The school is a co-educational secondary school founded by the Hong Kong Government. School policies are basically devised in accordance with the educational ordinances and policies of the Education Bureau.The School Management Committee is the top decision-making body. Its chairperson is an official appointed by the Education Bureau. The SMC also includes the school principal, two teacher representatives,two parent representatives, two alumni representatives and two community members. The present chairperson of the SMC is Mr. Steve Lee Yuk-fai, Principal Education Officer of the Education Bureau. The community members are Professor Kenneth Young and Mr. Dennis Chan, renowned artist and designer. The SMC is responsible for setting the direction of school development and managing the school budgets. The principal, with the help of two assistant principals, is responsible for the daily operation of the school.
There are 30 classrooms, 4 science laboratories, 5 computer rooms, 1 Multimedia Learning Centre and a number of special rooms such as the Student Activity Room, English Room, Art Room, Geography Room and Music Room. All classrooms are air-conditioned and most are equipped with audio-visual facilities. The playground is accessible to all students for sports and leisure in a restricted time. Other facilities include the newly-renovated air-conditioned School Hall, Library, Conference room, Teachers' Resources Center, Prefects' Room, Broadcasting Room, Social Worker's Room and Student Council Room.
The English room
The English Room is a meeting place specially designated for the English Debating Club and the English Association of the school. National/Regional flags of several places are hung up on the wall of the English Room, including Hong Kong, Canada and the United Kingdom.
The school has been using English as the medium of instruction in all subjects except Chinese, Chinese Literature, Chinese History and Putonghua. To help students to become biliterate in English and Chinese, and trilingual in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, and to encourage students to learn English and Mandrin their daily life, the school organizes an English Speaking Day and a Mandarin Speaking Day every week.
Information technology in education
Access to the Internet and Intranet is available in every classroom and special room. The school incorporates digital movie production in the computer curriculum in the junior levels.
The Sha Tin Government Secondary School Alumni Association was established in 1995 as a non-profit organization. It aims at promoting liaison between alumni, acting as a bridge between alumni and Sha Tin Government Secondary School and organizing activities for alumni.