Caritas Lok Yi School
School for Children with
Severe Intellectual Disability
(The following information is provided by the school.)
Caritas Lok Yi School was founded in 1993. It is a school for children with severe intellectual disability. The school is located in the Sai Wan Ho community and "Caritas Hong Kong" is the school sponsoring body. It is designed for children aged from 6 to 18 with severe intellectual disability, providing 12 years of education for students. The school provides comprehensive services such as recreation, rehabilitation, boarding and care services. As of 1 September 2017, the school has also provided education and boarding services for children with moderate intellectual disability. The school follows the school motto: "Be Faithful, Diligent and Stay Simple, Love God and One Another ", as well as the organisation spirit of "Quality: Your and My Goal; Education: Lifelong Commitment". The school has been committed to creating a pleasant and positive learning environment for students with intellectual disability, so that students can fully develop their potentials. The school also actively supports parents to properly nurture their children, fostering an environment where there is a spirit of mutual assistance between parents and school. The school strives for community inclusiveness and the professional growth of the teaching staff and aims at providing quality school services.
The Inception of Student Union: Self- Affirmation
Since its establishment in 2016, the Student Union of Caritas Lok Yi School has become an icon of the school’s student community. The election of the student union has become a unique tradition of the school. The union members, under teachers’ guidance, have become models of learning and service. They preside over important school ceremonies, take care on the well-being of the student groups and share their opinions to the school regularly. The union does not only strengthen the teachers’ expectations for children's learning and recognition of the infinite potential of children, it also allows students to develop a solid sense of personal identity and creates a bright image of "Lok Yi’s Boys and Girls".
Life-wide Education: Enriching Student Life
Life-wide learning allows students to walk out of the classroom and learn in real situations and environments. The school organises a variety of parent-child overseas study tours and lead students out of Hong Kong, such as Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Taiwan and Japan, etc.. The tours help foster their cultural awareness of different regions and countries. Students do not only have fun experiences of traveling aboard, but also learn to adapt to different scenario and difficulties such as transportation, accommodation, and medical care. Thus, the tours improve their self-care, self-discipline, social skills, and enrich their lives.
Invitational Education: Talent Cultivation and Development
Apart from catering for the diversity of students’ learning, the school also aims at maximising their talent and potential by providing more learning opportunities and platforms, such as a variety of drama exercises (Cantonese Opera), physical fitness (International Dinghy Regatta) and art performance (Joint School Art Exhibition). Through repeated practices and rehearsals, students learn to use their imagination and creativity to explore personal interests in learning, which promote balanced development of the whole person.