Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||30 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English an Additional Language Program
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard. The school is comprehensively networked and children have access to notebook as well as desk top computers.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Student Support Services
|Learning support offered||
Student Support teachers and assistants work collaboratively with class teachers. This, together with a co-operative partnership with parents aims at further enhancing students’ learning.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
Gifted and talented teacher
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
As English is the medium of instruction, apart from Mandarin lessons, the admissions interview is based around whether a candidate has sufficient language, at an age appropriate level, to learn effectively through English. Interviews are intended to be informal and friendly and are conducted by experienced primary school teachers who realise that some students may be nervous and need to be put at their ease.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Musical, chess and board games, arts and crafts, expressive arts, games and leisure, academic enrichment, sporting, choir, basketball, netball, photography, battle of the books.
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Swimming pool, sports hall, gymnasium.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Sha Tin Junior School is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest foundation of international schools in Asia.
The school shares a well-located, safe and secure campus with Sha Tin College and boasts excellent resources and facilities.
|Teaching approach of the school||
SJS is a fully authorised school and has been granted accreditation status
The school has clear guidelines for each curriculum area and these form the basis for planning, teaching & learning and assessments. Teachers plan together in horizontal and vertical groups to maintain a consistent approach and an appropriate level of challenge for each child.