Characteristics of School

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School Organization


  • School Management Committee, Principal, Deputy Principal, Assistant Principals. Policies related to daily operation are handled by the School Policy Group.



School Management Committee


  • SMC is formed by 5 members from our school sponsoring body, 5 professionals, School Principal, 1 teacher manager and 1 parent manager.



Sustainable Development Policy


  • Sustainable Development has been an area of our major concern for the past few years, and will continue to sustain in the years to come. We attempt to make CFSS an effective platform to practise and promote sustainable development so that students can realize how human activities have impacted on the planet and adopt positive and sustainable behaviour from a young age. We hope that sustainable living would be something that our students take home with them from school. Our school's Policy of Sustainable Development (green policy) follows two lines: (1) Environmental protection and (2) Preservation of cultural heritage. Sustainable Development Team is set up to promote sustainable development on campus. Under the Team, the Operation Team conducts energy-saving and environmental protection practices: temperature, lighting, green office procurement and operation principles, waste management and green laboratories. As for cultural heritage, the concept of sustainable development is a topic in such subjects as Integrated Humanities, Geography and Liberal Studies. We joined the Sustainable Development School Award Programme, and clinched "Gold Award School" two sessions in a row in 2009-2010 and 2010-2012 from the Council for Sustainable Development Hong Kong. Besides, the UNESCO Team educates students on the concept of intangible heritage. We achieved the award of the status of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD ) Experimental Schools in China presented by UNESCO China in Sept. 2012.



Complaint Handling Policy






Whole-school Language Policy


  • English is our medium of instruction. All our English teachers have attained the Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers ("benchmarking"), and our students' command of English meets the requirements set out in EDB's "Medium of Instruction Policy for Secondary Schools". An English Bridging Course is provided for S.1 students, and students may choose to study Chinese Language in Putonghua. We also strive to improve the biliterate and trilingual competence of our students. Interest courses in Spanish, French and Japanese will be offered this year outside normal class schedule.



Learning & Teaching Strategies


  • In high-tech teaching, we choose advanced computer hardware and systems together with the latest authorized software, e.g. mobile learning platform, latest cloud technology, to upgrade teaching. Life-wide learning activities include project-based learning, visits, excursions, social service, local and overseas education tours. As for human resources, the size of the class is small (30 students in each class on average). The teacher-student ratio is 1:12.8. Two English teachers (including a NET) are arranged to teach junior oral classes.



The School-based curriculum consists of the following


  • Electives:

2X and 3X. With Maths Extension Modules M1 & M2 as options;


  • Curriculum highlights:

Our School launched junior form (i.e. S.1 - S.3) PSHE subject integration in 2004, incorporating EPA, History, and Geography into Integrated Humanities. Besides, introducing Enrichment Course and reforming Science and IT curricula for junior levels pave the way for NSS. Project-based Learning is also included in the S.1 and S.2 curricula whereas Creative Media is introduced in the S.3 IT curriculum. In NSS, 13 electives are offered for students to choose.



Key Learning Areas


  • Reading to Learn:

Reading is instilled in students through various subjects to increase their exposure to reading. Extensive Reading Award Scheme is introduced to encourage students to build up a healthy reading habit. To further enhance students' interest, class libraries will be installed: from 12/13 onwards, such libraries will be set up in S.1 first. In the School Library, the pilot e-Book scheme, introduced last year, will be continued.


  • IT for interactive learning:

Above-standard equipment are provided in the two Classrooms of the Future (for IT, EC and LS lessons), Creative Learning Centre (IT, Visual Arts and Music), Computer Room (latest hardware and software for IT and ICT) and High-definition Campus TV (Creative Media).


  • Project-based Learning (PBL):

Project-based Learning module (S.1 & S.2) and Presentation Skills module (S.2) in Enrichment Course empower students with substantial PBL knowledge and presentation skills.


  • Moral and Civic Education:

"Personal Quality Recognition System" introduced by Moral and Civic Education Team, Discipline Team and Counselling Team promotes positive moral values and behaviour among students.


  • Sustainable Development (SD)

Our school actively enhances students' understanding of the concepts of SD, which has been one of our areas of major concern for the past 3 years. All subjects should incorporate the elements of SD while students will enthusiastically apply the acquired SD concepts in daily life. Moreover, our school has been given the Gold Award school in SD School Award Programme Prize. We were one of the Winning Teams in 2011-12 UNDESD & HK Award Scheme: ESD Programme (Environment) held by UNESCO Hong Kong Association. We are qualified as the Experimental School, testifying to our efforts and contributions in SD.





Whole School Approach to Catering for Student Diversity


  • The school actively develops gifted education. With the Education Bureau's 3-tier structure as the blueprint, students are provided with different opportunities by all teachers through different activities. Besides school-based courses, students may develop creativity, leadership, sports, music and arts through gifted education and co-curricular activities. In addition, we hold several pull-out programmes every year. The learning areas include languages (Bi-literacy and Tri-lingualism), creativity and leadership. These aim at enhancing students' potentials and interests, but not rote drilling. There are about 200 student-participants every year. The School actively participates in the gifted education courses provided by EDB, HKAGE and other tertiary institutes. These courses include creative writing, mathematics, humanities, sports, music and arts. Students with exceptional talents are provided with enhanced training, post-competition counselling and scholarships. Educational psychological assessment and tutorial/remedial classes are also provided to take care of the diverse needs of individual students. All subjects, both in junior and senior levels, offer group/individual tutorials to students during free periods and after school by teachers/teaching assistants. Our School arranges education tours to mainland China and other countries during long vacations. In the past two years, students visited Inner Mongolia, Dongguan, Taiwan, the UK, Abu Dhabi, etc.



Measures to provide accommodation for Learning and Assessment


  • At each level and for each subject, continuous assessment (weighting ranging from 30% to 100%) and regular tests are conducted to evaluate students' ability and effectiveness in learning so that teachers can tailor their teaching to students' needs. Our academic assessments are based on performance in homework, oral reports, group work and classroom behaviour. Our project-based learning programme requires students to deliver a large-scale presentation of their research findings in addition to written reports so as to boost their analytical power as well as public speaking and presentation skills.



School Facility





  • The Y2K school campus is adopted in our school. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with computers, broadband networks and projectors.
  • Major sports facilities include a large sports ground of 1900 sq. meters (for archery, handball, tennis and volleyball training), a gymnasium, a volleyball court and a basketball court.
  • Advanced IT facilities: Internet service of 1G bps Symmetric, extensive high-speed Wi-Fi Coverage, Creative Learning Centre, Classrooms of the Future and Computer Room equipped with 100 Tablets, interactive pen display and software for music composition, a high-definition Campus TV station.
  • All major repairs and additions will be completed in MR(1) and MR(2) during 2021-2022 in phases.





Home-School Co-operation


  • Parent-Teacher Association is established to act as a bridge between the School and parents. To help parents cope with challenges of parenting, our PTA organizes various workshops to help parents understand the needs of teenagers.



School Ethos


  • Our approach is proactive, interactive and down-to-earth. We advocate self-discipline in our students, and combine discipline with counselling in enhancing students' self-image. Our on-campus social worker and educational psychologist provide pertinent guidance to students in need. S.1-S.3 students are required stay in school for lunch. During the lunch period, comprehensive cultural and educational co-curricular activities are regularly organized. Various uniformed groups are also established to heighten students' sense of discipline and civic responsibility. In addition, Personal & Social Education (PSE) is used to raise the overall quality of students by reaffirming CFSS core values. It is our new approach in actualizing this area of concern. And whole-school approach in the process is indispensable.