CLACH Education (Chinese Language & Literature, Arts, Culture & History)
The school has introduced CLACH Education, which interesting learning programmes between the curriculum and activities are organised to enable students to learn Chinese Language & Literature, Art, Culture and History, to inherit the Chinese culture.
In terms of the curriculum, Chinese cultural elements are embraced in all subjects, from the Middle Years Program (MYP) to the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Education (IBDP) and the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). For example, Chinese Language emphasises the reading and sharing of ancient and modern Chinese literature and cultural works; Mathematics introduces the Chinese Pythagorean Theorem and mental arithmetic; Integrated Science introduces the Soundwave module through the playing of the Gu-Zheng by students; Music introduces the music of Chinese musical instruments; Drama teaches the production of Chinese shadow puppets; Visual Arts teaches Chinese landscape and ink painting; and Physical Education teaches dragon dancing skills. Some of the modules are taught through co-curricular learning, such as Visual Arts collaborates with Chinese Language to explore the life and style of artists before creating a landscape ink painting; Physical Education collaborates with Chinese Language to explore the history and festive celebrations of the Chinese dragon dance before inviting experts to teach students dragon dancing skills. Throughout the secondary school curriculum, there is a distinctive Chinese cultural learning atmosphere.
In terms of activities, students benefit from both internal co-curricular activities and cultural exchange activities outside of school. For example, Erhu, Guzheng, Pipa, Martial Arts, Chinese Drumming, Ink Painting, Shirt Making and Cantonese Opera workshops were conducted by professional instructors; CLACH ambassadors, Chinese Chess, Reading, Cantonese Drama Skills and Calligraphy were conducted by teachers from the school. We were able to arrange for all Form 2 students to attend a special classical opera session at the Teahouse Theatre of the Xiqu Centre.
Let's learn about Chinese civilization and culture!