Other Learning Experiences for Carmelians
One of the aims of the New Senior Secondary Curriculum is to give senior secondary students diverse learning experiences, to cultivate personal interests and to widen their horizons. The role of the school is to provide students with such a platform, giving them a chance to try. At the same time, in respect to individual student’s potential and character, we push their knowledge and skills to a higher standard through continuous training and participation.
Based on the above aspirations, Carmel Secondary School follows two main directions in covering the 7 learning domains: “Enrichment” (with the focus on opportunities of trying and experience), and “Empowerment” (with the focus on ongoing participation and training).
The current OLE framework is as follows:
Senior Secondary OLE Lessons
Since 2010, the Student Development Committee has worked closely with the Physical Education Department and the Music Department in redesigning the curriculum for Form 4 and 5 students. Breaking traditions, various sports and art items have been integrated into the curriculum, with one lesson per cycle, as the “Other Learning Experiences” (OLE) lessons. When developing a brand new course, the school is not only concerned about the variety and balance of the curriculum content, but also how students view such lessons. We collect students’ opinions on OLE lessons with a view to providing them the most benefit with limited resources.
When the OLE lessons first began, in order to let students have attempts on different sports activities, all courses were compulsory. After taking in feedback from students, elective units have been put in place to let students choose 1 unit from both sports and arts, in consideration of their ability and interest. The 2018-2019 lesson content lists can be found below: