I am pleased to inform you that the Secondary School Profiles (SSP) 2018/2019 have been released for your reference. In addition to printed copies, an electronic version is also available online (http://www.chsc.hk/secondary/en) to provide the latest information on schools.
The information provided in the SSP enables you to know about the latest development of individual schools. This facilitates the selection of a congenial learning environment where children grow up healthily and learn joyfully, thereby realising their potential and building self-confidence. To choose a suitable secondary school for your child, you have to first identify your child’s abilities and interests, and then consider schools’ education goals, characteristics, development direction, etc. In this regard, apart from referring to the SSP for schools’ latest developments, you may attend talks on primary-to-secondary transition organised by the Education Bureau to heed expert advice and have exchange and sharing with other parents on selection of schools. Furthermore, you may acquaint yourself with individual schools by browsing their websites, engaging in their open day activities or making direct enquiry. Seeking advice from primary school teachers is also a good idea. All these can be useful inputs for a wise decision.
The transition from primary schooling to secondary education involves many changes, and inevitably poses adaptation problems to young ones. Parents should therefore strengthen communication with their children and encourage them to share their learning experiences and feelings about the new setting. If your children encounter difficulties in learning, please show your concern and support by patiently rendering assistance and warmly appreciating their efforts. Parents play a pivotal role in nurturing happy and positive children. With a harmonious family relationship, you are in a better position to tackle problems that your children face in the course of development.
Home-school co-operation is instrumental in creating a harmonious and pleasant atmosphere for children’s learning and development. As soon as your child proceeds to secondary education, you are advised to maintain dialogue with the school and actively take part in its activities and those of the parent-teacher association, so that you can know better how your child is doing at school..
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