In 1994, the then Education Department launched the School Administration and Management System (SAMS), providing an independent computerized network system for all public sector schools and Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools to assist in their administration and management processes and enable electronic transmission of information between schools and the authority.
In 2003, SAMS was enhanced to become Web-based School Administration and Management System (WebSAMS). At present, about 980 secondary, primary and special schools in the territory are using WebSAMS. Key modules of WebSAMS include Communication and Delivery System, School Management, Financial Monitoring and Planning, School Activities Management, School Places Allocation, Student, Attendance, Student Activities, Award and Punishment, Assessment, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA), Institute Application, Staff, Staff Deployment, Standalone Timetabling Tool, etc..
Starting from 2018, WebSAMS servers of schools are migrated to a centralized cloud environment in batches. It is expected to complete by the end of 2022.
For other WebSAMS information, please visit WebSAMS Central Document Repository.