I am pleased to announce the release of the Secondary School Profiles (SSP) 2021/2022. In addition to printed copies, an electronic version is also available online (http://www.chsc.hk/secondary/en) to facilitate access to school information anytime.
When making school choices for your children, it is essential to have knowledge of their attributes, personalities, abilities and interests, as well as to study schools’ educational philosophy, curriculum characteristics and development direction, etc. By referring to the SSP, parents can acquire integrated information of schools through which you can get a good grasp of the characteristics and development of individual schools so as to select a suitable school that provides a learning environment conducive to your children’s happy learning and active campus life. Apart from reading the SSP, you may also join talks or activities about primary-to-secondary transition organised by the Education Bureau or individual schools to learn more about schools’ admission mechanism, vision and characteristics, or even seek professional advice from experts, principals and teachers. Acquainting yourself with individual schools by browsing their websites or making direct enquiry may also help you obtain the information required.
Your children will experience considerable changes during the transition to secondary schooling, and challenges are awaiting them. As parents, you are advised to communicate with your children more often, listen attentively to them as they share about their school life, encourage them to express their feelings and offer them the support they need. When your children run into problems and difficulties in their school life and learning, your patience and timely guidance mean the most to them. What’s more, it is a good idea to better equip yourselves with effective parenting and communication skills, and take a positive and proactive attitude to supporting and fostering their development.
When your children have started receiving secondary schooling, you are encouraged to continue to maintain close communication and partnership with the school, and participate in activities arranged by the school and its parent-teacher association wherever possible. In the spirit of home-school co-operation, let’s join hands to create a caring and happy environment for children to thrive in.
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.
Eugene FONG Yick-jin
Chairman of the Committee on Home-School Co-operation