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香港仔工業學校
Aberdeen Technical School
Address: 1 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen
Phone:   25524141    Email:   office@ats.edu.hk
Fax:   25521702    Website:   http://www.ats.edu.hk

School Mission

The school aims to develop the full potentials of boys through whole-person education, which spans across the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic domains.The core values of Salesian education of treasuring the youth following the teachings of the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ in joy and loving kindness at school as a family are upheld. Under the family spirit of the Educative Pastoral Community, the students are able to live a decent life, to be honest citizens and to do good to the society.

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School Information School Information
District : Southern
Other District(s) : Central & Western, Wan Chai, Eastern, Sham Shui Po, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Fr. Lam Chung Wai Simon
Principal : Mr. Shum Ming Fai Sammy (BSc (CUHK) ; PCEd (HKU) ; MSc (HKU))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Boys
School Size : About 12800 Sq. M
Sponsoring Body : Salesians of Don Bosco
Incorporated Management Committee been established : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1935
School Motto : OPUS JUSTI AD VITAM
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 - $310  
S5 - $310  
S6 - $310  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual)($): $50  
Students' Association Membership Fee($): $25  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $30 Student handbook and student ID card  
Other Charges / Fees($): Annual Boarding fee is not exceeding $39,000. Those in need can apply for partial or full boarding fee waiver. Scholarships awarded to the outstanding academic achievers or students with a positive attitude towards school life.  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : Language Learning Centre, IT Innovation Learning Centre (Computer Rooms), Intelligence Learning Centre, Information Technology Learning Centre, Graphical Communication Room, Design and Technology Rooms, Electricity and Electronics Rooms, Multimedia Learning Centre, Audio Visual Rooms, Laboratories, Library, Football Field, Basketball Court, Youth Centre, Dormitory. All classrooms are air-conditioned, connected with broadband network, and installed with projectors and visualizers. A number of indoor rowing machines for use by students. Moreover, the computer room, IT Education Centre are re-constructed and one of the classrooms is converted into a "Intelligence Learning Centre". The enhancement of room and equipment are in line with e-learning needs. IT is utilized to promote students' enthusiasm and initiative. Through the e-learning and use of the Intelligence Learning Centre and IT Learning Centre, it is hoped that our students can actualize their creativity, sharpen their problem-solving skills and engage in communications, collaborations, logical deductions and investigations. Thus, they are better prepared for the ever changing world. In the next academic year, a fitness room will be built and the library will be re-constructed to balance the needs of students' physical and mental development.
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: : 47
Total number of teachers in the school: : 47
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 100%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 38%
Special Education Training : : 38%
Working Experiences : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 34%
5-9 years : : 0%
10 years or above : : 66%
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 : Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics (S.1)*, Integrated Humanities, Chinese History, Integrated Science*, Design and Technology, Computer Literacy, Music (S.2 & S.3), Visual Arts, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : S.2 and S.3 Mathematics*
Subjects Offered in 2020/2021 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Geography, Integrated Science, Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry), Design and Applied Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education (DSE), Aesthetic Development (S.4 & S.5), Physical Development
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics, Physics
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics (S.1)*, Integrated Humanities, Chinese History, Integrated Science*, Design and Technology, Computer Literacy, Music (S.2 & S.3), Visual Arts, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : S.2 and S.3 Mathematics*
Subjects to be Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Liberal Studies, Geography, Integrated Science, Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry), Design and Applied Technology, Information and Communication Technology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education (DSE), Aesthetic Development (S.4 & S.5), Physical Development
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Use either Chinese or English as the medium of instruction by class or by group : Mathematics, Physics

*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 ).Academic Performance 25%, Conduct 20%, ECA 10%, Interview 40%, Connection with School 5%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : F.1 Orientation Day, Boarders' Orientation Day, F.1 Preparatory Classes, F.1 Summer Reading Scheme, F.1 Parents' Day.
To broaden students' learning experiences and promote a sense of belonging, S.1-S.2 students are required to participate in one uniform group/school team and at least one interest group, while S.3 and S.4-S.5 students are required to participate in at least two interest groups and one interest group respectively. Furthermore, students are required to undergo a fitness program through cross-country running and indoor rowing.
Some boarding places are reserved for F.1 students who are in needed, so as to help them to become a mature young adult, develop good living habits and building the team spirit. Non-boarders are encouraged to participate in the After-School Nurturing Program, which serves to help students to building up a balanced study life.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Being a Catholic school that adheres to Don Bosco Preventive system, we strive to: 1. Strengthen Catholic education and Salesian Preventive system;
2. Develop STREAM education; 3. Enhance the collaboration between the boarding section and school.
(2) School Management Organisation : IMC is the supervisory body and the School Executive Committee is the top administrative body of the school, overseeing 10 specialised committees and 8 Key Learning Areas. There are also various work committees and subject committees working in collaboration under the aforesaid committees.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : IMC is comprised of Salesian Fathers, the Principal, teachers, alumni, parents and the public who are enthusiastic about education. They plan and monitor school’s overall policy, finance and personnel deployment.
(4) School Green Policy : Humanities, Science and Technology have adopted a multi-faceted approach to environmental education, giving students hands on experience in environmental preservation and successfully putting theory into practice. One notable example is the rooftop garden whereby information of weather and energy conservation are skilfully blended into an "environmental path".
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1. Our medium of instructions policy is based on the students' needs and their English proficiencies. Basically, we adopt Chinese as medium of instruction.
2. To better prepare students for tertiary education, students having good English foundations, will be taught in English for some subjects in senior forms.
3. Students are exposed to an English-rich learning environment throughout their Junior Form studies. 4. The English-rich learning environment helps students to strengthen their English proficiencies and increase the number of students who are capable to learn with English. 5. The school scaffolds students with lower socio-economic status to learn English, so as to ensure equal chances are given to all of our students to fully develop their potentials.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The school is an ordinary grammar boys' school in Hong Kong. We strive to provide substantial, interactive, diversified and lively curriculum design aims to cater for the unique needs of the development of boys. Our Senior Secondary curriculum provides a board spectrum of electives that spans across humanities, science, technology, arts and sports for students to actualize their aspirations and abilities. Our lessons head towards clear learning outcomes through interaction, learning progress evaluation and a sum-up at the end of every lesson. In Junior Secondary level, Self-Regulated Learning Scheme is implemented, to nurture students to be autonomous learners and enhance their learning motivations. The scheme greatly uplifts students’ participation and initiatives in class through group discussions and pre-lesson tasks. The school is committed to facilitating the development of STEM (Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics) and IT education. To strengthen our students’ problem solving skills, creativity and hands on experiences to solve realistic problems by integrating their skills and knowledge learnt from different subjects, the Mathematics Department, the Science Department, the Computer Department and the Technology Department have jointly organized a cross curricular collaboration in our junior form, named as The STEM Education. With generous donations, the school has setup a STEM Education Centre. This serves to provide students with hands on experience on using cutting edge technologies in the engineering field. With the STEM Education Centre, students can actualize their creativity, sharpen their problem-solving skills and engage in communications, collaborations, logical deductions and investigations. The computer room, IT Education Centre are re-constructed and one of the classrooms is converted into a "AI Education Centre". The enhancement of room and equipment are in line with e-learning needs. IT is utilized to promote students' enthusiasm and initiative. Through the use of the STEM, AI and IT Education Centre and the STEM and IT Education, it is hoped that our students are better prepared for the ever changing world.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. Our students may take two electives according to their interests, aptitudes and abilities.
2. Curriculum highlights: The school is a normal cultural boys school in Hong Kong, students are required to sit for the HKDSE exam. Our school offers students a wide range of subjects: the four core subjects and various electives covering all learning areas. To cater for the individual needs and ensure learning progress of our students with different levels, we adopt a learner-oriented approach with tiered teaching strategy, implemented with collaborative learning and self-regulated learning methodologies.
In addition, we emphasize hands-on experience for our students to assist their learning and boost their confidence. In science lessons, they learn through participating in lab experiments. We hope the sense of achievement gained in science subjects can stimulate their learning interest in other areas. Through different contests organized by our school and by other local or international institutions, students, guided by our teaching staff, have the chance to gain further insight in the subject.
In order to help our students improve their English language proficiency, we offer various enhancement programmes. We invite our students to give speeches in the morning assembly. We organize English Week every year for students to show off their talents in the language. We also encourage our students to participate in the Speech Festival and the Shanghai-Hong Kong Debating Competition, of which we are one of the co-organizers.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : Morning reading sessions are held twice a week. An online reading scheme is adopted to allow students to read whenever they have time, whether they are at home or they are in the campus. Structured e-learning materials are put on the online leaning platform for students to further consolidate their learning in Chinese Language or in English Language. There are 146 iPads owned by the school for teachers and students to use in class. Project-based learning is adopted by the Liberal Studies Department and Science Department. Students are given chances to showcase their work during Morning Assembly and the Form Period.
(5) Life Planning Education : Our life planning education offers students advice on career, further studies and finding jobs.
It plays a significant role in fostering students’ self-understanding, personal planning, goal setting, reflective habits of mind and articulation to progression pathways. With the help of different disciplines, programmes like “Who am I?”, “Personal Growth diary”, “I want to fly high” and “Understanding various jobs” are organised to help students have a better grasp of their own personality and aptitudes. Coupled with seminars, workshops and first-hand experience through on site observation, students are well informed when they make their choice for their future career. For SEN students, we contracted professional organizations to design a tailor made programme, “Exploration of future” to help them explore their potential.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : We adopt small group teaching and co-teaching so as to enhance classroom interaction, more teaching resources are spent on remedial teaching. With boarding service and After-school Nurturing Programme, not only do we help the junior form students with their homework and revision, but also offer them chances to learn to interact with the others through group work. To enrich students' spiritual needs, Catholic priests would do sharing in some occasions.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Our school adopts a “whole school approach” model to promote integrated education. We establish a learning support team, members include vice-principal, SENCO, SENST, school social workers, student support team and educational psychologist to students with special educational needs. We also arrange teachers to receive integration education training to enhance their professional competence. Our school makes a flexible use of the Learning Support Grant and other school resources to provide diverse support to students with special educational needs, which includes hiring teaching assistants to provide students with comprehensive learning support and social skill training, and outsourced speech therapy services for students in need. We also cater for students’ learning diversity and improve their learning outcomes through the adaptation of curriculum design, diversified teaching strategies, group teaching and homework and test accommodation. Our school also works closely with school-based educational psychologists to conduct regular student assessments and meetings, and invite parents to participate in individual meetings to design concrete, feasible support programs or individual educational plan for students. Furthermore, our school strengthens the staff’s professional knowledge on inclusive education by regularly distributing relevant information and organizing staff development seminars. Our school is committed to building an inclusive culture. We aim at enhancing students’ learning effectiveness and helping them integrate into school life by providing students with appropriate and diverse resources.
(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; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : In addition to the two examinations and two tests every year, various types of exercises, projects, quizzes and in class activities are also used as a means of assessment to enhance teaching and learning. Formal assessments take into consideration the students’ diversity by the provision of different exam papers and addition of an extension part. Students who attain exceptional level are given A+ as a means of recognition.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The Parent-Teacher Association was founded 28 years ago as a formal channel of communication between families and the school. Its aim is to strengthen the school-parents relationship through the collaboration between the school, students, teachers, and parents. Lots of events have been organized, such as parents’ volunteer service group, educational seminars, teacher appreciation day, field trips and Christmas party. Parent volunteers provide our children with a wealth of activities, events, and resources, which complement the comprehensive education. We have also developed a comprehensive communication network, comprising e-class platform and WhatsApp Messenger mainly, for parents and teachers.
(2) School Ethos : We are like a large family, where students and teachers are bonded by the Christian values and their closeness is conducive to students’ growth and helps students overcome obstacles in learning. We place strong emphasis on establishing a routine for students’ daily life. Apart from their studies, students have ample opportunities to exercise, such as different ball games and indoor rowing, through which they gain a sense of mutual recognition and team spirit.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : Objectives: 1. Strengthen Catholic education and Salesian preventive system: We create an environment that helps nurture Catholic faith. We achieve this by various means: a school setting with ornaments of religious significance, talk in the morning assembly and sharing in the class master period. We also introduce liturgical celebrations and explain the significance of different Catholic festivals. Catechumenate classes are offered, providing opportunities for students to explore Catholic faith. 2. To develop STREAM education: We always put strong emphasis on training our students as all rounded individuals. In addition to STEM education, two further elements: R “Religion” and A “Art” are added so that STEM is transformed into STREAM. In junior forms, we create a cross curricula STREAM teaching package that enables students to master the skills of different disciplines. It connects their learning with real life situations and enriches their learning experience. 3. Enhance the collaboration between the boarding section and school: The motto of our boarding section is such that through boarding, our students will become a “learned man and well-disciplined person” and most importantly, they “will learn the eternal truth”.
This year, we have 130 boarders and will continue to provide boarding to the prospective F.1 students. Some boarding places are reserved for the needy. We have designed various activities for our boarders so that they will all have a rounded training. In addition to academic support, we provide different activities, for example: musical instrument training, English Drama Club, English Folk Songs Club, English Story Recitation Club, Learning Skills Club, Mathematics Club, Science Problem Solving Society. These activities are also available to the non-boarders.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Teachers will join the staff development days and enroll courses from the EDB to update their teaching pedagogy. To align with the development needs of the school, many teachers would join STEM and SEN related courses. There are collaboration periods allocated for teachers for pre-lessons preparation and for exchange of ideas.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : There are more than 50 Life-wide learning activities are provided to help the students to gain the five essential learning experiences. They are:
1. Intellectual Development (mostly through classroom learning in KLAs): Video Production Group (Bosco Club), Chinese Club, English Debate Team, English Board Game, Mathematics Club, Design and Technology Study Group, Chinese Composition workshop, Liberal Studies Project Based Learning Workshop, Multi-Media Cultural Footprint, Drone Club, Board Games Club, STREAM Pioneer Team, Young Scientists, ATS Robot Club, Science and Technology Club 2. Moral and Civic Education (character formation): Catholic Association, Catechumen Class, Prefect Team, Student Librarian, Peer Buddies, Environmental Protection Club 3. Community Service: Red Cross Youth Team, Sea Scout, CYNAS, Salesian L’ Oratorio 4. Physical and Aesthetic Development: Table Tennis Club (Bosco Club), Fitness club (Bosco Club), Football Club (Bosco Club), Basketball club (Bosco Club), ATS Mr. Vaudeville (Bosco Club), Arts Club, Basketball Team, Squash Club, Badminton Team, Boxing Club, Balloon Twisting Club, Magic Club, Shooting Club, Model Making Club, Drama Club, Audio-visual Team, Gardening Club (Bosco Club), Fitness Club, Football Team, Rope skipping club, Leathercraft Club, Guitar Club, Collection Club, Taekwondo Club 5. Career-related Experiences: Careers Prefect
Others : Scholarships will be awarded annually to students with outstanding performances in recognition of their achievements. The amount of the scholarships varies, but the impact on the students’ performances is certain. Scholarships can reinforce students’ achievements, they establish students as role-models for others to follow, and they encourage them to continuously improve. To name a few of the scholarships: the Dodd Scholarship is mainly awarded to students with outstanding academic and moral performances; The Balanced Development Prizes are divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. These prizes are awarded to students who have fulfilled five criteria: study, moral education, services, sports and interests; the Don Bosco Prize is the highest honor for student services. It is awarded to students who have been awarded the Savio Award three times. To level the playing field, our school also offers various grants to help those students who have financially difficulties. We love our students and we believe that financial issues should not hinder a students’ learning.
Last year, our school obtained many awards in public and inter-school competitions, including:
For academics: - South China Morning Post 39th Student of the Year Awards; - Proficiency and Merit in Solo Verse Speaking in 71th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival;
For Stream (STEM Ed): - Two Champions in the 20th STEM Competition - 3D printing applications held by the Hong Kong International Exchange of Artist & Culture Association; - Two Champions in the 20th STEM Competition - Smartphone APP creation held by the Hong Kong International Exchange of Artist & Culture Association; - Champion, 1st Runner-up, 2nd Runner-up and Merit in the 20th STEM Competition - Creative programming held by Hong Kong International Exchange of Artist & Culture Association; - Champion in CityU EE Summer School Programme and Competition held by City University of Hong Kong; - Champion & 1st Runner-up in A.I. Expo Cross-strait Four Regions STEM Smart Car Competition 2019 held by A.I. Expo Hong Kong 2020 & HKEDA; - Champion, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up in the 20th STEM Competition – mBot Maker held by the Hong Kong International Exchange of Artist & Culture Association; - Champion at mBot Battle Platform and 1st Prize at mBot Line Following Express in the JSIT EdTech Innovation STEM Day FormulaR (HK) 2020 held by Joint School Information Technology Association; - Shortlisted in the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva held by Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association Science Innovation Centre; - Silver Award in the 8th Macao International Innovation and Invention Expo 2020 held by Macao Innovation and Invention Association;
For Sports: - Champion at Boys B Grade 50m & 100M Butterfly stroke in Inter-School Swimming Competition held by Hong Kong School's Sports Federation; - 1st Runner-up in City Challenge Race held by Youth Outreach HK; - Top 16 at Boys A Grade in Inter-School Table Tennis Competition held by Hong Kong School's Sports Federation;
Others: - Team 2nd Runner-up, 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up of Individual acts in The 3rd Hong Kong Juggling Competition held by Sang Shing Education Limited - Merit in ‘20 Macanese Cuisine’ Secondary Schools Short Film Contest held by the Macao Government Tourism Office; - ‘Safety and Health at work Step by Step Sticker Design Competition’ held by Occupational; - Certificate of Commendation & Participate in the Exhibition in Wholesale Fish Market Backdrop Design Competition held by Fish Marketing Organization; - Certificate of Commendation in ‘Dad, Mum, Let's get started!’ Inter-School Drama Competition held by PAVAS Education Foundation Limited; - 2nd Runner-up and Merit in CYC Southern District Theme-based Activity: Folder Design Competition held by Community Youth Club – Southern District Committee; - Three Future Stars - Upward Mobility Scholarship held by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 37A, 37B, 37X, 70, 90, 97, M590, 47P, 38, 42, 72, 76, 77, 92, 96, 99, 592, 41A, 48, 592, 107, 170, 171, 671;
Green Minibus: All the routes via Aberdeen or Ap Lei Chau; MTR: 10 minutes walk from Wong Chuk Hang MTR Station.
Remarks : Our school is an ordinary grammar boys’ school in Hong Kong. We have a boarding section to cater for students' needs, like long travelers. On the other hand, we believe that boarding education is beneficial to the personal development of our students. It presents opportunities to develop independence as well as a sense of duty, and to foster students’ communication, self-management and interpersonal skills.
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Last revision date:19 April 2021