The medium of instruction for all subjects is English, except for Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Chinese History and Putonghua. The official languages to be used in formal school functions are English and Putonghua. All students readily communicate in English without sacrificing their competence in their mother tongue. Our ultimate goal is to train our students to become bi-literate and tri-lingual.
As a Catholic school, Sacred Heart Canossian College is committed to spiritual, moral and civic education. We promote multi-perspective thinking and reflective learning in all subjects and co-curricular activities, so that our students will develop a sense of responsibility to themselves, their communities, their countries and the world. We empower our youngsters to be critical thinkers, to be women of integrity with expanded horizons and global awareness.
Students in the Junior Secondary are streamed.
Admission for S1
Students are streamed according to their performance in the Pre-S1 tests.
They are then divided into two batches according to their scores in English, Chinese and Mathematics in the Pre-S1 tests. Students scoring higher in these tests allocated randomly to classes S1 D – F. Students scoring less in these tests are allocated to classes S1 A – C according to their abilities in the 3 core subjects for smaller class size teaching in order to build solid foundation in these core subjects.
Streaming for S1 to S2 / S2 to S3
Students are ranked according to their marks scored in the annual examination results of Chinese, English and Mathematics and are divided into two batches. The batch of students with higher total score in the 3 core subjects are allocated in classes D, E and F randomly while the batch of students with lower total score are allocated randomly to classes A, B and C. And they will be assigned to learn English Languages, Chinese Languages and Mathematics for smaller class size teaching in order to build solid foundation in these core subjects.
Streaming for S3 to S4
Every student is required to study 4 core subjects and 2 - 3 elective subjects at S4. For the streaming of elective subjects, students are ranked according to their average marks in the annual examination result in S3. The total number of subject passed is also a parameter for streaming. The students who have fewer subjects failed have a higher priority under this streaming system. They are then streamed into the respective subjects according to their rank and choices.