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1. Admissions Criteria

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Each student is assessed prior to being admitted to the school.

Generations schools, as private, English medium international curriculum schools, practice a selective admissions process in which each student is assessed prior to being admitted to the school. Enrolment decisions are based upon expectations of meeting the needs of each student according to professional education standards and in order to provide an academic environment to best serve the interests of the student, school and community.

Although GenCE primary schools aim to have challenging learning programmes of the highest quality, the emphasis is on whole child development, not simply academic achievement, and admission decisions will reflect this.

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year.

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year. The cut-off date is December 31st, and students will usually start Year 1 during the year they turn five (5) and Year 7 during the year they turn eleven (11).

Application
Policy & Aims

  • Generations Christian Education schools welcome all children and families regardless of race, creed, colour, gender or national origin.
  • We aim:
  • To welcome new children into school and secure a smooth transition for them and their families.
  • To provide school places for children who will be able to access our international, English medium curriculum independently and successfully in the school’s environment.
  • To develop student bodies that are international, both in nationality in line with EDB guidelines, and in heart and outlook as we seek to develop a global people of Christian faith serving others, in line with Generations’ mission.
  • To develop school communities made of children and families who support the Generations vision and mission, and are committed to developing the values and personal goals.

Admission
Priority

  • Priority admission will be granted to those children, provided the applicant and family meet all set criteria and requirements, who are also in one or more of the following categories:
    • Applicant is a student at a GenCE school (normally for at least one academic year – may be shorter if arrived in Hong Kong mid-academic year from overseas).
    • Applicant has a sibling who is already in the primary school (or who is a graduate thereof) to which they’re applying, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support. Normally, a GenCE Kindergarten graduate will have priority over a younger sibling attending a different Kindergarten.
    • Applicant has a sibling attending another GenCE school, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support.
    • Applicant is a child of an alumni of a GenCE school
    • Their family is from overseas, and seeks an international education for their children.

There must be space available in the year band assigned.

Assessments for Primary places

Assessments will be performed to determine if applicants can perform with high proficiency in an English language teaching medium, and can meet behaviour and academic standards for their year level in a self-directed, independent manner. Additionally, applicants for spaces in Year 2 or above will be assessed and expected to meet academic standards commensurate with curricular expectations in the school.

Assessments for Middle Years places

In addition to being assessed and expected to meet academic standards commensurate with curricular expectations in the school, applicants should also be interviewed to determine if the applicant’s attitudes and approaches to learning and alignment with the vision, mission, and values indicate a good fit for the school.

Families agree to embrace the school’s vision, mission, values and educational philosophy.

In order to ensure that families understand this expectation that they support the vision, mission, philosophy and values prior to accepting a place for their child, they will be clearly stated in admissions information, at parent information sessions and in school literature and website generally. If possible, face-to-face meetings with parents should be arranged to evaluate this.

2. How to Apply

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Take a school tour.

Parents are encouraged to research the school thoroughly by visiting the school themselves; using the website; and any other published information. Applications will only be processed after at least one parent/legal guardian has attended a school tour.
Link to Application Form – / – Email us

Prepare all neccesary documents.

An application form and all required supporting documentation should be completed and returned to the school with the relevant application fee. The form must be signed by at least one parent or legal guardian. If a legal guardian is designated, a legal authorisation letter stating the nature of the guardianship is required.
Download our application form

Submit required documents.

The school shall accept non-priority applications from September 1 – October 31st (General Application Period), but shall retain the right to accept applications after such period, especially to accommodate families moving into Hong Kong during the school year.

Applications will not be prioritised by date of receipt (except applications in Priority Process relative to General Application Period).

Include any relevant supporting documentation If requires any additional support.

If an applicant has had testing or received services for learning support, has health or physical concerns, needs any prescribed medication or has any other circumstances that may affect the applicant, their application must include relevant supporting documentation in order to assist the interview process.

3. Interview

Only children for whom the school has received a full & complete application, may be invited for an interview.

If, according to the Principal’s professional discretion, a student is not invited to interview, their application fee cheque must not be processed.

Interview Content

The content and format of the interviews will vary, depending on the year level for which the child(ren) are being evaluated.

The timeframe for conducting interviews will be:

a. For Priority Process for year 1 places, interviews will be conducted in September-October. These may be conducted at either the Kindergarten, or Primary campus, as determined and agreed to be most effective by the Principals.
b. For the main Admission Period: November – December
c. Ad hoc throughout year: normally, within three weeks from receipt of the complete application.

Interviews for Year 1 and Year 7 mainstream intakes will normally take place on Saturday mornings. Ad hoc or additional interviews may take place during the school week, as needed.

Interview Panel

The school will have a professional panel of interviewers consisting of teachers from appropriate year levels, school leadership representative(s) and member(s) of the Learning Support Services Team, in order to make fair and consistent professional judgments on a child’s potential to succeed in the school, if accepted. The interviewing team (minimum two persons) will use an agreed set of evaluation forms to facilitate consistency in the decision-making process.

Support for Generations vision, mission, values and educational philosophy

At the time of the child’s interview, the parent/legal guardian should be asked pertinent questions to determine their support for the Generations vision, mission, values and educational philosophy.

A follow-up interview may be required, at no additional cost to parents, if particular issues need to be addressed.


Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees for the 2018-19 school year are:
  • Year 1-Year 6: HK$116,500, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$11,650.
  • Year 7: HK$128,300, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$12,830.
  • Parents should attend a School Tour for more detailed information regarding the school fees structure as well as the school vision, curriculum and learning environment before submitting an application.

Age Guidelines

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year. The cut-off date is December 31st, and students will usually start Year 1 during the year they turn five (5) and Year 7 during the year they turn eleven (11). The table below indicates the year of birth for children in each year group at Generations Christian Education schools.

Year Level
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

2018-2019
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

2019-2020
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009

2020-2021
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

2021-2022
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

2022-2023
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

4. Admissions Decisions

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After a child is interviewed:

Regardless of the decision, parents are to be informed in writing of the school’s decision as soon as practical, and normally within three weeks of the interview.

For children who are offered a place:

Parents should accept the place by signing and returning the relevant enrolment acceptance forms within a specified period of time (normally, one/ two weeks) of the receipt of the offer letter. The terms and conditions of the offer of place at the school must be clearly stated in the letter, including terms of fees.

Children who are not offered a place, in the initial round of offers, may be placed in a waitpool.

Generations prefers the term waitpool to waitlist, because the waitpool does not imply a numerical list of hierarchical priority. The order in which any offer is made to a child who is in the waitpool will be at the sole discretion of the school, based on the needs of the school.
a. Places in the waitpool for Primary schools are valid for one school year only.
b. If a child (other than Kindergarten candidate) is not offered a place during the current school year, the family would need to re-apply and pay another application fee if it wishes to submit an application in subsequent years.
c. The terms and conditions of the waitpool, and any potential subsequent offer, (e.g. not guaranteed and at school’s sole discretion) must be clearly explained in the letter to parents.

For children whose application is declined, the parents will be informed of the school’s decision in writing.

If a child is not offered a place during the current school year, he/she is welcome to reapply for another academic year. Please note that such applicants would need to submit a new application and application fee.

1. Admissions Criteria

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Each student is assessed prior to being admitted to the school.

Generations schools, as private, English medium international curriculum schools, practice a selective admissions process in which each student is assessed prior to being admitted to the school. Enrolment decisions are based upon expectations of meeting the needs of each student according to professional education standards and in order to provide an academic environment to best serve the interests of the student, school and community.

Although GenCE primary schools aim to have challenging learning programmes of the highest quality, the emphasis is on whole child development, not simply academic achievement, and admission decisions will reflect this.

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year.

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year. The cut-off date is December 31st, and students will usually start Year 1 during the year they turn five (5) and Year 7 during the year they turn eleven (11).

There must be space available in the year band assigned.

Assessments for Primary places

Assessments will be performed to determine if applicants can perform with high proficiency in an English language teaching medium, and can meet behaviour and academic standards for their year level in a self-directed, independent manner. Additionally, applicants for spaces in Year 2 or above will be assessed and expected to meet academic standards commensurate with curricular expectations in the school.

Assessments for Middle Years places

In addition to being assessed and expected to meet academic standards commensurate with curricular expectations in the school, applicants should also be interviewed to determine if the applicant’s attitudes and approaches to learning and alignment with the vision, mission, and values indicate a good fit for the school.

Families agree to embrace the school’s vision, mission, values and educational philosophy.

In order to ensure that families understand this expectation that they support the vision, mission, philosophy and values prior to accepting a place for their child, they will be clearly stated in admissions information, at parent information sessions and in school literature and website generally. If possible, face-to-face meetings with parents should be arranged to evaluate this.

Application
Priority

Priority admission will be granted to those children, provided the applicant and family meet all set criteria and requirements, who are also in one or more of the following categories:

  • Applicant is a student at a GenCE school (normally for at least one academic year – may be shorter if arrived in Hong Kong mid-academic year from overseas).
  • Applicant has a sibling who is already in the primary school (or who is a graduate thereof) to which they’re applying, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support. Normally, a GenCE Kindergarten graduate will have priority over a younger sibling attending a different Kindergarten.
  • Applicant has a sibling attending another GenCE school, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support.
  • Applicant is a child of an alumni of a GenCE school
  • Their family is from overseas, and seeks an international education for their children.

2. How to Apply

( Click titles to view full text )

Take a school tour.

Parents are encouraged to research the school thoroughly by visiting the school themselves; using the website; and any other published information. Applications will only be processed after at least one parent/legal guardian has attended a school tour.
Link to Application Form – / – Email us

Prepare all neccesary documents.

An application form and all required supporting documentation should be completed and returned to the school with the relevant application fee. The form must be signed by at least one parent or legal guardian. If a legal guardian is designated, a legal authorisation letter stating the nature of the guardianship is required.
Download our application form

Submit required documents.

The school shall accept non-priority applications from September 1 – October 31st (General Application Period), but shall retain the right to accept applications after such period, especially to accommodate families moving into Hong Kong during the school year.

Applications will not be prioritised by date of receipt (except applications in Priority Process relative to General Application Period).

Include any relevant supporting documentation if any additional support is required.

If an applicant has had testing or received services for learning support, has health or physical concerns, needs any prescribed medication or has any other circumstances that may affect the applicant, their application must include relevant supporting documentation in order to assist the interview process.

3. Interview

( Click titles to view full text )

Only children for whom the school has received a full & complete application, may be invited for an interview.

If, according to the Principal’s professional discretion, a student is not invited to interview, their application fee cheque must not be processed.

The timeframe for conducting interviews will be:

a. For Priority Process for year 1 places, interviews will be conducted in September-October. These may be conducted at either the Kindergarten, or Primary campus, as determined and agreed to be most effective by the Principals.
b. For the main Admission Period: November – December
c. Ad hoc throughout year: normally, within three weeks from receipt of the complete application.

Interviews for Year 1 and Year 7 mainstream intakes will normally take place on Saturday mornings. Ad hoc or additional interviews may take place during the school week, as needed.

Interview Panel

The school will have a professional panel of interviewers consisting of teachers from appropriate year levels, school leadership representative(s) and member(s) of the Learning Support Services Team, in order to make fair and consistent professional judgments on a child’s potential to succeed in the school, if accepted. The interviewing team (minimum two persons) will use an agreed set of evaluation forms to facilitate consistency in the decision-making process.

Support for Generations vision, mission, values and educational philosophy

At the time of the child’s interview, the parent/legal guardian should be asked pertinent questions to determine their support for the Generations vision, mission, values and educational philosophy. Parents must be told that this is a criteria for admission.

A follow-up interview may be required, at no additional cost to parents, if particular issues need to be addressed.


Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2017-18 school year are:

  • Year 1-Year 6: HK$116,500, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$11,650.
  • Year 7: HK$128,300, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$12,830.
  • Parents should attend a School Tour for more detailed information regarding the school fees structure as well as the school vision, curriculum and learning environment before submitting an application.

4. Admissions Decisions

( Click titles to view full text )

After a child is interviewed:

Regardless of the decision, parents are to be informed in writing of the school’s decision as soon as practical, and normally within three weeks of the interview.

For children who are offered a place:

Parents should accept the place by signing and returning the relevant enrolment acceptance forms within a specified period of time (normally, one/ two weeks) of the receipt of the offer letter. The terms and conditions of the offer of place at the school must be clearly stated in the letter, including terms of fees.

Children who are not offered a place, in the initial round of offers, may be placed in a waitpool.

Generations prefers the term waitpool to waitlist, because the waitpool does not imply a numerical list of hierarchical priority. The order in which any offer is made to a child who is in the waitpool will be at the sole discretion of the school, based on the needs of the school.
a. Places in the waitpool for Primary schools are valid for one school year only.
b. If a child (other than Kindergarten candidate) is not offered a place during the current school year, the family would need to re-apply and pay another application fee if it wishes to submit an application in subsequent years.
c. The terms and conditions of the waitpool, and any potential subsequent offer, (e.g. not guaranteed and at school’s sole discretion) must be clearly explained in the letter to parents.

For children whose application is declined, the parents will be informed of the school’s decision in writing.

If a child is not offered a place during the current school year, he/she is welcome to reapply for another academic year. Please note that such applicants would need to submit a new application and application fee.

Application
Policy & Aims

Generations Christian Education schools welcome all children and families regardless of race, creed, colour, gender or national origin.

We aim:

  • To welcome new children into school and secure a smooth transition for them and their families.
  • To provide school places for children who will be able to access our international, English medium curriculum independently and successfully in the school’s environment.
  • To develop student bodies that are international, both in nationality in line with EDB guidelines, and in heart and outlook as we seek to develop a global people of Christian faith serving others, in line with Generations’ mission.
  • To develop school communities made of children and families who support the Generations vision and mission, and are committed to developing the values and personal goals.

Age Guidelines

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year. The cut-off date is December 31st, and students will usually start Year 1 during the year they turn five (5) and Year 7 during the year they turn eleven (11).