduced to cater for our students' needs in different developmental stages:
a) Joyful @School (2017-20)
The three-year program aims to promote the importance of mental wellbeing. Through activities, students learn to perceive things with positive attitude, seek help from others when difficulties arise and not to shy away when facing challenges.
b) ‘Life Visit’
Developmental programmes designed by alumni helpers to cultivate self-confidence, team spirit and mutual care in participants via team games and competitions.
c) Community-based Projects
To enrich our students' school life and maximize their life experience opportunities, tutorial classes, workshops on enhancement in social skills, social services etc. will be organized.
d) Adolescent Health Programme
The Programme focuses on promoting S2 students' psychosocial health in self-understanding and acceptance, emotion and stress management as well as harmonious interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
e) We encourage our NCS students to get themselves involved in the community by joining interest groups, intercultural activities, voluntary service training, family outings etc. Our school has also set up a platform for them to learn Chinese outside school.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus Route: 106, 694, 682, 8X, 19, 82, 118, 606, 780;
MTR: Get off at the Chai Wan MTR Station and exit at the Exit E/Hing Wah Estate Exit;
Minibus Route: 66.
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School Map School Map
  • Photo of the school building
    Photo of the school building
  • Launching ceremony of 14th Rotary Club Mentorship Scheme (2019-20)
    Launching ceremony of 14th Rotary Club Mentorship Scheme (2019-20)
  • Our school won the Championship in the Mini Robotic Troopers Hill Climbing Competition
    Our school won the Championship in the Mini Robotic Troopers Hill Climbing Competition
  • Cognitio Life, brimming with exuberance
    Cognitio Life, brimming with exuberance

Last revision date:03 December 2020