Language Policy – Medium of Instruction
English has a pivotal place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will enable students to speak and write fluently so that they can effectively communicate in society. Likewise, in attempting to express emotional or imaginative experience, the act of putting feelings and perceptions into language can give students a focus that deepens their knowledge of self and of the world.
It is our school’s overarching aim to promote high standards of language and literacy and develop language proficiency among our students so that they can be multi-lingual and bi-literate.
The school adopts English as the primary medium of instruction for all subjects with the exception of Chinese-related subjects and French. English is our main teaching medium for the subjects of English and Mathematics. To better equip our students for the curriculum in secondary education, we also adopt English for the subject of General Studies across grades.
Students also receive Putonghua language education starting from Primary 1 while Cantonese is used as the medium of instruction for Chinese and other non-core subjects. We realise the importance of early language exposure and therefore, we teach French to students from Primary 1 to 5 as well.
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 numerous opportunities to explore the language beyond classrooms through activities such as daily assemblies, English-speaking days, International Festival, Solo-verse Speech Festival, Big Sister Reading Scheme, RTHK Radio Programme, Lunch Book Sharing and overseas cultural exchange programmes.