C- Caring school culture

  1. School Leadership: The school leadership values a caring culture and emphasizes the establishment of a networking-based caring framework, that includes stakeholders such as teachers, students, parents, and the community, creating a "loving campus."

  2. Teaching and Supporting Staff: At the level of teaching and supporting staff, the school focuses on creating a caring work environment. Over the years, we have implemented a teacher mentoring program where experienced teachers (mentors) mentor and support a group of teachers (mentees) to address their work-related needs, thereby building a relationship of mutual trust. Each year, we have inter-school staff development program to encourage mutual appreciation among staff members. Additionally, the school provides health insurance for teachers and hires administrative and teaching assistants to assist teachers with non-teaching tasks, reducing their workload.

  3. Students: At the student level, the school has implemented a comprehensive support program from the entry of new form one students to the completion of secondary education. Before enrolling in the school, form one students participate in a three to four-weeks summer bridging program to assist them in transition to secondary school, alleviating any difficulties they may have in adapting to secondary school life and ensuring a pleasant learning experience. During their time in school, we implement a holistic and multi-dimensional caring support approach for students, covering emotional and academic aspects. In addition to social workers, we have two student mentors who cater to students' needs and increase the teacher-student ratio to strengthen teachers' care for students. Our Life Planning Education counseling, conducted through one-on-one sessions and group activities, enhance teachers' emotional support and academic guidance for students, ultimately leading them to self-discovery. Furthermore, the implementation of the "Holistic Education Lesson" curriculum helps students cultivate a spirit of self-care. The school also provides financial support, including tuition waivers, activity allowances, subsidies for overseas trips, to ensure that students do not miss out on learning opportunities due to financial constraints.

  4. Caring Relationship between Students: A culture of care must also exist among students, with support, sharing, and encouragement between peers. The caring atmosphere within the school has fostered a harmonious campus culture where students care for each other. Measures such as the summer bridging program for form one students and the QC Buddy system aim to establish vertical and horizontal support networks among students from the moment they step onto the campus.

  5. Parents: The school places importance on the relationship with parents and extends the caring network to the parental level. Regular principal's question-and-answer sessions, parent meetings, parent-teacher association, parent volunteers, and parent advisors, do bring teachers and parents closer, thus constructing a supportive culture of care involving teachers, students, and parents.

  6. Community: A culture of care also involves connecting with and integrating into the community. As part of the community, the school has a responsibility to promote the establishment of a harmonious community. In addition to promoting community service through whole school service learning programs, we actively collaborate with community organizations and stakeholders to foster community development and service learning. Examples of successful initiatives in caring for the community include the Elderly Academy and primary school homework tutoring classes initiated by the school. We also uphold the concept of an open school and share resources with the community, allowing the caring culture established by the school to extend to the community.