Admission info


General Questions on Admission


1. What are the key focuses our school uses for student development?
  • Our school has three key focuses for student development and they are moral education, academic standards, and music and arts development.
  • Our school emphasises whole-person education, cultivates the character development of students and advocates religious education. Simplicity is the ethos of the school. Students of our school have consistently attained high levels in academic subjects as well as artistic and sports performance.
  • Our school has recently added life education to moral education, which includes adventure-based activities, field trips, seminars, hymns and sharing, etc. Through engaging in these experiential learning activities, students can develop a sense of gratitude, learn to cherish the things they have, and adapt a proactive and optimistic attitude towards life.
  • Our school has allocated more resources to STEM development. We have included experiment sessions and inquiry-based learning activities in General Studies lessons. With the steady rise in the development of technology education in the school, our students have recently won a number of large-scale competitions.
2. Which types of students are suitable to study in our school?
  • Students suitable for admission to our school are those who engage in school life and love learning, and whose parents support the school’s vision and mission.
  • Parents who would like students to further their studies in leading secondary schools would choose our school, which has a high academic standard.
  • Our school is an aided coeducational primary school which has students from the same families (e.g., siblings) studying in the school. If an elder child is studying/ has studied in our school, younger sibling(s) will also be admitted to our school.
3. Are students from other districts suitable to study in our school?
  • Students from all districts can apply to our school for Primary One admission or can apply to transfer to our school at other primary levels. The majority of students at our school are from the Eastern District. We also have students living in Kowloon or the New Territories studying in our school. Parents pick up and drop off students at the school, especially those who live further away. Senior primary school students of our school can arrive and leave the school by themselves. Our school also offers school bus services to students. The services run between the school and the following areas: Tseung Kwan O, Chai Wan, Siu Sai Wan, Tai Koo Shing, Quarry Bay, Shau Kei Wan, and North Point, etc.
4. What types of secondary schools do our students go to?
  • Our students have consistently done well in secondary school allocation. Approximately 70% of our students go to Band 1 secondary schools where English is the medium of instruction. In the Discretionary Places stage, over 40% of our students get admitted by some Direct Subsidy Scheme secondary schools and aided secondary schools. In the academic year of 2020 to 2021, 96.7% of our students were allocated their first choices in the Secondary School Places Allocation.
5. Why does our school implement the ‘One Student, One Instrument’ programme?
  • Our school believes that music helps students to grow. Apart from helping to shape students’ characters, learning to play musical instruments can also train students to concentrate and persist in any endeavours. In our music education, there are eight school bands and choirs for students to join, so that students can realise their own potential and enhance their collaborative skills. The music teams of our school join various local and international music competitions and exchange experiences. They have visited a variety of places, such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, Poland, Germany, Austria, Beijing, and Singapore, etc. The ‘One student, One Instrument’ programme helps students broaden their horizons and use music to communicate with people around the world.
6. What are the extra-curricular activities in our school?
  • Before the pandemic, there were more than 70 extra-curricular activities in our school. During the pandemic, our school was still able to run more than 40 extra-curricular activities for students, which included 8 teams of music bands and choirs, rock climbing, dodgeball, basketball, football, badminton, and table tennis, etc. We also held activities for boy scouts, girl guides and gifted students in all key subjects. Furthermore, we produced an English musical.
7. How does our school support gifted students?
  • Our school respects the uniqueness of each student and strives to realise the potential of students. Therefore, our school takes ‘Universal Gifted Education’ and ‘Universal Quality Education’ as the developmental direction of gifted education.
  • Our school adopts the ‘Three-tier Implementation Model’ to develop gifted education. In Level 1, teachers incorporate gifted education elements, such as higher order thinking, to the design of the lessons in order to identify students' potential and interests. Teachers also cultivate students' enthusiasm and ability for learning, and encourage gifted students to challenge themselves.
  • At Level 2, there are extra-curricular activities for gifted students. Our school has a Chinese Elite Club for our senior and lower primary school students. There are four groups with different themes in English Elite Club. We also have a Mathematical Olympiad group, and a STEM group. We expect students will be able to unleash their strengths and gain motivation through the cognitive domain (knowledge and intellectual skills), the affective domain (emotional engagement), and students’ specialised areas.
  • At Level 3, there are enrichment courses and extended learning opportunities outside our school. Our school actively looks for enrichment programmes arranged by external parties for our gifted students. Our school nominates more than ten students to participate in courses organised by The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Our school has also enrolled students in joining different competitions outside of school, such as STEM contests and mathematics problem-solving competitions, in order to broaden students' horizons and enrich their experience.
  • Our students have been performing well in different groups for gifted students and their performances are encouraging. The English musical for the 50th anniversary of the school is the result of the students’ participation of the English Elite Club. In addition, our students have also performed well in other competitions outside of school, such as winning Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow, Hong Kong Primary School Mathematics Challenge (Eastern District), Hong Kong Mathematics Creative Problem Solving Competition for Primary Schools, etc.
8. What is the average amount of homework for students?
  • Our school's teachers are excellent, professional, and enthusiastic. More than half of them have attained a master’s degree. All teachers have a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate, and are mainly graduated from prestigious universities. The professionalism of teachers is an important factor in maintaining a high level of teaching standard in our school. Our teachers implement a variety of teaching strategies in teaching. They are very caring, and willing to help students establish a diligent attitude towards studying. They also encourage students to do daily revision on what they have learnt in the lessons so that students can reach their learning goals.
  • Homework can help students revise and review what they have learnt in the lessons. Although students have different paces for completing their homework, it is very important to cultivate students' concentration skills at a young age. The majority of our students can complete their homework and then use their spare time to practice musical instruments, attend extra-curricular activities and read books.
  • Our school reviews the amount of homework in each subject regularly. Primary 1 and Primary 2 students need an average of 1 hour to complete their homework. Primary 3 and Primary 4 students require about 1.5 hours to complete their homework, and Primary 5 and Primary 6 students usually finish doing their homework within 2 hours.




Frequently Asked Questions on P.1 Admission


1. How many points do applicant children need to have in order to have a chance to be admitted by the school in the Discretionary Places Admission stage?

  • In previous years, applicant children who have more than 20 points would be more likely to be admitted by the school in the Discretionary Places Admission stage. However, regarding the decline in the population of school-aged Primary One students in the Eastern district, applicant children who have less than 20 points will have a greater chance to be admitted by the school in the Discretionary Places Admission stage than before.
2. What would the applicants be assessed on in the ‘door-knocking’ application?
  • Applicants are required to submit personal profiles. If excessive numbers of applications are received, our school would select some applicants to attend the first round of interviews. A second round of interviews would be arranged for those who perform well in the first round of interviews.
  • In the first round of interviews, applicant children will attend a Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics mock lesson. Their learning attitude and performances in the lesson will be observed. In the meantime, parents will attend a seminar in the school hall.
  • In the second round of interviews, our school principal or panels will have face-to-face interviews with parents and their children. Children are required to bring along a book. During the interview, our school will ask parents questions about their parenting styles and also their knowledge of the school’s vision and mission. Children will talk about their books with the interviewers, so the school can learn more about the children.
3. Do applicants need to fill in ‘1-1-1’on their applications if they would like to approach the school directly to apply for application for their children (‘door-knocking’ application)?
  • If the applicant children are students who reside in School Net 16 and choose our school as their first choice in the Discretionary Places Admission stage, as well as in Part A and B in the Central Allocation, a first and a second round interview will be offered in the Discretionary Places Admission stage (1-1-1).
  • If the applicant children are students who do not reside in School Net 16 and choose our school as their first choice in the Discretionary Places Admission stage, as well as in Part A in the Central Allocation, a first and a second round interview will be offered in the Discretionary Places Admission stage (1-1).
  • In previous years, students who were successfully admitted to our school through the ‘door-knocking’ application were ‘1-1-1’ or ‘1-1’ applicant children.
4. If my child studies in a kindergarten which adopts an activity-based approach, is he or she suitable to study in our school?
  • Our Primary One students are from a wide range of kindergartens. As long as students have built up a reading habit and are interested in learning, with our school’s bridging programme and their parents’ support, they would be able to adjust to our school’s study mode.  
5. Do I need to have learnt a musical instrument before entering the school?
  • No. Our school will conduct an introductory session on musical instruments for students before they enter the school. Our musical instrument teachers and some current students will demonstrate different musical instruments so that parents and students can have a better idea about which musical instrument is suitable for themselves.