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Parents reminded to submit application form 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 2022 to submit their application forms starting next Monday (September 20).
     "Parents intending to apply for a P1 place of 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 together with the originals and the photocopies of all supporting documents directly to that school during school office hours between September 20 and 27 (excluding Saturday, Sunday and the public holiday)," a spokesman for the Education Bureau said today (September 16).
     "Parents who are unable to submit the application form in person may authorise in writing a representative to bring along the above-mentioned 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 the drop-in box provided by the school to shorten parents' waiting time. Under this circumstance, parents should note the corresponding arrangements on providing the originals of the documents to schools for verification.

     "Parents who are unable to submit the application in person or authorise a representative to submit on their behalf may arrange the submission of the application form and the photocopies of the supporting documents by post between September 20 and 27 (the postmark date should not be later than the prescribed deadline). The school will arrange for parents to provide the originals of the supporting documents to the school for verification on or before November 1. After verifying the corresponding documents, the school will return a copy of the application form with the school chop to 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 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 for Central Allocation only should submit the completed application form and supporting documents during office hours between September 20, 2021, and January 21, 2022, 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. Suspected cases of using a false address for POA applications may be reported to the School Places Allocation Section by calling its hotline at 2832 7700," the spokesman said.
Ends/Thursday, September 16, 2021
Issued at HKT 15:00
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