7 Jul 2023

Principal’s Letter 2023-2024

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope that the first week of the holidays has gone well! With a view to August, I am writing to you about arrangements for Student Registration. The intention of Registration is to make the start of the year efficient and smooth. We hope from a parent/guardian perspective that completing the necessary paperwork and ePayments online is preferable to receiving a series of requests for paperwork throughout the year.

ESF Sha Tin College uses ePayment, an online payment system which eliminates the need for cheques and streamlines the payment process. Our system will auto generate a receipt under your child’s statement screen on Gateway once payment has been made. ePayment is a part of the Student Registration Process and is accessible through Gateway. We have significantly reduced the number of ePayments to be made.

Student Registration Process

1. Log in to Gateway. Gateway will be open from 3rd August 2023. Please note that your Gateway username and password is the same for each child. We recommend that you log in on August 3rd. If you need further assistance, please email scsystem@shatincollege.edu.hk

2. When you log in there will be a screen which directs you to review, verify and submit all personal data using the change request forms. There are four separate sections to update. These are (i) Family Information (ii) Student Information (iii) Additional Contact (iv) Medical Information. Please note that, even if there are no changes to be made to your child’s existing data, you must still verify that the information we have is correct.

3. There is a section in Gateway under Student Information titled Cheque Refund Information. For cheque refunds the payee name we have on file must be the same as the bank account holder’s name. If you would like to change the payee name please contact your child’s Section Administrator. Any change of name will require the written consent of the original payee.

4. For returning families, you will be able to access Gateway with your current username and password. New families will be emailed their Gateway username and password in the last week of July.

5. After you have updated and verified the required information, you may be asked for ePayment. Once you have completed ePayment you will then need to digitally sign a set of eNotices. To do this, you will need to ‘tick’ the required fields and ‘click’ the ‘Signed by’ section at the end of each eNotice.

6. Collection of Textbooks: Students will need to have their personalised Octopus cards with them to check-out textbooks. The collection schedule, where needed, will be during the first weeks of school.

7. Collection of Laptops for New Students: The laptop collection schedule with your child’s exact date and time slot will be confirmed with you in mid-July.
The following table indicates the dates when laptop collection will take place for new students in Years 7 – 9. If you are unable to make your appointment slot please contact scsystem@shatincollege.edu.hk

Collection of Laptops: August 3rd & August 4th 2023

Student Induction Years 7, 12 & New Students

School bus and the canteen service will be available from Wednesday August 16th 2023. New students departing at 11am will need to make their own way home.

Start of Term 1 2023 – 2024: All students return Thursday Aug 17th 8:15am

As always, we thank you very much for your ongoing support. My best wishes to all students and families for a safe and relaxing summer break.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Larkin