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明愛馬鞍山中學
Caritas Ma On Shan Secondary School
Address: 2 Kam Ying Road Ma On Shan Shatin
Phone:   26419733    Email:   mail@cmos.edu.hk
Fax:   26435704    Website:   http://www.cmos.edu.hk

School Mission

We aim at providing quality education and whole person development for students. In our School, students explore their potential in an environment where students, with different strengths, can shine and thrive.
We mentor our students, fostering their personal growth to encourage initiative, positive attitudes, individuality and creativity, providing a basis for lifelong learning. Guide them towards the value of Catholicism; and to lead them live with the Caritas ethos.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) : Central & Western, Wan Chai, Eastern, Southern, Yau Tsim Mong, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon City, Wong Tai Sin, Kwun Tong, Kwai Tsing, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, North, Tai Po, Sai Kung, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Mr. Fok Kin Keung Dominic Savio
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Ms. Tso Suet Lin (Bachelor of Arts) (Master of Arts)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 2150 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Caritas - Hong Kong
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1998
School Motto : Be faithful, diligent and stay simple.
Love God and one another.
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $50  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): Non-standard facilities special Fee: $310  
Other Charges / Fees ($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : A boarding section offering 86 subsidized and 12 non-subsidized places is attached to the school to provide boarding services. Other school facilities include Computer Rooms, T&L Rooms, D&T Room, Science Laboratory, English WonderLand, Music Room, Maker Room, GYM Room, Prayer Room, two Basketball Courts, a Volleyball Court, Hall and Library. All classrooms and special rooms are air-conditioned.
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: : 44
Total number of teachers in the school: : 44
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 98%
Bachelor Degree: : 43%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 57%
Special Education Training : : 39%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 11%
5-9 years : : 9%
10 years or above : : 80%
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 : Chinese Language, Mathematics*, Putonghua, Integrated Science*, Life and Society/Integrated Humanities, Computer Literacy, Design and Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Technology and Living*, Chinese History, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Oral, Language Arts
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Maker Programme (Junior form school-based curriculum)
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4), Liberal Studies (S.5, S.6), Information and Communication Technology, Ethics / Religious Education, Ethics and Religious Studies (DSE), Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Chemistry, Biology, Technology and Living, Chinese History, Economics, Mathematics (Extended Part (M2)), Physical Education, Reading Across the Curriculum (S.4)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Oral
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*, Putonghua, Integrated Science*/ Life and Society, Integrated Humanities, Computer Literacy, Design and Technology, Music, Visual Arts, Technology and Living*, Chinese History, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Oral, Language Arts
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Maker Programme (Junior form school-based curriculum)
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4, S.5), Liberal Studies (S.6), Information and Communication Technology, Ethics / Religious Education, Ethics and Religious Studies (DSE), Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, Music, Chemistry, Biology, Technology and living, Chinese History, Economics, Mathematics (Extended Part (M2)), Physical Education, Reading Across the Curriculum (S.4)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, English Oral
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 ).Criteria and weightings for direct admission of secondary 1 students: (1) EDB Rank Order List (10%), (2) internal academic results of students in primary schools (20%), (3) conduct (30%), (4) students’ performance at interview (20%), (5) family support (10%), (6) interests/awards (10%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : To help newly admitted secondary one students familiarise themselves with the learning environment of the school, orientation activities are held in July and August every year. The Boarding Section also organises activities to help new boarders to adapt to living in a new environment.

A "Healthy School Campus Policy" is implemented to heighten students' awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. This is achieved through seminars, whereby students are provided with information on ways to live healthily. Organised talks for parents and collaboration with parents are some of the measures taken to create a healthy school campus. There is a Tuck Shop Management Committee and meetings between the Tuck Shop Management Committee and parents are held regularly to monitor and coordinate the operation of the shop.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Study with diligence, live with passion.
The spirit of Caritas aims at developing students' potential, making them eager to learn, enabling their life to shine, helping them know more about Catholicism and cultivating the ethos of Caritas.
(2) School Management Organisation : The school implements school-based management and has various functional groups. These functional groups, including School Improvement Team, Academic Affairs, Discipline, Guidance, Professional Staff Development, School Promotion, Student Support, Information Technology, Student Activities, Safety Management, Library, General Affairs, Religious Education, as well as Moral and Civic Education, are responsible for the daily operation of the school.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The school’s Incorporated Management Committee was established on 1st August 2014.
(4) School Green Policy : The school emphasises environmental protection by encouraging students to actively get involved in environmental stewardship. Students have been accorded roles as "environmental ambassadors" to train other students in environmental awareness.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Cantonese is used as the medium of instruction for students. One NET is recruited to create more authentic opportunities for students to use English for communication purposes and students are also required to learn Putonghua. To enhance the language proficiency of students, various measures have been introduced; for example, organizing various dynamic English activities through Project WeCan, promoting the reading of English and Chinese books, book recommendations and English enhancement courses. The measures are aimed at helping students to become trilingual.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The School offers a variety of practical courses for students, aiming at boosting their creativity. We strive to fostering qualities and talent to prepare them for success in the 21st century. All aspects ranging from curriculum design to student development programmes are implemented based on this principle. The newly established Maker Programme is considered our best response to that trend.

In order to optimize the benefits of a small class context so as to enhance the effectiveness of learning and teaching, our English, Chinese and Math teaching groups are arranged based on students’ abilities. The school also hires Teaching Assistants to provide classroom support during lessons and tutorials after school. Besides academics, the Boarding Section aims to enhance students’ self-management, social maturity and self-discipline while fostering their whole-person development.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. More than 95% of senior form students are given the first two choices in selecting electives. The rationale is to provide students with the suitable combinations of electives to enable them to develop their full potential and to maximize their chances of admission to university.
2. Curriculum highlights: Integrated Humanities is offered to junior form students to prepare them for the transition to the subject under the Senior Secondary Curriculum. In addition, Secondary Five students can also enroll for applied learning courses.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : Learning to Learn 2+
1. Strengthening values education (including moral and civic education, and Basic Law Education)
2. Reinforcing the learning of Chinese history and Chinese culture
3. Extending 'Reading to Learn' to 'Language across the Curriculum'
4. Promoting STEM education and ITE
5. Fostering an entrepreneurial spirit
6. Diversifying life-wide learning experiences
(5) Life Planning Education : To help students plan for their further studies and careers, we would assist students in identifying their personal interest, strengths and aspirations through a variety of activities such as talks, workshops and visits. When students reach the senior grades, they are expected to maintain a fair balance between studies and life, get well prepared for university application and take charge of their future.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : With the aim of exploring students' potential, our school has joined the Invitational Educational Programme, the aims of which are to provide appropriate support to improve students’ learning, communication and emotional management skills. To enhance teaching and learning effectiveness in the classroom, school-based materials are developed and the school curriculum is adapted in order to suit the ability of students. These measures will maximise the development of students’ potential.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Our school aims at providing a whole school approach to Integrated Education through a wide variety of support measures. These measures aim at helping students, particularly SEN students, to increase and optimize their learning efficiency under a caring and harmonious school environment.
A separate Learning Support Team is specially set up to implement these measures. Team members include a SEN coordinator, teachers from different core subjects, social workers and teaching assistants. To help cater for learning diversity, the team members work closely together to design and organize courses for our students. For example, hiring speech therapy services, arranging meetings with psychologist, hiring teaching assistants and using whole school approach to cater for learner diversity; organizing social skills training classes, Chinese and English reading and writing enhancement courses, focused afterschool tutorial classes and intensive one-on-one tutorials initiated by different subject teachers.
Our school also offers teachers with professional development on catering for students with SEN, such as giving SEN workshops on staff development days. Moreover, education psychologist conducts regular meetings with teachers to discuss and assess various students' cases, then tailor-make individual learning plans for the students, and the effectiveness of the plans will also be reviewed from time to time. Parents are also invited to join the meetings so that they are equipped with the appropriate parental skills to tackle with new challenges while fostering the growth of their kids.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : Three standardised tests or examinations are held in each academic year. Students who are diagnosed with special educational needs are given extra examination time; special arrangements for script reading are also available. To improve the effectiveness of teaching students with special educational needs, school-based teaching materials have been developed. For some cases, teaching assistants provide individual assistance to students with special needs during lessons. The school also provides students with after school support.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The school has a Parent-Teacher Association which aims to foster communication between the former and the latter.
(2) School Ethos : Our students are well-behaved. Teachers and students cooperate to create a friendly atmosphere conducive to learning. In each of the academic years, 2009-2020 inclusive, our school is awarded certificates acknowledging the warm school environment provided on campus. In addition, teachers and students in the school actively participated in voluntary work. As a result, the school was awarded certificates from the Hong Kong Youth Association recognizing our concern for the wider community. Our social workers and guidance team offer timely intervention and support to our students. A sense of national identity is nurtured to promote a sense of cultural belonging and understanding.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : This consists of 2 major areas of concern (2019/2020-2022/2023):
1. Study with diligence: Enhance teaching, learning and assessing to increase teaching effectiveness. (Justice, Truth)
2. Live with passion: Cultivate and reinforcing students' positive values. (Life, Family, Love)
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Three whole day professional training workshops are organised for teachers in each academic year to enhance teaching effectiveness. All teachers in the school have been trained and granted to have basics in Information Technology competency. Teachers with certificates in other areas are as follows: Discipline Training certificate (18%); Guidance Training certificate (11%); Vocational Guidance certificate (11%); First Aid certificate (11%); Training in Coaching (9%); Certificate in Special Education or related courses (39%); Training in using Automated External Defibrillator (9%).
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : The school emphasizes the development of students’ multiple intelligence. Starting from Form 1, students are introduced to one OLE area annually. Students are expected to have sufficient exposure to the five OLE areas when they reach Form five.

As for the extra-curricular activities, various groups and interest classes are organized based on the six areas, which include moral and civic education, aesthetic development, physical development, community service, academics and interests. Students are offered diverse learning experiences to foster their whole-person development. To align with the NSS curriculum reform, the school offers OLE as one of the electives so that our students’ potential can be developed and they can broaden their horizons.
Others : Schoolwide Awards:
Caring School Award for twelve consecutive years (awarded by Hong Kong Christian Service)
Golden Award in “Heart to Heart School Volunteer Service” for sixteen consecutive years
Project Award & Honorary Award in Sustainable Development School Award Programme
The Volunteer Movement Silver Certificate
Wise Net Scheme Award 2020
Labour and Welfare Bureau Social Capital Builder Logo Awards 2020
Golden Award in Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme (HKIRC)
Excellent Award in Happy Green Campaign (HK Electric)
Labour Department Familyfriendly Good Employer Award (The first Good Employer School in Hong Kong)
School Award and Library Director Award in Quality Library Network Award Scheme 2021

Open and Interschools Competition Awards:
2021 73th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival – Champion (Grade 7 Piano Solo)
2021 8th Hong Kong International Youth Performance Arts Festival Final – Champion (Guzheng Solo)
2021 57th Schools Dance Festival – Distinction Awards (Chinese Dance solo and duo)
2021 49th Hong Kong Open Dance Contest – 2 Golds and 4 Silvers (Open Groups)
2021 Elmer Talent Hong Kong Student Dance Competition 2021 Gold Award and Overall Champion (Modern Dance)
2021 Hong Kong Schools Music Award Competition – Champion (Performance GroupGuzheng)
2021 HKCYAA Hong Kong Schools Music Award Competition – Champion (Grade 4 Harp)
2020 Tokyo International Youth Music Competition (Hong Kong Region) – Champion (Piano)
2020 The Hong Kong Arts Competition for Charity – Gold Award (Guzheng), Gold Award (Piano)
2020 View Win Chinese Instrumental Contest – Gold Award (Grade 9 Guzheng)
2020 37th Let’s Dance in Hong Kong Dancing Competition – Champion (Modern Dance)
2020 HKCC Hong Kong Student Competition (Speech and Story Telling) – Gold Award (Putonghua and Cantonese)
2020 8th Hong Kong Youth Performance Arts Festival – Champion (Open groupGuzheng)
2020 Hong Kong Youth Speech Festival – Champion (Recital competition)

Scholarships:
The Rev. Joseph Carra Memorial Education Grant
Law’s Charitable Foundation and the Education Bureau in “Applied Learning Scholarship”
Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes for Senior Secondary School Students (20202021)
Youth Arch Student Improvement Award (20172018) and (20192020)
Future Stars Upward Mobility Scholarship (2020)
WI Cheung Scholarship

Study Tours in recent three years:
2019 Life Planning Excursion to China
2019 Cultural Exchange Tour in China (Hainan Province)
2019 Cultural Exchange Tour in Japan
2019 Shih Chien University Kaohsiung Campus Study Tour in Taiwan
2018 Stem Study Trip in Foshan
2018 NetDragon VR/AR Summer Learning Camp
2018 Cultural Study Trip in Nanjing Hefei
2018 Da Yeh University Experience Trip in Taiwan
2018 Taiwan Cultural Exchange Tour
2018 Life Planning Macau Institute for Tourism Studies Experience Tour
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 87K, 87S, 87D, 85M, 89D, 40X, 86K, 680;
Minibus: 803, 808.
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Last revision date: 6/12/2021