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佛教沈香林紀念中學
Buddhist Sum Heung Lam Memorial College
Address: Estate Secondary School No.1, Tai Hing Estate, Tuen Mun, N.T.
Phone:   24377000    Email:   info@bsc.edu.hk
Fax:   24377099    Website:   http://www.bsc.edu.hk

School Mission

Adopting "Enlighten the Wisdom, Manifest with Compassion" as the school motto, our school is committed to offering students a holistic education based on Buddhist values, nurturing students’ moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual virtues in a balanced way. Hence, students will develop self-respect, responsibility, a positive outlook on life, as well as develop their potential, apply their knowledge, advance with time, serve society and contribute to the country.

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School Information School Information
District : Tuen Mun
Other District(s) : Yuen Long, Islands
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ven. Sik Hin Hung
Principal (with qualifications / experiences) : Miss Fung Shun Ning, Brenda (B.A., M.A, PGDE)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 5000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Hong Kong Buddhist Association
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Percentage of School Supervisor and Managers Fulfilling the Training Targets : Not Applicable
Religion : Buddhism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1978
School Motto : Enlighten the Wisdom, Manifest with Compassion
Parent-Teacher Association : Yes
Student Union / Association : Yes
Past Students’ Association / School Alumni Association : Yes
Chargeable Fees (2023/2024) Chargeable Fees (2023/2024)
  School Fee ($) Tong Fai ($)  
S1 - -  
S2 - -  
S3 - -  
S4 - $340  
S5 - $340  
S6 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($) $30  
Student Union / Association Fee ($) $20  
Approved Charges for Non-standard Items (Annual)($) $450  
Other Charges / Fees ($) -  
School Facilities School Facilities
Number of Classroom(s) : 25
School Facilities : The School is equipped with ample facilities such as the School Hall, English Activity Room, Science Laboratories, Multimedia Learning Centre, Library, Geography Room cum Student Activity Room, Design & Technology Room, Visual Art Room, Music Room, Meditation Room, Home Economics Room, Student Union Room, PTA Room, Campus TV Studio, two basketball courts, a volleyball court, covered playgrounds, Study Area and so on.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs : Audio to text hardware and software.
Teaching Staff Information (including School Head) in the 2023/2024 School Year Teaching Staff Information (including School Head) in the 2023/2024 School Year
Number of Teaching Posts in the Approved Establishment : 47
Total Number of Teachers in the School : 54
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher's Certificate / Diploma in Education : 88%
Bachelor Degree : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 53%
Special Education Training : 46%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : 27%
5-9 years : 10%
10 years or above : 63%
2023/2024 Class Structure 2023/2024 Class Structure
    Number of classes
S1 : 3
S2 : 3
S3 : 3
S4 : 3
S5 : 3
S6 : 3
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in the 2023/2024 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : S.1 to S.3: Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics, Science*, Chinese History, Life And Society, Design and Technology, Home Economics*, Music*, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Buddhist Moral Values Education, Computer Literacy; S.1 to S.2: Learning for Good; S.3: History, Geography, Business, Business Service
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 the 2023/2024 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development, Chemistry, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Geography, Chinese History (S.4), History (S.5 & S.6), Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Buddhist Moral Values Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum :

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Subjects to be Offered in the 2024/2025 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : S.1 to S.3: Chinese Language, Putonghua, Mathematics, Science*, Chinese History, Design and Technology, Home Economics*, Music*, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Buddhist Moral Values Education, Computer Literacy; S.1 to S.2: Learning for Good; S.3: History, Geography, Business, Business Service
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 the 2024/2025 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development, Chemistry, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Geography, Chinese History (S.4 & S.5), History (S.6), Economics, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Buddhist Moral Values Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum :

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*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 2024 ).Academic performance 40%, Interview performance 30%, Conduct 20%, Other learning experiences and awards 10%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Orientation Activities: Week-long S.1 orientation activities are held in Mid-July. Teachers and current students share their knowledge with parents and newly enrolled students so that they can understand school policy, support measures for students' growth and the practice of self-regulated learning.
Secondary One Adaptation Programme is held during summer holiday. The programme consists of meditation experience, team building training, self-regulated learning skill training, class building activities and so on, aiming to help S.1 students adapt to their new school life.
Healthy life: Through the curricula in all subjects, personal growth lessons, talks, workshops and visits, the School aims to promote health, drug and sex education to raise students' awareness of healthy living.
The School constantly monitors the quality of food and lunch boxes available from the tuck shop to ensure students are provided with a balanced diet while raising students' awareness of healthy diet.
The School also holds regular inspections of the campus to prevent mosquito breeding and reduce the chance of outbreaks of infectious diseases.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To cultivate good learning habits, self-study ability and learning skills.
2. To construct a healthy and caring school campus which nurtures students to be responsible and accountable citizens.
(2) School Management Organisation : Implementing school-based management and student-centred principle, the IMC designates the Principal to lead 3 major departments and 9 committees for all school affairs. An Executive Committee is set up for the discussion of school policies. Each committee is in charge of different affairs. Furthermore, 8 Key Learning Areas direct 20 subjects through learning circles to develop subject plans that align with school development goals, and seek continuous improvement through regular evaluations.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The IMC is comprised of representatives from the sponsoring body, independent directors, supervisors, the principal, parents, teachers and alumni.
(4) School Green Policy : We hold morning assembly, sharing, talks, exhibitions and visits to enhance students' awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : 1. Signs and slogans in Chinese and English are posted around school campus, Chinese and English departments provide online learning platforms, English Corner, English morning assemblies and morning reading are organized for students to experience various activities.
2. To motivate students to read extensively, both Chinese and English language departments organize various co-curricular activities that extend their learning experience beyond the classroom. For example, Chinese Department organizes storytelling competitions, cultural quiz competitions, debate contests, cultural studies, seminars solo verse competitions, emcee training courses, interviews, inquiry studies on authors and so on.
3. To implement the fine-tuning of MOI policy, Science subject conducts extended learning activities in English to provide students with more exposure to English.
4. Some lessons are conducted by both local English teachers and the Native-speaking English teacher to enhance the interaction in English lessons and take better care of the needs of different students.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The School provides an education which emphasizes spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, communal and aesthetic development among students. Nurturing students with the ability to learn and to become citizens with good qualities, inspiring students and fostering them with a positive attitude towards learning are the beliefs the School embraces. 1. The School stresses foundation consolidation and implements self-regulated learning from F.1 to develop students' generic skills. Learning for Good is added to F.1 and F.2 syllabi to highlight the importance of serving the community while studying. 2. Chinese, English and Maths lessons in junior forms are split into 4 ability groups to give better care and cater for learner diversity. 3. Every subject has subject-based reward schemes, enhancement and remedial measures, note-taking strategies and study strategies to enhance students' learning effectiveness. 4. Core subjects including Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics and Liberal Studies organise after-school enhancement and remedial classes to provide high achievers with extra training and weaker students with academic support. 5. The School has set up a "Senior Form Elite Training Programme" under the School-based Learning and Support Programmes and the Elite Student Project offered by EDB and other institutions. 6. The School utilises a variety of e-learning tools, platforms and pedagogies to facilitate self-regulated learning and enhance students' IT literacy and learning effectiveness.
(3) School-based curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. Ten HKDSE electives are available for BSC students. Each student is eligible to choose two subjects and they can also enroll for applied learning courses according to their abilities and interests.
2. Curriculum highlights: A. To cater for students' diverse interests, aptitude, abilities and needs, the School offers senior form students applied learning courses and a Japanese language course. B. To enrich students' learning experience, the School integrates Physical Education and Buddhist Moral Values Education into the curriculum and organises activities, field trips, projects, services, visits, interviews, overseas trips and religious activities. C. To consolidate and enhance students' foundation on core subjects, the School holds Elite and Booster courses for F.5 and F.6 students.
(4) Major Renewed Emphases in the School Curriculum : 1. Project learning: a co-creation and co-learning course is offered in junior high school. Teachers and students explore community difficulties or problems in daily life through the form of project learning, which assists students in shaping the cognition and meta-cognition of learning in a systematic way so as to enhance the initiative of individual learning, thereby boosting students' independent learning ability and generic ability. 2. The School has launched BYOD Programme in a gradual and orderly manner. The programme, which is extended to the whole-school approach in 2020, further puts student-centred learning into practice. 3. Reading to learn: The School emphasizes cultivating students' reading interest and skills. The School Library launches morning reading sessions, book sharing, book recommendation, reading stars programme, award scheme, book fairs and so on. Pump-up Station in school library offers students diverse learning resources. Departments of all subjects devise subject-based reading strategies. 4. Moral education and civic education: through Buddhist education activities, students can experience the spirit of self-interest, and they can thus understand the importance of being a decent and compassionate person who cares for the public, learns to reflect on the relationship between the natural environment and oneself and society in order to construct and consolidate their local, national, and global citizen identity and explore the direction of sustainable social development.
(5) Life Planning Education : 1. Through Buddhism education and life planning education, students can understand the value and meaning of life. They can experience the spirit of self-interest, understand their own abilities and limitations so as to strengthen their sense of control over learning and growth. 2. The School sets up school-based Career and Life Planning lessons for junior forms to help them understand themselves thoroughly and set their goals early in their school careers. 3. The School offers individual and group counselling for S.3 and S.6 students to develop their own perspective so as to enlighten them to shape their future. 4. The School invites alumni to share their work experiences so that students can obtain first-hand workplace information. 5. The School works closely with non-governmental organizations, providing tailor-made and diversified career-oriented courses and workplace experiences. 6. The School organizes visits to tertiary institutions and study tours to Mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore to help students plan their future pathways. 7. The School has joined the project CLAP funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to foster career and life development (CLD).
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : 1. The school attaches importance to class management. With the system of ‘dual class teachers’ in most classes, students are guided to be respectful, considerate and cooperative so as to build the common good. Our teachers are united through collaboration and professional development. 2. To build up an inclusive culture, various competitions such as inter-class competitions, inter-house competitions, sports day and class board decorations are organized.
3. Based on the school context, our Inclusive Education Team coordinated by the Special Education Need (SEN) Coordinator establishes our SEN policy.
Through close collaboration among the SEN coordinator, the educational psychologist, social workers and teachers, students with special educational needs are offered an optimum learning environment.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : A student Support Team has been formed to assist students with SEN. Members include the Special Education Need Coordinator, Educational Psychologist, our school’s speech therapist and social workers, Inclusive Education Teaching Assistants. They will provide assistance to the students under the principles of Whole-school approach and Catering for learners’ diversity. Individual meetings, group trainings, external activity experience and curriculum adjustment are provided to cultivate learning motivation, capability and a sense of learning efficacy of students.
(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; appointing additional teacher(s)/teaching assistant(s) to support NCS students’ learning of Chinese; developing school-based Chinese Language curriculum and/or adapting learning and teaching materials; and organising activities to create an inclusive learning environment in the school.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for learning and assessment : With reference to the nature of subjects and learning ability of students, the School devises diversified tailor-made assignments and assessment tasks. The average marks of continuous assessment are taken into account in the examinations. Examinations and Parents’ Day are respectively held twice a year. Detailed student reports are provided to inform parents of the learning progress of their children promptly.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Class teachers contact parents on a regular basis so that they understand the school life of their children. Our Parent-Teacher Association organizes multifarious activities including parents' talks, workshops, interest groups and thank-teachers activities every year, aiming at fostering parent-child relationship and school-family cooperation. The captioned activities are conductive to better communication between teachers, parents and students while encouraging positive personal development in our students. Also, our school encourages parents to keep abreast of the times and social changes and foster a life-long habit of learning.
(2) School Ethos : Adopting "Enlighten the Wisdom, Manifest with Compassion" as the school motto, our school is committed to offering students a holistic education based on Buddhist values, nurturing students’ moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual virtues in a balanced way. Hence, students will develop self-respect, responsibility, a positive outlook on life, as well as develop their potential, apply their knowledge, advance with time, serve society and contribute to the country.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. To enhance the motivation and learning ability of students as well as catering the learning diversity. 2. To tackle the mindset of 'self-limiting' by boosting the self-confidence of students and encouraging them to cherish the moment. Students are guided to be responsible, benevolent and loving. 3. By cultivating the Buddhist spirit, students will care for the community and learn to serve other people. Teachers and students will build up a rigorous and caring school culture. 4. To enrich the collaboration of teachers and strengthen their unity by professional development. 5. To promote parent education actively and encourage parents to practise lifelong learning.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : 1. Teacher professional development guidelines are established to comply with EDB's Professional Ladder for Teacher policy and requirement of school development.
2. At least four teacher professional development periods and four teaching professional development days are organized annually to carry out professional studies on specific modules.
3. Besides establishing administrative committee and Key Learning Area (KLA) as coordination units, regular meetings and Common Lesson Preparation periods are held to foster experience sharing and professional exchange between administrative committees and subject departments.
4. In order to strengthen teacher professional development, subject-based teacher professional training and development plans are formulated annually by each subject department. Committee members are encouraged to pursue further studies and carry out professional sharing. The professional development team also systematically arranges subject departments to participate in the school-based collaboration schemes organized by the EDB and various tertiary institutions.
5. To promote trust and mutual understanding in the team, day camps and team-building activities with collaborative tasks are organized. Middle management is thus strengthened as well.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, etc.) : 1. Through the collaboration of different subjects and departments on value education, students’ perseverance and sense of gratitude are strengthened, which facilitates an environmentally-friendly school campus and a healthy lifestyle.
2. To develop their perseverance, students are encouraged to take part in various co-curricular and experiential learning activities. Students' learning outcomes are displayed to boost their leadership and self-confidence.
3. Through the experiences of serving others, students learn the spirit of self-improvement. Students are equipped to be leaders by continuous leadership training programmes.
4. Through the organization of inter-house activities, students are guided to do self-reflection and seek self-improvement.
Others : 1. Professional Network: We have become a Microsoft AI 4 Good School, as well as a partner school with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong and the Jockey Club AI Community Innovation Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Through Project WeCan, we have received funding of over one million dollars to provide students with entrepreneurial and workplace internship opportunities, language training courses, and creative arts activities. The teachers of our school are professional trainers for the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. They serve as instructors for various courses in the Education Bureau's teacher training calendar, including the first education course that incorporates the metaverse (Web3.0) and a middle-level management course for STEM field teachers.
2. Academic Development: In recent years, students' academic performance has shown significant improvement, with an increasing number of students enrolling in university degree programs. Among them, Chow Chong Hang achieved a score of 29, Wu Sin Yi achieved a score of 27, and Mak Tsz Ho achieved a score of 25. Our school has achieved multiple first, second, and third places in the Chinese, English, and Putonghua divisions at the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival.
3. Outstanding Students: Several of our school's students have been elected as Tuen Mun District Outstanding Students.
4. Innovative Education (Universal Education): As a Microsoft AI 4 Good School, we have introduced artificial intelligence courses to promote innovative education. We are also a network school under the University of Hong Kong's Quality Education Fund "Thematic Network Program." Through collaboration, we have developed interdisciplinary curriculum and shared our curriculum development experience at the Education Bureau's Good Practice Sharing Seminar on Promoting STEM Education in Secondary Schools, winning the "Outstanding International Electronic Teaching Award (Secondary School Category)" and the gold award in the "Electronic Teaching Application" and "STEM and Computational Thinking Education" categories.
5. Innovative Education (Gifted Education): Guided by our school's values of self-awareness and self-improvement, we have established the BSC STEMLAB and a school-based "Learning For Good" school-based curriculum. We encourage students to develop empathy and awareness of others' limitations, and through curriculum and competitions, we focus on problem-solving using innovative technology to address real-life issues. Our students have participated in various local and national competitions and have achieved numerous awards, including:
Silver Award in the Junior High School category at the China Friendship and Peace Development Foundation Global Invention Convention China (Final)
Bronze Award in the high school category at China Invention Association Song Ching Ling Award for Children’s Invention
The Champion in the Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Education Alliance and Sun Hung Kai Properties New Reading Festival 4th Future Engineer Competition
6. Sports Development: Our school has achieved various sports achievements, including the championship in the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation Tuen Mun District Secondary Schools Girls Division B Shot Put, the gold medals in the Tuen Mun District Inter-School Swimming Competition Boys Division A 200m and 100m Freestyle, the overall championship in the 29th Hong Kong Buddhist Secondary School Joint Sports Competition Boys Division B. We also achieved the third place at the U15 Boys Junior Division in the Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation Tuen Mun District Inter-School Volleyball Competition.
7. Music and Art Development: We offer English musicals, choir training, and ensemble training to provide students with comprehensive opportunities for artistic development and performance platforms. Our achievements include the gold award in the Kangaroo Cup Dance Competition 2023 Modern Jazz (15 years and above category), the silver award in the Secondary School Choral Group, the silver award in the Secondary School Woodwind Music - Flute Solo Junior Group.
8. Diverse Scholarships: Our school has established over ten scholarships to encourage students to continue their progress and development. Students have been awarded the Wing Yee Scholarship, the Ven Siu Kun Charity Fund Scholarship and Future Stars - Upward Mobility Scholarship, etc.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus route numbers: 66M, 66X; LRT route numbers: 610, 507.
Remarks : Applied Learning courses (Mode 1) available to senior form students are as follows:
Western Cuisine; Korean Language and Culture; Children Care and Education; Film and Transmedia; Digital Comic Design and Production; Vocational English.
Applied Learning courses (Mode 2) available to senior form students: Vocational English Programme.
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Last revision date: 5/12/2023