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香港道教聯合會圓玄學院第一中學
HKTA The Yuen Yuen Institute No. 1 Secondary School
Address: 42 Wo Yi Hop Road Kwai Chung
Phone:   24271641    Email:   hktayy1@yy1.edu.hk
Fax:   24261644    Website:   http://www.yy1.edu.hk

School Mission

Our vision is to provide within a nurturing and stimulating environment a well-balanced Taoist education. In accordance with our motto Grasping Principles, Cultivating Virtues, we are dedicated to developing students into responsible, knowledgeable and compassionate citizens. Through the all-round moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development, students are imbued with sound moral values and remarkable academic achievements in holistic education.

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School Information School Information
District : Kwai Tsing
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Dr. Tang Kam Hung
Principal : Mr. Kan Wai Hung (MA in Education)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
School Size : About 4000 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Hong Kong Taoist Association
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Taoism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1979
School Motto : Grasping Principles, Cultivating Virtues
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 - $290  
S5 - $290  
S6 - $290  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $20  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $10  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $290 (S.1-S.5); $174 (S.6)  
Other Charges / Fees($): House Fee: $10 Incidentals: $6 (S.1-S.5); $4 (S.6)  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : To enhance teaching and learning effectiveness, all our classrooms and special rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with wireless broadband routers, computers, projectors, and visualizers. Other facilities include Interactive Learning Centre/ Music Room, Lecture Hall, Fitness Training Centre, Computer Room, Information & Communication Technology Centre, Self-access Language Learning Centre, English Corner, Putonghua Corner, Language Corner, Liberal Studies Corner, Smart Classroom, Library, Cookery Room, Needlework Room, Integrated Technology Room, Science Room(Combined Science), Biology Laboratory, Physics Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory, Integrated Science Laboratory, Geography Room, Visual Art Room, Dancing Room, Activities Room, Guidance Room, Careers Guidance Room, Learning Supports Room, Student Union Room, AV Control Room, Studio, Rock Climbing Wall, Student Canteen, Hall, Conference Room, Social Worker’s Room, Medical Room, Green Roof, Parent-Teacher Association Resources Centre and accessible lifts .
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : An accessible lift will be available in 2020.
Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head) Teaching Staff Information (Including School Head)
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 61
Total number of teachers in the school: : 67
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 94%
Bachelor Degree: : 58%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 42%
Special Education Training : : 30%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 12%
5-9 years : : 12%
10 years or above : : 76%
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, Mathematics, Religious/ Ethics Education, Home Economics, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, History (S.1, S.3), Geography (S.1, S.3), Economic and Public Affairs (S.3), and four school-based subjects are offered: Integrated Humanities (S.1, S.2), Integrated Science*, Integrated Technology and Fundamental Liberal Studies (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, Chinese History, Religious/ Ethics Education (S.4), Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Combined Science (Biology/ Chemistry), Information and Communication Technology, Geography, History, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Applied Learning Courses (S.5, S.6)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Japanese Language (S.4 – S.6)
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Mathematics, Religious/ Ethics Education, Home Economics, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, History, Geography, Economic and Public Affairs (S.3), and four school-based subjects are offered: Integrated Humanities (S.1, S.2), Integrated Science*, Integrated Technology and Fundamental Liberal Studies (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, Chinese History, Religious/ Ethics Education (S.4), Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Combined Science (Biology/ Chemistry), Information and Communication Technology, Geography, History, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Applied Learning Courses
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Japanese Language (S.4 – S.6)

*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. Academic performance 40%; 2. Conduct grades 20%; 3. Interview (student’s appearance, manners, attitude and performance in the interview) 20%; 4. Others (remarks and comments other than those listed in the report cards, including extra-curricular activities, service records, awards and commendations, etc.) 20%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation activities:
1. Summer Bridging Course;
2. Welcoming Talk for Parents of S.1 Students;
3. S.1 Orientation Day;
4. S.1 Personal Growth Training Camp;
5. S.1 YY1 Running Kids.

Healthy lifestyle: A wide variety of activities are offered to give students the opportunity for mental and physical development. Students are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and a regular exercise plan.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Help students develop effective learning strategies.2. Guide students to establish positive psychology.
(2) School Management Organisation : Since the implementation of school-based management initiative, our school has adopted a liberal and transparent approach in school management. A number of administrative committees have been set up to help formulate and review school policies. All major issues are discussed in staff meetings and teachers’ views are taken into consideration before implementation.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee has been set up and its members include representatives of the school sponsoring body, independent professionals and representatives of parents, teachers and alumni.
(4) School Green Policy : 1. Reducing paper-consumption measures: online learning platform, paper-free office and e-parents letters have been adopted to limit paper-consumption.
2. Reducing waste production: students are encouraged to bring their own water bottle to school and use recyclable utensils for lunch.
3. Building a green campus: with the introduction of organic farming in our “Roof-top Garden” and setting up of a hydroponic farming system, numerous types of plants are grown for aesthetic and educational purposes.
4. Promoting environmental protection: recycling bins and classroom electricity consumption monitoring system have been set up to help promote the concepts of wastes classification and reducing energy consumption.
5. Procurement strategies: only energy efficient products and consumable items with less packaging will be purchased for replacement.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Small class teaching is adopted in English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics and Putonghua lessons at different levels. Students who excel in individual subjects are encouraged to take public examinations and professional courses to further develop their potentials. Besides, English-medium extended learning activities are included in Integrated Science at junior secondary levels. Our school offers a Category C elective (other languages –Japanese language) for students who have the will to develop their language ability and make better preparation for their future careers and studies.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : Our teachers adopt student-centred teaching strategies, which stress the importance of peer learning and interaction between teachers and students. The aim is to enhance students’ creativity and communication and collaborative skills. The design of learning tasks focuses on students’ development of multiple intelligence, critical thinking skills and self-expression. Study tours, field trips and other kinds of outings are regularly organized to allow students to develop life skills and apply these skills in their everyday life.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. To cater for students’ abilities and interests, students can choose from a wide range of subject combinations, including arts, science and business subjects; students can also choose Applied Learning and Other Languages as their third elective.
2. Curriculum highlights: School-based curriculum tailoring has been adopted in our core subjects, including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics. At junior secondary levels, Integrated Humanities and Fundamental Liberal Studies have been introduced to help students acquire different thinking skills. This also helps students to prepare well for studying Liberal Studies at senior secondary levels. Subject integration is a special feature of our curriculum. We have Integrated Technology, which combines Computer Literacy with Design & Technology. This school-based subject aims at introducing students to the latest advancements in technology and helping them develop creative thinking skills by engaging them in interesting and practical tasks, e.g. artificial intelligence (AI), laser printing, 3D printing and apps programming. In addition, cross-curricular curriculum has been implemented at junior secondary levels, it entails the learning of mathematics, science, visual arts and technology. With concerted effort of the teachers concerned, several STEM packages have been developed to help students consolidate subject knowledge, enhance learning motivation and develop potentials for their future pursuits. In 2014-2020, our school has been awarded several commendations by the Education Bureau and the e-Learning Development Laboratory of the University of Hong Kong, including the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Awards for e-learning and STEM education. In 2018, our school was presented Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Technology Education Key Learning Area. In 2019, our school was awarded Outstanding STEM School and Outstanding STEM Teacher by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association, and also Outstanding IT Teacher Award by the Hong Kong Association for Computer Education.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : For many years, our school has been promoting reading by organizing various activities such as “Happy Reading Scheme”, subject-based reading weeks, thematic book exhibitions and “Meet the Author” Talk, which lead to good reading habits among students. In Life Education sessions and on Other Learning Experience (OLE) Days, students are assigned to take part in activities, assemblies, outings as well as local and overseas cultural tours to enhance their understanding of the country and raise their awareness about ethics and citizenship. To facilitate the use of iPads in e-learning activities in lessons, all our classrooms have been installed with broadband routers. E-learning is an essential component in the four core subjects. To promote e-learning and self-directed learning, our school has adopted the Google teaching platform. Students can borrow iPads and other electronic devices from the Self-access Learning Centre to do self-study, projects, presentations and group discussions at their own time and pace. The Smart Classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, which enable teachers to give timely feedback to students. Also, students can do various kinds of self-access learning activities in the room. To widen the horizons of our students in STEM area, we encourage students to participate in different local and international competitions. In 2019, our school was presented Rantra Fusca Creativity Award by Odyssey of the Mind. Our students thus had a chance to represent Hong Kong going to the United States to join the world final. Under the influence of COVID-19 pandemic, our school has swiftly launched online teaching to provide timely support to our students so as to uphold the principle of “suspending classes without suspending learning”.
(5) Life Planning Education : To facilitate a well-balanced development of life planning skills among our students at different stages of secondary schooling, the programmes are structured according to the following aspects:
1) Self Understanding & Development – encourage students to know themselves well by undergoing career aptitude tests and taking part in various life-planning activities. 2) Career Exploration – run careers and academic exploration programmes to inform the students of the requirements in the job market. 3) Life-planning and Management – guide students to plan for their future to help them achieve their dreams.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : To cater for learner diversity, it is the school’s priority to suit the needs of our students by fine-tuning our school policies. Our school adopts a dual class teacher system from S1 to S4. This allows class teachers to provide thorough care to students. A support group has been set up to provide suitable help and services for students with special educational needs. In addition, our school deploys extra resources to hire additional teachers and tutors to offer homework tutorials and supplementary lessons for our students after school.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The school adopts whole school approach to build an inclusive and caring campus by providing a variety of appropriate supporting and remedial services for students with special education needs. A Learning Supports Team has been set up to coordinate these services and make proper use of the available fund. The members of the team include an SEN coordinator, a social worker, a counsellor, learning supports assistants and SEN trained teachers. The school also encourages teachers to attend training courses run by the EDB to update their professional knowledge and enhance their skills on catering for learner diversity. Besides, the school adopts special examination arrangements, e.g. extra time allowance, special examination rooms with screen readers, to help SEN students in examinations. To further enhance home-school cooperation and help students make steady progress in school, the Learning Supports Team makes frequent contacts with the parents concerned so that they can have a better understanding of their children’s learning and growth.
(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; 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.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : The basic objective of our assessments is to facilitate students’ learning. The modes of assessment include teacher’s assessment, student self-assessment, peer-assessment and parent assessment. For summative assessments, there are two uniform tests and examinations each year. There are examination adjustment policies for all core subjects to address the needs of students.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : To promote better home-school cooperation and communication by implementing the following measures:
- organizing regular activities and parenting education programmes
- managing a PTA Resources Centre
- setting up a squad of parent voluntary workers
- publishing the periodical “Yuen Yuen PTA Newsletter”
(2) School Ethos : To help students develop a positive attitude towards life, our school encourages students to participate in different kinds of activities, services and training programmes. With a supportive and caring campus atmosphere, students regard the school as their second home. Student Supports Team and all other clubs and interest groups provide extra-curricular learning opportunities for students to develop multiple intelligence and a sincere and devoted attitude towards life.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Cultivate positive learning attitude
~ With an aim to arouse students’ interest in studying and to consolidate students’ learning across the curriculum, a STEAM Room and a cross-curricular learning platform will be launched.
~ In order to promote self-directed learning, learning methods and tools will be optimised by progressively introducing the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme.
2. Advocate healthy lifestyle
~ A fitness training centre will be set up to develop students’ awareness of leading a healthy life.
~ Through organising environmentally-friendly activities and setting up supporting facilities, the school aims to promote the importance of living a green and healthy lifestyle.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. School-based Staff Development Programmes: organize seminars, workshops and training day camps for all teaching staff.
2. Professional Development: all teaching staff will formulate their own “Teacher Professional Development Plan”. The school adopts an encouraging policy to facilitate teachers to attend professional development courses.
3. Professional Interflow: the school encourages teachers to participate in local, mainland and overseas exchange programmes.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Our school provides a variety of extra-curricular activities for the students. There are four major categories, namely Arts & Interests, Sports, Social Services and Academic Clubs. “Life-wide Learning Days” are organized to let students extend their learning experience beyond classroom by taking part in diversified activities, including field trips, workshops and learning projects, etc. In addition to regular sports competitions, annual Athletic Meet provides a platform for students to show their sports talents. Besides, a fitness gym has been set up to provide formal physical fitness training for students and help them develop a strong and healthy body. Also, there are regular inter-house competitions to enable students to stretch their potentials and develop better team spirit and interpersonal skills. As a recognition of students’ achievements, “Learning Achievement Sharing Day” is held to celebrate students’ creative and versatile achievements. Plenty of our students can achieve excellent results in various open competitions as our school constantly encourages students to broaden their horizons and gain more experience by taking part in these contests.
Others : Our school provides scholarships and financial assistance to students with outstanding performances in studies, services, extra-curricular activities etc. The aim is to develop students into future leaders who are creative and internationally-minded.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 31B, 31M, 32, 35A, 36B, 43A;
Mini-bus: 83A, 94, 401, 403, 403P,403X, 86, 86A, 86M, 412.
Remarks : By using the Diversity Learning Grant, Japanese language courses for senior form students are provided. Applied Learning is offered as an elective subject for S.5 & S.6 students. In addition, a variety of sports, cultural and arts activities as well as life education programmes are regularly held with an aim to nurture students’ personal growth.
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Last revision date:03 December 2020