Moving to HK July - any chance late entry to schools in Sai Kung area?

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    Moving to HK July - any chance late entry to schools in Sai Kung area?

    Hi,

    My family are moving from Sydney to HK (Sai Kung) around July/August. My husband's company is small so we don't have the influence of the big corporates. Our kids are 7, 5 and 2.5.

    My son who is 7 has been on the waiting list for AISHK for six months and we've been told his about 7th on the waiting list but not to expect he'll get a place before next year.

    This means if we do move in July/August we have to find something for him till then (or homeschool, which is apparently offically illegal in HK?) but is it a pipedream to lobby EFS schools in the area? I know Anfield and HK Academy are popular but I'm wondering if our chances are completely unrealistic.

    Thanks for any info.

    D


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    Our son is 4.5, a 2008 baby, so we applied for HKA for pre K2. Not sure if your 5 year old would be in that class?
    We've basically been told no chance for HKA for this Sept as there are only 4 places available all of which have been offered and there are children of staff & siblings in the waiting pool if a spot does come up.
    So if your 5 year old is a 2008 baby imagine HKA is an unrealistic option.
    AISHK also said v unlikely our son would get into Prep 2014 as about 50 people ahead of us in the wait list (we also applied in Jan)
    Sorry it's probably not what you wanted to hear.
    Maybe if you can get one of your older children in you'll have sibling priority for next year/ if any places come up.


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    Take a look at Hong Lok Yuen International School and Japanese International School. Both are in the New Territories.


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    Thank you BritOzMum - it's tough isn't it? Good luck for your little boy. My second son and he may have ended up in the same class somewhere :-).

    Thank you nutmegger, will check them out.


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    Am sure you'll get places somewhere, good luck! We really liked Sai Kung & HKA, would have happily lived there but not to be the case for us. Well at least not next year.
    We'll be in the heart of the city, maybe in a few years if a place comes up at HKA . . .


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    Forest House, Waldorf Steiner education, will be opening a Primary 1 in September in Clearwater Bay. Some parents are interested in a Primary 2 (around 8 years old) but pupils are missing at this stage. If they can have at least 7 interested they will open a Primary 2 class. I am personally interested and am therefore spreading the word!