24 Nov 2017

Decant Update 24 Nov 2017

 Teaching and Learning

All teaching staff visited the Sha Tin campuses on the 20 November. They saw, the progress of the refurbishment works, their teaching spaces and then visited some local points of interest. Head of Humanities Stephen Budd said; “I run the ‘Local History’ Elements course and next term we will be visiting lots of places in Sha Tin and the New Territories, including the Heritage Museum, Chi Lin Nunnery and maybe some Hakka villages.”
“It will be good, there are lots of things we can learn around there.”

Travel

Staff travelled home by public transport, below is a list of a few of their start and finish destinations, routes and times.

Starting point Inter change End point Travel time
Sha Tin Wai, MTR, 12 mins to – Ma On Shan,  99 Bus 25mins Sai Kung 37mins
Sha Tin Wai MTR Hang Hau 50 mins
Sha Tin Wai MTR Tseung Kwan O 35 mins
Tai Wai MTR Wan Chai MTR 40mins
Tai Wai MTR Central 45mins
Tai Wai MTR Hung Hom 180 bus Central Library 50mins
Sha Tin Wai bus 182 HSBC building in Central 50mins
Sha Tin Wai  170 bus Causeway Bay MTR 45mins

The bus company Kwoon Chung have collated all the route suggestions and requests for travel and they will publish a final schedule on Thursday 7 Dec.

There is a new page on the website that includes public transport information for both campuses. Please click here to read more…

Student Wellbeing
House Staff have also been talking to students about the one House two campuses model. There will be no change to the pastoral or wellbeing care currently available to students.  Gala evenings and charity weeks will continue as Houses work together for a common goal.

Once a term there will be a chance for Houses to come together for fun ‘It’s a Knock Out’ style events. In the final term, a student run, Glee competition is planned with performances in House groups.

You can see which teachers will be on which campus by visiting the website and clicking on About Us> Teaching Staff and then either the Sha Tin Wai or Tai Wai tabs at the top of the page.

Packing Days and Term Dates
Island School will be closed for packing on the 15 Dec. The last day of term for students will be, 14 Dec, at 12pm after the end of term assembly.
The first day of term at the new Sha Tin campuses will be 10 Jan 2018 when all staff and students will return to school.

Date for your diary, Wed 7 Feb 2018, Open Day at both campuses.

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