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英華女學校
Ying Wa Girls' School
Address: 76 Robinson Road, Hong Kong
Phone:   25463151    Email:   school@ywgs.edu.hk
Fax:   28588669    Website:   http://www.ywgs.edu.hk

School Mission

The school aims to provide quality education of a Christian character which embraces on "whole person" development. It cultivates in students a noble character, a positive and healthy attitude to life, a keen sense of responsibility and commitment.

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School Information School Information
District : Central & Western
Other District(s) : Wan Chai, Eastern, Southern, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. So Shing Yit Eric
Principal : Mr. Francis Kwan (Bachelor of Mathematics, Master of Education)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Girls
School Size : About 9500 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1900
School Motto : Time is precious, treasure every minute.
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 - $860  
S5 - $860  
S6 - $860  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $90  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $30  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Non-standard charges (annual) S.1-S.5: $4650 S.6: $1980  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : We moved back to our redeveloped new campus to operate in March 2019. The additional space and advanced facilities would allow us the edges to transform and innovate. While retaining the best of our quality teachings of past generations, we strive to launch to a new mode of education for future generations. All classrooms and special rooms in the new campus are fully air-conditioned and equipped with the essentials for e-learning. Other facilities include a full-school seating capacity assembly hall, a 200-seat auditorium, a campus TV studio and ample outdoor recreational grounds and social spaces.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Braille Notetaker, Talking Calculator.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 62
Total number of teachers in the school: : 74
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 54%
Special Education Training : : 3%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 24%
5-9 years : : 8%
10 years or above : : 68%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 5
S2 : 5
S3 : 5
S4 : 5
S5 : 5
S6 : 5
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, Religious Education, Putonghua, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : S.1 to S.2: English Language, Language Arts, History, Geography, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Music, Integrated Science, Generic Skills (S.2), STEM; S.3: English Language, Language Arts, History, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Music, Generic Skills
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, Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Religious Education, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, Liberal Studies, History, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Technology and Living, Visual Arts, Music, Combined Science
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.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Religious Education, Putonghua, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : S.1 to S.2: English Language, Language Arts, History, Geography, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Music, Integrated Science, Generic Skills (S.2), STEM ; S.3: English Language, Language Arts, History, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Music, Generic Skills
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, Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Religious Education, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, Liberal Studies, History, Geography, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Technology and Living, Visual Arts, Music, Combined Science
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : -

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 ).S.1 admission procedures complied with EDB'S SSPA mechanism with 2 stages: Discretionary Places (DP) application and Central Allocation. Criteria for admission through DP application: 1) Academic assessment: 50%, 2) Performance during interview: 30%, 3) Performance in extra-curricular activities: 10%, 4) Conduct: 10%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : In mid-July each year, the School organizes an orientation for incoming S.1 students and their parents to introduce to them the mission, history, goals, curriculum and facilities of the School as well as the campus life of students. We also organize English and Mathematics bridging courses during the summer vacation for students who need to enhance their academic ability in these two subjects so as to prepare them for the new school year.
The Physical Education Department aims at arousing students' interest in sports and regular exercise through the formal curriculum and training in sports teams. Students are encouraged to join sports competitions to sharpen their stamina, value orientation and leadership. The Lunch Committee is set up to monitor the hygienic operation and quality of food provided by the caterer. It also joins hands with the Student Health Unit and the Home Economics Department to organize health talks, exhibitions and activities to promote health education among students.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : We moved back to our redeveloped new campus in March 2019. The current School Development Plan (2017-2021) adopted the theme Revisiting our Past, Connecting the Future, timely tied in with our home return. The two major concerns remain:
(1) to nurture self-motivated learners, and
(2) to help students to be better connected to oneself and the community, be true and be strong.
(2) School Management Organisation : The Incorporated Management Committee of the School comprises 18 Managers (including Alternate Managers) representing the various categories of Managers as required by the Education Ordinance (Sponsoring Body, Teacher, Parent, Alumni and Independent). They are responsible for setting the general direction and policies of the School, and overseeing the planning and management of the School’s resources. In the operation level, the various functional committees headed up by teachers (e.g. Life Education Committee, Discipline Committee, Guidance Committee) work together to carry forward all aspects of the school affairs.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee of the School was established on 31 August 2011 pursuant to the Education Ordinance.
(4) School Green Policy : The School's green policy aims at developing among students a sense of responsibility towards the environment and encouraging them to take positive action to improve the environment. With the help of the Civic Education Committee, Student Association and academic subjects, practical measures and activities were implemented to contribute to a more sustainable Earth. Activities include Green Tips, promotion through assembly talks and written articles, "no air-conditioning days", the re-use of eating utensils and collection of used paper and items for recycling. The School is also one of the signatory parties of the Green Lunch Charter initiated by the Environment Protection Department.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : The School adopts English as the medium of instruction for all subjects except the Chinese-related subjects, Religious Education and Physical Education, and strives to create a language-rich environment to nurture students' bi-literate and tri-lingual abilities.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : To promote all-round educational experiences, the School encourages students to read and develop self-learning and collaborative learning abilities. Project-based and cross-curricula learning are introduced to guide students to a higher level of learning experience. Our teaching staff keeps abreast of the educational needs by improving constantly their teaching skills and strategies. To strengthen students' core competency, the School has adopted split class teaching in the three core subjects (Chinese, English and Mathematics) in S.1 and S.2. Besides, curriculum guidelines, teaching schedules and annual work plans are developed for each subject. In promoting quality learning, we bring in resources from different channels, introduce extended programmes and put in place enhanced teaching support and school facilities to nurture in our students a sense of ownership to their learning, the ability to set goals in life and learning, and aspirations to excel.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X. From 15 subjects
2. Curriculum highlights: S.1-S.3 Generic skills period, S.1-S.2 STEM period
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : With assiduous efforts in the previous years, the School has attained very good progress in the four key tasks and will continue to ensure sustainable development in these areas. More details can be found in the relevant sections of this profile or the School’s website.
(5) Life Planning Education : The Careers Committee focuses on conducting career and life planning activities in the school. It provides students with latest information on higher education and post-secondary pathways. Our core programmes, chiefly careers conferences, talks and workshops for S.3-S.6 students, help them make informed academic choices. Individual guidance on JUPAS is specially provided for S.6. The committee also assists students in scholarship applications and enrolment for diverse programmes organized by external bodies, ranging from university high tables, mock interviews to job shadowing, summer internships and mentoring schemes.

With funding from the EDB’s Career and Life Planning (CLP) Grant, more and enriched careers activities can be held. Mock university interview workshops are organized for S.6, while S.5 students experience making choices for further studies during the S.5 Mock DSE Day. Talks on further studies and multiple pathways are also held for senior form students and parents. For S.2-S.3 students, careers workshops conducted by Class Teachers increase their self-understanding and encourage them to plan for the future. Students are motivated to take initiative in exploring different academic fields and prepare for their future studies to join programmes organized by local tertiary institutions.

To broaden the range of our programmes, the Careers Committee also collaborates with various school partners and external organizations. For example, the Mentorship programme, co-organized with the Alumnae Association, fosters special relationships between Mentees and graduates. The Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Tech for Girls programme is popular with business and science students, and the Hang Lung Young Architects Programme attracts those passionate about architecture and design. The committee has also forged a new partnership with the Hong Kong Family Welfare Society. Funded by the Home Affairs Bureau’s scheme for Youth Life Planning Activities, the HKFWS helps us conduct several major careers activities and provides valuable support for us.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : We adopted a whole school approach to cater for students with special educational needs. Professional services are provided by the school social workers, educational psychologist and relevant teachers to assist them in their learning and personal development.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The School has set up a Learner Diversity Team headed by a Vice Principal, and comprising the SEN coordinator, counselling master, teachers with SEN training and an educational psychologist. The SEN coordinator and educational psychologist will provide necessary training for the teachers who are supporting the SEN students.
We also make flexible use of the learning grants to recruit external tutors to render learning support to SEN students in small groups.
We place high importance on school-home cooperation. Apart from disseminating the relevant information to the parents, case teachers will communicate regularly with the parents concerned to give common support to the students.
To promote integrated education, we were the first secondary school to allow our visually impaired student to bring with her a Guide Dog to the campus.

(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. Our School provides after-school tutorial classes for non-Chinese speaking students to facilitate their learning of Chinese. On the whole, NCS students are well supported by subject teachers in conjunction with the Learner Diversity Team.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : S.1 - S.3: two examinations in each academic year; S.4 - S.6: one mid-year test and one examination in each academic year. The School places great importance on students' learning process and conducts other forms of assessment in each subject throughout the year.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The Parent-Teacher Association has a group of proactive parents serving in the Executive Committee. They meet regularly to plan and organize activities to promote home-school cooperation. Functions held include: AGM, seminars and outdoor activities. In recent years, a programme named Fun-Filled Family Activities Series has been initiated to promote life-long learning among parents. At the same time, the School is well-served by a group of parent volunteers.
(2) School Ethos : "To Serve and Not to be Served" has been the School ethos since its founding. Other than a "buddy" programme to help S.1 students adjust to their new school life, class teachers as well as teachers serving in the Discipline and Guidance Committees provide necessary support to students by keeping close and sensitive touch with them.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : The School Development Plan (2017-2021) (SDP4) adopted the theme "Revisiting Our Past, Connecting to the Future”, a timely reflection of our planned return to our new campus in our home base which took place at the end of March 2019. Standing at the juncture of our history, we look to sustaining our future development by connecting the present efforts in building on the solid foundation laid in the past.

The School Goal for 2020-2021 focuses on two aspects of concerns:
(1) to nurture self-motivated learners; and
(2) to enable students to be true and strong, and to be better connected to themselves and their community.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : The Staff Development Committee assesses the professional development needs of our teaching staff, and arranges and coordinates relevant training and activities. In addition, individual staff members attend seminars, workshops and in-service courses according to needs of personal career development and the school's development plans.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Our Student Association (SA) was incepted in 1949, probably among the first in local secondary schools. Each year, the SA joins hands with the five Houses and 20-strong interest clubs to organize extra-curricular and student activities for the entire school. These include community services, sports events and publication of the school newsletter, reflecting the strong organisational skills and kaleidoscopic school life of our students.
Others : 1. School Tradition: We have inherited the spirit of selflessness simplicity courage and innovation from our founder and predecessors in our continuous efforts in providing students with an education of a high standard and to prepare them for the service of others.
2. Global Cultural Exposure: We aim to widen students' exposure to different cultures and raise their awareness of global issues. With the generous support of the Li Ka Shing Foundation the Mrs Li Chong Yuet Ming Student Development Fund was established in 2012 to finance programmes aiming to build students' capacity nurture their perspectives and give them the chance of experiential learning and services. In order to map out plans to actualize local and overseas exposure opportunities for students the Global Exposure Committee was set up in 2013.
3. Educational Partners: The Alumnae Association (AA) is a pillar to our education mission. The AA Trust Fund provides financial support to the Schools efforts in delivering whole-person education. The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) renders considerable support to the School through the work of the Executive Committee and the volunteers group. The School is also well served by neighbouring churches in our Christian ministry.
4. Scholarships: We have in place scores of scholarships to recognize students academic and non academic achievements.
5. Open and Inter-schools competition awards: Every year, our students participate actively in inter-school competitions and contests in sports music art and a whole spectrum of interest areas with admirable results.
Direct public transportation to School : MTR: Sai Ying Pun Station (Exit C)
Hong Kong Island major bus routes: 12, 12M, 23, 23B, 40, 40M, 93A, 93C
minibus: 56
Remarks : The size of the redeveloped new campus is about 9,500 sq.m.
School Map School Map
  • Robinson Road Campus
    Robinson Road Campus
  • Auditorium
    Auditorium
  • Swimming Gala
    Swimming Gala
  • The Story of Ying Wa Girls
    The Story of Ying Wa Girls

Last revision date:03 December 2020