Support for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students
Learning and Teaching 學與教
To encourage the NCS students to learn Chinese, our Chinese Language Panel will perform a comprehensive assessment for newly admitted NCS students on their competence in the language. The panel will design tailor-made curriculum and arrange “pull-out” Chinese lessons according to each NCS student’s level. Using the Spiral Progression Approach in teaching, the Chinese Language panel will help NCS students learn the language by building on their current level. Assisted by formative and summative assessments, the panel will regularly fine-tune the challenge level of the learning materials. The school will also help NCS students make career planning and register for public exams, such as GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or DSE, so as to gain access to universities or other career paths.
The school understands the diversity in the languages and culture of the NCS students. To help them integrate with the local society and systematically learn about the Chinese history and culture, we arrange pull-out lessons for Putonghua, Liberal Studies and Chinese History. The participants can engage in Life-wide learning experiences, including: reading, speaking and listening enhancement, improving language usage and communication skills, exploring social issues to sharpen higher order and critical thinking, and cultivating aesthetic development through cultural experience activities.
Inclusive Culture 文化共融
To assist NCS students getting used to a non-mother-tongue learning environment and to promote inclusive atmosphere, the school pairs each newly admitted NCS student with a “Guardian Angel”. This local student will take care of his NCS buddy’s academic, social and emotional needs, and help him better integrate into the new school life. The school will also assign a senior NCS student as a “Big brother” for the newly admitted NCS students. He will lead his younger brothers to overcome challenges with his own experiences. In addition, the school encourages all our NCS students to join various internal and external activities, such as: Chinese Calligraphy Competition, Lunar New Year Celebration and Cantonese Challenges, so as to promote participation.
Home-school Cooperation 家校合作
The school provides interpretation services and bilingual documents, allowing NCS parents to better understand their sons’ situation in school. To facilitate home-school cooperation, the school organizes regular parent gatherings and individual counselling according to the students’ academic performances, emotional needs and career planning.