Hong Kong
International curriculum
Ages 11 to 18

Sha Tin College

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 30
Max. students per class -
First year fees: HK$161,200

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in HKD

Yearly fees: HK$122,900
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: HK$38,300
Total first year fees: HK$161,200
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

1200

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Average number of students per class

30

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English an Additional Language and Additional English Support programs

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Sha Tin College operates a Google Apps for Education domain. Allied with Smart, the Moodle-based virtual learning environment, this gives staff and students and powerful suite of tools to enrich learning and teaching. Additionally, STC continues to invest heavily in its IT infrastructure to ensure a cutting-edge backbone is in place to support the ever growing use of digital technologies.

Sha Tin College is a 1:1 laptop school. In Years 7-9 it operates a parent-owned, single model laptop programme, which is fully school-supported. Each year the school tenders for the most appropriate device for the incoming cohort. In Years 10-13 students bring their own device, which must meet the school’s minimum specifications.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All ESF schools are non-selective academically. However, as English is the medium of instruction, it is essential that students demonstrate fluency in English before admission can be considered. For this reason, all students are required to pass a written English test.

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs program

Learning support offered

A wide range of services are available dependent on each student’s level of need. This may include in-class support from an Educational Assistant or Learning Support teacher, pull-out, small group support lessons, development of a student support plan or an individual educational program, and/or placement in the Learning Support Centre.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Enrichment and extension activities are available to help students develop their special abilities and talents. Departments offer special activities and information is shared about programmes in the community.

Sports activities included

Badminton, table tennis, basketball, water polo, trampolining

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor swimming pool, sports hall, 2 open playgrounds, covered playground and 2 rooftop playgrounds

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Sha Tin College is one of 21 schools run by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The ESF was founded by Ordinance in 1967 to provide a ‘modern liberal education’
through the medium of English.
Sha Tin College is a warm, welcoming and vibrant educational institution where the quality of relationships with all stakeholders is valued and nurtured. Visitors comment on the work ethic, sense of purpose and the energy of staff and students alike. It has a long tradition of serving the community and achieving excellent examination results and producing well-rounded young adults.

Teaching approach of the school

The Curriculum at Sha Tin College is designed to enable all students to fulfil their potential, giving them many opportunities and choices about their future as they move into the wider world.

The curriculum is structured around the following principles:

a) The need for breadth and balance, to give every student an opportunity to fulfil their academic and personal potential.

b) The need to ensure relevance and internationalism, to promote responsible citizenship and develop an awareness and understanding of regional, international and global issues

c) The need to develop the elements of learning: knowledge, skills, concepts and values/attitudes. This aims to foster a spirit of enquiry, a sense of adventure, a pride in individual and team achievements, the confidence to meet challenges and the opportunity to develop leadership skills.

d) The need to ensure progression and continuity, building on and extending the work done by Sha Tin College partner schools.

e) The need to ensure coherence of learning. Whilst subjects are taught through different curriculum areas, consistency of approach, common themes and inter-disciplinary links are emphasised to ensure that students gain a holistic view of knowledge and its acquisition.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: info@shatincollege.edu.hk
School's webpage: shatincollege.edu.hk
School's Fees webpage: www.esf.edu.hk/school-fees
Address: No. 3 Lai Wo Lane Fo Tan, Sha Tin Hong Kong