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    Yuster is offline Registered User
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    Moving to Discovery Bay looking at Primary Schools

    Hi,

    We're planning to move to HK next spring, when my son will be 4 (will be 5 in October 2013) and really need some advice on schooling!

    Hoping to move to Discovery Bay, but as I understand it there are only 2 primary schools available there? My question is, if my son cant get into these schools where have other parents sent their children. I'm a BBC so he knows some cantonese but not much, so I presume he'll not be accepted in a local school?


    Any help on this or schooling in general would really be appreciated

    Many Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuster View Post
    Hi, We're planning to move to HK next spring, when my son will be 4 (will be 5 in October 2013) and really need some advice on schooling!
    You're looking at one of the toughest places to find schools. Would you not reconsider and move somewhere else, a location that is more conveniently located and closer to a wider variety of schools?
    Hoping to move to Discovery Bay, but as I understand it there are only 2 primary schools available there?
    Your understanding is incorrect. There are 3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discovery_Bay#Education
    My question is, if my son cant get into these schools where have other parents sent their children.
    Usually to a school on the island. There are very few that send them to schools on Kowloon side as well. Be prepared for commutes over an hour each way.
    I'm a BBC so he knows some cantonese but not much, so I presume he'll not be accepted in a local school?
    Age 4.5 is a little bit late but I dont see any reason why your child would not be accepted unless he has some special needs. If he is a normal kid, they should take him in. He will struggle for a few months to catch up but he'll be just fine as kids that age are just sponges.

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