With commitments in providing quality education, we specially introduce a brand-new ‘Glocalized’ Curriculum to Hong Kong students. In short, it combines the essence and advantages of the international and local curricula which meets the diversified learning needs of different students. To produce 21st century leaders with strong Christian faith, global mindedness and the desire to incessantly search for excellence, we will fully devote ourselves in the professional development of the Curriculum. In the future, our students will have alternatives in their future study, going for New Secondary School Curriculum or Diploma Program, after they have completed the first 9 years of learning experience.
Features of the Glocalized Curriculum
The Glocalized Curriculum represents our bold attempt in meeting the challenges and the opportunities offered by the trend of glocalization in the field of education through the work of integrating the local curriculum and the international education curricula. The Curriculum engages students actively in a professionally designed, innovative, balanced and diverse learning experience provided by a twelve-year through-train exploration. Moreover, the Academy places great importance in developing students’ language ability; therefore, the Curriculum aims at enhancing students’ biliteracy and trilingualism plus one foreign language. English will be adopted as the major medium of instruction and Putonghua will be adopted in the Chinese subject teaching. The Academy will recruit a high ratio of Native English-speaking Teachers (NETs) to enhance the students’ English proficiency. To uphold the Academy’s core values, our students will receive intensive character-building program built on biblical foundation so as to foster their whole person development. Furthermore, the Academy does not only see the purpose of assessment solely for ‘selection’ but also an indicator of the students’ learning progress and outcomes.
ELCHK Lutheran Academy is an IB Primary Years Programme World School, having received Authorization in January 2018.
Please see our Primary Program of Inquiry for information around the teaching and learning across the year and from years 1-6. These Units of Inquiry build on knowledge, skills and concepts from year to year as the students move through the school. Our current Program is reviewed regularly according to our curriculum, the needs of the students and the ever-changing world in which we live.
Primary School Programme (Year 1 – 6)
We believe that all children should have choice, voice, and ownership of their own learning. We have designed our Primary school programme – “The Glocalised Curriculum” to discover, cultivate and celebrate the individuality of every child. Our Glocalised Curriculum is an integration of the Hong Kong curriculum and the PYP Curriculum that offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum that encourages students to make connections between local and global issues in a real-world context.
During a year, students engage with 6 transdisciplinary Units of Inquiry. They are ‘Who we are,’ ‘Where we are in place and time,’ ‘How we express ourselves,’ ‘How the world works,’ ‘How we organise ourselves’ and ‘Sharing the planet.’ Specialist subject areas including Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and Chinese and Culture are taught by specialist teachers. These specialist subjects are integrated within the Units of Inquiry where there is an authentic ‘fit’ as well as through Stand-Alone Units. Units of Inquiry including Mathematics, Language and Personal, Social and Physical Education, are taught by the homeroom teachers.
To enhance student learning and connect Units with the real world, students participate in regular field trips around Hong Kong. We dedicate ourselves to enriching our student’s learning experiences through visits to museums, art galleries, parks, charities and farms, to name but a few places.
Lutheran Academy is also an ICT-infused school, thus we commit ourselves to enhancing our students ICT skills by utilizing them throughout their learning process via a range of latest technology.
In the final year of our PYP journey, our Year 6 students take part in a PYP Exhibition collaborative project where they synthesize their acquired knowledge, conceptual understanding, and skills. Finally, these Year 6 students celebrate and share their learning journey with the LUAC community.
Overview of the MYP curriculum
Lutheran Academy is an authorised IB MYP World school offering a three-year programme (Year 7 to Year 9). The curriculum involves the implementation of Hong Kong local curriculum with reference to the MYP framework. The programme inspires and develops students to be inquiry-driven which enables them to understand and explore the world through thought-provoking open-ended questions.
We offer the Hong Kong Secondary School Curriculum through eight subject groups in our Middle School, namely:
Language & Literature (English Language Arts and Chinese & Culture)
Language Acquisition (English Language Arts and Chinese & Culture)
Individuals and Societies
Arts (Drama, Music and Visual Arts)
Physical & Health Education
In addition to the above, we have our school-based programmes in LED/Bible and Chinese History.
The programme promotes interdisciplinary learning allowing students to see the knowledge and learning connections between academic subjects. This integrated learning allows students to develop habits of mind that they need to participate in an ever-increasingly interconnected world. Besides the learning in the eight subject groups, our MYP students have to do the following projects to complete the program:
Community Project – The Community Project is a major task for Year 9 students to complete their Middle School Programme before they transition to the DSE or IBDP programme. MYP projects involve students in a wide range of activities to extend their knowledge and understanding and to develop their skills and attitude, evaluating the product/outcome and reflecting on their project and their learning.
As students become involved in the self-initiated and self-directed learning process, they will find it easier to construct in-depth knowledge on their topic and develop an understanding of themselves as learners.
Service and Action – At the centre of the Community project is Service and Action learning, which students gain experience in, inside and outside of the classroom using the inquiry skills students gain through the IB framework.
Learners at Lutheran Academy demonstrate a commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the environment and the lives of others. As an IB World School, Lutheran Academy values the importance of taking principled action across a range of interconnecting local and global communities.
Combining responsible action with sustained inquiry and critical reflection, our students can develop the attributes of the learner profiles which are essential for success at different stages of lives.
Teaching and learning in the MYP are underpinned by the following concepts:
Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills – help students to learn how to learn so that they can be at the centre of their learning by developing skills for critical and creative thinking, communicating, collaborating and managing themselves.
Key and Related Concepts – each subject develop units that use these as part of their statement of inquiry. These concepts help students explore the big ideas in each unit through inquiry questions and collaboration.
Global Contexts – another part of the statement of inquiry, this help make learning authentic and gives students an understanding of why their learning is relevant and important in a globalised world.
Lutheran Academy is an authorized school to provide the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for our students.
In Year 10, our students will choose one of our study streams, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE), our mainstream programme, or the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), to further their studies, as we provide dual exits for them to seek further education either locally or abroad.
The *subject options for our students who opt for the HKDSE are:
|Chinese Language (Cantonese)||Chinese Language (Putonghua)|
Citizenship & Social Development (from 21/22 Year 10)
(English as the Medium of Instruction)
Citizenship & Social Development (from 21/22 Year 10)
(Chinese as the Medium of Instruction)
|Electives Group A||Chinese History||Business, Accounting & Financial Studies||Geography||Chemistry||Tourism & Hospitality Studies|
|Electives Group B||Economics||History||Physics||Biology||Visual Arts|
Mathematics Extended Part Module 2
(Calculus & Algebra)
*The 4 Core Subjects are English, Chinese Language/ French, Mathematics and Liberal Studies/Citizenship & Social Development. For the 2 Electives, students will choose one from Group A and one from Group B.
Subject list of IB Diploma Program:
|Core Requirements||Extended Essay (EE) AND Theory of Knowledge (TOK) AND Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)|
Studies in Language and Literature
|Language A: Language and Literature – English (SL and HL)|
|Language A: Language and Literature – Chinese (SL)|
|Language B – Chinese (SL)|
|Language B – Chinese (HL)|
|Language B – English (SL)|
|Language B – English (HL)|
Language B – French Ab initio (SL)*
*Only for Non-Chinese Speakers who have not previously taken French
Individuals and Societies
|Business and Management (SL)|
|Business and Management (HL)|
|Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (SL)|
|Mathematics Analysis and Approaches (HL)|
|Mathematics Applications and Interpretation (SL)|
|Visual Arts (SL)|
|Visual Arts (HL)|
Both programmes are equally rigorous, and are suitable for students with different capabilities, attitudes and competence.
Selection Criteria for the IBDP (Current Students of LUAC)
Current students of Lutheran Academy who wish to enter the IBDP are required to submit:
- ) Learning Portfolio, the collection of own’s work that demonstrates one’s learning and reflections on the processes;
- ) Personal Project, a complete recording of a piece of student’s work from start to finish;
- ) Student-led Conference, the responsibility for learning and part of the Reporting Procedure for academic growth to parents;
- ) Learner Profile, evidence that proves the candidate to have developed the learner profile qualities; and
- ) Evidence of Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), the proof that they have taken part in CAS, which may include forms of arts, sports, physical activities and voluntary services.
Selection Criteria for the IBDP (Transfer Students)
For transfer students who cannot present the above, we will select those who wish to enter the IBDP based on the following:
- ) education background;
- ) language competence;
- ) learning style; and
- ) qualities and attitudes
Upon your submission of application, it will be reviewed and commented by our teachers. Our committee members will then decide whether the student can conduct an interview with us and complete a written test. Offer will be given to those who are able to pass both of the above.
Senior School Programme (Year 10 – 12)
With an aim to ensure our students’ whole-person development, the school strived to foster their innate passion for learning, while encouraging them to explore their interests through a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The school organized different activities in areas of music, sport, visual art and food technology etc. for students to select their favorite courses to participate. These activities not only benefit their physical and mental health, but also instill in them the virtues of perseverance and self-discipline. CCA is arranged on bi-weekly basis and falls on school’s normal class schedule so as to encourage students’ to participate in “whole-person development” actively.
|Touch/Tag Rubgy/Evasian Games|
|F30 Training Games|
|Creative Visual Arts|
|Free-style Arts Club|
|Performing Art||Cantonese Drama Club|
|Putonghua Speech Team|
|Music||L.A. Primary Worship Band|
|Music for Fun|
|Fun with Maths|
|Green Kids Club|
|Mandarin Movie Club|
|Art of Tea Club|
|Chinese Chess Club|
|Chinese Press Club|
|English Creative Writing Club|
|English Movie and Reading Club|
|L.A. Master Chef|
|Fun in Chinese Movie|
|L.A. Buddy Programme|
|Wei Qi Club|
|Visual Art||Integrated Arts Course|
Career and Life Planning
Career Counselling Team provides guidance on students’ career exploration process, post-secondary opportunities and career planning. Each year group has specific career and education guidance tailored to accommodate the needs of students, e.g. life education lessons, individual career counselling sessions, etc, aiming to ensure our students are aware of the opportunities and options available to them and therefore be able to make informed decisions about their future.
Career Counselor: Mr Amos TANG
Teachers in the Career Counselling Team: Ms Karen CHEUNG, Mr Tony WONG, Ms Hoi-yin LAM, Ms Gina DONG
Office: Room 505E
Workshops and Events:
- Local and Overseas University Application Seminars
- Interview and Personal Statement Workshops/ Training Sessions
- UCAS and Common Application Workshops
- Career Fest (Industry sharing, university taster lectures, parent workshops)
- Parents Seminars on Further Education Pathways
- Alumni Sharing
- External Organisations Sharing
- Week of Work (Work Placement Week for Year 10 Students)
- Visits to higher education institutions and workplace
Universities Offers Our LUAC Graduates Received (2021-2022):
- The University of Hong Kong
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Hong Kong Metropolitan University
The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
Tung Wah College
- University of Southern California
City, University of London
Goldsmith, University of London
King’s College London
- The London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Coventry
University of Exeter
University of Reading
- Centennial College
- Toronto Metropolitan University
University of Toronto Scarborough
- University of Tasmania
University of Technology Sydney
Fu Jen Catholic University
To request a progress report, transcript and proof of study, please complete the attached request form and submit it to the Student and Administration Office in person or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To request a reference letter written by teachers, please complete the request form together with the attached Verification Form of Achievements, and submit them in person to the Career Counseling Team at Rm 505E.
Upon receipt of the form(s), please allow 10 working days for
processing. Urgent requests may not be entertained.
Career And Life Planning