The PE department believes in “education through physical activities”. It aims to guide students to develop an aptitude to excel in various physical activities and also to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We emphasize on not only developing students’ physical competence, but also their cognitive skills. During PE lessons, collaboration, communication and aesthetic appreciation is also imparted, leading to nurturing of positive values in the students.
For junior graders, emphasis is on enhancing students’ Fundamental Movement Skills. This improves their coordination, locomotion, control, balance and manipulation. These are the basic building blocks for developing sport-specific and complex movement skills.
For senior graders, a wide variety of sports experiences are arranged throughout the year, such as track and field, swimming, gymnastics, rope skipping and an extensive variety of ball games. This diversity allows students to explore and discover their physical strengths and interests, it also facilitates them to develop an active lifestyle.
To motivate students to learn, think and question, the “Teaching Games for Understanding Approach” is applied to demonstrate sports skills and knowledge instead of direct teaching. Game-situations are provided during PE lessons to enhance students’ tactical use of skills, decision making and creativity.
A Swimming Gala, Sports Day and Aquathon Race are organized every year to encourage students to participate in physical activities and also to instill team spirit as the students represent their houses while competing. These events are highlights of the School Calendar and are well-received by both students and their parents. These events create opportunities for students to accept new challenges and accomplish their best. It is also a good experience for students to learn perseverance and sportsmanship.
To widen students’ horizons, sports themed overseas tours are organised. During these trips, students not only experience intensive professional sports training but also have a chance to broaden their skills. Friendly matches are carried out throughout the tours. These trips impart a vital message that sport is not just playing a game, but also something that bridges cultures and enhances teamwork.
To encourage students to actively engage in sports, a variety of programs such as triathlons, tennis, taekwondo, rope skipping, table tennis, fencing, rugby, football, basketball, to name but a few are provided as extra-curricular activities. Additionally, a variety of sports team members are trained by professionals to become elite sportspersons. These sportspersons and teams represent the School at various competitions.
In-line with our school philosophy of all-round development in our students, our boarding life provides a nurturing ambience and real opportunities for the students. We are proud to say that over the years with our programme we have consistently contributed meaningful citizens to the society.
Benefits of Boarding?
Boarding is an integral part of school life; a home away from home where students learn physical, mental and emotional independence. This new found confidence will help students to be pro-active in all aspects of life and also will gear them for critical thinking people.
With appropriate guidance and real opportunities, students will learn the much-needed values in life, to root them more firmly into their surroundings, which is an important facet of a personality.
This sharing and learning will teach them co-operation and appreciation for family and life in general. The students will also learn the skills of communication, reasoning and negotiation.
Being away from home means that students have to try harder to solve their problems and to seek support and advice from other sources. But boarding at SSCPS provides a supportive, warm and friendly environment for them to develop lasting friendship. It will provide a very strong basis for their future development both educationally and socially.
This boarding experience will provide them with the opportunity to develop more fully in the following key areas:
Classroom teaching coupled with boarding is a holistic education experience. Primary education is the most important foundation for students’ life-long learning. With such an all-round education in SSCPS, students will have the opportunity to extend their education and develop their maximum potential. The one-year boarding programme is compulsory for Grade 6 students as part of their education at SSCPS.
Why only for Grade 6?
Grade 6 is a transition link between childhood and teenage. This is the time when moulding of personality starts. To make sure that students are equipped with the necessary tools, and make the transition positive and enjoyable, they are provided with peer and adult support.
The strong bonds between the teachers and students and also amongst the students themselves, provides a healthy secure environment to learn relationship building and nurturing.
The structured study time also helps to develop good study habits in students and prepares them for the more demanding student life in the future.
The all new boarding programme is specially designed to cater for Grade 6 needs. It provides a balanced training, which is rich in variety and fun, for physical and mental development.
The programme is chiefly divided into four areas of training: “Life-skill Training”, “Personal Management”, “Community Service” and “Cultural Activities”. The training is conducted by resident teachers during the boarding activity time, while the school out source its Personal Management course to professionals. It is anticipated that through such trainings students will grow up as individuals with the ability to think and live independently, and with positive and motivated personalities. This should help them bridge this transition period whether they pursue their further studies abroad or in Hong Kong.
The School is dedicated to nurturing and developing positive character traits in the students. It is our mission to cultivate strong core values, to encourage individuality, and appreciate the differences in people.
The theme of our Ethics Education Programme this year is Explore, Excel, Embrace. We have arranged a series of co-curricular activities for the students to delve deeper into topics like global citizenship and social responsibilities. Students will explore these topics not only academically, but also through sports, arts and music activities.
This year in particular, in collaboration with the True Colours Symphony, the largest all-inclusive orchestra in Hong Kong, students will be exposed to a number of vibrant music activities in order to experience working and performing with people of different abilities and who have special needs.
Experiential learning also plays an important role in our Ethics Education Programme. On top of the music activities, specially designed learning activities led by teachers, parents and other collaborators from different disciplines will be in place. Students will be guided to experience daily activities as simple as eating, walking, listening, etc., and will be encouraged to put themselves in other people’s shoes, so they can feel the differences, gain new perspectives, and one step further, practice empathy in different scenarios in everyday life.
We hope students will be able to explore and appreciate individual differences, excel in their own pursuit of virtues, embrace diversity, and make this work a better place.