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Second School Allocation Exercise 2016 invites applications for six kindergarten premises in public housing estates
     The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (September 9) that four new and two existing estate kindergarten premises are open for application by eligible applicant bodies in the Second School Allocation Exercise (SAE) 2016. Details of the six estate kindergarten premises are in the Annex.

     "The four new estate kindergarten premises available for application in this SAE, each with five to eight classrooms, are located at new public housing estates in Sha Tin, Kwun Tong, Islands and Tuen Mun and are tentatively available between the fourth quarter of 2016 and early 2017. The other two existing estate kindergarten premises, which have six and nine classrooms respectively, are located at public housing estates in Kwai Tsing and Eastern District," an EDB spokesman said.

     "The EDB is entrusted by the Hong Kong Housing Authority to nominate operators for the kindergarten premises. The proposed allocation is on a competitive basis. Quality of education will be the prime consideration and applications will be assessed primarily on the basis of the merits of the proposals and track records of the applicant bodies in operating schools, particularly kindergartens."

     All applications will be considered by the School Allocation Committee comprising official and non-official members. Each application form should be submitted together with the required supporting documents, and a proposed school plan (of not more than 10 pages including all annexes plus a two-page executive summary) covering the vision and mission, management and organisation, learning and teaching, support for children and school culture, children's development targets, self-evaluation indicators, and more. The applicant body may also make reference to the school(s) that it is operating and the respective performance of the school(s) to substantiate its case.

     In line with the EDB's established policy on school allocation, when submitting the application, the applicant body should be exempted from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance, and be:

(1) incorporated under the Companies Ordinance, with its articles of association containing all the standard articles required for allocation of a school premises; or

(2) incorporated under other ordinances, with its constitution satisfying the Permanent Secretary for Education as being fit to be considered for allocation of a school premises.

     Application forms for the Second SAE 2016 and other reference materials can be downloaded from the EDB homepage (www.edb.gov.hk/en/sch-admin/sch-premises-info/allocation-of-sch/index.html). More information on this SAE can also be found on the homepage.

     The duly completed application form and supporting documents, together with 19 copies of the proposed school plan and executive summary, should reach the Infrastructure and Research Support Division of the EDB (6/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong) on or before 5pm on October 11, 2016. Late or incomplete applications, as well as applications via email, will not be processed.

     For enquiries, please call 3509 8413 or 3509 8411.
Ends/Friday, September 9, 2016
Issued at HKT 15:00
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