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明愛聖若瑟中學
Caritas St. Joseph Secondary School
Address: 10 Fung Shue Wo Road, Tsing Yi Estate, Tsing Yi, New Territories
Phone:   24331282    Email:   school@csjss.edu.hk
Fax:   24351349    Website:   http://www.csjss.edu.hk

School Mission

Our school aims at providing a balanced all-round education, based on the needs of students with different learning orientations and abilities, which such education help students meet the requirements of professional and tertiary education. Implementing with Catholic's moral value and Caritas's motto and vision, such education provided guides the students in developing a meaningful life embraced with Caritas's spirit.

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School Information School Information
District : Kwai Tsing
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. LEE King Chi
Principal : Ms CHEUNG Mei Mei (Dip.Ed.(CUHK), B.A.(CUHK), M.A.(CUHK), Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 4275 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : CARITAS - HONG KONG
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1971
School Motto : Be Faithful, Diligent and Stay Simple, Love God and One Another
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): 180  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): 20  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Installation & maintenance of Interactive TV in classrooms: $310  
Other Charges / Fees($): Fees (Student Card + Notebooks + Miscellaneous + Tailored-made materials) = Around $150 - $200  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : Our school is equipped with prayers' room, project learning room, STEM room, black box theatre, fashion design room, cosmetics design room, computer rooms, computer laboratories and information technology center with wireless internet all over the school premises. All classrooms are equipped with computer, LED projector and screen, for facilitating e-learning. All classrooms, laboratories and hall are air-conditioned.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : 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: : 44
Total number of teachers in the school: : 48
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 94%
Bachelor Degree: : 46%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 50%
Special Education Training : : 28%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 38%
5-9 years : : 12%
10 years or above : : 50%
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*, Integrated Science*, Life & Society*, Computer Literacy*, Ethics & Religious Studies*, Design & Technology*, Music*, Fashion Design*, Visual Arts*, Chinese History*, Media Arts*, Physical Education, Putonghua
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : School Based Chinese Language curriculum for Non Chinese Speaking Students
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Mathematics Extended Part - Module 1 & 2, Liberal Studies, Ethics & Religious Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Physics, Biology, Combined Science (Chemistry + Biology / Physics + Chemistry), Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Applied Learning, Chinese History, Other Learning Experiences (School based courses)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : School Based Fashion Image Design
School Based Household Design & Services
School Based Cosmetology
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science*, Life & Society*, Computer Literacy*, Ethics & Religious Studies*, Design & Technology*, Music*, Fashion Design*, Visual Arts*, Chinese History*, Media Arts*, Physical Education, Putonghua
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : School Based Chinese Language Curriculum for Non Chinese Speaking Students
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Mathematics Extended Part - Module 1 & 2, Liberal Studies, Ethics & Religious Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Physics, Biology, Combined Science (Chemistry + Biology / Physics + Chemistry), Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Applied Learning, Chinese History, Other Learning Experiences (School Based Courses)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : School Based Fashion Image Design
School Based Household Design & Services
School Based Cosmetology

*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 ).1. Interview Performance (Courtesy, Appearance, Attitude,Verbal Presentation Skills) 40%, 2. Performance at Primary School (Conduct & Academic Results) 25%, 3. CCA & Services Participation 15%, 4. Relations with Current Students/ Being a Catholic 10%, 5. Residing in Tsing Yi or Nearby area 10%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Our school holds Orientation Activities and Bridging Courses for all new S.1 Students in mid-July and August every year. In enhancing the communication between the school and parents, our school also holds Introductory Parents' Night for S.1 Parents, and Parents' Day for all parents.
Our school also encourages students to maintain a balanced nutrient intake and healthy body. Besides, 'Life of Sports Counselling Scheme' helps students build a positive and perseverant spiritual culture. Furthermore, the Physical Education Subject Team organises and participates in various Inter-school, Inter-House and Inter-class sports competition for students in encouraging the whole school in participating in sports activities. Highlights of the year includes "Healthy Body & Healthy Mind Days" and "Journey to the Best of Me".
Our School invites Professionals (Medics, Celebrities and Religious Group) to interact with students so as to spread the message of "Healthy Living". Our school adopts and deepens the policy of maintaining a healthy school, enriching physical healthiness of both teachers and staff.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Enhancing self-directed learning and catering for learning diversity.
2. Nurturing students' positive values and equipping students with career and life planning skills.
3. Reinforcing professional interaction and strengthening middle-managers' leadership skills.
(2) School Management Organisation : Our school implements a school based management. Under the supervision of the Principal and hold responsible to the School's Incorporated Management Committee (IMC), Vice and Assistant Principals serve as head of Academic Affairs, Student Support and Administrative Support.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The School's IMC consists of representatives from various stakeholders which are the School's Sponsoring Body, The Principal (as Ex-Officio Member), Teachers, Parents and Alumni. The Committee supervises all school works.
(4) School Green Policy : Our school is actively constructing a Green School with green bicycle generating electricity, whereas teachers explain the importance of environmentally friendly during Class Teacher Period, Morning and Weekly Assembly.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Under the ‘Fine-tuning MOI Policy’, our school formulates the whole school language policy in accordance with the school’s actual situation. Our school thus formulates the policy with due consideration of the following bases:
The expectation of parents; The learning needs of students; The language proficiency, standard, performance and interest of our students; Supportive measures provided by our school.
To enhance our students to be better biliterate and trilingual users of English, Putonghua and Cantonese:
After-school supplementary classes are conducted at different levels to enhance students’ learning effectiveness; To promote reading atmosphere by encouraging students to read more English and Chinese books during the morning reading session; In order to enhance students’ interests in Classical Chinese, the Chinese Department conducts learning activity such as Recital Contest on Tang and Song Poetry;
To create a English-speaking context:
English Corner and English Café activities conducted by NET teacher to promote student’s speaking and listening skills; The whole-school participating English Variety Show is annually held during the post-exam period; to arouse student’s interest through various activities and performances.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : Our school provides a diversified curriculum catering students with different ability and aspirations. Apart from our regular curriculum, our school also provide different Applied Learning Courses, widening our students' future academic and career path. Students are divided into small learning groups based on their learning needs in core subjects such as Chinese, English and Mathematics, in order to serve both remedial and enhancement purposes. Our school also seeks external professional support in offering professional training to our teachers, equipping teachers' teaching techniques and skills for the Senior Secondary Curriculum. Collaborative, Peer Lesson Planning and a Gradual development of quality homework are some of the key concern for such enhancement of teaching development.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. Our school provides 10 Electives and Applied Learning Course for Senior Secondary students.
2. Curriculum highlights: To smoothen the students' transition into the Senior Secondary Curriculum, the school is offering Life & Society, Chinese History and Fashion Design Subjects in the junior secondary forms, so the students can quickly adapt to Senior Secondary Curriculum.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : Morning Reading Period is implemented on Monday to Thursday weekly. Each subject team incorporates Elements of Extensive Reading into the subject curriculum, while Chinese and English Key Learning Area Team take the lead in actively promoting the Extensive Reading Scheme. The School Library cooperate with subjects so as to encourage Cross-Subject Reading Activities. Students are encouraged to make good use of online and offline platforms such as eClass and Wisenews in the Library and computer rooms for self-learning. Project-based tasks are highly encouraged at the school, as it can help develops students' cooperation, communication and integrating knowledge skills.
Through the continuous inputting of moral values elements during Morning, Weekly Assembly and Class Teacher Period, Students are equipped with the good moral values fundamentals. By this students are physically and mentally healthy, caring and independent individuals who serve their society. "Other Learning Experience" offered at Senior Secondary level offers a wide range of activities that suit the students' need in equipping skills for further career. The school also offers scholarships and bursaries to students with financial difficulties, so that they can start on the same pace with others.
(5) Life Planning Education : Our school has already designed a 3-year plan: exploring students’ potentials, widen students' horizons, and help them to establish life goals and directions. To implement the career learning activities through whole-school approach, equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to make wise educational/career choices. Our school also form an alliance and a number of foreign universities, through referral program to get scholarships, greatly increase the chances of further education.
Collaborating with post-secondary institutions, our school is organizing 'Early Connection with University' for senior secondary students. Through 'Mentoring Programme' & 'Breakfast Meetings with University Staff', to carry out life planning and peer counselling for students.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Our school is well equipped and experienced in serving students with Special Education Needs (SENS), and a team (SENS Team) is formulated with teachers, social workers and Educational Psychologist. By allocating resources, our school employs extra assistants and teachers in order to spare professionals for enhancing SENS supports and catering difference learning needs. Moreover, our school employs two registered social workers, offering counselling and support services to students and parents. Our school also set up a SENS Support Center, which provides a comfortable learning environment for SEN Student.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The Learning Support Team comprises Counselling Master, SENCO, Prefect of Studies, Teachers of Chinese, English & Liberal Studies, Social Worker and Educational Psychologist.
In order to provide students with appropriate support, LSG is used for outsourcing counselling service, speech therapy, IEP, occupational therapy and clinical psychology service. Moreover, reading and writing training for SEN students, social skills training for students with autism, concentration skills for ADHD students.
Information on SEN students will regularly be released to all teaching staff. Teachers review teaching progress and adapt curriculum through collaborative lesson planning. Special arrangements have been made, such as extended examination time. Various integrated activities, such as Student Ambassadors, Healthy and Caring Campus Week, are conducted to promote Integrated Education. Furthermore, IEP is specially designed for SEN students. Meetings are regularly held so as to provide learning support measures and collect opinions from parents.


(3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students : Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their 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. Our school has developed a series of tailored curriculum in accordance with the Chinese proficiency level of NCS students. An internal assessment tool specially designed for NCS students will be used to determine their levels. They will then be divided into four learning groups: 1. Adaptation; 2. Fundamental Chinese; 3. Transition to Local Chinese Course; 4. Enrichment Chinese.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : There are altogether one uniform test and two examinations throughout the years, and continuous assessments weigh approximately 15% - 40% of the subject grade, so students are evaluated through various activities. Special Arrangements are granted to SEN Students in tests and examinations.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : "Voluntary" is the key point of the school's Home School corporation strategies. Parents help in organizing events and leading students to external competition. Solidified Cooperation ensure students' development and growth. "My son grows a lot because of the teachers' continuous guidance. He may not achieve high results, his personalities, however, excels and is praised always. Thank You CSJ." - Quote from a Parent.
(2) School Ethos : Our school adopts a Whole School Approach in building a rigorous yet caring school ethos with students being praised as compliance young adults. There are two class teachers in almost all secondary classes which can offer a more comprehensive care. Class management is practiced in building a loving and caring class ethos. Class teachers hold form meeting regularly in order to keep track of class development. S.1 Students are required to stay at school for lunch, both S.1 & S.2 students need to attend regular three After-School Extensive Learning sessions weekly. Some are selected for Enhancement class as well. The school also promotes Catholic values and Caring through assembly, Ethics lessons and Class Teacher Period; by this the school has been named as Caring School for eight years.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Enhancing self-directed learning and catering for learning diversity
2. Nurturing students' positive values and equipping students with career and life planning skills
3. Reinforcing professional interaction and strengthening middle-managers' leadership skills
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Teachers are required to complete appraisal yearly. Successful pedagogues are promoted through collaborative lesson planning, peer lesson observation and extensive discussion.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Our school offers around 40 kinds of Co-Curricular activities which cover academic, services, sports, arts and hobbies area. These interest groups are mostly led by teachers, where some of them are led by external professionals. CSJ DanSo is one of the highlights of these activities They won numerous external awards and were many times invited to perform in the community. Our school also trains student leaders systematically by regular training session and camps and practicing through organizing school events. Our school organises Cross Boundaries study tour, Life-wide Learning, and Social Service Day for school members to interact and explore with the world.
Others : 1. Project WeCan commenced in 2018-19. Initial projects include renovation of classrooms into a mini-cabinet ‘Space for Positive Thinking’, which is a space of leisure, art & music specially for those in need of staying at solitude. The project also sponsored voluntary teaching services to Cambodia, which was joined by 30 students, with a view to understanding the education situation in developing countries and to experiencing the spirit of “More blessed to give than to receive”. The next 3-year cycle will focus on spoken English training. In order to promote their English communication skills, students in junior forms will participate in English Musicals training.
2. Our school has continuously been the recipient of ‘Honoured Caring School Award’ for 12 years under the Caring School Award Scheme. The theme of award is ‘Exemplary CSJ Student’. The criteria of selection includes: to respect oneself as a CSJ student, to put yourself in caring and respecting others, keen to serve and love your community. Through the scheme, the school expects our student can attain the skills to communicate, self-learn and be creative.
3. Multi-intelligence Learning Scheme is conducted in junior secondary classes through various alternate curriculum such as adventure, skills and discipline trainings. The scheme was extended to senior classes last year to assist students to set goals in life and to prepare for the future. Programmes include Bronze Medal for Lifesaving, Certificate Course in Mountaineering and basketball referee training.
4. As for awards outside school, Leung Nga Ching of S5 has won numerous prizes in Hong Kong Jump Rope Championship 2019. Chan Ka Chung of S5 has won championships in Inter-school Swimming Competition (Kwai Tsing). The CSJ Danso has won the 1st runner up in Asia Sports Dance Competition. Besides, our track and field team has won numerous champions and 1st runners up in The Hong Kong Schools Sports Competition. Moreover, Lin Siyixing and Xie Huishan of S3 have won the Silver and Bronze Medals respectively in the Pan Asia Pacific International Mathematics Invitation Competition and the National Mathematical Olympiad Competition. Our school was awarded Certificate of Excellence (Chinese) in the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival.

Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 41, 41A, 41M, 42C, 43B, 44, 49X, 243M (approx. 3-min walk);
MTR: Tsing Yi Station (approx. 5-min walk);
Minibus: 88, 401, 409, 409K (approx. 1-min walk).
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Last revision date:03 December 2020