Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

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Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)

One of the main goals of the current curriculum reform in Hong Kong is to help students acquire a capacity for lifelong learning. To pursue such an aim and to help students explore and discover the joy and treasure of reading, the College has been implementing a school-wide reading project called “DEAR” (Drop Everything and Read) since 2002. We believe regular reading sessions can help enhance students’overall language skills, thereby paving the way for lifelong learning.


The DEAR lesson takes place in period 1 every Tuesday, during which  class teachers and students will spend 30 minutes on silent reading. Students are encouraged to read books of their own choices and share their reading experiences with classmates during sharing sessions.


Theme-based Reading Programmes


Apart from the DEAR lesson, a range of theme-based programmes such as book fairs, games and talks will also be organised by the library at least twice a year to promote a reading culture in the school.