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天主教普照中學
Po Chiu Catholic Secondary School
Address: No. 1 Po Chiu Road Yau Tong
Phone:   23479907    Email:   pochiu@pochiu.edu.hk
Fax:   27175293    Website:   http://www.pochiu.edu.hk

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CICM is an international religious missionary institute. It is dedicated to the work of evangelization, especially among the marginated and poor.

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School Information School Information
District : Kwun Tong
Other District(s) :
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Rev. Patrick Taveirne
Principal (with qualifications / experiences) : Ms Yuen Yuk Lan (Master of Arts in School Guidance and Counselling)
School Type : Aided
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 6000 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Incorporated Management Committee : Established
Percentage of School Supervisor and Managers Fulfilling the Training Targets : Not Applicable
Religion : Catholicism
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1970
School Motto : Perfectio Virtutis
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 - $340  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($) $20  
Student Union / Association Fee ($) $7  
Approved Charges for Non-standard Items (Annual)($) $150 (Printing fee)  
Other Charges / Fees ($) $160 (School facility improvement fee)  
School Facilities School Facilities
Number of Classroom(s) : 24
School Facilities : Besides basic classrooms and special rooms, our school has a chapel, a self-study room with a capacity for one hundred students, a well-equipped English corner, a classical Chinese Corner, a STEM room, a Band Room, a hall, a basketball court, a student union room, a student activity centre (also a dancing room), and an information technology room. The school library is renovated. Interactive whiteboards are installed in all laboratories and special rooms. All classrooms, special rooms and the hall are furnished with air conditioners, computers and projectors.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs : 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 : 60
Total Number of Teachers in the School : 60
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher's Certificate / Diploma in Education : 92%
Bachelor Degree : 100%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 45%
Special Education Training : 49%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : 17%
5-9 years : 10%
10 years or above : 73%
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, Mathematics, Science, Life and Society, Chinese History, History (S.1-S.2), Drama Education (F.2), Science (F.3 Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Geography, Computer Studies, Mandarin, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Religious Education
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, Economics, Geography, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Ethics and Religious Studies (HKDSE), Religious education, Physical Education (not a HKDSE subject), Citizenship and Social Development, Applied Learning, Drama Education (F.4)
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.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Mathematics, Science, Life and Society, Chinese History, History (S.1 and S.2), Drama Education (F.2), Science (F.3 Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Geography, Computer Studies, Mandarin, Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Religious Education
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, Economics, Geography, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business, Accounting and Financial Studies, Visual Arts, Ethics and Religious Studies (HKDSE), Religious Education, Physical Education (not a HKDSE subject), Citizenship and Social Development, Applied Learning, Drama Education (F.4)
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
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 ).Admission criteria and weightings for S.1 DP: Rank Order List provided by EDB 30%; Conduct and attitude 20%; Interview performance 20%; Academic achievement 20%; Extra-curricular activities 5%; Services 5%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : F.1 orientation day for both students and parents; F.1 welcoming 3-day programme; Big brothers and sisters programme.
Health is wealth. To have good health, good eating habits are especially important. The school helps students develop good eating habits. All junior form students are required to have lunch at school so that their chances of eating junk food outside would be reduced. Besides, the Lunch Committee, comprised of parents, teachers and students, meets regularly with our lunch supplier to ensure students have a nutritionally balanced diet.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To optimize teaching strategies that cater for students’ learning diversity and to enhance teachers’ pedagogical effectiveness.
2. To provide multiple learning experiences and assist students in setting goals.
3. To establish a caring campus environment and promote a positive culture.
(2) School Management Organisation : The Incorporated Management Committee was established in 2013. The school consists of the school administration council, the parent-teacher association, the teachers' association, the student consultation council and the alumni association. In addition, there are ten functional committees that arrange for responsibilities including academic affairs, religious and moral education, student affairs, discipline, student counselling, special education, extra-curricular activities, careers guidance and information technology.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : The Incorporated Management Committee was established in August 2013 for school planning and management. The members of the Incorporated Management Committee are the supervisor, the principal and representatives from school sponsoring body, teachers, parents, alumni and a professional from non educational sector.
(4) School Green Policy : The school has participated in the "Jockey Club Carbon Reduction Partnership Program" and replaced most of the school's lighting systems with LED light tubes. In addition, by participating in the "Solar Harvest" project, a solar power generation system is installed on the school rooftop, and at the same time participating in the "Fit-in Tariff" plan, the electricity fee income is used to organize educational activities to promote environmental protection which directly benefit students. The school also actively responds to various environmental protection activities in the society. In terms of curriculum, the school instills environmental awareness through the subjects of citizenship and social development, science, and ethics and religion, so that students will subconsciously regard environmental protection as an attitude towards life.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Chinese as the medium of instruction is basically adopted. Some subjects would provide adequate extensive English learning opportunities in order to raise students' English standard. School prayers, morning assembly and Sports Day are conducted in bilingual language. Students will be taught in small classes according to their language proficiency so as to take care of students' learning differences.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : With the government’s promotion of STEAM education, our school has made great efforts to improve the relevant facilities. Through cross-disciplinary and cross-curricular activities, we aim to enhance students’ problem-solving skills and creativity, and cultivate their potentials to meet future challenges.
In order to enhance students' learning effectiveness, we have applied for the Community Care Fund Assistance Programme - Provision of Subsidy to Needy Primary and Secondary Students for Purchasing Mobile Computer Devices to facilitate the practice of e-Learning.
In order to promote the self-directed learning in our school, we are aiming at equipping our students with necessary study and learning skills to improve their learning outcome. At the same time, we have provided various learning programmes, such as the Pre-exam Study Class for junior form students, inter-class competition for F.1 and F.2, for students to develop their habit in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies and evaluating their own learning outcomes.
In order to promote our language education, the New English Corner and the Chinese Corner has been made to aim at strengthening our English & Chinese language education. Various academic award schemes and progress award are designed so as to foster students' positive learning attitude and nurture their responsibility.
(3) School-based curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X. Besides the 4 compulsory subjects, students can select 2 electives from the offered subjects.
2. Curriculum highlights: According to our students' learning ability and interest, the school curricula are modified in junior forms to improve their learning outcome.
(4) Major Renewed Emphases in the School Curriculum : To promote reading, our school implements the Morning Reading Scheme, Reading Award Scheme and Extensive Reading Scheme (Chinese Language and English Language). There is a number of awards to commend our students for their academic performance. We provide training in thinking skills and learning skills to nurture students’ lifelong learning abilities, and diversified life-wide learning activities to broaden their horizons.
(5) Life Planning Education : Career Guidance Committee aims to provide students with information, guidance and assistance in their career development and further education. We will provide our students with opportunities to understand their interest and abilities which enable them to select the appropriate DSE elective subjects in S.3. Updated career information is provided to our students. Talks and visits to educational and business organizations are held so as to help them learn about jobs in our society and the basic qualifications and skills required.
Workshops and life planning activities are organized so as to help students develop their own academic and career aspirations and encourage them to make informed and responsible choices on their learning, occupations and career goals as well as other aspects of life. Career teachers also provide independent career guidance to those students in need.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : The Committee of Student Counselling comprises of ten teachers and two social workers. Investigating the needs of our students, we design adequate activities to enhance their development in growth and adaptation. We are responsible to follow up special student cases, hold regular case meetings and set up policies. We frequently cooperate with the committee of discipline, the special educational need support team, class teachers, subject teachers, the educational psychologist, and parents.
The system of twin class teachers in all levels provides all-rounded care to students. The Student Guidance Team helps the form one students to accommodate the new school life easily. We strive for a harmonious school culture and equal learning opportunity in school.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : Aiming to promote inclusive education culture and build up a caring campus, our school adopts the whole school approach to provide support to students with special educational needs (SEN).
The Student Support Team consists of the Vice Principal, the SENCO, the Counselling Mistress, the Educational Psychologist, the speech therapist, counsellors, and SEN support teachers. The team members collaborate with teachers of different subjects and other functional teams to devise different support programmes. To strengthen teachers’ capacity in catering for students with SEN, in-service training sessions are conducted by the Educational Psychologist throughout the school year. With the provision of the Learning Support Grant, our school can deploy resources flexibly. To allocate more manpower resources, three SEN counselors are recruited to provide assistance to teachers and support to students with special educational needs. In addition, outsourcing services, like focus training groups and literacy training groups are deployed to provide SEN students with necessary individualized support according to their support needs. As for internal examinations and assessments, special arrangements are given to these students. For students who have severe special learning needs, further assessments and referrals would be provided. Moreover, members of the Student Support Team would collaborate with different subject teachers, and design individualized study plans for them. As part of the whole school approach, our students are encouraged to provide peer support to SEN students. Regular meetings are held between parents and teacher.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for learning and assessment : In addition to the three examinations, students’ performance in lessons, homework and test scores will be included to assess their learning progress. Our school also provides special examination arrangements for students with special educational needs, such as special examination venues, extended time allowance, enlarged examination papers, screen-readers and speech-to-text software to ensure that they will be equitably assessed.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : Our school provides support, guidance and proper channels for parents, teachers and students to express their needs and concern. The Parent-teacher Association functions well in bridging parents and the school.
(2) School Ethos : Our school advocates simplicity. We have high expectation for students' discipline.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 2021-2024 Major Concerns:
1. To optimize teaching strategies that cater for students’ learning diversity and to enhance teachers’ pedagogical effectiveness.
2. To provide multiple learning experiences and assist students in setting goals.
3. To establish a caring campus environment and promote a positive culture.
The Alumni Association supports the teaching and learning of our school. In order to enhance the learning effectiveness of Senior form students, core subjects enhancement courses subsidized by the Alumni Association are organized.
“Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)" will be promoted so as to facilitate e-Learning.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Apart from the school-based teacher development programmes, teachers are encouraged to participate in specialized seminars, workshops and courses.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, etc.) : There are totally 39 clubs under the extra-curricular activity committee, including the aspects of Catholic Society, student union, subject-based societies, sports training, uniform groups, social services, arts and creative performances, interest groups and student organizations. Regular meetings were held.
Others : Every year, the Wharf (Holdings) Limited and its subsidiaries organize various educational tours for our students. In the summer, the company runs the "Career Shadowing Programme" to deepen our students' understanding of the business world. In addition, the WeCan Project also provides different scholarship to our students.
Day camp for S.5 and S.6 students is co-organized by Alumni Association and Career Guidance committee.
S.3 academic high achievers are selected for a Youth Scholarship Program.
S.1 students join the Service Learning Program of Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Gifted education working group is established so as to fully explore and develop the potentials of gifted students systematically and strategically by providing them with opportunities to receive education at appropriate levels in a flexible teaching and learning environment.
Direct public transportation to School : MTR Yau Tong Station;
Minibuses to Kwun Tong, Mongkok, Jordan and Castle Peak Road;
5-minute walk to Yau Tong Bus Terminus.
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School Map School Map
  • School Building
    School Building
  • S.1 orientation
    S.1 orientation
  • Music performance during recess time
    Music performance during recess time
  • S.1 Orientation Program
    S.1 Orientation Program

Last revision date: 5/12/2023