Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Message from the Principal (27th May 2016)

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Munsang College
2015 / 2016
Message from the Principal (4)
27th May, 2016
Dear Parents and Students,
Please take note of the following:
I. Academic affairs
A. Second Term Examination   2/6 (Thu) to 15/6 (Wed)
  The Second Term Examination has been arranged from 2/6 (Thu) to 15/6 (Wed).
  Please refer to the attached for the Examination Timetable (Appendix 1) and note that the afternoon classes of all levels on 1st June 2016 (Wed) will be cancelled. Students are strongly advised to prepare well for the examination and strive for the best.
  In case of contingencies arising from bad weather which warrant announcement on suspension of schools by the Secretary for Education Bureau, the examination concerned will be postponed accordingly. For instance, if school is suspended on Monday, the examination originally scheduled for Monday will be held on Tuesday.
  16th June 2016 (Thu) is the Marking Day. Students do not need to attend school on that day unless it is assigned as the fallback day of the examination.
B. Paper Checking after the Second Term Examination   17/6 (Fri) to 21/6 (Tue)
  Classes for paper-checking have been fixed as below :
F.1 to F.3 17/6 (Fri) and 20/6 (Mon)
F.4 and F.5 17/6 (Fri), 20/6 (Mon) and 21/6 (Tue)
  The Timetable will be released in due course.
C. Supplementary Class for F.4 Students   22/6 (Wed) to 25/6 (Sat)
  Please refer to the attached for the supplementary class timetable (Appendix 2).
D. F.3 Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA)   21/6 (Tue) to 22/6 (Wed)
  TSA for F.3 classes (Written Assessments in Chinese Language, English Language & Mathematics) has been scheduled for 21/6 (Tue) and 22/6 (Wed). Please refer to the attached TSA timetable for details (Appendix 3).
  All F.3 students are encouraged to adopt a serious attitude towards the assessments.
E. Supplementary Test for F.1 to F.2 Students   5/7 (Tue)
  Students who fail in more than one of the following subjects in this academic year will be requested to take a supplementary test on 5/7 (Tue):
  Integrated Science, Geography, History and Chinese History
  Details of the venue and time for the supplementary test will be released in due course.
F. Release of Second Term Examination Results   7/7 (Thu)
  All F.1 to F.5 students should take roll-call in their homerooms at 9:00 a.m. on 7th July 2016 (Thu) on which the report cards will be distributed to them. Parents are invited to review the performance of your children, sign the Report Cards and have them submitted to the class teachers on the Registration Day (8/7).
G. Registration Day   8/7 (Fri) (註冊日)
  All F.1 to F.5 students should take roll-call in their homerooms at 9:00 a.m. on 8th July 2016 (Fri) and produce the Report Cards with parents’ signatures for registration.
H. Dropping of Electives (including SS Music) in 2016/17 (for current F.4 and F.5 students only)
  The application forms will be distributed to the students on 7/7 (Thu). They should be returned to the class teacher by 8/7 (Fri) or the General Office from 8/7 (Fri) to 12/7 (Tue). Late application will not be accepted.
I. Summer Performance Booster for F.1 to F.3 Students Promoted On Trial 6/7 (Wed), 8/7 (Fri), 9/7 (Sat), 11/7 (Mon) to 13/7 (Wed)
  In order to improve the academic performance of the F.1 to F.3 students, who fail to meet the minimum requirements for promotion of the school and so are promoted on trial, to the acceptable levels, the Academic Affairs Committee has arranged a Summer Performance Booster (Core subjects) for this group of students in the summer vacation. Details of the Assessment Criteria can be found in the Student and Parent Handbook 2015-2016 Page 51.
  The program is compulsory for the selected students who are promoted on trial. Circular will be issued to the selected students in due course.
  Parents are reminded to encourage students to try their best in academic pursuit and strive for a real balance between academics and activities.
J. Supplementary Class for F.5 Students   28/7 (Thu) to 17/8 (Wed)
  The 2016 F.5 Summer Supplementary Class Timetable will be released in due course.
  In case of contingencies arising from bad weather which warrant announcement on suspension of schools by the Secretary for Education Bureau, the supplementary class will be cancelled.
II. Learning Fund & Financial Assistance
A. Student Financial Assistance
  The Government’s Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) is inviting families of Primary and Secondary students to apply for their relevant student subsidy schemes for the 2016/17 academic year. Eligible families at this College may apply for the following subsidies:
  The School Textbook Assistance (TA) Scheme
  The Student Travel Subsidy (STS) Scheme
  The Subsidy Scheme for Internet Access Charges (SIA)
  For details of the Financial Assistance Schemes, please visit the relevant webpage of SFAA:
  Application Forms with the details of these schemes can now also be obtained from the school office. All applications should be handed directly to the SFAA Office by the end of May, 2016. For enquiries, please call the SFAA Office on 2802 2345.
B. Last call for the Application for the Hong Kong Jockey Club Life-wide Learning Fund 2015/16
  The Fund aims to enable financially needy students from P1 to S6 students to participate in life-wide learning programmes organised or recognised by schools for whole-person development. Programmes include visits (both local and overseas), field studies, community services, camps, extra-curricular activities, interest clubs and leadership training programmes.
  The following are the eligible students:
  (i) receiving "Comprehensive Social Security Assistance" (CSSA), or
  (ii) receiving full grant under School Textbook Assistance Scheme (full grant), or
  (iii) meeting the school's established “financially needy” criteria.
  Needy students can apply for subsidies from the fund directly via the school. Application forms can be obtained from Rachel Lam at the General Office. The completed application forms should be returned to Mr. Yu Kin Man at the General Office directly by 3rd June 2016. All the application details will be kept confidential.
III. Class Structure and Subjects offered in 2016/2017
A. Class Structure
  F.1 F.2 F.3 F.4 F.5 F.6 Total
No. of classes 5 5 5 5 5 (6#) 5 (6#) 30 (32)
  # 5 classes of F.5 / F.6 students to be streamed into 6 classes
B. Subjects Offered
Form Level Subjects with English as MOI Subjects with Chinese as MOI
F.1 to F.3 English, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, Integrated Science, Geography, History, Business & Economics (F.3 only), ICT, B.K., P.E., Music, Visual Arts Chinese (1 class of each of F.1 & F.2 having PMI), Chinese History, Putonghua (F.1 & F.2 only)
* Life Enrichment (F.1 & F.2 only)
  English, Mathematics, Liberal Studies
  3 groups
  2 groups
  Biology, Physics, Economics, BAFS
  1 groups
  Geography, History, ICT, Visual Arts, Music
  B.K., P.E., Visual Arts/Music

  1 groups
  Chinese History
  English, Mathematics, Liberal Studies
  3 groups
  Chemistry, Biology
  2 groups
  Physics, BAFS, Economics, Mathematics (Extended Modules)
  1 groups
  Geography, History, ICT, Visual Arts, Music
  B.K., P.E.

  1 groups
  Chinese History
  English, Mathematics, Liberal Studies
  3 groups
  2 groups
  Biology, Physics, BAFS, Economics, Geography, Mathematics (Extended Modules)
  1 groups
  History, ICT, Visual Arts, Music
  B.K., P.E.

  1 groups
  Chinese History
  * Life Enrichment is a school-based curriculum introduced in F.1 and F.2 from 2016/17 onwards.
  It includes different learning elements such as study skills, value education, life and career planning, and project learning skills. Through the introduction of this new subject, junior form students would be equipped with not only a more solid knowledge foundation, but also be nurtured with positive attitudes and life values.
IV. Post-examination Activity Arrangement   21/6 (Tue) to 8/7 (Fri)
  Please refer to Appendix 4 (page 1 & page 2) for details.
V. Replacement of Smart Cards
  The use of smart cards on campus has been put into operation since September 2009. The smart cards are designed for use in three consecutive school years printed on the back of the cards. The fifth batch of cards was printed in 2013 and is going to expire on 1st September 2016. The three school years printed on the back of these cards are “13 – 14”, “14 – 15”, “15 – 16”. Card replacement is a MUST for this batch. These cardholders with no intention to withdraw have to pay $40 for card replacement by 17th June, 2016 during Post-exam Paper Checking. The details are as follows:
  a. For F.1 – F.2 students,
  Payment should be made through ePayment system on/before 17th June, 2016.
  b. For F.3 – F.5 students,
  Fee to be submitted by cheque to the Class Teacher by 17th June, 2016.
  Cheque to be made payable to “The Incorporated Management Committee of Munsang College”.
  Name, class and contact number of student to be written on the back of the cheque.
  Post-dated cheques not to be accepted.
  It must be noted that the submission of cheques carries no implication for securing a place at Munsang College of the next school year 2016 – 2017. The payment will NOT be debited or the cheque will NOT be cashed till 8th July, 2016 (Registration Day). Students who do not register eventually must submit a letter of withdrawal to the General Office by the Registration Day. The payment will be cancelled or the cheque will be returned to them immediately. Otherwise, fee refund of card replacement will not be made.
VI. 74th Speech Day & Related Arrangement   7/7 (Thu)
A. Date, Time, Venue & Guest-of-honour
  The 74th Speech Day has been scheduled for 7th July 2016 (Thurs) at 3:00 p.m. at the School Hall. Mr. Yau Ying-sum William (Class 1970), Honorary Fellow of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, has kindly consented to address the gathering and present certificates and prizes.
B. Programme Rundown & Related Schedule
  The ceremony will start with the presentation of graduation certificates to F.6 graduates, to be followed by the presentation of scholarships and academic awards for all form levels and the subject prizes for F.6 of 2015/16
  For the dress rehearsal, all graduates and prize winners must report to the teachers-in-charge at designated rooms at 10:00 a.m. on 7th July 2016 (Thu). All F.5 students are also invited to attend the ceremony and report to the teacher-in-charge at designated rooms at 1:30 p.m.
  Detailed information will be released in due course via the School Homepage and eClass mail.
  Thank you for your kind attention.
Yours sincerely,

Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3
Appendix 4 (page 1)
Appendix 4 (page 2)

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