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佛教志蓮中學
Chi Lin Buddhist Secondary School
Address: 9 Chi Lin Drive Diamond Hill Kowloon
Phone:   23218511    Email:   admin@clbss.edu.hk
Fax:   23212776    Website:   http://www.clbss.edu.hk

School Mission

Based on the Buddhist perspective of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, faith, understanding, practice and realization, our school motto is to construct a pleasant learning environment for all students. We endeavour to encourage their learning interests, develop their potentials, and nurture their characters. We aim to help our students have a positive attitude towards life, learning and to be valued members of our local community.

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School Information School Information
District : Wong Tai Sin
Other District(s) : Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Kwun Tong, North, Tai Po, Sha Tin
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ven. Sik Wei Che
Principal : Mr. Ng Yat Ming [MEd in Educational Leadership & Administration (CUHK), MSc in Computing (CityU), PGDE (HKU), BSc (Hons) (HKU)]
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 2500 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Chi Lin Nunnery
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Buddhism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1998
School Motto : Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity, faith, understanding, practice and realization.
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : No
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
Chargeable Fees (2020/2021) Chargeable Fees (2020/2021)
  School Fee($) Tong Fai($)  
S1 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - $320  
S5 - $320  
S6 - $320  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $20 per year, on a household basis  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : There are 24 classrooms, 3 computer rooms, 2 Design and Technology studios, 2 catering services workshops, a music room, a science laboratory, a visual arts room, a student activity centre, life planning resource room, a library and a hall. All classrooms are air-conditioned and equipped with e-learning and Wi-Fi connections.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible lift.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 50
Total number of teachers in the school: : 53
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 94%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 55%
Special Education Training : : 81%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 21%
5-9 years : : 15%
10 years or above : : 64%
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, Mathematics, Life and Society, Science, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Putonghua, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese History, Physical Education, Music, Design and Technology, Catering Services, Reading and Life Planning Education (S.3)
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, Liberal Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Design and Applied Technology, Integrated Arts, Putonghua, Ethics and Religious Studies, Physical Education, Reading, Catering Services and Life Planning Education (S.4)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Pre-vocational Training (S.5-S.6)
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Life and Society, Science, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Putonghua, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese History, Physical Education, Music, Design and Technology, Catering Services, Reading and Life Planning Education (S.3)
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, Liberal Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Design and Applied Technology, Integrated Arts, Putonghua, Ethics and Religious Studies, Physical Education, Reading, Catering Services and Life Planning Education (S.4)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Pre-vocational Training (S.5-S.6)

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 criteria and weightings: 1. Applicant's level of learning difficulties (40%); 2. Conduct (e.g. grades, records, etc.) (20%); 3. Interview performance (including presentation skills, communication skills, comprehension skills, rational thinking and judgment) (40%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : 1. There are orientation activities in late August for all S.1 students to quickly familiarize themselves with the school facilities and learning life in school;
2. All S.1 class teachers and the school social worker will conduct home visits to have a greater understanding of students’ special educational needs;
3. We nurture the physical and mental wellness of our students by implementing different activities such as learning about having a balanced diet, fitness and etiquette training;
4. In order to enrich their school life and develop their social skills, S.1 to S.3 students have healthy vegetarian lunches on campus.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Create a favourable e-learning atmosphere, unleash students’ potential and arouse their motivation in learning;
2. Enhance students’ self-discipline and strengthen their awareness of responsibility to build up a positive campus;
3. Promote the professional development of teachers to establish a sharing culture and facilitate quality reflection.
(2) School Management Organisation : Under a school-based management scheme, both the School Management Committee and School Administrative Committee operate with different divisions and units of the school to coordinate the planning of the academic affairs, discipline and guidance, moral education, information technology, extra-curricular activities and professional development of teachers, as well as communications with parents and guardians.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee was established in December 2009.
(4) School Green Policy : We place emphasis on environmental protection, energy saving and recycling.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Chinese as the major medium of instruction.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : Our school is a government aided and well-facilitated school. It was a skills opportunity school when it was first established in 1998 but as all skills opportunity schools started the mainstreaming process in 2003, it has gradually transformed into a 6-year aided secondary school. To date, we have all along been promoting the same school mission, specializing in students with special educational needs and not aiming at helping students to sit for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education.
To cater for students’ learning competence and special educational needs, we provide a diversified curriculum for our students. We have made reference to the central school curriculum framework and content set by the Education Bureau to tailor-make our teaching materials, arrange learning activities and assessments for our students. We also use appropriate teaching and learning strategies to provide comprehensive education for our students. Flexible and interactive ways are adopted to help them master difficult concepts and prompt them to think for themselves. We help them build up basic life skills and positive working attitudes through different practical skills training and pre-vocational training courses. To achieve these, our school:
1. adopts different teaching materials and assessments in each level to cater for learning diversities of our students;
2. has established Life Planning and Pre-vocational Training lessons for S.3-S.4 and S.5-S.6 students respectively, allowing them to know more about themselves at the earliest possible time to better plan for their future.
3. has set up the Student Learning Support Division which offers our students a range of learning and growth support, after-school classes and counselling services.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: Catering Services, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology
2. Curriculum highlights:
a. Streaming and tiered teaching and learning arrangements: We divide students into different groups based on their learning abilities in Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics.
b. Most of the subjects adopt tailor-made teaching materials and adjust teaching plans and strategies according to the learning progress and abilities of our students.
c. Electives for senior form students: Catering Services, Design and Technology, Information and Communication Technology.
d. Qualification Framework programmes: We have developed both Level 1 and Level 2 programmes in 'Vegetarian Cookery' and 'Engineering and Technology' within regular senior secondary school hours. The aim is to help our students acquire vocational qualifications before their graduation so as to enhance their employment and career development capabilities.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Reading to Learn:
There is a reading period each week to cultivate the reading habits of the students. Our school library provides diversified reading materials and a reading scheme to promote reading and writing at school;
2. Information Technology for Interactive Learning:
We incorporate information technology into our teaching to increase the learning effectiveness of our students. Online self-assessment, e-learning and teacher-student online interaction are used in some subjects. In junior levels, students are taught how to use information technology effectively in Computer Literacy. In senior levels, students with higher abilities undertake the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) examination;
3. Project Learning:
We develop the independent and collaborative learning abilities of our students by implementing various project learning and cross-curricular activities to boost their learning effectiveness and experiences;
4. Moral and Civic Education:
We nurture our students with positive attitudes, values and develop them into respectable citizens. This is achieved by introducing topics of interest during the class teachers’ periods, monthly assemblies, talks, etc.
(5) Life Planning Education : From varied perspectives of the students, parents and teachers, our school provides career and life planning as well as career guidance to suit the abilities and needs of individual students. For instance, we increase students’ self-understanding through Pre-vocational Training lessons, Life Planning lessons, the Career and Life Planning Team and individual consultations. We also organize a number of career talks, company visits and parents’ talks for our students and their parents to acquire the up-to-date information related to different industries.
Besides this, to help our S.6 students establish positive attitudes and values towards their future career, our 3-week internship programme provides them with hands-on and career-specific experience every year.
In addition, we work with local organizations to provide support services for our graduates which include regular gatherings and career consultations.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Based on students’ distinctive learning competences and special educational needs, our school adopts a tailor-made 6-year school-based curriculum. We divide them into different classes so that particular pedagogies, learning activities, content and assignments can be set accordingly. For instance, students in the same level are restreamed into different groups in English and Mathematics lessons. Differentiated teaching is applied in Chinese lessons. By doing so, students can have learning materials with varying levels of difficulties that are fit for their individual learning needs.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The inclusive school culture is well known among parents and special education institutions that our teachers and students accept each other with understanding and care.

Our Student Support Division comprises the Vice Principal, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Special Educational Needs support teachers, teachers, student counsellors and learning support division assistants. They work closely with the educational psychologist, clinical psychologist, speech therapists and occupational therapist to provide a holistic care for learner diversity in our school.

To further support the development of learning, life and social skills of our students, we deploy the Learning Support Grant flexibly to appoint professionals and procure services for organizing various types of after-school learning and support programmes.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : There are two examinations per year. Multiple assessment measures are applied in different subjects to cater for the learning needs of our students. For example, quizzes, oral assessments, performance assessments, teacher’s observation and project learning are conducted to help teachers evaluate students’ learning and provide constructive feedback for them. There are also special examination arrangements to cater for the needs of our students such as reading the examination papers, explaining the questions, extra time allowance, enlarged question papers and special reminders, etc.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : 1. To enhance the close collaboration between the school and parents;
2. To foster the academic, physical and mental growth of the students;
3. To develop the potential of parents and enhance a closer parent-child relationship.
(2) School Ethos : Our students are polite and well-disciplined. Through enhancing their self-confidence, self-respect, self-discipline and self-reliance, we endeavour to train them on how to approach any adversities they may encounter in life. As a result, they can confidently contribute in their future workplaces and the society.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : Three-year School Development Plan (2020/21 – 2022/23):
1. Facilitate self-regulated learning and increase motivation for learning to help students prepare for their future;
2. Develop a responsible attitude and strengthen self-discipline to cultivate a positive environment in the face of adversity;
3. Enhance professional qualities of teachers to meet the changes and challenges of teaching and learning.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : A large proportion of our staff have completed special education training. Our school encourages teachers’ continuous professional training and development. We also organize school-based workshops to reinforce teachers’ skills in catering for students with special educational needs.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : 1. We organize different extra-curricular activities to enrich students’ school life, increase their sense of belonging and enhance the positive relationship between teachers and students. For example, based on students’ abilities, interests and social culture, we organize various co-curricular activities such as Sports Climbing Training Class, Meditation Class, Tole Painting Class, Jazz Drum Class, Buddhist Youth Club, Scouts and Red Cross Youth Unit.
2. In order to help our students create a healthy social circle and a balanced attitude towards life, there are different large-scale activities, e.g. Life-Wide Learning Day, Sports Day, Education Camp and different kinds of ball games. We also prepare our students to participate in some inter-school competitions to keep them in touch with the society.
3. We encourage students to take the initiative to be leaders of different school clubs so as to help them learn from experiences, promote their sense of responsibilities and all-round development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills, aesthetics and emotions.
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Direct public transportation to School : MTR: Diamond Hill (Exit C2)
The Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB): 3B, 10, 11C, 74X, 91, 92 and 286M (next to Chi Lin Nunnery)
Green minibuses: 19, 19A, 19M and 72
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Last revision date:03 December 2020