It is our vision that our graduates should have good command of written Chinese and English, and can speak fluent Cantonese, Putonghua and English. We seek to create a motivating language learning environment through organizing a rich array of English / Putonghua related activities and promoting reading. The Language Across Curriculum Committee actively promotes learning in English and creates a language-rich environment through cross-curriculum collaboration.
To achieve the aims of education for the 21st Century, our priorities accord to enabling our students to enjoy learning, enhance their effectiveness in communication, and develop their creativity and sense of commitment.
We have included drama as part of the language curriculum in junior levels and have strengthened the development of STEM education in Mathematics and science subjects to fully explore and develop the potentials of students. Meanwhile, we pay equal attention to the development of other subjects and are willing to invest resources on the curriculum reform of those subjects. In recent years, we will keep on perfecting our teaching strategies and launching diversified teaching such as cooperative learning, self-directed learning, design thinking and gamification of learning.
In our school timetable, there is a "Reflection Period" designed to boost the active learning of the students. A wide range of co-curricular activities are also provided to broaden the horizons of our students; for instance, the Drama Festival, Music Festival, Dance Festival, Life-wide Learning Day, Outbound Cultural Exchange. Cooperate with various tertiary institutions and professional organizations, we provide enrichment programs such as Chinese medicine knowledge and cloud platform operation in a way to harness our students' potentials.
In addition to placing strong emphasis on the interface between the Senior and Junior Secondary curriculum, we also strive to cater students' interests, abilities and career plans. On top of core subjects in Senior Forms, we have taken into account of students' learning preferences and strength in different subjects by offering more than 10 elective subjects covering diverse disciplines including Science, Arts, Business and Technology subjects.
All students in Pui Tak have participated in the BYOD Programme. In both face-to-face and online lessons, Information Technology is widely used to promote interactive learning, enabling students to attain a deeper understanding of the subject learned and building their life-long learning capabilities. Various e-learning platforms are adopted to enable students to conduct online lessons, self-directed learning, submit completed homework and engage in interactive discussion.
To encourage students to learn through reading, reading elements have been infused into the curricula of language and non-language subjects. To promote the reading culture in school, teachers and students are invited to participate in regular reading sharing activities. We have also set up an Extensive Reading Reward Scheme aiming at cultivating students’ reading interest and regular reading habit.
To cater for learner diversity, small class size is implemented in teaching the four core subjects, namely Chinese, English, Mathematics and Liberal Studies, and Enhancement classes are conducted after school to help those with different learning needs. School-based curricula, instruction approaches and assessments are adapted according to students' abilities and needs so as to strengthen their learning effectiveness.
We put strong emphasis on the quality and quantity of homework and effective marking by our teachers. Homework guidelines are provided for each subject. Assignment inspections are conducted every school year to evaluate students' learning progress and standards, which also allow teachers to develop and employ more effective teaching strategies in class.