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新界鄉議局大埔區中學
N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School
Address: Tai Yuen Estate Tai Po
Phone:   26643032    Email:   nthyktpdss@edb.gov.hk
Fax:   26678085    Website:   http://www.nthyktpdss.edu.hk

School Mission

It is our vision to enable every student to acquire a balanced education in the domains of ethics, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics. We pledge to nurture our students to strive in the pursuit of knowledge and to be good citizens who are committed to shouldering their responsibilities towards families and society.

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School Information School Information
District : Tai Po
Other District(s) : North
Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee : Ms. Li Wai-bing, Vickie (PEO, EDB)
Principal (with qualifications / experiences) : Ms. Lau Ching-yung, Cicely (B.A., Cert. Ed., HKU)
School Type : Gov't
Student Gender : Co-ed
Area Occupied by the School : About 6466 Sq. M
Name of Sponsoring Body : EDB
Incorporated Management Committee : Not Applicable
Percentage of School Supervisor and Managers Fulfilling the Training Targets : Not Applicable
Religion : Not Applicable
Year of Commencement of Operation : 1981
School Motto : Strengthen the foundation, persevere in learning, strive for excellence.
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 - -  
S5 - -  
S6 - -  
Parent-Teacher Association Fee (Annual) ($) $100  
Student Union / Association Fee ($) $10  
Approved Charges for Non-standard Items (Annual)($) SMI Fund: $200  
Other Charges / Fees ($) ECA Fund: $151 (S.4 to S.6 only)  
School Facilities School Facilities
Number of Classroom(s) : 25
School Facilities : There are 25 standard classrooms and 28 special rooms including InnoTech Room, Multimedia Learning Room, Computer Room, Music Room, Library, Laboratories, Career and Life Planning Resource Centre, English Corner, Social Worker's Room, Student Activity Room, Gymnasium and Band Room, etc. Each room and the school hall are air-conditioned and equipped with multi-media facilities. All those serve as ideal venues for students' activities. Other facilities include covered playground, playground, leisure garden and tuck shop. Lift and toilets for the disabled are provided to support students with special educational needs.
Facility(ies) for Supporting Students with Special Educational Needs : Ramp, Accessible lift and Accessible toilet.
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 : 53
Total Number of Teachers in the School : 53
Qualifications and Professional Training : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
Teacher's Certificate / Diploma in Education : 92%
Bachelor Degree : 98%
Master / Doctorate Degree or above : 60%
Special Education Training : 36%
Years of Experience : Percentage of teaching staff (%)
0-4 years : 15%
5-9 years : 11%
10 years or above : 74%
2023/2024 Class Structure 2023/2024 Class Structure
    Number of classes
S1 : 3
S2 : 3
S3 : 3
S4 : 4
S5 : 4
S6 : 3
Subjects Offered Subjects Offered
Subjects Offered in the 2023/2024 School Year : S.1 - S.3
Chinese as the medium of instruction : Chinese Language, Putonghua (S.1-S.2), Mathematics*, Science*, Chinese History, Geography*, History*, Life and Society (S.1)*, Computer Literacy*, Design & Technology*, Home Economics*, Music*, Visual Arts* and P.E.*
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, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Chinese History, Geography, History, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, P.E., Applied Learning courses and Enhancement courses.
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, Putonghua (S.1-S.2), Mathematics*, Science*, Chinese History, Geography*, History*, Citizenship, Economics and Society (S.1)*, Computer Literacy*, Design & Technology*, Home Economics*, Music*, Visual Arts*, P.E.*
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, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Information & Communication Technology, Chinese History, Geography, History, Tourism and Hospitality Studies, Visual Arts, P.E., Applied Learning and Enhancement courses.
English as the medium of instruction : English Language
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 ).Criteria and weightings for S.1 Discretionary Places: Academic Performance 20%; Conduct 15%; Talents in Sports and Arts, Awards, ECA and Services 15%; Interview 50%.
Orientation Activities and Healthy Life : 1. S.1 Orientation Programmes are organised for S.1 students and parents in July.
2. A two-week S.1 Bridging Programme is arranged for S.1 students.
3. “Dynamic, Optimistic, Creative–Connected to the world” learning activities are organized for Secondary One students, through interesting physical and artistic activities, for example, throwing darts, painting, etc., train students to focus on gregariousness and develop their potential.
4. A year-long "Sunshine Teen Programme" is organised for S.1 students to build up their positive mindset, boost their confidence, develop their perseverance and equip them to embrace future challenges. Activities such as training camps, interest groups and abseiling are some of the highlights.
5. The Peer Counselling Programme is organized to help S.1 students adjust to the secondary school life.
6. A healthy life style is promoted through programmes coordinated by the Whole-person Development Committee.
School Characteristics School Characteristics
School Management
(1)School's Major Concerns : 1. To strengthen students' learning strategies.
2. To inculcate positive values in students as responsible and law-abiding citizens.
(2) School Management Organisation : We adopt school-based management for continuous school improvement through the joint efforts of the School Council, School Management Committee, School Development Committee, Parent-Teacher Association and Alumni Association.
(3) Incorporated Management Committee / School Management Committee / Management Committee : Please refer to our school website (https://www.nthyktpdss.edu.hk/tc/content.php?wid=4) for detailed information about our SMC.
(4) School Green Policy : Our school adopts school-based environmental policy aiming to enhance students’ environmental awareness, develop their environmentally friendly attitude, and promote green practices and environmental education so as to create a green campus. Environmental Ambassador Programme, talks, morning assemblies, extra-curricular activities, field trips and visits are organised to arouse students' awareness of environmental protection. We also adopt various measures to save energy and reduce wastes by the recycling programme.
Learning and Teaching Plan
(1) Whole-school Language Policy : Our school adopts Chinese as the teaching medium for effective learning and teaching. Strategies such as Language across Curricula, and small-class and group teaching are deployed so as to consolidate students’ English proficiency for further study and enhance student' learning efficacy in English. In addition, a wide array of English learning activities are organised to pique students’ interest in learning English. They include English Morning Assemblies, English Debate, Drama, Puppetry, English Performances, and Quizzes. The Native English Teacher Scheme and after-school English tutorial classes are arranged as well.
(2) Learning and Teaching Strategies : Our school strives to inculcate students’ positive learning attitude. Through the implementation of self-regulated learning, collaborate learning, lesson preparation and e-Learning strategies, we aim to enhance students’ participation in their own learning and enhance students' learning efficacy. Multiple assessment methods are adopted to assess students’ learning progress to achieve assessment as learning. To cultivate students’ reading habit, Reading across the curriculum is promoted through the collaboration of subjects in different Key Learning Areas and the implementation of reading award schemes. We also promote STEAM Education, implement various cross-curricular learning activities and organise after-school homework sessions for junior forms, tutorial classes and academic enhancement classes to enhance students’ learning effectiveness.
(3) School-based curriculum : 1. Electives: 2X and 3X. Please access school webpage (https://www.nthyktpdss.edu.hk/tc/content.php?wid=5) for more information on electives learning areas / groups, subject arrangements, etc.
2. Curriculum highlights: To enhance students' language and mathematical abilities, to broaden their knowledge, to develop their critical thinking, independent learning and interpersonal skills. To widen students' exposure to other learning experiences which suit their study needs, interests and abilities and to better equip students for further studies as well as meeting the needs of an ever-changing society.
(4) Major Renewed Emphases in the School Curriculum : Reading schemes and numerous cross-curricular reading activities are implemented to promote reading culture. Self-regulated Learning, collaborative learning, e-Learning, and STEM Education are also promoted to enhance students' participation and learning efficacy and hence the effectiveness of learning and teaching. Various kinds of activities are also held to foster students' correct values and positive attitude towards life.
(5) Life Planning Education : Our school adopts a whole school approach to promote career and life planning (CLP) education. We organise a wide variety of activities to assist students in making well-informed study/career decisions in accordance with their interests, abilities and orientations. We provide group and individual career counselling to support students in their life planning; we also set up a CLP Resources Centre to give students up-to-date study/career information.
Student Support
(1) Whole School Approach to Catering for Learner Diversity : We implement small class and group teaching, developed school-based curriculum as well as strategies related to collaborative learning and e-learning to cater for learners' diversities. Tutorials in Chinese and English and interest groups are organised for newly arrived children (NAC). The Healthy School Programme is implemented to cultivate positive values and promote healthy life styles among students.
(2) Whole School Approach to Integrated Education : The SEN Support Team is established for planning, implementing, and evaluating the support offered to SEN students and formulating the policies for integrated education. Members include Assistant Principal, Social Workers, Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Support Teachers. Our school makes effective and flexible use of the Learning Support Grant for the timely support to SEN students. We work closely with parents, school social workers, educational psychologists, speech therapist and professional staff from EDB to ensure the provision of appropriate support to our students. The Team is also responsible for making special arrangements for the internal tests and examinations for SEN students, and assisting the students with special needs for the application for HKEAA's special examination arrangements.
(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; and organising activities to create an inclusive learning environment in the school.
(4) Measures to provide adaptation for learning and assessment : One term test and one examination are conducted per school term. In addition, diversified continuous assessments are carried out for students, which include quizzes, discussions, presentations, practical work, etc.
Small group teaching is adopted in the subjects of Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics. Also, after-school tutorial classes and supplementary lessons are organised for students to support their learning.
Home-School Co-operation and School Ethos
(1) Home-School Co-operation : 1. Better communication and mutual trust between parents and teachers and parents and children can be enhanced through various kinds of activities held by the PTA.
2. Parent representatives for the SMC are elected so as to reflect the parents' views.
3. Parent Education is promoted through talks, workshops and parents' groups.
(2) School Ethos : We lay great emphasis on students' behaviour and conduct. We adopt the "Co-class Teacher System" from S.1 to S.6, which provides better support for individual students. With the concerted efforts of all teams/committees in the Whole Person Development Committee, various student support programmes and activities are organised according to students' needs at different stages of personal growth so as to inculcate students as responsible citizens. Counselling Team is set up to help students and the "One Student One Duty" Scheme has been launched. Also, 3 social workers from the International Social Services Hong Kong Branch station in school five days a week to provide professional advice for students. Our school has joined the School-based Educational Psychology Service and School-based Speech Therapy Service, Educational Psychologist and Speech Therapist will station in the school. Every S.1 student is required to join sports and arts activities, and social services to foster discipline and the spirit to serve others. Extra care is given to S.1 students with the introduction of S.1 Sunshine Teen Programme together with S.1 Adjustment Programme.
Future Development
(1) School Development Plan : 1. To enhance students' learning strategies.
2. To inculcate positive values in students as responsible and law-abiding citizens.
(2) Teacher Professional Training and Development : Our school encourages peer lesson observation, cooperative teaching of teachers and open lessons. We provide numerous resources to help teachers to pursue continuous professional development and keep up with the latest developments in the field of education. We organise Staff Development Days and take part in joint-school Teacher Symposium to enhance learning and teaching effectiveness. We provide support for newly-joined teachers through mentorship scheme so that they can better adapt to a new school environment.
Life-wide Learning (including Five Essential Learning Experiences to be provided through Key Learning Areas, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, etc.) : There are 24 clubs in our school which can be classified into three major types - academic, interest and service groups. There are also four Houses, namely "Intelligence", "Wisdom", "Health" and "Physique". Various inter-house competitions such as ball games and academic quizzes are held every year. Through their participation in various activities, students develop their sense of moral values and attitudes, skills and creativity, thus enabling them to attain an all-round development.
Others : Students with outstanding conduct and academic results in internal or public examinations are awarded with different scholarships. Students have been participating in a wide array of inter-school competitions and contests with flying colours, one of our S.5 students has been chosen as the "Tai Po District Outstanding Youth" because of his exceptional leadership and service abilities. Furthermore, our school actively took part in the Education Bureau's "Caring for Home and Country" community promotion program. We won two championships and one runner-up position in three different categories. Additionally, our school made a mark in the Government Secondary School "STEM Innovation and Technology Competition" by securing the runner-up position in the invention category. Other awards include the Tai Po District Outstanding Students Award, awards in English Debating Competitions, Essay-Writing competition, the Hong Kong Speech Festival, as well as numerous awards in the aspects of Chinese Literature, Mathematics, STEM Education, Science, Putonghua Public Speaking, as well as Sports and Music, to name but a few. To broaden students' horizons, the school encourages and supports students to join various exchange programmes to Singapore, Guangzhou, Zhangxi, Yunnan, Guangxi, and other cities.
Direct public transportation to School : Bus: 71K, 72X, 73, 73X, 74K, 74X, 75K, 75X, 271
Minibus: 20A, 20B, 20C, 20K, 26;
EastRail: Tai Po Market Station (Interchange Shuttle bus K12), Tai Wo Station (15-min walk);
Airbus: E41, A47X
Remarks : Please refer to our school website (http://www.nthyktpdss.edu.hk).
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  • School building of NTHYKTPDSS
    School building of NTHYKTPDSS
  • Our school offers diversified learning activities for students to participate
    Our school offers diversified learning activities for students to participate
  • A diversified school life experiences
    A diversified school life experiences

Last revision date: 8/12/2023