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Can an expat child attend a local govt/aided primary school?

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    ICA is not Chinese, not govt/aided and not in MongKok/Olympic which are the criteria the OP was looking for.

    Strange that you would suggest a school that doesn't tick any of the boxes for the OP.

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    @Howard - I think Flo is just trying to be helpful because in the OP's first post she suggests that she has no alternative but to send her children to a local school because she has no debentures or any way to get off a waiting list for an international school. Flo is simply pointing out that there are international schools that don't require a debenture and have places right now which might offer her an alternative.

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    I got the feeling the OP with 4 kids was on a very tight budget. No matter, schools are a headache; hope OP is able to find some decent suitable places.

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    have heard PLK Camoes Tan Siu Lin is good

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    Thanks, Portia. That's exactly my point. Since DGS was mentioned - and it's not exactly cheap at around $50,000/year, considered that you also need to spend several thousand dollars to buy text books on top of it as well.

    I don't know how Maryknoll Convent runs their program. It's free if you can get a space at year 2. I know its former sister school Marymount on HK island used to offer an alternative at Year 3 for students to switch to 100% English program without Chinese - if Chinese ends up to be too difficult to follow. So Maryknoll might be similar. (These two schools used to be run by a group of nuns from Maryknoll, but the nuns at Marymount left in the early 1980s. It used to be called Maryknoll Sisters' School.)

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