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Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme


To enhance the teaching of English Language and increase exposure of students to English, a Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme has been implemented in public-sector secondary and primary schools since the 1998/99 and 2002/03 school year respectively.


The Education Bureau conducts NET recruitment exercise annually to recruit qualified candidates for the selection and appointment by public-sector schools.


For application for the NET positions, please click the following:

(Application Forms for the NET positions for the 2020/21 school year have been uploaded)




NET Appointment Matters 

[EDB Circular Memorandum / Forms / Information on Appointment and Re-appointment, Letter of Appointment, Employment Visa, Recruitment Subsidy, Teacher Registration and other related matters] 


Remuneration Package

[EDB Circular / Application Forms / Information on Salary Matters, Fringe Benefits, Retention Incentive and Payment of Contract Gratuity]


Letters to School


  Extension of Service of NETs beyond the Retirement Age in Aided Secondary/Primary Schools in the 2020/21 School Year

   [Letter of 18 November 2019] [Application form: ] 


•  Letters of 27 June 2019

   [Primary Schools] [Attachment: Notes for Applications for Payment of Contract Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and Retentive Incentive]

   [Secondary Schools] [Attachment: Notes for Applications for Payment of Contract Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and Retentive Incentive]




[Reply Proforma of Teachers Employed under the NET Scheme in Primary Schools / Reply Proforma of Teachers Employed under the Enhanced NET Scheme in Secondary Schools / Teacher Registration / Measures for Strengthening the Protection of Students: Appointment Matters of Schools/ Sexual Conviction Record Check (SCRC) Scheme / Employment Visa / Letter of Appointment / Application for Fringe Benefits / Appointment of Temporary NET / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)]



Frequently Asked Questions 



Useful Links 

[Immigration Department / Hong Kong Police Force, Home Affairs Department / Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications / Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme Authority / Inland Revenue Department]



For further enquiries on the above, please contact the NET Administration Team at:
Tel No.: (852) 2892 6495 or (852) 3540 6933
Fax No.: (852) 2123 1239
E-mail address:


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'Time to Talk' Competition Information (2019/20)

'Story to Stage' Puppetry Competition Information (2019/20)

An Introduction to the Three Flagship Primary Literacy Programmes (Videos)

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Centralised Professional Development Programme 2019/20 (Primary)

Centralised Professional Development Programme 2019/20 (Secondary) 

RNCT School-based Support Brochure

Regional NET Coordinating Team (RNCT) School-based Support 2019/20 Application Form

Second Evaluation of the Primary NET Scheme

Third Evaluation of the Enhanced NET Scheme

The NET Section Public Speaking Event

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RNCT School-based Support Brochurepdf


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'Speak Up - Act Out!' Improvised Drama Competition

'Stories on Stage' Drama Competition

'Speak Out - Act Up!' Improvised Drama Competition
'Hands on Stage' Puppetry Competition
'Shorts on Stage' Drama Competition
'Science on Stage' Drama Competition

     for Student Production and Performance

Second Evaluation 2015-2016


 First Evaluation 2004-2006


Third Evaluation 2016-2017
Second Evaluation 2008-2009


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 The Primary NET Scheme 15th Anniversary Conference   


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