I am pleased to announce the release of the Primary School Profiles (PSP) 2022. In addition to the printed copies, an electronic version is available online (https://www.chsc.hk/primary/en) to facilitate parents’ access to school information.
Each primary school has its unique characteristics. When choosing a primary school for your children, you should first identify your children’s attributes, personalities, abilities and interests, and then consider various factors of a school such as the educational philosophy, location and religious background. Apart from making reference to the PSP, you may also attend talks on Primary One admission organised by the Education Bureau to have exchange and sharing with experts and other parents on selection of schools. Besides, you may join relevant activities or talks held by individual primary schools to acquire an understanding of their admission mechanism, development direction and characteristics, etc.; and seek professional advice from principals and teachers on choosing a suitable school for your children.
Transitioning from a lively and relaxing ambiance in kindergartens to a more disciplined learning environment in primary schools, children will inevitably face challenges brought about by changes and adjustments. To help your children adapt to the new environment and learning mode, you are advised to listen to your children’s feelings and understand their learning needs by communicating more with them and spending more time with them, and provide them with encouragement and support.
When your children have been admitted to a primary school, you are encouraged to maintain close and good communication with the school and spare time for activities arranged by the school or its parent-teacher association. This would help you gain a better understanding of your children’s learning in school and strengthen the home-school connection. Under the COVID-19 epidemic, children’s everyday life and learning are affected. We encourage parents to pay more attention to the learning, behavior and emotion of the children; strengthen communication and co-operation with schools; arrange activities which are beneficial to their physical and mental health; and encourage them to remain positive and strong in face of challenges. It is our common goal that through effective home-school co-operation, we can create a happy and harmonious environment for our children to learn and grow.
In closing, please accept my best wishes to you and your family. I also hope that every child can flourish in health and happiness throughout their journey of growing up.
Eugene FONG Yick-jin
Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation