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Pui Tak Canossian College
Address: 200 Peel Rise Aberdeen Hong Kong
Phone:   25540780    Email:
Fax:   25521802    Website:

School Mission

Pui Tak is a subsidized girl secondary school under the Catholic order of Canossian Daughters of Charity. We aim at providing a holistic, values-based education for young teenage girls in the Southern District, shaping and developing their moral character, self-discipline, and a proper sense of responsibility towards society. In the guiding light of our Lord Jesus Christ, we embrace the vision that within a good environment for learning and under the loving care of dedicated teachers, our students will grow into mature and responsible adults faithfully practising our school motto: “We build up ourselves, while building up others; In our love for humanity, we love God.”

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School Information School Information
District : Southern
Other District(s) : Central & Western, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Sr. Regina But
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Ms. Wong Siu Ling
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Girls
Area Occupied by the School : About 4000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Canossian Missions (Hong Kong)
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1975
School Motto : “We build up ourselves, while building up others; In our love for humanity, we love God.”
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 - $320  
S5 - $320  
S6 - $320  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $50  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): $35  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees ($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : 1. Equipped with digitalized lighting and a sound control system of technical standard, the school hall is a platform where major events and drama competitions are held; 2. The establishment of Campus TV offers students the opportunity to learn and gain hands-on experience of filming and editing work; 3. With the connection speed of 1 Gbps and approximately 50 connection points, the school wireless fibre system guarantees convenient and efficient application of e-learning anywhere at school. Smart TV displays have also been installed in classrooms as iPads are increasingly prevalent among teachers. These displays serve as a powerful incentive that motivates teachers to experiment with new e-learning platforms and teaching strategies; 4. Enrolled in the BYOD scheme, the vast majority of students are equipped with a tablet in class; 5. Founded with the Quality Education Fund, the STEM Education Centre serves as a learning hub for STEM subjects and inter-disciplinary programmes; The fund has also been used to finance an eco-greenhouse and solar panels installed on the rooftop; 6.The school garden provides the STEM Club with a platform to organize horticultural activities on a regular basis.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Accessible toilet.
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: : 57
Total number of teachers in the school: : 57
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 82%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 36%
Special Education Training : : 5%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 36%
5-9 years : : 13%
10 years or above : : 51%
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, Mathematics (S.1)*, Chinese History, World History*, Home Economics*, Life and Society (S.2, S.3)*, Music*, Physical Education, Putonghua, Religious Education*, Visual Arts*, Geography (S.2, S.3)*, Business & Economics (S.3)*, Computer Literacy (S.1)*, STEM Education (S.2, S.3)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Life and Society (S.1), Science (S.1)
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics (S.2, S.3)*, Science (S.2, S.3)*
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Education, Chinese Language, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4), Liberal Studies (S.5, S.6), Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Technology and Living (S.6), Health Management and Social Care, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Japanese
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Extended Part), Biology (S.4), Physics (S.4,S.5), Chemistry (S.4,S.5)
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics (Compulsory), Biology (S.5, S.6), Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS), Chemistry (S.6), Economics, Physics (S.6)
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics (S.1)*, Chinese History, World History *, Home Economics*, Life and Society (S.2, S.3)*, Music*, Physical Education, Putonghua, Religious Education*, Visual Arts*, Geography (S.2, S.3)*, Business & Economics (S.3)*, Computer Literacy (S.1)*, STEM Education (S.2, S.3)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Life and Society (S.1), Science (S.1)
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics (S.2, S.3)*, Science (S.2, S.3)*
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Education, Chinese Language, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4, S.5), Liberal Studies (S.6), Ethics and Religious Studies, Geography, Tourism and Hospitality Studies (THS), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Health Management and Social Care (HMSC), Visual Arts, Physical Education, Japanese
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Extended Part), Biology (S.4, S.5), Physics, Chemistry
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics (Compulsory), Biology (S.6), Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (BAFS), Economics

*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 ).We value the development of students in all aspects. Our admission criteria for applicants for secondary 1 discretionary places are as below: 1. Academic results (40%) 2. Extra-curricular activities (30%) 3. Interview performance (30%) 4. Conduct grade B or above
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : In order to help all incoming Secondary One students adapt to our school life and curriculum, we hold Parents’ Day and English and Mathematics bridging programs during the summer vacation. “S.1 Talent Exploration Camp” and “S.1 Team Building Camp” are also conducted at the start of the school year to further maintain the positive attitude and build up the sense of belonging in students. Aiming for the greater development of our students in mental and physical aspects, we provide S.1-5 students with a variety of activities organized by different subject panels at lunch time. All students are also required to take part in the School Physical Fitness Award Scheme and are encouraged to participate in various interest classes, voluntary work and co-curricular activities so as to establish correct values and positive attitude towards life.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To foster personal development through character education; 2. To enhance learning and teaching by reinforcing self-directed learning; 3. To enhance teaching efficacy by strengthening staff development
(2) School Management Organisation : In school-based management, there are various departments and functional teams that enable the participation of teachers in school administration and encourage the expression of opinions. Regular team meetings are conducted to review the progress of implementing various school policies and adjustments are made accordingly. Representatives of parents, teachers, students and alumnae can voice their opinions about different issues through different channels.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Our Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) was established on August 31, 2013. The school managers of the sponsoring body are experienced and also share the same vision with our school. They are well-informed of our policies and way of work to keep our management on the track of excellence.
(4) School Green Policy : We strive to promote low carbon life and sustainability: 1. Greening the campus: Thanks to the Greening School Program organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, a Hydroponic Greenhouse system has been built in our school, where plenty of living flowers, trees and bushes have been planted; 2. Supporting the use of renewable energy, solar panels were installed with funding from the Solar Energy Support Scheme for Schools organised by EMSD; 3. Nurturing students' fondness of the campus: Students are required to clean up the classroom daily to enhance the sustainability of the learning environment.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1. In light of the Education Bureau’s MOI fine-tuning policy and the continuous improvement of our students’ English proficiency, starting from 2021, Science subjects of the senior levels have been taught in English. To bridge the gap between secondary school and university, we also offer classes adopting English as the medium of instruction in Mathematics, Economics, and BAFS; 2. To create a favourable English learning environment, announcements are delivered mainly in English. Students are encouraged to visit the English Corner, and junior form girls are required to take part in weekly English activities. To introduce more English vocabulary and cultivate a habit of reading English texts, students take part in interdisciplinary activities that are held between the English subject and all other subjects but Chinese Language, Chinese History, and Putonghua; 3. Enhancement courses are tailored to the needs of students requiring improvements. As for students who are proficient at English, they are encouraged to participate in English activities, such as joint-school English debate tournaments, English drama competitions, and English public speaking events; 4. To improve students’ Chinese proficiency, drama education and Classical Chinese are integrated into the curriculum of the Chinese subject; 5. To promote students’ biliteracy and trilingualism, study tours are organised with schools in Mainland China, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and more.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : With a focus on improving students’ language ability and creativity, the LAC Committee actively promotes learning in English and strives to create an English-rich environment through cross-curricular collaboration. In S.2, we have included drama as a part of the language curriculum. On top of that, we have also strengthened the development of STEM education in Mathematics and science subjects to explore and develop students’ full potential. In the coming few years, we strive to refine our teaching strategies and launch diversified teachings such as cooperative learning and self-directed learning. In our school timetable, there is a Reflection Period designed to promote students’ active learning. A wide range of co-curricular activities are also provided to broaden the horizons of our students; for instance, the Drama Festival, Music Festival, Dance Festival, Joint-school academic activities, Life-wide Learning Day and Outbound Cultural Exchange Activities. Meanwhile, we pay equal attention to the development of every subject and are willing to invest resources in curriculum reform. Our students have achieved satisfactory results, and their efforts were reflected in their performance in the HKDSE over the past few years.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Our school offers a variety of elective subjects for students’ choices. Seeing our students in language learning, we are to offer Japanese language as a new elective subject.
2. Curriculum highlights: (a) In order to align with the educational development and to ease the transition from junior secondary to senior secondary education, we have devised and adopted a school-based curriculum in various subjects, including Life and Society, STEM Education, Business & Economics and Integrating Drama in Language Education program; (b) To better cater to our students’ diverse needs, there are plenty of school-based elements in our English language curriculum, as well as for each of the three other core subjects’ curriculum. We provide different school-based teaching materials and exercises for both junior and senior secondary levels; (c) English has been adopted as the medium of instruction in school-based subjects, Life and Society, Science, and for classes in secondary one; (d) We provide enrichment programs for core subjects after school in a way to harness our students’ potentials.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Values Education: To cultivate positive values through character education in various subjects. To nurture our students with Canossian virtues through the collaboration between the Religious Formation team and other panels. To encourage our students to participate in volunteering programs and learn to be grateful through serving others. To organise activities about Chinese culture and mainland China to enhance our students’ understanding of their homeland.; 2. Reading to learn: To put more emphasis on self-directed learning and reading in our curriculum and assessments. To promote the reading culture by inviting class teachers and students alike to recommend books in the class teacher periods. To make use of the e-reading platforms and promote e-reading.; 3. Project learning: To promote enquiry-based learning in different Key Learning Areas (KLA). Panel members and level members design project tasks that help students in learning how to learn, such as the S2 Service Learning Project.;
4. Information Technology for Interactive Learning: The majority of our students signed up for the BYOD scheme, and most of them are accustomed to using iPads to learn and revise. Together with the onset of the school’s STEM team, students are given more opportunities to develop their problem-solving skills, and their creativity has also been enhanced.
(5) Life Planning Education : 1. A comprehensive Career and Life Planning (CLP) curriculum is implemented across all forms. Elements of CLP education are incorporated during class teacher periods, assemblies, seminars, and visits to enable students to make informed choices for further studies; 2. In light of the vast majority of our students opting for furthering their education after secondary school, the Education and Careers Counselling Committee has assisted them in planning further studies in recent years. Specifically, the Overseas Education Department has aided students interested in overseas studies by providing them with detailed information and options regarding education pathways in Europe, America and Japan; 3. To equip students with fundamental knowledge of different careers, our school has taken part in numerous career-related activities and partnered with various business organisations, namely the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Big Education Platform, the Hong Kong University Alumni Association, the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital, TWGHs Jockey Club Lei Tung Integrated Services Centre, and the Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Associate Social Service Centre.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Students in all junior forms are streamed according to their academic abilities. Brighter students are provided with enrichment curricula in various subjects. Gifted education is offered in Science in junior forms to nurture students with potential. Other subjects provide exercises of different levels and arrange applicable extra-curricular activities for students with diverse educational needs. After-school enrichment classes for core subjects are also organized for intensive and remedial purposes.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : According to the Education Bureau policy, a Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is assigned to offer support to students with special education needs. Other than the SENCO, The Student Learning Support Team was set up to promote early identification and intervention for students and to devise support programs.
(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.; developing school-based Chinese Language curriculum and/or adapting learning and teaching materials; organising cultural integration activities; and hiring additional manpower and/or translation/interpretation services to facilitate the communication with parents.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : In each term, students are required to sit for a test and an examination for learning assessments. Continuous assessments, which take into account students’ performance in class, learning profiles, project learning activities, regular assignments and quizzes, are also practised to reflect and monitor students’ learning progress. Besides, by fully utilizing the assessment data analysis, we can provide timely support for students with needs.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Our school places a strong emphasis on close home-school co-operation. We create ample opportunities for parent-teacher communication, ranging from organizing PTA and Parents’ Days to issuing parents’ newsletters, as well as developing our school mobile app. Meanwhile, PTA committee members spare no effort to support the development of the school by offering scholarships and participating enthusiastically in various activities like Teachers’ Day, Parents’ Days, Career Talks and Field Trips.
(2) School Ethos : 1. Our school has long been upholding the ethos of purity and simplicity. Value education is a vital component of the school’s mission. Through programmes such as Pui Tak Buddies, the Bakhita Award Scheme, and the School Lunch Programme, we have been striving to nurture students’ virtues and sense of belonging to the school. The school has been working hard to enhance students’ community involvement through different social programmes in recent years. The joint establishment of ‘Pui Fong Elder Academy’ with the AKA, for instance, has allowed students to reach out to our community and appreciate intergenerational harmony; 2. To provide students with an opportunity to showcase their talents, events such as the annual Open Day and business start-up market are held. Students cooperate with their schoolmates in these activities, through which team spirit is strengthened among them; 3. To create a harmonious learning atmosphere and promote students’ whole-person development, emphasis is placed on both discipline and counselling; 4. To foster empathy and compassion among students, the Social Service Team of more than 100 members has been formed, and regular volunteer services are organized.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. To foster students’ personal development through character education; 2. To enhance learning & teaching by reinforcing self-directed learning; 3. To enhance teaching efficiency by strengthening staff development.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school endeavours to facilitate the professional development of teachers. We organize school-based staff development seminars and frequently participate in inter-school staff development days and collaborative projects organized by EDB. International cultural exchange programs for students are held in which sharing with our overseas counterparts are regularly done. These practices provide teachers with opportunities to establish contacts with educators around the world and promote professional development. Besides, collaborative lesson preparation, peer lesson observation and even experience sharing sessions are encouraged in school so that effective teaching strategies can be generated and employed.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Aside from classroom learning, we are convinced that meaningful activities are indispensable to students' balanced development. In light of this and to cater to our students' different interests, the Co-curricular Activities Team provides students with a diverse range of activities to choose from. These activities range from performance arts, such as Drama, Jazz Dance and Band performance, to uniform groups, such as The Hong Kong Cadet Corps and the Civil Aid Service. The Civil Aid Service (CAS) even established their Southern training bases in our school campus so as to ease students' participation in the regular training. Our school policy is that each Form 1 to Form 4 student must sign up for at least one of these activities. As for co-curricular activities, there are clubs such as the STEM Club and the Chinese and English Debating Teams. Through taking part in these activities, students are given the opportunity to implement what they have learnt into actual practice and exchange ideas with students from other schools. Thus, their learning experience is enhanced. Before the outbreak of the COVID-19, there were study tours organized to take our students around the world so as to expose them to various cultures and equip them with global knowledge and awareness, which has been a substantial part of the secondary curriculum focus. Speaking of activities that broaden students' horizons, the Open Day is second to none. Firstly, they enhance students' sense of belonging to the school and the community. Besides, it enables students to unleash their potential in designing and setting up games, booths and displays.
Others : 1. The Scholarship and External Awards Team has encouraged students to participate in external awarding schemes and competitions, in which students have won numerous accolades; 2. Our students have delivered promising performances in both regional and international events. For example, the Harmonica Team secured first place in the Seoul International Harmonica Festival 2018. On top of that, our students have achieved first place in numerous writing and debating competitions. With the efforts of the STEM Team, our students have also displayed exceptional aptitude in the field of STEM, as our school has attained the position of being a finalist in one of the most recognized STEM competitions; 3. Puitakians are making steady progress in public exams, and our school's academic performance has been increasingly encouraging. Not only has our university enrolment rate increased, but students have also been accepted by prestigious universities around the world, such as the Beijing Language and Culture University, the China University of Political Science and Law, the National Tsing Hua University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington, and the University of Minnesota; 4. Our alumnae have shown their support to the school one way or the other, including setting up scholarship funds, returning as guest speakers to share experiences in the assembly and taking up the role of a tutor for consolidation classes.
Direct public transportation to School : School Bus; Buses: 38, 41A, 42, 48, 7, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, 91, 93, 94, 95, 95C, 98, 107, 595, 970X, 971; Mini-buses: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4M, 27, 39C, 52, 58, 59, 63A, 69.
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Last revision date: 6/12/2021