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School Development Plan

School Vision & Mission

The school aims at providing an all-round education which stresses both academic training and inculcation of moral virtues and development of personality. It has always been renowned as one guiding its students in pursuit of personal and academic excellence.

With the concerted efforts of our staff and the good communication between the school, parents and alumni, Po Leung Kuk No.1 W.H. Cheung College has become one of the most popular secondary schools in Wong Tai Sin. Having a well-defined mission, our school has established a harmonious working relationship and a good team spirit. Our curriculum places equal emphasis on the five Chinese virtues, namely, morals, intelligence, physical development, sociability and aesthetics, and helps develop students¡¦ potential to the full. In the years to come, by the continual provision of a high-quality education and a caring and stimulating school life, we aim to have our graduates enter universities and study in the faculties of their choices, thus enabling them to better equip themselves and make contribution to the prosperity of the society.

School Goals
Through providing a balanced choice of subjects in the eight key learning areas, and other learning experiences like moral and civic education, community service and career-related experiences, students can equip themselves with the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge to meet the challenges after their graduation.

School Motto
The school holds a motto of love, respect, diligence and honesty.

Core Values of Education
The school believes that through education, students will be provided with the values and ethics that are well-accepted. Moreover, their critical thinking and learning to learn skills which are essential for their life-long learning can be developed. Finally, through providing a variety of activities and experiences, students will be taught to make positive contribution to society.

Holistic Review

Effectiveness of the previous School Development Plan

Major Concerns

Extent of targets achieved, e.g. :

Fully Achieved;
Partly achieved;
Not achieved

Follow-up action, e.g. :

Incorporated as routine work; Continue to be major concerns in the next SDP;
Others

Remarks

  1. Evaluate the implementation of the NSS curriculum for further refinement

Fully achieved:

  • Offer appropriate subject combinations for students to choose
  • Modify the requirements of OLE
  • Enhance the quality of teaching
Incorporated as routine work

 

 

  1. Establish the Incorporated Management Committee (IMC)

Fully achieved:

  • Facilitate smooth transition from School Management Committee (SMC) to Incorporated Management Committee (IMC)
  • Set up IMC
  • Transfer assets from SMC to IMC
  • Elect IMC Managers
  • Monitor the running of IMC

 

Incorporated as routine work

 

Evaluation of the School's Overall Performance

PI Areas

Major Strengths

Areas for Improvement

  1. School Management
  • The school¡¦s vision and mission are embraced by the teachers.
  • The school policies are in line with those guidelines laid down by Po Leung Kuk and the Education Bureau.
  • The school organization chart illustrates the relationships among different committees.
  • The senior teachers like the Assistant Principals and subject heads are well performing their duties.
  • Teachers are clear about their teaching and administrative duties.
  • Different committees have been set up which bear well-defined responsibilities.
  • The supporting staff like the staff in the Office and the teaching assistants work well with the teaching staff.
  • The appraisal system for teachers is well-developed with the inclusion of self-evaluation by the teachers.
  • The Incorporated Management Committee is committed and renders full support to the school.
  • Parents and alumni can be more involved and make more contribution to the school.
  • The PTA will arrange shorter talks and workshops, and interest groups to encourage parent participation.
  • The Alumni Association will encourage greater alumni involvement in school affairs such as being tutors of tutorial classes for both junior and senior forms and being guest speakers in the sharing sessions organized by the Careers Team.
  1. Professional Leadership
  • The school head and senior teachers are familiar with the education and curriculum reform and is proactive in initiating new ideas.
  • The school head adopts a participative leadership and the staff is encouraged to take part in school affairs.There are sufficient channels for the staff to express their views on school policies.
  • There is adequate empowerment to staff.
  • Resources are deployed in accordance with the school development plan.
  • The working relationship between the Incorporated Management Committee, senior teachers and the staff is harmonious and the staff has a strong sense of belonging and a good team spirit.
  • The school is providing a range of quality education services to the students.
  • Policies are formulated in consideration of the best interest of students.
  • A more bottom-up and shared decision-making atmosphere on school policies can be cultivated.
  • The accountability of the various committees and panels can further be improved through putting greater emphasis on SVAIS data.
  1. Curriculum and Assessment
  • The school has formulated curriculum goals and policies according to students¡¦ needs and curriculum reform imperatives by EDB and CDC.
  • The school develops school-based curriculum based on the curriculum prepared by CDC.Curriculum development plans are modified.
  • The school offers NSS subject combinations which meet students¡¦ needs and interest.
  • Subject chairmen encourage teachers to exchange information and opinions on curriculum matters.
  • Evaluation of each curriculum is conducted at the end of the school year.
  • Curriculum and assessments are closely linked.Assessment information is used for reviewing curriculum goals and setting follow-up work.
  • Fairness and openness are maintained in the assessment system.All papers are set with the consensus of teachers concerned in the department.
  • Questions of different levels of difficulty are set to cater for individual learner diversity.
  • Various modes of assessments by different parties e.g. parents and peers are integrated into learning to evaluate the learning outcomes.Many subjects incorporate peer assessment and self-assessment into project work and other assignments for continuous assessment.
  • There are too many different kinds of SBA for senior forms to handle.Further spacing out of assessments should help reduce students¡¦ pressure and workload.
  • Formative assessments should be further integrated into the assessment system.
  1. Student Learning and Teaching
  • The teaching strategies employed are in line with the learning objectives and targets.Teachers help students gain control of their learning and encourage higher-order thinking.
  • Teachers adopt a broad range of teaching strategies to maximize students¡¦ participation and let students assume more responsibility for their learning.
  • Support for the able and less-able students is provided.Remedial, enrichment and bridging programmes are launched to address learner differences.
  • To cultivate students¡¦ interest in reading, each panel has a programme to promote reading through various activities.
  • Time allocated for assemblies, class periods, special school functions is considered carefully to cater for students¡¦ other learning experiences.
  • There is a high level of parental involvement in students¡¦ educational activities.

 

  • To promote self-directed learning, learning activities which require decision making and Investigative Study will be devised.
  • More effective teaching strategies like preparing worksheets of different levels of difficulty, offering extra lessons to less-able students to enhance their learning motivation will be adopted to handle students¡¦ special educational needs.
  • Apart from task-based and problem-based assignments, more assignments should be designed to develop students¡¦ ability to formulate, present their views and debate on others¡¦ views.Learning could then be achieved through sharing, discussing and critically reviewing others¡¦ ideas.
  • Better school facilities e.g. desk-top computers and other IT equipment should be available in classrooms and staff rooms respectively.
  • Better cross-subject collaboration should be encouraged.
  1. Student Support
Guidance
  • Programmes of providing successful experiences have been introduced. Weeks of main theme have created a sense of satisfaction in students¡¦ school life.Most students enjoyed the games stalls and shows held in the theme weeks.
  • The volunteer group ¡§Yee Ki¡¨ is organized to help students develop their spirit of caring for others and serving the community.

Guidance

  • A theme week titled ¡¥To Serve Others¡¦ will be introduced to enhance students¡¦ sense of responsibility.
  • Workshops on goal setting and learning attitude will be provided for less-able F.1 students.

Discipline

  • Talks and exhibitions are held regularly to cultivate in students a positive attitude towards life.
  • Leadership training programmes and Interflow programmes among schools are held to foster students¡¦ leadership.

Discipline

  • To enhance students¡¦ sense of responsibility and their roles in the community, ¡¥Time management¡¦ and ¡¥Life planning¡¦ will be the themes of the Board Decoration Competition of the Outstanding Class Award.
  • To cater for the more-able students, Head Prefects and senior prefects will be assigned more challenging roles such as planning and being group leaders in the prefect training camp.
Moral and Civic Education
  • Form-teachers¡¦ periods in F.1 - F.3, speeches and talks during assemblies, exhibitions and quizzes, etc are provided, to help inculcate positive values in students.
  • Students are eager to participate in mainland tours which foster their national identity.
  • Collaboration with other departments has been strengthened in the provision of moral and civic education.
  • The QEF project to be conducted in 2015/16 will promote the importance of environmental protection and improve students¡¦ presentation skills.

Moral and Civic Education

  • The teaching materials for F.1-F.3 Form-teachers¡¦ periods will be reviewed to include more up-to-date information.

PTA

  • The Form One Orientation Day is held in late August every year to help new students to get used to the new school environment.The students and parents are informed of school policies, regulations, activities, etc.After the talks, there is a guided tour around the school organized for both students and parents.
  • According to their feedback, nearly 100% of the students and parents were satisfied with the speakers since they are proficient and have given them the information they need.Besides, they were very interested in the school tour as it can really help them to know more about the new school environment.
  • Another talk for F.1 parents is held in mid-September to let them know more about their children¡¦s life at school and what they can do to help their children adapt to the new school environment.

PTA

  • The parents were very eager to ask questions, so more time should be left for the Q & A session.

Co-curricular activities

  • Our co-curricular activities (CCA) are mainly organized by students to provide opportunities for the students to train their leadership.Most senior form students are energetic and enthusiastic about running CCA.Professional coaches are hired in some CCA groups (e.g. table tennis, dance, football) to provide students with professional training.Inter-class sports competitions are launched in order to boost the spirit of the classes.
  • Evaluation based on the report of Stakeholders¡¦ Survey (2013-2014)¡XViews on support for student development:
    Parents and teachers had favourable opinion on the co-curricular activities in our school as a whole, for it was strongly supported by the replies to the Stakeholders¡¦ Survey done in 2013-2014, e.g.
    • For items¡XNo. 10 of Parents¡¦ View and No.21 of Students¡¦ View--¡§Through participation in the school¡¦s extra-curricular activities, my child¡¦s learning opportunities in respect of extra-curricular knowledge and life skills, etc. are increased.¡¨:
      --Parents¡¦ view¡X Agree: 66%; Disagree: 8.4%
      --Students¡¦ view¡XAgree: 67.6%; Disagree: 11.7%
    • For item¡XNo.51 of Teachers¡¦ View--¡§The school¡¦s extra-curricular activities can help extend students¡¦ learning experiences.¡¨
      --Teachers¡¦ view¡XAgree: 73.7%; Disagree: 10.5%

Co-curricular activities

  • More voluntary services will be introduced in order to give more chances for our students to serve the others.

Alumni Association

  • The alumni are very willing to offer support to our students in various aspects.
  • F.1-F.3 low-achievers are benefited from the weekly tutorial classes during school days and the two-week summer tutorial classes instructed by our former students.
  • The alumni also contribute their effort by offering oral feedback and constructive advice to the F.5 students in the centralized English and Chinese speaking classes.
  • The alumni generously offer scholarships to our students.
  • Our students also have a chance to work with the alumni in the activities held by the Alumni Association such as sports activities and organizing banquets.
  • The alumni are very willing to share their valuable advice and experience with the F.3 students concerning subject selection matters.They are also invited by the Careers Section to be the helpers of the F.6 Mock Interview Workshops and offer assistance on the day of releasing the HKDSE results.

Alumni Association

  • The Alumni Association will make good use of a more user-friendly social networking site, Facebook, and the school¡¦s webpage together with the conventional way of sending emails to regularly update the news concerning the Alumni Association and the school so as to achieve the target of developing a closer bond between the alumni and the school.
6. Partnership

 

PTA

  • The parents, in general, maintain a good relationship with the school.Over 90% of them were pleased to let their children study in this school as reflected in the stakeholders¡¦ survey.
  • The PTA committee members are very helpful and they help much in organizing different activities.Besides, they do a great job in bridging the gap between the school and the parents as they always help the parents to raise questions concerning school policies and different issues in the committee meetings and thus help to clear up misunderstandings.
  • Talks and workshops on various topics are arranged for parents to help them understand more about their children and communicate with them more skillfully.

PTA

  • The PTA regularly organizes activities including talks, workshops, handicraft classes, cookery courses, etc. for parents and students.However, only a small number of parents actively participated in the activities organized by the school and Parent-Teacher Association.
  • Since most of them are working parents, the talks and workshops are held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, hoping that they can attend those activities after work.
  • Moreover, we are trying to organize more interest groups which take them less time.And in those courses, parents and students can work together and learn some skills and it also provides an opportunity to cultivate a better parent-child relationship.

Alumni Association

  • The Alumni Association organizes various activities to maintain a good and harmonious relationship between the school and the alumni.These activities include annual general meetings, banquets, sports activities, etc.
  • A strong sense of belonging to the school has been cultivated among the alumni.They show continuous support to the development of the school and participate actively in school activities such as being the guest of honour of the Athletics Meet, performing in the Christmas Variety Show and providing tuition for our students.
  • Mr. Ernest Wong Yiu Kit is the Alumni Manager of the IMC of our school (2015-2016).

Alumni Association

  • The Alumni Association will organize more new activities to encourage active participation from the alumni and continue to cultivate a stronger bond between the school and the alumni.
7. Attitude and
    Behaviour

Discipline

  • Most of the students are self-disciplined and receptive to advice and guidance.
  • Most of the students like their school and get along well with their classmates.

Discipline

  • More positive messages can be conveyed to students through school assemblies.

8. Participation and
    Achievement

Participation in Inter-school Events:

Students actively participated in Inter-school competitions during 2012-2015.

  • In the academic year 2012-2013 the head count for F.1 to F.3 was 403 and that for F.4 to F.6 was 321.
  • In the academic year 2013-2014 the head count for F.1 to F.3 was 419 and that for F.4 to F.6 was 252.
  • In the academic year 2014-2015 (up to May) the head count for F.1 to F.3 was 315 and that for F.4 to F.6 was 121.

Achievement

Prizes (including championship, 1st and 2nd runner-up):

  • Sports competitions
  • 2012-2013

    148

    2013-2014

    101

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    107

  • Writing competitions
  • 2012-2013

    3

    2013-2014
    6
    2014-2015 (up to May)
    1
  • Mathematics competitions
  • 2012-2013

    78

    2013-2014

    114

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    24

  • Verse Speaking competitions
  • 2012-2013

    10

    2013-2014

    13

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    14

  • Slogan competitions
  • 2012-2013

    0

    2013-2014

    4

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    2

  • Music competitions
  • 2012-2013

    4

    2013-2014

    4

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    4

  • Art competitions
  • 2012-2013

    89

    2013-2014

    11

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    16

  • Science competitions
  • 2012-2013

    59

    2013-2014

    86

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    23

  • Project competitions
  • 2012-2013

    0

    2013-2014

    0

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    3

  • Other competitions
  • 2012-2013

    12

    2013-2014

    24

    2014-2015 (up to May)

    15

 

 

 

SWOT Analysis

Our Strengths

  • Our staff have a shared vision and mission.
  • Students can understand teaching instructions in English.
  • Students are well-behaved and susceptible to advice.
  • The majority of students are hard-working.
  • Senior students strive for good DSE Exam results in order to enter universities.
  • Students are active in taking up important posts.
  • Teachers are capable and responsible.
  • Teachers adopt a great variety of teaching strategies to maximize learning.
  • All regular English and Putonghua teachers have met the LPR.
  • Teacher-student relationships are good.
  • Our parents support our school.

Our Weaknesses

  • Most students come from less well-off families.
  • Many students have limited exposure to English and insufficient English support outside of school.
  • Some students lack IT support at home.
  • Some students lack the initiative to learn.
  • Self-esteem of students in weaker classes is lower, leading to poorer learning attitude.

Our Opportunities

  • Our school has gained recognition from parents and students in the district.
  • There is a good team spirit and a harmonious relationship among the staff members.
  • There is a close tie among the school, the PTA, and the Alumni Association.
  • The school maintains the operation of five Form One classes.
  • Class size gets smaller.
  • Most students have gradually established the habit of communicating with English teachers in English outside the classroom.
  • Our staff are eager to use different teaching techniques.
  • The MMLC will be equipped with iMac.

Our Threats

  • The number of students in Hong Kong is dropping.
  • There is keen competition from traditional DSS and international schools.
  • There is a widening diversity of students¡¦ learning abilities.
  • Students increasingly vary in terms of characteristics and strengths.
  • Most students have poor time management because of preoccupation with IT and smartphones.
  • More students with SEN like visual or hearing impairment are admitted.

School Development Plan (3-school-year period)

Major Concerns for a period of 3 school years

1. Enhance self-directed learning
Major Concerns
Targets
Time Scale
(Please insert )
A General Outline of Strategies
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Enhance self-directed learning

  • Extend self-directed learning to more subjects




  • Provide more opportunities for students to stretch their capabilities.
  • Cater for students¡¦ diversified need in classroom teaching
  • Maximize the potential of more-able students and enhance the learning motivation of the comparatively less-able ones
  • Promote e-learning through the use of iPads in teaching
  • Make use of iPads to facilitate learning
  • Promote the writing of Study Reports
 
  • Enhance the writing and presentation skills of F.2 students through workshops

2. Enhance Career and Life Planning (CLP) education and services
Major Concerns
Targets
Time Scale
(Please insert )
A General Outline of Strategies
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3

Enhance Career and Life Planning (CLP) education and services

  • Raise students¡¦ awareness and understanding of their career and academic aspirations




  • Promote the importance of CLP
  • Provide opportunities for exploration and confirmation of career interests
  • Equip students with knowledge, skills and attitude to make wise decisions in CLP
 
  • Develop students¡¦ life-long learning skills like time management, goal-setting and reflection
  • Assist parents and students in planning and preparing students¡¦ career pathways
  • Organize career-related talks and workshops
  • Provide individual guidance to cater for needs of students with different abilities
  • Develop teachers¡¦ professionalism in offering support for students¡¦ CLP
  • Encourage teachers to attend seminars and training related to CLP
  • Raise teachers¡¦ capacity and provide support to conduct career guidance