ELCHK Lutheran School
To keep pace with the fast-changing environment, our school focuses on enlightening our students in positive thinking, exercising sound judgment and reading widely and voraciously. The school theme for the year 2021-2022 is ‘Let the dream fly’.
Let the dream fly
We encourage our students to chase their dreams. It will develop their courage. Courage is the fuel to achieve amazing success in life.
Dialogue with Successful Dream Makers (SDMs)
Great dreamers grow to be independent, learning that they can make a difference all by themselves. By interviewing SDMs, students learnt the qualities of success. The more we surround ourselves with high achievers, the further we can go.
The 7 habits of highly effective people provides students with a framework of common understanding and language, which is embedded into all aspects of teaching and learning. The framework supports all discipline and communication in the school.
2.Begin with the end in mind
3.Put first things first
5.Seek first to understand then to be understood
7.Sharpen the saw
The whole-school approach aims to develop the physical, social, emotional and spiritual realms of every child. Each student has a ‘My Good job record’ booklet in which personal and academic goals are written and tracked on a daily basis. ‘My Good job record’ is a hand-on resource that helps teachers and students to practise the 7 habits, as well as celebrating the success of students.
17 Sustainable Development Goals (17 SDGs )
The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, improve the lives and prospects of everyone and everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. Our students have Current Affairs lessons every week. Global matters are introduced based on the 17 SDGs. Creative collaboration is promoted through work in teams and designing mini projects. Our students communicate their ideas, listen to and work with others to solve problems, thus showing sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings.
Starting from the school year 2020-2021, a debate team is formed in our school. It is a valuable activity for students of all skill levels. It can build confidence speaking in public and expressing their ideas. The confidence of speaking in front of others is useful in so many areas of life, from interviews to school presentations. The preparation for competition also provides a platform for students to exercise critical thinking and research skills. As F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Debate helps students to build the ability to see both sides of issues. It helps to build skills required of a modern citizen, including critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.
As part of our curriculum, we have identified ‘reading’ as a key area for development. A child’s reading skills are important for their success in school as these skills will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills. Also, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.
We promote reading by having a ‘Readcation’ for our students during holidays. Other than having staycation, we encouraged them to have a readcation in their free time. Sharing a book with their classmates by taking a photo and marking down their favourite quotes from the book, which introduce them to a wide variety of experiences.
To encourage a love for reading, we had a dress-up day where students arrived at school dressed as their favourite characters from the books which they love to read.
School Fee per year: HKD$61000