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St. Paul's Convent School
Address: 140 Leighton Road Causeway Bay
Phone:   25761692    Email:   spcsmail@spcs.edu.hk
Fax:   28828464    Website:   http://www.spcs.edu.hk

School Mission

The school aims at providing an all-round education, based on Christian values, that enhances the quality of life, both spiritually and materially, for our Paulinians so that they can contribute positively to their home, profession and society with charity, conscience, confidence, courage, creativity, competence and commitment.

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School Information School Information
District : Wan Chai
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Sister Margaret Wong
Principal (with Qualifications / Experiences) : Sister Margaret Wong
School Type : DSS
Student Gender : Girls
Area Occupied by the School : About 26000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres
Incorporated Management Committee : Not Applicable
Religion : Roman Catholic
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1854
School Motto : 'Being all things to all people, irrespective of race, religion and social status'. (1Cor.9:22)
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 $25000 -  
S2 $25000 -  
S3 $25000 -  
S4 $27500 -  
S5 $27500 -  
S6 $27500 -  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($): $100  
Student Union / Association Fee ($): -  
Approved Charges for non-standard items (Annual) ($): -  
Other Charges / Fees ($): -  
School Facilities School Facilities
School Facilities: : SPCS is equipped with a rich array of state-of-the-art amenities, including: the Classroom of the Future, 3D Printing Studio, Multi-media Self-learning Centre, Computer-aided Learning Laboratory, Information Technology Learning Centre, Creative Media Laboratory, Campus TV Station, Multi-purpose Room, Careers Corner, Chinese Culture Chamber, Synergy Corner, Micro-Teaching Laboratory, six Science Laboratories, Study Room, Learning and Teaching Center, KLA Special Rooms, “Quality Home” in the Home Management Room, Counselling Room, Dance Studio, Art Room, Music Room, Student Activity Centre, Chinese Medicine Research Lab, Organic Roof Garden, Hydroponic Greenhouse, Sesquicentennial Garden, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool and a newly-built green building, the Smart Oasis, that integrates technology with nature. STEM development Center, Lingzhi Cultivation Site and Chinese Herb Garden are situated in the Smart Oasis. Recently, we installed 85" interactive Promethean whiteboards for all F.1 and F.2 classrooms and some special rooms.
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: : 0
Total number of teachers in the school: : 100
Qualifications and professional training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher Certificate / Diploma in Education : : 94%
Bachelor Degree: : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : : 58%
Special Education Training : : 6%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : : 18%
5-9 years : : 8%
10 years or above : : 74%
2021/2022 Class Structure 2021/2022 Class Structure
    No. of Classes
S1 : 6
S2 : 6
S3 : 6
S4 : 6
S5 : 6
S6 : 6
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, PSHE, Mingyi, Chinese as the Second Language, Japanese, Korean
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, French, Spanish, German, Mathematics, Life and Society, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, Further Mathematics, Accounting, Business, Enhanced IT, Computer Literary, Learning to Learn, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education, BTEC Programmes: Art and Design, Business, Home Cooking Skills, Information Technology, Performing Art: Musical Theatre (Cantonese Opera), Sports
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : All classes use English as the medium of instruction.
Subjects Offered in 2021/2022 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Ethics, Chinese as the Second Language
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, French, Spanish, German, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4), Liberal Studies (S.5 & S.6), Moral & National Education, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Further/Pure Mathematics, Mathematics Module I & II, Business Studies, Accounting, Geography, History, ICT, Ethics & Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education, BTEC & ApL Programmes
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : All classes use English as the medium of instruction.
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese, Chinese History, Putonghua, PSHE, Mingyi, Chinese as the Second Language, Japanese, Korean
English as the medium of instruction : English, Literature in English, French, Spanish, German, Mathematics, Life and Society, Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, Economics, Further Maths, Accounting, Business, Enhanced IT, ICT, Learning to Learn, Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Home Economics, Music, Physical Education, BTEC subjects: Business, Home Cooking Skills, IT and Sport
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : All classes use English as the medium of instruction.
Subjects to be Offered in 2022/2023 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Ethics, Chinese as the Second Language
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Literature in English, French, Spanish, German, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4 & S.5), Liberal Studies (S.6), Moral & National Education, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Further/Pure Mathematics, Mathematics Module I & II, Business Studies, Accounting, Geography, History, ICT, Ethics & Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Physical Education, BTEC & ApL Programmes
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : All classes use English as the medium of instruction.

Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life Secondary One Admission, Orientation Activities & Healthy School Life
Secondary One Admission : SPCS does not participate in the EDB Central Allocation.Form One selection criteria include: 1. Interview performance: 50%; 2. Academic performance: 30%; 3. Non-academic performance and conduct: 20%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Our Form One orientation activities include: Bridging Course, Online Learning Platforms and Form One Orientation Day.
The school supports healthy life. Through building a safe, healthy and environmentally-friendly campus, promoting fitness trainings and organizing learning and teaching activities in the Personal, Social and Health Education lessons, our school encourages students to build up healthy habits, enhances their physical, spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and personal development.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To sustain a diverse and innovative curriculum (IGCSE, IAL, DSE, BTEC, EITP) & assessment that offer multiple pathways to students so as to prepare them for entry into tertiary education either locally or abroad.
2. To uplift the academic ceilings of Paulinians through reading and high-order thinking.
3. To enhance Paulinians’ sense of national identity and law-abiding awareness through a whole-school approach and cross-subject collaboration by implementing National Security Education.
4. To prepare students for the fast-changing technological world through STEM/STEAM.
5. To strengthen the implementation of the school theme by focusing more on the entrepreneurial aspect.
(2) School Management Organisation : The school is managed by the School Management Committee that is accountable to its sponsoring body, the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartes, which in turn is accountable to the Education Bureau. The School Management Committee leads the school through school-based management in which the School Advisory Board offers advice to the Principal who shares her responsibility with the School Leadership Team. Distributed Leadership is practised through different functional groups headed by members of the School Leadership Team.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The School Management Committee provides Mission and Vision of the school and approves the yearly budget and development plan of the school.
(4) School Green Policy : The school aims to maintain a safe and environmentally-friendly teaching and learning atmosphere for all members of the school and strives to enhance students’ and staff’s awareness of the importance in environmental conservation through education. The school has completed the green-roof garden project supported by the Environment and Conservation Fund and was awarded the 5th, 11th & 17th Green School Award as well as the Gold Award in the Youth Energy-saving Award Competition for its unfailing effort in energy conservation. Besides, our school was awarded as one of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Exemplary School by UNESCO HK in 2011 and 2013 respectively. The school was the Champion of the Grand ESD Thematic Award in the 8th Educational for Sustainable Development Learning Programme and it was awarded as the UNESCO China Sustainable Development Education 20 Years Outstanding Team in 2018.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Apart from high proficiency in English, Chinese and Putonghua, our students have the chance to learn a third language, such as French, Spanish and German. Specially designed exchange programmes are organized to provide a first-hand experience while boosting their English, French and Putonghua language skills.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : SPCS is a learning school in a learning world for a learning century. We offer a balanced and broad-based curriculum that forges in our learners a sturdy knowledge-and-skills-oriented foundation. The teachers apply effective pedagogy in teaching. They adopt a needs-specific approach to address the entire range of student abilities. This way, students can proficiently cultivate a broad knowledge base and attain holistic progress. The school provides an alternative curriculum and international assessments to widen students' opportunities to continue their studies. We enjoy the EDB-credited status of being the most effective school in uplifting the academic performance of the students for the past decade.
(3) School-based Curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X. The school offers sixteen electives, ApL courses and two foreign language subjects for the DSE curriculum.
2. Curriculum highlights: SPCS is a forerunner of multiple curriculum - DSE, IGCSE, GCE, IAL, ApL, BTEC. Our school-based curriculum offers unique learning experience opportunities such as Ming Yi, Learning to Learn and a Diversified Interest Programme with over 30 options every Wednesday afternoon. The school received a funding of 5 million dollars from the Office of the Government Chief Information Office (OGCIO) to provide an enhanced IT enrichment programme (EITP) to our F.2 to F.6 students from 2015 to 2023. Furthermore, to promote a global outlook and global citizenship, the school organised many cultural exchange activities for the students including Pearl River Delta Cultural Tour for all F.1 students, Putonghua Immersion Programme in Beijing Language and Culture University for all F.2 students, Brescia Leadership Training Programme for F.3 students, Summer School Programme at Christ Church, Oxford for F.4 students, Music Tour to different parts of Europe, Language Tours to Spain, France and Germany.
(4) Development of the Four Key Tasks : 1. Moral and Civic Education: The school offers Religious Studies, Ethics, Life and Society, Citizenship and Social Development, and Personal Social and Health Education to nurture students’ positive values and attitudes so that they can contribute positively to their home, profession, society, country and the world.
2. Reading to Learn: A "silent reading" session is included in our regular timetable every day. The school joins the Hong Kong Public Library's Reading Scheme, together with the regular book recommendation sessions, book reviews, reading awards and exhibitions in school to instill good reading habits in our students.
3. Project Learning: The school offers subjects like Learning to Learn and Creative Media and introduces Project-based Learning Assessment to enhance students' self-learning and project skills.
4. IT for Interactive Learning: As a Center of Excellence for IT in Education, teachers and students are able to learn more proactively and independently with the support of information technology as well as through online school-based learning platforms.
(5) Life Planning Education : We aim at fostering students' self-understanding, personal planning, goal setting, reflective habits of mind and articulation to progression pathways. We equip students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to make wise choices in accordance with their interests, abilities and orientations; and guide them to integrate their career/academic aspirations with whole-person development and life-long learning.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Different strategies, including split classes, gifted groups, Big Sisters Scheme, Peer Mentoring Programme, e-Learning platforms and support study groups help students with diverse learning needs.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Our School provides equal learning opportunities for all students with different gifts and talents, including diverse learning needs in every aspect. To cater for the diverse needs of students with special educational needs (SEN), the SEN team works closely in collaboration with all stakeholders, including form teachers, subject teachers, parents, and the school's social workers in order to support students adequately and holistically.
(3) Education Support for Non-Chinese Speaking(NCS) Students : Our school provides additional support for NCS students to facilitate their 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; and organising cultural integration activities. In order to deepen our Non-Chinese Speaking Paulinians’ appreciation of the Chinese Language and Culture, we use Putonghua as the medium of instruction for their Chinese Language lessons. This will improve their career prospects in the future.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for Learning and Assessment : Students are assessed on their overall academic performance through different mode of assessment conducted by different subjects. Apart from quizzes and examinations, continuous assessments such as e-learning and thematic project are also used to help students understand their progress.
(5) Fee Remission : Our school offers full school fee remission, 3/4, 1/2 or 1/4 school fee remission. Needy students, including those from families receiving the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and students receiving financial assistance provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) could apply for fee remission.
- Newly admitted students could apply for the school fee remission after 2 week(s) of commencement of the new school year. Application results will be announced within 4 week(s) after submission of applications. The application for Fee Remission is opened throughout the whole academic year.
- Please visit the web-link in our school’s website for details of school fee remission scheme, including the family income limits.
Home-school Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Home-School Co-operation is greatly supported by the Parent-Teacher Association which symbolizes the educational partnership between parents and teachers. The school organizes at least two Parents' Days a year to maintain close contacts between parents and teachers that enhance home-school co-operation.
(2) School Ethos : The school cherishes a simple life style and family-like atmosphere for students to enjoy a happy and motivating learning environment. Students are encouraged to make use of the opportunities for life-long and life-wide learning through various school activities that help to develop their individual interests and potentials.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : This year, our school theme is ‘Smart CITIES (Cradle for Integrating Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability)’ with the sub-themes ‘Healthy Living, Happy Life’ and ‘Gratitude and Hope’. The school provides a diverse and innovative curriculum through STEAM education to offer multiple pathways to students and to prepare them for tertiary education and a fast-changing technological world. Through the cultivation of a good reading habit and high-order thinking skills, the school aims at lifting the academic ceiling of Paulinians. The school will also capitalize on the Belt and Road Initiative to broaden students’ global perspectives and to strengthen their entrepreneurial capacity. Finally, through a whole-school cross-curricular approach to implementing the National Security Education in both the formal and informal curriculum, the school will help students develop a sense of national identity and become law-abiding citizens.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our teachers participate in many international conferences and projects, such as the Microsoft Innovative Teachers’ World Summit, Edmodo International Conference, Habits of Mind (HOM) and mobile learning to equip themselves for future challenges.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, Extra-curricular Activities, Co-curricular Activities, etc.) : The school offers 70 clubs and societies that are under the following categories such as Academic, Religious, Performing Arts, Sports and Services. Besides, students are also encouraged to participate in various joint-school activities, overseas language immersion programmes, community services, local and international conferences and competitions to broaden their horizons and enhance their global awareness.
Others : The school strongly believes that no talented students should be denied admission to SPCS due to financial reasons. Therefore, we implement a Fee Remission Scheme as well as a Financial Support Scheme to assist students with financial needs. Besides, we offer generous scholarship to students who attain outstanding achievements in academic and non-academic areas. It is expected that not less than 30% of students will benefit from the fee remission/scholarship scheme.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus (Causeway Bay), MTR (Tin Hau, Causeway Bay), van, tram.
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  • Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Awards, Gold award
    Greater Bay Area STEM Excellence Awards, Gold award
  • Qianhai Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Youth Innovation and  Entrepreneurship Competition 2020 Champion
    Qianhai Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2020 Champion

Last revision date: 6/12/2021