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A Secondary School "Uses Up" the Week Before Classes Resume (Ming Pao)


Some secondary schools "use up" the week before the resumption of classes.


[Ming Pao News] All schools in Hong Kong will resume face-to-face classes at the first stage on 23rd of this month, and at the earliest, one-sixth of the students can be arranged to return to the school next Wednesday (16th) for no more than half a day's learning activities. Due to the suspension of classes last school year, 30% of Primary 5 students have not taken the first examination, some primary schools have arranged for this group of students who have been promoted to Primary 6 to return to school to take the examination from next Wednesday, which S.K.H. Tseung Kwan O Kei Tak Primary School principal Mui Kit-ling said students have completed the revision, in order to avoid the resumption of face-to-face classroom, students will have to face the double pressure of the new curriculum and the examination, the school hopes to complete the examination as soon as possible to alleviate the burden on the students.


Earlier, the Education Bureau has requested schools which have not yet completed the P5 examination to make arrangements for the examination in September and early October as far as possible, provided that the epidemic has subsided and it is feasible to do so. SKH Kei Tak Primary School has arranged for Primary Six students to return to the school to sit for the examination from 16 to 21 this month. Principal Mui said that the school had originally scheduled to take the examination in mid-July, but due to the deterioration of the epidemic and the Education Bureau's announcement of an early summer holiday, the examination was postponed to this month.


She said that many parents reflected that their children had completed their revision and did not want the examination to be delayed for too long, and that after the resumption of face-to-face lessons, students would need to consolidate their old knowledge and start a new curriculum, so the school hoped to allow students to complete the examination as soon as possible to reduce the pressure on the students before the resumption of face-to-face lessons. She said students would be dispersed in different classrooms, each with about 10 students, and the school building would be cleaned before the examination.


The Endeavourers Leung Lee Sau Yu Memorial Primary School in Shau Kei Wan has informed parents on its website that some classes of Grade 6 students will have to return to the school to sit for the examination from 16 to 18 this month. The school was originally scheduled to hold the examination in mid-July, but the Education Bureau announced that all schools in Hong Kong would suspend school activities from July 15 in response to the epidemic, resulting in the postponement of some examinations to this month.


The CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School in Chai Wan "used up" a week to arrange for students to return to school in batches of S1, S5 and S6 students. Headmaster Lam Tat-ho said S6 students needed to return to school urgently so they could practise their examination papers early. S5 students also lost half a year of physical classes, so individual students may have "missed out" on learning and needed face-to-face guidance from teachers. As for Form 5 students, Lam said they mainly came to the school to adapt to the new campus life and get to know the teachers and students.