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沙田循道衞理中學
Sha Tin Methodist College
Address: Sun Tin Wai Estate Shatin
Phone:   26021300    Email:   info@stmc.edu.hk
Fax:   26091477    Website:   http://www.stmc.edu.hk

School Mission

Provide whole-person education according to the spirit of Jesus Christ; nurture abundant lives by teaching of gospel.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. Kan Kei Piu Paul
Principal : Ms. Cheung Chui Yee (MEd (CUHK), MA(HKBU))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 6500 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Methodist Church HK
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1983
School Motto : The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9: 10)
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $40 (F.1-F.6)  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $30 (F.1-F.6)  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $250 (F.1-F.6)  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : Five Multi-Media Learning Centres including Multi-Media Language Lab & Digital Music and Creative Art Workshop; Campus TV Production Studio, English Room, Chinese Medicine and Herbs Education Centre, Chinese Herbal Medicine Exhibition Gallery, Eco-Green House, Herb Corner and Religious Education Centre; air conditioning, computers and Internet available in all classrooms.
A school annex, Ample Campus, was set up nearby the main campus to provide more space for student activities to enhance our quality of education.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet and accessible public information / service counter.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 53
Total number of teachers in the school: : 57
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 97%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 40%
Special Education Training : : 44%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 30%
5-9 years : : 2%
10 years or above : : 68%
2020/2021 Class Structure 2020/2021 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
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 (S.1 to S.2), Religious & Moral Education, Life & Society II (Society system & Citizenship) (S.3), Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 to S.2), Computer Literacy, STEM (S.1), Design & Technology (S.1), History, Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Life & Society I (Resources & Economic Activities) (S.2 to S.3), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3)
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 History, Chinese Literature, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Religious & Moral Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Core and Extended Modules), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, History, Geography, Information & Communication Technology, Music
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 (S.1 to S.2), Religious & Moral Education, Life & Society II (Society system & Citizenship) (S.3), Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 to S.2), Computer Literacy, STEM (S.1), Design & Technology (S.1), History, Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Life & Society I (Resources & Economic Activities) (S.2 to S.3), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3)
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 History, Chinese Literature, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Religious & Moral Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Core and Extended Parts), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, History, Geography, Information & Communication Technology, Music
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 ).EDB Rank Order List and academic performance: 50% Conduct, participation in extra-curricular activities, services and prizes awarded: 25% Interview performance: 25%
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Activities and courses such as F.1 Students Orientation Day, F.1 Parents' Day, F.1 Summer English & Mathematics Bridging Courses, F.1 Extra Curricular Activities Tour and Benediction Ceremony are organized to help F.1 students adapt to secondary school life.

The Catering Management Team (formed by parents, teachers and students) and the tuck shop work closely together to encourage students to build up a healthy eating habit. Also, the PE Department promotes the importance of sports among students.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : School Development Theme: To Create, Share & Explore Together; To Persevere, Be Grateful & Grow Together. Please refer to the school website.
(2) School Management Organisation : The school adopts the school-based management. Through the Parent-Teacher Association, Alumni Association and Student Union, we strengthen our communication with different stakeholders. The members of the Incorporated Management Committee comprise professionals in different fields. They form different groups on matters relating to school-based management, school development, recruitment, performance appraisal and finance.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The IMC comprises nominated and elected representatives from the school sponsoring body, alumni and parents as well as independent persons from the public. The members include 2 parent representatives, 2 alumnus representatives, 2 teacher representatives and professionals from different fields.
(4) School Green Policy : Environmental protection policies are carried out: To transfer and exchange information among teachers and students, the school intranet is encouraged to be used as a platform; for electricity saving, air-conditioning temperature is regularly monitored; for communication with parents, Parents’ App has been used to send messages and notices to parents in an electronic form. In addition, we actively promote related activities, such as No Air-Con Day, refuse classification and Earth Hour.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Except Chinese Language, Chinese History, Religious & Moral Education, Chinese Literature, Liberal Studies, Life & Society II (Society system & Citizenship), Putonghua and Physical Education, all classes of all subjects adopt English as the medium of instruction. School assemblies, large-scale events and ceremonies are also conducted in English.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. Promote student-centred learning: help students develop learning habits, acquire learning skills and develop self-learning ability.
2. Encourage students to set their own learning focus and stimulate their interest by real life learning materials and challenges.
3. Offer enrichment programmes and activities to the gifted students. Assist students to assess their own learning performance, provide them with timely and constant feedback and guide them to construct knowledge.
4. Provide a balanced, diversified curriculum with multiple subject combinations that prepares students for further studies.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2 electives (i.e. 2X) and 3 electives (i.e. 3X) are offered. There are more than 100 subject combinations. Liberal Studies lessons are conducted in small split classes. Joint-school Music and Joint-school Visual Arts Curriculum are provided.
2. Curriculum highlights:
- Junior forms: English Language Arts, Chinese Classic Literature, Music Composition Curriculum
- F.1 STEM Curriculum
- Life Education, Form Teacher Lessons
- Gifted Programme
- Liberal Studies Curriculum, Museum Studies, General Curriculum on Chinese Medicine & Herbs
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Self-regulated lessons
2. e-learning: F.1 & F.2 BYOD
3. Self-directed and Peer Learning
4. Service Learning
5. Museum Studies
6. Reading: Extensive Reading Scheme, two reading lessons per cycle & Summer Reading Scheme in junior forms and Reading Day
(5) Life Planning Education : Careers Committee aims to provide students with updated information to explore different paths of further studies and careers. We also encourage them to set goals and equip themselves based on their abilities and interests so as to adapt to the ever-changing society. Besides, we aim to widen students' horizons, expose them to the career world and explore their potentials for self-assurance so that they can set goals related to further studies and careers. To achieve our aims, we offer counselling services on JUPAS and organize a wide range of activities including life planning courses, talks on further studies, visits to universities and internship programmes. Moreover, the committee transmits information on life planning education (including activities, courses, talks, seminars and scholarships, etc.) to all students and teachers through the Intranet and posts on notice boards.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Junior form students are placed into mixed ability classes with streaming in English and Mathematics so that teachers can cater for students’ diversity. Students interested in different subjects can take part in gifted education courses and competitions inside and outside school including Chinese, English, Mathematics, Science and robot-making gifted education courses. Besides, homework remedial classes are organized for junior form students to cater for learning diversity, which can also raise their confidence and train them to be self-disciplined.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : We strive to create an inclusive culture. We have set up Student Support Group which engages our Vice Principal, SEN support teacher, Guidance Mistress, teachers, stationing school educational psychologist, stationing school social worker and student counsellors. Our school takes whole school approach making use of Learning Support Grant and school resources to support students with special educational needs. There is a regular communication mechanism for the support group, parents and different subject groups to discuss strategies and set up policies to support students. They include teaching and assessment adjustments, counselling group, social behaviour and emotion training group, speech therapy services, individual learning plans, etc. Moreover, we hold different functions e.g. educational talks & activities, teacher professional training on special educational needs and emotional health, parents’ group, etc. to promote inclusive culture, raise the awareness of mental health and create a positive and harmonious school atmosphere.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : A more comprehensive 'Student Performance Report' has replaced the traditional report card to assess students’ conduct and academic performance. In the academic area, self-progress is emphasized. 'Extensive Reading Scheme' and 'Museum Studies' are assessed separately. In the conduct area, nine personal qualities are assessed under three categories as follows: Personality: integrity, self-discipline and courtesy; Abilities: thinking, inter-personal relationships and leadership; Attitude: learning attitude, willingness to serve and initiative, to recognize students' different attributes. Students evaluate their own moral and academic performance each term and review their goals with their teachers.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) was set up in 1993 and we have a long history of home-school cooperation. Parents volunteer to promote activities organized by the PTA. The PTA organizes various activities including talks, workshops, barbecues and home-school talks to enhance communication between parents and school and promote parenting education.
(2) School Ethos : 1. Promote students’ balanced development in the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic aspects.
2. Implement Life Education and promote service learning. Guide students to live a meaningful life by nurturing their respect, passion and appreciation for life, and exploring their own potentials.
3. Organize multi-dimensional activities to offer opportunities to students with different talents to shine.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : School Program Plan is made every three years. Its objectives for 2018-2022 are:
1. To strengthen students’ self and peer learning ability
2. To facilitate experiential learning with flexible application of knowledge and creativity
3. To cultivate the spirit of grit, thankfulness and the attitude of embracing challenges with optimism


In the recent External School Review conducted by the EDB, positive comments were received on school management, school culture, support for students' growth, academic development and students' performance. Our school is eager to keep on delivering quality education. It is our culture to strive for excellence through constant reviews.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school puts emphasis on teacher professional development. We encourage teachers to take part in professional development activities outside school. Subsidies are given for teachers' continuing education. Teacher Development Day (4 times yearly), school-based seminars, workshops, visits and exchange programmes are held regularly to raise teachers' professional level and broaden their horizons.
Besides, Teacher Induction Scheme is implemented to help new teachers adapt to the teaching life.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : A wide range of extra-curricular activities in five categories, namely academic, sports, aesthetic, interest and services are provided for students. They are in the form of clubs and societies, sports teams, music groups, uniformed groups and Campus TV. Besides, study tours outside Hong Kong are organized and subsidised so as to broaden students' horizons. In contact with other schools outside Hong Kong, students can widen their social circle and enrich their experience.
Others : Our school has been selected as a resource school and a Professional Development School by the Education Bureau at various times. Besides, we develop Life Education Curriculum with the Methodist Church as a pioneer school. Selected as a leading school under the Quality Education Fund Thematic Networks (QTN) by EDB, we share our experiences in NSS Liberal Studies with other schools. We have been collaborating with EDB to conduct lesson planning and classroom observation in Liberal Studies, exchanging our experience with other schools, enhancing our professional development.

Over the past years, our school has received numerous QEF funds including: General Education on Chinese Medicine and Learning Centre, Cluster School Gifted Project, WIFI 900, Enhance the Platform for Educational Proficiency, Use of New Technology for School Administration Work and Develop Quality Digital Broadcasting System.
Direct public transportation to School : Direct bus: 281M, 87B, 81K, 82K, 282;
Via bus routes: 80M, 89, 85A, 86, 74A;
Via the Ma On Shan Rail: walking distance of 10-15 mins from Che Kung Temple Station.
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Last revision date:03 December 2020