The school curriculum should provide all students with essential life-long learning experiences for whole person development in the domains of ethics, intellect, physical development, social skills and aesthetics, according to individual potentials, so that all students could become active, responsible, and contributing members of society, the nation and the world. The school curriculum should help students to learn how to learn through cultivating positive values, attitudes, and a commitment to life-long learning; develop generic skills to acquire and construct knowledge, which are essential for whole-person development to cope with challenges of the 21st century.
(Curriculum Development Council)
A School Curriculum characterized by the integration of diverse cultures and the balanced development of 5 virtues
15 Major Educational Domains
Our school curriculum comprises 15 major educational domains, including Chinese Language Education, Chinese Language for Non-Chinese Speaking Students, English Language Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Personal, Social and Humanities Education, Liberal Studies, Arts Education and Physical Education which constitute ‘ 10 key learning areas’; in addition, there are Moral and Civic Education, Reading to Learn, Project Learning and Information Technology for Interactive Learning which lie in the domain of ‘4 key tasks’ in the Curriculum Reform; as for 1 school-based curriculum, Multi-cultural Education.
Composition of Both Academic Curriculum and Activity-Based Curriculum
There are two focuses in our school curriculum, namely the ‘academic curriculum’ and the ‘activity-based curriculum’ ‘Academic curriculum’ stresses on the teaching and learning aspects of the academic subjects in class with which have been allotted in the school time-table; ‘Activity-based curriculum’ consists of various co-curricular activities conducted after school which have been referred as ‘extra-curricular activity’ traditionally.
Classroom Learning & Teaching, Student Work and Life-Wide Learning Activity
Students mainly make use of the ‘classroom learning and teaching’, ‘ student work’ and ‘life-wide learning activity’ to acquire and construct their knowledge within and outside classrooms.
Equal Emphasis on the Importance of Learning Environment, Learning Experience and Guidance
We adopt a wide-life learning approach with equal emphasis on the importance of learning environment, learning experience and guidance. By way of example in English Language education, we inherit an excellent English learning environment by taking advantage of the existing diverse ethnic groups in our school. We provide diverse English learning experience to students by means of daily contacts, different English learning related activities and related courses under the tutelage of teachers in and beyond the classroom.
Cultivating of Generic Skills and Proactive Attitude
Our school curriculum focuses on the entire and balanced development of our students. We aim at cultivating students’ generic skills*, positive values and proactive attitudes and further develop their international horizons and their own abilities in constructing knowledge.
* Generic skills refer to the communication skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, collaboration, skills in the application of information technology, arithmetical skills, problem-solving skills, self-management skills and self-learning skills.