Members of the Education Commission (EC), joined by the Permanent Secretary for Education, Ms Michelle Li, visited Hong Chi Morningjoy School, Yuen Long on 19 January 2024 to learn about the implementation of special education.


The EC members were briefed by the school principal, Ms Ho Wing-so, on the school’s education and boarding services provided for students with moderate intellectual disabilities. They then toured the school’s teaching and boarding facilities, and exchanged views with the teachers, specialist staff and parents, to understand how the school enhances students’ abilities to learn and live independently through multi-disciplinary collaboration, home-school co-operation and innovative technology, thereby facilitating their integration into the community. The members also listened to students’ sharing about their school life and observed their dragon dance training. They were pleased to learn that the students have been realising their potential at different developmental stages through diversified learning experiences and life-planning activities.


The Chairman of the EC, Dr David Wong, commended the Government for introducing a number of improvement measures in recent years to provide additional resources and manpower to special schools to help them improve their quality of teaching and effectiveness of support services. Teachers and specialist staff of special schools also work closely with parents with a view to catering for the diverse needs of students, and helping them overcome their limitations and difficulties and give full play to their talent.


Participants of the school visit today included EC members Ir Dr Alex Chan, Dr Phyllis Chan, Dr Sylvia Chan, Mr Herbert Chia, Mr Eugene Fong, Mr Kwok Wing-keung, Dr Ling Yu-shih, Mr Benjamin Ng, Professor Isabella Poon and Mr Dieter Yih.