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迦密聖道中學
Carmel Holy Word Secondary School
Address: 10 Tai Po Tai Wo Road
Phone:   26539786    Email:   mail@chw.edu.hk
Fax:   26532583    Website:   http://www.chw.edu.hk

School Mission

To provide holistic education based on the Bible; to nurture students in moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual development, so that they may know God, understand the Truth, establish respectable character, and become caring members of our country and society.

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School Information School Information
District : Tai Po
Other District(s) : North
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Chen Sai Wo Derek
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Dr. Chung Chi Yuen (EdD (Ed. Psy), PsyD (Clin. Psy), MSSc, MEd, PGDE, PGDCS, BEng)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 8000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Evangelical School Development Inc Ltd.
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1998
School Motto : Self-discipline through the understanding of the Word, Service to mankind through faithfulness to the Lord
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 - $300  
S5 - $300  
S6 - $300  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $10  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): $20  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $150  
Other Charges / Fees ($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : Standard Design with 2 basketball courts, 2 covered playgrounds, school hall, student activity centre, library, multi-purpose rooms, multimedia learning centre, computer rooms and PTA resource centre. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with audio-visual, computer and network facilities.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible lift.
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: : 56
Total number of teachers in the school: : 59
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 97%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 46%
Special Education Training : : 32%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 12%
5-9 years : : 19%
10 years or above : : 69%
2021/2022 Class Structure 2021/2022 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 4
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2)*, Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), Geography*, History*, Chinese History, Life and Society, Technology Education, Biblical Studies, Putonghua, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Computer Literacy
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, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4), Liberal Studies (S.5, S6.), Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Economics, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Biblical Studies, Music, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : -
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Integrated Science (S.1 and S.2)*, Physics (S.3), Chemistry (S.3), Biology (S.3), Geography*, History*, Chinese History, Life and Society, Technology Education, Biblical Studies, Putonghua, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Computer Literacy
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, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4, S.5), Liberal Studies (S.6), Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Economics, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Tourism & Hospitality Studies, Biblical Studies, Music, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : -

*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 ).Internal School Results and Discretionary Places Rank Order provided by EDB 50%, Conduct and Remarks 20%, Activities, Services and Awards 20%, Performance during group activities at S.1 Info Night 10%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : New Student Orientation Days and Bridging Program during the Summer holiday; Education Sunday, Parents Talks and meeting with class teachers in September/October.
Nurture students to grow up healthily in body, mind and spirit through love and appreciation, sports and activities, and life education.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Focus on lesson: Enhancement of teaching and learning.
2. Help students to shine in their own talents (Project Star).
3. Enhance Life Education through effective class management.
(2) School Management Organisation : Under the direction of the Incorporated Management Committee, the school is managed by the Administrative Committee in collaboration with various Divisions, namely, Curriculum and Studies, Discipline and Counseling, National Security Education Liaison Group, Moral, Civic & National Education, Extra-curricular Activities, Religious Affairs, Careers and Life Planning, Business Administration and the Secretariat.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Sponsoring Body Managers, Independent Manager, Parent Managers, Teacher Managers, Alumni Manager and the Principal
(4) School Green Policy : To raise the awareness of Environmental Protection through campaigns, educational talks, recycling programmes, etc.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : The school adopts mother tongue as medium of instruction. English is used in teaching Mathematics and Computer Literary at junior secondary levels and Mathematics at senior secondary levels. Split classes are arranged in English lessons. An English-rich environment is built by having English Wednesdays, taking part in Speech Festival, organising English interest classes, etc.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The school aims at effective learning and teaching, using different teaching and evaluation strategies, and life-wide learning opportunities both within and outside school. The timetable with 55-minute lessons has been adopted to enhance teaching effectiveness.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X. Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Economics, Geography, History, Business Accounting & Financial Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Information & Communication Technology, Visual Arts, Tourism & Hospitality Studies etc.
2. Curriculum highlights:
(1) Biblical studies in all forms to instill Christian values. Music and Physical Education in all forms to provide balanced development of students.
(2) Reviews and integrates the curriculum in a timely manner, with school-based material design. For example, the English curriculum emphasizes solo-verse and choral speaking, the Mathematics curriculum tries out flipped classroom on e-learning platforms in junior forms, the Liberal Studies teachers design school-based materials on examination skills and the Computer Literacy teachers design school-based curriculum to help junior form students explore different technologies and their applications. Interdisciplinary STEM education elements are developed at all levels in Science, Computer Literacy and Mathematics.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : (1) Reading to learn: Chinese and English Extensive Reading Scheme, School Library Reading Programme, regular book sharing, Book Exhibitions and Author Talks
(2) Information Technology: Web-based Learning Platform and tablet computers to facilitate e-learning.
(3) Project Learning: Investigative learning through subjects (History, Geography and Science).
(4) Moral , Civic & National Ed: Teaching through morning assemblies, Life-education Periods and Talks; Nurture positive values among students and encourage them to participate actively in community services.
(5) Life Planning Education : Promoting career and life planning education through individual and small group counselling, different talks, school-based career and life planning programme and mass programmes.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : To cater for learner diversity, teachers are well-equipped with knowledge and pedagogies of teaching students with special education needs. Lesson studies, led by core subject teachers who have completed SEN trainings, are frequently conducted to enhance the teaching and learning effectiveness of integrated education.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The Student Support Team, led by the SENCO and supervised by the Vice-principal, is responsible for organizing, operating and evaluating the supportive work of Integrated Education as well as drafting the School-based Inclusion Policy. The Student Support Team comprises the SENCO, SENSTs, speech therapist, counsellor, teachers and teaching assistants. The team works closely with the Counselling Mistresses and the school social workers. Besides, class teachers, subject panel heads and subject teachers draft supportive measures collaboratively for students with special educational needs. When necessary, parents, educational psychologist, etc. will attend case meetings. With the consent of parents, we collect the referral letters of secondary one students so as to identify their needs and provide early intervention. We also identify students with suspected special educational needs and refer them to further consultations of educational psychologist. The Learning Support Grant is used flexibly on hiring services for social training groups, individual and group counselling, after-school tutorials, etc. Moreover, a counsellor and teaching assistants are hired to support the team. Adjustments are provided in internal assessments, in particular, enlarging test papers, using speech-to-text software, etc. We also assist students in applying for relevant adjustments in public examination. Furthermore, our school emphasizes Home-school Cooperation. Summary of Support for Students are given to parents for updating them on the supporting service their children receive. In addition, face-to-face meetings and teleconference with parents are regularly conducted for reviewing the effectiveness of the supporting strategies.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : There are two terms and two examinations each school year; daily work is measured with continuous assessments. The school report records the student's classroom learning and homework performance. Parents may keep track of daily homework so as to provide appropriate assistance to children.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Working closely with parents, the school nurtures students in an all round manner so that they may grow up healthy in body, mind and spirit.
(2) School Ethos : The school adopts whole-school approach on student discipline and guidance. All classes are taken care of by two class teachers.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : (1) Focus on lesson: Enhancement of teaching and learning
a. enhance existing measures, provide a greater variety of teaching strategies;
b. review the junior form curriculum and integrate English-learning elements in different subjects;
c. enhance teaching professionalism.

(2) Help students to shine in their own talents (Project Star)
a. set up talent pool to discover and nurture students’ potentials in different aspects;
b. academic aspect: enhance students’ learning skills strategically;
c. non-academic aspect: review allocation of ECAC groups, strengthen leadership training and enhance qualifications and professionalism of the activities;
d. set up an Innovation Centre as a platform for students to showcase their talents.

(3) Enhance Life Education through effective class management
a. reform the Life Education curriculum to strengthen the roles of class teachers in promoting value education, career and life planning and Christian values;
b. develop positive class atmosphere, strengthen bonds among students and promote the learning atmosphere so that students find school life more enjoyable.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : The school cultivates a sharing spirit and facilitates mutual support among teachers through collaborative lesson preparation, peer lesson observation, school-based professional development sessions and peer mentoring scheme.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Over 30 activity units have been set up under four categories, namely, academic, aesthetics, sports and services, including various subject interest groups, brass band, string orchestra, dancing, choir and show choir, drama, sports teams and uniform groups.
Others : -
Direct public transportation to School : BUS: 64K, 72, 65K, 71K, 73, 73A, 74A
MTR: Tai Wo MTR Station
Remarks : Students' learning experiences are enriched through co-curricular activities, visits, assemblies, camps, social services, etc. Students are also provided with choices of Applied Learning courses through our cooperation with various educational institutes in the territory.
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Last revision date: 6/12/2021