(1) Not everybody lives in HK Island. A lot of people live in Kowloon and New Territories. It's not such a big issue to them to attend school at MOS. (2) Not every kid has to do travelling to and from MOS for 4 years. The worst scenerio is that they are doing all 3 phrases of redevelopment which will take them 4 years. Even in such a case, only one grade will go to MOS for 4 years. Two other grades will be there for 3 years. Another two grades will be there for 2 years and two grades will be there for 1 year only. However, if they eventually decide to undertake Phase 2 of the redevelopment only which will take them only 2 years, then it means that three grades will spend 2 years at MOS and two grades will spend 1 year there. Nobody else will be affected. To a lot of people, being able to get into one of the best IS in HK with a big and new campus far outweighs the inconvenience of long travelling for 1 or 2 or even 3 years. So based on the above reasons, what you heard may not be true. You know, even "reliable sources" may sometimes be wrong. you said that you heard one of the board members will resign if the school goes ahead with the move. But the school's letter is now saying that the decision to move is made unanimously by the board members. It means that not only the board member in question is not resigning, he actually supports the move. So we may as well forget the rumours. Another point is that even if there are less applicants during the period of redevelopment, the number of applicants will go back to normal or even increase once the new campus is built. One final point to make. If I may say so, it's not true that the children hate the school. Rather it's the parents who are unhappy with the school. For the kids, life goes on as usual because there are many things (eg. football, gossips...etc) that mean a lot more to them than the MOS issue.
Originally Posted by genome