The Education Bureau (EDB) will continue to implement the admission arrangements for K1 classes in kindergartens (KGs) for the 2023/24 school year (hereafter referred to as "2023/24 K1 Admission Arrangements") with a view to facilitating the smooth operation of the admission process of KGs and helping parents secure a KG place for their children in a timely manner. The EDB Circular Memorandum (EDBCM) No. 80/2022 was issued on 15 June 2022 to all KGs.
Parents apply to the EDB for the RC
Upon receipt of the applications with all necessary information and documents provided, the EDB will generally take six to eight weeks to complete processing of the applications and issue the RC/AP to parents1 by post
KGs inform parents of the application result before 16 December 2022
If application is successful
If application is not successful
Parents register with one KG during the Centralised Registration Dates
Parents refer to the K1 vacancy information
1. If parents cannot submit the RC/AP to the KG their child has been admitted to during the Centralised Registration Dates, the KG concerned may not be able to complete registration for their child. Hence, parents are required to submit application to the EDB within the designated period.
2. If a child is admitted after the Centralised Registration Dates, his/her parent is still required to submit the RC/AP for registration. If the parent intends to change school for his/her child after registering with a KG, he/she is required to get back the RC/AP from the KG with which he/she has registered. Upon getting back the RC/AP from a KG, the KG concerned will no longer reserve the place for the child. Normally, the registration fee paid to the KG with which the parent has registered will not be refunded.
According to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum (EDBCM) No. 80/2022, KGs joining the kindergarten education scheme should read carefully the EDBCM and comply with the admission guidelines issued by the Education Bureau for KG admission, including provision of bilingual application forms and relevant information for parents’ reference. The guidelines have been uploaded to the EDB’s website alongside EDBCM No.80/2022. When preparing the bilingual version of the relevant documents, KGs may make reference to the following templates which are for reference only to prepare their school-based admission documents based on their operational needs.
Further details will be released from early February 2023 onwards.
Seminar on "Admission Arrangements for K1 Classes in Kindergartens for the 2023/24 School Year"
Further details to be announced later.
Parent Education Talk for Non-Chinese Speaking Parents 2020/21
6 June 2021
Exposing the Myths of Play (Code: 2059)
3 July 2021
Child development - From Kindgarten to Primary (Code: 2062)
(Updated as of June 2022)
Parents may call the EDB’s Regional Education Offices, the Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres or the EDB hotline for enquiry.
|Hong Kong Regional Education Office||2863 4646|
|Kowloon Regional Education Office||3698 4108|
|NT East Regional Education Office||2639 4876|
|NT West Regional Education Office||2437 7272|
|Joint Office for Kindergartens and Child Care Centres||3107 2197|
|EDB Hotline||2891 0088|
Hotline on admission to Kindergartens
3540 6808 / 3540 6811