Tak Sun Secondary School (TSSS) is a Catholic Boys’ School using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). The School opened in 2000. Our sponsoring body is the East Asian Educational Association (EAEA) which also sponsors Tak Sun School in Jordan, Hong Kong. The education philosophy of TSSS emphasizes very much on student character formation and parent education. Our school policies ensure moral, intellectual, physical, social, aesthetic and spiritual development of students.
We believe that students with good character will have great potential to do well in academics, in family life and in their future careers. Our class names are M (mercy), J (Justice), P (Politeness), W (Wisdom), T (Trust). This is to remind all students the importance of these virtues. Our ‘Tutoring’ programme provides personal caring to every student and builds up good relationship between students and teachers.
Learner diversity is one of the challenges we are facing in these recent years. We provide support to students through homework clinics and our academic support programmes after school. The NET teachers are dedicated to working with students on listening and spoken English practice. The effective groupings on subjects such as Chinese and Mathematics help students to learn better according to their learning needs.
The OSOSA Programme (One Student One Sport/Service or Art) enriches students in other learning experience. Under this Programme, students can choose to join either musical instrument classes, sports teams or uniform groups comprising Scouts, Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance, JPC and Sea Cadets. TSSS ranked no. 2 in the HKSSF overall championship in 2015-2016 out of more than 50 schools in Shatin and Sai Kung area.
The training programmes of sports teams and uniform groups provide excellent opportunities for students to get along with one another and also to interact with their counterparts from other schools. Besides, students can develop their leadership skills by joining the Student Association and House Committees. They are also offered many opportunities to participate in social services through the activities organized by the Social Service Committee and the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Associations of Hong Kong (BGCA).
The Visual Arts lessons in junior forms help our students learn how to appreciate Arts. Their achievements are exhibited on our annual School Information Day. The newly opened Visual Arts for HKDSE class offers a new subject for students who are talented in Visual Arts.
Holy Mass is celebrated every morning from Monday to Friday in order to allow students, parents and teachers to practise their Catholic faith. We have two school chaplains. They talk to the students about their daily lives, Catholic doctrines and values on a regular basis. The Religious Studies and Ethics (RSE) lessons are offered in every form so that students can learn the teachings from our Lord Jesus Christ.