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香港中文大學校友會聯會張煊昌中學
CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School
Address: Tin Shui Estate, Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, NT
Phone:   24483111    Email:   info@tcss.edu.hk
Fax:   24454746    Website:   https://www.tcss.edu.hk

School Mission

In accordance with the motto of CUHK, the school emphasizes both the intellectual and moral development of students. We aim at helping students to become all-rounders who are also responsible, independent and willing to serve the community.

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School Information School Information
District : Yuen Long
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Wong Sai Chiu, SBS, IDS
Principal : Mr. Leung Kwok Ho (B.Sc. Hons.(CUHK), M.Sc.(CityU), M. Ed.(HKBU), PCEd. (HKU))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 7000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Education Foundation of The Federation of The Alumni Associations of The CUHK Limited
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1991
School Motto : "Bo Wen Yue Li": "Bo Wen" is to broaden one's intellectual horizon; "Yue Li" is to keep within the bounds of propriety
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $35  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $10  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Approved Collection: $250 for S.1 - S.5, $100 for S.6  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The school is well equipped with air conditioning and updated IT facilities. In each classroom and special room, a computer cum Wifi, a projector, a visualizer and a mini Hi-fi system are installed. Wireless internet access is available in the school. There is a computer room and a multimedia learning centre. Special rooms include a Parent Teacher Centre, a Parent Resource Centre, a computerized library, a lecture room, a STEM room, a Careers Information Centre, a Campus TV station, self study rooms, student activity rooms, academic special rooms and a room for guidance.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift and 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: : 63
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 95%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 48%
Special Education Training : : 35%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 19%
5-9 years : : 2%
10 years or above : : 79%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 5
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, Life and Society*, Chinese History, History*, Geography*, Business Fundamentals (S.3), Computer Literacy*, Putonghua (S.1), Music*, Physical Education, Home Economics (S.1 & S.2), Visual Arts, Integrated Science*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics (S.1)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Mathematics (S.2 & S.3)
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Biology, Chinese History, History, Geography, Information & Communication Technology, Economics, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Health Management & Social Care, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Mathematics
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Life & Society*, Chinese History, History*, Geography*, Business Fundamentals (S.3), Computer Literacy*, Putonghua (S.1), Music*, Physical Education, Home Economics (S.1 & S.2), Visual Arts, Integrated Science*
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Mathematics (S.1)
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Mathematics (S.2 & S.3)
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : : Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Biology, Chinese History, History, Geography, Information & Communication Technology, Economics, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Health Management & Social Care, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : : English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : : Mathematics

*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 ).30% of the S.1 places will be allocated to students applying for discretionary places. The admission criteria and weightings are: academic performance: 50%; conduct/teacher's comment: 20%; interview: 20%; services, activities and awards: 10%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Bridging courses in English and Mathematics will be organized for S.1 students to prepare them for the new learning environment. Also, academic courses, adventure-based training camp and the S.1 Parent-Student Orientation Day will be held in August to help students and parents know more about the school.

It has always been our mission to take care of students’ health. We have Safety and Health Committee, Health Education Group and Student Welfare Group to help coordinate work related to health matters. The school also works with PTA to monitor the tuck shop and lunch-box suppliers to ensure that healthy and delicious food is provided to students. In order to promote a healthy campus life, the school has organised Health Promotion Week, joined the Basic Life Skills Training Programme held by the Department of Health and the Health Promoting School Scheme of CUHK.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Learning through Diversity,
Growing with Positivity.
(2) School Management Organisation: : We are one of the first batch of schools establishing the Incorporated Management Committee and Performance Pledges. To guarantee the quality of education, experienced educationists and professors from CUHK and EdUHK are appointed as our academic advisors who offer us recommendations on the effectiveness of the teaching and learning methods we adopt. The School Administration Board, led by the principal, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the school and collaborating the work of different committees and departments.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee: : Since 1996, School Management Initiatives has been implemented to improve the administration of the school. In 2005, the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) of CUHK FAA Thomas Cheung Secondary School was established. Teacher, alumni and parent representatives elected through votes are invited to join the IMC to enhance the effectiveness and accountability of the administration and management of the school.
(4) School Green Policy: : We care about the environment. The Environmental Protection Club of the school usually works together with the Moral and Civic Education Committee to organize programmes to arouse the awareness of the staff and students in conserving energy and natural resources. Moreover, policies are enforced to reduce the use of paper, water and electricity and promote recycling.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy: : In response to the new policy of medium of instruction in secondary schools, the school has paid more attention to help students lay a solid foundation of English. English is used in Mathematics and Science lessons in junior forms so as to increase their exposure to English. In senior forms, English is widely used in teaching but Chinese will still be used depending on the needs of students and the nature of the subjects taught. To create a language rich learning environment, the English and Chinese departments have organized different programmes such as Language Subjects Academic Day, English Speaking Day and study tours to cater for different needs. Interesting English activities are often organized for students by three NET teachers, the English Department and the English Society. Moreover, Morning Reading Time and Extensive Reading Award Scheme are provided to students so as to help them develop a good reading habit. Last but not least, an English-Chinese anthology called 'Rendezvous' is published every year to acknowledge students’ good work in writing.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies: : To cater for the needs of students with different abilities, a student-centered curriculum is adopted. In junior forms, we emphasize 'Bilingual and Triliterate Learning', information technology, social studies and project learning. There are special English, Chinese, Mathematics classes for under privileged or elite students. In senior forms, we make students interact more actively in the process of teaching and learning. We also provide tutorials, talks, seminars and quizzes to prepare students for public examinations. Every subject has its own subject policy and work plan. Due to the implementation of the senior secondary curriculum, the Curriculum Development Committee and e-Learning Committee were established to advise the school on the matter.
(3) School-based Curriculum: : 1. Electives: 2X. Senior secondary students can choose 2 out of the 11 electives offered by the school.
2. Curriculum highlights: Taking into consideration the abilities of students, teachers design and plan the curriculums carefully so as to help students learn effectively. Since the Senior Secondary Curriculum emphasizes giving students other learning experiences, the school has organized different activities and life planning programmes for students to widen their horizons in areas like sports, art, music, morals and careers etc.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks: : To cultivate a good reading habit, Morning Reading Sessions are run to encourage students to read books and newspapers in both Chinese and English. ‘Bring Your Own Device’ scheme is launched in the school. In each classroom, a computer cum Wifi, a projector, a visualizer and a screen are installed to facilitate interactive teaching and learning through the use of IT. To stimulate interest in learning, different activities are held by different departments. To instill good morals into students, the Moral and Civic Education Committee often organizes cross curricular and co curricular activities for students to practise what they have learned. STEM committee aims at promoting collaboration between Mathematics and Science subjects and developing the creativity of students.
(5) Life Planning Education: : A variety of thematic career talks are organized to keep students abreast the latest development of further studies, vocational training, career opportunities and trend in the universities and working world. Career-related activities are held to provide work experience/ opportunities for students so that they can understand their interests, abilities, career inclinations. Students can also learn the importance of life long career development planning through career and life planning workshops held in the class teacher periods.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity: : To cater for student diversity, split class teaching in English, Chinese, Mathematics and Liberal Studies is arranged. Tutorials are conducted after school to help students to catch up with the progress. In order to understand students’ needs better and nurture the personal growth of students, the school has arranged two class teachers for each class. For students with special needs, members of Student Development Committee, co worked with educational psychologist and specialists, will offer assistance to them and their parents.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education: : Student Support Coordination Committee is established in order to develop appropriate support measures, adjust internal school examinations and apply special public examination arrangements for students with Special Education Needs (SEN). Student Development Committee is set up to formulate, plan, implement various training and inclusive activities. By working closely with EDB and professional teams, the Committee aims at promoting personal growth of our students. With the Learning Support Grant, School-based After-school Learning and Support Programmes Grant and Diversity Learning Grant, our Committee provides a variety of training programmes and 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; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment: : While 30% of the questions in our test and examination papers should be catered for students of lower ability, 50% of the questions are designed for students of average ability and 20% of the questions are for students of higher ability. To cater for the needs of more capable learners, the department of Mathematics provides extended module for brighter students in senior forms.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation: : With the Parent Teacher Association and parent manager, we have made strong connection with parents who show concern of the school life and growth of students. Seminars and workshops are often organized by PTA to help parents improve their communication skills with children. Parents are also invited to express their views about the school management through their participation in the school administration consultation conference. The parent-child volunteer team led by the school social worker is distinguished for its work done for school and the community and has won awards in the Yuen Long Outstanding Volunteers Competitions.
(2) School Ethos: : Teacher-student relationship in the school is harmonious. We adopt a whole-school approach to guidance. Besides, the implementation of the Discipline-and-Guidance-in-One Policy has been proved effective in developing good behaviour in students. The Peer Guidance Scheme is run to cater for the needs of junior form students. We also have the TCSS Holistic Award Scheme and scholarships to acknowledge students' achievements in academic performance, conduct, reading, services and co-curricular activities.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan: : 1. To strengthen students’ language abilities.
2. To encourage scientific research and self-directed learning.
3. To promote reading to widen student’s horizons.
4. To support students with learning problems.
5. To enhance students’ self-image and sense of belonging to the school.

(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development: : Our teachers have participated actively in workshops, courses on teaching and sharing sessions with peer school teachers. To put into practice what they have learned, teachers often take the initiative to arrange peer observation in class and have professional exchange on the effectiveness of their teaching methods. Our school has joined the School-based Support Services provided by EDB.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : More than 50 clubs and societies under 5 categories academic societies, social services teams, interest groups, sports teams and performance groups, are established for students in the school. To enhance life wide learning, all S.1 students are required to join at least one club in two categories (https://www.tcss.edu.hk/committee/guidance/S1_OD/CCA.pdf ). S.4 students are encouraged to work as committee members for the groups they join.
Others : Other than learning in class, students are encouraged to acquire learning through reading, taking part in IT project work and other activities. Moral and civic education are promoted through cross curricular and co curricular activities. All these activities help students develop their communication skills, critical thinking skills, creativity and positive attitude towards life. We have established a close relationship with our sister schools in Mainland China, including Shanghai Qibao Secondary School, Shenzhen Qiaolong School & Shenzhen Shi Yan Public School, to facilitate exchange of ideas on education. We also gain professional support from our academic advisers so as to ensure the quality of teaching and learning. Students won numerous awards in various international competitions on language, IT, photography, music and arts.
Direct public transportation to School : Buses: 69M, 69X, 269B, 269C, 269D, 276A, 969, B2P, E34A, K74, K75P;
Light Rail: 705, 706, 761P;
Minibus: 34A, 77, 77A.
Remarks : Applied Learning, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Class Period
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