3 May 2018

Friday 1st June: Taster Day for current Year 6 students (students only)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This letter provides you with information about some upcoming key events that are taking place at Sha Tin College for new Year 7 students 2018-2019.

Friday 1st June: Taster Day for current Year 6 students (students only).

This is a day for students to experience Sha Tin College. They will meet their Tutor and the other students in their tutor group and experience some lessons first-hand. All students are expected to attend and it is a very enjoyable and worthwhile day for them. Please email our Lower School Administrator, Ms Vivian Luo at  luoh1@stconline.edu.hk  if your son/daughter will not be able to attend. They should wear their current school uniform and bring their pencil case.  The students will be able to buy snacks and lunch from our cafeteria, using an Octopus card, or they can bring their own lunch. Students at SJS will be able to get their normal bus home. Parents with children from other schools will need to arrange transport home from Sha Tin College. Students should arrive at 8.35am and the day will end at 2.40pm for SJS students and 3.50pm for non SJS students. Students who do not attend SJS will complete a maths test from 2.50-3.50 in order to see which Maths group will be more suitable for them in Y7. SJS students will be completing the same test at SJS during a school day at the end of May. Students do not need to do any preparation for the test.

Thursday 7th June: Y6 Parent information Event (parents only).

This is an opportunity for parents to listen to a series of presentations from the Middle School team, focusing on key information about Sha Tin College. This will start at 6pm finish at 7.15pm. The venue for this event is Sha Tin College Hall which is on the second floor. As part of the event our Learning Support Centre will also provide information about the extra support services they provide.

I would be grateful if you could email our Lower School Administrator at luoh1@stconline.edu.hk to confirm your attendance for this event by Friday 11th May.

Monday 13th August: First day for Y7 Students

This is the first day of term for all Y7 students. The students will complete a full day of induction with their tutor. The day starts at 8.15 and finishes at 3.20. Students need to wear their school uniform and bring their PE Kit. There will be no school bus service provided on this day.

All students at Sha Tin College are required to complete Registration. This involves students submitting documentation and important payments. At the end of June, you will receive the Registration pack which will include the forms which need to be completed as well as full information about this process. In order for students to receive their books and equipment, students need to submit all of the correct administration. Y7 Students will be registering on Monday 13th August as part of their induction.

Tuesday 14th August: Half Day Induction for Y7 Students.

This is a further half day induction for all Y7 students. The day starts at 8.15 and finishes at 12.20. The school bus service will run on this day.

Wednesday 15th August: Full day of lessons for Y7 Students.

This will be the first full day of timetabled lessons. Every Wednesday the students leave early at 2.17. Full details about a typical school day will be given at the information evening on 7th June.

Please note that, unfortunately, there won’t be any parking available at Sha Tin College for the Taster Day on 1st June. For the Parent Information Event, on 7th June, parking is extremely limited so I advise you to make alternative transport arrangements.

The Y7 Tutor groups have not yet been finalised but I will inform you about which House and Tutor group your child will be in by 25th May.

You will be able to purchase school uniform at the PTSA uniform shop which is located at Sha Tin Junior School on 1st June at 9:30am. to 4:30pm. Please see below the regular opening times for the PTSA uniform shop:

Monday and Friday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday- Closed.

In August the shop will be open from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th at 10:00am to 4:00pm

We are really looking forward to welcoming you and our new Y7 students in June

Warm wishes

Lucie Purves

Head of Middle School