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沙田培英中學
Shatin Pui Ying College
Address: 9 Fung Shun Street, Wo Che Estate, Shatin, NT
Phone:   26917217    Email:   info@pyc.edu.hk
Fax:   26020411    Website:   http://www.pyc.edu.hk

School Mission

Our school has "holistic education" as its philosophy, with "Faith, Hope, Love" as its motto. We are committed to the provision of a comprehensive range of quality education services, which promotes the moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual development of students.
We help our students grow in physical fitness, self-discipline, responsibility, independent thinking, creativity, leadership and social skills.
Seeking to nurture in our students positive attitudes and Christian values, we want to see them develop into good citizens, serving the community and contributing to our nations.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. PO Kam Cheong
Principal : Ms. CHAN Lai Fan (Bachelor of Social Science, PGDE)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 5000 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 : 1978
School Motto : Faith, Hope, Love
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 - $200  
S2 - $200  
S3 - $200  
S4 - $400  
S5 - $400  
S6 - $400  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $100  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): 10  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $310 (To enhance teaching and learning facilities)  
Other Charges / Fees($): Prepayment of Misc. Fee: $600 (S.1), $500 (S.2 to S.5) and $300 (S.6); Replacement of student card: $10 per copy; Transcript: $10 per copy; Fine for overdue library book: $1.5 per day per copy; Re-issue of parent circular: $1 per copy  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : There are more than thirty classrooms, with an additional few used for small class teaching. The 5-storey new wing has the Student Activity Centre and Library.
In the old wing, facilities include Multimedia Music Laboratory, multimedia centre, Information Technology Learning Centre, Music Room, Visual Arts Room, Computer Room, Home Economics Rooms, Conference Room and 4 Laboratories.
The whole school has air-conditioning installed and access to the Internet. In every classroom, there is a computer, a projector, a visualizer and a screen.
The school also frequently upgrades the campus facilities, having renovated the 4 laboratories, the Visual Arts Room, the Multi-media Learning Centre, the Home Economics Rooms and the Self-study Room. In addition, the Chapel, the Digital Studio, the Bio-technology Laboratory, School History Gallery, Lecture Theatre, Roof Garden, Ecology Fishpond and Solar Panels were also built. Fans have been installed along the corridor on the ground floor and there is also a covered playground in the old wing with equipment and air-conditioning.
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: : 54
Total number of teachers in the school: : 58
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 98%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 48%
Special Education Training : : 26%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 20%
5-9 years : : 14%
10 years or above : : 66%
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, Chinese History, Putonghua, Life and Society, Religious Studies (Christianity)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Information Technology, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, Drama Education, Home Economics (S.1 to S.2)
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, Liberal Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Religious Studies (Christianity)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Economics, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Integrated Arts
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, Putonghua, Life and Society, Religious Studies (Christianity)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Information Technology, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, Drama Education, Home Economics (S.1 to S.2)
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, Liberal Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Religious Studies (Christianity)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Economics, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Integrated Arts
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 ).1. Rank order of applicant’s academic performance provided by EDB (50%); 2. Applicant’s interview performance (40%); 3. Others (including conduct, extra-curricular activities, services, awards, evidence of athletic or artistic achievements, language proficiency, etc.) (10%)
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : 1-week orientation day camp, 1-week English and Chinese bridging classes, Parents’ Day for parents of newcomers, Newcomers’ Day, Peer Counselling Scheme, Evening Gathering for parents in September/May, Parents’ Meet for parents of junior form students in November, etc. The school pays close attention to the development of students’ well-being and health and is committed to incorporating this into the curriculum and school activities. Various areas will be developed, including health and fitness, sex education and values education. In addition, to enhance students’ physical abilities, they will take part in physical education classes and sports activities both within and outside the campus.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Fostering self-directed learning and building a learning community: Promoting e-learning to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness; nurturing professional growth through lesson observation among teachers; facilitating collaborative learning to deepen students' learning experiences.
2. Inculcating personal qualities and values; committing to the growth of our students: Coordinating various learning experiences to instill SPYC qualities in our students; cultivating positive thinking, developing resilience and nurturing optimism in our students.
(2) School Management Organisation : 1. Administrative Advisory Committee, Academic Committee, Discipline Committee, Student Guidance Committee, Religious Committee, Civic Education Committee, Gifted Education Team, Invitational Educational Team, etc. are set up to oversee different aspects of school development. 2. Management and stakeholders share two-way communication. 3. The IMC provides professional supports.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) of our school was established on 31 August 2015. School-based management is achieved by the establishment of the IMC, allowing more autonomy and increasing the degree of accountability. Through the concerted efforts of the key stakeholders, the leadership and commitment of frontline teachers and the support of the Government, the mechanism will help improve the standard of teaching and students' learning outcomes.
(4) School Green Policy : The school commits to improving environmental friendliness on campus. We arrange activities such as "Environmental Protection Week" and talks, encourage paper and plastic recycling, and promote energy conservation. In 2018, the school has received a subsidy from the Environment and Conservation Fund (EE & AC projects) to build up an Ecology Fishpond, install Solar Panels and replace the existing fluorescent tubes with T5 Luminaire Lighting System in 18 classrooms.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : In junior forms, with the exception of Chinese-related subjects, Life and Society & Religious Education (Christianity), all classes are taught in English. With an emphasis on using English as the medium of instruction, students develop bilingual abilities.
1. Small-class teaching is implemented in Chinese Language & English Language lessons for S.1. S.1-S.2 English oral classes are taught in groups of 7-8 students per class and S.3 English oral classes are taught in groups of 15 students per class. Putonghua is used as the medium of instruction in some S.1 Chinese Language classes.
2. The "LAC Team" helps students use English in relation to other subjects, which in turn improves students’ abilities to learn.
3. English drama classes are arranged to nurture different generic skills in students.
4. By arranging activities such as English campus newspaper (Matrix) editorial team, English Youth Forum, etc., the school hopes to enhance students' English language capacities.
5. With native English-speaking teacher, the school provides students with increased opportunities to use English in daily communication.
6. Activities within the school, such as English debates, English Fun camps and writing scripts and lyrics for the school's English musicals, the school helps raise students' interest and ability in English.
7. Poetry writing and creative writing classes stretch students' potential and develop their creativity and writing skills.
8. The school encourages students to participate in external competitions and courses, with the aim of increasing their interest and skills in English Language, Chinese Language and Putonghua. This allows students to broaden their horizons and unleash their potential in learning.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. We promote interdisciplinary collaboration, encourage curriculum mapping and share experiences on strategies in catering for learning diversity.
2. Visual Arts, Home Economics and Drama are integrated into a subject called "Living with Innovation".
3. Small-class teaching is implemented for S.1 Chinese Language and English Language classes, S.1 & S.6 Mathematics classes and S1 & S2 Home Economics classes. S.1 and S.2 English Language oral classes are split into small groups with a teacher student ratio of 1:7-8 and S.3 English Language oral classes are split into small groups with a teacher student ratio of 1:15.
4. We enhance students’ language abilities and reveal their potential through organizing original English musicals, English Fun Camps, etc.
5. Self-directed learning skills are taught.
6. "PYCnet" facilitates self-regulated learning, knowledge management and communication between teachers, students and parents.
7. Mobile learning and STEM education are promoted.
8. Formative assessments are conducted to allow students to check their own learning progress.
9. Self-evaluation and peer-evaluation are implemented.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. The school offers 12 elective subjects, among which students have to select two to three, i.e. 4+2/3X. Some students can also choose to study one of the extended parts in the Maths curriculum as an elective subject.
2. Curriculum highlights: Subjects including Information Technology, Music, Drama and Living with Innovation for junior forms and Integrated Arts for senior forms have its curricula and activities tailored accordingly to suit students’ abilities and needs.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Liberal Studies equips students with skills to conduct IES in S.4-S.6, encourages self-directed learning and develops students' generic skills.
2. We promote moral and civic education with an emphasis on proper values, civic awareness, environmental friendliness and national education.
3. We encourage mobile learning and promote self-directed learning skills.
4. Reading Club, Chinese and English Storyteller Series, reading sharing activities and subject-based reading award schemes promote a reading culture.
(5) Life Planning Education : 1. Life planning lessons are provided to assist students of different abilities and aptitudes to discover their learning goals and areas of potential.
2. Workshops, talks and visits are organized for students to assist them in understanding their own abilities and goals.
3. In the 'Mentorship Scheme', the school invites alumni from different industries to come to the school to share about their work and arrange for students to visit and observe the workplace of alumni.
4. Work-related learning experiences are provided to encourage students' self-reflection in their different learning stages.
5. Talks and seminars are organized for parents to let them have a better understanding of the steps and procedures of subject selection and the general admission requirements of different institutes. Parents are then better-equipped to work together with our School to assist their children in life planning.
6. Training workshops and experience sharing activities are organized for teachers to encourage whole-school participation in providing students with relevant advice and coaching, allowing them to develop personal interests, abilities and goals.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : 1. The Gifted Education Team and SEN Team provide assistance to talented students and students with special educational needs.
2. Students with extraordinary results and abilities may be promoted to a higher level of studies.
3. Relevant professional training is provided for teachers.
4. Learners’ diversity is catered for by providing differentiated classroom activities, schoolwork and assessments.
5. After school enhancement and remedial classes are organized to meet the learning needs of different students.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : To develop an inclusive culture through the whole school approach to support students with special educational needs (SEN). We provide appropriate and diversified support to these students so as to enhance their learning and adjustment to school life. We treasure home-school cooperation by establishing regular communication channels to facilitate parents’ participation in the formulation of support strategies for students with SEN. Special Educational Needs Team is established by the School and one additional SEN Coordinator is approved by the EDB. The team assists to identify students with SEN, provides appropriate follow-up and makes arrangements of professional support to them, such as the Learning Support Grant from the EDB is deployed for hiring services from outsiders to provide speech therapy service, organising “Make Friends and Have Fun” Social Group and so on for SEN students. Our educational psychologist is also invited to provide support for students with needs and offer related training for teachers.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : There are two examinations and regular tests in an academic year. Some subjects adopt “formative assessment” through schoolwork, participation in classes, and peer assessment to analyze and follow up on students’ performance.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : 1. The Parent-Teacher Association organizes learning and family activities. These include talks for parents, Chinese Calligraphy Class and summer Chinese and English bridging classes for S.1 newcomers. The Association also allocates funds to set up scholarships and bursaries.
2. The school and the PTA collaborate to nurture students and establish two-way communication when discussing school policies.
3. Various platforms such as “Parents’ Academy”, “SPYC Letter”, PTA newsletters, English campus newspaper Matrix, PYCnet, PTA web page, evening gatherings for parents, Parents’ Day and seminars reinforce co-operation and communication between parents and the school.
4. Professionals and parents are invited to share about various topics in “Evening Gatherings for parents” and “Parents’ Academy”.
(2) School Ethos : 1. The school has “Faith, Hope, Love” as its motto and is committed to providing holistic education for students.
2. The school embraces “Invitational Education”, providing students with care and opportunities to take up responsibilities starting from junior levels. The school is also committed to the slogan “Let Our Students Shine”, providing opportunities to showcase their potential and build up their confidence.
3. There is a harmonious campus atmosphere and close relationships between teachers and students. Student leaders have a strong sense of responsibility and the willingness to serve.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Fostering self-directed learning and building a learning community
a. Promoting e-learning and developing multiple learning platforms to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness
b. Nurturing professional growth through lesson observation and the sharing of pedagogy and ideologies among teachers
c. Facilitating collaborative learning to deepen students’ learning experiences
2. Inculcating personal qualities and values; committing to the growth of our students
a. Coordinating various learning experiences to instill the four essential SPYC qualities in our students
i. To lead and to serve humbly;
ii. To ignite students’ passion for life-long learning;
iii. To achieve self-understanding and establish a broad outlook on life;
iv. To empathise with those in need and extend a helping hand.
b. Cultivating positive thinking, developing resilience and nurturing optimism in our students.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. Professionals are invited to give seminars to teachers and conduct lesson observation.
2. From 1998 onwards, the school is committed to establishing the culture of lesson observation to increase teaching effectiveness.
3. The school communicates and exchanges ideas with other schools, Mainland China and overseas educational organizations.
4. The school participates in “School-based Support Scheme” and promote subject-based professional knowledge and effective teaching.
5. The school cultivates an environment conducive to professional sharing and development through exchanging valuable teaching ideas and practices through lesson studies. Teachers also work collaboratively in the design of school-based teaching materials.
6. The school provides subsidies for professional training.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Over fifty extra-curricular groups falling into five main categories, namely, academic, interest, sports and arts, community service, and religious groups, have been established and arrange regular activities and camps with various themes.
The school also produces a biennial original English musical, organizes a 3-week English Fun Camp and English Language debates.
In addition, students in the school participate in national and school-based Mathematics competitions and take part in Mathematics Olympiad training, STEM training, SPYC young scientists training scheme, Pui Ying Cultural Cup, Cultural Day, Mock United Nations, etc.
Other activities include inter-school debate competitions, inter-school Chinese and English Language oral practices, overseas exchange and study tours, voluntary services and enhancement activities.
Others : Our students gained commendable results in HKDSE Examination (2020):
1. Level 2 or above attainment for all subjects reached 99.6%, when compared with the Hong Kong average of 84.8%. Our school’s Level 4 or above attainment was 57.9%, compared with the 35.1% average of Hong Kong. The attainment of Level 5 or above also exceeded the Hong Kong average of 12.3%, reaching 19.3% this year.
2. The percentage of Level 5-5** of most of the subjects was better than the Hong Kong average, some of which exceeded the percentage of the Hong Kong average 2 times or more.
For Chinese Literature, our Level 5-5** attainment was 4.3 times the Hong Kong average.
For Geography, our Level 5-5** attainment was 4.2 times the Hong Kong average.
For Tourism and Hospitality Studies, our Level 5-5** attainment was 3.9 times the Hong Kong average.
For History, our Level 5-5** attainment was 3 times the Hong Kong average.
For Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, English Language and Information and Communication Technology, our Level 5-5** attainment was about 2 times the Hong Kong average.
3. 83.3% of our students met the general entrance requirements of UGC-funded institutions (33222 or above), compared with the Hong Kong average of 37.4%.
4. The university admission rate (degree and sub-degree programs) for S.6 students was 86.7%. 80.8% of our S.6 students were offered degree programs.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus route Nos: 48X, 40X, 72, 72A, 80K, 80M, 280X, 81, 81K, 83K, 85, 85K, 40X, 86, 88K, 89, 269D
Green Minibus Route Nos: 60K, 62K (from Sha Tin Station)
Remarks : 1. Apply small-class teaching to Chinese Language & English Language (S.1), Mathematics (S.1 & S.6) and Home Economics (S.1 & S.2).
2. Conduct Chinese Language teaching in Putonghua to some of classes in S.1.
3. Reduce class size in S.1 and S.2 English Oral to 7-8 students as well as S.3 English Oral to 15 students to encourage class interaction.
4. Arrange Other Learning Experience Days. Encourage active engagement in extra-curricular activities, e.g. overseas immersion trips to broaden horizons.
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Last revision date:03 December 2020