Teaching Support

Professional training for Teachers

School-based English Enhancement Scheme (2011 – 2013)

We invited experts to coach our teachers in English teaching skills in 2011 – 2012 school year and shared one or two story books to children each month. In addition of our abundant teaching resources along with our arrangement of making ebooks and multimedia teaching accessible, we encouraged parents and children to read English stories online. In the school year of 2012 – 2013, we started having native English-speaking teachers on board and increased the number of English lessons in order to promote an English-speaking environment.

Overseas training – Korean Exchange Tour in Korea(2012 – 2013)

In order to help our teachers understand the teaching models and culture of kindergartens in other countries, we regularly organized overseas exchange tours. During their visits and professional exchange, our teachers gained an understanding of the conditions and school systems that governed local kindergartens. The tours also broadened their horizons and enriched their knowledge.

Kindergartens’ Middle Managers Training Project (2015 – 2016)

Hosted by the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China, the project aimed at providing training for teachers of middle management to enhance their management skills in terms of human resources, course design, team leadership, emergency response, and problem-solving which helped form highly effective teaching teams as well as organizations. The project also offered teachers who were middle management a series of work-related training for developing practical skills. They were trained to become a member of the middle management with vision and mission. Aim: “To enhance the management skills of teachers, who are middle management, in areas of human resources, course design, team leadership, emergency response, and problem-solving which helps form highly effective teaching teams as well as organizations.”

Overseas Training – Exchange Tour in Singapore (2015 – 2016)

Following the Korean Exchange Tour, we organized another exchange tour to Singapore where participating teachers gained a better understanding of different models of teaching and culture which in turn broadened their horizon and enriched their knowledge.

School-based Support (Kindergarten) Section of Education Bureau – Mainland-Hong Kong Teachers Exchange and Collaboration Programme 2016/17 – Division of Arts

“Mainland-Hong Kong Teachers Exchange and Collaboration Programme” was run by Hong Kong Education Bureau and funded by Education Development Fund. It has started since 2005 and garnered much acclaim. The programme was expanded to all kindergartens in Hong Kong in 2007 with an aim of fostering the exchange and collaboration between Mainland and Hong Kong Kindergarten teachers in designing and implementing music, physical, and visual arts activities. The 2012/13 school year even saw further expansion of the programme to cover mathematical thinking as an area of exchange as well as promoting school-based research in teaching. In 2016/17 school year, 12 expert teachers from Mainland stationed at our kindergarten to co-develop physical and arts activities as well as conduct thorough research with our teachers. By taking part in the programme which aligned with the development plan of our kindergarten – arts curriculum, we collaborated with Mainland expert teachers to organize activities, refine teaching models, and inspire teachers to reflect through conferences, course preparation activities, class audition, class inspection, and discussion which were instrumental to the development of our teachers. Children’s creativity, imagination, expressiveness as well as their sensibility to arts and aesthetics were nurtured as a result.

Joint-School Sponsoring Bodies Kindergartens’ Middle Managers Training Project (2017 – 2018)

The project was hosted by School Education Division of the Methodist Church, Hong Kong. It aimed to provide effective management training for kindergarten teachers, who were middle management, in areas of human resources, course design, team leadership, emergency response, and problem-solving which helped form highly effective teaching teams as well as organizations. The project also offered teachers who were middle management a series of work-related training for developing practical skills. They were trained to become a member of the middle management with vision and mission.

School-based Support (Kindergarten) Section of Education Bureau – Mainland-Hong Kong Teachers Exchange and Collaboration Programme 2018/19 – Division of Music

It had been the second year since we joined the programme. By taking part in the programme which aligned with the development plan of our kindergarten – arts curriculum, we collaborated with Mainland expert teachers to organize activities, refine teaching models, and inspire teachers to reflect through conferences, course preparation activities, class audition, class inspection and discussion which were instrumental to the developmental development of our teachers.

Overseas Training – Exchange Tour in Okinawa (2018 – 2019)

We regularly organized overseas exchange tours in order to enrich our colleagues’ exposure and knowledge of the world. The tours also served the purpose of bolstering team spirit among our colleagues and fostering their sense of belongings. We looked forward to broadening our teachers’ horizon and exposure to diverse cultures and teaching models as well as encouraging professional exchange through the tours.

Hong Kong Orff Schulwerk Association In-house Music Workshop (2019 – 2020)

We have made a particular effort to develop children’s potential in music. Having joined the Mainland-Hong Kong Teachers Exchange and Collaboration Programme 2018/19, we were proud of having ameliorated our music curriculum. In order to sustain our teachers’ professional development in this area, we invited Hong Kong Orff Schulwerk Association to offer music training for our teachers. The association formed Orff Schulwerk Teaching Team in October 2009 and has offered a number of training programmes featuring Orff Teaching Approach for music teachers since then. The training enabled the teachers to enhance their music teaching skills as well as experience a holistic and active approach of music education, for examples, body percussion, movement, ensembles, improvisation, etc.. By adopting such approach in the music class, teachers were able to arouse children’s interest in music.

Children Learning

Dulux “Let’s Colour” School Painting Project (2012 – 2013)

We joined Dulux “Let’s Colour” School Painting Project (2012 – 2013) to create a colorful school together by filling it with a spectrum of positive energy that knew no bounds. After open voting and panel assessment, we ranked one of the top 10 out of 30 competing schools in a mural painting competition and was awarded with distinction. The credit for such honour lay rightly on the joint effort of parents, children, alumni, and teachers to whom we were grateful. Their engagement illustrated what they had learned to make our school a desirable place for learning.

Pilot School campaign “Prevention First before Reuse and Recycling” (2013 – 2014)

We were privileged to become one of the three pilot schools to be invited to join the Early Childhood Education Pilot School Campaign “Prevention First before Reuse and Recycling”. The campaign was an environmental education initiative launched by the Environmental Protection Department in collaboration with the Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin). It aimed to promote an abstract concept of “use less, waste less” and to merge it with our philosophy of teaching in pre-primary settings. With a series of games and associated activities that were created in accordance with a set of general principles as well as from children’s point of view, the campaign embedded the message of “reduce, reuse, and recycle” (3E) across different areas of study that enabled the children to grasp the 3E concept through active learning activities which required practice, exploration, experience, performance, and recreation.

Bring Me A BookTM Hong Kong Parent-child Reading Project (2014 – 2015)

Bring Me A BookTM Hong Kong has dedicated to forming partnership with government departments, community education bodies and business corporations to provide children with books of best quality and training for child’s mentors which would pave the way for their success in study and life. Bring Me A BookTM Hong Kong provided us with selected books for children and assistance for running “Training of Child’s Mentor” which qualified teachers to become mentors. It also encouraged parents and children to read aloud together so that the culture of parent-child reading could be developed sustainably throughout the community.

The Quality Education Fund Thematic Network (QTN) on “Parent Education: Healthy Start Home Visit Program” (2015 – 2017)

We joined the QTN on “Parent Education: Healthy Start Home Visit Program” which was co-organized by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the University of Hong Kong. The purpose of the programme was to help parents look after the overall health, growth, and wellbeing of their child. The programme offered the following courses: 1) Certificate Course of “Family Ambassador” – to train parents to become “family ambassadors” and volunteer leaders who could share what they had learned from leading a team with other parents as to realize the idea of “helping others as well as oneself”. 2) Certificate Course of “Health Starts from Family” – to equip parents with knowledge and techniques in early childhood caring which served as a foundation of healthy childhood and family life.

Hong Kong Christian Service – On-site Preschool Rehabilitation Services Bridge-Integrated Education Service (2015-2020)

Hong Kong Christian Service provided on-site preschool rehabilitation service to children who had registered application for Special Child Care Centre or Integrated Programme in Kindergarten-cum-Child Care Centre services and help us create inclusive learning environments so that children with special needs can better integrate into schooling environment and community life, and lay a solid foundation for future development and learning.

“Kids go green” Project (2017 – 2018)

To maintain promotion of the “use less, waste less” culture in pre-primary education, the Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning (CECTL), part of the Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin), received support from the Environment and Conservation Fund and the Environmental Campaign Committee to roll out “Kids go green” project in 2016 -17. The project aimed at promoting the culture of “use less, waste less” across nursery schools and kindergartens in order to help children develop environmental awareness at an early stage and make “use less, waste less” a lifetime practice. The project mobilized parents and even the whole community to actively engage in waste reduction and recycling with a hope of shaping an environment-friendly culture as well as addressing the environmental crisis of Hong Kong. By taking part in training workshops for teaching professionals and sharing sessions, our teachers have reinforced the school-based culture of “use less, waste less”, refined the design of learning environment, and elevated the professional capacity of maintaining parents-school collaboration. With a package of innovative teaching materials, our teachers encouraged children to practice “use less, waste less” in daily life and become ambassadors of waste reduction. By accessing the “Kids go green Professional Teaching Network”, our teachers were able to share and exchange teaching experience of designing and implementing school-based 3R courses by which a culture of teaching “use less, waste less” concept was formed. On “Green Environment Day”, we worked alongside business leaders, government, and environmental groups to promote 3R concept across families, communities, and the whole society in order to arouse public awareness of environmental issues.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority – “Kiddie Family Moneyland Programme” (2017 – 2019)

Proper money management concept and attitude should start from early years. With this idea in mind, we participated in the Kiddie-Family Moneyland education programme which was launched by the Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin) and Hong Kong Monetary Authority. The programme included a series of experiential activities for children, professional training for teachers, talks, etc., for disseminating proper and responsible money management value to children, young people, and their family members.

“Kids go green – Biodiversity” Project (2018 – 2020)

We have been dedicating ourselves to environmental education. Following our participation in “Prevention First before Reuse and Recycling” and “Kids go green” projects launched by the Child Education Centre for Teaching and Learning (CECTL), part of the Department of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, we have also taken part in “Kids go green– Biodiversity” project which started from 2018 – 2019 school year. Based on the “use less, waste less” culture, the project, which aligned with the learning area of “nature and living” as laid out in “Kindergarten Education Curriculum Guide”, emphasized developing and sustaining children’s curiosity and exploratory spirit as well as imparting the values of appreciating and protecting the environment and nature. By taking part in a series of training workshops, teachers were better informed of the biodiversity. Their professional skills in leading children to explore and understand their surroundings were also enhanced.

Straighten Up School Scheme (2011 – 2020)

As we have been dedicating to spinal health of our children, we joined the 5th Community Chest Straighten Up School Campaign initiated by Children Chiropractic Foundation Limited (This campaign was selected to be showcased in Learning and Teaching Expo by Quality Education Fund in 2011) with a hope of promoting spinal protection and preventing spinal problems from young age. Having participated in the campaign for years, we are proudly regarded as an “outstanding school for spinal protection”. Our Head of School, Ms. CHAN On-yan, was even appointed an honorary education consultant for Children Chiropractic Foundation. The Foundation has offered us a matching service, “one school, one chiropractor”, along with advice and support to our effort in promoting spinal protection.