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Primary One allocation results to be released on Saturday

     The Education Bureau reminded parents today (June 4) that results of the Central Allocation for entering Primary One in September this year would be released on Saturday (June 6).

     "A total of 20,978 children took part in the Central Allocation of the Primary One Admission (POA). Of them, 16,596 (about 80%) were allocated to schools of their first three choices," a spokesman for the Bureau said.

     "Taking into account the discretionary places and the number of children allocated to schools of their first three choices, the overall satisfaction rate is about 90%."

     Under the existing POA System, 10% of the places for Central Allocation (Category A places) are earmarked for unrestricted school choices. The remaining 90% of the places (Category B) are for parents to choose schools in their home school net. Of the children allocated places in the Central Allocation, 2,415 are under Category A and 18,563 are under Category B.

     "Among those applicants who made unrestricted school choices, about 80% chose schools in their home net as the first choice. This shows parents tend to send their children to a school near their residence," the spokesman said.  

     Parents who completed a "Choice of Schools Form" for Central Allocation in January are advised to return to the Central Allocation Centre of their home school net on Saturday or Sunday (June 6 or June 7) from 9.30am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm to collect the "Primary One Registration Form". They should bring along their copy of the "Application Form for Admission to Primary One" or the "Choice of Schools Form" for identification purposes.

     The "Primary One Registration Form" will show the name and address of the school to which their children are allocated, together with the dates for registration and some notes to parents. Parents are requested to complete the registration formalities on June 9 (Tuesday) or June 10 (Wednesday). Registration hours for AM schools are from 9am to noon and for PM schools from 2pm to 5pm. For whole-day schools, the registration hours are from 9am to noon and 2pm to 4pm.

     If parents cannot register their child with the allocated school on the specified dates, they must contact the school beforehand to make alternative arrangements, or they will forfeit the place allocated.

     Upon registration, the "Primary One Registration Form" should be surrendered to the school. Parents should note that all places allocated are final. Requests for re-allocation without valid justification will not be entertained.

    Should parents decide to give up the place allocated in case of special difficulties, such as moving to another school net far from the school allocated, they need not register their child with the school. They are advised to seek assistance from the School Places Allocation Section, 2/F, Lui Kee Education Services Centre, 269 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. They should bring along the "Primary One Registration Form", the original and copies of documents showing proof of the new address, such as a rental contract, rates demand notes, water or electricity bills bearing the name of the parent or the guardian of the child.

     If parents find it necessary to transfer their child to another school after registration, they are strongly advised to get some assurance of acceptance before they retrieve the "Primary One Registration Form" from the original school because retrieval of the Registration Form means cancellation of the allocated school place.

     In the event of inclement weather or other special circumstances on the day for announcement of results or on the day(s) designated for registration, parents should listen to the announcements on the radio/television for special arrangements.

     Parents wishing to obtain general information regarding POA procedures can call 2891 0088. Further enquiries can be made to the School Places Allocation Section at 2832 7610 (for Hong Kong Island), 2832 7620 (for Kowloon), 2832 7635 (for NT West and Islands), 2832 7659 (for NT East and Tsuen Wan) and 2832 7700 / 2832 7740 (for general enquiries) during office hours as well as from 9am to 4.30pm on June 7 and 8.

Ends/Thursday, June 4, 2009
Issued at HKT 14:31


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