Founded in 1978, the school is to celebrate its 40th anniversary this school year. In retrospect to the past 40 years, the school has always adhered to the spirit of the school motto “Be Orderly and Respectful”, abided by the education philosophy of placing equal significance on both Chinese and English learning, both arts and sciences, and both further studies and career pursuit, and is committed to providing students with an all-round education that nurtures their moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development. Thanks to Kiangsu Chekiang And Shanghai Residents (H.K.) Association’s dedicated support, outstanding leadership of the Incorporated Management Committee and the concerted efforts of both teachers and students, our students excel in both academic and non-academic performances.
Academically, our students have obtained brilliant results in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. On average, over 70% of our Form Six graduates are admitted to local degree courses via JUPAS and about 30% are admitted to the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Science and Technology every year. Almost all our graduates further their studies in tertiary institutes. From time to time, our school receives letters from local universities in recognition of our graduates’ outstanding academic performances including being awarded scholarships or Dean’s List designation, and even receiving international professional awards. While our students are committed to their academic learning, they also participate enthusiastically in extra-curricular activities and open competitions. Our students receive over 400 awards annually including those in international competitions. With the exemplary performance of our students, our school has been awarded the Outstanding School Award by the Education Bureau.
We are currently in the 21st century’s knowledge-based society facing the rapid development of science and technology as well as the challenges of globalization. The community needs talents with creativity, problem solving, communication, collaboration, critical thinking skills and information technology capabilities. The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum, which emphasizes the enrichment of students’ biliteracy and trilingualism, and actively promotes STEM education, e-learning and self-regulated learning through which we aim to foster students’ ability to innovate in science and technology and solve problems as well as to be able to learn. The Monthly Moral Education and Liberal Studies Discussions are arranged for students to investigate social issues from multiple perspectives and to enhance their critical thinking and communication skills. There are more than 60 extra-curricular clubs and societies in the school, and coaches are hired to provide professional training for students. Every year, an originated English musical is produced and performed in order to enlighten our students to showcase their talents and cultivate teamwork.
The school attaches great importance to cultivating students’ life virtues and implements the school-based moral education with a whole-school approach. We co-organize personal growth schemes with governmental organizations to help students face the changes brought about by personal growth and to cultivate positive values and attitudes towards life. Meanwhile, the school spares no effort in strengthening students’ life planning and assisting students in preparation for further studies and career pursuit. Every year, students are arranged to participate in different charity activities and social services through which students care about the society and help the needy in the community.
In order to deepen students’ understanding of the development of the motherland and broaden their global vision, the school conducts cultural and academic exchange tours to the Mainland and outside Hong Kong for all our Form One and Four students, as well as organizes Kiangsu and Chekiang Provinces academic exchange tours and English overseas exchange tours during the summer vacation.
With the opening of the School Extension Building in 2017, the school’s learning and teaching environment and school facilities have been further enhanced. Envisioning the future, our school, based on our solid foundation, will instill new impetus into the development of the school by strengthening the heartfelt collaboration with different stakeholders, as well as keep abreast of the times. We will work hand-in-hand to gear towards our shimmering 50th anniversary and to cultivate more talents for our society and the country.
Chan Nga Lai