Reading Scheme

Exploring A New Horizon Reading Award Scheme 2018-2019

 I. Objective: In line with the development of the NSS curriculum, the reading scheme is aimed at broadening  students’ horizons and enriching their knowledge through reading extensively.

II. Date of Event: 2 Oct 2018 to 3 May 2019

III. Five reading domains

Domains 1 2 3 4 5
Categories of books Philosophy & Religion/ Art

Sciences & Technology

(including Maths)

Social Sciences (including Economics, Politics & Finance) History/ Geography Languages (Chinese and English)
Library Codes

000-299(Chin)

100-299 (Eng)

900-999(Chin)

700-799 (Eng)

300-499(Chin)

500- 699 (Eng)

500 -599 (Chin)

300- 399 (Eng)

600 -799(Chin)

900- 999 (Eng)

800-859 (Chin)

400-499 (Eng)

800-820 (Eng)

(excluding novels)

Minimum no. of books required*

 

 

Form 1 &

Form 2

2 4 4 3 7

Form 3 &

Form 4

2 3 3 3 4

Form 5 &

Form 6

2 2 2 2 2

*   When Students have finished reading the required number of books, they can take their Reading Record Form to the library.  The library teacher will put a sticker on their reading record for the five reading domains.

 IV. Details of the Scheme

  1. Basic Requirements
Category No. of reading domains to be covered

No. of books

to be read

Book Reports

Junior

(S1 and S2)

5

(Excluding comics)

20

 

One English book and one Chinese book, one of which must be non-fiction.

 

Chinese book report: 300-500 words

English book report: 200-400 words

Intermediate

(S3 and S4)

15

 

Chinese book report: 500-700 words

English book report: 300-500 words

Senior

(S5 to S6)

10

 

Chinese book report: 600-800 words

English book report: 400-600 words

 

 

  1. Reading Record Form:

Students should keep a good record of their reading on their reading log forms and need to submit them to the library for inspection.

Dates of submission: 17 Dec 2018 and 3 May 2019

 

 

  1. Book Reports: (Book Report forms are available at the library.)

Students can submit their reports on the following dates: 28 Feb 2019* and 3 May 2019

* Students must hand in at least one book report.

 

  1. Assessment Criteria:

– Number and types of books meeting the basic requirements

– Quality of books

– Standard of book reports

 

  1. Awards:

- First Prize (3 students):                $ 600 / each

– Second Prize (3 students):                     $ 300 / each

– Merit Prize (no quota):                 $ 200 / each

 

  1. Application:
    1. Submit an application form to the school library.
    2. Application deadline: 12 Oct 2018