9 May 2017

Key Dates for New Y7 Parents

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 2017-2018.

Friday 2nd 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 Lia Ali at alil3@stconline.edu.hk  if your son/daughter will not be able to attend. Students should arrive at 8.45am and the day will end at 2.40pm. 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 at other schools will need to arrange transport home from Sha Tin College.

Tuesday 13th June: Y6 Parent information Event (parents only). (The date has been changed from 8th June)

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

I would be grateful if you could email our Lower School Administrator at alil3@stconline.edu.hk to confirm your attendance for this event by Friday 13th May.

Friday 11th August: Registration for Y7 students.

All students at Sha Tin College are required to complete Registration. This involves students submitting documentation and important payments. In 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. Registration for Y7 students will take place on Friday 11th August between 2pm-4.30pm in the Sha Tin College Hall which is on the second floor. Here is the schedule for registration. Please follow your allocated time so that the system runs efficiently.

 Monday 14th 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.

Tuesday 15th 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 16th 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 13th June.

Please note that, unfortunately, there won’t be any parking available at Sha Tin College for the Taster Day on 2nd June, Registration on 11th August or on the first day for Y7 on 14th August. For the Parent Information Event, on 13th 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 15th May.

You will be able to purchase school uniforms on 2 June at 9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.  Alternatively the uniform shop will be open for new Year 7 parents from the 3rd to 5th Aug & 7th to 9th Aug at 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. On the Y7 Registration Afternoon on Friday 11th August the uniform shop will be open from 2pm-4.30pm.

I look forward to meeting you in June.

Warm wishes

Lucie Purves.

Head of Lower School.