View Poll Results: Will you find another school for your child/children?

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  • Yes

    5 35.71%
  • No

    9 64.29%

GSIS // New Survey

  1. #1

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    GSIS // New Survey

    Now that the decision has been made to decant to Ma On Shan, let's take a quick vote as to how many parents have begun the process or will start the process to find another school for their child or children attending GSIS.

    No lectures or speeches are necessary. Just indicate by stating Yes or No and which year if Yes.

    My response: YES (Year 3). The tally is now 1.


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    yes for one yr2


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    Just a quick thought if your goal is to get a list to show to the school how many parents are willing to leave I think it would be more effective if all parents put in their provisional leave papers it could have more of an affect.


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    I know the decision is going to infuriate and disappoint a lot of people. The Board probably took into consideration the fact that some parents may or will leave when they made the decision. So neither a list nor provisional leave papers are going to help because neither of them are definite. Furthermore, there is still a long queue of kids waiting to get into the school. My kid was transferred from another IS to GSIS. So I would like to share my experience with others because a lot of the parents may not really know what's involved. (1) Changing school is a major decision and we must not let our emotion affect our decision. (2) Before we can secure a place, we must go through the entire long process (eg. we must "shop around", pay school visits, consider all the relevant factors and make comparision, make applications, go through entrance tests and interviews, get placed on the waiting list and finally get an offer). (3) No school is perfect or superior than others. All have their own strong points and their own problems and weaknesses. Some of them may not be apparent to you until you actually join the school. I am a case in point. I did all the researches, but it never ocurred to me that there would be such a big argument over the redevelopment issue. (4) There are too many students competing for too few IS places. It's not very easy to get admitted into any IS. But once you are in, it's not easy to get out either because there just aren't enough places elsewhere. I am not trying to persuading parents not to leave GSIS because everybody has his own consideration and priority. I just want to say that it's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.


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    last straw I've added a Poll so people can vote.


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    Just to come back to Happy Hour I hear what you are saying but no trouble is to great to go through for the education and welfare of our children. I have also heard from reliable sources that the GSIS is having problems filling the assessment days at the moment. One of the most important components of the school are the children and how they feel about going to school. If they hate the school it doesn't matter how good the teachers are the children will suffer.

    Sorry last straw did not mean to go on.

    Everyone have a nice weekend and spring break.


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    (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.

    Quote Originally Posted by genome
    Just to come back to Happy Hour I hear what you are saying but no trouble is to great to go through for the education and welfare of our children. I have also heard from reliable sources that the GSIS is having problems filling the assessment days at the moment. One of the most important components of the school are the children and how they feel about going to school. If they hate the school it doesn't matter how good the teachers are the children will suffer.

    Sorry last straw did not mean to go on.

    Everyone have a nice weekend and spring break.

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    Happy hour good luck at MOS and with the GSIS.
    For your guide I was in the room when the board member said he would resign and it was not a rumor.
    If you think the kids are not affected by the talk of the move you are wrong. They will be.
    Wish you all the best and good luck with your choice.
    I will also not longer reply to this thread in that last straw did not set it up for discussions only for voting. So if you have something to say please continue on the old thread thanks and have a nice weekend.


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    does anyone have the address of the ma on shan site?