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Parents reminded to submit Primary One application forms
     Parents who wish to apply under the Primary One Admission (POA) System for a Primary One (P1) place for their child in any government or aided school in September 2018 should submit their applications starting next Monday (September 25).

     A spokesman for the Education Bureau said today (September 21) that parents intending to apply to a particular government or aided primary school at the Discretionary Places Admission Stage should submit the completed application form with all supporting documents directly to that school during school office hours between September 25 and 29.

     He reminded parents that schools would process the applications in accordance with established procedures and criteria at the Discretionary Places Admission Stage. As such, it is not necessary for parents to waste time and money to prepare portfolios on their children.

     The spokesman reminded parents to submit only one application form for each child, otherwise their application for a POA discretionary place would be rendered void.

     Children who have accepted the offer of P1 places in Direct Subsidy Scheme primary schools will not be allocated P1 places in government or aided primary schools through the POA System.

     Parents who opt to apply only for Central Allocation should submit the completed application form and supporting documents during office hours between September 25, 2017, and February 2, 2018, to the Education Bureau's School Places Allocation Section (Primary One Admission) at Office 2, 2/F, Manulife Financial Centre, 223 Wai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon.

     "When completing the POA application form, parents should fill in the actual residential address of their child. If a false address is given by parents to secure a P1 place for their child under the POA System, the application will be rendered void and the P1 place allocated will be withdrawn. The public are encouraged to report suspected cases of using a false address for POA applications to the School Places Allocation Section by calling the hotline on 2832 7700," the spokesman said.   
Ends/Thursday, September 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 14:45
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