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School Sponsoring Body

Sik Sik Yuen

Year of Commencement of Operation

1969

School Type

Aided Co-educational EMI School

Class Structure

31 classes, with 5 classes each in F.1 – F.5 whereas 3 classes each in F.6 – F.7.

Number of Students

1203 students in 2008-2009 academic year.

School Building and Facilities

Our school currently comprises 26 classrooms, 2 remedial rooms, 5 laboratories, 2 Multimedia Learning Centres, a Computer Room, a Geography Room, an Art and Design Room, a Music Room, a Design and Technology Room, a Home Economics Room, a Library, a Student Activity Room, an Interviewing Room, a Staff Common Room, a PTA Resources Room, a Conditioning Centre and a School Hall. All the classrooms, the School Hall and the special rooms are air-conditioned.
The Sik Sik Yuen has been promoting Information Technology (IT) in education. A network has been set up in the school building to link up over 200 computers and 100 notebooks. To facilitate teaching and learning, both staff and students can have access to the Internet in all the staff rooms, classrooms and special rooms through a lease line.

Supervisor / Chairman of School Management Committee

Mr. Chan Chant Fai

Principal

Ms. Keung Yuen Kwan, Agnes





Characteristics of School

Management & Organization:

The school-based management mode is adopted. On the Incorporated Management Committee are parents, alumni, incumbent teachers, the principal and a host of others recommended by Sik Sik Yuen. Stronger ties with parents and greater cooperation with relevant bodies are encouraged to create an ideal learning environment.

Learning & Teaching:

We are student-oriented and we regard development of generic skills our primary concern. Diversified learning activities and tailored made curricula are adopted to cater for the needs of students of different abilities and to enable them to derive pleasure from their academic achievements. Use of IT in learning is also emphasized to encourage self-study and creativity.

Policy on Medium of Instruction:

All subjects, except Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Chinese History, Putonghua and Moral & Civic Education, are taught in English. Thematic projects in English, Speak Putonghua campaigns, reading programmes, public speaking, English presentation by each class in morning assembly, debate, mini drama, Oversea English Trip are organized to help students master the 'Two Languages, Three Dialects'.

Policy on Curriculum:

For F1 to F3, a school-based curriculum is adopted to cater for students with different abilities, interests and special needs. Arts and Science streams are offered in F4 and students can choose according to their interests and abilities.

Planning for the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum

Other than Chinese Langange, English Langange, Mathematics and Libered Studies as compulsory subjects, students are required to choose three elective subjects. Our school offers twelve elective subjects, including Economics, Business, Accounting & Financial Studies, Geography, History, Chinese History, Chinese Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Information and Communication Technology, Visual Arts and Physical Education. There are altogether nineteen combinations of elective subjects and students can choose any one of them.

Whole School Approach to Catering for Student Diversity:

Small Group teaching is operated among the subjects: Chinese, English and Mathematics in Junior Forms in order to cater for student diversity. Furthermore, small group tutoring are also provided in some other subjects.

Support Measures for Academically Gifted/Under-privileged Students:

The academically gifted students are highly recommended to participate relevant training courses & competition outside school. Numerous scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic results.

For underachievers, remedial teaching and small group tutoring are given.

Policy on Academic Assessment:

There are two examinations(December and June)and one uniform test(March to April)in one academic year. Their weighting is as follows:
First Examination 35%, Uniform Test 15%, Final Examination 50%; Continuous Assessment(Homework, dictation, quizzes, projects and book reports) will take up no more than 20% of the yearly total score.

Policy on Class Promotion /Detention:

Concessional promotion is at times granted to deserving students who will then be asked to attend remedial classes in summer.

Extra-curricular / Co-curricular Activities

We have more than forty clubs and interest groups. Through inter-house activities and competitions our students develop organizational abilities and a sense of belonging to the school. Co-curricular activities further enhance their knowledge outside the classroom and help them form good habits. To widen their horizons, boost their confidence and facilitate exchange of experiences, they actively participate in interschool contests and charity events organized by outside bodies. We also organize numerous cultural exchange tours to China and other countries for our students.

Academic & Non-academic Performance:

Academically, our F5 and F7 students rise far above the average passing percentages of secondary schools in Hong Kong. Students also excel in extra-curricular activities such as Verse Speaking, Dancing, Odyssey of the Mind, Scrabble, Visual Arts, Basketball, Hand Ball, Athletics, Debates, Environmental Conservation, Information Technology & Uniform Groups etc.

Besides, through life-wide learning, Moral and Civic Education and National Education, we aim to foster our students a positive attitude towards life, a proper value system, a sense of local and national identity and a global vision.

School Ethos & Support to Students :

We aim to create a caring, harmonious learning environment in which students can subconsciously acquire a positive aggressiveness, self-discipline and mutual respect among themselves and become patriotic youths with clear objectives and ideals.

Training and Development for Teachers:

Teachers are urged to actively take up professional development courses, to cumulate strength so as to nurture a learning organization and culture and a team of professional teachers who can keep abreast of the times and ensure the school's sustainable development.

Focus development of the current school year and items of forthcoming development:

2009-2012 School Development Plan

Major Concerns:

To enhance

1. To enhance language proficiency

1.1 To foster a reading habit and enhance reading skills;

1.2 To boost speaking skills and thinking skills;

1.3 To enhance presentation skills.

2. To foster confidence in learning

2.1 To enhance teaching effectiveness;

2.2 To build up students’ learning skills;

2.3 To cater for learner diversity.

3. To nurture good habits

3.1 To instill good practices of time management;

3.2 To strive for improvement in discipline;

3.3 To help students develop a sense of direction.