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青年會書院
Chinese Y.M.C.A. College
Address: Area 86 Heng On Estate Ma On Shan Shatin NT
Phone:   26419588    Email:   college@ymca.org.hk
Fax:   26419566    Website:   https://www.cymcac.edu.hk

School Mission

Founded on Christian education ideals, our school strives to nurture students in moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual aspects, maturing into Christ's perfect character, cultivating the mind to serve but not to be served, and contributing in building our community.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Dr. Ronald Lu
Principal (with qualifications / experiences) : Mr. Lau Kwok Leung, Gyver (BSc, MBA, MACS, PCEd)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 5000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Percentage of School Supervisor and Managers Fulfilling the Training Targets : Not Applicable
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1952
School Motto : Veritas Libertas (Truth & Freedom)
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($) $50  
Student Union / Association Fee ($) $20  
Approved Charges for Non-standard Items (Annual)($) -  
Other Charges / Fees ($) -  
School Facilities School Facilities
Number of Classroom(s) : 29
School Facilities : Our school provides sophisticated facilities to serve different educational purposes. The school library is redesigned and renovated into a modern library to better meet the reading and learning needs of students. Large LED screens were also installed at the school hall to create a wonderful atmosphere for school events. A grant of $1.5 million was offered by Sir David Trench Fund for Recreation to build a dual track and two Gym rooms located on the 6/F and the G/F. With the generous support from the Incorporated Management Committee, our covered playground was renovated into a multi-purpose hall. The Design & Technology room was converted into a STEM Laboratory with a stylish Learning Commons to make it a better learning environment.
Our students have the first priority to get access to Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village and various related facilities in all YMCA youth centers.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs : Ramp, Accessible lift and tactile guide path plan.
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 : 57
Total Number of Teachers in the School : 58
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher's Certificate / Diploma in Education : 91%
Bachelor Degree : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 40%
Special Education Training : 48%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : 23%
5-9 years : 17%
10 years or above : 60%
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 (S.1, S.2), Music*, Physical Education*, History*, Geography*, Life and Society*, Religious Studies*
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Using Putonghua by class: Chinese Language (S.1, S.2)
School-based Curriculum (S.1 to S.3):
STREAM* (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Studies (including Design and Technology, Home Economics, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts & Scientific Inquiry)
Subjects Offered in the 2023/2024 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, History, Citizenship and Social Development, Geography, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Ethics and Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Religious Studies
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics), Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)
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.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, Putonghua (S.1, S.2), Music*, Physical Education*, History*, Geography*, Citizenship Economics and Society*, Religious Studies*
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : Using Putonghua by class: Chinese Language (S.1, S.2)
School-based Curriculum (S.1 to S.3):
STREAM* (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Studies (including Design and Technology, Home Economics, Computer Literacy, Visual Arts & Scientific Inquiry)
Subjects to be Offered in the 2024/2025 School Year : S.4 - S.6
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Chinese History, History, Citizenship and Social Development, Geography, Economics, Business Accounting and Financial Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Physical Education, Ethics and Religious Studies, Visual Arts, Religious Studies
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics Extended Part Module 1 (Calculus and Statistics), Mathematics Extended Part Module 2 (Algebra and Calculus)
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 2024 ).Admission criteria and weightings for discretionary places: Academic achievements 35%; Interview performance 35%; Conduct 15%; Extra-curricular activities and awards 15%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : We run orientation programs and bridging course for S.1 students. Through the 'Big Brother and Big Sister Scheme', we train senior form students to help S.1 students integrate into our school and cultivate the spirit of mutual help. From S.1 to S.5, we adopt the Dual Class-teacher system to provide more help and support to students. At the same time, we organize various inter-class and inner-class activities to foster students' sense of belonging to school. All S.1 students have lunch at school. After lunch, diversified activities are arranged to enhance students' growth.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Enhancing Learning Motivation;
2. Building a Positive Life.
(2) School Management Organisation : The Incorporated Management Committee (IMC) has been set up for Chinese YMCA College. The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong appoints Directors and a full-time Chief Education Officer to be the sponsoring body managers of the IMC to supervise the school affairs. The management committee comprises independent school manager, teachers, parents and alumni.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The school has established the Incorporated Management Committee of Chinese YMCA College.
(4) School Green Policy : Our school has been working on green education, from aspects like establishing related administrative structure, creating green atmosphere, classroom teaching to organising extra-curricular activities. Our goal is to link green lifestyle closely with school education. Our school got the 'Sustainable Development Community Project Award' and 'Devotion of Promotion of Sustainable Development Honours Award' presented by the Council for Sustainable Development, 'Young Green Pioneers Award', the bronze medal in Environmental Campaign Committee's 'Hong Kong Green School Award' and a three-star award in Hong Kong Electric's 'Be Green Be Happy Award'.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Our school concerns the language development of students and is proactively working to elevate students' ability in Chinese, English and Putonghua. To enhance English proficiency, our school is blessed with the support from the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong in arranging interns from Germany to visit our school on a weekly basis to organize English learning activities for students. Regarding the curriculum, we provide S.1 English Bridging Course and arrange bi-annual English Week. Mathematics and Integrated Science for junior forms are taught in English. English Language Across Curriculum is also offered.
'Chinese Language and Cultural Week' is held annually to arouse students' interest in learning Chinese culture and language. One class in S.1 and S.2 adopts Putonghua as the medium of instruction in teaching Chinese Language.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : We focus on promoting self-directed learning in junior forms, hoping students will adopt an active learning style. Students' critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving skills and skills in information technology are expected to be nurtured through co-curricular activities and multi-learning curriculum. Students' performance in public exams and their integrated skills are our prior concerns in the senior secondary curriculum. Apart from the traditional arts and science subjects, we also provide different subjects such as Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Physical Education and Ethics and Religious Studies to encourage learning and development in different fields. BYOD (bring your own device) is implemented in all forms. Students bring their own tablet devices and conduct e-learning activities during the lesson.
(3) School-based curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X. Students are free to choose different subjects according to their interests and abilities.
2. Curriculum highlights: We offer a diversified and balanced curriculum in junior forms. There are cross-curricular English courses for S.1 to S.3 students. Co-curricular activities such as English drama classes are also provided for students to cater for different interests and promote whole-person development. English reading lessons are arranged for junior forms students so as to help them acquire reading skills and strategies. Besides, we emphasize virtue development. Through morning assemblies, weekly assemblies, cross-curricular activities and Religious Studies lessons, positive value to life is infused. Moral, Civic and National Education Section offers tailor-made materials for teaching students' positive values in the class-teacher lessons.
(4) Major Renewed Emphases in the School Curriculum : Basic skills for tomorrow:
1. Fostering global vision through international exchange in the global YMCA network;
2. Extending 'Reading to Learn' to 'Language Across the Curriculum';
3. Reinforcing the learning of Chinese history and Chinese culture;
4. Promoting STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education and Information Technology in Education (ITE), fostering digital and technical skills;
5. Strengthening values education (including moral, civic and national education and Basic Law education);
6. Developing leadership skills;
7. Fostering entrepreneurial, creative and analytical skills;
8. Diversifying life-wide learning experiences (including those for vocational and professional education and training);
9. Refining gifted education to cater for special education needs.
(5) Life Planning Education : Career mapping in our school focuses on helping students develop and realize their own 'Dream' for the future. The Career Guidance Section together with the efforts of each teacher, have been trying to guide students to recognize their personal path, to develop personal goals and to seek out their future aspirations. In order to nourish students' enthusiasm in following their own 'Dream', we organize a wide variety of activities so as to provide abundant learning opportunities for them. These activities include SIM working-life games, job-shadowing, business-school partnership programs, firm visits, media workshop, etc. Through these experiences, students are able to widen their horizons, view things from different perspectives and thus maximise their personal growth.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : There are after-school enhancement and remedial classes in junior and senior forms to cater for learning diversity. A learning support committee is also set up, specializing in caring and looking after the students in need. In junior forms, there are different learning and support classes to help students with homework and build up active learning and self-directed learning habits. Our school's emphasis is on Christian education. Through different contacts and personal conferences, teachers encourage students to have a reflection on life and to understand religion. Students are also nurtured, from the Christian perspective, to take on challenges, love their life and develop their potential to the fullest, leading a life of 'Love God and Love Man'. We have an additional social worker for promoting leadership training, workshops and voluntary work training to help students develop their potential. We also have partnership with various churches/organizations to integrate religious group activities into Religious Studies lesson, creating a routine that allows students to be exposed to gospel messages and providing support for their personal growth.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The school is committed to developing an inclusive school culture and making good use of the resources allocated by the Education Bureau to support students with special education needs in a 'whole school approach'. We provide students with appropriate and diversified supports to enhance their learning effectiveness and help them integrate into school life. We have established a 'Student Support Team' to take care of individual differences in the 'whole school approach'. In addition, we arrange pull-out/after-school support classes (Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics) and purchase speech therapy services to provide group/individual speech therapy/training for students with speech and language impairment.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for learning and assessment : We adopt a diversified assessment mode (e.g. lesson observation, students' participation, assignment performance, OLE portfolio, outside classroom field trip and project-based learning, etc.) and different assessment strategies, including students' self-evaluation, peer and teachers' evaluation on students' learning progress. Apart from regular tests and exams, every subject has continual formative assessment for students. Assessment of junior forms students is mainly conducted in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Chinese History and Integrated Science, etc.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Cooperation between parents and school is highly valued. We keep close contact with parents via convenient and diversified channels. Home visits are held every year to get parents acquainted with their children's school performances, which is significant in nurturing the students. This arrangement is widely welcomed by parents and students. The efforts paid by teachers are also appreciated by parents.
(2) School Ethos : Students are well-behaved with self-discipline. They respect teachers and get along well with their peers. They are active in participating in extra-curricular activities and voluntary work, taking their duties seriously. In those activities, they show commitment and enthusiasm in serving people. Student leaders are also responsible and eager in serving their fellow schoolmates.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 2021/24 Major Concerns:
1. Enhancing Learning Motivation.
2. Building a Positive Life.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school values the professional development of teachers. The measures for professional development include the following:
1. Offering subsidies for teachers to enhance their English proficiency and keep abreast of development of their subjects;
2. Conducting collaborative lesson planning in Chinese Language, English Language, Mathematics, Citizenship and Social Development, History, Geography and Integrated Science, etc. to enhance the effectiveness of teaching;
3. Organizing orientation and workshops for new colleagues to help them adapt to the new working environment;
4. Establishing award schemes to credit staff for good performance;
5. Encouraging teachers to share school-based experience in educational forum held in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas;
6. Seconding teachers to the EDB.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, etc.) : Our sponsoring body YMCA has a strong international network, which provides our students with plenty of opportunities to participate in international exchange activities. For instance, we participated in the YMCA 175 event held in London, YMCA World Council held in Chiang Mai, the tree-planting activity in the desert areas of Shaanxi, and the YMCA exchange camps with German high school students.
We offer over thirty extra-curricular activities and place emphasis on voluntary services. The implementation of the 'One student, One service' volunteer program gives students opportunities for all-rounded development.
The 'One student, One musical instrument' scheme is implemented in junior forms. We organize a school band and a variety of musical instrument classes. Our school band has been a frequent winner of the Golden and Silver Awards in 'Hong Kong Youth Music Interflows Symphonic Band Contest' and 'Joint School Music Competition'. We organize inter-school music camp and joint-school symphonic band concert regularly.
We perform outstandingly in sports. We have won numerous awards in different inter-school competitions in the events of track and field, cross country, basketball, volleyball and handball. We have nurtured dozens of Hong Kong team players over the years. Our sports teams including the cycling team, bowling, baseball and especially the handball team continue to make us proud.
Cooperating with sponsoring body, we have established league teams comprising elite athletes from our school. We are staying in top ranks in various large-scale local sporting events in recent years.
Others : Chinese YMCA College encourages students to pursue their dreams and engage themselves in meaningful endeavours. We are proud and happy to recognise their achievements in academics, services and sports etc. through different awards. Over the past few years in particular, about thirty students with outstanding achievements in sports were either selected to join the Hong Kong sports teams, or granted early admission offered by universities.
Every year, our school supervisor, Dr. Ronald Lu, sponsors two students with remarkable English results to go for a one-month exchange trip in Europe, the United States or Australia. In addition, we proudly nominate students for scholarships (such as the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund) and encourage them to challenge themselves in elite training programmes organized by universities.
Chinese YMCA College has been actively promoting STEM education through a series of activities. We burst with pride for our students who were respectively awarded the Best Creativity Silver Award and the Best Team Award in Zhu Hai, Hong Kong, Macau Maker Competition; Championship in Web Design Competition: E-Commerce; Silver Award in IT Innovation Competition: Robot Challenge; Silver Award in Underwater Robot Competition organized by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; 1st runner-up in the Secondary School Solar Remote-controlled Car Design Competition; Best Melody Design Award in the HK Projection Mapping Festival 4; First Prize and Most Creative Award in Swift Coding Club Hackathon@Ocean Park Coding Competition; Award of Merit in 'PolyU CubeSat Mission - Space Debris Removal' etc. Above all, the e-Learning proposal of our school was crowned Silver in both the school division and individual division of International Outstanding e-Learning Awards. Our school has also won the Merit Award (Secondary School Category) in OpenSchool STEM Teaching Plan Competition 2017; Outstanding STEM School Award; Award for Outstanding Institution in Technology Education 2018. Three of our teachers were presented with the Certificate of Merit of Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence (Science Education). These achievements surely reflect our efforts and have gained recognition in STEM education.
In addition, in order to encourage students to learn from experience, our school applies for resources through different channels to arrange overseas exchange activities for students. Exchange destinations include the UK, the US, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand and different provinces in China. A variety of activities such as English workshops, historical and cultural field trips, introduction of different ethnicity and geographical explorations certainly inspire our students much more than what a mere classroom and a textbook could offer.
Our school is keen on promoting the education of creative thinking and innovative technology. It has been our great honour to host the Odyssey of the Mind Hong Kong Regional Tournament since 2017. It may be the first of its kind that a subsidized school organizes a Hong Kong Regional Tournament of a world competition. The winning teams are qualified to compete for Hong Kong at the World Finals held in the United States. In 2021, Division IV was newly opened for the university students to get more students involved. In 2022-23, the teams of our school have got four champions and one second place in five different problems and advanced to the US World Finals.
Our school has completed a three-year cooperation with Project Zero from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. Participating teachers have received scholar training and have sought teaching innovations through a learning community. They will apply the research results to enhance the quality of teaching and promote the professional growth of the teaching team.
Direct public transportation to School : Ma On Shan MTR: Heng On Station (Exit B)
Bus: 40X, 43X, 81C, 85M, 85K, 85X, 86C, 86K, 87D, 87K, 89C, 89D, 286C, 286M, 680, 681, 682
Mini-bus: 26, 801, 803, 807A, 808, 810, 811
Remarks : The school-based curriculum for junior forms includes optional enrichment components in Mathematics and Science to ensure a comprehensive coverage on the subjects with reference to the curriculum of IGCSE. Students are encouraged to take the IGCSE/IAL to assess their academic level in these subjects and this can also benefit their future studies abroad. The Humanities curriculum incorporates a range of activities, including visits, internships, volunteer services, study tours, and exchange programs, to cultivate students' literacy ability by expanding students' knowledge toward the world.
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  • Chinese YMCA College
    Chinese YMCA College
  • Our school has collaborated with the City University of Hong Kong to develop an Artificial Intelligence Sports Activity Assessment System.
    Our school has collaborated with the City University of Hong Kong to develop an Artificial Intelligence Sports Activity Assessment System.
  • Our school has completed a three-year collaboration with Project Zero of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
    Our school has completed a three-year collaboration with Project Zero of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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Last revision date: 5/12/2023