Mindfulness in Education with the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
In the 2019-2020 school year, our school participated in the Jockey Club “Peace and Awareness” Mindfulness Culture in Schools Initiative, which lasts for three years. Teachers have been nominated to attend foundation training in mindfulness, and 15 of them will be delivering the .b mindfulness course to students. With the subsidy from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, two classrooms have been renovated to enhance furnishings and space in order to create a space for teachers and students to practise mindfulness. It is expected that such a culture can be further promoted so that more teachers and educators can learn about mindfulness, and to live in the present moment.
Gifted Education Programmes (STEM) with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Our school is committed to developing and enhancing students’ interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In a bid to broaden their horizons in STEM, we have been collaborating with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) to provide a diversified range of gifted education programmes for students exhibiting immense potential or excellent achievement in Animal Physiology, Matrix and Human Genome Editing, to name but a few. These comprehensive and advanced programmes aim at further reinforcing their problem-solving skills, creativity and innovation to cope with the changes as well as challenges of our ever-evolving world.
Grooming Self-directed Learners in STEM Education in the 21st Century
In the hope of strengthening students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across different STEM-related disciplines to unleash their innovation, our school has also worked with the e-Learning Development Laboratory of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to organize a number of engaging workshops and projects about robotics &sensors, 3D and VR technologies, coding and computational thinking, artificial intelligence, smart-city and e-Learning.
Creating a Highly Effective and Positive Environment for St. Markans
In a bid to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning, our school has collaborated with Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to conduct a thorough reconstruction of our curricula. Through in-depth discussion and lesson observations and evaluations, teachers are well-acquainted with competency-based teaching pedagogies, enabling us to design apposite learning and teaching materials to cater for learners’ diversity and foster self-directing learning.