On 30 April, the Education Bureau announced significant changes to kindergarten applicants for entry in 2015/16.
Who does this apply to?
This applies to all children eligible to start K1 in September 2015; that is all children born in 2012.
What are the changes?
This ‘One child Not More than One Place’ policy (catchy, isn’t it?!) is a response to the crazy competition for places that’s been going on the past few years, aggravated by children born to Mainlanders and particularly prevalent in the North Districts.
It’s a centralised timeline where one applicant may apply to only one kindergarten during a fixed period of time.
Which kindergartens do the changes apply to?
The changes apply only to non-profit making kindergartens that accept the Pre-Primary Education Voucher. These all run the local curriculum.
What is the Pre-Primary Education Voucher? Is my child eligible?
It’s a subsidy from the HKSAR Government for eligible children to receive up to 80% off the tuition fees.
Details at: http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/eng/schemes/pevs.htm