I am pleased to inform you that the Primary School Profiles (PSP) 2019 have been released for your reference. In addition to the printed copy, an electronic version is also available to facilitate access to the latest school information online (https://www.chsc.hk/primary/en).
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 and interests, 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 talks on Primary One admission held by the Education Bureau to have exchange and sharing with experts and other parents on selection of schools, join relevant activities or talks organised by individual primary schools to acquire a thorough understanding of their school-based admission mechanisms, and seek advice from teachers on choosing a suitable school for your children. To know more about a school, you may also observe the performance of its students or consult the parents of these students.
From a lively and relaxing ambiance in kindergartens to a more disciplined setting in primary schools is a considerable transition that involves adaptation problems. Parents are expected to devote as much time as possible to having dialogues with children. By getting to know how they feel about the new learning environment, and giving them due encouragement and support, you may help your children adapt to the new environment and learning mode.
When your children have proceeded to primary education, you are advised to spare time for activities arranged by the school or its parent-teacher association, so as to get a fuller picture of your children’s learning in the new school and enhance your communication with teachers. It is our common goal that through home-school co-operation, we can enable children to learn and grow up in a harmonious and happy atmosphere.
In closing, please accept my best wishes to you and your family. I also hope that every child can grow up healthily and happily.
Henry TONG Sau-chai
Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation