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    School admission in HONGKONG

    We are still in the process of moving to HK.We have applied to a lot of schools but no positive results till now.can anybody tell us around when do the schools in HK give info about confirmed admission.when do they give confirmation about admission?


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    Are you applying to local, esf or international schools? Vacant spaces are very tight in the case of esf and international schools (especially the good ones).


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    we have applied since sep 2011 in esf and some international schools and got some replies about either reciept of application or putting my son in waiting list.we also got calls for corporate surety schemes but still we need to be clear about around when do they give confirmation about admission as we may have to continue my son's schooling in india in case we dont get admission.


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    are you interested in a pre-school spot at an international montessori school in pokfulam? we recently learned that we have to leave hong kong, and so our 4 year old will have to give up his current spot in the February to June 2012 school term.


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    hubert, you don't think the school already has a waiting list? you think you can just offer a space to someone else without involving the school?

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    swopsies? .......


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    Getting a spot in a esf or international school is very tough, the spaces are too few and the demand is too high. In part, this is from the government's lack of vision in providing too few locations for esf or international schools. If you don't have enough $$$, didn't apply early enough or don't know the right people, forget about even thinking of putting your kid in esf or international schools.

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    how old are your children? are they gifted in arts, sports or academia? I may be able to recommend scholorship schemes at international schools, which is one way to beat the pretty huge waiting lists (and avoid the $$$), although I have a feeling the 2012 intake is just now being announced


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    carang, we've been told that another student would have to be found to take our child's spot, so no there isn't a waiting list. and of course the new student would presumably still have to apply and be accepted like everyone else, so that's how the school gets involved.


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    i've never heard of a school allowing the outgoing student to find their replacement themselves. (and i've been in the education field in hk for almost 17 years).


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