Notes for Parents on the Application

2017/2018 Application for Secondary One Discretionary Places (S1DP)

面試安排 Interview Arrangement
家長注意重要事項 Important Information for Parents
  1. Ying Wa Girls' School (“YWGS”) is a government aided EMI secondary school. The School was founded in 1900 by the former London Missionary Society, and is now a related school of the Hong Kong Council of the Church of Christ in China. 
  2. Application procedure :
    Collection of Application Form

    i) Download from school website (www.ywgs.edu.hk) and print on A4-sized white paper, or
    ii) Collect from the school (each person may collect no more than 2 application forms)

    Period :

    i) Download from school website : 12 December 2016 - 18 January 2017
    ii) Collect from the school 12 December 2016 - 18 January 2017 (except Sundays & Public Holidays)

    Office Hours :

    Monday to Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday : 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Place : School reception at the front entrance
    Documents required : N/A
    Submission of Application Form

    Submit in person (either by the applicant' s parent or an entrusted person). Please DO NOT send by post.

    Period :

    3 - 18 January 2017
    (except Sundays and Public Holidays)

    Office Hours :

    Monday to Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday : 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

    Place : School Office
    Documents required :

    i) Application Form for S1DP issued by the Education Bureau
    ii) YWGS's S1DP Application Form
    iii) Applicant's school reports for Primary 5 (whole year) and Primary 6 (first term) – photocopy
    iv) ID Card of the student – original and photocopy
    Remarks : There is no need to provide any letters of recommendation or certificates of awards

  3. All applicants will be invited for an interview, the date of which is 11 March 2017 (Saturday). Details will be announced in due course.

  4. The admission result will be announced on 11 July 2017 concurrently with the release of the Central Allocation results. In the event that there are still unfilled places, the School will contact the applicants on our waiting list. Applicants who fail to attend the interview will not be included in the waiting list.

  5. The School is permitted to allocate 50 discretionary places (DP) based on the Education Bureau’s set proportion for permitted DPs. Prospective students may also apply for a place in our School in the Central Allocation stage of the Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) System 2017 – either through the unrestricted school choices (11 places available) or the restricted school choices (94 places available). Details can be referred to the Information Leaflet on the SSPA System 2015/2017 Cycle issued by the Education Bureau.

  6. The School's admission criteria for DP :

    (i) Academic results 50%
    (ii) Interview performance 30%
    (iii) Extra-curricular activities participation 10%
    (iv) Conduct 10%
  7. From past experience, the School receives a lot of enquiries about DP application every year. We therefore will hold School Information Session on S1 Admission on 10 December 2016 (Saturday) to brief prospective students and their parents about the school mission, our educational beliefs and the admission procedures.

  8. Below are the details of the briefing session :

    Date:  10 December 2016 (Saturday) 
    Time: First session : 9:00 am – 10:15 am
    Second session : 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
    Third session : 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
    Venue: School Hall, Ying Wa Girls' School
    Programme:    Introduction of the school, admission procedures, Questions & Answers 
    Registration: 1. Period : 1 November 2016 - 1 December 2016 
    2. Method : 
    (i)    Register online via the school website ( www.ywgs.edu.hk ), or 
    (ii)    Register by fax to the School Office on 2858 8669 (provide name and mobile phone
    number of parent, number of participants, and name of the primary school of the applicant)
    3. Remarks :
    (i)    Each applicant may reserve no more than 3 seats.
    (ii)    Seats are reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.
    (iii)    The School will confirm the registration within 3 working days via SMS.
     
  9. The School has launched an in-situ redevelopment project, supported by government funding. We are now operating in a 'decanting school' – Tack Ching Girls' Secondary School in 101 Castle Peak Road, Sham Shui Po (former decanting site for Pooi To Middle School and Diocesan Girls' School), and expect to return to the new campus in Robinson Road after completion of the project.