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Environmental Infrastructure

 
Following the school improvement project, the school has improved the environmental infrastructure to facilitate the implementation of environmental education.
 
Greening the campus
 
           Ecological Garden
         
          Nature Trail
 
Environmental Facilities
 
 
 
 
Our school has implemented the greening project to serve the purposes of not only beautifying the school campus, but also increasing its ecological value and providing an educational venue for our students.

 


In the indoor areas
 
In the school office, classrooms and staff rooms, small potted plants, such as Marigold and Scarlet Sage, and interior plants are cultivated. In the corridors, hanging baskets planted with flowers, such as Begonias, Impatiens and so on, are placed to create a beautiful and comfortable visual image.
 
   Growing plant in the classroom            Growing plants along the corridor
 
In the outdoor areas
 
A variety of plants have been selected to grow in almost every corner of the outdoor areas, such as the area near the school gates, playground and likewise. The following plan shows the distribution of the major greening areas in the outdoor areas.

Students’ participation

Every year, our school joins the Greening School Award Scheme and ‘One Person, One Flower’ Scheme organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR. A variety of greening activities are organized to cultivate students’ interest in growing plants and increase their enthusiasm in greening the school campus.
 

 

 

The school lawn is an open area partly sheltered by tall trees, like the Indian Rubber Tree with its long-spreading branches and the Flame of the Forest which has an umbrella-shaped crown. They provide not only a shelter, but also a wildlife habitat for many birds.
 
Moreover, a variety of plant species, especially nectar-producing plants and butterfly host plants have been grown in the garden plots to attract different species of butterflies and other insects. This can increase the biodiversity and ecological value of the school campus, and provide a venue for environmental education.

 

                                         Butterflies on the plants
 
 
To achieve the principle of sustainable development, a solar-powered drip irrigation controller system has been installed to allow the seepage of water from the leaky hose porous pipes automatically at an exact time and amount. It can minimize the problem of the use of fossil fuels and reduce the wastage of water through evaporation or spraying of water.
 

With the help of the students’ parents, the new annex has been planted with potted greenery to beautify the school campus and create an atmosphere of environmental conservation. Near the hall, the Nature Trail has been set up. Apart from the installation of a specimen box, different flora species have been grown and labelled to enable students to cherish and love the plants, understand the importance of biodiversity and increase their awareness of nature conservation.

Nature Trail

 
Plant Species at the Nature Trail
 
Code No.
English Name
Chinese Name
Latin Name
Habit
Origin
T1.
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幌傘楓(火通木)
Heteropanax fragrans (Roxb.) Seem.
Tree
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T2.
Indian-Rubber Tree
橡皮樹
Ficus elastica ‘Decora Burgundy’
Tree
Native to tropical Asia.
T3.
Madagascar Palm
馬達加斯加棕櫚樹 (粗根)
Pachypodium geayi
Deciduous tree
Native to Southwest Madagascar
T4.
Kwai-Fah
桂花 (木犀)
Osmanthus fragrans (Thunb.) Lour.
Evergreen tree
Native to SW China
P1.
Lady Palm
棕竹
Rhapis excelsa (Thunb.) Henry ex Rehd.
Shrub palm
Native to Hong Kong.
P2.
Parlour Palm, Neanthe Bella Palm
袖珍椰子
 
Chamaedorea elegans
Palm
Native to Mexico, Guatemala, Belize
S1.
Desert Rose
天寶花(沙漠玫瑰)
Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roem. & Schult.
Evergreen shrub.
Native to South Africa.
S2.
Garden Croton?
變葉木(灑金榕)
Codiaeum variegatum
Shrub
Native to Malay Peninsula to Australia.
S3.
Garden Croton
金光變葉木
Codiaeum ‘Chrysophylium’
Shrub
Native to Malay Peninsula to Australia.
S4.
Sensitive Plant
含羞草
Mimosa pudica L.
Shrub
Native to tropical America.
S5.
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密葉朱蕉
Dracaena deremensis ‘Virens Compacta’
Subshrub
Native to S. North America.
H1.
Dieffenbachia ‘Vesuvius’
花葉萬年青
Dieffenbachia sequine (Jacq.) Schott
Subshrubby herb
Native to S. America.
H2.
Dieffenbachia ‘Camilla’
綠玉黛粉葉 (白玉萬年青)
Dieffenbachia sequine (Jacq.) Schott
Subshrubby herb
Native to S. America.
H3.
Aroid Palm, Arum Fern, Z Z Plant, Money Tree
雪鐵芋 (金錢樹)
Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Perennial herb
Native to Tanzania and Zanzibar.
H4.
Alluminum Plant
花葉冷水花
Pilea cadierei Gagnep. & Guill.
Perennial herb
Native to SE and S Asia.
H5.
African Mask
黑葉觀音蓮
Alocasia amazonica
Perennial herb
Native to islands south of the Philippines.
H6.
Indian Fig Opuntia
仙桃
Opuntia ficus-indica
Perennial herb
Native to tropical desert in Mexico.
H7.
African Evergreen
白蝶合果芋 (白蝴蝶)
Syngonium podophyllum Schott
Herb
Native to tropical Americas.
H8.
Flamingo-lily, Oil-cloth Flower
花燭
Anthurium andraeanum Linden
Herb
Native to Columbia.
H9.
Oyster Plant
紫萬年青(蚌花)
Tradescentia spathacea Sw.
Herb
Native to tropical America.
H10.
Maidenhair , Venus-hair Fern
鐵線蕨
Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Herb
Native to Hong Kong.
C1.
Ivy-arum
綠蘿(芋葉藤)
Epipremnum aureum (Linden & Andre) G.S.
Tall climbing plant
Native to Solomon Islands.
 
 


Facilities for dissemination of the environmental information

 
           (1) The notice board on the fourth floor is used to show green tips and environmental news or information based on the annual theme set by the Student                        Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme.
 
  (2)   The notice board on the ground floor is used to display the school’s environmental policy and guidelines as well as environmental activities held by the external organizations.
 
(3)   The spacious environment in the library has enabled us to install the environmental education corner where students can read the related books, pamphlets, brochures and CD-ROMs produced by the government departments, tertiary institutes and non-government organizations.
 
 
Facilities for promoting environmental friendly behaviour
 
 
(1) The recycling boxes for waste paper are available in classrooms and staff rooms. All members in the school can dispose of waste paper for recycling easily.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(2) To support the ‘Sources Separation of Waste and Waste Reduction Scheme’ organized by the Environmental Protection Department, an iron cage has been set up near the car park for waste paper collection, while a reverse vending machine is placed near the lift on the ground floor for the collection of plastic bottles.
 
(3) Drinking fountains are provided with the purpose of reducing the use of plastic water bottles.