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Ongoing Renewal of the School Curriculum



School Leaders' Workshop on Whole-school Curriculum Planning (Secondary School)
(2018/19 - 2020/21 School Years)



  • To deepen schools’ understanding of the ongoing/future directions of the curriculum renewal, including the updated seven learning goals and the major renewed emphases (MRE) set out in the Secondary Education Curriculum Guide (SECG) (2017)
  • To encourage schools to reflect on the curriculum intent in creating space and opportunities for students’ whole-person development and lifelong learning
  • To facilitate their strategic planning of the school curriculum with due consideration given to factors such as the school contexts and societal expectations of students


Target Participants (4 representatives from each school)

Principals* and other school leaders, for example, vice-principals, prefects of studies and co-ordinators of values education and STEM education from government, aided (including special schools), Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) secondary schools and caput schools


*Principals’ attendance is required.





Modes of Enrolment

1. Workshops for School-sponsoring Bodies (SSBs): intended for secondary schools under SSBs operating six secondary schools or above

[List of SSBs operating six secondary schools or above pdf logo]
  • The Education Bureau (EDB) will discuss with the SSBs operating six secondary schools or above the possibility of organising workshops designated for SSBs.
  • Schools under SSBs operating six secondary schools or above NEED NOT register for workshops for individual schools at this stage.
2. Workshops for individual schools#: intended for secondary schools under SSBs operating fewer than six secondary schools


Event 1: 2 & 14 January 2019 (Full)

Event 2: 4 & 13 March 2019 (Full)

Event 3: 15 & 18 April 2019 (Full)


9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Room WP01, Podium Level, West Block, EDB Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre, 19 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong
  • Completed enrolment form pdf logo shall be sent to the Council and Secondary Section by fax on or before 23 November 2018 (Friday).
  • Enrolment will be processed on a first-come, first served basis. Schools will be notified of the result of their application in due course.
#The schedule of workshops for individual schools in the 2019/20 and 2020/21 school years will be provided in due course.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major renewed emphases (MRE)?

MRE are introduced to better respond to the changing needs of society as reflected in the updated seven learning goals. With reference to their own contexts and stages of development in various curriculum areas, schools should plan the whole-school curriculum with reference to the SECG (2017) to strategically integrate the following MRE into their school development plans alongside the school priorities for the next three to six years. These MRE include:


  • strengthening values education (including moral and civic education, and Basic Law education)
  • reinforcing the learning of Chinese history and Chinese culture
  • extending “Reading to Learn” to “Language across the Curriculum”
  • promoting STEM education and Information Technology in Education
  • fostering an entrepreneurial spirit
  • diversifying life-wide learning experiences (including those for Vocational and Professional Education and Training)
  • stepping up gifted education
  • enhancing the learning and teaching of Chinese as a second language


Where necessary and appropriate, schools’ efforts in implementing the MRE should be extended to the senior secondary level.


Why are principals required to attend the School Leaders’ Workshop (SLW)?

The SLW aims to enhance schools’ capacity for whole-school curriculum planning and mapping out the future direction for curriculum development. As principals play a crucial role in steering and supporting school curriculum implementation, they are required to attend the SLW.


Who should principals nominate for the SLW? Can a school send more than four school leaders to the SLW?

The main objective of the SLW is to deepen schools’ understanding of the ongoing/future directions of the curriculum renewal and provide suggestions on how to incorporate the MRE into the school development plans. Principals may nominate school leaders who direct curriculum planning across Key Learning Areas (KLA) or manage resources in support of curriculum development (e.g. vice-principals, prefects of studies and co-ordinators of values education and STEM education) for the SLW so as to facilitate the implementation of the related recommendations at the school and KLA/subject levels. As the SLW adopts a “train-the-trainer” model, schools are limited to four nominees (including principals) each. Should schools wish to send more than four staff members to the SLW, the contact person concerned should check with the Council and Secondary Section by email ( whether there are places available.


Can schools make changes to the list of participants and/or preference for workshop events subsequent to the submission of the enrolment form?

Yes. Schools wishing to make such changes should inform the Council and Secondary Section by email ( as soon as possible. However, taking into consideration the enrolments in the SLW, requests for a change of event may not be fully accommodated. In that case, the schools concerned may consider participating in the SLW organised by the EDB in the 2019/20 or 2020/21 school year.



Please contact Mr Jimmy LEUNG (2892 6448) or Ms Kannis LEE (2892 5895) of the Council and Secondary Section, Curriculum Development Institute, EDB.
Last revision date: 19 December 2018
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