Curriculum focus of school's Open Day
By TERRI KO
ATECHNICAL school does not only provide practical training, it also offers academic subjects like any grammar school - this seemed to be the message at Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Technical School's Open Day recently.
While last year the school concentrated on its 60th anniversary celebrations, this year its ''well-balanced curriculum'' was the focus.
The school's English panel chairman Moses Tong Kwok-keung said: ''We aim at a more balanced programme for students, especially junior ones, because we believe they shouldn't be restricted to narrow academic choices.'' Display boards in the school hall showed that besides the main subjects offered in grammar schools, the co-educational school also provided training in typing, accounts, commerce, art and design, design and technology and technical drawing.
Form Six student Chow Wai-sum was happy about the new Arts class offered this year.
''We have more opportunities now to study subjects we like,'' Wai-sum said.
Many other technical schools do not have biology subject, but Form Six science student Chow Pui-yee said she was delighted that she could further her study in the subject she liked most.
''Biology enables me to learn interesting things we don't normally notice in life,'' she said.
Statistics on display showed that as many as 42 out of 54 A-level students of the school are now studying at universities, polytechnics and other institutions of higher education, with most joining engineering courses.
Primary Six pupils from nine schools in the neighbourhood were among the visitors who showed a keen interest in the exhibits, mainly the models of real life objects, such as egg and bacon, book racks and coffee tables.
There were also refreshments for visitors served by Form Two girls.
Music teacher Leung Bo-wah showed a video on the 60th anniversary concert held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre last year.