Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten Adminssion Guidelines


Programme Structure
At PIPS we have five class levels based on age.
Year Level Age Admission Criteria for 2017-2018
(Child’s birth date)
Playgroup 1 to 2 years old Must be 12 months at the time of admission
Pre-Nursery 2 to 3 years old 1st January to 31st December 2015
Must be 2 years at the time of admission
Nursery 3 to 4 years old 1st January to 31st December 2014
Lower Kindergarten 4 to 5 years old 1st January to 31st December 2013
Upper Kindergarten 5 to 6 years old 1st January to 31st December 2012

School fees and classes for 2017-2018
***School fees may be adjusted each school year, subject to EDB approval. ***

Class Level (AM / PM) * Monthly Installment (HK $)
International Bilingual International Trilingual
A.M. Class from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. or P.M. Class from 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Pre-Nursery (2 years old) $6,890 per month $6,890 per month
Nursery K1 (3 years old by 31 Dec) $7,430 per month $7,430 per month
Lower Kindergarten K2 (4 years old by 31 Dec) $7,430 per month $7,430 per month
Upper Kindergarten K3 (5 years old by 31 Dec) $7,430 per month $7,430 per month
AM and PM (Full Day) Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten classes are available. Please contact the school office for more details.

Debenture
You are required to purchase a debenture
Personal Debenture (HK$) Corporate Debenture (HK$)
Debenture $ 60,000 $ 80,000
* Debenture Application Fee HK $ 500 (non - refundable)

Important Notes
Admission Procedure:
  • Priority for Admission is given to:
    • Existing students in the current academic year
    • Siblings of current students
  • Places are subject to availability. You will be notified by a letter when the school has an offer for your child. The admission process will be including either your purchase of a refundable Personal Debenture ($60,000) or a refundable Corporate Debenture ($80,000).
  • The first installment of the tuition (i.e. one month’s tuition fee) is required to pay in the admission procedure. This fee, if paid, will not be refunded or, if not yet paid, will still be collected, even if the parents choose to withdraw the child’s enrollment at PIPS before the starting of the class.
  • In case there are more applicants than vacancies available, the school reserves the right to allocate places based on the order of submission, age and other considerations.
Payment of Tuitions Fees:
  • Tuition fees for each academic year are annual and are payable in 11-month consecutive and equal installments from the months of August to June inclusive, regardless of school holidays or absences.
  • Tuition fee is to be paid by the 1st of each month. A 10 % surcharge per month will be levied for any debt outstanding until the student’s account is clear.
  • Tuition fees of Pre-Nursery, Nursery, LKG and UKG must be settled by Direct Debit Authorisation (AUTOPAY). For corporate payments, PIPS will invoice the company directly and it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that the payment is made on time. Parents can voluntarily choose to pay on a quarterly or half-yearly basis.
  • ** In the event of an “enforced” school closure due to health alerts, payment collection remains unchanged. **

You are welcome to visit the school. Please call the school office to make an appointment for a visit.


Payment Method
Please arrange the payment to the following account:
Bank:
HSBC
Hong Kong Office Commercial Service Centre
Basement 1, HSBC Main Building,
1 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong.


SWIFT code:
Account Name:
PIPS(KLN)

Account Number:
808-313647-001 (Please add 004 at the beginning of the A/C no. if your bank is not HSBC)

*Please Note:
  • Fees may apply for transfer between different banks. The remitter has to pay for any charges incurred by both the remitting bank and beneficiary bank.
  • Please provide the scanned transfer slip / screen capture of online transfer acknowledgment by replying this email.

Withdrawal Note:
For the withdrawal of a student *ONE FULL CALENDAR MONTH* advance notice in writing is required prior to the last date of a student's attendance. The parents are required to pay for their children's tuition fee up to the last month which the withdrawal notice serves. (One full calendar month means from the first day of a month to the last day of that month. If the last day of study is not the last or the first day of a month, then withdrawal notice will need to be served more than 1 month in advance.)

Immediate Withdrawal:
For immediate withdrawal, tuition fees previously paid will not be refunded. A full month is charged even if only part of the month has been attended.

Redemption of Debenture
Personal debenture holders will need to return the original debenture certificate to PIPS together with the withdrawal notice. Corporate debenture holders will need to serve a written request to PIPS and attach the original debenture certificate.

Lead Time for Debenture Refund
Refund will take about one month from the date of receipt of the original certificate and clearance of outstanding payment, whichever is the later.

Remarks
  • Applications for future enrollment due to unavailability of places or other reasons will be placed on the waiting list. When a place becomes available, the school will contact the parents.
  • PIPS gives priority to existing students to re-register for the next term. If no payment is received after the due date for paying tuition fees, the place will be allocated to other applicants without further notifying the parents.
  • Children transferring from Playgroup may enter the Pre-Nursery as and when they become 2 years old, if there is a place available, and if an application form for the Pre-Nursery has been submitted. The last month for children to move from Playgroup to Pre-Nursery is April.
  • If a child’s birthday falls in the middle of the month, for their entry into the Pre-Nursery (e.g. 9th February), they will not be able to start in the Pre-Nursery until their actual birthday. This is an EDB regulation.
  • A child starting mid-month in the Pre-Nursery will not be able to stay in the Playgroup until their birthday unless Playgroup and Pre-Nursery fees are both paid for that month.
  • Please note that children who turn 2 after the 31st December and then go to the Pre-Nursery will have to repeat the Pre-Nursery year, again an EDB requirement.