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[#BackToSchool] Tips for Preventing COVID-19

The Education Bureau announced that schools will resume face-to-face lessons on a half-day basis in two phases starting from 23 September. You are going to return to the campus after months of online lessons as well as early commencement of the summer vacation. To fight this epidemic, together we must stay alert, maintain personal hygiene and wear masks at all times. When you meet your classmates and teachers, please bear in mind to maintain social-distancing to reduce the risk of the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the community. Tips for you and me to prevent COVID-19: - Don’t go to school and seek medical advice promptly if you are unwell - Avoid eating out or going out if it’s not necessary - Keep at least one metre apart from others - Avoid contact with people who show symptoms - Maintain social-distancing - Avoid taking off your face masks Take preventive measures when commuting: - Avoid rush hours and busy times - Wear a face mask when taking a ride, if possible, open the windows to ventilate the vehicle - Maintain social-distancing - Clean your hands with liquid soap and water or alcohol-based handrub after using public transport or touching public facilities For more health education materials related to prevention of COVID-19, please visit the website of the Centre for Health Protection. Stay vigilant!

[#BackToSchool] Tips for School Life Adaptation

Are you ready to get back to the classroom? As always, it is esstential for us to stay positive and connected with the community in the face of challenges ahead. Here are some back-to-school tips for you to be prepared for the new start. Tips 1 -【Ready Get set, Go】 What can you do to overcome the new challenges of the new school environment ? 1. Be prepared – prepare for your lessons and make an effort to do your best at school 2. Find support – Talk with your teachers, parents or the school social worker. They are willing to help 3. Learn to relax – Take some deep breaths. Relax your muscles. >>> Read more on Ready… Get set, Go! Tips 2 - 【Entrance to Form One】 You may more or less feel nervous and stressed when being progressed to the secondary school which is a new environment. Don’t worry, however, there is always a first time for everything. It just take some more time for you to adapt to the new learning environment. Stay strong! Nothing can overwhelm you! Enjoy your new secondary school life.  >>> Encouraging Messages for F.1 Students Tips 3 - 【Ice Breaking Tips】 Feeling alone? No worries! Joyful Weather Report Series: Ice Breaking Tips help you take the initiative to break the ice and try to build the interpersonal network bit by bit in daily life! >>>Joyful Weather Report Series: Ice Breaking Tips (Video) >>> The Ultimate Ice Breaking Tips   Need help? Don’t forget them! Even though there may be difficulties at times, you can always get support! Other than teachers and parents, these organizations are pleased to listen to your thoughts! For more tips, please visit YouthCan’s “Back to School Tips - with Love”. Remember to stay positive and connected with the community. Have faith to yourself and enjoy a colourful life. You surely can make it! For more details, please visit the Student Health Service website.

[#BackToSchool] Online Resources for Home Learning

Amid the COVID-19 epidemic, you may have adopted the mode of online learning at home. You are recommended to utilize the following online learning resources during and after the home learning period. 1 – HKEdCity "Online Learning 360°" Designated Webpage E-Learning resources such as multimedia, reading and assessment materials, game-based learning platforms and educational television programmes for various subjects are made available under the categories of different key stages and learning areas. 2 – Educational Multimedia Educational Multimedia provides multimedia educational resources, including theme-based short videos, multi-ending micro movies, animations, nursery rhymes, picture books, photos, sound tracks, and videos which are divided into chapters and short clips of a few minutes. You can also view the educational videos via the “Educational Multimedia” mobile application (Google Play) (Apple Store). 3 – RTHK’s E-Learning Webpage * Radio Television Hong Kong's E-Learning Webpage covers interesting learning contents in various subjects such as language study, culture, arts, science, philosophy and healthy lifestyle. A Second Edition of Tutor Online 2020 is also made available on RTHK * Chinese version only 4 – Learning Resources about COVID-19 # “Curriculum Resources about the COVID-19” are available on The Education Bureau (EDB)’s website, you can learn more about the tips on epidemic prevention and relevant knowledge under related key stages and topics. 1st batch of learning resources <March 2020> 2nd batch of learning resources <August 2020> # Related learning resources will be updated on a regular basis.   For more e-Learning resources provided by the public bodies, please refer to “E-Learning Resources of Public Bodies”. For Teachers: Learning and Teaching Resources - "Learning and Teaching Resource Lists" provides various online resources including "Curriculum Resources about the COVID-19", "Information and related measures taken by the Government in fighting COVID-19" and other online resources. - "Dedicated webpage on Using e-Learning Modes to Support Students’ Home Learning" provides video clips teaching skills in adopting e-learning platforms, flipped classroom strategy and real-time online teaching with a step-by-step approach. For more details, please visit the EDB website.

[#BackToSchool] Subsidy & Scholarship Schemes for Local Studies

At the beginning of a new academic year, you may have started planning about your colourful tertiary school life. However, please don’t forget to pay proper attention to your financial plans so as to achieve your goals for your tertiary education. Student Finance Office of the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency provides various schemes ranging from financial assistance, scholarships to merit award schemes. You can also use the tool “What am I eligible for?” to sort out the assistance scheme(s) which you may apply for and to calculate the estimated amount/level of assistance. Student Finance Office provides you with a Scheme Finder to search for other Scholarships, Grants & Loans Schemes. Moreover, our website also lists out the useful links of Financial Assistance for Tertiary Students. To learn more about the application processes of the various schemes, relevant videos on the SFO YouTube Channel are handy shortcuts.   FASP & NLSPS - Introduction of Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (2020/21) NLSFT - Introduction of Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Full-time Tertiary Students (2020/21) TSFS - Introduction of Tertiary Student Finance Scheme - Publicly-funded Programmes (2020/21)