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瑪利諾神父教會學校
Maryknoll Fathers' School
Address: 2 To Yuen Street Sham Shui Po
Phone:   27775117    Email:   mail@mfs.edu.hk
Fax:   27785871    Website:   http://www.mfs.edu.hk

School Mission

The school adopts a Whole School Approach to promote the holistic development of our students in accordance with Christian values. We aim at nurturing students' moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetical and spiritual growth and development.

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School Information School Information
District : Sham Shui Po
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ms. Agnes Garman Yeh
Principal (with qualifications / experiences) : Ms. Sung Hoi Yan (BSc, M.Ed, Professional Diploma in Counselling)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 6039 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : The Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Percentage of School Supervisor and Managers Fulfilling the Training Targets : Not Applicable
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1957
School Motto : Truth and Loyalty
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($) $60  
Student Union / Association Fee ($) -  
Approved Charges for Non-standard Items (Annual)($) -  
Other Charges / Fees ($) -  
School Facilities School Facilities
Number of Classroom(s) : 24
School Facilities : The school facilities include: a school hall, a prayer room, 24 classrooms, 8 small group teaching rooms, a multimedia language laboratory, a computer room, STREAM LAB, Spiritual corner, a Physics laboratory, a Chemistry laboratory, a Biology laboratory, 2 IT Team workshops, a Visual Arts room, 2 Integrated Science laboratories, a Geography room, 2 music rooms, a library, a study room, a student activity centre, a campus TV room, an English corner, a reading café, a debate hall, a dark room, a dance room, a Student Union and House room, 2 basketball courts, a football pitch, a physical fitness room, a counselling room, 2 social worker rooms, a conference room, an interview room, a PTA room, a tuck shop, a medical room, a green area and a recreational area. Solar heating water system was installed for the changing rooms. Drinking fountains are provided.
The school campus has installed an optical fibre network in all teaching facilities. The school campus is covered by Wi-Fi and digital public address system and campus TV. The construction of STREAM room will be completed this year.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs : Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet, tactile guide path and accessible public information / service counter.
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 : 54
Total Number of Teachers in the School : 56
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher's Certificate / Diploma in Education : 89%
Bachelor Degree : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 39%
Special Education Training : 40%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : 68%
5-9 years : 11%
10 years or above : 21%
2023/2024 Class Structure 2023/2024 Class Structure
    Number of classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 4
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 4
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in the 2023/2024 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Science Research
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Integrated Humanities (S.2-S.3), Integrated Science (S.1-S.2), Elementary Business Management (S.3), History (S.1)
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics*, Computer Literacy*, Music (S.1-S.2)*, Integrated Science (S.3)*, Citizenship, Economics and Society (S.1), Geography (S.1)
Subjects Offered in the 2023/2024 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Applied Technology, Applied Learning (S.5-S.6)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Core and M2), Economics, Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Citizenship and Social Development, Japanese, French, Korean, Spanish
Subjects to be Offered in the 2024/2025 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Science Research
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Integrated Humanities (S.3), Integrated Science (S.1-S.3), History (S.1-S.2)
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Mathematics*, Computer Literacy*, Music (S.1-S.2)*, Elementary Business Management (S.3)*, Citizenship, Economics and Society (S.1-S.2)*
Subjects to be Offered in the 2024/2025 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Ethics / Religious Education, Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, Design and Applied Technology, Applied Learning (S.5-S.6)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Core and M2), Economics, Geography, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Citizenship and Social Development, Japanese, French, Korean, Spanish

*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 ).Criteria for admission via Discretionary Places: Interview (25%); Academic performance (25%); Extra-curricular activities and conduct (25%); EDB rank order (25%).
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : Workshops on school policies and operation are held for F.1 parents after new student registration in July.
Bridging Programme, Orientation Day and Orientation Workshop are organised for new students to help them adapt to new school life. To foster students’ sense of belonging to the school and to encourage eating regular wholesome meals, F.1 and F.2 students are required to stay at school for lunch. Students may bring packed lunch or order lunch boxes from the school’s caterer.
Students have a variety of extra-curricular activities to participate in at lunch break.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : Major Concerns for 2021-2024:
1. Equip students to be proactive and self-reflective learners to cope with the needs required of the changing learning mode of society.
2. Strengthen students’ sense of responsibility and abilities with building a healthy and peaceful family and society in accordance with Catholic values.
(2) School Management Organisation : Special committees are set up to formulate and implement plans and policies for the school’s development, teaching and learning development, finance, information technology, extra-curricular activities, spiritual development, discipline, student guidance and counselling, learning enhancement and liaison with parents.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : MS. AGNES GARMAN YEH, MS. SUNG HOI YAN, MS. YEUNG MEI HAY MAY, MR. TAM MAN KEI, MS. HO NGA YI FIONA, MS. WONG SHUI YUNG PHYLLIS, MS. LIU PUI SHAN, MR. LO WAI MAN, MS. CHENG YUK CHING, MS. WONG HIU CHONG, MR. LEUNG KA MING, MR. LIU HOK HIM AARON, MR.SHAO KWOK KEUNG
(4) School Green Policy : The school has incorporated a variety of measures to promote the 3R's. They include: installation of a solar power renewable energy system, solar-powered water heaters, collection of recyclable rubbish, collection and recycling of used paper, recycling of used school uniforms, campus gardening and energy-saving campaigns.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : The school places great emphasis on enhancing students' English proficiency. Junior form students are divided according to their competence into small groups for English lessons. Use of English is integrated across the curriculum to encourage its usage for all subjects and in all occasions. Activities such as drama and role play are held at the English Zone, an area decorated to provide an environment conducive to practicing and learning English.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : The school emphasizes moral development and values education. It makes good use of information technology, and remedial tutorial classes and enrichment courses to cater to students' diverse learning needs.
(3) School-based curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X and 4X.
Please refer to school homepage (http://mfs1.edu.hk/nss.php).
2. Curriculum highlights: To cater for students' diverse abilities and needs, school-based curricula are developed for a number of subjects. F.1 and F.2 students are streamed into different sets and to be taught according to their English competency. Gifted education programmes are provided to talented students. Extracurricular Science research projects are promoted to provide students with opportunities to develop and explore their potentials.
(4) Major Renewed Emphases in the School Curriculum : 1. Students set goals and make plans for themselves and make good use of self-regulated learning skills, especially self-reflection and awareness, to improve their academic performance.
2. Broaden students’ learning exposure through extended reading.
3. By establishing a supportive and caring school environment, nurture students’ appreciation of Catholic values and inculcate in them positive values towards life, the school and the community.
4. Foster students’ leadership and readiness to serve family and society.

(5) Life Planning Education : The Life Planning Education and Career Guidance Team assists students to understand their own interests, abilities and career development pathways to plan their studies and career development. Representatives from different professions are regularly invited to share their experiences. The team has developed a programme to progressively guide students on life planning:
1. F.1 “Knowing Oneself” and F.2 “Different Occupations and Discovering One’s Potential”: Embark on life planning through Class Teacher Periods and Other Learning Experience (OLE) Lessons.
2. F.3 “Subject Selection in NSS”, F.4 “Facing the Future, Know more about one self” and F.5 “Multiple Learning Pathways, Work Experience”: Work with external life planning organizations to conduct talks and workshops to enable students to establish self-orientation.
3. F.6 “Flying High”: Work with external life planning organizations to conduct talks and mock interview workshops; invite alumni to share their experiences on subject selection, and conduct individual consultation for F.6 students.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Our school strives to cater for learner diversity through providing appropriate learning materials and experiences to students. For example, students in junior forms are divided into small groups based on their English proficiency, so that we can take care of individual learning needs and raise their learning effectiveness.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The school is well disposed to and implements all necessary measures to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in accordance with EDB’s 3-Tier Support Model and the Whole School Approach (WSA).
The school is committed to develop an inclusive culture to support students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). The Special Education Needs Unit has been formed.
The school has recruited a teaching assistant to take care of students with Special Educational Needs and purchased professional services (e.g. social skills training and study skills training).
The school also provides professional services (e.g. social skills, speech therapy and training for attention enhancement) , special examination arrangements and Individual Education Plan (IEP) for students in need.
The school provides school-based speech therapist to help improve students’ speech abilities.
(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; 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 activities to create an inclusive learning environment in the school.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for learning and assessment : Student assignments are designed with clear learning goals, features and rationale. The tasks, ranging from individual work to peer collaboration, enable meaningful learning in the process and development of problem solving skills. Homework policy is clear and explicit, with the quantity well regulated. Classroom assessments are used to facilitate effective teaching and learning. Examinations are held in December and June, and form-tests are held in March.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The Parent Teacher Association plays a significant role in enhancing communication between parents and the school. It organizes events such as school anniversary dinners, outings, interest groups, academic talks, and community services to cater for diverse interests of the group. It also encourages students to provide services to the society. The Executive Committee members meet regularly in the school year and consult with parents on school policies to facilitate a close school-parent collaboration.
(2) School Ethos : Adhering to the school motto “Truth and Loyalty”, the school teaches its students to be loyal to truth, follow the school founders’ example in practicing Christian faith: Love God and men and serve the poor and the needy. The student body is generally humble, honest, frugal, righteous and charitable.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : Major Concerns for 2021-2024:
1. Equip students to be proactive and self-reflective learners to cope with the needs required of the changing learning mode of society.
2. Strengthen students’ sense of responsibility and abilities with building a healthy and peaceful family and society in accordance with Catholic values.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : The school organizes three professional development days each year for teachers. Talks and workshops on the pedagogy and caring for students are conducted by university professors, experienced educators and professionals. The school regularly shares with other schools experiences on a wide range of topics, such as STREAM education and cross-curriculum pedagogy.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, etc.) : The school strives to balance academic studies with holistic personal development through a diverse array of extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate in internal and external activities and competitions. Student Union, 4 Houses, 16 activity clubs and 18 interest groups, school teams and training classes offer inspiring and innovative activities for students, in order to provide various experiential learning opportunities for students to achieve the goal of holistic development.
Others : The school performs well in public examinations and are equally outstanding in non-academic achievements. To enrich students' knowledge and widen their horizons, the school arranges for students to join local and overseas cultural and academic exchange programs. They excel especially well in Science competitions, winning many national championships and also awards in international competitions. Three students won the honour of having three asteroids named after them. The students also manifested their excellence in winning Outstanding Students’ Awards, and excelled at the Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival, Mathematics, sports, music, STEM and I.T. competitions.
Direct public transportation to School : MTR: Kowloon Tong Station Exit C1 or H (to HKPC Building or Parc Oasis);
Shek Kip Mei Station Exit B2 (to Nam Shan Estate).
Bus: Kowloon Motor Bus route 203C, First Bus route 702
Remarks : The school offers OLE (Other Learning Experiences) lessons which include experiential learning activities, themed talks, leadership training and services to help students broaden their horizons and equip them with spiritual strength to deal with challenges in life.
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Last revision date: 5/12/2023