Welcome to the ESF Sha Tin Junior School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.
Sha Tin Junior School opened in 1988 and provides an English medium education for the children of families who reside in the New Territories of Hong Kong. We share a safe, secure and well-resourced site with our partner secondary school, Sha Tin College. A recent school refurbishment programme has ensured the provision of new facilities and the upgrade of existing learning spaces for our 900 students. Facilities include well resourced Learning and Access Centres, a gymnasium, a performing arts studio, a Learning Technologies Suite and a DARC (Design, Arts, Recording and Cooking) Room. Shared facilities (with Sha Tin College) include an indoor swimming pool and a sports hall.
Our School Vision – ‘Learning for Life’ – is underpinned by four core values. In order to aspire towards a life of learning, we encourage our students to focus on:
• Flexible minds and
• Making a difference.
We offer a balanced programme ensuring learners have the opportunity to develop academically, mentally, socially and physically. Our programme is guided by the philosophy of Positive Education and is inquiry based in outlook. Individual needs are catered for through an inclusive approach, implementing a range of teaching and learning approaches.
All stakeholders are encouraged to develop resilience, use a growth mindset and a ‘can do’ attitude. We empower learners to take meaningful action and realise the impact each and every one of us can have in reaching the 2030 Global Goals.
Sha Tin Junior School is fully authorised to offer PYP. Re-evaluation took place in 2018.
For parents wishing their children to enter Year 1, Central Application is open from 1 to 30 September of the year before they want their children to enter the school. Application for all years are open throughout the year. Applicants will be invited to an admissions interview when places become available. Please check this website for immediate or expected student places: www.esf.edu.hk/applyesf-school/
ESF serves 17,770 students who represent a range of ethnicities and over 75 nationalities.
HKSAR permanent residents
Chinese and others
In 2019, 23 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide. The average score worldwide was 29.8 points compared to an average score of 35.6 for ESF students. For more information, please visit this website: www.esf.edu.hk/university-destinations/
Learning Support Classes are available to cater for students with individual needs.
Please visit this website for public exam results of ESF students: www.esf.edu.hk/public-exam-results/
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