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沙田循道衞理中學
Sha Tin Methodist College
Address: Sun Tin Wai Estate Shatin
Phone:   26021300    Email:   info@stmc.edu.hk
Fax:   26091477    Website:   http://www.stmc.edu.hk

School Mission

Provide whole-person education according to the spirit of Jesus Christ; nurture abundant lives by teaching of gospel.

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School Information School Information
District : Sha Tin
Other District(s) : Sham Shui Po
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. Kan Kei Piu Paul
Principal (with qualifications / experiences) : Ms. Cheung Chui Yee (MEd (CUHK), MA(HKBU))
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 6500 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : The Methodist Church HK
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Percentage of School Supervisor and Managers Fulfilling the Training Targets : 100%
Religion : Protestantism / Christianity
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1983
School Motto : The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9: 10)
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($) $40 (S.1-S.6)  
Student Union / Association Fee ($) $30 (S.1-S.6)  
Approved Charges for Non-standard Items (Annual)($) $350 (S.1-S.6)  
Other Charges / Fees ($) -  
School Facilities School Facilities
Number of Classroom(s) : 30
School Facilities : Interactive TVs are installed in classrooms and special rooms to facilitate e-learning. There are also Student Activity Center, digital classrooms for learning and teaching, Campus TV Production Studio, English Room, Chinese Medicine Garden, Chinese Medicine and Herbs Education Centre, Eco-Green House, Plant Trail, Religious Education Center and STEM Maker Space Centre. Besides, there are solar panels with green space on the roof for students’ learning.
A school annex, Ample Campus, is located nearby the main campus. There are Activity Rooms, Robot Learning Centre, dance and fitness equipment, providing more space for students and enhancing the quality of education.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs : Ramp, Accessible lift, Accessible toilet 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 : 55
Total Number of Teachers in the School : 59
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher's Certificate / Diploma in Education : 92%
Bachelor Degree : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 49%
Special Education Training : 56%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : 44%
5-9 years : 3%
10 years or above : 53%
2023/2024 Class Structure 2023/2024 Class Structure
    Number of classes
S1 : 4
S2 : 4
S3 : 5
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), Religious & Moral Education, Life & Society (S.1), Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1-S.3), STEM (S.1-S.2), Computer Literacy, History, Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Life & Society (S.2-S.3)
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, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Citizenship and Social Development (S.4-S.6), Physical Education, Religious & Moral Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Core and Extended Modules), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, History, Geography, Information & Communication Technology, Music
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), Religious & Moral Education, Citizenship, Economics & Society (S.1), Physical Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science (S.1-S.3), STEM (S.1-S.2), Computer Literacy, History, Music, Visual Arts, Geography, Life & Society (S.2-S.3)
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, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Citizenship & Social Development, Physical Education, Religious & Moral Education
English as the medium of instruction : English Language, Mathematics (Core and Extended Parts), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, History, Geography, Information & Communication Technology, Music
Adopt a different medium of instruction by class or by group / school-based curriculum : -

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 ).EDB Rank Order List and academic performance: 50%; Conduct, participation in extra-curricular activities, services and prizes: 25%; Interview performance: 25%. If the interview cannot be conducted, the weightings will be adjusted as follows: EDB Rank Order List and academic performance: 65%; Conduct, participation in extra curricular activities, services and prizes awarded: 35%
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : “F.1 Orientation Day” is held. In order to help students adapt to secondary school learning, "English and Mathematics Bridging Courses" are held in summer. At the beginning of the school year, we hold "Extracurricular Activities Tour" for F.1 students so that they can choose some extracurricular activities of their interest. With a view to providing care and assistance for F.1 students, there are a form teacher and an assistant form teacher in each class. Besides, some of our senior-form students act as F.1 students' "big brothers and sisters" in each class to help them adapt to new school life. For F.1 students to enjoy company together, they are arranged to have lunch at school.

We value home-school cooperation. We organize "F1 Parents' Day" so that the parents can know more about our school, and we can work as a team for the students' development.

For students' health development, the Catering Management Team (formed by parents, teachers and students) and the tuck shop work closely together to encourage students to build up healthy eating habits. Also, the PE Department promotes the importance of sports among students for their health.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. Strengthen students’ learning ownership and unleash learning potential by optimizing teaching and learning pedagogy
2. Open up global perspectives, deepen learning’s meaning and equip students with global competitiveness by reimagining the curriculum
3. Nurture positive attitudes and let students live a flourishing life by implementing PERMAH elements in activities and positive education
4. Create a positive class atmosphere, encourage students to build up positive interpersonal relationships and enhance their sense of belonging to the class
(2) School Management Organisation : The school adopts the school-based management. Through the Parent-Teacher Association, Alumni Association and Student Union, we strengthen our communication with different stakeholders. The members of the Incorporated Management Committee comprise professionals in different fields. They form different groups on matters relating to school-based management, school development, recruitment, performance appraisal and finance.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The IMC comprises nominated and elected representatives from the school sponsoring body, alumni and parents as well as independent persons from the public. The members include 2 parent representatives, 2 alumnus representatives, 2 teacher representatives and professionals from different fields.
(4) School Green Policy : Environmentally friendly policies are carried out: For paper saving, the school intranet is encouraged to be used as a platform to disseminate and exchange information among teachers and students; for electricity saving, air-conditioning temperature is regularly monitored; for communication with parents, Parents’ App has been used to send messages and notices to parents in an electronic form. In addition, we actively promote environmentally friendly activities, such as No Air-Con Day, refuse classification and Earth Hour.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Our school adopts English as the medium of instruction. (For details, please refer to the “Subjects Offered in the 2023/2024 School Year” and “Subjects to be Offered in the 2024/2025 School Year”). We attach great importance to English teaching and learning, and strive to improve students’ biliterate and trilingual abilities.
1. English Language lessons are conducted in smaller groups in F1-F3: In F1, 4 classes are split into 5 groups. There is an Express English Class in both F2 and F3. In F5, 4 classes are spilt into 6 English Writing groups in each form each cycle to strengthen students’ writing ability.
2. In F1-F3, a Classic Chinese Literature lesson is conducted each cycle to enhance students’ Chinese language proficiency. In F2, 5 Chinese Language classes are split into 6 groups. In F1 and F2, Putonghua lessons are conducted to enhance students' Chinese language proficiency.
3. Large-scale activities including morning assemblies, weekly assemblies, academic activities and large-scale ceremonies are conducted in English to create an ideal English learning environment for students.
4. "Language Across Curriculum Group" is set up to coordinate the subjects using English as the medium of instructions and improve students’ learning in English.
5. English extended learning activities, such as English Week, English Volunteer Service, English Drama, Model United Nations Conference and Global Culture Week are held to provide students with authentic situations to apply English.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : 1. Strengthen the English learning atmosphere.
2. Optimize and implement interdisciplinary curriculum. Interdisciplinary projects are conducted in F1-3.
3. Advocate in-depth learning. All subjects aim to strengthen students' skills for the 21st century, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration and logical thinking skills. We also put emphasis on students’ character building and civic education.
4. To align with the values promoted by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNECSO), we promote Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to broaden students' global perspectives, and equip them to become future leaders.
(3) School-based curriculum : 1. Electives: 3X. There are 12 elective subjects in total. Network-school Music and Network-school Visual Arts Curriculum are provided. There are more than 200 subject combinations.
2. Curriculum highlights: 2. Languages: English Language Arts Courses and Classic Chinese Literature Courses in junior forms
3. Mathematics, Technology and Science: STEM as an independent subject in F1-2 and General Curriculum on Chinese Medicine & herbs in junior forms
4. Arts: Music Composition Course in junior forms
5. Inter-disciplines: Interdisciplinary projects in F1-3
6. Value Education: Life Education, Form Teacher and Religious & Moral Education lessons are conducted in S1-6
7. Gifted Education: School-based pull-out gifted programmes in Chinese, English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Artificial Intelligence (AI) and STEM
(4) Major Renewed Emphases in the School Curriculum : 1. Reading to Learn: Extensive Reading Scheme, two reading lessons per cycle, Reading Across Curriculum (RAC) Scheme, Summer Reading Scheme and RAC Week
2. Project Learning: F.1-2 STEM Maths, Science & Computer Interdisciplinary Project, F.2 Humanities Project and F.3 Humanities, Computer & Languages Interdisciplinary Project
3. Information Technology for Interactive Learning: F.1-5 Bring Your Own Electronic Device (BYOD) Scheme and e-learning
4. Moral, Civic and National Education: promote Life Education, cultivate character building & serving spirit among students and implement Basic Law and National Security Law education
(5) Life Planning Education : Careers Committee aims to provide students with updated information to explore different paths of further studies and careers. We also encourage them to set goals and equip themselves based on their abilities and interests so as to adapt to the ever-changing society. Besides, we aim to widen students' horizons, expose them to the career world and explore their potential for self-assurance so that they can set goals related to further studies and careers. To achieve our aims, we offer counselling services on JUPAS and organize a wide range of activities including life planning courses, talks on further studies, visits to universities and internship programmes. Moreover, the committee disseminates information on life planning education (including activities, courses, talks and information on further studies, etc.) to all students and teachers through the Intranet and posts on noticeboards.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : Junior form students are placed into mixed ability classes with streaming in Chinese, English and Mathematics so that teachers can cater for students’ diversity. Students interested in different subjects can take part in gifted education courses and competitions inside and outside school including Chinese, English, Mathematics, Science and robot-making gifted education courses. Besides, homework remedial classes are organized for junior form students to cater for learning diversity, which can also raise their confidence and train them to be self-disciplined. In 2022-23, we were visited by EDB Gifted Education Section and received positive comments.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Our school is committed to building an inclusive culture. We have established Student Support Group to support students with special educational needs through a whole-school approach. There is a regular communication mechanism for the Support Group, parents and subject panels to discuss strategies and set up policies to help SEN students. The support includes learning, teaching and assessment adjustment, counselling service, social behaviour and emotion training, talks, etc. We strive to build up a positive and harmonious atmosphere together.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for learning and assessment : A more comprehensive 'Student Performance Report' has replaced the traditional report card to assess students’ conduct and academic performance. In the academic area, self-progress is emphasized. 'Extensive Reading Scheme' is assessed separately. In the conduct area, nine personal qualities are assessed under three categories as follows: Personality: integrity, self-discipline and courtesy; Abilities: thinking, inter-personal relationships and leadership; Attitude: learning attitude, willingness to serve and initiative, to recognize students' different attributes. Students evaluate their own moral and academic performance each term and review their goals with their teachers.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) was set up in 1993 and we have a long history of home-school cooperation. Parents volunteer to promote activities organized by the PTA. The PTA organizes various activities including talks, workshops, barbecues and home-school talks to enhance communication between parents and school and promote parenting education.
(2) School Ethos : 1. Promote students’ balanced development in the spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic aspects.
2. Implement Life Education and promote service learning. Guide students to live a meaningful life by nurturing their respect, passion and appreciation for life, and exploring their own potential.
3. Organize multi-dimensional activities to offer opportunities to students with different talents to shine.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : School Development Plan is made every three years. The objectives for 2022-2025 are as follows:
1. Enhance students' self-learning ability, promote peer learning and implement experiential learning to strengthen their learning ownership; enable students to make good use of traditional and online learning modes to maximize learning effectiveness so that they can break through learning barriers, unleash learning potential, become confident active learners and the masters of their own learning.
2. Inspire students to explore and promote local and global sustainable development issues in the community and the world, to open up their global perspectives and deepen the meaning of learning.
3. Nurture students' positive attitudes, guide them to lead a flourishing life (positive education) and encourage them to build up positive interpersonal relationships; promote "Seven Well” strategies in activities to empower students to strike a balanced life, enhance their awareness of self-care, and promote a positive body and mind.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school has attached great importance to the professional development of teachers. Teaching Research Team has been set up to coordinate curriculum design and evaluation, implement lesson co-planning, lesson observation and post-lesson discussion. Through professional exchanges and sharing, we aim to enhance the quality of teaching. In addition to the exchanges among teachers of the same subject, we also conduct cross-subject lesson observation and discussion for teachers’ professional growth. To align with the goals of the School Development Plan, such as optimizing teaching and learning pedagogy, opening up global perspectives and promoting positive education, we have invited experts and scholars to share valuable experience and conduct professional training.
Our school’s past development projects include life education, gifted education and liberal arts education, etc. We are honoured to be granted the Quality Education Fund for the development of various projects, such as Life Education Project, School-based Support Scheme (PDS) and Thematic Network (QTN), etc. A number of our experienced teachers joined the Gifted Education Section, Liberal Education Section, and Personal, Social & Humanities Education Section of the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau for teaching practice and experience sharing. In the school inspection conducted by EDB in 2021-22, our school was highly rated.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, etc.) : Through high-quality life-wide learning activities, students can learn in authentic situations, develop their life-long learning ability for whole-person development. "Life-wide Learning Zone" is a reserved time on Fridays for students to participate in a variety of experiential learning activities. In addition, meaningful life-wide learning activities are held on Outdoor Activity Day, Post-exam Activity Days, Life-wide Learning Days, etc. These activities are in different categories for different purposes. They include extended learning experiences to align with the curriculum, extra-curricular activities to broaden students’ horizons, and different projects to promote student growth, covering various essential learning experiences. Moreover, we organize and sponsor study tours to the Mainland and overseas to widen students' horizons and enrich their experience so that they can understand global issues and become responsible global citizens.
Others : Life education is our key element. Through regular curriculum, extended curriculum and extracurricular activities, we guide students to explore the meaning and value of life, cherish life, explore potential and grow healthily so that they can lead a fulfilling and beautiful life. Form teacher lessons are conducted. Based on the development stages of students in different forms, the themes of the lessons vary. In F1, the theme is “Unique Me”. To match the theme, an extended activity “F1 Benediction Ceremony” is held so that the freshmen can welcome the new learning stage with blessings and learn to be others’ blessings. Other extended activities include F2 Volunteers for inclusive culture, F4 Volunteer Teams and F6 Adulthood Ceremony. Through service learning, students can learn to be responsible and show care to the society. They can also learn the serving spirit of servant leaders.
In order to meet the goal of "opening up global perspectives", we have set up "Education Fund" and "Scholarship for Students' Overseas Study Tour". With financial support from the government, our church and charitable parties, our students take part in various exchange tours and international competitions to increase their cultural exposure, enrich their experience and deepen the meaning of their learning. They have paid visits to Canada, Australia, England, Germany, Poland, Austria, Russia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Taiwan, Beijing, Xi'an, Sichuan and Qingyuan.
Having actively participated in external competitions, our students received awards and accolades. They have won a number of championships, runners-up and outstanding awards in the following competitions:
EDB Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prizes (senior forms), Outstanding Student of New Territories District, Outstanding Student of Shatin District, Youth Arch Student Improvement Award, LPD Educational Foundation Outstanding School, International Mathematical Science & Creativity Competition (Gold Award), International Biology Olympiad, Asian International Mathematical Olympiad, Huaxiabei National Mathematics Olympic Invitation Competition, Hong Kong Secondary School Mathematics Creative Problem Solving Competition, Hong Kong Secondary School Biology Olympiad, Hong Kong Geography Olympiad, Science Youth Award, Creative Robot Competition, Young Learners' Progress Award, Chinese Cup National Mathematical Olympiad, Hong Kong Young Historian Award, PolyU Business Excellence Contest, Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival, English Debate Competition, China School Film and Television Festival, Music and Creative Arts Exhibition, Hong Kong Schools Dance Festival, Hong Kong School Drama Festival, Bonsai Planting Competition, Inter-school Fencing Competition, Inter-school Swimming Competition, Secondary School and Tertiary Institution Taekwondo Competition and Hong Kong Inter-school Dodgeball Tournament. Besides, our student team was awarded "The Best Position Paper" in Model United Nations Conference, and was granted an opportunity to join a competition at the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom.
Direct public transportation to School : Direct bus: 81K, 82K, 87B, 281, 281M, 282;
Via bus routes: 80M, 89, 85A, 86, 74A, 47X, 80X, ;
Via MTR: walking distance of 10-15 minutes from Che Kung Temple Station.
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    Sha Tin Methodist College Campus
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    F.1 Benediction Ceremony
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    Students present their self-developed mobile app at Joint School Science Exhibition
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    School Life at STMC

Last revision date: 6/12/2023