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Land reserved for building primary and secondary schools

LEGCO QUESTION NO.20

Date of sitting: 20 November 2002

Asked by: Hon CHEUNG Man-kwong

Replied by: SEM

Question:

Will the Government inform this Council :

  1. a breakdown, by school districts, of the location and size of the sites reserved for constructing primary and secondary schools in the current year and the next two years, the number and type of schools to be constructed, and the projected year of completion;

  2. as only 33 school premises are left for the conversion of bi-sessional primary schools into whole-day schools, which fall short of the school premises required to meet the need to convert all bi-sessional primary schools into whole-day schools before the 2007 / 2008 school year, whether the Government will allocate more land for constructing schools; if it will, of the details; if not, the reasons for that; and

  3. of the criteria for reserving school sites, whether a limit has been set on the amount of land to be allocated each year for the construction of schools and whether modifications will be made to the use of reserved school sites; if so, of the details?

Reply:

Madam President:

  1. Detailed breakdown, by school districts, of the location and size of the sites reserved for constructing primary and secondary schools (including special schools) in the current year and the next two years, the number and type of schools to be constructed, and the projected year of completion is provided at Annex.

  2. According to the latest population projection, the population of primary pupils in Hong Kong will continue to decrease from the present to 2007. The 33 school premises to be allocated would be adequate for meeting the overall demand for school places for full implementation of whole-day primary schooling by 2007. For those bi-sessional schools which are still not allocated with school premises owing to district and population factors, the Education Department will continue to assist them to turn whole-day through other different measures (such as merging of the AM and PM sessions, use of suitable vacant premises or building of additional classrooms for the schools). We will adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach in making arrangements for conversion of bi-sessional primary schools, with a view to achieving the target of quality whole-day primary education.

  3. Under the present mechanism, the Education Department makes projections on the supply and demand of different types of school places having regard to the forecast growth and movement of population provided by relevant Government departments (including the Census and Statistics Department, Planning Department and Housing Department), relevant provisions in the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, and prevailing education policies. The supply and demand of school places in secondary schools and special schools are assessed and planned on a territory-wide basis. We will make suitable adjustments in reserving sites for construction of schools for districts with persistent shortfall or surplus of school places. The supply and demand of primary school places are assessed and planned on a district basis. This is to, as far as possible, obviate the need for primary students to travel long distances to attend schools.

    On the above basis, the Education Department reserves sites for constructing schools following the principle of demand. There is no pre-set quota.

    If a site reserved for education purpose is eventually not required for school construction (for example, the provision of additional school places is confirmed to be unnecessary for meeting demand in the district concerned according to latest projections or for implementing an education policy) or, during the investigation stage, a site reserved for education purpose is assessed to be technically non-feasible (for example, the site is found unsuitable for constructing school owing to geological problems), we will return the site to the Planning Department for re-planning purpose.




Annex


Location and Size of Sites Reserved for Secondary and Primary
Schools (Including Special Schools) as at Mid-November 2002,
with School Under Construction or School
Construction Works to Commence Shortly



Type of Schools : Primary Schools
Total: 49 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Eastern 1. San Ha Street, Chai Wan 4,700 2004
Southern 2. Redevelopment of Shek Pai Wan Estate, Phase II 5,300 2005
  3. J/O Victoria Road and Pokfulam Road 6,200 2007
  4. Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang 8,050 2007
Islands 5. Area 31, Tung Chung Phase V (School 3) 5,800 2003
  6. Area 20, Tung Chung 6,200 2003
  7. Area 89, Tung Chung 6,200 2006
Sai Kung 8. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O Phase I 6,065 2002
  9. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O 6,200 2003
  10. Area 13, Tseung Kwan O 6,100 2004
  11. Area 65, Tseung Kwan O 6,212 2004
  12. Area 86, Tseung Kwan O 6,200 2007
North 13. Area 36, Fanling (School 1) 6,200 2003
  14. Area 36, Fanling (School 2) 6,200 2003
  15. Area 31, Sheung Shui 5,450 2005
Yuen Long 16. Area 111, Tin Shui Wai (School 1) 6,200 2003
  17. Area 111, Tin Shui Wai (School 2) 6,200 2003
  18. Area 101, Tin Shui Wai Phase II (School 2) 5,400 2004
  19. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 1) 6,200 2005
  20. Area 16, Kau Hui 5,950 2006
  21. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 2) 6,200 2006
  22. J/O Tin Shing Road and Tin Pak Road, Area 13, Tin Shui Wai 4,600 2006
  23. Area 12 (School 1) 6,800 2006
  24. Area 13 (School 1) 6,200 2007
  25. Area 13 (School 2) 6,200 2007
  26. Area 13 (School 3) 6,200 2007
Tuen Mun 27. Area 56, So Kwun Wat 6,200 2003
  28. Hing Ping Road 4,900 2004
  29. Area 55A, So Kwun Wat (School 1) 6,200 2007
  30. Area 55A, So Kwun Wat (School 2) 6,200 2007
Tsuen Wan 31. Ma Wan 6,200 2003
  32. J/O Texaco Road and Castle Peak Road 6,500 2007
  33. Sham Tseng 6,200 2007
Kwai Tsing 34. Redevelopment of Shek Lei Estate, Phase XI 7,780 2005
  35. Tai Pak Tin Street 2,500 2007
  36. Tsing Yi Heung Sze Wui Road 3,730 2007
Sham Shui Po 37. Fat Tseung Street 6,200 2003
  38. Hing Wah Street 7,480 2005
  39. Site 10, West Kowloon Reclamation (School 1) 6,200 2006
Kowloon City 40. Homantin Estate Redevelopment, Phase IV 6,200 2005
  41. Site 1A, South East Kowloon Development (School 1) 6,178 2006
  42. Site 1A, South East Kowloon Development (School 2) 6,267 2006
  43. Site 1C, South East Kowloon Development (School 1) 5,927 2007
Kwun Tong 44. Kai Wo Temporary Housing Area 7,300 2003
  45. Kai Lok Temporary Housing Area 6,900 2003
  46. Lam Tin Estate Redevelopment 6,200 2003
  47. Site near Eastern Harbour Crossing, Yau Tong (School 1) 7,850 2005
  48. Site near Eastern Harbour Crossing, Yau Tong (School 2) 7,850 2005
Wong Tai Sin 49. Sze Mei Street 6,000 2003


Type of Schools : Secondary Schools
Total: 33 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Eastern 1. Braemar Hill Road (near St. Joan of Arc Secondary School) 5,800 2006
Southern 2. Northcote Close, Pokfulam 5,870 2003
  3. Nam Fung Road, Wong Chuk Hang 8,000 2005
Islands 4. Area 20, Tung Chung 6,950 2003
  5. Area 40, Tung Chung (School 1) 6,950 2003
  6. Area 40, Tung Chung (School 2) 6,950 2003
  7. Area 89, Tung Chung 6,950 2006
Sai Kung 8. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O Phase III 6,930 2003
  9. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O Phase IV 6,950 2003
  10. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O (School 1) 7,040 2003
  11. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O (School 2) 7,040 2003
  12. Area 13, Tseung Kwan O (School 1) 6,850 2004
  13. Area 13, Tseung Kwan O (School 2) 6,850 2004
  14. Area 50, Tseung Kwan O 8,170 2006
  15. Area 86, Tseung Kwan O 6,950 2008
North 16. Area 36, Fanling 6,950 2003
  17. Area 31, Sheung Shui 6,200 2005
Sha Tin 18. Area 14B, Shatin 6,206 2004
  19. Area 36C, Shatin 5,915 2004
Yuen Long 20. Area 16, Kau Hui 5,950 2005
  21. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 1) 6,950 2005
  22. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 2) 6,950 2006
Sham Shui Po 23. Fat Tseung Street 6,950 2003
  24. Lai Hong Street 6,950 2004
  25. Hing Wah Street 7,125 2004
  26. Site 10, West Kowloon Reclamation 6,950 2006
Kowloon City 27. To Kwa Wan Reclamation (School 1) 6,950 2003
  28. To Kwa Wan Reclamation (School 2) 6,950 2003
  29. Inverness Road 4,950 2004
  30. J/O To Fuk Road and Norfolk Road 7,100 2005
  31. Site 1A, South East Kowloon Development 6,950 2006
Kwun Tong 32. Lee On Road (School 1) 6,900 2003
  33. Lee On Road (School 2) 6,200 2003


Type of Schools : Secondary cum Primary Schools
Total: 14 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Eastern 1. Harmony Road, Siu Sai Wan 5,850 2005
Southern 2. Kong Sin Wan Tsuen, Pokfulam 14,600 2005
  3. Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen 11,900 2006
Islands 4. Area N4b, Discovery Bay 6,900 2005
  5. Area N4a, Discovery Bay 6,200 2005
Sai Kung 6. Area 65, Tseung Kwan O 13,680 2005
Sha Tin 7. Area 90B, Ma On Shan 12,476 2004
  8. Area 4C/38A, Shatin 13,923 2005
  9. Area 11, Shatin 6,200 2006
Yuen Long 10. Ex-premises of Tat Tak School 7,000 2005
Sham Shui Po 11. Fat Tseung Street 7,340 2003
  12. Caldecott Road 13,000 2008
Kowloon City 13. Hereford Road 5,032 2007
Wong Tai Sin 14. Po Kong Village Road 7,000 2004


Type of Schools : Special Schools
Total: 4 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Yuen Long 1. Ma Tin Road 4,900 2004
Sham Shui Po 2. Cornwall Street 4,800 2006
Kwun Tong 3. Shun Lee Estate 5,420 2005
Wong Tai Sin 4. Ngau Chi Wan 4,500 2003





LEGCO QUESTION NO.20

Date of sitting: 20 November 2002

Asked by: Hon CHEUNG Man-kwong

Replied by: SEM

Question:

Will the Government inform this Council :

  1. a breakdown, by school districts, of the location and size of the sites reserved for constructing primary and secondary schools in the current year and the next two years, the number and type of schools to be constructed, and the projected year of completion;

  2. as only 33 school premises are left for the conversion of bi-sessional primary schools into whole-day schools, which fall short of the school premises required to meet the need to convert all bi-sessional primary schools into whole-day schools before the 2007 / 2008 school year, whether the Government will allocate more land for constructing schools; if it will, of the details; if not, the reasons for that; and

  3. of the criteria for reserving school sites, whether a limit has been set on the amount of land to be allocated each year for the construction of schools and whether modifications will be made to the use of reserved school sites; if so, of the details?

Reply:

Madam President:

  1. Detailed breakdown, by school districts, of the location and size of the sites reserved for constructing primary and secondary schools (including special schools) in the current year and the next two years, the number and type of schools to be constructed, and the projected year of completion is provided at Annex.

  2. According to the latest population projection, the population of primary pupils in Hong Kong will continue to decrease from the present to 2007. The 33 school premises to be allocated would be adequate for meeting the overall demand for school places for full implementation of whole-day primary schooling by 2007. For those bi-sessional schools which are still not allocated with school premises owing to district and population factors, the Education Department will continue to assist them to turn whole-day through other different measures (such as merging of the AM and PM sessions, use of suitable vacant premises or building of additional classrooms for the schools). We will adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach in making arrangements for conversion of bi-sessional primary schools, with a view to achieving the target of quality whole-day primary education.

  3. Under the present mechanism, the Education Department makes projections on the supply and demand of different types of school places having regard to the forecast growth and movement of population provided by relevant Government departments (including the Census and Statistics Department, Planning Department and Housing Department), relevant provisions in the Hong Kong Planning Standards and Guidelines, and prevailing education policies. The supply and demand of school places in secondary schools and special schools are assessed and planned on a territory-wide basis. We will make suitable adjustments in reserving sites for construction of schools for districts with persistent shortfall or surplus of school places. The supply and demand of primary school places are assessed and planned on a district basis. This is to, as far as possible, obviate the need for primary students to travel long distances to attend schools.

    On the above basis, the Education Department reserves sites for constructing schools following the principle of demand. There is no pre-set quota.

    If a site reserved for education purpose is eventually not required for school construction (for example, the provision of additional school places is confirmed to be unnecessary for meeting demand in the district concerned according to latest projections or for implementing an education policy) or, during the investigation stage, a site reserved for education purpose is assessed to be technically non-feasible (for example, the site is found unsuitable for constructing school owing to geological problems), we will return the site to the Planning Department for re-planning purpose.




Annex


Location and Size of Sites Reserved for Secondary and Primary
Schools (Including Special Schools) as at Mid-November 2002,
with School Under Construction or School
Construction Works to Commence Shortly



Type of Schools : Primary Schools
Total: 49 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Eastern 1. San Ha Street, Chai Wan 4,700 2004
Southern 2. Redevelopment of Shek Pai Wan Estate, Phase II 5,300 2005
  3. J/O Victoria Road and Pokfulam Road 6,200 2007
  4. Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang 8,050 2007
Islands 5. Area 31, Tung Chung Phase V (School 3) 5,800 2003
  6. Area 20, Tung Chung 6,200 2003
  7. Area 89, Tung Chung 6,200 2006
Sai Kung 8. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O Phase I 6,065 2002
  9. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O 6,200 2003
  10. Area 13, Tseung Kwan O 6,100 2004
  11. Area 65, Tseung Kwan O 6,212 2004
  12. Area 86, Tseung Kwan O 6,200 2007
North 13. Area 36, Fanling (School 1) 6,200 2003
  14. Area 36, Fanling (School 2) 6,200 2003
  15. Area 31, Sheung Shui 5,450 2005
Yuen Long 16. Area 111, Tin Shui Wai (School 1) 6,200 2003
  17. Area 111, Tin Shui Wai (School 2) 6,200 2003
  18. Area 101, Tin Shui Wai Phase II (School 2) 5,400 2004
  19. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 1) 6,200 2005
  20. Area 16, Kau Hui 5,950 2006
  21. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 2) 6,200 2006
  22. J/O Tin Shing Road and Tin Pak Road, Area 13, Tin Shui Wai 4,600 2006
  23. Area 12 (School 1) 6,800 2006
  24. Area 13 (School 1) 6,200 2007
  25. Area 13 (School 2) 6,200 2007
  26. Area 13 (School 3) 6,200 2007
Tuen Mun 27. Area 56, So Kwun Wat 6,200 2003
  28. Hing Ping Road 4,900 2004
  29. Area 55A, So Kwun Wat (School 1) 6,200 2007
  30. Area 55A, So Kwun Wat (School 2) 6,200 2007
Tsuen Wan 31. Ma Wan 6,200 2003
  32. J/O Texaco Road and Castle Peak Road 6,500 2007
  33. Sham Tseng 6,200 2007
Kwai Tsing 34. Redevelopment of Shek Lei Estate, Phase XI 7,780 2005
  35. Tai Pak Tin Street 2,500 2007
  36. Tsing Yi Heung Sze Wui Road 3,730 2007
Sham Shui Po 37. Fat Tseung Street 6,200 2003
  38. Hing Wah Street 7,480 2005
  39. Site 10, West Kowloon Reclamation (School 1) 6,200 2006
Kowloon City 40. Homantin Estate Redevelopment, Phase IV 6,200 2005
  41. Site 1A, South East Kowloon Development (School 1) 6,178 2006
  42. Site 1A, South East Kowloon Development (School 2) 6,267 2006
  43. Site 1C, South East Kowloon Development (School 1) 5,927 2007
Kwun Tong 44. Kai Wo Temporary Housing Area 7,300 2003
  45. Kai Lok Temporary Housing Area 6,900 2003
  46. Lam Tin Estate Redevelopment 6,200 2003
  47. Site near Eastern Harbour Crossing, Yau Tong (School 1) 7,850 2005
  48. Site near Eastern Harbour Crossing, Yau Tong (School 2) 7,850 2005
Wong Tai Sin 49. Sze Mei Street 6,000 2003


Type of Schools : Secondary Schools
Total: 33 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Eastern 1. Braemar Hill Road (near St. Joan of Arc Secondary School) 5,800 2006
Southern 2. Northcote Close, Pokfulam 5,870 2003
  3. Nam Fung Road, Wong Chuk Hang 8,000 2005
Islands 4. Area 20, Tung Chung 6,950 2003
  5. Area 40, Tung Chung (School 1) 6,950 2003
  6. Area 40, Tung Chung (School 2) 6,950 2003
  7. Area 89, Tung Chung 6,950 2006
Sai Kung 8. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O Phase III 6,930 2003
  9. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O Phase IV 6,950 2003
  10. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O (School 1) 7,040 2003
  11. Area 73A, Tseung Kwan O (School 2) 7,040 2003
  12. Area 13, Tseung Kwan O (School 1) 6,850 2004
  13. Area 13, Tseung Kwan O (School 2) 6,850 2004
  14. Area 50, Tseung Kwan O 8,170 2006
  15. Area 86, Tseung Kwan O 6,950 2008
North 16. Area 36, Fanling 6,950 2003
  17. Area 31, Sheung Shui 6,200 2005
Sha Tin 18. Area 14B, Shatin 6,206 2004
  19. Area 36C, Shatin 5,915 2004
Yuen Long 20. Area 16, Kau Hui 5,950 2005
  21. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 1) 6,950 2005
  22. Area 104, Tin Shui Wai (School 2) 6,950 2006
Sham Shui Po 23. Fat Tseung Street 6,950 2003
  24. Lai Hong Street 6,950 2004
  25. Hing Wah Street 7,125 2004
  26. Site 10, West Kowloon Reclamation 6,950 2006
Kowloon City 27. To Kwa Wan Reclamation (School 1) 6,950 2003
  28. To Kwa Wan Reclamation (School 2) 6,950 2003
  29. Inverness Road 4,950 2004
  30. J/O To Fuk Road and Norfolk Road 7,100 2005
  31. Site 1A, South East Kowloon Development 6,950 2006
Kwun Tong 32. Lee On Road (School 1) 6,900 2003
  33. Lee On Road (School 2) 6,200 2003


Type of Schools : Secondary cum Primary Schools
Total: 14 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Eastern 1. Harmony Road, Siu Sai Wan 5,850 2005
Southern 2. Kong Sin Wan Tsuen, Pokfulam 14,600 2005
  3. Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen 11,900 2006
Islands 4. Area N4b, Discovery Bay 6,900 2005
  5. Area N4a, Discovery Bay 6,200 2005
Sai Kung 6. Area 65, Tseung Kwan O 13,680 2005
Sha Tin 7. Area 90B, Ma On Shan 12,476 2004
  8. Area 4C/38A, Shatin 13,923 2005
  9. Area 11, Shatin 6,200 2006
Yuen Long 10. Ex-premises of Tat Tak School 7,000 2005
Sham Shui Po 11. Fat Tseung Street 7,340 2003
  12. Caldecott Road 13,000 2008
Kowloon City 13. Hereford Road 5,032 2007
Wong Tai Sin 14. Po Kong Village Road 7,000 2004


Type of Schools : Special Schools
Total: 4 sites (Each site for construction of one school)
District Location Site Area (m2) Expected Completion Year
Yuen Long 1. Ma Tin Road 4,900 2004
Sham Shui Po 2. Cornwall Street 4,800 2006
Kwun Tong 3. Shun Lee Estate 5,420 2005
Wong Tai Sin 4. Ngau Chi Wan 4,500 2003

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