I am asking for the school to rescind a non-optional (mandatory) policy and that all summer holiday programs are totally optional for ALL students. That no parent has to write a letter explaining their reason for not attending or ask for permission from the school to not attend.
http://www.ltpss.edu.hk/ (Apparently they took down their summer courses content at the website upon my enquiry as I cannot now find it whereas previously it was easy to find)
This is the school brochure given to the parents dated 2011 that mentions All S3 student are required…
Cost and payee.
This is the school brochure given to the parents dated 2013 that mentions all S1 students (will be uploaded and sent later)
..our school has organized a summer day camp mandatory for all coming S1 students.
Fee: HKD 880 crossed cheque payable to “The Incorporated Management Committee of Law Ting Pong Secondary School)
…(Note: All S1 students are to participate in the camp)
Signed: Ms. Tong Tat Ming, Assistant Principal
This is the private contractor. http://www.cyec.com.hk/news.htm
Address：Rm 1101, 11/F, Wofoo Commercial Building, 574-576 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel： (852) 2873 2270
Director: Mr Byron Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2013 Brochere from the contractor detailing fees to be paid by the school and signup procedures:
page 2: School Fees and registration
Payment fees by students and schools letter no page number
page 3. Maximum number of students is 120.
1 teacher takes up the position of camp director. (Are any EB teachers taking an additional income from this non-optional camp?)
page 4: Each school recruits students to join the program by themselves.
page 5: Fees and registration to the private contractor.
Legco Member involved:
Lueng Kowk Hung (Long Hair)
Law Ting Pong Secondary School information.
S1 orientation program and English week are organised in the summer vacation before the start of the new school year to help the new S1 students adjust to the new environment.
Ms. Chan, Tai Po District EB School development officer.
to the School Vice Principal, Academic Development Section May 2013
whether the summer vacation and the school summer activities programs for 2013 start from 16 July and end on 31 August, 2013.
whether the summer activities programs are mandatory or optional?
(the school replied but refused to reply to these questions)
school reply June 2013.
“The attendance for the Summer camp it not optional insofar as pupils that have been accepted by the school; those who want to opt out will be required to write to the school to explain their reasons for not joining.”