The mission of our staff development is to enhance the professional competence of our staff and to provide a variety of programmes to support them to become proactive and life-long learners.

Centre Inspection by David Davis, Global Relationships Manager of Edexcel
The Global Realtionships Manager, Mr David Davies as well as the Regional Director, Mr Wei Ding and the Regional Manger, Ms Carrie Yau spent an afternoon on 4 June 2007 to visit our school for an Examination Centre Inspection. They were all happy with our school and laboratory facilities which met their strict requirements for being an examination centre in Hong Kong.

School Visit by Lord Andrew Adonis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Schools,
Department for Education and Skills (DfES) Ministerial Team, UK
Lord Andrew Adonis accompanied by two of his colleagues from The United Kingdom as well as two representatives from British Council: Katherine Forestier (Director of Education Services) and Wynne Kam (Manager, Education Partnerships, Education Services) visited our school on 31 May 2007. Lord Andrew Adonis is the UK Government Minister for Schools. He represents the Department in the House of Lords, the upper house of Parliament in the UK. Lord Adonis was deeply impressed by the state-of-the-art facilities of the school especially the Classroom of the Future, Chinese Culture Room, Synergy Corner, the Quality Kitchen and the Model Home. He was also interested in how we can successfully meet the various challenges brought by the education reforms.
Lord Adonis with Sister Margaret Wong and the School Hospitality Team 
Lord Adonis and his companions visiting the Classroom of the Future
Lord Adonis showed his deep interest in Chinese Poets
Sister showing Lord Adonis the Classroom of the Past on how the room helps students to find their roots of their traditional culture
Lord Adonis asking our F1 Students what they have learned from the robotics curriculum 

School Visit by Microsoft Limited on Innovative School Programme
The Deputy Director of the Public Sector Group of Microsoft Limited, Ms Alice Wong and her colleagues visited our school to discuss with our team about the Innovative School Programme on 31 May 2007.
Sister explaining to the Microsoft team on our vision on how to make our school the School of the Future

Futures Vision Tours 2006 in UK
Sister Margaret Wong and 6 teachers attended the Futures Vision Tours 2006 from 4th to 11th October 2006 organized by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust in the United Kingdom. The tours helped us to have a deep understanding of how the schools in Britain were transforming learning and raising achievement through creativity and enterprise by using ICT in underpinning the development of students' creativity and enterprise skills.

Seminar on the Dynamics of Educational Change by Professor Michael Fullan
Sister Margaret Wong and 50 of her staff attended two seminars conducted by Professor Michael Fullan on the :Dynamics of Educational Change; held in our school hall on 22 and 23 March 2007.
Sister Margaret Wong and Mr Law Siu Wing attended a two-day workshop on Educational Change conducted by Professor Michael Fullan on 21 and 22 March 2007.

Staff Development Day on the New Senior Secondary Curriculum
Our staff attended a workshop on the new curriculum conducted by our school・s 334 Team. Each departmental panel then worked collaboratively in discussing their way forward. In the afternoon, Mrs. Belinda Wong, a Paulinian who works as an Educational Psychologist, presented a workshop on :Meeting the diversified needs of students; and how to cater to individual student・s needs.

Habits of Mind - Induction Training for New teachers
All new teachers attended the Habits of Mind workshop to allow them to have a better understanding on how to infuse the 16 habits of mind into their daily teaching.

HOM Workshops by Professor Arthur Costa
Our staff attended a series of Habits of Mind and Advanced HOM Workshops conducted by Professor Arthur Costa in December 7 and 8, 2006 to gain a deeper understanding of how the thinking curriculum could be assessed and implemented effectively.

Visit to MERECL in Cyberport
Sr. Margaret and 6 teachers visited MERECL (Multimedia Entrepreneurial Research, Education and Creative Laboratory) which is a new digital entertainment laboratory in Hong Kong. The Lucid Platform for game development was introduced to our staff. We actively exchanged ideas with various professionals on ways of utilizing the full range of infrastructure, information and resources support to improve our teaching and learning.

Professional Development School
SPCS has been designated by the HKEMB as a Professional Development School since September 2005, focusing on promoting the use of multi-media production to enhance creativity and effective learning.

Lesson Observations
Our staff opened their classrooms to peers, teachers and educators from various parts of the world.

Web Symposium cum Digital Day

The Web Symposium cum Digital Day took place in our school on July 11th with an ICT Conference on Teaching and Learning organized by the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) and the Hong Kong Web Symposium Consortium. St Paul・s Convent School contributed its forum and the staff supported a series of workshops and seminars, focusing on the theme of .constructing knowledge through games・.

Staff development on Planning of New Senior Secondary Curriculum

Our staff attended school-based departmental seminars and workshops to work out the implementation plan for the coming new senior secondary curriculum and IGCSE curriculum.

New Teacher Induction Programme
All new teachers attended the New Teacher Induction Programme which helped them to understand better the school culture, vision and mission.

School-based Staff Development Programmes

School-based training on Interactive White Board, Personal Response system, E-Portfolio platform, E-learning platforms were arranged during the DIP sessions to empower teachers・ competency in using IT for teaching and learning interactively.

Sharing with local and overseas educators and visitors
Throughout the year, our school hosted educators and visitors from the local education community and overseas, such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the U.S.A, South Asian Countries and China, to share with them in areas such as how to implement IT in education, how to become a green school, staff development strategies and Thinking across the Curriculum.
Mrs Fanny Law, ex-Permanent Secretary of Education and Manpower Bureau, visited our school on October 20, 2006.
Ms Rosanna Wong and some of the members of the Education Commission visited our school on November 7, 2006.
The Principal, her staff and students of Benton Park School, Leeds, UK visited our school on October 10, 2006. We arranged various cultural exchange programmes to promote understanding of the cultural diversity between the two places.
Over 40 educators, under APERA, from countries all over the world visited our school on November 28, 2006.
Ms. Woo Lo Ming, Alice Episcopal Delegate for Education and Catholic Educator Officer from Australia visited our school on September 4, 2006.
Visitors from Legal Education for the Youth Study from China visited our school on September 11, 2006 to gain a better understanding of our school on how to build up a world standard school campus and curriculum.