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Parents reminded to submit application forms for admission to Primary One
     The Education Bureau has reminded parents who wish to apply for a Primary One (P1) place for their child in any government or aided school in September 2021 to submit their application forms starting next Monday (September 21).
     "Parents intending to apply for a particular government or aided primary school at the Discretionary Places Admission stage under the Primary One Admission (POA) System should submit the completed application form with originals and photocopies of all supporting documents directly to that school during school office hours between September 21 and 25," a spokesman for the Education Bureau said today (September 17).
     "Parents who are unable to submit the application form in person may authorise in writing a representative to bring along the completed application form with originals and photocopies of supporting documents to the school on their behalf. Parents should note that, in light of the latest developments of COVID-19, to avoid gatherings of people, schools may arrange for parents to put the original copy of the application form and the photocopies of the supporting documents in a drop-in box provided by the school to shorten parents' waiting time. Under this situation, parents should note the corresponding arrangements on submitting original copies of the documents to schools for verification.

     "Parents who are unable to apply in person or authorise a representative may arrange to submit the application form with photocopies of supporting documents to the school by post between September 21 and 25 (the postmark date should not be later than the prescribed deadline). The school will arrange for parents to submit the original copies of the supporting documents to the school for verification on or before November 2, 2020. After verifying the corresponding documents, the school will return the copy of the application form with the school chop to the parents for records," the spokesman added.
     He reminded parents that schools will process the applications in accordance with the established procedures and criteria at the Discretionary Places Admission stage. As such, there is no need for parents to prepare portfolios for their children.
     The spokesman reminded parents to submit only one application form for each child. Otherwise, their application for a discretionary place would be rendered void.
     Children who have accepted offers 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 for Central Allocation only should submit the completed application form and supporting documents during office hours between September 21, 2020, and January 29, 2021, 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 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 17, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00
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