Creative Secondary School

Creative Secondary School (CSS; simplified Chinese: 启思中学; traditional Chinese: 啟思中學; pinyin: Qǐsī Zhōngxué) is a Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) school, opened in Hong Kong, September 2006. CSS offers both the IB Programme (which consists of the IB Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma) and Hong Kong's standard educational curriculum (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education).

Creative Secondary School.
3 Pung Loi Road, Tseung Kwan O, Sai Kung, N.T., Hong Kong
TypeInternational School, DSS Secondary school
Motto"Through this place we thrive, we serve and find our place in the world." [1] "Be Positive, Act Positively.[2]
HeadmasterMr Cheung Siu Ming
Years offeredF1-F6
Enrolment800 (for the academic year 2015-16)
Campus size165,000 sqm
Information(+852) 2336 0233
(+852) 2377 1608
Creative Secondary School
Traditional Chinese啟思中學
Simplified Chinese启思中学

The school encourages students to live in harmony and respect with people from different cultural backgrounds, as the school has a diverse representation of teachers and students of different nationalities.


CSS offers both the IB Programme (which consists of the IB Middle Years Program and the IB Diploma.) and the standard Hong Kong DSE Diploma. The Creative Secondary School was one of the first in Hong Kong to offer a dual curriculum.[3] In 2009, the school won the Hong Kong Odyssey of the Mind competition and represented Hong Kong at an international level.[4] The Creative Secondary School mottos are "Through this place we thrive, we serve and find our place in the world." [1] and "Be Positive, Act Positively.[2] '

School life

CSS offers extracurricular activities. Sports include rugby, badminton, football (soccer), archery and athletics. CSS also have a bunch of academics CCA Co-curricular Activities like debate, mathematics helping class, and also other arts subjects like Visual Arts, Drama, Music.

House System

CSS employs a house system in which all of its students and the majority of staff are associated with one house. The six houses are Bauhinia, Bombax, Cassia, Delonix, Jacaranda and Juniper. They have their own house colours and compete against each other in various school events such as the CSS Sports Day and the Annual CSS inter house competition.e.g. Chinese History, Basketball Competition, Football Competition etc.


Cheung Siu Ming is the founding Principal. He attended St. Joseph's College in Hong Kong, received his degree and teaching qualification at the University of Bristol, and an MA in Education from the Open University (UK.) He taught in UK secondary schools and served as an adviser in Lambeth Education Department in London. He returned to Hong Kong in 1994 to join the English Schools Foundation as Deputy Principal of West Island School. This is the only International School to achieve the EMB's QEF Outstanding School Award. In 2001 the ESF appointed Ming Principal of Phoenix International School. He has been a tutor for the OUHK's MED program.

CSS has 90 teaching staff. The staff are 34% native English speakers, 35% overseas returnees/bilinguals, 18% Fluent Putonghua speakers, 69% educated overseas, 14 nationalities, 10 languages and 5 continents.


  1. "School Motto & Core Values". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  2. "Creative Secondary School Official Site". Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  3. Yau, Elaine. "DSS Schools Find Middle Way on Curriculum" (PDF). South China Morning Post. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  4. Ong-Wood, Ivy (14 April 2009). "Creative Tradition". The Standard. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2010.

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