HKUGA Primary School
港大同學會小學
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Location
No. 9 Yee Shing Street, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Information
School typeDSS, Primary school
MottoStrive for Virtue, Quest for Truth
(明德惟志 格物惟勤)
EstablishedSeptember 2002; 20 years ago (2002-09)
FounderHKUGA Education Foundation
School districtEastern District
Principal黃桂鈴
GradesGrade 1 - Grade 6
EnrollmentAbout 800
Classes24
LanguageChinese
Websitewww.hkugaps.edu.hk
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese港大同學會小學
Simplified Chinese港大同学会小学

HKUGA Primary School (also called Hong Kong University Graduates Associate Primary School; Chinese: 港大同學會小學) is a private co-educational primary school located at No. 9 Yee Shing Street in Chai Wan, Hong Kong.

Overview

It was founded by the Hong Kong University Graduates Association in 2002.[1] According to the Hong Kong Economic Times, the HKUGA Primary School is "one of the most sought-after DSS schools".[2] Every year, the school receives roughly 6,000 admittance applications for 120 spots.[3] Applicants go through three rounds of interviews.[3] The interviews test group activities, reading, logical questions, conversations, and how familiar parents are with the school.[1]

It is a Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) school.[3] It is a through-train school (Chinese: 一條龍學校) in which the primary school students proceed directly to the linked secondary school Hong Kong University Graduate Association College without going through the central allocation process.[3] Author Ian Tsang cautioned parents to consider the considerable distance between the two schools: the primary school was in the Eastern District, while the secondary school was in the Southern District.[1] The school emphasises reading and independent learning.[4] Unlike the typical school which would have teachers teach different subjects, HKUGA Primary School follows the approach of having teachers each teach a single subject. The aim is to have the teachers specialise and become experts in their subject.[1] It follows the biliteracy and trilingualism [zh] pedagogical approach in which students are taught how to read in English and Chinese and how to speak in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin.[1] To reduce student stress, the school does not hold exams for students in the first and second grades.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Tsang, Ian (2014). 小一入學全攻略 (in Chinese). Hong Kong: Sing Tao News Corporation. pp. 213–215. ISBN 9789623482288. Retrieved 2021-10-11.
  2. ^ 李世聰 (2020-06-09). "【小一報名】東區一條龍直資港大同學會小學 6月13日截止申請". Hong Kong Economic Times (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  3. ^ a b c d 李紫銘 (2021-06-01). "小一面試│港同小一每年約6千人申請 校長強調小朋友要有呢樣特質" (in Chinese). HK01. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  4. ^ 鄺嫻; 黃存新 (2021-11-25). "【校長專訪】受慈父啟發從不將孩子比較 港同校長:要扶持孩子不是踩扁他". Hong Kong Economic Times (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 2021-12-12.

Coordinates: 22°15′56″N 114°14′22″E / 22.2656°N 114.2395°E / 22.2656; 114.2395