This primary school (students aged 6 to 12), uses small class teaching, cooperative learning, promotion of self-learning skills, and "invitation education" (i.e., teaching practices based on respect, trust, optimism and intentionality). The school widely employs ICT facilities: Teachers, students and parents can share materials (e.g., with the "electric schoolbag"), there is a distance-learning classroom for joined projects with other schools, and a "smart classroom" equipped with electric whiteboards. The school has a garden and library that are both taken care of by student teams. Every classroom has a mini performing stage and a reading corner; books are also spread all over the school to stimulate children to read there after school. The school offers reading programmes for children who arrive early in the morning at school, and intensive after-school tutoring and supervised homework sessions. Social activities include mixed-age "caring groups" who have one mentoring teacher and meet monthly, commendations for academic and social behaviour, and celebrations like birthday parties. The staff regularly attends seminars for professional development and engages in collaborative lesson planning, and peer lesson observation. Copyright © The Hong Kong Institute of Education, 2012.
|Publication status||Published - 2012|