Application for Secondary One Discretionary Places

Ho Yu College and Primary School (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)

Application for Secondary One Discretionary Places (2017/2019)

 I. Application Procedure   
   1. Application forms can be obtained in the following ways:  
     i. In person from the General Office on G/F of our Secondary School Building     

Office hours

Monday to Friday

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


9:00 am – 12:00 nn

    ii. By mail
      Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to 4-6, Kin Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau. Please indicate on 
the  envelope “Secondary One Discretionary Places Application Form”
    iii.  Download the application form in here
  2. Application period: 3rd to 17th January 2019 (both dates inclusive)
  3. Completed application forms should be submitted to the General Office in person during office hours together with the following documents:
     i. Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place issued by the EDB (Our school code is 505)
     ii. Photocopies of P.5 (First and Second Term) and P.6 (First Term)  school report cards.
    iii. A photocopy of a document showing the residential address (e.g. electricity / water / telephone bill, bank statement)
    iv. A photocopy of applicant’s identity card or birth certificate
    v.  One self-addressed stamped ($2) envelope
    vi. One recent photo
  4. There is no need to provide recommendation letters of the primary schools.
  5. Photocopies of certificates or records for co-curricular activities and community service will not be collected when forms are submitted. However, applicants should bring along the original copies to the interview for verification purpose.
  6. Once submitted, the Application Form for S1 Discretionary Place cannot be cancelled or retrieved.
  7. All documents submitted are solely used for school places application and will not be returned.
II. Interview
  1. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview on 9th March 2019 (Saturday). Details of the interview will be sent to applicants by mail in late February.
  2. The interview will be conducted in both Cantonese and English.
  3.Students’ abilities, such as their command of Chinese and English, communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills and their general knowledge on current affairs, mathematics and science will be assessed.
  4. Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany their children to the interview.
III. Admission Criteria and Weightings*


Weightings (%)



Academic Performance(School results and rank order provided by the EDB)




Co-curricular activities / Services / Awards / Special talents


  Prior consideration will be granted to applicants with siblings studying or studied in our school or with very good academic performance and conduct.
IV. Number of Discretionary Places
  There will be 4 Secondary One classes in 2019-2020 and the number of discretionary
places available for application is 40.  
V. Interviewing Committee
  Members of the Interviewing Committee include the Chairman of the SMC (or his representative), Principal and teachers.
VI. Announcement of Results
  The results will be announced on 9th July 2019 together with the Central    Allocation results by the EDB.
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