I am pleased to inform you that the Primary School Profiles (PSP) 2018 have been released for your reference. In addition to printed copies, an electronic version is also available online (http://www.chsc.hk/primary/en) to provide the latest information on schools.
Each primary school has its unique strengths and vision. When choosing a primary school for your children, you should first identify children’s characteristics, personalities, abilities, interests and capabilities to handle pressure, and then consider various factors such as the sponsoring body, history, location and religion of a school. Apart from making reference to the PSP, you may attend the talks on Primary One Admission organised by the Education Bureau to have exchange and sharing with experts and other parents on selection of schools. You may also join relevant activities or talks organised by individual primary schools to acquire an understanding of their vision and characteristics. To know more about a school, in particular the one you find desirable, you may observe the performance of its students or consult the parents of these students.
The transition from lively and relaxing learning in kindergartens to more structured study in primary schools involves certain changes and might pose adaptation problems to your children. To help your children adapt to the new environment and learning mode, you should communicate with them as often as possible to know how they feel about the new learning environment, and give them encouragement and support.
When your children have been admitted to a primary school, you are advised to squeeze time to join activities organised by the school or its parent-teacher association so that communication between parents and teachers can be enhanced. Through home-school co-operation, children can learn and grow in a harmonious and happy atmosphere.
In closing, please accept my best wishes to you and your family. May I also wish your children health and happiness throughout their journey of growing up.
Henry TONG Sau-chai
Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation