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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, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Yuen Long, North, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Fr. Lam Chung Wai Simon
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Mr. Shum Ming Fai Sammy (BSc (CUHK) ; PCEd (HKU) ; MSc (HKU))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Boys
Area Occupied by the School : About 12800 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Salesians of Don Bosco
Incorporated Management Committee : 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 (2021/2022) Chargeable Fees (2021/2022)
  School Fee ($) Tong Fai ($)  
S1 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - $310  
S5 - $310  
S6 - $310  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $50  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): $25  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): $30 Student handbook and student ID card  
Other Charges / Fees ($): 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, Design and Technology Rooms, Electricity and Electronics Rooms, Graphical Communication Room, Multimedia Learning Centre, Laboratories, Library, Music Room, Studio, Multi-Purpose Centre, Fitness Room, Football Field, Basketball Court, Youth Centre, Dormitory.
All rooms are air-conditioned, connected with "Wireless" projection equipment Apple TV and Optical Fiber to the Classroom (FTTC). It provides a stable and high-speed network for teachers and students. The wireless teaching environment increase the interaction between the teachers and students, thus improve learning effectiveness.
The new fitness room, studio, enhanced multi-purpose centre, as well as to be re-constructed library and a new robot training base to be built in the next academic year, provide more opportunities for students to gain more variety learning experience.
Through the e-learning and balance the needs of students' physical and mental development, 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.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : 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: : 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%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 26%
5-9 years : : 4%
10 years or above : : 70%
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 : Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics (S.1)*, Integrated Humanities, Chinese History, Integrated Science*, Design and Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Music (S.2 & S.3), Visual Arts, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : S.2 and S.3 Mathematics*
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4), Liberal Studies (S.5, S.6), Geography, Chemistry (S.4), Biology (S.4), Integrated Science (S.5, S.6), Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry) (S.5, S.6), Common Elective (S.4), 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
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics, Physics
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 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 and Information Technology, Music (S.2 & S.3), Visual Arts, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : S.2 and S.3 Mathematics*
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Religious Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Chinese Language, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4, S.5), Liberal Studies (S.6), Geography, Chemistry (S.4, S.5), Biology (S.4, S.5), Integrated Science (S.6), Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry) (S.6), Common Elective (S.4, S.5), 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
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : 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 2022 ).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. To enhance value education on the basis of core Catholic values; 2. Enhancing STREAM education.
(2) School Management Organisation : IMC is the supervisory body and the School Executive Committee is the top administrative body of the school, overseeing 12 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 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 29 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 : 1. To enhance value education on the basis of core Catholic values.
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 provide various opportunities where students can better understand core Catholic values. Besides, a reward scheme Good People, Good Deeds is implemented to instill in students' proper values.
2. Enhancing 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. In recent years, we have incorporated computer programming in the F.3 STREAM cross curricula programme so as to let students learn about programming. Not only are students encouraged to take part in different competitions, we have also launched a programme Stream: Big Brother in which senior form students will mentor lower form students and help them prepare for interschool competitions. Mentoring is mutually beneficial to both the mentors and the mentees and helps to create a more conducive learning atmosphere.
(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): Chinese Club, Reading Group, Debate Team, Creative Writing, Mathematics Club, Reading & Writing Workshop, Chinese History VR, Drone Club, Video Production Group (Bosco Club), Board Games Club, Chess Club (Bosco Club), Young Scientists, Design and Applied Technology Study Group, STREAM Pioneer Team (Bosco Club), ATS Robot Club, Science and Technology Club, Odyssey of the Mind Competition Training, Computer Society, Maker Club, Chinese History VR.
2. Moral and Civic Education (character formation): Catholic Association, Catechumen Class, Prefect Team, Student Librarian, Peer Buddies, Environmental Protection Club (Bosco Club) .
3. Community Service: Red Cross Youth Team, Sea Scout, CYNAS, Salesian L’Oratorio.
4. Physical and Aesthetic Development: Basketball Team, Football Team, Badminton Team, Volleyball Team, Fitness club (Bosco Club), Football Club (Bosco Club), Basketball club (Bosco Club), Table Tennis Club (Bosco Club), Squash Club, Boxing Club, ,ATS Taekwondo Club, ATS Mr. Vaudeville (Bosco Club), Magic Club, ATS Shooting Club, Model Making Club, Arts Club, ATS Drama Club, Gardening Club (Bosco Club), Leathercraft Club, Audio-visual Team, Guitar 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 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:
Caring School:
- Special Award for Most Nurturing Environment in Student of the Year 2020/21 held by South China Morning Post;
- Caring School Award held by Hong Kong Christian Service.
For Academics:
- 2020 Hong Kong Island Outstanding Students Award (Southern District) held by Hong Kong Island School Heads Association;
- Proficiency and Merit in Solo Verse Speaking in 72nd Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival;
- Silver and Bronze in Hong Kong International Mathematical Olympiad Heat Round 2021 Hong Kong Region);
- Merit in Online Reading Scheme held by Academy of Chinese Studies.
For Stream (STEM Ed):
- 2 Silvers & 4 Bronzes in the BottleSumo Competition and RooParade Competition at ROBOFEST Competition (HK Region) 2021 held by HKSTP x HKIE;
- Champion in CityU EE Summer School Programme and Competition held by City University of Hong Kong;
- Top 8 in Robomaster 2020 (Hong Kong Region) held by Shenzhen DJI Technology Co., Ltd.;
- 1st Runner-up in Problem 1 Division 3 & 1st Runner-up in Problem 5 Division 2 at Odyssey of the Mind Hong Kong Regional Tournament Team;
- 1st Runner-up in Climate Ready @ HK 2020-2021 held by CLP X HKIE;
- Best Teamwork Award in the HKHS Gerontech Competition 2020/21 held by Hong Kong Housing Society;
- 1st Runner-up in Unmanned Aircraft Systems & 1st Runner-up & 2nd Runner-up in METOMICS Cross-strait Four Regions STEM Smart Car Competition (Hong Kong Region) held by HKEDA;
- 2nd Runner-up in the Universal Robotics Challenge 2021 (Hong Kong Region) held by the City University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong Association for Computer Education;
- Best Artistic Design Award in the Mini-Robocon 2021 Hong Kong held by the HKSTP & HKIE;
- 2nd Class Awards & Best Craftsmanship Award in the Fun Science Competition 2021 held by Hong Kong Science Museum
Others:
- Champion and 1st Runner-up in the Creative Photo Contest 2021 ‘School Corner’ held by Creative Education Management Limited.
- Best Teamwork Award in the 4th Belt and Road Teenager Maker Camp & Teacher Workshop held by China Association for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology of the P.R. China, Chongqing Municipal People’s Government
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 responsibility, and to foster students’ communication, self-management and interpersonal skills.
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  • School Campus
    School Campus
  • Open Day of 85th School Anniversary
    Open Day of 85th School Anniversary
  • Most Nurturing Environment Award in the Student of Year 2021
    Most Nurturing Environment Award in the Student of Year 2021
  • Varied Learning Experiences : Our curriculum seamlessly blends innovative technology and practical skills and enhances students
    Varied Learning Experiences : Our curriculum seamlessly blends innovative technology and practical skills and enhances students' multi capability skills

Last revision date: 6/12/2021