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聖母無玷聖心書院
Immaculate Heart of Mary College
Address: 4 Jat Min Chuen Street, Jat Min Chuen Shatin
Phone:   26471358    Email:   info@ihmc.edu.hk
Fax:   26479606    Website:   http://www.ihmc.edu.hk

School Mission

Through the example of BLESSED VIRGIN MARY in the LIFE of JESUS, Immaculate Heart of Mary College is led to imitate HER COMPASSIONATE LOVE and WILLING WORKS of SERVICE TO OTHERS. Empowered by the spirit of Gospel, we are dedicated to providing a caring and supportive school environment.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Sister CHUNG Miu Sheung Lucy
Principal : Ms. MOK Kit Yue (Master of Social Sciences in Counselling)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 5000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : The Incorporated Trustees of the Hong Kong Province of The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1981
School Motto : AMOR ET LABOR
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 - $320  
S5 - $320  
S6 - $320  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $200 (one-off)  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $60  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $310  
Other Charges / Fees($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : School Hall, Basketball Court, 26 Classrooms, 4 Laboratories, Geography Room, Library, Reading Room, Technology & Living Room, 2 Computer Rooms, Multi-media Learning Centre, Music Room, Visual Arts Room, Multi Purpose Room, Design & Technology Room, Social Worker Room and Prayer Room.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, 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: : 53
Total number of teachers in the school: : 58
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 93%
Bachelor Degree: : 47%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 53%
Special Education Training : : 32%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 29%
5-9 years : : 12%
10 years or above : : 59%
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, Putonghua, Chinese History, Religion & Ethics, Liberal Studies (S.2 & S.3), Physical Education and Life Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), History, Geography, Life & Society, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Music, Technology & Living, Design & Technology
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, Religious Education, Ethics and Religious Studies, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Life Education and Arts Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics and Extended Part (Module 1 and Module 2), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology and Visual 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, Putonghua, Chinese History, Religion & Ethics, Liberal Studies (S.2 & S.3), Physical Education and Life Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1 & S.2), Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), History, Geography, Life & Society, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts, Music, Technology & Living, Design & Technology
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, Religious Education, Ethics and Religious Studies, Liberal Studies, Physical Education, Life Education and Arts Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics and Extended Part (Module 1 & Module 2), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology and Visual 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 ).Admission criteria and weightings: Academic results and rank order (provided by EDB) 40%; Conduct, prizes and extra-curricular activity performance 25%; Interview 25%; Catholic 5%; Others 5%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : The school organizes Induction Programmes to help F.1 students to adapt to the new environment:
i) enhance effective learning in English through the application of information technology;
ii) enhance learning skills in EMI subjects through designed programmes; enhance online learning skills and attitude;
iii) develop their problem-solving skills, build up their team spirit and assist them in setting goals through designed tasks and activities;
iv) understand the school mission, vision and meet class teachers to establish home-school relationship on Orientation Day;
Our College aims to develop an all-round development in moral, spiritual, cognitive, emotional, physical, social and aesthetic education. We implement these through multiple learning environments, both in our formal and informal curricula. The school canteen provides only nutritious snacks and drinking fountains are installed on all floors. Students are encouraged to develop comprehensive healthy lifestyles.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To meet the diverse needs of students; 2. To strengthen the positive attributes of students towards learning; 3. To enhance the positive values and leadership quality of students; 4. To equip students with life planning skills.
(2) School Management Organisation : Under the Incorporated Management Committee, the School Leadership Team and School Executive Committee are responsible for formulating the long-term, mid-term and short-term development strategies; There are three boards under the leadership of the School Executive Committee, including Board of Learning and Teaching, Board of Student Formation and Board of Compliance, Administration and Development. Different teams are set up to take charge of various domains of work, in order to jointly establish a campus favourable for positive growth of students.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Members of the Incorporated Management Committee: 7 Sponsoring Body Managers, 1 Alternate Sponsoring Body Manager, School Principal, 1 Teacher Manager, 1 Alternate Teacher Manager, 1 Parent Manager, 1 Alternate Parent Manager, 1 Alumni Manager and 1 Independent Manager
(4) School Green Policy : The Life and Environmental Education Team works to produce a green campus where students develop positive life attitudes. It organizes environmentally-friendly picnics and the collection of plastic bottles and used paper.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1. Medium of Instruction:English is the main medium of instruction (except Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Physical Education, Religion & Ethics, Putonghua, Liberal Studies and Life Education).
2. Enriched English Environment:Morning Assemblies and Prayers are mainly conducted in English.
3. Biliterate and Trilingual: All students are required to take Putonghua in Form 1 and Form 2.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. Review subject curricula to stretch students’ abilities;
2. Design assignments with tasks to cater for different learning styles;
3. Organize sessions for teachers to share their practices in lessons;
4. Optimise support for low achievers;
5. Widen students’ learning opportunities;
6. Enhance intellectual curiosity of students;
7. Empower students with study skills;
8. Enhance students’ active participation in learning;
9. Review and enhance subject-based feedback system for students' self-improvement;
10. Recognize students’ learning outcomes;
11. Develop students’ learning habit of self-reflection.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Economics, Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, History, Visual Arts and Information & Communication Technology
2. Curriculum highlights: Our curriculum design is student-centred and aims at the total formation of our students. The junior curriculum is balanced and comprehensive. Streaming strategy is employed in English & Chinese Language lessons. Other subjects focus on knowledge foundation and basic skills. The diversified senior curriculum allows students with different aptitudes, needs and abilities to reach their full potential. We offer 4 core subjects, 12 elective subjects in dozens of combinations and other learning experiences.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : i) Moral and Civic Education: In line with the Moral and Civic Education Guidelines, the Board of Student Formation tailors the form teacher period curriculum and coordinates the running of the MCE activities. It ensures that our students develop proper life values and attitudes including perseverance, respect, responsibility, national identity and initiative to undertake duties.
ii) Reading to Learn: It is promoted through a whole-school approach. Time for co-read and book sharing are arranged in specified reading sessions. Book exhibitions are held regularly. Students are encouraged to share the fun in reading and award schemes are designed to enrich the reading culture.
iii) Project Learning: All F.3 students have to take Project Learning. Working in small groups, students report their progress and submit their phased tasks to their teacher advisors.
iv) Information Technology for Interactive Learning: Subject teachers practice e-Learning strategies in lessons. Learning is enhanced with teacher-student and student-student interactions through the use of interactive IT tools or apps. Teachers also assign homework through e-Class and Google Classroom. Students have to finish their work through the application of IT. Teachers of STEM Education Team further organize enquiry tasks on science and mathematics for students to challenge themselves.
(5) Life Planning Education : The Careers Team aims at providing careers and further studies information to parents and students:
1. Through individual and group counselling, we provide opportunities for students to understand their interests, abilities and aspirations.
2. Various career-related experience activities are organized to increase students’ exposure to further education, vocational training opportunities and requirements of different jobs.
3. For junior form students, we organize Form Teacher Periods, Life Planning Workshops and Parents’ Nights to help students set personal goals and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes. We equip students with abilities to make informed choices.
4. For senior forms, we organize various talks for students and parents to provide them with information on university admission requirements and multiple pathways for further studies. In addition, Job Shadowing Programme, Disney Youth Programme, Careers Day, HKICPA Accounting & Business Management Case Competition and JA Online Personal Finance Workshop, etc., are held to help students know more about the real job world and evaluate themselves so as to plan for future.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Students with different learning abilities are accepted and cared for so that they can enjoy their school life and develop their potentials. Besides individual support, gifted students are also cared for. Students with potentials in languages, science, mathematics or leadership will be given chances to develop. They are nominated to join programmes organized by universities or external organizations.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : A whole-school approach is adopted to support students with special education needs. Apart from the establishment of the Individualized Learning Needs and Mental Health Support Team, teaching assistants are employed to cater for the students’ diversity so that those in need can be supported separately or take part in after-school counselling. A variety of activities, for example, a juggling troupe, expressive art workshops and mini 4WD model making class, are organized to develop individual students’ potential out of academics. In terms of external manpower and resources, different professions pay regular visits to enhance students’ abilities and learning effectiveness. For the Form 1 students, we have ‘The Big Brothers & Big Sisters Scheme’ to help them to adapt to secondary school life. Well trained senior form students are matched with Form 1 students to give them guidance when needed. As for tests and exams, special arrangements and adjustments will be made to suit students with different special needs.
(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; appointing additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : To improve learning and teaching, the school focuses on both summative and formative assessments to fine-tune teaching strategies.
Formative assessment: Subject panels has arranged tests and continuous assessment.
Summative assessment: Two end-of-term examinations are arranged every year.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Parents acquire better understanding of the school policies and measures through the Parent-Teacher Association. Every year the school organizes various programmes such as Parents' Day, Parents' Nights for different forms, Parents' Talk, etc. The teachers contact parents regularly through the messenger of the parent app and phone calls.

The parent-volunteers assist the school and the community in organising activities. They serve as the bridge between the school and community.
(2) School Ethos : In line with the Moral and Civic Education Guidelines, the Board of Student Formation tailors the Form Teacher period curriculum and coordinates the running of various activities and voluntary services to ensure that the students can develop proper life values and positive attitudes, such as perseverance, respect, responsibility and initiative to undertake different duties.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : The SDP focuses on two major concerns. They aim at fostering our students' two essential attributes: to be competent, committed learners and compassionate, caring, responsible citizens in meeting the challenges of the world. This echoes the core values of Catholic education, the Franciscan spirits as well as the school mission.

The First Major Concern for 2018-2021 is "To develop our students to their fullest capacity". The intended outcomes will be meeting the diverse needs of the students, strengthening the positive attributes of the students towards learning and consolidating the foundations of students both in the junior and senior forms. Strategies include learning skills workshops, curriculum review and mapping, after-school learning support, enrichment of learning experiences, alignment of teaching strategies, assignment design and assessment.

The Second Major Concern for 2018-2021 is "To nurture our students to become responsible citizens to contribute to the community". It is important to foster the abilities of our students in self-understanding and life planning. It can assist students to transit from school to work and prepare them for life-long learning.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Teachers are encouraged to attend professional development courses. The Professional Development Team is responsible for arranging teacher development and sharing sessions. It also organizes exchange sessions among our kindergarten, primary and secondary schools to make the best provisions for the students. This is to ensure that our students are nurtured in Catholic educational beliefs.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : The school provides over 40 items of extra-curricular activities including academic, sports, art, services, interest and language clubs. Every student, except F.6, has to join at least 1 club or 6 hours of interest class. All F.1 students have to learn one musical instrument to enhance their Aesthetic Development.
Others : The school encourages students to pursue excellence in their studies, broaden their vision and develop themselves in different domains. It sets up different scholarship schemes including IHMC 10th Anniversary Scholarship, Rex Cheng Scholarship etc. The Outstanding Students Award and Outstanding Achievers Award are run by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Alumni Association. The Most Improved Student Award run by the Parent-Teacher Association together with other awards sponsored by alumni, aim at cultivation of multiple intelligence among students.

The school also arranges students to join international assessments of different academic nature to set challenges for them so that they can raise their standards. In addition, overseas learning programmes are arranged every year by World Vision Development Team (e.g. Spain, Germany, Mongolia, Hiroshima, Taipei, etc.) so that students acquire opportunities to learn with and from their counterparts of various cultural backgrounds. Students can also enrich their experience by participating in various trips.

With the strenuous efforts of the teachers, our students perform brilliantly in various aspects including sports, music, debating, drama etc. In recent years, students have excelled in and won different titles in the Interschool Science Project, Australian Mathematics Competition and Chemistry Competition. In various occasions, they were awarded outstanding speakers in inter-school debating contests while the Drama Club was awarded prizes for outstanding actors / actresses, outstanding director and outstanding performance in drama competitions. In sports, our students won a number of trophies and awards in inter-school athletic events and ball games. Our students have been selected as "Outstanding Students in Sha Tin District" for two consecutive years.
Direct public transportation to School : By Ma On Shan Rail: Sha Tin Wai Station;
By Bus: 47X, 72A, 74A, 80X, 81C, 81K, 82K, 82X, 85A, 86A, 86C, 89B, 170, 182, 240X, 249X, 281B, 287X, 982X, A41;
By Mini Bus: 403, 501S, 803, 804, 809A, 809K, 812.
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  • In order to broaden students’ horizons, enhance their national identity, and encourage them to gain outdoor learning experience, we have organized a trip to Nara and Kyoto
    In order to broaden students’ horizons, enhance their national identity, and encourage them to gain outdoor learning experience, we have organized a trip to Nara and Kyoto
  • Our school is selected as partner-school in the “Juvenile Horseshoe crab Rearing Programme”. Our students removed oyster shells and debris from the mudflat, recovering the nursery ground for juvenile horseshoe crabs in Ha Pak Nai.
    Our school is selected as partner-school in the “Juvenile Horseshoe crab Rearing Programme”. Our students removed oyster shells and debris from the mudflat, recovering the nursery ground for juvenile horseshoe crabs in Ha Pak Nai.

Last revision date:03 December 2020