Tai Kwong Hilary College Admission

 

  1. General Notes

(i)     Tai Kwong Hilary College (Under-registration) uses English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI). Only Chinese-related subjects are taught in Chinese.

 

  • The average class sizes are shown in the table below:

 

Level Class Size
Grade 7 & Grade 8 About 25 – 28

 

English, Chinese and Mathematics, however, are taught in smaller groups of about 20 students because classes are divided into sets.

 

  • The College does not participate in the Government’s Form 1 Secondary School Place Allocation (SSPA) System and admits students directly. Places will be offered to applicants who have fully satisfied with the admission requirement.

 

  1. Choice of Chinese Language Programme
  • The College offers the following Chinese Language options:
    • Local Chinese
    • IGCSE Chinese
  • Local Chinese is designed for students who have studied the regular local Chinese language curriculum for 6 years or more in primary school. IGCSE Chinese is designed for non-local students or students who have limited Chinese language learning background.
  • All students must study one of these Chinese Language Programme and will continue with it until Grade 10. The choice of programme shall be made when making the application and will be confirmed at the interview.

 

  1. Information about School Fees

 

  • Application Fee

Note: No application fee will be collected until school registration is approved.

 

  • School Fees

The proposed annual school fees for the 2020 – 2021 school year are shown in the table below. (Please note that these fees are subject to approval by the Education Bureau.)

 

Grade School Fee Composite Fee Payment Schedule
7 $137,500 $11,000 School Fee: By 11 Instalments (from September to July)

Composite Fee: By 2 Instalments (50% on registration and 50% in early February)

8 $140,800 $11,000

 

  • The school fee for Grade 7 students will remain unchanged for 2 years (i.e. Grade 7 and 8). The school fee will be adjusted upwards by approximately 6% – 9% in Grade 9 and then again in Grade 11.

 

  • Main Features of the School Fees Policy
    • No Debenture or Capital Levy will be collected.
    • School fees are collected by installments, i.e. 11 installments from September to July.
    • School fees are collected via Direct Debit
    • 3% of the monthly school fee will be charged for administration fee if the school fee is not paid via Direct Debit.

 

  • Payment Methods
    • Since the collection of school fees is one of the main sources of income for the College and such funds are needed to support daily operating costs, parents are expected to be responsible and ensure that school fees are paid in a timely manner.
    • School fees must be paid via Direct Debit between the first and the fifth day of each calendar month from the parents’ designated local bank account.
    • The Direct Debit Authorization Form must be submitted to the College that the time the student is officially registered.
    • If the school fee is not paid on time, a reminder will be issued by phone or E-mail and a letter will to written to the parents concerned. If the school fee is overdue for more than 30 days, the College will have no choice but to consider terminating the school place and offering it to an applicant on the waiting list.

 

  1. Making an Application
  • To apply for a place, you shall

Via Online Application:

Please click this link to fill in all the information and upload all the required documents.

Via Hardcopy Application:

    • Complete and submit this hardcopy application form;
    • Enclose photocopies of all of the following documents: 
      • Copy of student’s Hong Kong identity card or passport and current visa;
      • Copy of parent(s)/guardian(s)’ identity cards, if applicable as residing in Hong Kong;
      • Copy of student’s school reports for the last two years, with English translation as appropriate;
  • Copy of certificates and awards
  • Proof of Hong Kong address documents, latest stamped tenancy agreement, a current government demand for rates under parents’ name, copy bank statement under parent/guardian’s name in the last 3 months or copy of utility bill in the last 3 months
  • Deliver the application form and the corresponding documents by hand or post it to:

 

St. Hilary’s Primary School

6 Wan Tau Street

Tai Po

New Territories

Hong Kong

  • Write ‘Application for G7/G8 Admission 2020 – 2021’ on the outside of the envelope.
  • Please also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

 

  1. Interview and Admission Test

Only SHORTLISTED applicants will be arranged for Interviews and Admission Test (English, Chinese and Mathematics). The admission criteria and the weightings for Grade 7 / 8 applicants are as follows:

 

  • Academic results during the last two years (weighting 10%).
  • Interview Performance (weighting 30%).
  • Admission Test Results (30%)
  • Conduct or other comments from previous school(s) (weighting 20%).
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities and social events, including any public examinations and awards, if any (weighting 10%).

 

  1. Notification of Result

The result of the application is usually released within one month. To accept the offer a non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee must be paid. The registration fee will be offset against the school fee for September. Parents/Guardians of successful Grade 7 Applicants will be asked to sign an undertaking declaring that their child will not participate in the Secondary School Place Allocation System.

 

  1. Important Information

Prior to making an application to join the College, parents of applicants are required to agree with all the terms and conditions stated in these Application Notes and the Enrollment Agreement. School places are only given to students and parents who are able to perform the following:

 

  • Students must join all school activities and camps, e.g. Pre-Form 1 Summer Bridging Course, Assemblies, Discovery Camps, Service trips, etc.
  • All students need to prepare a MacBook for daily lesson.
  • Students must wear the prescribed school uniform. Any modifications to the school uniform, including additions or subtractions that may draw attention to faith based differences, are not permitted.
  • Parents must pay school fees via Direct Debit. The College reserves the right to deregister the student if the school fee is not paid on time and the student will be asked to withdraw.

 

  1. Personal Data

All personal information provided will only be used for admission related purposes and will be treated in strict confidence. Documents will not be returned to applicants. The personal information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed after one year.

 

 

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