Would VEO personnel change affect the enrollment of students in Victoria Shanghai Academy? VEO 8 campuses (namely Harbour Heights, Upper, Middle and Lower Kornhill, South Horizons, Belcher, Homantin, Harbour Green) and Causeway Bay campus will continue to enjoy priority admission to Victoria Shanghai Academy, subject to student performances.
What are the commencement dates for students? Pre-Nursery and Nursery students start in the middle of August and have a settling in period, while our Lower and Upper Class students start at the beginning of September.
What is the average class size? It varies among all our campuses. The class size ranges from 18 to 30 students.
I have already submitted the online application form, but I would like to amend the information on the form, how should I notify the school? For any queries or revision of application information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the applicant’s name, date of birth, birth certificate registration number and application number. We will make the amendments to our record.
I have lost the information on the confirmation letter, what should I do? Please email email@example.com quoting the applicant’s name, date of birth, birth certificate registration number and application number. A confirmation letter will be resent via email.
The computer screen indicates that my application has been submitted, and I have obtained the application number. However, I did not receive the confirmation letter via email? What should I do? This may be due to the following reasons: Reason: Your email system has wrongly categorized the confirmation letter email as spam mail and has sent it to the spam email folder. Solution: Please check the email spam folder and ensure that the email address “firstname.lastname@example.org” has been added to your safety email list. Reason: (1) Technical problem in the email server. (2) You incorrectly entered your email address on the application form. (3) Other technical problem. Solution: Please email email@example.com and quote the applicant’s name, date of birth, birth certificate registration number and application number.
How are confirmation letters issued? Upon completion of the online application procedure, a confirmation letter will be displayed on the computer screen. The application system will also send a confirmation letter at the email address(es) provided by parents on the online application form on the same day. Please make sure the email address(es) entered on the application form is correct. Please print or save the confirmation letter for your own record.
How do I know if the school has received my online application form? When parents have completed the online application procedure, a confirmation letter with an application number will be displayed. This means parents have submitted the application form. Please print or save the confirmation letter for your own record.
We will be moving to Hong Kong soon and would like to apply to the Nursery class/ Pre-Nursery class of 2020-2021 academic year. We are applying from regions outside H.K and will not be able to attend the interview day, what should we do? For applicants from regions outside H.K. and who will not be able to attend our interview, please list in the field “Parent’s Remarks” of the online application form that the applicant is an overseas applicant and is not available to attend the interview. Parents should send a video clip featuring the daily life of the applicant in CD Rom/USB format, quoting the applicant’s name and application number, post it to your chosen campus(es) to be received before the related interview day. Please include the Child Profile Form if applicable. Please refer to our website for the addresses of our campuses. If additional information is required, we will contact parents via email.
Is it possible to apply to multiple campuses? If yes, how many classes can I select for each campus? Parents can apply to a maximum of three preferred campuses for their child, and will be interviewed at the campus of their first preference as indicated on the application.
If my child is born between September 2017 and December 2017, can I apply for both AY2020-2021 Nursery and Pre-Nursery class? We accept applications from children born between September 2017 and December 2017 for both AY2020-2021 Nursery and Pre-Nursery class. However, the school will only accept applicants for one program/ class.
My child was born in November 2018; can I apply in advance? For children who were born on 1st November 2018 or after, please visit our website in September 2020 for admission information for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Is the application for Nursery and Pre-Nursery class made on a first-come first-served basis? Applications are not considered on a first-come first-served basis. Interviews will be arranged for parents who have submitted the online application for applicants of eligible age within the application period for the 2019-2020 academic year.
If I enroll in the Victoria infant and toddler programmes at Victoria (Kornhill) Nursery, Victoria (Carmel-on the Hill) Playgroup, or Victoria Playpark, will I have priority for admission into Victoria Educational Organisation’s (VEO) PN/kindergartens? All children follow the normal admission procedures. We cannot guarantee admission into any kindergartens. However, Victoria infant and toddler programmes are also taught in an inquiry-based learning and trilingual environment, so if your child enrolled in this playgroup, this will facilitate a better understanding of the VEO education philosophy, which may help parents and VEO assess if your child is suitable for VEO PN/kindergartens.
Which age groups is Victoria’s infant and toddler programme suitable for? We accept children aged 8 to 36 months.
Do parents need to accompany their children to attend the infant and toddler programmes? Every child should be accompanied by one adult at all times when attending any infant and toddler programmes of Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup or Victoria Playpark (Harcourt House/ K11 MUSEA).
When do Victoria infant and toddler programmes start? Classes at Victoria (Kornhill) Nursery will commence in early August 2019; classes at Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup and Victoria Playpark (Harcourt House/ K11 MUSEA) will commence in early September 2019.
What are the differences amongst Victoria (Kornhill) Nursery, Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup and Victoria Playpark (Harcourt House/ K11 MUSEA)? Victoria Educational Organisation has provided infant and toddler programmes since 2001. All of them are members of Victoria Educational Organisation. We share the same educational mission and philosophy as VEO. Our trilingual and inquiry-based playgroup programmes are designed by our education experts with years of experience. All campuses provide a comfortable, engaging and safe environment for children. Nevertheless, each campus has its own uniqueness and characteristics, and is led by qualified and professional teaching staff and operates individually. The course duration for Victoria (Kornhill) Nursery is 2 hours including one tea break session. The course duration for Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup is 1.5 hours including one tea break session while for Victoria Playpark (Harcourt House/ K11 MUSEA) is 1.5 hours without a tea break session, and every child should be accompanied by one adult. Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup and Victoria Playpark (Harcourt House/ K11 MUSEA) conduct their teaching classes in particular theme rooms and there are 3 different learning sessions in each class. The design of curriculum from all of the campuses will be based on the children’s interest and development.
What’s the relationship between Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup and VEO? Is Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup taught by VEO staff? Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup is a member of VEO. Our experienced educators of VEO help plan the curriculum and the Campus Head of Victoria (Carmel-on-the-Hill) Playgroup were previously the Head Teacher of VEO Homantin Nursery. Nevertheless, Victoria (Carmel-one-the-Hill) Playgroup operates independently, with teaching and management staff who are highly qualified experts in infant and toddler education.
What is Infant & Toddler Programme, Pre-Nursery Class, Nursery Class, Lower Class and Upper Class? 1. Infant & toddler programme is offered for children aged 8 months to 2 years; children may choose to come to school one, two, three or five days per week and must be accompanied by an adult until the child reaches 1 year and 10 months. There is a maximum of 16 children, each accompanied by an adult per class. 2. Pre-Nursery is for children aged 1 year 10 months to 3 years; school hours are Monday – Friday for 3 hours each day (half day session), either morning or afternoon. 3. Nursery (K1) is for children aged 2 years 8 months to 4 years; school hours are Monday – Friday for 3 hours each day (half-day session) 4. Lower (K2) is for children aged 3 years 8 months to 5 years; school hours are Monday – Friday for 3 hours each day (half day session). 5. Upper (K3) is for children aged 4 years 8 months to 6 years; school hours are Monday – Friday for 3 hours each day (half day session) or 8 hours (whole day session).
Are there extra-curricular activities? There are campus based extra-curricular activities offered and conducted by outside companies.
What kind of outings do the children go on? The children go on field trips within their community and around Hong Kong to gain hand on experience related to their teaching in the classroom.
How does it work with all 3 languages happening in the classroom? All 3 teachers collaborate together in offering large group and small group instruction in a center based classroom.