13 May 2021

Dear Parents and Students,

The Education Bureau announced that all schools in Hong Kong will resume face-to-face classes on May 24, 2021. I am very excited to be able to see all of our students together again. Our lesson time will still remain as half days, that is, 8:05 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. The full resumption of classes means that Hong Kong people have overcome another wave of the epidemic, but don’t let up, because the experience in 2020 has taught us that every time we relax, there will be a new cluster outbreak. Under the new normal, we need to care more about others. Respect and show sympathy to each other with love, "Yet you know the path I walked, after he tries me, I will be like fine gold." Job 23:10, God’s challenge for us is to make us more united with togetherness.

Citizenship and Social Development is the new core subject of senior secondary starting from the next academic year. Referring to the EDB circular 39/2021, it helps senior secondary students understand the situation of Hong Kong, the country and the contemporary world, as well as their pluralistic and interdependent nature. Through the learning process, students can connect the knowledge learnt in various subjects at the junior and senior secondary levels, and understand, study and explore different topics from multiple perspectives, so as to construct more knowledge relevant to various themes and build up a solid knowledge base. Students will be able to:

  1. understand the constitutional basis of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, its relationship with the country and the latest development of the country, so as to explore the opportunities and challenges of the interactive development between Hong Kong and the Mainland;
  2. understand the contemporary mature of topics related to individuals, society, the country, the human world and the physical environment, so as to construct knowledge and promote self-directed learning;
  3. understand the interplay among individuals, society, the country and the world in relation to environmental, economic and social development through studying the topics of common human concerns covered in the curriculum framework, and based on the above understanding to explore how to resolve difficulties, promote development and reap mutual benefits;
  4. develop a sense of national identity with global perspective, and understand the interconnectedness among areas of the economy, science, technology, sustainable development, public health, etc., as well as the development of the contemporary world and the related impact; and recognise the roles of Hong Kong, the country, and the international community;
  5. identify different views and the values behind various topics; and apply in an integrative manner critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, creativity, data management skills and self-learning skills in examining the background, content, developmental trends and the values of the topics from multiple perspectives, so as to make law-abiding, rational and affective judgements and decisions based on facts and evidence; as well as develop positive values and attitudes;
  6. present arguments clearly based on facts and evidence, demonstrate objective, fair and empathetic attitudes towards the opinions and views held by other people;
  7. understand, appreciate and inherit Chinese culture and treat other cultures with respect, receptiveness and appreciation, and be willing to become responsible and committed citizens.


It is hoped that through the new curriculum, students will be able to strengthen their knowledge base of Hong Kong and the country from multiple perspectives, think carefully, and become committed citizens.

Best regards,
Constance Cheung

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.”
(Philippians 4:4)