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香港紅卍字會大埔卍慈中學
Hong Kong Red Swastika Society Tai Po Secondary School
Address: Fu Heng Estate Tai Po
Phone:   26666821    Email:   info@hkrsstpss.edu.hk
Fax:   26678029    Website:   http://www.hkrsstpss.edu.hk

School Mission

Our mission reflects the beliefs of our sponsoring body. We focus on developing well-rounded students. We aim to inspire our students and inculcate self-discipline to nurture a group of young people to contribute to our society.

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School Information School Information
District : Tai Po
Other District(s) : North
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Ko Yu Keung
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Mr. Poon Kai Cheung Franky (M.A., MEd)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 4000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Hong Kong Red Swastika Society
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1989
School Motto : To enlighten oneself and to help the needy
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $40  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Development of culinary arts school-based curriculum, continuous enhancement of STEM and library facilities $300 per year.  
Other Charges / Fees ($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : High-speed WIFI Coverage and over 100 tablets are provided to promote mobile learning and e-learning. Other facilities include: a STEM centre, an auditorium, a self-access learning centre, a life skills development centre the school's with Campus TV Film Studio, a MMLC, a computer room, an accessible library, an activity room for diverse educational needs and a gym. All our classrooms are equipped with a computer with audio-visual equipment and Internet access.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift and 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: : 59
Total number of teachers in the school: : 59
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 98%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 27%
Special Education Training : : 56%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 42%
5-9 years : : 17%
10 years or above : : 41%
2021/2022 Class Structure 2021/2022 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
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 : Chinese Language, Mathematics*, IS*, Chinese History, History*, Computer Literacy*, Music, Visual Arts, P.E., Home Economics, Putonghua, Geography*, Project Learning (STEM), Life and Society.
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), Information & Communication Technology, Combined Science (Physics, Chemistry), Business-Accounting & Financial Studies, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, P.E. (HKDSE), Geography, Biology, Visual Arts, History, Chinese History, Physics (S.4), Chemistry (S.4).
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.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics*, IS*, Chinese History, History*, Computer Literacy*, Music, Visual Arts, P.E., Home Economics, Putonghua, Geography*, Project Learning (STEM), Life and Society.
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), Information & Communication Technology, Combined Science (Physics, Chemistry) (S.5, S.6), Business-Accounting & Financial Studies, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, P.E. (HKDSE), Geography, Biology, Visual Arts, History, Chinese History, Physics (S.4), Chemistry (S.4).
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
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 ).Several criteria are used when assessing new applicants, which include: Academic Performance (20%), Conduct & Attitude (20%), ECA (15%), Interview Performance (25%), Parent Support (20%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation Activities:
1. S.1 Parent Orientation Day.
2. An Orientation camp.
3. S.1 Summer Bridging Programme.

Healthy Life: To promote whole-person health concepts through talks, activities and voluntary service with an aim to cater to the physical and mental needs of students.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Catering for individual differences. Maximizing each student's potential.
(2) School Management Organisation : Our school aims to foster a sense of individual accountability. There is a well-developed system whereby teachers can evaluate their own performance and set themselves improvement targets. In addition, our staff appraisal programme improves teachers' professionalism.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The school has already set up IMC, Members include managers from Sponsoring Body, Principal, Teacher Manager, Parent Manager, Alumni Manager and Independent Manager.
(4) School Green Policy : 1. Waste Separation and Recycling Scheme in Schools;
2. To implement the concept of "green lunch";
3. To uplift the quality of our living environment through active planting;
4. To provide the technical expertise and the drive for energy efficiency and conservation programmes.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Chinese is used as the medium of instruction throughout the six years of schooling.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. Peer observation and collaborative lesson planning; 2. Use I.T. in teaching and develop online resources; 3. In project learning, we stress cooperation and research skills; 4. develop school-based junior curriculums, with the materials and curriculums of certain subjects designed by subject teachers; 5. “Life and Society” is incorporated as a subject for S.1 to S.3; design interdisciplinary teaching modules which reduce the overlapping content to enhance teaching efficiency as well as developing students’ integrated skills; 6. We develop strategies to cater for learner diversity and make use of diagnostic tests and differentiated teaching materials to assist students with different learning abilities or styles in learning; 7. An accommodated version of assessment papers is provided in all written exams from S.1 to S.5 for students with additional needs.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. A total of twelve elective subjects and Applied learning courses are provided, which are based on the interests and aspirations of students.
2. Curriculum highlights: Course contents, teaching materials and assessment methods are adapted to cater for the different learning needs of students. Students are divided into three groups based on their learning competences so that differentiated teaching goals and appropriate levels of difficulties can be set accordingly. Teachers keep track of the progress of students with formative assessments so that students can choose learning materials that are fit for their individual learning needs. All these are to help students to develop their potential to the fullest.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : Through different learning activities, our school has enhanced the development of the key development tasks so as to nurture students’ self-directed learning, independent thinking and explore students’ potential for their future life and career development.
“Moral, Civic and National Education”: To help foster positive attitude and all-round development of our students, our Moral and Civic Education (MCE) Committee has designed a school-based MCNE curriculum and collaborated with many outside organizations to hold talks, visits and activities to convey important values and knowledge such as anti-drug, anti-corruption, environment protection and mental health. We also try to enhance students’ civic-mindedness and national identity and encourage them to care about the disadvantaged.
“Reading to Learn”: To promote reading to learn, our school has established the English Extensive Reading Room, which is equipped with English reading materials at different levels and is manned by our NET. We have built a Chinese reading corner in each classroom, providing all students an easy access to books of their interest. We also encourage extensive reading through our online reading platforms in both English and Chinese.
“Project Learning”: Our Cross-curricular Theme Day aims to foster students’ generic skills through project learning. Students are required to address issues at different levels such as personal, community, society and national levels and exercise skills in collecting, analyzing and presenting data. Enquiry learning is promoted with an aim to widen students’ horizons and prepare them to be critical and independent learners.
(5) Life Planning Education : Workshops on life planning are provided for students in junior forms to help them better understand themselves and explore different career paths. Senior form students are supported by an intensive scheme entitled "Career Commando" to further enhance their self-development and career preparation.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : A Holistic Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity:
1. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, our school works with HKU, PolyU and EduHK to plan a three-year Jockey Club "Diversity at schools Version 2.0" Project. Through professional collaboration, concepts of diversified teaching could be promoted along with better teaching and learning;
2. In the Junior School, the school recruits a classroom assistant for each class and sets up a resource corner in the classroom in hope that students with learning needs could be supported in various ways and learning effectiveness could be further enhanced;
3. Publish a teacher handbook – Support for Students with Special Educational Needs;
4. Write up an Individual Education Profile (IEPro) for each student with Special Educational Needs (SEN);
5. Conduct diagnostic tests of Chinese, English and Mathematics;
6. Refer suspected cases to the Education Bureau (EDB) for official assessment;
7. Set up S.1 and S.2 Chinese, English and Mathematics resource classes for SEN students and have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) written for each student in these classes by the subject teachers;
8. Implement Differentiated Instruction;
9. Implement the One Student One Mentor Scheme;
10. Gifted students are nominated to become members of HK Academy for Gifted Education;
11. Through the above work, it is aimed to equip all teachers with a better understanding of students with diverse needs so that their teaching can suit students’ needs. In addition, it is hoped that students can experience a loving and caring inclusive learning environment, which enables every student to enjoy school life and engage in classroom learning.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Through adopting the whole school approach, the school has set up a Student Individual Support Committee, members including vice principal, SENCO SENSTs, speech therapist, social worker and counsellor, to develop a systematic support policy and measures for the whole school. Teachers work together to support students with different learning needs and effectively take care of individual differences. In Secondary One and Two, the school has set up a resource class for the purpose of formulating long-term and short-term learning objectives, setting assessment contents based on the individualized curriculum and progress of students, and holding individual study plan meetings to review students' learning. The school also provides classroom learning support assistants from Secondary One to Three to provide full support to students and teachers. The school adopts a differentiated approach in the planning of curriculums, which is divided into basic, advanced and challenging levels. In addition, the general assessment papers and accommodated assessment papers are set up to cater for the different needs of students so that students can cope with the papers more effectively. Teachers also have regularly reviews on students' learning performance and adjust curriculums and learning materials accordingly. In order to provide students with more support, the school flexibly allocates resources to provide a variety of services, including speech therapy, motor coordination training, board games and social skills training to further help improving students' confidence in learning. The school also stresses the importance of teachers’ professional development by regularly arranging special education training and seminars for teachers.
(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; 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; and organising cultural integration activities.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : We have three assessments in a school year. In addition, we use continuous assessment to provide a more comprehensive evaluation of students' performance. We provide modified examination papers in S.1 - S.5 to cater for the diverse needs of students.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : We have set up PTA to enhance cooperation between school and parents through regular activities and meetings.
(2) School Ethos : We have a very supportive school ethos. Through our Personal Growth Programme, students learn to develop individually and to cooperate with all members of society.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Optimize learning and teaching, student support, school administration and communication through digital platforms and tools.
2. Incorporate life planning elements into the curriculum, student activities and support systematically and comprehensively, so that students can understand themselves better and unleash their potential.
3. Create a sense of happiness for students through positive education, and promote positive values from different levels such as individuals, school, society, and the country.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school is devoted to building a professional team of teachers to support students with diverse learning needs. Through various high quality professional development activities such as seminars, workshops, school visits, collaborative lesson planning and in-depth student case study, we have successfully fostered a strong culture of self-reflection and striving for excellence. We also encourage teachers to share their good practices with counterparts from other schools. In the past four years, our practices and experience have been shared with nearly 100 schools.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : 1. The school puts a great emphasis on the development of the students' multiple intelligences. To provide a wide variety of Other Learning Experiences (OLE) to students, various art courses are offered such as classes of virtual reality, multimedia production, gardening, drama production and musical instrument classes. The extra-curricular activities are also diverse and plentiful. For example, there are interest classes of balloon art, leather craft making, juggling, handbell, guitar, physical conditioning, chess and cookery. The students can pick a class or more by following their interests.
2. Junior Form students are enrolled into different uniform groups of their own choice (Boy's Brigade, Scouts, Girl Guides & Red Cross). We aim to foster in our students self-discipline, leadership and a sense of responsibility.
Others : In collaboration with other organisations or institutes, we are going to provide Applied Learning courses, including Applied Science, Creative Studies, Media and Communication, Services, etc.
Direct public transportation to School : Buses: 71A, 71B, 71K, 271.
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School Map School Map
  • School Building
    School Building
  • Invited by the Jockey Club, our school jointly organizes the Applied Learning Courses - Tech Basics with Hong Kong Baptist University and an international organization, IBM, whose senior staff provide a Mentorship Programme for our students.
    Invited by the Jockey Club, our school jointly organizes the Applied Learning Courses - Tech Basics with Hong Kong Baptist University and an international organization, IBM, whose senior staff provide a Mentorship Programme for our students.
  • The Home Economics Room has been revamped into “Culinary Academy” with modern kitchenware, allowing students to master culinary skills as well as enjoying the delight of cooking.
    The Home Economics Room has been revamped into “Culinary Academy” with modern kitchenware, allowing students to master culinary skills as well as enjoying the delight of cooking.
  • Highlights of School activities
    Highlights of School activities

Last revision date: 6/12/2021