We take pride in stating that one of our students’ key strengths lies in their ability to communicate using a high standard of English. It has also been our constant endeavor to instill in students a life-long love for literature through widespread reading for pleasure.
In the past few years, we have provided students with the following opportunities to further explore the language beyond classrooms.
Reading Award Programme
Students record the English books they read in the Reading Record Card.
The students who read the most number of books receive Reading Awards at the end of each term.
Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival
The Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival is one of the prime events in which our primary girls get the opportunity to challenge themselves in their spoken eloquence. Students give it their best when it comes to rendering the chosen pieces of text and uphold the long tradition of performing meritoriously at the event.
Big Sister Reading Scheme / Reading Buddies
Students of senior grades help students of junior grades enhance their reading interest by sharing books and story-telling. The senior girls read to the younger ones and ask them questions to develop their ability to comprehend and infer varied meanings from texts.
In the past academic year, we also had secondary students from St. Clare’s Girls’ School who came as reading buddies to our school and read books to our P.4 and P.5 girls.
English Ambassador Programme
To further enhance students’ confidence in speaking, English Ambassadors from the senior grades are stationed around the school campus on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students across grades share interesting anecdotes in English with the Ambassadors and earn stamps in their English passports. These stamps are redeemed for gifts at the end of each year.
This is a celebratory day as students gear up for activities from countries around the world. Our senior girls design, create and supervise their own booth games which are a manifestation of world-wide etiquettes and culture. In the past academic year, students also got a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the mystifying facets of African culture through African Drumming.
RTHK Radio Programme
The department also participates in the Sunday Smile Radio Programme organized by RTHK which provides opportunities for students from P.3 – P.5 to use different forms of language arts. The students’ performances are subsequently broadcast on Channel 3 of RTHK.
Lunch Book Sharing
We make use of every opportunity in the curriculum to teach our students to become life-long readers and cherish reading for pleasure. Teachers and students take turns on a regular basis to share their favourite reads with all students during lunch breaks.
Our school’s mathematics curriculum aims to develop pupils’ understanding of basic mathematical knowledge, creativity, and problem-solving skills so as to enhance their lifelong learning abilities. More specifically, different learning experiences are tailored into our school-based curriculum to assist pupils to master the following five basic dimensions of knowledge: Number, Shape and space, Measures, Data handling, and Algebra.
To arouse pupils’ interest, learning and assessment activities are of a wide variety. Pupils do not just learn the mathematical concepts by listening to their teachers. They are given opportunities to actively apply their knowledge and creativity in solving problems during project work (e.g. making models, doing surveys), group discussions and presentations. Their confidence in Mathematics is also enhanced through participation in a number of inter-class and inter-school competitions.
Let's take a look at what activities the students had participated this year (2017-18)
Let's take a look at what activities the students had participated this year (2016-17)
We welcome your views, interesting news or challenges of Mathematics/General Studies. You could express your ideas to your Math or GS teachers, or send email to STEM@scps.edu.hk
The GS curriculum aims at enabling students to:
• maintain a healthy personal development and become confident, rational
• and responsible citizens
• recognise their roles and responsibilities as members of the family and
• society and show concern for their well-being
• develop a sense of national identity and be committed to contributing to
• the nation and the world
• develop curiosity and interest in the natural and technological world as
• well as understand the impact of science and technology on this modern society
• develop care and concern for the environment
The course content of our General Studies Department is based on the "Curriculum Guide (2002)" of the Hong Kong Education Bureau. It provides students with opportunities to integrate knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. It promotes creativity through hands-on and minds-on learning experiences and problem-solving process which helps them to deal in everyday life. We also hope to widen their learning beyond the school settings through activities like outdoor visits, project learning, and newspaper clippings to stimulate students’ awareness about environment, science and history.
St. Clare’s Primary School is founded by The Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of the Angels. The founders wished our students would know God and have a fruitful life.
- To transmit the messages in the Gospel.
- To cultivate values such as respect for life, filial piety, politeness, simplicity, peace, justice, honesty, thoughtfulness, sacrifice for others and tolerance.
- To teach students help and love each other as we are brothers and sisters in God’s family.
- To guide students to experience God’s love in daily life and build a relationship with God (to teach them the ways of prayer)
- To let students experience the connection of our faith to everyday life through liturgy, prayer and religious activities.
- To help students understand the perfection in life that is to follow Jesus. They learn to live out truth as well as love God and one another, so that they would become good daughters of God.
The school’s IT curriculum is designed according to the EDB document, Modular Computer Awareness Programme. The curriculum fulfills the three learning objectives - information technology knowledge acquisition, skills and attitude which are listed on the consultation document for the Strategy on IT in Education.
Our IT teaching aids are designed according to the level of the students. Every IT lesson includes a theme and some activities. Using different teaching methods, the teacher gives the students some missions to motivate them. Students can enjoy the lesson, be inspired and have more room to think creatively. After they are well trained and have improved their IT technique, they can participate in group activities such as study reports and IT competition, which allows them to build up a positive attitude and to share their opinion. Letting IT become a part of our students’ daily life helps them to learn and take in knowledge more proactively and willingly.
The school includes topics to tell the students how to use IT functions correctly. For the senior students, copyright and other broad-based topics are included in the curriculum in order to raise their awareness when using IT. Assessments incorporate three domains – cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
Through a continuous assessment of student’s performances.
There will be no written examinations.
Religious and moral education
School-based Religious and moral education is implemented for the developmental for the developmental needs of all students. We aim at developing and maximizing potentials of students and to help them build up the basic knowledge, skills and attitude in the four areas of personal, social, academic and career development through planned and progressive key learning areas. Our Religious and moral education programme is conducted in forms of classroom learning, short-term and structured course, group activities, assemblies, cross-curricular activities, religious activities, etc. Our school designs and develops various learning and guidance sessions or activities in a gradual and progressive approach with reference to the developmental needs of students. Interactive and cooperative learning programmes can enhance learning motivation of students. Active experiential learning can also encourage self-exploration and reflection and enhance applications in daily life through connecting learning contents with life experiences and events.
Leaving aside the core subjects, our school also emphasis on developing students’ interest in music and arise their skills in aesthetic appreciation so as to provide students with quality music education in facilitating their all-round and unique development.
Our school provides indispensable learning experiences for students’ growth and development through participation in various music activities, these integrated music activities like, creating, performing (singing and instrumental playing) and listening can cultivate students’ interest in music and widen their horizons. Hence, students can engage in life-long learning and incessantly improve themselves so as to meet future challenges.
Physical Education (P.E.) is “to educate students through physical activities.” It aims to develop students’ physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. It also develops students’ confidence and generic skills, especially those of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, as well as the attribute of aesthetic appreciation. These, together with the nurturing of positive value and attitudes in P.E., are foundation for students’ life-long and life-wide learning.
Recommended Book List
The School Reading List
Primary 1 & 2 Students
|1||Salty Dogs||Matty Long|
|2||Don't Look in this Book||Samuel Langley-Swain|
|4||Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets||Jeanne Willis|
|5||The Legend of Spud Murphy||Eoin Colfer|
|6||Mr Majeika||Humphrey Carpenter|
|7||Jinnie Ghost||Berlie Doherty|
|8||I Was a Rat!: Or, the Scarlet Slippers||Philip Pullman|
|9||The Day the Crayons Quit||Drew Daywalt|
|11||Beaver Towers||Nigel Hinton|
|13||Fungus the Bogeyman||Raymond Briggs|
|14||Mrs. Wobble the Waitress||Allan Ahlberg|
|15||The Adventures of Captain Underpants||Dav Pilkey|
|16||The Dunderheads||Paul Fleischman|
|17||The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate||Margaret Mahy|
|18||Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind||Jeremy Strong|
|19||The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me||Roald Dahl|
|20||Mog Time Treasury: Six Stories about Mog the Forgetful Cat||Judith Kerr|
|21||Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed||Michael Rosen|
|22||Mr. Wolf's Pancakes||Jan Fearnley|
|23||Gobbolino the Witch's Cat||Ursula Williams|
|24||The Enchanted Wood||Enid Blyton|
|25||Clarice Bean, That's Me||Lauren Child|
|26||The Story of Babar||Jean De Brunhoff|
|27||Nim's Island||Wendy Orr|
|28||Fluff the Farting Fish||Michael Rosen|
|29||The Tear Thief||Carol Ann Duffy|
|30||How to Live Forever||Colin Thompson|
|31||Press Here||Herve Tullet|
|32||The Penderwicks||Jeanne Birdsall|
|33||The Dragonsitter||Josh Lacey|
|1||The Abominables||Eva Ibbotson|
|2||Ice Palace||Robert Swindells|
|3||Voices in the Park||Anthony Browne|
|4||The World According to Humphrey||Betty G. Birney|
|5||Kid Normal||Greg James|
|6||Harry the Poisonous Centipede||Lynne Reid Banks|
|7||Dilly the Dinosaur||Tony Bradman|
|8||The Invisible Boy||Trudy Ludwig|
|9||Flat Stanley||Jeff Brown|
|10||The secret world of Polly Flint||Helen Cresswell|
|11||Fantastic Mr. Fox||Roald Dahl|
|12||Wilf the Mighty Worrier: Saves the World||Georgia Pritchett|
|13||The Magic Finger||Roald Dahl|
|14||Dog in the Dungeon||Lucy Daniels|
|15||Willa and Old Miss Annie||Berlie Doherty|
|16||More Naughty Little Sister Stories||Dorothy Edwards|
|17||The Diary of a Killer Cat||Anne Fine|
|18||Picasso Perkins||Adele Geras|
|19||The Reluctant Dragon||Kenneth Grahame|
|20||The Charlie Moon Collection||Shirley Hughes|
|22||All Because of Jackson||Dick King-Smith|
|23||The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths||Saviour Pirotta|
|24||Winnie-The-Pooh Collection||A. A. Milne|
|25||Mrs Cockle's Cat||Philippa Pearce|
|26||Mrs. Pepperpot Stories||Alf Proysen|
|27||Unusual Day||Sandi Toksvig|
|28||The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark||Jill Tomlinson|
|29||Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition||Astrid Lindgren|
|30||The Cat in the Hat||Dr. Seuss|
|31||Who's in the Loo?||Jeanne Willis|
|32||The True Story of the Three Little Pigs||Jon Scieszka|
|33||It Was a Dark and Stormy Night||Janet Ahlberg|
|34||The Railway Cat||Phyllis Arkle|
|35||The Giving Tree||Shel Silverstein|
|36||Where the Wild Things Are||Maurice Sendak|
|1||Max and the Millions||Ross Montgomery|
|2||Desirable||Frank Cottrell Boyce|
|3||My Brother Is a Superhero||David Solomons|
|4||There's a Werewolf In My Tent!||Pamela Butchart|
|5||The 13-Storey Treehouse||Andy Griffiths|
|6||Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor||Jon Scieszka|
|7||The Peppermint Pig||Nina Bawden|
|8||Operation Gadgetman!||Malorie Blackman|
|9||The Children of Green Knowe||Lucy M. Boston|
|10||How to Train Your Dragon||Cressida Cowell|
|11||Lizzie Dripping||Helen Cresswell|
|12||The Great American Elephant Chase||Gillian Cross|
|13||The Twits||Roald Dahl|
|14||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Roald Dahl|
|15||War Game: Village Green to No-Man's-Land||Michael Foreman|
|16||Toad Rage||Morris Gleitzman|
|17||The Last Castaways||Harry Horse|
|18||The Falcon's Malteser||Anthony Horowitz|
|19||The House That Sailed Away||Pat Hutchins|
|20||Fairy Tales||Terry Jones|
|21||The Hodgeheg||Dick King-Smith|
|22||The Worst Witch||Jill Murphy|
|23||The Way to Sattin Shore||Philippa Pearce|
|24||The Firework Maker's Daughter||Philip Pullman|
|25||The Suitcase Kid||Jacqueline Wilson|
|26||George's Marvelous Medicine||Roald Dahl|
|27||Billionaire Boy||David Walliams|
|29||The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth||Eoin Colfer|
|30||The Invisible Dog||Dick King-Smith|
|31||The Battle of Bubble and Squeak||Philippa Pearce|
|32||Give Peas A Chance||Morris Gleitzman|
|33||The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips||Michael Morpurgo|
|34||The Yearling||Marjorie Rawlings|
Primary 5 & 6
|1||Who Let the Gods Out?||Maz Evans|
|2||Beetle Boy||M.G. Leonard|
|3||Boy In The Tower||Polly Ho-Yen|
|4||The Wolf Wilder||Katherine Rundell|
|6||Artemis Fowl||Eoin Colfer|
|7||The Wonder Garden||Jenny Broom and Kristjana S Williams|
|8||The Breadwinner||Deborah Ellis|
|9||The Butterfly Lion||Michael Morpurgo|
|10||Charlotte's Web||E. B White|
|12||Danny the Champion of the World||Roald Dahl|
|13||The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Big History||Christopher Lloyd|
|15||Dragon Rider||Cornelia Funke|
|16||Emil and the Detectives||Erich Kästner|
|17||The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm||Norman Hunter|
|18||I Know What You Did Last Wednesday||Anthony Horowitz|
|19||The Ghost of Thomas Kempe||Penelope Lively|
|20||Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets||J. K. Rowling|
|21||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||J. K. Rowling|
|22||Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone||J. K. Rowling|
|23||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||J. K. Rowling|
|24||Heard It In The Playground||Allan Ahlberg|
|25||The Ultimate Alphabet||Mike Wilks|
|26||The Hundred And One Dalmatians||Dodie Smith|
|27||The Iron Man||Ted Hughes|
|30||Stig of the Dump||Clive King|
|32||When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit||Judith Kerr|
|34||The Demon Headmaster||Gillian Cross|
|35||The Witches||Roald Dahl|
|36||Bill's New Frock||Anne Fine|
|37||The Mouse and His Child||Russell Hoban|
|38||The Clock Tower Ghost||Gene Kemp|
|39||The Sheep-Pig||Dick King-Smith|
|40||King of the Cloud Forests||Michael Morpurgo|
|41||The Phoenix and the Carpet||E. Nesbit|
|42||The Scarecrow and His Servant||Philip Pullman|
|43||A Series of Unfortunate Events||Lemony Snicket|
|45||Laughter is an Egg||John Agard|
|46||The Factory Made Boy||Christine Nostlinger|
|48||The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane||Kate DiCamillo|
Advanced Reading List – Key Stage 3
|1.||Watership Down||Richard Adams|
|2.||The Wolves of Willoughby Chase||Joan Aiken|
|3.||Peter Pan||J.M. Barrie|
|4.||The Dark is Rising||Susan Cooper|
|6.||The Seeing Stone||Kevin Crossley-Holland|
|7.||Boy and Going Solo||Roald Dahl|
|8.||The Diary of a Young Girl||Anne Frank|
|9.||The Weirdstone of Brisingasmen||Alan Garner|
|11.||A Winkle in Time||Madeline L’Engle|
|12.||Across the Barricades||Joan Lingard|
|13.||Tug of War||Catherine Forde|
|14.||War Horse||Michael Morpurgo|
|15.||Stone Cold||Robert Swindells|
|16.||Northern Lights||Philip Pullman|
|17.||The Subtle Knife||Philip Pullman|
|18.||The Amber Spyglass||Philip Pullman|
|19.||The Indian in the Cupboard Triology||Lynne Reid Banks|
|20.||Black Beauty||Anna Sewell|
|21.||The Eagle of the Ninth||Rosemary Sutcliffe|
|22.||The Car||Theodore Taylor|
|23.||The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4||Sue Townsend|
|24.||Cue for Treason||Geoffrey Trease|
|25.||The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn||Mark Twain|
|27.||The Sword in the Stone||T. H. White|
|29.||The Hunger Games Series||Suzanne Collins|
|30.||Pig Heart Boy||Malorie Blackman|
|31.||Framed||Frank Cottrell Boyce|
|32.||The Garbage King||Elizabeth Laird|
|33.||Wonder||R. J. Palacio|
|34.||The Book Thief||Marcus Zusak|
|35.||Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief||Rick Riordan|
|36.||The Box of Delights||John Masefield|
|37.||The Call of the Wild||Jack London|
|38.||Private Peaceful||Michael Morpurgo|
|40.||Twelve Minutes to Midnight||Christopher Edge|
|41.||The Hound of the Baskervilles||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|43.||Journey to the River Sea||Eva Ibbotson|
|44.||The Giver||Lois Lowry|
|45.||Bridge to Terabithia||Katherine Paterson|
|46.||The Secret Garden||Frances Hodgson Burnett|
|48.||Treasure Island||R. L. Stevenson|
|49.||Z for Zachariah||Robert O’Brien|
|50.||Shadowmancer||G. P. Taylor|
Book Recommendations by the Reading Ambassadors
Author Visits to SCPS 2018
1. Tuesday, 13th March 2018 (P.1 – P.3 students)
Gail Clarke – Children’s Author, Illustrator and Storyteller
After 28 years as a primary school teacher in Hong Kong, Gail Clarke retired and migrated with her husband to Italy in 2004. From one migration to another, Gail started writing about migrating animals (parrots and arctic terns) and now advocates passionately for environment preservation. Gail is a well-experienced planet ambassador and will be sharing her daring stories with our P.1 – P.3 students on 13th March 2018.
2. Tuesday, 27th March 2018 (P.4 – P.6 students)
David M. Schwartz – Children’s Author & Speaker
With the same energy, humor and clarity found in his 50 books, David wows audiences at schools in the United States and beyond. David is an accomplished storyteller and a master at getting kids to think and have fun at the same time. His presentations lead children on entertaining and educational journeys that combine Math, Science, Reading and Writing. David will conduct a sharing session (that would include exciting Math moments) with our P.4 – P.6 students on 27th March 2018.
New Book Arrivals
Newsletter – Reading Stars (Jan 2018 Issue)
SCPS Battle of the Books 2018 (for P.5 & P.6 students)
Our P.5 & P.6 students will be participating in an exciting in-school competition called Battle of the Books in end June / early July 2018. This fun reading program will encourage students to work together and read a wide range of genres.
All P.5 and P.6 students will be given information about participating in this year’s competition in the month of January 2018. All students will be responsible for reading as many books as possible on the list. Battle of the Books is a great way for students to read great stories and compete to show their understanding of the story elements of each book.
More details about the competition will be available closer to the time.
|P.5 Book List||P.6 Book List|
|1. Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
3. Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
4. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
5. Wave Me Goodbye by Jacqueline Wilson
|1. Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
2. The Witches by Roald Dahl
3. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
4. Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
5. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
6. Wave Me Goodbye by Jacqueline Wilson
7. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
8. Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls (Volume 1) by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
|我們的風景系列 - 這個節日是春天||黃雅文||9789881450708|
|趣味歷史翻翻書系列 1﹕ 一起穿梭古今城市！||梅靜||9789620867927|
|21||STEM UP - 趣味科學大搜查：史無前例的發明||紙上魔方||9789888421503|
Battle of the Books 2019