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De La Salle Secondary School, N.T.
Address: Kam Tsin Village Sheung Shui
Phone:   26700443    Email:
Fax:   26790161    Website:

School Mission

We believe each and every boy and girl in our school is unique and precious. We aim to touch the hearts of our students by loving, respecting, and nurturing them. With our firm commitment to fulfill the Lasallian Spirit of Faith, Zeal, and Community, we seek to provide a high quality human and Christian education to our students so that they can realize their full potential.

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School Information School Information
District : North
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Cheng Tai Man
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Mr. Tso Siu Man Simon ( B.Sc. (Hons), P.C.Ed., M.Ed. (Educational Administration and Management) )
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 13000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : The Director in Hong Kong of St. Joseph's College
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1965
School Motto : Fides et Caritas
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 - $360  
S5 - $360  
S6 - $360  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $30  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): $15  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Quality School Campus Development Fee: $300  
Other Charges / Fees ($): Replacement of student card: $5  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : 1. Classrooms and Facilities: All classrooms, special rooms and the School Hall are fully-equipped with air-conditioning, audio systems, computers, visualizers and projection systems.
2. Sports facilities: Grass Football Pitch, Handball and Basketball Courts, a Fitness Room, an Archery Facility, Badminton Courts and Table-tennis Practice Corner.
3. Special rooms: Library, Study Rooms for senior-level students, English Corner, Social Worker Room, Campus TV Station, Automated Weather Station, 2 Computer Rooms, Music Room, Design and Technology Room, Visual Arts Room and Geographical Exploration Rooms, Integrated Science Laboratory, Physics Laboratory, Chemistry Laboratory and Biology Laboratory, Multi-purpose Room, Student Activities Centre, School Chapel, PTA Room and STEM MakerSpace.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs: : Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet and accessible public information / service counter.
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: : 59
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 97%
Bachelor Degree: : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 47%
Special Education Training : : 37%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 32%
5-9 years : : 3%
10 years or above : : 65%
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, Putonghua, Chinese History, History* (S.1, S.2), Mathematics*, Science*, Computer Literacy*, Visual Arts*, Music*, Physical Education*, Design and Technology* (S.1, S.2), Ethics and Religious Studies*, Life and Society*, Geography (S.3)
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), Chinese History, Geography, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Information and Communication Technology, Combined Science (S.5, S.6), Physical Education, Religious Studies (S.5)
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, Putonghua, Chinese History, History* (S.1, S.2), Mathematics*, Science*, Computer Literacy*, Visual Arts*, Music*, Physical Education*, Design and Technology* (S.1, S.2), Ethics and Religious Studies*, Life and Society*, Geography* (S.3)
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), Chinese History, Geography, Economics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Information and Communication Technology, Combined Science (S.6), Physical Education, Religious Studies (S.5)
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 ).Admission criteria for S1 discretionary places: Interview performance 40%; Academic results 30%; ECA performance 30%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : The S.1 summer induction program provides a series of learning and experiential activities in two phases including English Bridging Course and various interest group activities, Orientation Day and training on school routine and learning skills, etc. We also offer talks on secondary school life and trial lessons to parents of new S.1 students. Through this program, parents can obtain more information and experience of the school life at DLS.
The school promotes a balanced diet with less meat and more vegetables. We seek to enhance the understanding of physical and mental health and promote positive attitude and anti-drug education through activities and programs like P.A.T.H.S., leadership training programs, talks, writing competitions, slogan and comics competitions, sport activities and teacher sharings.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : To boost students' capability and motivate students in their English language learning and usage.
To strengthen interactions in pedagogy to cater for learning diversity.
To strengthen Positive Education for students’ growth with pleasure.
(2) School Management Organisation : With the implementation of school-based management, School Improvement Team and Administration Board are established to allow active participation of more teachers in the process of policymaking. The two Vice Principals supervise the Academic Affairs Section (AAS) and Student Development & Support Committee (SD&SC). Various teams under the AAS take care of and optimize the development of the teaching curriculum and related policies so as to strengthen the effectiveness of student learning. The SD&SC systematically integrates the related executive teams for the provision of suitable support and care programs to the students.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee consists of Lasallian Brother, principal, alumni, teachers, parents and various professionals. It steers the developmental direction of the school and monitor the mechanism of operation for enabling the betterment of school governance.
(4) School Green Policy : 1. Provide waste separation bins to facilitate recycling.
2. Promote environmental conservation by introducing a campaign on reducing the use of plastic. Hosting a variety of activities such as “No Air Con Night” and " Earth Hour”, etc.
3. Promote and encourage students to use reusable tableware and reusable bottle.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1. "Biliterate Trilingualism" is advocated by adopting Chinese as the major medium of instruction with emphases on English and Putonghua.
2. Adopting a program of ‘Extended Learning Activities in English’. English Learning is added in all non-language subjects at junior levels which enriches student exposure to learning English and enhances student motivation.
3. The English Environment Enrichment Program is in place. English Focus Day is held every Wednesday to encourage reading and speaking in English, to provide fun English activities and overseas visits to La Salle Schools of Singapore, Philippines and Australia for authentic English environment, etc. School-based curriculum reform is being conducted. Teachers have developed school-based teaching materials to cater for learner diversity and enhance learning effectiveness.
4. Making use of supplementary resources from, e.g. Project WeCan; Newly-arrived Children Grant; School-based Learning and Support Grant, and Language Fund. The provision of supplementary English learning and after-school classes for different levels especially for junior levels with a focus on catering for learner diversity and enhancing English learning support.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. As English is one of the major concerns of the school, school-based English curriculum for junior levels, co-curricular activities for English enhancement and after-school English learning support scheme have been implemented.
2. Pedagogy of Interactive lessons and IT in education (e.g., using iPad, smart board and VLE online learning platforms) have been developed to enhance learning effectiveness.
3. Nurturing student effective learning habits through lesson preparation, regular revision, note-taking and on-time homework submission.
4. Mid-term assessment with diverse modes is conducted to encourage learner feedback thus enhancing the effectiveness of learning and teaching.
5. A variety of elective subjects offered in senior forms to achieve the goal of "Art in Science and Science in Art".
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Based on student interest and competence, more than 20 combinations of electives can be chosen by senior students to fit for their needs.
2. Curriculum highlights: In junior school, according to student aptitude and needs, school-based curricula have been developed including cross-curricular school-based STEM curriculum (D&T, Computer and Science). Extended Learning Activities in English are conducted in non-language subjects to develop student English capacity. School-based curricula are also continuously being developed in senior forms, for example, Religious Education.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Promotion of Whole-school Reading Campaign: Morning reading periods are conducted. Teachers and students share their reading experiences regularly on Campus TV. Regular sharing meetings on reading are held. Awards for reading are available. Extensive reading schemes, book fairs, writers' talks, teacher-student reading groups and other activities are also held to cultivate a reading atmosphere. 2. Information Technology for Interactive Learning: Wifi covers the whole campus. All classrooms are well set-up with computers, projectors and visualizers. iPads are available for students to be used in everyday lessons. By using collaborative learning strategies, student-centred, enquiry-based and interactive learning through information technology can be enhanced. 3. Project Learning: Project learning skills are nurtured through junior subject Life and Society. Subject-based and inter-disciplinary project learning activities are provided by individual subjects for enhancing enquiry competence. 4. Moral and Civic Education: Student Development and Support Committee formulate the school-based moral and civic education policy. The committee implements the plan through various subjects (Life and Society, Citizenship and Social Development, Ethic & Religious Studies and Chinese History), Moral & Civic Education Team and Guidance Team in order to cultivate seven priority values and attitudes such as perseverance, respect for others, responsibility, national identity, commitment, integrity and care for others.
(5) Life Planning Education : 1. P.A.T.H.S. is the core element of the junior form CLP curriculum. It consists of 12 units, covering different youth developmental needs of social, emotional and moral competencies. The lessons are conducted with reference to aspects of the individual, family, peers, schools and society. In order to establish student learning objectives for the HKDSE can career planning, CLP workshops and career development talks are given to S.2 and S.3 students.
2. A scheme called 'Gear Up' is also provided for senior form students to help them establish goals related to the HKDSE and career development and, to help them maintain morale and the motivation to learn. 'Gear Up' consists of: a) 'Motivation' focusing on goal-setting, including a day camp and meetings. b) 'Study' focusing on establishing good learning habits. c) Career planning. d) 'Leadership Training', focusing on leadership development. It includes workshops, a training camp and volunteering services.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : 1. Streaming of classes or co-teaching is used for core subjects at certain levels, including English, Chinese and Mathematics. 2. Assisted by the School-based Support Services of EDB, support programs have been provided for English Language to improve curriculum design and effectiveness in teaching and tackling student learning diversity. 3. Support for newly-arrived children from the mainland: English and social adaptation programs are provided to facilitate student integration into Hong Kong society. 4. Widening the horizons of students through study tours, e.g. Mainland, Taiwan, Philippines and Macau, etc.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The school implements inclusive education with the Whole School Approach. A Vice-principal leads Inclusive Education Team to plan, implement, review and evaluate the measures catering for students with special education needs. The team members include the Special Education Needs Coordinator, Psychological Counsellor, support teachers (Chinese, English, Mathematics), Social Workers and teaching assistants. In view of the individual differences between the students, the school adopts 3-tier model and makes use of the "Learning Support Grant" to provide students with appropriate and diversified supporting services to increase and enhance their motivation and confidence. The measures include: implementing small group learning for students with learning difficulties, encouraging students to use information technology while doing homework, hiring professional tutors to provide counselling on speech therapy, social skills and life planning for students; implementing the "Good Companion" scheme to encourage students with social difficulties to enhance their ability to express themselves and solve problems. Assemblies are arranged to let students know about people with different difficulties or needs in the society; extra-curriculum activities, such as barista training programme, micro-film production, drone control, board games organized to cultivate students' ability to be more effective, self-confident, communicative and expressive. For students with great learning difficulties, "Individual Education Plan" are regularly formulated and reviewed jointly with students, parents, class teachers and educational psychologist.
(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 : 1. Two uniform tests and two exams are conducted annually. Regular quizzes and diverse modes of assessment are adopted to understand and facilitate learning progress.
2. School provides adaptation scheme of assessments for students with special education needs.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : 1. To strengthen communication between parents and school through messages sent directly through a mobile phone app.; regular school pamphlets - “School Bulletin”; parent-teacher magazines; talks over phone with class teachers and parent days.
2. A variety of activities are held by the parent-teacher association such as handicraft workshops, Cooking workshops, outings and parenting talks.
(2) School Ethos : 1. We provide a caring education by touching student’s hearts and promoting mutual care among students on the basis of Catholic beliefs and the vision of St. John Baptist de La Salle.
2. Simplicity and serious discipline are the school’s ethos. A dual class-teacher system has been adopted to strengthen individual care for students and communication with parents.
3. An award scheme has been established to show appreciation for student good behaviour and to raise their self-confidence.
4. Various activities are held to enhance student responsibility, self-image and self-expectation.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. Enhancing student English standard is one of the school’s major concerns. A school-based curriculum, extra-curricular activities, after-school enhancement classes and IT in education have been implemented to improve student English language.
2. The original library has been expanded and redesigned to provide an excellent learning environment for the students. The new design will be an integrated centre for IT-aided learning, English activities, self-study resources and mini-performances. Developing more learning activities inside and outside classroom will be the focus.
3. The Multi-media Learning Centre has been converted to “MakerSpace” (STEM Learning Centre).
4. More classrooms and Improvement of school facilities are made for further class expansion.
5. Renovate the chapel, increase classrooms, expand the indoor space for activities and improve gardening.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. A series of training workshops in five years based on Brain-based Learning theory is provided for teachers to develop a Brain-based Learning Professional Community.
2. The organization, support and coordination of teacher continuing professional development activities and training.
3. The promotion of school-based class observation activities to develop a professional learning community.
4. A mentoring system has been set up to offer professional support to new teachers.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : Student Union, Catholic Society, Lasallian Youth Movement, Scouts, Hong Kong Red Cross, Junior Police Call, Community Youth Club, Voluntary Services Team, Flag-guards Team, Interact Club, Chinese Club, English Club, Mathematics Club, Science Club, Geography Club, Economics Club, National History Club, Art Club, School Choir, Musical Instruments Class, Percussion Team, De La Salle Folk Song Society, Chinese Calligraphy Society, Dance Group, Chess & Bridge Club, Home Economics Club, Gardening Club, Photographic Society, Reading for Excellence (Reading Club), Debate Team, Drama Club, Maker Group, Dragon Lion Dance Team, Taekwondo Club, P.E. Club and School Teams, Campus TV Student Team, Student Careers Team, Co-curricular Activities Student Team and Moral and Civic Education Student Team, Archery Club, Fencing Club.
Others : Examples of places of local university departments offered by JUPAS in recent years : Education & Science, Engineering (HKU); International Research Enrichment IRE, Science (HKUST); Corporate Management, Business Management, Data Science & Artificial Intelligence (HKMU); China Studies (HKBU); Civil Engineering, Chemical Technology, Hotel Management, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Information Engineering (HKPU),English (CityU) etc.
Examples of prizes of inter-school competitions won in 2018-2021:
70th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival: Thematic Group Speaking: 1st Place
Hands-on Stage Puppetry Competition 2018/2019 Organized by the EDB NET Section: 2nd Place, 3rd Place and Best Puppet Design Award
The Water Rocket Competition Organized by The Hong Kong Aeromodel Association Limited: 1st runner-up (Boy); Champion (Girl)
Music competition (Secondary School) Organized by Joint School Music Association: a variety of Prizes 2018-2021.
Project GEN-Y (Districts) Secondary School Touch Rugby Tournament 2018: 2 Champions.
Apart from helping students to apply for the scholarships and grants provided by various organisations, the school also offers the following scholarships and bursary:
1. DLSAA Scholarships;
2. Bro. Felix Scholarship;
3. Parent-teacher Association Scholarships.
Direct public transportation to School : Buses: 76K
Minibuses: 50A, 50K, 51K
Remarks : "Extended learning activities in English" is provided in most subjects (except Chinese Language, Putonghua and Chinese History) starting from S.1 since 2017/2018. Applied Learning curriculum and "Other Languages curriculum (Japanese and French)" are provided for senior form students. We offer religious education and a variety of learning experiences for the students to enrich their learning experiences.
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Last revision date: 7/01/2022