Hong Chi Pinehill No.2 School
School for Children with
Severe Intellectual Disability
(The following information is provided by the school.)
Hong Chi Pinehill No.2 School was established in 1979, serveing students with severe intellectual disability in the Hong Chi’s spirit of "supporting the mentally handicapped and integrating the disabled into the community".
The school believes that people with intellectual disability are part of the society and enjoy the same rights and obligations as ordinary people. The common visions of all the professional teams at Hong Chi Pinehill No.2 School, are to design teaching methods which are tailored to their needs and growth process, to enable them to learn communication skills and life skills, and to help them build their confidence and achieve social integration.
Hong Chi Pinehill No.2 School occupies 5,900 square meters. It has a school section and a boarding section which provide accommodation and school bus services for students in need. Apart from the teaching staff, the school also has a team of social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses and house parents who provide comprehensive services and care for students.
The new Boarding Section is expected to be ready for occupancy by the end of 2021. The new boarding section is equipped with all kinds of facilities and has more space for activities, which greatly improves the quality of students’ life. The new boarding section is adjacent to the school building, thus making it easier for students to apply the life skills they have learned in school to their boarding lives.
Clear guidelines and Whole-School Approach on students’behavioural problems
The school places emphasis on the moral development and the establishment of good and appropriate behavior among students. To address the possible behavioural problems of students, the school has formulated specific, clear and detailed guidelines with reference to the Education Bureau, to assist staff to deal effectively with students' behavioural problems.
When dealing with behavioural issues, the school uses a whole school approach to help students improve their behavioural problems. The Student Support Team coordinates the programme and invites educational psychologists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, teachers, social workers, boarding section staff, teaching assistants and other relevant staff to participate in the development and implementation of the behavioural modification programme. To enhance the effectiveness of the programme, the team members will meet regularly to review and fine-tune the programmes.
Combining multimedia technology to enhance students’learning interest and effectiveness
The school actively explores the use of diversified homework to enable students to learn anytime and anywhere. In addition to traditional worksheets, teachers have designed e-learning with multi-media such as photos and videos, and uploaded them to the Internet. By scanning the QR CODE, parents can instantly play the videos on their computers,tablets or mobile phones, for their child to watch, allowing them to learn through multi-media, thus increasing the fun of homework and motivating them to learn at home.
The school is also funded by the Quality Education Fund to implement the “STEM+ High Performance Reading Programme” which incorporates AR animations into reading, so as to enhance students' interest in reading and comprehension skills.