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Weather Procedures

Guidelines for Suspension of Classes Due to Adverse Weather or Other Conditions

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, so in the event of extreme weather it may be necessary to modify our school schedules on occasion. As always, parents are advised to use their best judgment in determining whether to send their children to school when inclement weather conditions or other road or safety conditions prevail.

Any decision to suspend classes or delay opening due to weather or other events will be made by the Head of School, or when absent, by one of the principals, after considering the view of the Government and/or relevant school officials where appropriate. The school will suspend classes temporarily in the following circumstances:

  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Instruction from the Education Bureau, the Department of Health, or other Statutory Agency of the Government of Hong Kong that is empowered to close schools
  • Emergency or critical incident
  • Risk to health or safety
  • Special events in Hong Kong
  • Traffic conditions

In the event of special weather arrangements, the Education Bureau usually makes a decision by 6am and this information will be distributed to the media. For more information please refer to their guidelines. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our weather policy. While we endeavour to communicate school closures via the urgent messaging system on our website before 6am, parents should also pay close attention to television/radio announcements, as well as government websites during inclement weather.

Useful Websites:
Hong Kong Observatory
Education Bureau
Centre for Health Protection