Po Leung Kuk Wong Wing Shu Primary School
Brief Introduction

Brief History of PLK Wong Wing Shu Primary School

This school was founded on September 1, 1988 and was known as PLK Luk Hing Too Primary School (P.M. Session). The school had eleven classes when it was first established. Now it has gradually expanded up to thirty-one classes with over 1000 students. The teaching staffs strive hard to provide the best education for the next generation. This school gains trust and support from many of the parents in the district.

With the government pushing for the structural change of primary schools from half-day to whole-day operation, our school was fortunate to be chosen as one of the pilot schools to convert to whole-day operation. We had the opportunity to move into a well-equipped school to continue our service to our students. The school premise is nearly 70,000 sq ft with six floors. Structural facilities include two basketball and badminton courts, a 1500-square-feet student activity centre and two covered playgrounds, providing the perfect environment for students to enjoy extra-curricular activities. In line with the school・s green policy, it is fortunate to have an indoor greenhouse, an organic vegetable patch and an extensive array of pot plants and flowerbeds, providing a pleasant and enriched atmosphere for students. Aside from the thirty classrooms, there is also a Campus TV Station, an ITLC, an art room, a junior music room, a digital music room, senior and junior computer rooms, Jumping Beans classrooms and a library. Perhaps one of the most significant features of the school is its indoor swimming pool, which started operation in July 2003. A school-based swimming curriculum has been developed specifically to cater for students・ swimming lessons.

In the past years, our school has received different grants of about $6,000,000 for Quality Education to cope with the school development in aspect of Quality Education Fund, .Po Leung Kuk Fund・, EDB and other outside agencies.

Ever since the foundations of this school were laid, the school・s ethos has focused on student education as its central goal V that students should grow healthily in a harmonious atmosphere.

Through .Whole-person education・, .Life-wide Student Guidance・ is strongly promoted. Discipline is paralleled with guidance, a policy enforced by the whole staff. Every school year there is a theme based on discipline and guidance. Teachers follow the principles of the .Respect and Guidance plan・, taking care of students・ growing needs and learner diversity. This aims to cultivate students・ sense of belonging to the school and the society as a whole. As a result, it is hoped that they will be good citizens who are responsible, helpful and willing to serve the community. In addition to this, the .Student Growth Handbook・ and the school-based moral education and guidance growth curriculum enable us to cater for the different stages of students・ growth. For individual, group, academic and career needs, we build upon students・ confidence and skills of handling matters. School psychologists and the Student Guidance Officer not only provide students with comprehensive professional services, but also support .The theme of the year・ activities implemented by the Disciplinary Board. They also conduct moral education seminars and parental education activities to support students・ growth needs.

In the school・s twenty-three years of operation, we have seen constant changes to the Hong Kong Primary School Education Curriculum. We continue to work at the height of curriculum reform, in the hope of providing the best quality primary education for students to adapt to the new era. In 1990, the first computer room was set up as an aid to teaching and administrative work. In 1993, the school joined SMI and SAMS to develop a new management framework that mobilizes the skills and commitment of school managers, teachers and parents towards the goal of quality education. In 1994, the Putonghua curriculum started in the school. In the same year, teachers focused on creating a lively learning environment in an effort to enhance their teaching effectiveness. In addition to this, .Activity Approach Classes・ were first set up for P.1 students. In 1998, with the new millennium just around the corner, the school recognised the need for the development of Information Technology Education and now we have a school-based .Computer Literacy・ curriculum.

Through the .Education Quality Circle Scheme・ of Po Leung Kuk, our mission is to educate students in the areas of moral, intellectual, physical, social and aesthetic development. To complement this mission, in 2002 one PSM (CD) was allocated to this school to assist in the development of the whole school curriculum.

In an attempt to create an atmosphere conducive to developing students・ self-learning skills, reading activities have been conducted and promoted in Chinese and English in the past years. In 1998, the Central Library was set up and a Library Mistress (responsible for operations) appointed. The library now functions effectively with the school-based curriculum design policy. Students have more opportunities to read books and magazines, and are trained in self-learning skills for life-long use.

It is gratifying to note that nearly 90% of our graduates are now studying at their school of preference. The average banding of our graduates in SSPA has been very high. Nearly 60% of our students have been allocated to their first choice of secondary schools. This is outstanding among the Po Leung Kuk schools.

Needless to say, students benefit a great deal from the extra-curricular activities also offered. They help students develop multi-talented skills. Today, we have 76 clubs under 5 categoriesG

Serving Groups

Junior Scouts; Scouts; Brownies; Road Safety Team; JPC; CYC; Little Conservation Prefect; Prefect Board; Big Brother and Sister Team; Little Tutors; Concord Ambassadors; etc.

Academic Activities

Information Technology Challenge Award; P4, P5 and P6 Mathematics Elite Training; General Studies Elite Training; Rapid Calculation; English activities; etc.

Arts Activities

School Orchestra; Recorder Team; Percussion Band; School Choir (P1 V P2); Senior School Choir (P4 V P6); Creative Showcase Group; Instrumental Class; Chinese Dance Group; Western Dance Group; Drama Club; Chinese Choral Speaking Team; English Choral Speaking Team; Mandarin Choral Speaking Team; Elite Little Artist Training ; Creative Art; Exploring drawing skills; Handicrafts; Clipping digitised videos; etc.

Physical Education Activities

Swimming Team; Synchronized Swimming; Hockey; Boys and Girls Football team; Shuttlecock; Badminton; Table Tennis;Basketball; Volleyball; Rope skipping; Athletics; Lion Dance; etc.

Interest Group

Senior and Junior Paper Folding Classes; Communion; Computer Games; Weaving Class; Eco Catcher; Conservatory Group ; Fun Storytelling; Cooking Group; Group Games; Indoor Games ; etc.

Since 1999, the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) has undergone re-organisation. On February 17, 2001 our PTA was set up. The PTA has organized many different activities to achieve their objectives V fighting for students・ welfare as well as fostering a closer link and cooperation between parents and teachers. The PTA is responsible for printing the school-based curriculum welfare materials for the students. To promote parental education, the PTA has often invited professional social workers and psychologists to give talks and hold workshops for parents to offer solutions to the difficulties in educating children. In order to enhance the relationship and communication between parents and teachers, many activities such as Christmas celebrations and picnics have been organized.

Paving the way for the future

There are currently thirty classes and two additional remedial classes in this school. Of the teaching staff, fifty-three have obtained professional teacher training qualifications. 96% of the teachers hold a university degree. 17% of the teachers hold a master degree. Up to this year, 18 English teachers have passed the English Benchmark Examination (there are 18 English teachers in total.) while 14 Putonghua teachers have passed the Putonghua Benchmark Examination (there are 12 Putonghua teachers altogether).

In recent years, the number of application forms we have received for the Primary One Admission has been about four times that of the allocation of discretionary places. This is a strong evidence of the popularity of our school in the district. It is hoped that with our rich resources, dedicated teachers and strong passion for running the school, we can continue to provide an innovative primary education service to citizens in Tseung Kwan O.