A. Pastoral care
Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Pastoral care in education is a whole-school strategic and operational approach to enhance students’ sense of belonging at school and to foster an atmosphere that is conducive to learning and promotes tolerance, resilience, fairness, and equal opportunities for all, with due regard for protected characteristics.
We believe that pastoral care is the expression of the caring partnership between members of the learning community including students, parents, the church and wider community. It aims to integrate the academic, social, emotional, and spiritual dimensions so that an atmosphere of care pervades the whole learning community.
B. Resilience Building
We perceive youngsters’ behaviour from an alternative perspective - that is caring, trusting, understanding and sensitive to their inner needs. To foster youngsters’ positive emotional development, we will provide appropriate measures and development plans with the multidisciplinary support from different professionals in case of need.
C. SEN Support
The College strives to establish a culture of integration by adopting a whole-school approach to serving students with special educational needs (SEN). Our goal is to provide students in need with appropriate and multi-faceted support services, in order to enhance their learning effectiveness and assist them with their integration into life at Kung Lee.
Our Integrative Education Team includes an Assistant Principal, a Special Educational Needs Coordinator, teachers of the Learning Support Group, social workers, educational psychologists and different subject teachers. In addition, other functional teams such as the Academic Affairs and Assessment Administration Committee, the Discipline and Counselling Team, and the Life-Planning Team assist in the support of SEN students, as part of the whole-school approach towards integrative education.
The College makes full use of the Education Bureau's Learning Support Grant, including to hire additional manpower such as a Teaching Assistant in charge of learning support, and to subscribe external services. For example, support services for students with emotional and behavioural issues, integrative activities, and life-planning activities and courses are offered.
In terms of academics, the College takes students' special educational needs into consideration to adjust their learning, homework and assessments. The College accomplishes this through the provision of SEN assessments, referrals, and individual learning plans, and through cooperation with SEN professionals.
Parent-school cooperation is highly valued by the College, especially in the area of SEN support. To this end, the College maintains close communication with parents through regular parents' days and the use of the "Kung Lee Communications" mobile application.
Finally, the College abides by the Education Bureau's guidelines by arranging for our teachers to participate in training courses related to catering for learners' diversity (beginner level and advanced level). We also invite different organisations and professionals to share their experiences with us through training sessions held at the College.
D. Life Planning
The Life Planning Team implements positive education, promotes whole-person development of students, and caters for students’ learning diversity as the main purpose to formulate the comprehensive life planning programme.
In order to meet the needs of the new generation and the development of the society, we will promote life planning to provide students with a more inspiring, forward-looking and comprehensive plan to help students keep up with the society and offer personalised counselling to individual students.
Learning goals for students with different characteristics at different stages:
First stage: Cognitive level
- To recognise physical and emotional changes
- To understand the strengths of each character and recognise social responsibility
- To recognise self-value and move towards a more active life
- To explore interests, talents and potentials, broaden the horizons
- To establish self-growth, advancement and career goals
Second stage: Understanding level (further studies options and the working world)
- To plan an active life and promote whole-person development
- To participate in diversified activities and know the world of work
- To collect information on further education and employment through the electronic platform
- To understand the current situation of the society and the required life skills through experiential learning activities
Third stage: Practical level
- To know how to integrate different information on further studies and career pursuits to make choices
- To create learning profiles and write growth reflections
- To offer support and counselling to provide personalised further study and career plan for students with special learning needs to cater for their learning diversity