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佛教沈香林紀念中學
Buddhist Sum Heung Lam Memorial College
Address: Estate Secondary School No.1, Tai Hing Estate, Tuen Mun, N.T.
Phone:   24377000    Email:   info@bshlmc.edu.hk
Fax:   24377099    Website:   http://www.bsc.edu.hk

School Mission

Adopting "Enlighten the Wisdom, Manifest with Compassion" as the school motto, our school is committed to offering students a holistic education based on Buddhist values, nurturing students’ moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual virtues in a balanced way. Hence, students will develop self-respect, responsibility, a positive outlook on life, as well as develop their potential, apply their knowledge, advance with time, serve society and contribute to the country.

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School Information School Information
District : Tuen Mun
Other District(s) : Yuen Long, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ven. SIK Hin Hung
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Mr. LUI Hang Sum (B.Sc., M.Sc., PGDE, MCSE, CCNP)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 5000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Hong Kong Buddhist Association
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Religion : Buddhism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1978
School Motto : Enlighten the Wisdom, Manifest with Compassion
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : Yes
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
Chargeable Fees (2021/2022) Chargeable Fees (2021/2022)
  School Fee ($) Tong Fai ($)  
S1 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - $340  
S5 - $340  
S6 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $30  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): $20  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $310  
Other Charges / Fees ($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : The School is equipped with ample facilities such as the School Hall, English Activity Room, Science Laboratories, Multimedia Learning Centre, Library, Geography Room cum Student Activity Room, Design & Technology Room, Visual Art Room, Music Room, Meditation Room, Home Economics Room, Student Union Room, PTA Room ,Campus TV Studio, two basketball courts, a volleyball court, covered playgrounds, Study Area and so on.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Audio to text hardware and software.
Teaching Staff Information (including School Head) in the 2021/2022 School Year Teaching Staff Information (including School Head) in the 2021/2022 School Year
Number of teaching posts in the approved establishment: : 47
Total number of teachers in the school: : 48
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 96%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 50%
Special Education Training : : 46%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 15%
5-9 years : : 18%
10 years or above : : 67%
2021/2022 Class Structure 2021/2022 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 3
S2 : 3
S3 : 3
S4 : 3
S5 : 3
S6 : 3
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : S.1 to S.3: Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics, Science*, Chinese History, Life And Society, Design and Technology, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Buddhist Moral Values Education, Computer Literacy; S.3: History, Geography, Commerce
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : -
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies (S.5 – S.6), Citizenship and Social Development (S.4), Chemistry, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Geography, History, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Buddhist Moral Values Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum :

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Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : S.1 to S.3: Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics, Science*, Chinese History, Life And Society, Design and Technology, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Buddhist Moral Values Education, Computer Literacy; S.3: History, Geography, Commerce
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies (S.6), Citizenship and Social Development (S.4-S.5), Chemistry, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Geography, History, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Buddhist Moral Values Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum :

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*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 2022 ).Academic performance 40%, Interview performance 30%, Conduct 20%, Other learning experiences and awards 10%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation Activities: Week-long S.1 orientation activities are held in Mid-July. Teachers and current students share their knowledge with parents and newly enrolled students so that they can understand school policy, support measures for students' growth and the practice of self-regulated learning.
Secondary One Adaptation Programme is held during summer holiday. The programme consists of meditation experience, team building training, self-regulated learning skill training, class building activities and so on, aiming to help S.1 students adapt to their new school life.
Healthy life: Through the curricula in all subjects, personal growth lessons, talks, workshops and visits, the School aims to promote health, drug and sex education to raise students' awareness of healthy living.
The School constantly monitors the quality of food and lunch boxes available from the tuck shop to ensure students are provided with a balanced diet while raising students' awareness of healthy diet.
The School also holds regular inspections of the campus to prevent mosquito breeding and reduce the chance of outbreaks of infectious diseases.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To cultivate good learning habits, self-study ability and learning skills.
2. To construct a healthy and caring school campus which nurtures students to be responsible and accountable citizens.
(2) School Management Organisation : Implementing school-based management and student-centred principle, the IMC designates the Principal to lead 3 major departments and 9 committees for all school affairs. An Executive Committee is set up for the discussion of school policies. Each committee is in charge of different affairs. Furthermore, 8 Key Learning Areas direct 20 subjects through learning circles to develop subject plans that align with school development goals, and seek continuous improvement through regular evaluations.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The IMC is comprised of representatives from the sponsoring body, independent directors, supervisors, the principal, parents, teachers and alumni.
(4) School Green Policy : We hold morning assembly, sharing, talks, exhibitions and visits to enhance students' awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1. Signs and slogans in Chinese and English are posted around school campus, Chinese and English departments provide online learning platforms, English Corner, English morning assemblies and morning reading are organized for students to experience various activities.
2. To motivate students to read extensively, inquire further and explore more, both Chinese and English language departments organize various co-curricular activities that extend their learning experience beyond the classroom. For example, Chinese Department organizes storytelling competitions, cultural quiz competitions, debate contests, cultural studies, seminars solo verse competitions, emcee training courses, interviews, inquiry studies on authors and so on.
3. To implement the fine-tuning of MOI policy, Science subject extends its curriculum to provide students with more exposure to English.
4. Some lessons are conducted by both local English teachers and the Native-speaking English teacher (NET) to enhance the interaction in English lessons and take better care of the needs of different students.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The School provides an education which emphasizes spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, communal and aesthetic development among students. Nurturing students with the ability to learn and to become citizens with good qualities, inspiring students and fostering them with a positive attitude towards learning are the beliefs the School embraces. 1. The School stresses foundation consolidation and implements self-regulated learning from F.1 to develop students' generic skills. Learning for Good is added to F.1 and F.2 syllabi to highlight the importance of serving the community while studying. 2. Chinese, English and Maths lessons in junior forms are split into 4 ability groups to give better care and cater for learner diversity. 3. Every subject has subject-based reward schemes, enhancement and remedial measures, note-taking strategies and study strategies to enhance students’ learning effectiveness. 4. Core subjects including Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies organise after-school enhancement and remedial classes to provide high achievers with extra training and weaker students with academic support. 5. The School has set up a “Senior Form Elite Training Programme" under the School-based Learning and Support Programmes and the Elite Student Project offered by EDB and other institutions. 6. The School utilises a variety of e-learning tools, platforms and pedagogies to facilitate self-regulated learning and enhance students' IT literacy and learning effectiveness.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. Ten HKDSE electives are available for BSC students. Each student is eligible to choose two subjects and they can also enroll for applied learning courses according to their abilities and interests.
2. Curriculum highlights: A. To cater for students' diverse interests, aptitude, abilities and needs, the School offers senior form students applied learning courses and a Japanese language course. B. To enrich students' learning experience, the School integrates Physical Education and Buddhist Moral Values Education into the curriculum and organises activities, field trips, projects, services, visits, interviews, overseas trips and religious activities. C. To consolidate and enhance students' foundation on core subjects, the School holds Elite and Booster courses for F.5 and F.6 students.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Project learning: a co-creation and co-learning course is offered in junior high school. Teachers and students explore community difficulties or problems in daily life through the form of project learning, which assists students in shaping the cognition and meta-cognition of learning in a systematic way so as to enhance the initiative of individual learning, thereby boosting students' independent learning ability and generic ability.  2. Information Technology: Having installed wireless networks in the campus, purchased mobile devices and set up Campus TV, the School utilises a variety of e-learning tools, platforms and pedagogies to facilitate students' self-regulated learning and develop their IT literacy. The School has launched BYOD Programme in a gradual and orderly manner. The programme, which is extended to the whole-school approach in 2020, further puts student-centred learning into practice. 3. Reading to learn: The School emphasizes cultivating students' reading interest and skills. The School Library launches morning reading sessions, book sharing, book recommendation, reading stars programme, award scheme, book fairs and so on. Pump-up Station in school library offers students diverse learning resources. Departments of all subjects devise subject-based reading strategies. 4. Moral education and civic education: through different activities such as "One Country, Two Systems" and "Basic Law" slogan competition, visits to the Legislative Council Complex to enable students to have a deeper understanding of the country and the legal system of Hong Kong. In addition, through Buddhist education activities such as the Community Chest's casual clothes day, smoke-free new generation lectures, students can experience the spirit of self-interest, and they can thus understand the importance of being a decent and compassionate person who cares for the public, learns to reflect on the relationship between the natural environment and oneself and society in order to construct and consolidate their local, national, and global citizen identity and explore the direction of sustainable social development.
(5) Life Planning Education : 1. Through Buddhism education and life planning education, students can understand the value and meaning of life. They can experience the spirit of self-interest, understand their own abilities and limitations so as to strengthen their sense of control over learning and growth. 2. The School sets up school-based Career and Life Planning lessons for junior forms to help them understand themselves thoroughly and set their goals early in their school careers. 3. The School offers individual and group counselling for S.3 and S.6 students to develop their own perspective so as to enlighten them to shape their future. 4. The School invites alumni to share their work experiences so that students can obtain first-hand workplace information. 5. The School works closely with non-governmental organizations, providing tailor-made and diversified career-oriented courses and workplace experiences. 6. The School organizes visits to tertiary institutions and study tours to Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore to help students plan their future pathways. 7. The School has joined the project CLAP funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to foster career and life development (CLD).
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : 1.The school attaches importance to class management. With the system of‘dual class teachers’in most classes, students are guided to be respectful,
considerate and cooperative so as to build the common good. Our teachers are united through collaboration and professional development.
2.To build up an inclusive culture, various competitions such as inter-class competitions, inter-house competitions, sports day and class board decorations are
organized.
3. Based on the school context, our Inclusive Education Team coordinated by the Special Education Need (SEN) Coordinator establishes our SEN policy.
Through close collaboration among the SEN coordinator, the educational psychologist, social workers and teachers, students with special educational needs
are offered an optimum learning environment.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : A Student Support Team has been formed to assist students with SEN. Members include the Special Education Need (SEN) Coordinator, Educational Psychologist (EP), our school‘s speech therapist and social workers, Inclusive Education Teaching Assistants. They will provide assistance to the students under the principles of “Whole-school approach” and “Catering for learners’ diversity”. Individual meetings, group trainings, external activity experience and curriculum adjustment are provided to cultivate learning motivation, capability and a sense of learning efficacy of students. Learners’ diversity is therefore catered and the sense of belonging to the school is also strengthened.
(3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students : Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their learning of 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 : With reference to the nature of subjects and learning ability of students, the School devises diversified tailor-made assignments and assessment tasks. The average marks of continuous assessment are taken into account in the examinations. Examinations and Parents’ Day are respectively held twice a year. Detailed student reports are provided to inform parents of the learning progress of their children promptly.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Class teachers contact parents on a regular basis so that they understand the school life of their children. Our Parent-Teacher Association organizes multifarious activities including parents' talks, workshops, interest groups and thank-teachers activities every year, aiming at fostering parent-child relationship and school-family cooperation. The captioned activities are conductive to better communication between teachers, parents and students while encouraging positive personal development in our students. Also, our school encourages parents to keep abreast of the times and social changes and foster a life-long habit of learning.
(2) School Ethos : Adopting "Enlighten the Wisdom, Manifest with Compassion" as the school motto, our school is committed to offering students a holistic education based on Buddhist values, nurturing students’ moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual virtues in a balanced way. Hence, students will develop self-respect, responsibility, a positive outlook on life, as well as develop their potential, apply their knowledge, advance with time, serve society and contribute to the country.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. To enhance the motivation and learning ability of students as well as catering the learning diversity. 2. To tackle the mindset of ‘self-limiting’ by boosting the self-confidence of students and encouraging them to cherish the moment. Students are guided to be responsible, benevolent and loving. 3. By cultivating the Buddhist spirit, students will care for the community and learn to serve other people. Teachers and students will build up a rigorous and caring school culture. 4. To enrich the collaboration of teachers and strengthen their unity by professional development. 5. To promote parent education actively and encourage parents to practise lifelong learning.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. Teacher professional development guidelines are established to comply with EDB’s Professional Ladder for Teacher policy and requirement of school development. 2. At least four teacher professional development periods and four teaching professional development days are organized annually to carry out professional studies on specific modules. 3. Besides establishing administrative committee and Key Learning Area (KLA) as coordination units, regular meetings and Common Lesson Preparation periods are held to foster experience sharing and professional exchange between administrative committees and subject departments. 4. In order to strengthen teacher professional development, subject-based teacher professional training and development plans are formulated annually by each subject department. Committee members are encouraged to pursue further studies and carry out professional sharing. The professional development team also systematically arranges subject departments to participate in the school-based collaboration schemes organized by the EDB and various tertiary institutions. 5. To promote trust and mutual understanding in the team, day camps and team-building activities with collaborative tasks are organized. Middle management is thus strengthened as well.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : 1. Through the collaboration of different subjects and departments on value education, students’ perseverance and sense of gratitude are strengthened, which facilitates an environmental-friendly school campus and a healthy lifestyle. 2. To develop their perseverance, students are encouraged to take part in various co-curricular and experiential learning activities. Students’ learning outcomes are displayed to boost their leadership and self-confidence. 3. Through the experiences of serving others, students learn the spirit of self-improvement. Students are equipped to be leaders by continuous leadership training programmes. 4. Through the organization of inter-house activities, students are guided to do self-reflection and seek self-improvement.
Others : 1. Microsoft "AI4Good" Hero School, Project WeCan, Quality Education Fund: One of the Microsoft "AI4Good" Hero Schools, to promote innovative teaching with artificial intelligence. The School has successfully applied for Project WeCan launched by the Wharf (Holdings) Limited and been funded more than HK$1 million for educational use. The School utilizes the resources to provide students with business and internship opportunities, language enhancement courses and creative physical and aesthetic activities. Quality Education Fund supports the renovation of campus facilities, including Design & Technology Room, Home Economics Room and Multimedia Learning Centre.
2. Service learning experience: It cultivates students' spirit in self-improvement through service learning experience, such as enhancing students' social skills, table manners and social awareness through high-table dinners; becoming a STEM LEADER by participating in Summer Leadership Small Instructor Program and leading workshops and competitions to enhance student communication skills and adaptability.
3. Leadership Training: The School has established the Leadership Award Scheme, aiming at realizing and fostering students' leadership. Uniform groups including Boy Scout, Venture Scout, Girl Guides, Ranger Guides, Red Cross School Ambassadors ,and Marching Band have a long history in the School and have long been highly recognized for their outstanding performance and concerted effort of serving the community.
4. Reaching Higher Levels of Achievement: The School works conscientiously towards the ultimate goal of developing students’ full potential and challenging students to reach higher levels of achievement. Our students have performed extraordinarily well in major inter-school and international competitions throughout the years. The major prizes and awards are as follows:
5. Outstanding Student Awards
• Outstanding Student Awards in Tuen Mun Outstanding Student Elections for years
• Tuen Mun Excellent Student Award
Academic Awards
• Champions, First Runners-up and Second Runners-up in the English, Chinese and Putonghua competitions organized by the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association
• University Literary Award – Youth Author Award
• Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition-Champion of 2rd division
• Debating Competitions – Best Debater
• Econgraphic Infographic Design Competition – Distinctive Insight Award
• Radio Broadcasting Competition – Champion and the Best Presentation Award
• HK-Macau Youth Networking Skills Competition (Secondary Group) – Bronze Award
• Inter-School Drone Coding Competition (Tuen Mun & Yuen Long District) Silver
Sports Awards
• Hong Kong Student Sports Awards
• Inter-School Volleyball Competition (Tuen Mun) Girls U19 Champion
• Inter-School Athletics Championships Girls C Grade 400m Bronze & Boys A Grade 800m 4th Place
• Various long run competitions – Champions, First Runners-up, and Second Runners-up
• Inter-School Swimming Championships Boys C Grade 100m Free Style & 200m Free Style Gold
Arts Awards
• “Light Rail 30th Anniversary” Drawing Competition – Championship
• Prevention of Pneumoconiosis and Mesothelioma Comic Strip Contest – Championship, First Runner-up, Second Runner-up and Merit Award
• WEWA Power Dice Design Competition First Runner-up, Second Runner-up and Merit Award
Music Awards
• Youth Chinese plucked Strings (1) of the Hong Kong International Music Festival – Gold
• 70th Music Festival Descant Recorder Solo – Second Place
• Hong Kong Children & Youth Piano Contest organized by Yuen Long Town Hall Management – Bronze
• T.Y.T Joint School Music and Culture Competition Piano – Gold
Scholarship: Our students have outstanding performances in academics, sports and arts and thus are awarded scholarships presented by various associations and organizations.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus route numbers: 66M, 66X; LRT route numbers: 610, 507.
Remarks : Applied Learning subjects available to our S.4 and S.6 students are as follows:
Western Cuisine; Aviation Studies; and Film and Video Studies.
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  • School Introduction
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Last revision date: 6/12/2021