Curriculum Development Print

1. International Campus

We have been developing an international campus with a considerable population about 40 % of non-Chinese students. They are supported with a rich language environment and through the enrichment courses to attain trilingual proficiency. Alongside this, we merge together Eastern and Western cultures through a school-based internationalised curriculum such as a school-based Chinese curriculum to suit the requirements of our Non-Chinese Speaking students, E-learning. English is used as a medium of instruction in teaching the subjects of Mathematics and General Studies to avoid language barriers in learning. We also adopt different teaching modes and class structures to cater for learning diversity, such as small-class teaching, Remedial teaching group, Floating class arrangement etc.

                   

2. Multicultural environment

Our school is establishing a learning environment of multiple- cultures so as to broaden the international prospective of students. This will help the students to understand their schoolmates’ cultures and traditions and build a harmonious learning environment at school.

       

 

3. Curriculum

a. Trilingual Curriculum 

Here at POCA Wan Ho Kan Primary School, we are dedicated to providing a trilingual learning environment to equip students with global mindset and language competence.

Apart from Chinese, English and Putonghua languages, we offer other key subjects like Mathematics and General Studies in both English and Chinese streams so the parents can choose the language that suits the interest and ability of their child.

 

b. School based Chinese Curriculum for NCS Students

Since 2008, the School-based Support Services programme held by the Education Bureau has been cooperated with our school to develop our School based Chinese Curriculum for NCS students. This programme assists in lesson planning and evaluation. It is to cater for students learning Chinese as a foreign, second or near native language. They are different in the nature of expected outcomes and provide opportunities for students to learn at an appropriate pace while being challenged to the best of their ability.

Our Chinese program helps the students to achieve a level that will help them to live and work in a Chinese society.

                                              

c. A vibrant English learning environment

Our school has joined Primary Literacy Program-Reading and Writing PLP-R/W in connection with the Education Bureau Native English Teacher Section. Our English teachers and the Native English Teachers work closely with the Advisory Teacher Team to develop specific materials and teaching strategies for our students in order to design a suitable English curriculum to cater for students’ needs.

 

This program provides direction and guidance for the teaching of literacy with a focus on reading and writing, as well as the tools necessary for the assessment of student needs and the knowledge of how they read and write. It promotes the use of teaching strategies like Storytelling, Reading Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, and Independent Reading; as well as Shared Writing, Process Writing and Independent Writing. The contents of this program are in line with the EDB’s curriculum document, English Language Curriculum Guide, thus closely linked to the General English lessons in our school. Students are supported by Native teacher, local teacher and classroom assistant in a classroom. This program can cater for learners’ learning diversity, enhance their English proficiency.

                                                    

 

d. Drama-in-Education

There’s no doubt that Drama is a powerful tool in developing dynamic learning and building interest. So to bring the elements of drama into regular English lessons, we introduced drama training as a cross-curricular activity. It is exciting to see our students so keen on all the performances.

After school Drama course is taught by a foreign professional actor, this is not only provide a chance for students to learn drama conventions, but also enhance their English proficiency. Students have different chances to perform on the stage to increase their confidence.

                 

 

e. International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

A number of our students received outstanding results in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) in 2014. Most of them awarded Credits, which mean they all successfully reached secondary level with an excellent grade. This show our students’ high proficiency in using the English language.

 

f. E-learning

We strongly believes that effective eLearning comes from using information and communication technologies (ICT) to broaden educational opportunities and help to develop students’ engagement, motivation and problem solving skills.

We are selected by the Education Bureau to be one of the 100 pioneer schools, under The Support Scheme for e-Learning in Schools. We will implement e-learning starting from Primary 4 in English and Mathematics. Students will make use of the school network and different information technology for interactive classroom learning under BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) practice.

 

g. Learning beyond the classroom

In order to give students an opportunity to develop their multi-intelligence and to enrich their experience in daily life, school arrange a lot of activities for them to join in like camps, school picnic, educational visits, educational talks, sport days etc.

h. Collaboration between School and Universities

Chinese - School-based Support Learning Scheme (For non-Chinese

speaking students) by Education Bureau (EDB)

Level-based Support Learning Scheme: Chinese Language by Education Bureau (EDB)

English - Primary Literacy Program-Reading and Writing PLP-R/W ,

Education Bureau Native English Teacher Section

Primary Native English Teacher Scheme, PNet Scheme (Education Bureau)

Mathematics - “Support Program on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment” to enhance the effectiveness of learning

General Studies - “Support Program on Fostering Communities of Practice to Enhance Learning and Teaching in a Small Class Environment” to enhance the effectiveness of learning: General Studies

-Implementation of Partner Schools Scheme and Quality Assurance Process for EMADS

The Support Scheme for e-Learning in Schools by the Education Bureau:

English and Mathematics