Student Policy Handbook 2012-2013
Updated: 21 August 2012
Kowloon City Campus 2 Fu Ning Street Kowloon City Kowloon Tel: (852) 2713-3733 Fax: (852) 2760-4324 Lai Yiu Campus Lai Yiu Estate Wah Yiu Road Lai King, NT Tel: (852) 2778-3370 Fax: (852) 2778-3326

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Table of Contents
INRODUCTION __________________________________________________ - 1 PURPOSE OF HANDBOOK _________________________________________ - 1 MISSION STATEMENT ____________________________________________ - 1 STUDENT UNDERTAKING _________________________________________ - 2 CLASS & BELL SCHEDULE __________________________________________ - 3 OPERATING SCHEDULE & BREAKS __________________________________ - 4 SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR _______________________________________ - 7 I. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. II. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. About the School _________________________________________ - 11 Message from the Headmaster __________________________ - 11 Mission Statement ____________________________________ - 11 Educational Beliefs and Objectives ______________________ - 11 History _____________________________________________ - 13 School Development __________________________________ - 13 New School Design ___________________________________ - 14 Academic Programs ______________________________________ - 15 Grade Groupings and Class Sizes _______________________ - 15 Alberta Curriculum __________________________________ - 15 Alberta High School Diploma __________________________ - 15 Advanced Placement (AP) Program _____________________ - 15 Alberta Credits for Advanced Placement (AP) Courses _____ - 16 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards _______________ - 16 Preparatory to Grade 6 Academic Program ______________ - 16 Grade 7 Academic Program ____________________________ - 17 Grade 8 Academic Program ____________________________ - 18 Grade 9 Academic Program ____________________________ - 19 Grade 10 Academic Program ___________________________ - 20 Grade 11 Academic Program ___________________________ - 21 Grade 12 Academic Program ___________________________ - 22 Alberta High School Diploma Credit Requirements ________ - 23 Career & Technology Studies (CTS)* ____________________ - 25 Minimum Credit Load (G11 and 12)_____________________ - 25 Class Program Changes and Withdrawals ________________ - 25 iii

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III. 1. 2. IV. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. V. 1. 2. VI. 1. 2. 3. VII. 1. 2. 3. 4. VIII. 1. 2. 3. Assessment and Promotion Policies _________________________ - 26 Student Assessment Policy _____________________________ - 26 Assessment, Reporting and Promotion ___________________ - 28 School Programs, Departments, and Services__________________ - 38 Athletics Department / Sports Programs _________________ - 38 Computer Laboratory ________________________________ - 38 Extra-Curricular Activities (G1-4) ______________________ - 38 Extra-Curricular Activities (G5-12) _____________________ - 38 Student Representative Council (SRC) (G7-12) ____________ - 39 Yearbook (G10-12) ___________________________________ - 39 Information/Communication Technology (ICT) ___________ - 39 Student Services _____________________________________ - 40 Student Resource Program ____________________________ - 40 Guidance and Counselling (G7-12) Services _______________ - 40 Library Services _____________________________________ - 41 Student and Parent Undertakings ___________________________ - 42 Student Undertaking__________________________________ - 42 Parent Undertaking __________________________________ - 43 Attendance Policy ________________________________________ - 45 Arrival /Departure Times ______________________________ - 45 Attendance and Punctuality ____________________________ - 45 Informing the School of Absences _______________________ - 47 Uniforms, Dress Code and Grooming_________________________ - 49 School Uniforms _____________________________________ - 49 School Uniform Supplier ______________________________ - 50 Free Dress Days ______________________________________ - 50 Grooming and Appearance ____________________________ - 51 School Rules _____________________________________________ - 52 Breach of School Rules ________________________________ - 52 Reporting of Incidents ________________________________ - 52 List of School Rules ___________________________________ - 52 -


68 Photocopying ________________________________________ . 15. 22.60 Heavy Persistent Rain _________________________________ .Table of Contents IX.58 Weather Related Occurrences ______________________________ .65 Lockers (G5-12) ______________________________________ .56 Discipline Cycle ______________________________________ .62 Chewing Gum _______________________________________ .65 Educational Tours (Field Trips) ________________________ . 4.61 Other Student Guidelines and Policies________________________ . 5. XI.65 Fund-Raising Activities _______________________________ . 9. 2. 14.66 Lunches and Designated Eating Areas ___________________ . 11. 20. 13.62 Chapels _____________________________________________ . 12.56 Enforcement of School Rules and Guidelines ______________ . 1. Debts.68 Restricted Access Areas (Kowloon City Campus) __________ . Discipline Policy __________________________________________ . 21.69 v .67 On-Campus Restrictions ______________________________ .68 Potential Weapons or Replicas of Weapons _______________ . 7.60 Tropical Cyclones ____________________________________ .62 Calculator Policy _____________________________________ .69 Student Interrelationships _____________________________ . 3. 2. 3.65 Electronic Devices ____________________________________ .67 Phone Usage _________________________________________ . 8. 2.66 Medication Protocol (Primary) _________________________ . 1. 17.65 Damages.62 Computer Usage _____________________________________ . 4. 6. X.58 School Discipline Measures ____________________________ .62 Announcements ______________________________________ .67 Peanut Products _____________________________________ . 19. 10. 3. 16.56 General Principles ____________________________________ .56 Misdemeanour Types and Penalties _____________________ . 5.69 Study Blocks (G11-12) ________________________________ . 1.60 Early Release of Students ______________________________ .62 Damage to Equipment or Property ______________________ . 18. and Fines _____________________________ .64 Damage to Textbooks _________________________________ .

Visitors to School _____________________________________ . 4.72 Student Awards (Secondary) _______________________________ .73 Reverend John Bechtal Awards _________________________ .75 - vi . 3.71 Most Improved Student _______________________________ . 1.72 Student of the Year Award_____________________________ . 3.70 Student Awards (Primary) _________________________________ . XIII.75 Subject Awards ______________________________________ .73 Honour Roll _________________________________________ .Table of Contents 23. 1.73 Academic Excellence Award ___________________________ . 7.71 Academic Excellence Awards___________________________ . 2.74 Spirit of Canada Award _______________________________ .72 Perfect Attendance Award _____________________________ .71 Athlete of the Year ___________________________________ . 2.71 Good Samaritan _____________________________________ . 24.70 Web Site ____________________________________________ . XII. 5. 6. 5.72 Special Subject Awards _______________________________ . 4.

-1- .” (Ps. joy. you can be sure that “in all [you] do. MISSION STATEMENT CAIS exists to provide international students with a quality education through the development of knowledge. It is my hope that the 201213 academic year will be one filled with hope. protocols. “Show me the path where I should walk. practices. May you learn much.25:4).lionsdenHK. Headmaster PURPOSE OF HANDBOOK The Student Handbook is intended to be used in conjunction with the supplementary on-line Student Policy Handbook located on the Lion’s Den (click. [you will]” (Ps. King David writes. O Lord. Have a fantastic year! Art Enns.INRODUCTION Dear Students. guidelines and rules that are not found in this book. friends and God. I wish you success in your studies and a quality of experience that will make this school year memorable. I believe that enjoying a great school year begins with having a right relationship with God. If you make this your daily prayer and “delight in doing everything the Lord wants”. skills. Students should read and understand the on-line edition since it contains important information about school programs. peace.3). point out the right road for me. Welcome to CAIS! I hope that 2012-13 will prove to be the best year ever for you. and prosperity. integrity and discernment that equips them to dynamically impact local and global communities in serving God and their fellowman. enjoy rich friendships and grow in your relationships with family. Students will be held accountable to standards of conduct and practice contained in the on-line edition.

The following behavioural and attitudinal expectations apply to all CAIS students whether on school premises, at school-sponsored or schoolrelated events, in school uniform (even if not on the school campus), or at any function or location at which he / she could be identified as a CAIS student. Each student must agree to co-operate as follows: 1. I will attend classes regularly and punctually, and attend and participate in school-sponsored events including educational tours, physical education activities, camps, and Discovery Days. 2. I will practice responsible behaviour by working diligently in classes, punctually completing schoolwork that teachers assign, and preparing appropriately for test and examinations. 3. I will strive to achieve academic results that reflect my ability. 4. I will be positive in my attitude towards the school, its staff and student body, avoiding a critical and uncooperative attitude. 5. I will consistently demonstrate respect towards others and not subject them to threats, physical violence, harassment, defamation, or verbal abuse. 6. I will refrain from distributing through any means, including but not limited to the internet, any information that might undermine or tarnish the reputation or image of the School or others. 7. I will avoid the use of profanity and vulgar language. 8. I will respect school property and the private property of all persons within the school community, not damaging, stealing, or handling without the express permission of the owner. 9. I will maintain standards of cleanliness and dress code as established by the School. 10. I will avoid strong outward signs of affection with fellow students. 11. I will refrain from smoking, drinking, gambling, or illicit drugs. 12. I will abide by Hong Kong Law. 13. I will not engage in any other activities that might tarnish the reputation of the School or others.


Daily Class and Bell Schedule 2012-2013 Preparatory to Grade 3 2:55 – 3:00 Bus Line-ups Warning Bell Opening & Devotions 3:00 Dismissal Preparatory & Grade 1 Classes 11:55 Warning Bell Recess 12:00 – 1:45 Classes Classes 1:45 – 2:00 Recess Lunch Break 2:00 – 2:55 Classes Grades 2 - 3 Classes 12:15 Warning Bell Recess 12:20 – 2:00 Classes Classes 2:00 – 2:15 Recess Lunch Break 2:15 – 2:55 Classes Grades 4 to 12 8:05 – 8:15 Opening & Devotions Warning Bell Grades 4 - 6 Classes 12:00 – 1:30 Classes Recess 1:30 – 1:45 Recess Classes 1:45 – 3:15 Classes Lunch Break 3:15 Dismissal Warning Bell Grades 7 - 12 Period 1 12:50 Warning Bell Break 12:55 – 1:45 Period 5 Period 2 1:45 – 1:50 Break Break 1:50 – 2:40 Period 6 Period 3 2:40 – 2:45 Break Break 2:45 – 3:35 Period 7 Period 4 3:35 Dismissal Lunch Break

7:55 8:00 – 8:10 8:10 – 9:30 9:30 – 9:45 9:45 – 11:15 11:15 – 12:00 8:10 – 10:20 10:20 – 10:35 10:35 – 11:35 11:35 – 12:20 8:00 8:15 – 9:30 9:30 – 9:45 9:45 – 11:15 11:15 – 12:00 11:55 8:15 – 9:05 9:05 – 9:20 9:20 – 10:10 10:10 – 10:15 10:15 – 11:05 11:05 – 11:10 11:10 – 12:00 12:00 – 12:55


Operating Schedule and Breaks 2012-2013 Teacher Days Instructional Days Month Description


P =2 G1-3=5 G4-12=7


 New Teacher Orientation: Wed.Aug.15 & Thurs.Aug.16  Teacher PD and Prep. Days: Thurs.Aug.16 to Wed.Aug.22  Classes Begin (G4-6): Thurs.Aug.23  Registration Days (G7-12): Thurs.Aug.23 & Fri.Aug.24  Parent Orientation for Preparatory: Wed.Aug.29  Classes Begin (G1-3;7-12): Mon.Aug.27  Classes Begin (Preparatory): Thurs.Aug.30-Tues.Sep.04  Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday: Mon.Oct.01  National Day Holiday: Tues.Oct.02  Mid-Term Break: Mon.Oct.22 to Fri.Oct.26  Chung Yeung Festival Holiday: Tues.Oct.23  Classes Resume (P-G12): Mon.Oct.29
 Parent-Teacher Interviews: Sat.Nov.17 (G4-12); Sat.Nov.24 (P-G3)  Compensatory Holiday: Mon.Nov.26  Teacher PD: Tues.Nov.27











Operating Schedule and Breaks 2012-2013 (cont’d) Teacher Days 15 Instructional Days 14 Month Description


19 13 20

19 13 20

Jan Feb Mar







 Teacher PD: Fri.Dec.21  Christmas Break: Mon.Dec.24 to Fri.Jan.04  Christmas Day Holiday: Tues.Dec.25  Boxing Day Holiday: Wed.Dec.26  New Year’s Day Holiday: Tues.Jan.01  Classes Resume (P-G12): Mon.Jan.07  Chinese New Year Break: Thurs.Feb.07 to Fri.Feb.15  Chinese New Year Day Holidays: Mon.Feb.11 to Wed.Feb.13  Classes Resume (P-G12): Mon.Feb.18  Good Friday Holiday: Fri.Mar.29  Easter Break: Fri.Mar.29 to Fri.Apr.05  Easter Monday Holiday: Mon.Apr.01  Ching Ming Festival Holiday: Thurs.Apr.04  Classes Resume (P-G12): Mon.Apr.08  Parent-Teacher Interviews: Sat.Apr.20 (P-G3); Sat.Apr.27 (G4-12)  Compensatory Holiday: Mon.Apr.29  Teacher PD: Tues.Apr.30  Labor Day Holiday: Wed.May 01  HK SAR Holiday: Fri.May 17


Jun.26 (am)  Awards Ceremony/Final Reports: Thurs.05 Total Instructional Days G1-3 = 178 G4-10=180 G11=182 G11-12 = 183 P = 170 -6- .Jun.Jun.29  Summer Vacation Begins: Thurs.01  Teacher Work Days: Tues.Jun.12  Last Day of Classes/Graduation (Preparatory): Mon.27 [G4-6 (am).Jun.Jul.Jun.17  Last Day of Classes/Exams (G1-10): Fri.Jun. G7-12 (pm)]  Graduation Ceremony/Banquet (G12): Sat.Jun.28  HK Establishment Day Holiday: Mon.02 to Fri.25  Last Day of Exams (G12): Wed.Jun.Operating Schedule and Breaks 2012-2013 (cont’d) Teacher Days Instructional Days Month Description 20 P=10 G1-10=15 G11=17 G12=18 Jun 4 199 P-G12=0 Jul  Dragon Boat Festival Holiday: Wed.Jul.21  Last Day of Exams (G11): Tues.26  Awards Ceremony/Final Reports (G1-3): Wed.Jul.

KC Campus (P-G12 Parents) [7:45pm] Fun Day (P-G6) Course change deadline (G7-12) Mid-Autumn Festival Holiday [No classes] National Day Holiday [No classes] Fun Day (P-G6) GID Mission Trip Mid-Term Break [No classes] Chung Yeung Festival Holiday [No classes] Classes resume (P-G12) Camp (G4) Sports Day (G5-6) [am] Camp (G7-12) -7- .19 Oct.10-12) Classes begin (G7-12) Parent Orientation (Preparatory) [7:30pm] Class Photos (G4-12) Classes begin in stages (Preparatory) Individual School Photos (G1-3) Class Photos (P-G3) Parent Forum.31 Oct.02 Aug.01 Aug.28 Oct.SCHOOL EVENTS CALENDAR Date Aug.29 Oct.04 Aug.02 School Events Calendar 2012-2013 Event Uniform order pickup (KC Campus) Uniform order pickup (LY Campus) New Teacher Orientation [8:30am] Teacher Preparation/PD Days [No classes] [8:30am] Uniform order pick-up (both campuses) Classes begin (G4-6) Registration Day and Individual Photos (G7-9) [8:30am] Registration Day (G7-12) [8:30am] Individual School Photos (G4-6.19-22 Oct.21 Sep.15 Aug.01 Oct.27 Aug.16-22 Aug.30 Aug.24 Aug.29 Aug.14 Sep.02 Oct.31-Nov.22-26 Oct.22 Aug.07 Sep.30-Sep.23 Oct.29-31 Oct.31 Sep.23 Aug.

12.Date Nov.01 Feb.04 Dec.16 Nov.09 Nov.21-23 Nov.21-24 Dec.25 Dec.04-06 Feb.(G1) [am] Sports Day (G2-3) [am] Parent-Teacher Interviews (G4-12) [8am-6pm] Camp (G5) Camp (G6) Parent-Teacher Interviews (P-G3) [8am-6pm] P/T Interviews Compensatory Holiday [No classes] Teacher PD Day [No classes] Primary Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal (P-G3) [am] Primary Christmas Concert (P-G3) [7:30pm] Pep Rally (G4-12) Christmas Cup (CAIS vs.21 Dec.25 Feb.26 Nov.07 Jan.24 Jan.18 Jan.06 Dec. ICS) Mid-Term Exam Week (G7-12) Teacher PD Day [No classes] GID Mission Trip Christmas Break [No classes] Christmas Day Holiday [No classes] Boxing Day Holiday [No classes] New Year’s Day Holiday [No classes] Classes resume (P-G12) Fun Day (P-G6) 2nd Progress Report (P-G12) Mid-Year Band Concert (G5-12) [8pm] [Tentative] Tuition Deposit (2013-14) Due ISSFHK Basketball Playoffs Chinese New Year Break [No classes] Chinese New Year Holidays [No classes] -8- .02 Nov.19-21 Nov.24 Nov.17 Nov.07 Dec.05 Nov.13 School Events Calendar 2012-2013 (cont’d) Event Picnic (G1-3) [pm] 1st Progress Report (P-G12) Sports Days (P) [full day]. 11.01 Jan.26 Jan.24-Jan.27 Dec.17-20 Dec.07-15 Feb.

15 Mar.25-Mar.18-20 Mar.01 Mar.29 Mar.22-28 Mar.04 Apr.19 Apr.16 Apr.25 Apr.21-22 Feb.18 Feb.23-24 Apr.27 Apr.05 Apr.05 Feb.30 May 01 May 03 May 06-16 School Events Calendar 2012-2013 (cont’d) Event Classes resume (P-G12) Read-a-thon (P-G12) Spiritual Emphasis Retreat (G7-12) Spiritual Emphasis Days (P) World Maths Day(P-G12) Read-a-thon Assembly (P-G12) Fun Day (P-G6) Parent Forum at Kowloon City [7:45pm] Spiritual Emphasis Days (G1-3) Discovery Days (G7-12) Spiritual Emphasis Days (G4-6) Good Friday Holiday [No classes] Easter Break [No classes] Easter Monday Holiday [No classes] Ching Ming Festival Holiday [No classes] Classes resume (P-G12) 3rd Progress Report (P-G12) SE Asia Band Festival (G5-12) Fun Day (P-G6) Parent-Teacher Interviews (P-G3) [8am-6pm] ISSFHK Track & Field Championship CAIS Spirit Days (G7-12) Cultural Day (G7-12) Sports Day (G7-12) Parent-Teacher Interviews (G4-12) [8am-6pm] P/T Interview Compensatory Holiday [No classes] Teacher PD Day [No classes] Labor Day Holiday [No classes] Technology Fair (G5-6) [7pm] Advanced Placement (AP) Exams -9- .19-Mar.15 Apr.01 Apr.29 Apr.26 Apr.11 Mar.25-26 Apr.26-28 Mar.20 Apr.06 Mar.Date Feb.08 Apr.29-Apr.

05 Jun.07 Jun. G7-12 [1:30pm] Summer Vacation begins for students Teacher Work Day [No classes] G12 Graduation Ceremony/Banquet [1:30/7pm] Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day Holiday [No classes] Teacher Work Days [No classes] .10 - .12 Jun.26 Jun.11 Jun.02-05 Event Mother’s Day Tea (P-G1) [1:30 pm] Mother’s Day Tea (G2-3) [1:30 pm] HK SAR Holiday [No classes] Alberta Diploma Mock Exams High School Drama Dress Rehearsal (G7-12) [pm] High School Drama (G7-12) [7:30pm] Lions Athletics Banquet (G5-12) [5pm] Spring Band Concert (G5-12) [8pm] [Tentative] Primary Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal (P-G3) [am] Primary Spring Concert (P-G3) [7:30pm] Dragon Boat Festival Holiday [No classes] Final Examinations (G7-12) Fun Day (P-G6) Last day of classes/graduation (P) Last day of classes/final exams (G1-10) Last day of final exams (G11) Awards Ceremony/Final Reports: G1-3 [8am] Last day of final exams (G12) Awards Ceremony/Final Reports: G4-6 [8:15am].27 Jun.10 Jun.14 Jun.21 Jun.01 Jul.17 Jun.28 Jun.29 Jul.25 Jun.13-26 Jun.School Events Calendar 2010-2011 (Cont’d) Date May 9 May 10 May 17 May 20-24 May 29 May 30-31 Jun.

integrity and discernment that equips them to dynamically impact local and global communities in serving God and their fellowman. he who About the School .I.” (Ps.3). I wish you success in your studies and a quality of experience that will make this school year memorable. declares the Lord.139:13) God has a plan and purpose for each student (‘For I know the plans I have for you.’ – Ps. plans to give you hope and a future’ – Jer. “Show me the path where I should walk. unique and valuable (‘For you created my inmost being. skills. Welcome to CAIS! I hope that 2012-13 will prove to be the best year ever for you.” (Ps. you can be sure that “in all [you] do. Have a fantastic year! Art Enns. friends and God. point out the right road for me.1:2.11 - . you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Headmaster 2. It is my hope that the 2012-13 academic year will be one filled with hope. Educational Beliefs and Objectives At CAIS we believe that:    Every student is special. May you learn much. I believe that enjoying a great school year begins with having a right relationship with God. plans to prosper you and not to harm you. If you make this your daily prayer and “delight in doing everything the Lord wants”. peace. enjoy rich friendships and grow in your relationships with family.29:11) every student needs God (‘He who has the Son has life. and prosperity. 3.25:4). joy. King David writes. About the School 1. O Lord. [you will] prosper. Mission Statement CAIS exists to provide international students with a quality education through the development of knowledge. Message from the Headmaster Dear Students.

develop biblically-based ethical and moral values. and needs. employing diverse instructional methods to accommodate different learning styles. based upon student interests and abilities. adults). learn to think critically and creatively. feel treated fairly and without favoritism. preferences. experience meaningful and gratifying relationships with peers and teachers. utilizing a wide variety of media and internet-based resources. The School intends that every student should:       develop a love of God and have a relationship with Him. The School aims to provide students with a quality school experience that will prepare them for the work place or further education. requiring students to demonstrate their understanding by presenting knowledge. and valued. as well as develop a foundation of core values and character that will facilitate becoming citizens and leaders of integrity. differentiated. and skills under the scrutiny of a critical audience (peers. feel accepted. authentic. About the School .12 - . encouraging students to ask relevant questions and seek answers to their queries. inquiry-rich. appreciated.’ – 1 John 5:12) CAIS is committed to the on-going development of a studentcentered learning community in which teaching and learning are:      personalized. and technologically integrated. ideas.does not have the Son does not have life.

About the School . accept responsibility for his/her decisions. The School opened with an enrolment of 40 students from grades 7 to 11.13 - .000 students. CAIS was founded in 1992 and for the past 20 years has been equipping Hong Kong children through provision of a top quality English-medium education in a Christian school environment. grades 1 to 6 in 1995 and. develop an enjoyment of learning.    be able to differentiate between fact versus theory. P-G12 international school. ethnic. Grade 12 was introduced the following year. CAIS was granted a green-field site in Lai Chi Kok by the Government of Hong Kong on which to build a 1. kindergarten was added. truth versus falsehood. 4. in 1996. his/her school. Construction of the new school is anticipated to begin in 2013 with an opening date in 2016. and religious backgrounds. 5. the School will operate on two campuses for the next several years. and right versus wrong. It is one of fifteen schools run by KTAC in Hong Kong which altogether provide schooling for more than 11. and feel a sense of pride in. History CAIS is an independent. To accommodate current enrolment growth. CAIS currently serves around 750 students from more than 25 different countries. grades 5 through 12 at the Kowloon City Campus. Students in preparatory through grade 4 will receive instruction at Lai Yiu Campus. and from diverse cultural. non-profit. owned and operated by the Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance (KTAC).600 student P-G12 school. School Development In 2009. and ownership of.

About the School . New School Design Upon completion. English. and presentations. self-contained communities consisting of 1 . distributed resources and accommodations. math. spacious classrooms. flexible classroom configurations and furnishings. and landscaped green space. and student work display areas Secondary learning centres will feature centrally-located subject grouping areas such as science. science.14 - . fine arts. The SLC design includes the following amenities:        location of students in semi-autonomous. ubiquitous wi-fi. learning studios for media. drama. reading. art. and foreign languages. including specialty rooms such as Mandarin. the new school will provide world-class facilities including a soccer pitch. art and design studios. The primary section of the Lai Chi Kok (LCK) campus will feature a small learning community (SLC) design with airy common spaces attached to year-group clusters. state-of-the-art classrooms. art and design studies. sports. professional performance theatre.2 grades per community with 110120 students per grade. music. and learning support.6.

visit the College Board website at: http://www.15 - .II. For timely. 4. advanced placement or both at Academic Programs .com/student/testing/ap/about. Alberta Curriculum CAIS utilizes the internationally recognized and highly acclaimed Alberta (Canadian) Curriculum at all grade Upon successful completion of 100 credits. and the Curriculum Express for Parents available on the Alberta Education website at: www. 2.collegeboard. relevant and meaningful information about education. Academic Programs 1.aspx 3. Advanced Placement (AP) Program The supplemental Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables students in grades 11 and 12 to rise to an academic challenge. Students may select from a variety of instructor-led or school supported on-line courses in accurate. students will be awarded an Alberta High School Diploma. Curriculum Summaries. see the following link: http://www. For more information on the Advanced Placement Program. Grade Groupings and Class Sizes Grade groupings at CAIS are broadly defined as primary school (preparatory through grade 6) and secondary school (grades 7 through 12). Alberta High School Diploma Students entering grade 9 in August 2011 can begin earning credits in the Alberta Diploma Program. Successful completion of AP examinations positions them to qualify for credit transfer.aspx The Alberta curriculum has earned the accolades of tertiary institutions throughout the world due to the achievement of students educated in an Alberta curriculum. please refer to the 2011-2012 Curriculum Handbooks for Parents. For information about the ranking of Alberta students nationally within Canada and internationally.alberta.

16 - . 7. Although there is no monetary award. 6. c) AP Scholar with Distinction Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3. and Mandarin. students in grades 5 and 6 receive instruction in Band. and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Social Studies. Students in grades 1 to 4 study English Language Arts. Fine Arts (Drama/Dance/Music/Visual Art) Mandarin. Health/Guidance.25 on all AP Exams taken. Christian Ethics (Bible). Physical Education. Science. and Christian Ethics (Bible). and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. preparatory students are taught Music. Preparatory to Grade 6 Academic Program In addition to the core Alberta curriculum. an award certificate is presented and the achievement is acknowledged on any AP Score Report that is sent to colleges and universities.5 on all AP Exams taken. Additionally. Award levels are as follows: a) AP Scholar Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams. Alberta Credits for Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Students who register in certain AP courses may obtain up to three (3) Alberta Diploma credits for each course successfully completed.5. Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards AP Scholar Awards are presented to high school students demonstrating college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. Mathematics. b) AP Scholar with Honors Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3. Grade 1 students have opportunity to elect Mandarin instruction in either simplified or traditional script. Home Economics. Academic Programs . and Information & Communication Technology (ICT).

Ec. I = Intermediate. 3 R= Regular.7(3) Science 7(R/H) (4) Social Studies 7(4) Chapel[1] 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 Additional consumable fee required. Academic Programs .Ed. Purchase or rental of band instrument is required.17 - .7 (4) [Each class is taken for one quarter] Band 7 or Video Editing 7(4) Christian Ethics 7(3) English 7(R/H) (7) Mandarin 7(R/I/A) (6) Math 7(R/H) (6) Phys.8. H=Honors. Students will be grouped by competency. Art 7 and Drama 7 and Health-Guidance 7 and Hm. Grade 7 Academic Program 2012-2013 ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADE 7 The number of 50-minute instructional periods in a 6-day cycle is indicated in parenthesis ( ).

18 - .8(3) Science 8(R/H)3(5) Social Studies 8(5) Chapel(1) 1 2 Additional consumable fee required. Students will be grouped by competency. Grade 8 Academic Program 2012-2013 ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADE 8 The number of 50-minute instructional periods in a 6-day cycle is indicated in parenthesis ( ). purchase of band uniform. H=Honors. and one 30-minute lunch-time sectional/week is required. Purchase or rental of band instrument.9.Ed.Ec. Art 81 and Drama 81 and Health-Guidance 8(3) [Each class is taken for 1/3 of a year] Band 82 or Communication Technology 8 or Hm. I = Intermediate. 3 R= Regular. Academic Programs .81(3) Christian Ethics 8(3) English 8(R/H)3(7) Mandarin 8(R/I/A)3(6) Math 8(R/H)3(6) Phys.

6[5cr](6) English 9R6(7) or English 10(9H)2. Students will be grouped by competency based upon school-based testing.6[5cr](5) Social Studies 9(5) Chapel(1) 1 2 Additional student consumable fee may be charged.2 or Band 102.9(3) 6 Science 9R (5) or Science 10(9H)2.3 or Drama 101.10. Number of 50minute instructional periods in a 6-day cycle are in parenthesis ( ). H=Honors. I = Intermediate.2.6[5cr](7) Math 9R6(6) or Math 10C(9H)2. Grade 9 Academic Program 2012-2013 ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADE 9 Alberta Diploma Credits (if applicable) appear in brackets [ ] next to the course name.5 CTS (Units 1-3) [3cr](3) and Design Studies1. purchase of band uniform.19 - .Ed. Academic Programs .2. 5 CTS=Career & Technology Studies 6 R= Regular.2.2.4[3cr](3) Career & Life Management 102[3cr](3) Christian Ethics 9(3) 1. Eligible for Alberta Diploma credits 3 Purchase or rental of band instrument.6[5cr](6) Phys.4[3cr](3) or Mandarin(R/I/H)1. and one 30-minute lunch-time sectional/week is required. One subject must be selected per line. 4 Class size limits apply. Art 101.

purchase of band uniform.3[3cr](3) English 10-1[5cr](5) Math 10C or Math 20-1(G10H5)[5cr](5) Science 10[5cr](5) Social Studies 10[5cr](5) Career & Life Management[3cr](3) Phys.11. Grade 10 Academic Program 2012-2013 ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADE 10 Alberta Diploma Credits appear in brackets [ ]. I = Intermediate. H=Honors. Purchase or rental of band instrument. Students will be grouped by competency based upon school-based testing.4[3cr](3) Cmm. One subject must be selected per line.Tech3[3cr](3) and Design Studies1.Ed.3. Art1 [3cr](3) Band 102[3cr](3) CTS3(Yrbk)[3cr](3) Drama 101.5[5cr](6) Financial Management1.20 - .4[3cr](3) Mandarin (R/I/H)1. 3 CTS=Career & Technology Studies 4 Class size limits apply 5 R= Regular. Academic Programs .101[3cr](3) Religious Ethics 20[3cr](3) Chapel(1) 1 2 Additional student consumable fee may be charged. and one 30-minute lunch-time sectional/week is required. 50-minute instructional periods per cycle in parenthesis ( ).

5 Advanced Placement course Academic Programs .(Comp)[3cr](3) Art [3cr](3) 4 CTS (Film)[3cr](3) Design Studies 5 2.4 [3cr](3) Micro-Econ 35(AP) [3cr](3) Religious Meanings 20[3cr](3) Chapel(1) Macro-Econ 35(AP) [3cr](3) 1 2 Purchase or rental of band instrument.20(I)[5cr](6) Chem. Grade 11 Academic Program 2012-2013 ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADE 11 Alberta Diploma Credits appear in brackets [ ]. Left-hand column = required/available hours per line.Mus. 50-minute instructional periods per cycle in parenthesis ( ).20[5cr](6) Band or CTS (Yrbk) or Drama [3cr](3) or 5 English Language(AP)(I) (2) English 20-1[5cr](5) Math 20-1[5cr](5) Social Studies 20-1[5cr](5) Chem.12.4 English Language(AP)(II) (2) 5 Mandarin 20 [5cr](5) 4 English 30-1[5cr](5) Math 30-1[5cr](5) Gen. purchase of band uniform. and one 30-minute lunch-time sectional/week is required.20(II)[5cr](6) 5 1 2 3.3 2. CTS=Career & Technology Studies 3 Class size limits apply 4 Additional student consumable fee may be charged.20(II)[5cr](6) Phys.21 - . 5 Maximum Periods per Line 5 5 5 6 6 6 3 1 Bio.20(I)[5cr](6) Bio.

5 Physics 30[5cr](6) Gen. Grade 12 Academic Program 2012-2013 ACADEMIC PROGRAM GRADE 12 Alberta Diploma Credits appear in brackets [ ]. and one 30-minute lunch-time sectional/week is required.4 4 1 2 Purchase or rental of band instrument. or Math 35(AP) [3cr](3) 6 6 Chemistry 30[5cr](6) Micro-Econ 35(AP) [3cr](3) Macro-Econ 35(AP) [3cr](3) World Religions 30[3cr](3) Chapel(1) 1. Maximum Periods per Line 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 3 1 Band or Drama [5cr](5) or Mandarin 30 English Math 30-1(I) 6 5 6 [5cr](5) CTS (Yrbk)[3cr](3) or English Language(AP)(I) (2) Language(AP)(II) (2) [5cr](5) English 30-1[5cr](5) Math 30-1(II)[5cr](5) Social Studies 30-1[5cr](5) 6 Math 31[5cr](5) Psychology 35(AP) [3cr](3) 3.4 3. 3 Class size limits apply 4 Additional student consumable fee may be charged. 5 CTS=Career & Technology Studies 6 Advanced Placement course Academic Programs .2 2. 50-minute instructional periods per cycle in parenthesis ( ).4.3.(Comp)[3cr](3) CTS (Film) 2. Additional major project required to complete course requirements.Mus.5 6 Biology 30[5cr](6) Art [5cr](3) Design St. Left-hand column = required/available hours per line.22 - .13. purchase of band uniform.

5] ___Chor. ___CALM[3] ___Bio.ab. Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 A.Music 10[3.Music 20[3.5] ___Gen.20 or ___Eng.a total of fifty-six (56) For details on specific curricula.Mus.5] ___Gen.20 or Chem.5] ___Drama 20[3. LA 20[5] ___Science 10[5] ___Math 20[5] ___Social Studies 10[5] ___Social Studies 20[5] B.10[3. Second Languages ___Chinese LA 10[5] ___French 10[5] ___Chinese LA 20[5] ___French 20[5] ___Chinese LA 30[5] ___French 30[5] Academic Programs .5] ___Chor. LA 10[5] Phys.20[ Alberta Diploma Credit Requirements The credit value of each course is indicated in brackets [ ].5] ___Inst. Alberta High School Diploma Credit Requirements The table below indicates minimum credit requirements required for attainment of an Alberta High School Diploma and the courses that may be offered at CAIS. 10[3] ___Eng.5] ___Inst.30[5] ___Drama 10[3. Fine Arts ___Art 10[3-5] ___Art 20[3-5] ___Art 30[5] ___Chor.Music 20[3.edc. A minimum of one hundred (100) credits is required.Mus.14.4). visit the Alberta Education web site at: http://ednet.5] ___Inst.Music 10[3. LA 30[5] ___Eng. The minimum requirements for a student to attain an Alberta High School Diploma are one hundred (100) credit units of which a minimum of twenty (20) credits must be 30-level credits. Ed. 1.5] ___Drama 30[5] ___Gen. REQUIRED COURSES OF STUDY All subjects listed below are required. The requirements for entry into tertiary institutions and workplaces may require additional specific courses.23 - .20 or Science ___Social Studies 30[5] ___Math 10C[5] 20[5] ___Phys.Music 30[5] 2. ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES OF STUDY A minimum of ten (10) additional credits in any combination must be from the following four (4) areas (1 .Music 30[3.

30[3] ___World Geog.Mgmt.30[1-19] ___Ent.30[1-2] ___Fin.St.Studies20[3] ___Sociology 20[3] ___Exp. Physical Education ___Phys. Ed.30[1-8] ___Mgt.20[3] ___Geography 20[3] ___Rel.20[1-5] ___Foods[1-6] ___Mgt.Mgmt.Psych.Econ. &Mrkt. P=Pure A=Applied Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 3. Ed.St.20[1-8] ___Mgt.20[3] ___Pers.Psych.20[1-6] ___Ent.St10[1-6] ___Design.20[1-4] ___Fin.& Mrkt. Social Sciences ___Economics 20[3] ___Gen.30[1-11] C. A minimum of one hundred (100) credits is required. 5.&Innov.Econ.30[3] ___Philosophy 30[3] ___World Rel.30[3] ___Micro.Mgmt. Career & Technology Studies (CTS)* ___Cm.Tech.Alberta Diploma Credit Requirements (Cont’d) The credit value of each course is indicated in brackets [ ].10[1-2] ___Ent.Tech.10[1-3] ___Fin.30[3] ___Macro.20[1-13] ___Dsgn.Tech.Psych.24 - .30[1-13] ___Design. 30[3] 4.10[1-7] ___Cm. OPTIONAL COURSES OF STUDY A minimum of thirty-four (34) additional credits must be earned in any combination from any of Sections B or C (1 – 6) to bring the total number of credits to one hundred (100).Meanings20[3] ___Rel. Sciences & Mathematics ___Biology 20[5] ___Biology 30[5] ___Chemistry 20[5] ___Chemistry 30[5] ___Physics 20[5] ___Math 30[5] ___Science 20[5] ___Math 31[5] ___Physics 30[5] ___Science 30[5] 6.30[3] ___World History 30[3] Academic Programs .& Innov.&Innov. A minimum of ten (10) of these must be 30-level credits. & Mrkt. 20[3] ___Phys.[1-4] ___Cm.

Career & Technology Studies (CTS)* Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a complementary program designed for Alberta's secondary school students. The course change deadline for all courses is September 28. Grade 11 students are required to enrol in courses having a total value of at least thirty-four (34) credits and grade 12 students a total value of twenty-eight (28). CTS has multiple entry points and provides secondary students with access to a common curriculum. now and in the future. The course structure of CTS is developed across levels rather than grades. develop technology-related skills. apply and reinforce learnings developed in other subject areas. CTS offers all students important learning opportunities to:       develop skills that can be applied in their daily lives. For more information about CTS courses. As a competencybased curriculum. As a program of choice. Minimum Credit Load (G11 and 12) Students in grades 7 through 10 must carry a full load of classes. 17. All students are strongly advised to ensure that they are enrolled in a sufficient number of courses to maintain eligibility for an Alberta High School Diploma. refine career-planning skills. Academic Programs .aspx 16. workplace and/or further education.alberta. see: http://www. and prepare for transition into adult roles in the family.25 - . CTS recognizes prior learning from formal schooling and personal initiatives. enhance employability skills. Class Program Changes and Withdrawals Class changes and course withdrawals require written parental permission and the approval of the Vice Principal (Secondary) and Guidance

provide feedback to students for enhancing their learning experience. parents and students with regard to the objectives and processes of student assessment. decision making skills. other schools. or tertiary institutions. interpersonal skills. c) Focus of Assessment The broad categories areas of student assessment include:   student success in relation to the outcomes described in the Alberta Program of Studies. and self-control d) Forms of Assessment Classroom assessment must be both formative and summative. provide data of student performance to parents. Assessment and Promotion Policies . and inform teachers about adaptations and revisions required to improve student learning. Formative assessments are tasks that have assessment for learning as the focus. Student Assessment Policy a) Rationale for Assessment Policy The purpose of this policy document is to provide clarity for teachers. personal development of students including integrity. inform teachers and parents about future instructional and learning needs.III. b) Purpose of Assessment The purpose of student assessment is to:      gather information about student progress and performance in meeting the learning outcomes of the Alberta curriculum. These types of assessments:  provide learners with immediate feedback about how to improve performance. responsible behavior.26 - . Assessment and Promotion Policies 1.

with the purpose of the assessment (i. they should discuss them with students to get their ideas and opinions.e. have a scoring rubric given to students at the beginning of the unit/lesson. measure what a student knows and can do. teachers and students can negotiate things like:    when tasks will be given how to prepare rubrics specific outcomes to be assessed Assessment and Promotion Policies . are counted in students’ grades.       e) Other Assessment Characteristics When teachers plan assessment tasks and rubrics. For example. help all students learn and should help to motivate students. should only be given after students have had enough practice with the skills or content that will be assessed.27 - . usually occur towards the end of a unit/lesson. and are not counted as a part of Report Card marks. designed to prepare the learners for future summative assessments. Summative assessments are tasks that have assessment of learning as the focus. are built into each unit of study.      take place often during the teaching/learning process. done by teachers and/or peers but are closely monitored by teachers. are created and given only by a teacher. can be in many different forms and cover significant content. outcomes being assessed) clearly explained to and understood by students. used as practice for improvement. are fair and well-known. Summative assessments:     measure a student’s own learning at a particular point in time and are done by the teacher. should be returned to students (but not always kept by them) to help them improve their learning.

students should: i. Students who plagiarize will be awarded a zero (0) and may face other disciplinary consequences.) Submit original work. etc. The penalty for plagiarism can be avoided by submitting only original work. Assessment and Promotion Policies .e. b) Formal Examination Sessions: Guidelines and Rules (G7-12) These rules apply to all students writing final or mid-term examinations in December or June. Students who knowingly allow copying of their work by others will receive the same consequences as those who copied.) Write tests/examinations (or other assessments) on the dates and at the times scheduled. All ideas paraphrased or quoted must be properly cited. If infringements occur during the writing of Alberta Diploma Examinations. students may be prevented from writing other Alberta Education examinations for a period of one (1) year. or could result in grades of zero (0). Infringement of examination rules may disqualify students from writing. i) Students should arrive at the examination room punctually at the scheduled writing time. presentation.) Be honest. Sources must be cited for statistical information. Students who cheat on tests/examinations will be penalized.) format of assessment ideas (i. ii. As such. writings. iii. Reporting and Promotion a) Student Assessment and Exams Students are expected to consistently strive to work to potential in completion of assignments and in preparation for tests and examinations. a project. etc. submitting papers for assessment. an oral or written report) 2.) from (another) and pass them off as one’s own”. Plagiarism is defined as “to take (ideas. Assessment.  how students will show their learning (i.28 - .e.) Complete all assigned schoolwork and assignments by the date and to the standard specified by the teacher. iv. through performance.

ii) Candidates may not turn in examinations until at least one (1) hour has elapsed from the starting time. sports. Any alternative arrangements will be posted on the School web site. electronic storage devices. xiii) In the event that inclement weather should delay the writing of an examination. Calculators and other examination instruments may not be shared by candidates. or other media capable of data or information storage may be brought to seating areas in examination rooms unless specifically required and approved in advance by the examiner. except when the examination is incomplete or contains errors. x) Mobile phones. xi) Final examinations are to be written on specified dates and times. viii) Candidates are not permitted to wear outerwear (such as jackets) during the examination. rulers. v) Candidates must not communicate with others in any way. Assessment and Promotion Policies . students should expect to write the examination in the next available examination session. Bags and pencil cases should be placed on the floor of examination rooms as directed by the presiding examiner(s). calculators and spare batteries. HB pencils. books. or as determined by the School. vii) No notes.29 - . xii) The privilege to write missed examinations will be at the discretion of Administration in consultation with the teacher. ix) Candidates should bring to the examination room all required writing materials/instruments such as pens. iv) Neither copying nor exchanging of material between/among students is allowed. vi) Candidates may not discuss the examination with the presiding examiner(s). papers. erasers. pagers and/or other electronic devices must be fully turned off (vibrate mode is not acceptable) and not accessible by the candidate. Students are not permitted to reschedule final examinations for other events including holidays. iii) Candidates may not leave examination rooms without the consent of an invigilating teacher. or school transfers.

xv) Students not writing an examination during a particular writing session (i. ii) iii) iv) v) d) Expectations of Teachers Teachers are expected to: i. Required hours of attendance in ‘like-courses’ may be subject to CAIS guidelines (i. The maximum number of attempts allowed to challenge a particular course is two (2). If applicable.30 - . If an exam is the last one scheduled for the day. Students are not permitted to loiter on the school premises after leaving examination rooms.e. reading a book) ensuring that their activity does not disturb others. students are free to leave the examination room and the school after handing in their exam. a minimum of 80% attendance). Students must obtain a minimum mark of 80% on challenge examinations to successfully challenge a course.xiv) Students who have completed their examinations should quietly and productively spend the remaining time for that session in the examination room (e. either morning or afternoon) are not required to be in attendance at school. with involvement of students if appropriate. c) Challenge Exams (G10-12) Under exceptional circumstances.g.) ii. students in grades 10 through 12 may write challenge exams to make up credit deficits in courses. Whenever possible. the proportion of teacher assessments and final examination grades utilized in determining final grades will be consistent with existing school guidelines.e.) Ensure that students know what is expected of them Establish clear and fair criteria and standards. studying. Guidelines regarding eligibility and conditions are as follows: i) Students must show evidence that they have attended classes having similar content. challenge examinations will be scheduled during regular examination writing periods (January or June). Assessment and Promotion Policies .

debts and fees must be fully paid before report cards. including assignments and assessments. specific criteria used for generating final mark) at the beginning of each course. if parents wish to have report cards mailed.  a rubric regarding assignment completion and criteria by which assignments will be assessed. to facilitate continuous improvement in their quality of future assignments of a similar nature. vii.) iv. including extended essays. April and June. viii. February. to students within two (2) weeks.) Provide appropriate and timely feedback on schoolwork. vi.)  Provide an evaluation process of student performance based upon these criteria and standards.e. tests and examinations that gives students fair opportunity to produce their best work.31 - . Alternatively. diplomas.iii. tests.) Return graded major assignments. and  at least one (1) week advance notice of tests or examinations and provision of a test/exam outline. v. Library fines.) Provide a reasonable amount of time for completion of major assignments. transcripts or other documents will be released to students. Communicate information in a clear and concise manner by providing in writing: an assessment plan (i. Assessment and Promotion Policies . they may provide the School with self-addressed and stamped envelopes and delivery by post will be arranged. e) Report Cards There are 4 reporting periods for all students – November. Report Cards are normally sent home with students.) Return graded assignments (except major assignments). and quizzes to students within one (1) week of the time in which they were submitted/written.

Students not attaining grades of at least 50% in compulsory diploma courses will be required to retake those courses.f) Laggard Student Policy Laggard students are those falling behind in school work and are at risk of failing grades or courses. g) Promotion Policy Students in grades 1 through 6 must attain grade level outcomes in all core subjects to be eligible for full promotion to the next grade level. h) Graduation Policy To participate in the Graduation Exercises. If laggard behavior is determined to be due to a lack of diligence in attending to school work or that the School is unable to meet students’ needs. or a breach of School rules. social studies. students’ names will be removed from the graduation list. failing to attend classes. Students’ names may also be removed from the graduation list as a result of:    dropping courses required for graduation prior to final examinations. English. and science) to be fully promoted to the next grade level. Assessment and Promotion Policies .32 - . A minimum grade of 50% is required to earn credits in Alberta Diploma courses (includes some G9 courses and all courses in grades 10 through 12). students must meet minimum credit requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma as determined by cumulative grades by May 15. If grades in any courses required for the Diploma fall below 50%. Students in grades 7 through 9 must attain final passing grades (minimum of 50%) in all core academic subjects (math. withdrawal from the School may be required at the end of a semester or academic year.

Students and/or their parents have the right to appeal final marks subject to the following criteria: i.00: courier Assessment and Promotion Policies . scan/email HK$50. j) High School (G9-12) Transcripts i.33 - .) The decision of the Headmaster shall be final.aspx ii. Upon request.00: regular post. the School can provide delivery service for fees as indicated below:    HK$20.alberta.i) Mark Appeal Procedures Alberta Examinations Appeal procedures for Diploma Examinations are published and posted prior to each examination sitting. HK$25.) Appeals must be made in writing to the Headmaster within 60 days of the release of marks.) Appeals will be considered by the Grades Appeal Committee who will gather information and make recommendations to the Headmaster.3 transcripts in a single order.) Transcripts from Alberta Education High school transcripts are available from Alberta Education upon completion of the Alberta High School Diploma program and may be ordered on-line at: http://education. iii. v.) Students at least 16 years of age may appeal independently of their parents. Seven (7) working days should be allowed for processing with costs as follows:   HK$100. ii.00: each additional transcript in the same order.) Appeals on behalf of students who are under 16 years of age must be made by parents on behalf of the child.00: 1 .) Local Transcripts Local school transcripts are issued upon submission of a Transcript Request Form to the office.00: registered mail HK$300. iv.

The student always works independently and is resourceful and well prepared for class. WT: Working Towards Grade Expectations The student has demonstrated a good understanding of most subject material. Examination and test results demonstrate a mastery of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course. Assignments are consistently of exceptionally high quality. Assessment and Promotion Policies . The student usually works independently. Assignments submitted are inadequate quality for the grade level. Assignments are adequately completed.. RS: Requires Support To Meet Grade Expectations The student has demonstrated a poor understanding of most subject material. l) Academic Achievement Key (Secondary) The School has adopted the following achievement key: A+ A AB+ B = = = = = 96 to 100% 85 to 95% 80 to 84% 75 to 79% 65 to 74% C+ C D F = = = = 60 to 64% 50 to 59% 40 to 49% 0 to 39% A+ (96% to 100%): Outstanding work. The student is able to work independently but may require occasional teacher assistance and teacher directives to initiate tasks.k) Academic Achievement Key (Primary) Academic Achievement Key (Primary) WA: Working Above Grade Expectations The student has demonstrated a very strong understanding of the subject. Assignments are thoroughly completed. The student is unable to work independently.34 - . WW: Working Within Grade Expectations The student has demonstrated a good understanding of most subject material.

A. Assignments submitted are mostly of high quality. Assessment and Promotion Policies . Examination and test results demonstrate achievement of most of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course. The student has demonstrated a good understanding of most course material. Examination and test results show achievement of many of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course. Test and examination results indicate insufficient achievement of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course. Assignments are consistently of high quality and examination and test results show achievement of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course. B (65% to 74%): Fair work. F (0% to 39%): Performance well below minimum requirements.(80% to 84%): Very good work. P: Pass granted – not all elements of course have been assessed. Assignments usually meet course expectations and are of good quality. Examination and test results reveal substantial gaps in achievement of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course.35 - . Assignments submitted are the minimum quality and content expected at this grade level. Assignments. C (50% to 59%): Marginal work. D (40% to 49%): Failure to meet minimum requirements. are well below grade level. as well as test and examination results. C+ (60% to 64%): Below average work. Assignments are usually of average quality and examination and test results demonstrate attainment of some of the curricular learning outcomes covered in this course. Assignments are below the standard accepted at this grade level. B+ (75% to 79%): Good work.A (85% to 95%): Excellent work. Examination and test results show minimal achievement of the curricular learning outcomes covered in the course. Assignments are generally of below average quality.

Your child’s teacher will contact you to provide an Student achievement will be assessed as: i. Independent Work  Independently monitors.) usually ii. gathers.  Takes responsibilities for and manages own behavior. or iii.  Uses class time appropriately to complete tasks.learnalberta. More information about Alberta Learning Outcomes can be found at: http://www.  Identifies.  Follows instructions with minimal supervision. or excessive absences from class. Possible reasons include non-completion of assessment items. and assignments according to agreed-upon timelines.  Establishes priorities and manages time to complete tasks and achieve goals. homework. evaluates.  Completes and submits class work.) rarely Learning Skills and Work Habits (P-G12) Responsibility  Fulfills responsibilities and commitments within the learning environments. Organization  Devises and follows plan and process for completing tasks. Assessment and Promotion Policies . and resources to complete tasks.36 - . assesses. and revises plans to complete tasks and meet goals. and uses information.NM: No mark has been allocated yet.html m) Learning Skills and Work Habits (P-G12) Report Cards in 2012-13 will indicate progress in learning skills and work habits in six (6) broad categories utilizing the descriptors in the table below. technology.) sometimes.

and interests. Self-Regulation  Sets own individual goals and monitors progress towards achieving them. opinions.  Demonstrates curiosity and interest in learning. choices. resources.  Identifies learning opportunities.  Demonstrates the capacity for innovation and a willingness to take risks.Learning Skills and Work Habits (P-G12) (Cont’d) Collaboration  Accepts various roles and an equitable share of work in group.37 - .  Assesses and reflects critically on own strengths. needs. and expertise and promotes critical thinking to solve problems and make decisions.  Seeks clarification or assistance when needed.  Responds positively to the ideas. values.  Shares information.  Recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others. and traditions of others. and strategies to meet personal needs and achieve goals. Initiative  Looks for and acts on new ideas and opportunities for learning.  Perseveres and makes an effort when responding to challenges Assessment and Promotion Policies .  Works with others to resolve conflicts and build consensus to achieve group goals.  Builds healthy peer-to-peer relationships through personal and media-assisted interactions.  Approaches new tasks with a positive attitude.

edu. Computer usage at Lai Yiu Campus is structured differently with an emphasis on integration of technology into classrooms and library through laptops as opposed to a stand-alone computer lab (see Information and Communication Technology below) School Programs.) Attend classes on the day of a scheduled extra-curricular event. and Details are available at the General Office.) Demonstrate academic responsibility and diligence in school work. Athletic Director. ii. and Services 1. Students who wish to participate in extracurricular activities are expected to: i. Inquiries may also be directed to Ms. Extra-Curricular Activities (G5-12) Participation in the extra-curricular program is a privilege requiring participants to demonstrate responsible behavior in their behavior and schoolwork. 2. Extra-Curricular Activities (G1-4) A variety of after-school activities are available on a fee-for-service basis.38 - .issfhk.) Attend school regularly and punctually. 4. Computer Laboratory The computer lab (Kowloon City Campus) is open daily for student usage from 8:15 am through 4:30 pm. School Departments. Failing to behave appropriately may result in loss of extra-curricular privileges. at: rvuong@cais. Athletics Department / Sports Programs CAIS is a member of the International Schools Sports Federation (ISSFHK) and competes with other international schools in Hong Kong in a variety of sports activities including basketball.IV. The ISSFHK web site at: http://www. iii. track and provides details of sports competitions and results. Programs and Services .edu. Students absent from school on a given day are not normally permitted to participate in a same-day inter-school or extracurricular activity. Rebecca Vuong. Inquiries may be directed to Mr. Departments. Jon Branch at: jbranch@cais.

Programs and Services . implementing and managing technology infrastructures in support of teaching and learning.39 - . Information/Communication Technology (ICT) The ICT Department. In addition.) Consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship and appropriate conduct that reflects positively upon them. The SRC organizes student events during the course of the year and is responsible for various student-centered projects. their team and the School. photography. 7. and journalism. Jon Keelty at: jkeelty@cais. School Departments. room representatives provide input and feedback to the SRC from each class in grades 7 to 12. They gain knowledge and skills in production. layout and design. treasurer. Inquiries regarding information and communication technology may be directed to Mr. and public relations officer. vice-president.iv. headed by Director Mr. designing. Direct instructional support is also provided for teachers and students. is responsible for planning. 5. 6. computer desktop publishing. Offices include president. Yearbook (G10-12) The yearbook is a publication that highlights major events occurring during the academic year providing a history of the year at CAIS as seen through the eyes of the Student Representative Council (SRC) (G7-12) The SRC exists to develop student leadership skills and to provide students with opportunity to plan and implement activities of benefit and interest to fellow students. Students on the Yearbook team are responsible for the production of the school yearbook. graphic arts. Jon Keelty.

Student resource support may include in-class support. at: gbailie@cais. Lai Yiu. and alumni relations. Vinod Khiatani. For more information contact Ms. Special Education Teacher. Kowloon City Resource Room Teacher. Guidance and Counselling (G7-12) Services The guidance and counseling service is an arm of the Student Services Department with an office located within the General Office on 1/F. Students are generally referred by teachers or Administration. Mr. small group pull-outs from guidance and counseling services. Students or parents may direct inquiries to advisory support for students and teachers. School Departments. academic. 10. specialist equipment or resources. library and career choices. The Student Resource Room is located on G/F at Lai Yiu Campus and Room G03 (G/F) at Kowloon City Campus. but referrals from parents are also considered. at: or Ms. Director of Student Services at: vkhiatani@cais. student admissions. Services provided by Guidance and Counseling include:    assisting students in making appropriate personal. organizing educational fairs and community volunteer programs. Vinod Khiatani. Student Resource Program The student resource program is an ancillary service within the Student Services Department. For more information contact the Director of Student Services. Ami Unrau.8. Programs and Services . Glenda Bailie. providing initial counseling services to students who may require psychological and / or emotional support. Resource support is available for students requiring additional assistance to access the curriculum more effectively. at vkhiatani@cais. as well as liaising with external specialists.40 - . Student Services The Student Services Department encompasses: student resource and special education

Items overdue for 2 weeks will be considered lost and an invoice in the amount of replacement cost will be issued. and/or submission of final grades for the Alberta Diploma. transcripts.11. School Departments. as well as sign up for printer credit accounts. libraries are equipped with desktop and laptop computers with a wide variety of on-line data bases available for student use. Programs and Services . students can sign out library books and audio-visual materials. Fines are levied for overdue items. Library staff is available to assist students with reference and information needs.41 - . Library Services In addition to print and audio-visual resources. Unpaid fines or invoices for lost or damaged library resources will result in withholding of report cards. to recommend reading material. Students will be liable to pay $1 per item for each school day late. With library-issued cards. The library is open for usage from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm at Kowloon City and from 7:45 am to 3:00 pm at Lai Yiu. and to provide computer assistance.

I will practice responsible behavior by working diligently in classes. harassment. I will abide by Hong Kong Law. I will attend classes regularly and punctually. or verbal abuse. punctually completing schoolwork assigned. camps. defamation. I will avoid the use of profanity and vulgar language. 13. and Discovery Days.V. I will refrain from smoking. 8. avoiding a critical and uncooperative attitude. I will avoid strong outward signs of affection with fellow students. at school-sponsored or school-related events. in school uniform (even if not on the school campus). 7. information that could undermine or tarnish the reputation or image of the School or others. 4. I will maintain standards of cleanliness and dress code as established by the School. physical violence. Student and Parent Undertakings 1. I will not engage in any other activities that might tarnish the reputation of the School or others. 11. Each student must agree to co-operate as follows: 1. or illicit drugs. and preparing appropriately for test and examinations. 10. I will refrain from distributing through any means. or at any function or location at which he / she could be identified as a CAIS student. gambling. 6. or handling without owner’s express permission. drinking. I will be positive in my attitude towards the school. Student Undertaking The following behavioural and attitudinal expectations apply to all CAIS students whether on school premises. 9. its staff and student body. I will strive to achieve results that reflect my ability. 3. and attend and participate in school-sponsored events including educational tours. stealing. 12. physical education activities. I will consistently demonstrate respect towards others and not subject them to threats. I will respect school property and the private property of others within the school community. not damaging. 2. including but not limited to internet. Student and Parent Undertakings . 5.42 - .

8.43 - . I support a drug free student policy at CAIS. I authorize the school to take appropriate remedial action for the benefit of my child if an accident should occur while my child is on school premises or at a school-sponsored function. 5. 4. 3. camps. to deal with such issues. physical education activities. whether preventative. I agree to support school policies. In taking remedial action. I agree to pay all school fees on or before specified due dates. I. educational tours. Student and Parent Undertakings . I agree to abide by all rules and regulations of CAIS while on school premises. are my responsibility. I agree to support attendance of my child at school-sponsored events including. 9. therefore. school property (including textbooks) for which my child is responsible. 1. I agree to support the school discipline policy and its application to my child. or losses of. 6. 2. support the CAIS policy of drug testing for my child if there is reasonable suspicion that he/she has taken illicit drugs. I support measures taken by CAIS.2. and Discovery Days. Parent Undertaking A parent of each CAIS student is required to indicate agreement with the following undertaking by signing. I agree that excess medical expenses incurred due to an injury sustained by my child while on the school premises or at a school-sponsored function. As such. I agree that the School will not be held liable. retreats. as well as promptly pay all debts incurred as a result of damages to. guidelines and protocols and actions of the School in holding my child accountable to the Student Undertaking. I support my child’s attendance at Bible classes and chapel programs and understand that children/representatives of other faiths are not permitted to proselytize on the school premises. I agree that expenses for drug testing will be my sole responsibility. but not limited to. supportive or terminative. and not covered by school insurance. 7.

I agree to support the school if it is deemed necessary to have my child assessed by an educational psychologist or other professional consultant. Such information includes. 13. 11. information that could undermine or tarnish the reputation or image of the School as well as its staff. 12. Student and Parent Undertakings . and agree that the costs for such an assessment are my sole responsibility.10. students. but is not limited to.44 - . including but not limited to internet. past and current medical. I agree that it is my responsibility. I agree to abide by the School Communication Protocol as indicated in this Parent Handbook. or any other school stakeholders. to ensure that my child has a valid visa permitting him/her to study in Hong Kong. I agree to disclose to school authorities any information about my child that may be relevant in determining or planning suitable educational alternatives or facilitating an understanding of his/her behaviors. I will refrain from distributing through any means. and academic assessments. psychological. I agree that my child will not be permitted to attend school in absence of a valid visa and the School will not refund fees related to the period of such absence. 14. and not the School’s.

Sports Day.) ii.) iii. Arrive at classes with necessary learning materials. Attendance Policy . Remain in classes for the entire instructional period (use of washrooms and drinking fountains should normally be restricted to breaks and noon hours). Thus. for school activities such as band practice or tutoring. Students who participate in after-school activities should be picked up promptly at time indicated for completion of activities.45 - v.VI.) vi. Check in/out at the General Office if arriving at school late or leaving early respectively. all primary students with the exception of those involved in regular supervised after-school extra-curricular activities are required to leave the School at the normal dismissal time. as opposed to regularly. Attendance and Punctuality a) Expectations of Students Students are expected to: i. School Retreat Days. If it is necessary for students to remain after school occasionally. Attend school events including Discovery Days. Arrival /Departure Times a) Primary Students The School is generally unable to provide supervision for primary students before 7:30 am and after regular dismissal. Camp Days. Make up any work missed when absent from class.) Attend classes regularly and punctually. Attendance Policy 1.) iv. 2. b) Secondary Students Secondary students should not arrive before 7:30 am and should leave the School by no later than 4:00 pm unless under direct supervision of a teacher and/or involved in a regularly supervised after-school extra-curricular activity.) . and educational tours. parents should communicate in writing to the General Office by not later than 10:30 am of the same day.

late. or early departure will be considered unexcused. late.) Obtain a Late Slip from the General Office when they arrive at School after the normal starting time and/or are late for a class. Attendance Policy . and early departures will be recorded at the General Office as excused or unexcused. serious illness. absence without prior knowledge of parents or school authorities. and grave illness or death in the family. v.) Excused instances are those due to the following reasons: educational purposes. late arrivals. *Notices of Absenteeism. within two (2) school days of the instance.* (secondary only). vi. including appropriate medical certificates from qualified medical doctors. downloadable from the School website. however reasonable they may seem. If form is not returned as required. should be signed and returned to the General Office within two (2) school days of each instance of absence. within 2 days of an instance.) Complete and submit. iii. will be treated as an unexcused absence. in support of instances involving illness.) Illness will generally not be accepted as a reasonable excuse for frequently arriving late for school or class. or early departure.) The School reserves the right to request further documentation. completed and signed by parents. a Notice of Absenteeism. iv. Failure to return NOA within the allocated time will result in designation of the instance as unexcused. medical appointments.) Students who do not check in/out at the General Office when arriving at school late or departing early respectively may be assigned unexcused absences for the entire day.46 - . the absence. The following guidelines apply in such cases: i. ii. Other instances. will usually be considered unexcused. viii.) Truancy. b) Excused and Unexcused Absences (Secondary) All absences.vii. immigration/visa issues. such lates will be recorded as unexcused.) All absences (including lates and early departures) require subsequent submission of a Notice of Absenteeism (NOA).

Informing the School of Absences a) Absences and Lates Parents should contact the General Office prior to 7:55 am informing the School if children will be absent. or early departures) in an academic year may result in lowering of grades by 5% in courses most frequently missed. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to the approval of the Headmaster. c) Consequences of Absenteeism (Secondary) The following consequences apply to students with excessive absences: i.) Any combination of two unexcused lates or early departures is considered to be equivalent to one unexcused absence for the purpose of calculating total unexcused absences. d) Truancy Students are truant when absent during regular school hours without prior knowledge or consent of parents and/or school officials.vii.) Each 10 unexcused absences (including unexcused lates. Requests for exemption must be submitted in writing to the Headmaster for consideration.47 - . or leave early and provide reasons for absence. Truancy will result in an unexcused absence and could result in suspension or expulsion from the School. absences. 3. The decision of the Headmaster in this regard is final. the minimum attendance requirement may be waived. Attendance Policy . iii. late.) In general. ii. students who do not attend classes on a given day are not permitted to participate in any inter-school or extra-curricular activities on the same day.) Students missing more than 20% of total class periods in a course will be ineligible to receive credits in that course.

) For primary students who are ill or injured and need to leave school. Attendance Policy . in the event that contact with parents cannot be made and provided that gravity of illness or injury does not preclude such a decision.b) Early Departures The following procedures apply for students leaving the School prior to normal dismissal time due to illness: i.48 - . every attempt will be made to contact parents. students may be released regardless to make their own way home. parents will be contacted before students are permitted to leave.) For secondary students who are ill or injured and need to leave school. ii. However.

) Physical Education (P.g. b) Specific Expectations i. sports. or at CAIS sponsored activities. ii. Dress Code and Grooming .49 - .E.) Footwear and Socks Sports or dress shoes with socks but not ‘flip-flops’ or other ‘beach-wear’ may be worn. School Uniforms a) General Expectations The following general expectations apply: i. Uniforms) School-issued P. or any navy-colored jacket at school.) School uniforms should normally be worn while on campus.) Uniforms should be clean and tidy.) Jackets Summer: Primary students may wear their PE. Uniforms. iv. from the time of arrival at the School until students leave after school. iii. attire and proper athletic footwear are required for P. ii. Secondary students may wear any school-issued jacket or hoodie bearing the school logo (e. or Lions) Winter: Primary students should wear school-issued winter jackets. v. Lions. classes. Dress Code and Grooming 1.E.E. D-Days.VII. GID.) Undershirts and Underpants No parts of undershirts or underpants should be visible. iii. Secondary students may wear jackets of their choice.) Culottes Culottes should not be shorter than 8 cm above the center of the knee cap. Uniforms.) Uniforms should be of an appropriate size and worn properly. 2.) Directions to Office: Lai Chi Kok MTR. Hours: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm & 2:00 to 6:00 pm (Mon.) Uniform Ordering and Modifications Ordering of uniforms of inappropriate sizes or modifying them to suit personal tastes (e. Dress expectations for free dress days are as follows: a) Midriffs. Por Yen Building 478 Castle Peak Road Cheung Sha Wan. d) Hemlines of shorts should be no higher than mid-thigh. Uniforms. g) Shoes worn should be appropriate for the setting. Exit B1. 3. cleavage must be covered regardless of posture. b) Undershirts/underpants should not be visible. Dress Code and Grooming . shortening of culottes/skirt lengths. Caritas Medical Centre Uniform Prices: Please contact the General Office at School for latest price information. Note: To ensure that uniforms are ready for pick-up in August. The Administration reserves the right to judge appropriateness on disputed matters of free dress and insist on corrective action if - . orders must be submitted by no later than July 15. School Uniform Supplier The school uniform supplier is: Hop Chung Uniform Limited M/F. f) Pants/skirts should be securely fastened around the waist. e) Hemlines of dresses/skirts should be no higher than 5 cm above the middle of the kneecaps. Kowloon Tel: 2387-6628 Fax: 2748-0806 Email: enquiry@hcuniform. c) Shoulder straps of tank-tops should be at least 5cm wide. to Sat. increasing waist sizes or lengths of trousers) is not permissible and may require students to purchase new attire at their own expense to comply with school guidelines. Free Dress Days Free dress days are sometimes allowed. Near Federal Plaza.

neatness and good taste. Students who are repeatedly in violation of dress guidelines may face further consequences and loss of privileges. The following guidelines are applicable to students on school premises. d) Inappropriate Attire Students arriving at school inappropriately dressed will be required to change attire or be sent home to change. e) Tattoos Students are discouraged from acquiring tattoos while students at CAIS. a) Caps and Hats Caps or hats may be worn out of doors but not in instructional areas. obscene words/gestures. the emphasis at CAIS is upon modesty. at school-sponsored activities.h) Logos on clothing must be positive and appropriate for school setting. Dress Code and Grooming .e. Grooming and Appearance In general. Students are responsible for maintaining a cleanly and well groomed appearance. and/or sexually suggestive sayings/images). no profanity. Uniforms. symbols of drugs or alcohol. 4. corridors. Boys’ hair should be short in length (not past the collar of the uniform shirt) and neatly groomed. conveying neutral or positive messages only (i. b) Earrings / Jewelry Students should avoid gaudiness in jewelry. or in the Assembly Hall. off campus at lunch hour or otherwise while in school uniform. c) Hairstyles Modest tinting or dyeing of hair is acceptable.51 - . studs or other visible perforation devices. Girls may wear ear jewelry but perforation jewelry in other visible parts of the body is not permitted. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.

School rules are also applicable to incidents occurring off school premises if they are clearly related to school matters or involve a breach of Hong Kong Law. d) The Administration will not retaliate against any individual who reports an incident nor permit any employee or student to do so. or after classes or a school activity is prohibited. during. e) Complaints of sexual harassment will be treated with special sensitivity and care. be subject to prosecution by the Hong Kong Police. 3. while in school uniform. others. b) Complaints may be made on an informal or formal basis. CAIS students on campus. during school hours (including lunch hours). Students who have alcohol on their breath are assumed to have ‘used’ alcohol. School Rules 1. School Rules .52 - . Reporting of Incidents The School administration encourages reporting of incidents involving a breach of school rules. The following guidelines will be followed in such cases: a) As much as possible. Breaking school rules means that students will be subject to disciplinary action by the School and may also. Breach of School Rules Students are expected to refrain from engaging in actions that might do damage to themselves. including prior to. 2.VIII. depending upon circumstances. or tarnish the reputation of the School. c) Any person who knowingly and willingly submits a complaint based on false allegations will be subject to disciplinary action. and/or at school sponsored activities are strictly prohibited from engaging in any of the activities indicated in #3 below. confidentiality will be maintained throughout the complaint procedure including the identity of the parties involved except as necessary to investigate the complaint and/or as required by law. List of School Rules a) Alcohol and /or Illicit Drug Usage The use or possession of alcohol or drugs (other than medication).

Discrimination) Harassment is repeated unwelcome verbal. libelous or slanderous statements about others. racist. or place of origin. School Rules . including the internet. it is bullying. If it is intimidating. f) Lying Lying is an intentional misrepresentation of the truth. staff members. c) Fighting Fighting means provocation or engagement of others in physical or verbal conflicts and/or physical or verbal retaliation. gender. or overt condescension. either physical or verbal. If harassment involves violence. threats. jokes. derogatory remarks. or beliefs. or other offensive images. religious belief. coercion. If it demonstrates partiality or prejudice because of perceived or real differences it is discrimination. it is assault. age. mannerisms. d) Gross or Sexual Misconduct Gross or sexual misconduct involves behaviour that is socially or morally inappropriate within a school setting. Students are expected to be truthful in communication. ancestry. Defamation may include publicly injuring or destroying the reputation of students. e) Harassment (Assault. Corrective or disciplinary action may be taken regardless if defamation is precipitated at School or elsewhere. written abuse (including that transmitted by internet or other messaging devices).b) Defamation Defamation means issuing or promulgating through any medium. physical/mental disability.53 - . behavior. innuendoes or taunts about appearance. parents or others. color. written or physical contact because of a person’s race. display of pornographic. Bullying. physically or otherwise. Examples of harassment include: verbal or physical abuse.

smoke or stink bombs. bomb threats. i) Sexual Harassment Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior that is sexual in nature. intentional plugging of toilets. humiliation or offence. such conduct interferes with work performance or learning opportunities. Unwanted sexual advances. Examples include pulling fire alarms. implicitly or explicitly. h) Pranks. it is sufficient that the offender knows or ought reasonably to know that the behavior is offensive and unwelcome. Threats. or an open display of defiance or disrespect towards a teacher or other person in authority. written or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:     such conduct undermines an individual’s personal dignity by causing embarrassment. School Rules . leering. or inquiries of a sexual nature. sexually suggestive gestures. innuendoes.54 - . or Inappropriate Messages Seemingly harmless ‘pranks’ could create undesirable or severe consequences and result in criminal charges for those responsible. and general threats to the safety or moral environment of students and staff. display of sexually suggestive material. requests for sexual acts. posting of inappropriate messages or content on the internet. and/or submission to or rejection affects decisions regarding an individual’s educational advancement or grades. discomfort. demands. and other verbal. Sexual harassment includes such things as unwanted touching. a condition to receive educational services. sexist or dirty jokes.g) Overt Opposition to Authority Overt opposition to authority means disobedience of the reasonable directives. and unwelcome propositions. The behavior giving rise to a complaint need not be intentional in order to be considered sexual harassment. derogatory or degrading comments. such conduct is made.

School Rules .j) Smoking / Tobacco Product Usage Neither smoking nor the possession of smoking materials (cigarettes. l) Theft Theft is the intentional removal or possession of school property. lighters. without permission of the owner.) on school property is permissible. or property belonging to others. m) Vandalism Vandalism means intentionally defacing or destroying school property or the property of others.55 - . k) Swearing / Profanity Neither swearing nor the use of profanity is permissible. etc.

General Principles The following are general principles that Administration believes are important for an effective school discipline program: a) All students. Repeated offences can result in more serious consequences since recurring actions may point to unrepentant. sexual harassment or abuse. Enforcement of School Rules and Guidelines Students in breach of school rules and/or guidelines will be disciplined and may be suspended or expelled for serious misconduct. In addition.56 - . but are not limited to: alcohol and drug usage. may be compelled by law to report serious matters to Hong Kong Police or other appropriate Government departments. vandalism. Misdemeanour Types and Penalties Definitions and consequences misdemeanors are provided below. Penalties indicated within the first three (3) definitions are based upon the assumption that each case is a first instance. 3. An environment of respect facilitates effective teaching and learning. belligerent.IX. or uncooperative attitudes. b) Good discipline is the establishment of a constructive working relationship with students. Inter-relationships within the school community should be characterized by a demonstration of mutual respect. Discipline Policy . theft. Such matters include. and inappropriate internet communication such as defamation. d) Student discipline aims to be redemptive rather than punitive. Disciplinary action administered by the School is separate and distinct from action taken by police or the courts. 2. respecting the dignity and safeguarding the rights of all others in the school community. issuing of threats. c) While it is important that students understand where they have erred. the School reserves the right and. Discipline Policy 1. staff and parents are expected to hold others in high regard. in some cases. it is also important that they be given guidance concerning positive alternatives for appropriate behaviour. assault.

food/drink. excessive noise in the hallways. Discipline Policy .57 - .a) Breach of School Rules This includes offences regarded as very serious in nature (please refer to School Rules).   Maximum penalty: detention Minimum penalty: recorded violation d) Lates Each three (3) unexcused lates will result in a detention e) Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices Infractions Use of mobiles and other electronic devices on campus during school hours from beginning of classes to dismissal (including lunch breaks) is prohibited except for instructional purposes.     First offense: loss of device for one school day Second offense: loss of device for one week Third offense: loss of device for one month Fourth offense: loss of device for balance of academic year Note: Loss of device also means loss of privilege to possess a similar device on school premises for the effective dates of loss.   Maximum penalty: suspension Minimum penalty: detention (s) c) Infractions These include violations of dress code. inappropriate boy/girl or other behaviors. truancy.g. inappropriate social behavior (e. or failure to lock lockers.   Maximum penalty: expulsion Minimum penalty: detention (s) b) Serious Violations These include violations such as disruptive classroom behavior. grooming & jewelry. inappropriate usage of school computers. horse-play). return Notice of Absenteeism on due date. and so on.

d) A further three (3) offenses (i. and previous instances of breaches of school rules. may require students to bring school work for completion during these periods. School work is completed under the supervision of an administrator. Discipline Policy . Discipline Cycle The discipline cycle for the School is described below. recess or after school detention periods. a total of nine (9)) may on the ninth instance result in a one (1) day out-of school suspension. or infractions will have a bearing upon decisions of the Administration. School Discipline Measures Depending upon severity of offenses.58 - .e. While the context. a total of six (6)) may on the sixth instance instead precipitate a half-day (1/2 day) inschool suspension. serious violations. Depending upon the severity or repetition of offences. b) Class Suspension Students are suspended from specific classes in which the infractions took place. general guidelines regarding normal administrative responses follow: a) Three (3) infractions will result in one (1) detention.4.e. e) And so on … 5. the Administration reserves the right to bypass one or more of the steps in the discipline cycle. c) An additional three (3) detentions (i. discipline of students could involve any of the following: a) Detention Students may be assigned supervised early morning. specific details. b) Three (3) detentions may result in a letter to parents informing them of the incidents and warning that. Detentions assigned as a result of neglect of other responsibilities or infractions. without a change in behavior more serious consequences will follow. lunch time.

e) Expulsion A student may be expelled by the Headmaster for an extended period of time or permanently for egregious behaviour or a repeated breach of school rules. Students are responsible for completing missed school work and/or school work provided during suspension periods.59 - . When serving out-of school suspensions students are not allowed on the school premises and cannot participate in school curricular or extra-curricular activities. Students bring lunches but normal lunch time privileges are suspended. Students are under the general supervision of an administrator or other delegated staff.c) In-School Suspension Students are suspended from attending classes but work in school in assigned areas for the periods of suspension. Parents are informed of in-school suspensions and incidents leading to suspensions are discussed with students. Missed tests or examinations will be written upon return to school. d) Out-of-School Suspension Student may be suspended by the Headmaster for up to five (5) full school days. Discipline Policy .

3* Pre-No.  Before 6:15am: P remains closed. School will ensure safe conditions before releasing students.8.60 - .X. No lessons for P-G12. 3 is replaced by No. 3 signal No. 1 No.8. Students should stay home. No.  Before 6:15am: Normal operation PG12  After 6:15am: P remains closed. 8 or above is replaced by No. Weather Related Occurrences 1. School will ensure safe conditions before releasing students. or  School closed or will close.     Weather Related Occurrences . Before 6:15am 6:15am to 8:00am After 8:00am Action to be Taken Amber Red or Black P-G12 schools closed all day. G1– 12 classes resume. *Note: When the No. 3 (or higher) signal is issued. Heavy Persistent Rain Warning Time School operates as usual. 1 signal or when all signals are cancelled  After 6:15am: P–G12 remains closed. Lessons continue for P-G12 until the end of normal school hours. above Action to be Taken  Normal operation. Normal operation G1-12. Tropical Cyclones Warning Signal No. staff on duty until end of normal school hours. 2. School remains open.  P closes. Normal operation G1-12 No. school premises will remain open and staffed until arrangements can be made for arriving students to return home at an appropriate time.

students will assemble in homerooms and be released according to instructions specified on the Student Update Form submitted by parents. The following guidelines apply: a) Parents who have indicated that they or a designated person will pick up their children will pick up their children directly from the homeroom.61 - . Weather Related Occurrences .3. parents will be notified of alternative plans. Early Release of Students In the event that emergency closure of the School is required or that the Education Bureau (EdB) directs schools to release students prior to regular dismissal times. b) In the event that buses do not arrive or a worsening of weather conditions at dismissal time could compromise the safety of students.

e) Students may not share calculators during tests/examinations. students will be advised of approved calculators for a course. Calculator Policy a) At the beginning of mathematics courses. Details of chapel dates/times will be provided in monthly newsletters. c) Calculators may be required by students to complete homework assignments. 4. 2. 5. Announcements Announcements are made each morning. Attendance is mandatory for students. d) Students must clear all programmable calculators before and after writing a test or examination if required by a teacher. it is recommended that all students own their own calculators. computer science and information technology for students as part of regular courses. Other Student Guidelines and Policies . Chapels Chapel services will normally be held once per 6-day cycle. b) Students are responsible for understanding operation of their own calculators. Other Student Guidelines and Policies 1. including those on study blocks. Computer Usage a) Objectives School computers are to be used to provide: i. 3. hence.XI. Chewing Gum Students are not permitted to chew gum at any time while on school premises.62 - .m. of the day on which they are to be made. Announcements initiated by students should be approved in advance by the Headmaster or Vice Principal and written on the appropriate announcement sheet by not later than 7:55 a.) training in computer use.

I will only use my own login and password.) tools for students to work on assignments and homework while at school.) download and install software for their personal use. I will only edit or delete my own files. or think that someone is not adhering to the following guidelines for responsible use of our information systems. or to change settings of operating systems in any way without the express permission and supervision of the class teacher. Other Student Guidelines and Policies . during lunch times and after school. Students are not permitted to: i.) use school computers for personal uses not school-related such as personal on-line “chatting”. or iii. ii.ii.) use computers to visit sites containing profane or pornographic content. which I will not share with other students. c) Responsible Internet Usage Policy These rules help us to be fair to others and keep everyone safe.) access to internet and school based resources for research and school related work. and iii. please talk to a trusted adult immediately! By logging in and using any of the school's information systems (e.g. I understand that I must not load software or documents into school systems without permission. Lionsden) I understand that I am agreeing to abide by the following rules and guidelines for responsible use:     I will ask permission before using the Internet. intranet.63 - . If you feel unsafe at any time. or gaming except with permission of the supervising teacher. b) Guidelines for Computer Usage Students not complying with guidelines for computer usage stated below may forfeit privileges to utilize school computers and may be disciplined further for their actions. personal e-mail. Students utilizing computers to intentionally access such sites will be disciplined and may be suspended or expelled.

I understand that the school may check my computer files and the Internet sites I visit.64 - . over the internet. Damage to Equipment or Property Students will be charged for costs of repairs or replacements of items or property (either School or personal property of others) for which they bear responsibility for damage. I will tell a teacher immediately. In cases of serious breach of trust the school may initiate further disciplinary procedures. or the system is or is possibly being used for criminal purposes or for storing unauthorized or unlawful text. Intentional damage to School property will result in disciplinary action that may include suspension or expulsion. I will ask for permission before opening an e-mail or an email attachment sent by someone I do not know.         I will only e-mail or message people that I know or my teacher has approved. 6. or arrange to meet someone I do not know. The School may exercise its right to monitor use of computer systems. interception of e-mail and deletion of inappropriate materials where it believes unauthorized use of the school's computer system is or may be taking place. I will not use Internet style chat in an inappropriate manner. I understand that I must never give out my home address or phone number. or destruction. loss. my access may be suspended for a determined period and I will not be allowed to use the Lion’s Den site or other computer tools. including access to web-sites. Other Student Guidelines and Policies . I understand that if I deliberately break these rules. The messages I send will be polite and sensible. I understand that these rules apply to any web-based learning area that the school uses. images or media. If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive messages I do not like.

Other Student Guidelines and Policies . Debts. In classroom situations in which a PDA or similar device is clearly supportive of instructional objectives. transcripts. and Fines Debts incurred through damages. and Alberta Diploma marks. 8. Damage to Textbooks Students will be charged for damage to textbooks deemed by the Administration to be greater than normal wear and tear. Offending students may have items impounded for a minimum of one full day upon first offences and for extended periods for subsequent offences. 9. Educational Tours (Field Trips) Parents are required to submit consent forms and related fees prior to student participation in off-campus educational tours. Failure to do so may result in withholding of Report Cards. a teacher may grant exceptional permission for student usage.7. Fund-Raising Activities Fund-raising activities must be approved in advance by the Headmaster. or any other invoices must be settled by the end of each quarter. 11. procedures and rules of the school continue to be in effect. outstanding tuition fees or dues. Electronic Devices Student use of electronic devices such as MP3/4 players or electronic games/toys is not permitted on school premises during regular school hours (including lunch time). losses of school property. policies. fines. Damages. Educational tours are regarded as an extension of the academic program. 10. and therefore the guidelines.65 - .

Lockers (G5-12) The following guidelines apply to school lockers: a) All students from grades 5 to 12 will be assigned a locker. c) Money or other valuables should not be left in lockers. d) Lockers are school property provided for the convenience of students and are subject to inspection in the event that the Administration considers a search necessary to maintain the integrity of the school environment and to protect other students. If locker requires additional attention from school custodial staff. Hot lunches as specified on order forms will be delivered to the school daily. the School reserves the right to charge a cleaning fee of HK$100. Lunches and Designated Eating Areas CAIS has a school lunch-box program by which noon lunches may be ordered in advance. and Assembly Hall unless by special permission of the school administration. and thoroughly clean lockers before departure from the School at the end of a school term.12. Food and beverages can normally be consumed in designated eating areas only and eating and drinking is strictly prohibited in classrooms. avoid personalizing of lockers in any way that causes permanent damage to the locker. e) It is the responsibility of students to:        purchase locks. corridors. keep locker doors closed and locked when not attended. courtyard.66 - . Other Student Guidelines and Policies . 13. b) Students should not disclose their lock combinations to other students. keep lockers tidy and clean. report damaged or defective lockers to the General Office as soon as possible to facilitate repair.00. refrain from using graffiti on lockers that conveys a message inconsistent with biblical standards.

16. iii. ii.) Off-campus noon-hour privileges may be forfeited if students are assigned detentions due to inappropriate behavior on campus including but not limited to classroom behavior. incomplete homework.67 - . they will not directly administer it without the express written permission of parents. Other Student Guidelines and Policies . Peanut Products Due to the danger of allergic reactions posed to some individuals by exposure to peanuts or products containing peanuts.) Off-campus privileges may be revoked if off-campus behavior of students is inappropriate or does not comply with school rules and guidelines.14. On-Campus Restrictions a) Primary Students Primary students are not permitted to leave the school campus at any time during the school day from the time of arrival at school through dismissal time. Medication Protocol (Primary) Primary students that require the use of medication should bring notes from home informing the School of the types of medication and details of medication application. without the accompaniment of their parents. all such products are strictly prohibited from the School. Although school staff will be responsible for the safekeeping of medication and supervision of students while students are taking medicine.) Prior written consent of students’ parents is required. 15. or teachers. tardiness or poor attendance. Medication of primary students should be left at the General Office and taken in the presence of office staff. b) Secondary Students Off-campus noon hour privileges may be granted for students in grades 7 to 12 subject to the following guidelines and conditions: i. other specified caregivers.

17. Banned items include. g) Students may not use the telephones located in the Staff Room. Phone Usage The guidelines for school phone usage are as follows: a) Mobile phones may not be used and should be turned off while students are on the school campus during regular school hours (including breaks). 19. knives (including pocket knives). nor replicas of any weapons without the express permission of the Administration. d) Students may be granted permission to use school phones located in the General Office or Conference Room. phones should be out of sight throughout the school day. and switchblades. e) Long distance calls from school phones by students are not permitted. band rehearsals. 18. The restriction on usage is extended outside of the times indicated above to include detention periods. f) Students in breach of the mobile phone restriction will have their phones impounded for a minimum of one full day upon first offenses and for extended periods for subsequent offenses. Photocopying done at the School should be school-related.68 - . c) In case of an emergency. Other Student Guidelines and Policies . but are not limited to. a teacher may grant permission for oncampus mobile phone usage. cutters. Photocopying Students are responsible for paying for personal photocopying in advance. b) Possession of a mobile phone during a test or examination is strictly prohibited and may result in a grade of zero (0) on the assessment. Potential Weapons or Replicas of Weapons Students are not permitted to bring on to the school campus any items that could potentially be used as weapons. In addition. or other school meetings occurring before/after regular school hours. but not in the Staff Room.

) Off. Restricted Access Areas (Kowloon City Campus) Students are not permitted access to the following areas without staff supervision: car park area. stairway adjacent to the Home Economics area (and at the back of the Assembly Hall). v.69 - . ii. Assembly Hall. Study Blocks (G11-12) The following guidelines pertain to grade 11 and 12 students who have elected to have study blocks: i. grade 12 students have the privilege of leaving campus during study blocks. are expected to arrive punctually and remain for the Other Student Guidelines and Policies . at school-related events.) Students must remain on campus during study blocks unless students and their parents have signed appropriate undertakings and returned them to the General Office. Student Interrelationships Inappropriate signs of affection are to be avoided while on the school premises. In all other cases. grade 11 students are expected to remain on campus for study blocks. 22. iv. or otherwise while in school uniform.) Students who remain on campus during study blocks:   will be assigned a study room location. grade 11 students may arrive later than the normal starting time or leave school early (after their last class of the day) if study blocks occur in first periods and/or last periods respectively.campus study block privileges are suspended during chapel services or other school assemblies.) Subject to i) through iii) above. behave in ways deemed inappropriate in the judgment of the Administration. or miss scheduled chapels/assemblies. iii. vi.campus study block privileges may be suspended if students are in breach of school rules while off-campus. storage areas. This includes but is not limited to boy/girl interrelationships.20.) Off.either the Library Resource Centre or a classroom.) Subject to i) through iii) above. 21. are late/absent for classes in which they are registered. Staff Room.

and resources for students.70 - .this is available for students to view on Lionsden and is open for subscription by students to their own gmail contains general information about the School such as news. are required to leave the school premises by 4:00 or other photo identification. ensuring that activities do not disturb others.cais. c) Visitors are not allowed to accompany students to class or loiter on the school contains specific information about homework. Web Site The main school website at http://www.  duration of study block at the specified location. 24. or at a school-related activity. 23. parents should consult school administration to express concerns or seek assistance.D. produce Hong Kong I. reading a book) in assigned study room. Other Student Guidelines and Policies . are expected to work quietly and productively (e. The other website http://www. Visitors to School The guidelines that follow apply to all visitors to the School: a) Visitors must sign in at the reception counter on G/F.g.lionsdenhk. If a dispute with CAIS students or staff cannot otherwise be amicably resolved. The student communication system “Lionsden’ also has a shared calendar for posting events and important dates.m. while students are in transit between school and home. staff. unless by special permission from school administration or when attending school sponsored extra-curricular activities. studying. The Visitor Pass is valid for G/F and 1/F access only unless permitted to access other areas by school administration. After signing in. b) Guests. tests. and provide a reason for the visit. guests are issued a Visitor Pass that should be visibly displayed while the guest is on campus. or other parents/visitors at or in proximity to the School. and upcoming events. and are not permitted to utilize library computers except for completion of school work. d) Visitors (including parents) should not publicly confront students.

Athlete of the Year Athlete of the Year awards will be presented to one male and one female student from grade 5 or 6 who has demonstrated exemplary effort.71 - . Good Samaritan Good Samaritan awards are presented to one student from each class who demonstrates a Christian attitude of service toward his/her fellow students. Student Awards (Primary) 1. a) Academic Honors Students must demonstrate consistent proficiency and independence in all subject areas. Student Awards (Primary) . and attain final term standings as indicated below. Award winners will be presented with a certificate and a plaque. Mathematics. Academic Excellence Awards Academic Excellence awards are presented to all students who:    display an eagerness to learn and a positive attitude in class. Award winners will be presented with certificates. Science and Social Studies).’ b) Academic Proficiency Students must demonstrate consistent proficiency and independence in core academic subject areas (English Language Arts. and the School in general. and are neat and organized in their school work.XII. Students who meet the criteria for academic excellence awards will be presented with certificates and pins. All final term marks in core academic subject areas are ‘Working at Grade Expectations’. 3. 2. All final term marks in subject areas are ‘Working above Grade Expectations. are diligent in homework completion. staff. sportsmanship and leadership in team sports.

Award winners will be presented with certificates. Subject areas recognized for this award include:    Band or Music Mandarin Physical Education Award winners will be presented with certificates and pins. Most Improved Student Most Improved Student awards are presented to one student from each class who has throughout the year shown the most growth both academically and socially. The award winner will be presented with a certificate and a plaque Student Awards (Primary) . Student of the Year Award The Student of the Year Award is presented to one grade 6 student who demonstrates excellence in the School through a combination of high academic achievement. leadership. 6. Perfect Attendance Award Perfect Attendance awards will be presented to all students who have maintained a perfect attendance record for the year.4. and participation in school activities. Special Subject Awards Special Subject awards will be presented to one student from each class who has demonstrated excellence in specific subject areas through a combination of growth. 5. positive attitude and creativity. display of Christian values. Award winners will be presented with certificates. 7.72 - . proficiency.

a) Great Distinction Award Presented to students achieving average grades of greater than or equal to 96%. Student Awards (Secondary) . The average calculated will be based upon overall achievement in compulsory subjects. select core subjects and additional optional subjects. Honour Roll Marks used in calculating average grades for the purpose of determining award winners will be based upon compulsory subjects.XIII. Student Awards (Secondary) 1. c) High Honors Award Presented to students achieving average grades greater than or equal to 85% but less than 90%. 2. Academic Excellence Award An award will be presented to one student at each grade level from grade 7 to grade 11 who has the highest academic average in his/her grade. b) Distinction Award Presented to students achieving average grades of greater than or equal to 90% but less than 96%. e) Certificate of Merit Presented to students achieving average grades of greater than or equal to 75% but less than 80%. select core subjects and additional optional subjects. d) Honors Award Presented to students achieving average grades of greater than or equal to 80% but less than 85%.73 - .

within the current academic year. One award may be presented in grades 7 . b) Athlete of the Year Presented to a student who has.12. Eligibility is restricted to students who have been in full-time attendance for the entire academic year and demonstrated exemplary behavior. and participation in school activities. One award may be presented in grades 7 .3.12. through exemplary effort. c) Academic Excellence Award Presented to a graduating student who has achieved the highest academic average based upon compulsory subjects. sportsmanship and leadership demonstrated the greatest commitment to the intramural and interscholastic athletic programs.74 - . a) Most Improved Student Presented to a student who has shown greatest overall improvement during the current school year in academics.9 and another in grades 10 . consistency and diligence in their studies. Reverend John Bechtal Awards The Reverend John Bechtal Awards are the most prestigious awards presented at CAIS. Student Awards (Secondary) . attitude. select core subjects and additional optional subjects.9 and another in grades 10 . as well as consistent care and compassion for others. Up to four awards may be presented – one each to a female athlete and male athlete from grades 7 .9 and 10 . d) Christian Service and Citizenship Award Presented to a student who demonstrates commitment to Christian service through sustained support for evangelism and discipleship.12 respectively. as well as positive leadership within the School. a minimum of twenty-nine (29) Alberta Diploma credits to be eligible for this award. The student must have successfully completed.

Spirit of Canada Award The Spirit of Canada Award is presented annually by the Consul General of Canada to a student who has made an outstanding contribution in the service of others within the School. maturity.9 and another in grades 10 . Not all awards indicated may be presented every year. Design Studies)[G9 to 12 only] Student Awards (Secondary) . and participation in school activities. Sociology) Mathematics Science (General Science. 5. One award may be presented to a G7 to 9 student and another to a G10 to 12 student in each category unless otherwise specified. Information Technology. Financial Management)[G10 to 12 only] Christian Ethics Fine Arts (Band. Social Studies.75 - . Subject Awards Awards are presented to students demonstrating excellence in specific subject areas through a combination of academic achievement. Psychology. Chemistry. Physics) Business Education (Economics. 4. citizenship. Drama. critical/creative thinking and participation in class activities.            English (Literature and Composition) Social Science (History. positive attitude. Visual Art) . Graphic Arts. diligence. positive attitude. Biology. leadership. leading by example through a combination of in each discipline Physical Education Mandarin Home Economics[G7 to 8 only] Practical and Applied Arts (Communication Technology. One award may be presented in grades 7 .12. respect and integrity.e) Student of the Year Presented to a student who exemplifies excellence through academic achievement.

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