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Heep Hong Society

We pioneer and create a better tomorrow for children and young people with diverse needs.

 

Established in 1963, Heep Hong Society is a leading children education and rehabilitation organisation committed to helping children and youth of diverse needs. We offer professional assessment, guidance, training and family support, thereby contributing to an inclusive society. Our 1,000-strong team serve more than 15,000 families every year at over 50 service units, as well as mainstream kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. As an innovative service provider, Heep Hong Society is dedicated to developing evidence-based approaches and promoting the development of the integrated education and rehabilitation sectors in the Greater China region through a suite of research, training, publications and tools.

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Milestones

A group of volunteers provided recreational activities at the Sandilands Girl Guides Hut for children suffering from poliomyelitis. Mrs Catherine Lo was elected as the first Chairman of Heep Hong Club.

A group of volunteers provided recreational activities at the Sandilands Girl Guides Hut for children suffering from poliomyelitis. Mrs Catherine Lo was elected as the first Chairman of Heep Hong Club.

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Official opening of the Clubhouse by our patron, Lady MacLehose, on March 10.

Official opening of the Clubhouse by our patron, Lady MacLehose, on March 10.

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Kowloon Centre got a permanent home in Ho Man Tin Estate and extended its service to a full-time basis.

Kowloon Centre got a permanent home in Ho Man Tin Estate and extended its service to a full-time basis.

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Opening of the first two units of First Help Outreach Programme in Pak Tin (Shamshuipo) and Shun On (Kwun Tong) Estates.

Opening of the first two units of First Help Outreach Programme in Pak Tin (Shamshuipo) and Shun On (Kwun Tong) Estates.

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Opening of the first Parents Resource Centre in Hong Kong, a pioneer unsubvented project of Heep Hong.

Opening of the first Parents Resource Centre in Hong Kong, a pioneer unsubvented project of Heep Hong.

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Began providing training for and exchanging knowledge with the sector in Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan since the early 1990s.

Began providing training for and exchanging knowledge with the sector in Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan since the early 1990s.

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Published the first Training Package for Autistic Children in China.

Published the first Training Package for Autistic Children in China.

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Healthy Kids Centre, the first child care centre of Heep Hong, commenced operation in June and started to provide integrated service for six children with minor disabilities in September.

Healthy Kids Centre, the first child care centre of Heep Hong, commenced operation in June and started to provide integrated service for six children with minor disabilities in September.

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Heep Hong officially changed its name from "Heep Hong Society for Handicapped Children" to "Heep Hong Society", as well as changed its registration status to a society limited by guarantee under the Companies Ordinance on April 9.

Heep Hong officially changed its name from "Heep Hong Society for Handicapped Children" to "Heep Hong Society", as well as changed its registration status to a society limited by guarantee under the Companies Ordinance on April 9.

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Launched a self-financed service, the Supportive Learning Project (SLP), to provide timely intervention to special needs children. School based service was available to both special schools and ordinary primary schools.

Launched a self-financed service, the Supportive Learning Project (SLP), to provide timely intervention to special needs children. School based service was available to both special schools and ordinary primary schools.

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The first Charity Walk and Christmas Carnival cum the Inauguration of Heep Hong Parents Association were held on December 23 at Hong Kong Sports Institute. Over 3,500 people participated in it.

The first Charity Walk and Christmas Carnival cum the Inauguration of Heep Hong Parents Association were held on December 23 at Hong Kong Sports Institute. Over 3,500 people participated in it.

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社會福利署撥款港幣三百二十萬元資助協康會於轄下十一間特殊幼兒中心成立「兒童健樂會」。兒童健樂會成立典禮於七月七日假黃大仙蒲崗村道室內運動場舉行,並由社會福利署署長林鄭月娥太平紳士擔任典禮的主禮嘉賓,有超過五百名兒童及家長參與。

社會福利署撥款港幣三百二十萬元資助協康會於轄下十一間特殊幼兒中心成立「兒童健樂會」。兒童健樂會成立典禮於七月七日假黃大仙蒲崗村道室內運動場舉行,並由社會福利署署長林鄭月娥太平紳士擔任典禮的主禮嘉賓,有超過五百名兒童及家長參與。

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Heep Hong Society pioneered the operation of a mixed-mode centre in Fu Cheong Estate in Cheung Sha Wan for providing the services of Early Education and Training Centre and Special Child Care Centre.

Heep Hong Society pioneered the operation of a mixed-mode centre in Fu Cheong Estate in Cheung Sha Wan for providing the services of Early Education and Training Centre and Special Child Care Centre.

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The Society collaborated with the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) in developing two academic programmes ─ “Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Special Educational Needs)” and ‘Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (Special Educational Needs)’ in September. Both programmes were recognised by the Social Welfare Department as equivalent to the one-year in-service course in special child care work. Graduates of the degree programmes will be considered as meeting the Education Bureau’s academic entry qualification for kindergarten principals. The Special Education Scholarship Fund, sponsored by ‘Joseph Lau Luen-hung Charitable Trust’, was set up to offer scholarship awards and practicum opportunities for in-service child workers as well as study awards for parent members of the Society.

The Society collaborated with the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) in developing two academic programmes ─ “Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Special Educational Needs)” and ‘Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Education (Special Educational Needs)’ in September. Both programmes were recognised by the Social Welfare Department as equivalent to the one-year in-service course in special child care work. Graduates of the degree programmes will be considered as meeting the Education Bureau’s academic entry qualification for kindergarten principals. The Special Education Scholarship Fund, sponsored by ‘Joseph Lau Luen-hung Charitable Trust’, was set up to offer scholarship awards and practicum opportunities for in-service child workers as well as study awards for parent members of the Society.

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In March, the Society set up the Children Training Fund to marshal public donations with the goal of sustaining its social-communication, social adaptation and professional training services to deprived children with autism or other special needs.

In March, the Society set up the Children Training Fund to marshal public donations with the goal of sustaining its social-communication, social adaptation and professional training services to deprived children with autism or other special needs.

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For more systemic sharing of professional knowledge and training strategies with practitioners and parents, Heep Hong Society consolidated its resources to establish the Academy for Professional Education and Development (APED). The inauguration ceremony was held on 15 November with Miss Annie Tam, Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, as the officiating guest. On the same occasion, APED held the Seminar on “Early Intervention and Integrated Support Identification and Support for Kindergarten Students with Special Educational Needs”. Dr Maggie Koong, World President of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education, shared her views on the international trends in support services for special needs children at kindergarten, while the professional team of the Society elaborated on practical methods to identify and support those children.

For more systemic sharing of professional knowledge and training strategies with practitioners and parents, Heep Hong Society consolidated its resources to establish the Academy for Professional Education and Development (APED). The inauguration ceremony was held on 15 November with Miss Annie Tam, Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, as the officiating guest. On the same occasion, APED held the Seminar on “Early Intervention and Integrated Support Identification and Support for Kindergarten Students with Special Educational Needs”. Dr Maggie Koong, World President of the World Organization for Early Childhood Education, shared her views on the international trends in support services for special needs children at kindergarten, while the professional team of the Society elaborated on practical methods to identify and support those children.

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Heep Hong Society established the Jockey Club STAR Resource Centre in Oi Man Estate, Homantin in September and held the opening ceremony on 12 December. Officiated by Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs Carrie Lam and Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Mr Anthony Chow, the new Centre represents a new service model to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong.

Heep Hong Society established the Jockey Club STAR Resource Centre in Oi Man Estate, Homantin in September and held the opening ceremony on 12 December. Officiated by Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs Carrie Lam and Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Mr Anthony Chow, the new Centre represents a new service model to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Hong Kong.

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Heep Hong Society formed four teams of professionals to join the “Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services” initiated by the Social Welfare Department.  Heep Hong Society was invited to present the effective service model of its “Early Intervention and Integrated Support for Kindergarten Students with Special Educational Needs” project sponsored by the Lee Hysan Foundation at the launch of the Pilot Scheme on 14 November. The Society assembled four teams to participate in the Pilot Scheme.

Heep Hong Society formed four teams of professionals to join the “Pilot Scheme on On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services” initiated by the Social Welfare Department. Heep Hong Society was invited to present the effective service model of its “Early Intervention and Integrated Support for Kindergarten Students with Special Educational Needs” project sponsored by the Lee Hysan Foundation at the launch of the Pilot Scheme on 14 November. The Society assembled four teams to participate in the Pilot Scheme.

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The Heep Hong Society Integrated Service Complex (ISC) Grand Opening Ceremony was held on 17 March with the Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Dr Eric Li Ka-cheung, Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club as the officiating guests. Nearly 300 guests from the Hong Kong SAR government and social welfare, medical, educational and business sectors attended. the event, which also celebrated the 55th Anniversary of the Society.

The Heep Hong Society Integrated Service Complex (ISC) Grand Opening Ceremony was held on 17 March with the Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Dr Eric Li Ka-cheung, Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club as the officiating guests. Nearly 300 guests from the Hong Kong SAR government and social welfare, medical, educational and business sectors attended. the event, which also celebrated the 55th Anniversary of the Society.

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The Heep Hong Society Integrated Service Complex (ISC) officially opened in March. As the first of its kind in Hong Kong providing one-stop education and training services, it houses a special child care centre and an early education and training centre of the largest capacity in Hong Kong, a parents resource centre as well as a diverse range of on-site school support services, youth vocational training and Supportive Learning Project programmes. The ISC provides a comprehensive range of support services to cater to the diverse needs of children, youth and their families. Learn more: www.heephong.org/eng/whatsnews/detail/heep-hong-society-integrated-service-complex-grand-opening-ceremony

The Heep Hong Society Integrated Service Complex (ISC) officially opened in March. As the first of its kind in Hong Kong providing one-stop education and training services, it houses a special child care centre and an early education and training centre of the largest capacity in Hong Kong, a parents resource centre as well as a diverse range of on-site school support services, youth vocational training and Supportive Learning Project programmes. The ISC provides a comprehensive range of support services to cater to the diverse needs of children, youth and their families. Learn more: www.heephong.org/eng/whatsnews/detail/heep-hong-society-integrated-service-complex-grand-opening-ceremony

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Mr. Dai Ruming, Deputy Minister of Social Work of the Liaison Office of Macao, accompanied by the staff of the Liaison Office of Hong Kong, led more than 30 workers from Macao’s social welfare institutions to visit Hong Kong and visited Heep Hong Society Integrated Service Complex on March 9. 
More than 30 people visited the spa pool, special child care center, The Supportive Learning Creative Fun World and the STAR Cafe successively. They expressed their appreciation for the design concept of the new building, one-stop service concept, professional training strategies and teaching materials. Hope to strengthen the contact and cooperation with the Heep Hong Society in the future.

Mr. Dai Ruming, Deputy Minister of Social Work of the Liaison Office of Macao, accompanied by the staff of the Liaison Office of Hong Kong, led more than 30 workers from Macao’s social welfare institutions to visit Hong Kong and visited Heep Hong Society Integrated Service Complex on March 9. More than 30 people visited the spa pool, special child care center, The Supportive Learning Creative Fun World and the STAR Cafe successively. They expressed their appreciation for the design concept of the new building, one-stop service concept, professional training strategies and teaching materials. Hope to strengthen the contact and cooperation with the Heep Hong Society in the future.

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In response to the annual "Autism Concern Day" (April 2) and the "World Autism Awareness Day" in Hong Kong (the first week of April), Heep Hong Society held 10 consecutive days from the end of March. This is a small exhibition of “Autism in Love”. For the first time, we partnered with the popular comic character "Din-dong" to present the typical characteristics of autistic people to the public through humorous comics, so that the difficulties they will encounter when falling in love will make everyone Recognize the uniqueness of autism.

In response to the annual "Autism Concern Day" (April 2) and the "World Autism Awareness Day" in Hong Kong (the first week of April), Heep Hong Society held 10 consecutive days from the end of March. This is a small exhibition of “Autism in Love”. For the first time, we partnered with the popular comic character "Din-dong" to present the typical characteristics of autistic people to the public through humorous comics, so that the difficulties they will encounter when falling in love will make everyone Recognize the uniqueness of autism.

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Survey: Nearly 70% Autistic Young People Long for Romance while Communication Difficulties become their biggest obstacle

Survey: Nearly 70% Autistic Young People Long for Romance while Communication Difficulties become their biggest obstacle

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Heep Hong Society won the Gold Award for the first time in the website stream of Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme. Jointly organised by The Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (“HKIRC”), The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (“OGCIO”), and the Equal Opportunities Commission (“EOC”), the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme recognises organisations that strive to strengthen their digital channels of the Internet and Mobile app services accessible to all, especially people with disabilities and other difficulties. 
Through the web-based accessibility technology, we can further optimize the browsing experience of our website and make it easier for people in need to search for relevant information. We will continue to support the barrier-free culture and work together to create a harmonious society for children, youth and families in need.
 

Heep Hong Society won the Gold Award for the first time in the website stream of Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme. Jointly organised by The Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (“HKIRC”), The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (“OGCIO”), and the Equal Opportunities Commission (“EOC”), the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme recognises organisations that strive to strengthen their digital channels of the Internet and Mobile app services accessible to all, especially people with disabilities and other difficulties.  Through the web-based accessibility technology, we can further optimize the browsing experience of our website and make it easier for people in need to search for relevant information. We will continue to support the barrier-free culture and work together to create a harmonious society for children, youth and families in need.  

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The 26th Great Chefs of Hong Kong, Heep Hong Society's annual philanthropic initiative that raises funds for children with special needs, was successfully held last Monday (6 May 2019) at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. More than 1,000 guests enjoyed an international selection of culinary delights and wine from almost 50 of the city's top hotels, restaurants, and beverage suppliers whilst supporting the charity's initiative.
With over 100 dishes available from nearly 50 of Hong Kong's favourite dining destinations, guests experienced another year of excellent gastronomy thanks to the Great Chefs of Hong Kong. The Great Chefs of Hong Kong remains a prominent event on the calendars of local foodies. In addition to savouring the signature dishes by the city's great chefs, patrons participated in a lucky draw and a raffle as well as generously supported the charity sale of greeting cards that were hand painted by Heep Hong Society's children and young people. All proceeds go directly to the Society's Parents Resource Centres, which provides important resources and support to over 4,000 children, young people and their families.
 

The 26th Great Chefs of Hong Kong, Heep Hong Society's annual philanthropic initiative that raises funds for children with special needs, was successfully held last Monday (6 May 2019) at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. More than 1,000 guests enjoyed an international selection of culinary delights and wine from almost 50 of the city's top hotels, restaurants, and beverage suppliers whilst supporting the charity's initiative. With over 100 dishes available from nearly 50 of Hong Kong's favourite dining destinations, guests experienced another year of excellent gastronomy thanks to the Great Chefs of Hong Kong. The Great Chefs of Hong Kong remains a prominent event on the calendars of local foodies. In addition to savouring the signature dishes by the city's great chefs, patrons participated in a lucky draw and a raffle as well as generously supported the charity sale of greeting cards that were hand painted by Heep Hong Society's children and young people. All proceeds go directly to the Society's Parents Resource Centres, which provides important resources and support to over 4,000 children, young people and their families.  

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The website of Heep Hong Society is happily awarded the "Gold Award", the highest award in the "Non-Commercial-Corporate Category" by the "Best .hk Website Awards 2019" organized by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited. 
A total of nearly 350 organizations participated in this competition. The judging items include the overall design and operation of the website, interactive input, the effective use of social media and accessible web pages. Our website is dedicated to providing different service information for children, teenagers and their families with special needs. 

The website of Heep Hong Society is happily awarded the "Gold Award", the highest award in the "Non-Commercial-Corporate Category" by the "Best .hk Website Awards 2019" organized by Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited.  A total of nearly 350 organizations participated in this competition. The judging items include the overall design and operation of the website, interactive input, the effective use of social media and accessible web pages. Our website is dedicated to providing different service information for children, teenagers and their families with special needs. 

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The 56th issue of Heep Hong Express will meet you with a refreshed image! In this first issue, we explore what it means to“Let Children Shine”. Two parents of Heep Hong Society share how they helped their children reach their full potential. "SEN Kit" gives you four strategies on how to help children adapt to primary school life quickly. In "Conversations", illustrator Ahko discusses how he uses picture books to bond with his son. 
Heep Hong Express will be published twice a year starting from this issue and we will bring you a diverse selection of feature articles. As part of our eco-friendly efforts, Heep Hong Express is also available online, you are welcome to subscribe to our Heep Hong Express magazine as well as Heep Hong Focus monthly newsletter by subscribing to our latest news. Welcome to subscribe to our latest news for free.

The 56th issue of Heep Hong Express will meet you with a refreshed image! In this first issue, we explore what it means to“Let Children Shine”. Two parents of Heep Hong Society share how they helped their children reach their full potential. "SEN Kit" gives you four strategies on how to help children adapt to primary school life quickly. In "Conversations", illustrator Ahko discusses how he uses picture books to bond with his son.  Heep Hong Express will be published twice a year starting from this issue and we will bring you a diverse selection of feature articles. As part of our eco-friendly efforts, Heep Hong Express is also available online, you are welcome to subscribe to our Heep Hong Express magazine as well as Heep Hong Focus monthly newsletter by subscribing to our latest news. Welcome to subscribe to our latest news for free.

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Heep Hong Society's 2017-2018 Annual Report won the Bronze Award in the "Non-Profit Organization-Social Service Organization" category at the 33rd International ARC Awards. The International ARC Annual Report Awards is the largest annual report competition in the world and is known as the "Oscar" award in the annual report competition. The judging committee is composed of companies and organizations from all over the world. The judging scope includes: design ideas, the chairman's words, text expressions, and the use of photos.
Winning the International ARC Annual Report Award is not only the first time the Society has won an award in the annual report competition, it also proves that the annual report of the Society reaches international standards. The Communication Department team will continue to inject innovative ideas, produce better annual reports, and show the outside world the efforts and achievements of the past year. 
 

Heep Hong Society's 2017-2018 Annual Report won the Bronze Award in the "Non-Profit Organization-Social Service Organization" category at the 33rd International ARC Awards. The International ARC Annual Report Awards is the largest annual report competition in the world and is known as the "Oscar" award in the annual report competition. The judging committee is composed of companies and organizations from all over the world. The judging scope includes: design ideas, the chairman's words, text expressions, and the use of photos. Winning the International ARC Annual Report Award is not only the first time the Society has won an award in the annual report competition, it also proves that the annual report of the Society reaches international standards. The Communication Department team will continue to inject innovative ideas, produce better annual reports, and show the outside world the efforts and achievements of the past year.   

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To help those children and teenagers with ADHD in the community, we have specially implemented the "ADHD School Children and Youth Support Programme". A cross-professional team trains the executive ability of children and teenagers with ADHD. To promote ADHD knowledge for school teachers, train parenting skills for parents, and reduce parental pressure.
At the same time, it also raises public awareness of ADHD to reduce misunderstandings and prejudices. The plan recently participated in the "Hong Kong Top Ten Quality Social Service Program Election 2019" organized by the "Lion Club International Hong Kong and Macao 303". After two rounds of interviews, it finally stood out and won the Hong Kong Top Ten Quality Social Service Award, affirming its society contribution.
 

To help those children and teenagers with ADHD in the community, we have specially implemented the "ADHD School Children and Youth Support Programme". A cross-professional team trains the executive ability of children and teenagers with ADHD. To promote ADHD knowledge for school teachers, train parenting skills for parents, and reduce parental pressure. At the same time, it also raises public awareness of ADHD to reduce misunderstandings and prejudices. The plan recently participated in the "Hong Kong Top Ten Quality Social Service Program Election 2019" organized by the "Lion Club International Hong Kong and Macao 303". After two rounds of interviews, it finally stood out and won the Hong Kong Top Ten Quality Social Service Award, affirming its society contribution.  

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The new school opened by the Association in Kwai Fong, Heep Hong Society Healthy Kids Nursery School, officially opened! 
The new school provides half-day and full-time high-quality early childhood education for three to six-year-old children. Montessori teaching is adopted to enable children to develop in a balanced manner in terms of morals, intelligence, physical fitness, group and beauty.
Our new school provides Nursery , lower KG and upper KG. The number of students in each class is no more than 30, and the teacher-student ratio is 1:11, giving students more opportunities to interact with teachers and improving teaching efficiency. In addition, in order to do integrated education, the new school is expected to accept 5-10% of students with special needs. The new school enrolls throughout the year, please call 3705 2251 for details.
 

The new school opened by the Association in Kwai Fong, Heep Hong Society Healthy Kids Nursery School, officially opened!  The new school provides half-day and full-time high-quality early childhood education for three to six-year-old children. Montessori teaching is adopted to enable children to develop in a balanced manner in terms of morals, intelligence, physical fitness, group and beauty. Our new school provides Nursery , lower KG and upper KG. The number of students in each class is no more than 30, and the teacher-student ratio is 1:11, giving students more opportunities to interact with teachers and improving teaching efficiency. In addition, in order to do integrated education, the new school is expected to accept 5-10% of students with special needs. The new school enrolls throughout the year, please call 3705 2251 for details.  

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The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Law Chi Kwong, and the Deputy Director, Tsui Ying Wai, visited the Lei Yue Mun Centre. They visited the special child care centre and early education and training centre service operation, and also interacted with the school children. They also learned about the training of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Finally, they exchanged views with many parents and co-workers on the development of special services.
At the exchange meeting, some parents reported that the waiting time for preschool evaluation was too long, and it was recommended to refer to the form of medical vouchers to allow children with special needs to receive early assessment services. In addition, many parents also hope that the government can increase professional training and add Special Educational Needs (SEN) After school support services for elementary school students and SPA autistic support center. It is hoped that the Government will respond and implement the relevant measures as soon as possible after listening to and collecting opinions from various parties.
 

The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Law Chi Kwong, and the Deputy Director, Tsui Ying Wai, visited the Lei Yue Mun Centre. They visited the special child care centre and early education and training centre service operation, and also interacted with the school children. They also learned about the training of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Finally, they exchanged views with many parents and co-workers on the development of special services. At the exchange meeting, some parents reported that the waiting time for preschool evaluation was too long, and it was recommended to refer to the form of medical vouchers to allow children with special needs to receive early assessment services. In addition, many parents also hope that the government can increase professional training and add Special Educational Needs (SEN) After school support services for elementary school students and SPA autistic support center. It is hoped that the Government will respond and implement the relevant measures as soon as possible after listening to and collecting opinions from various parties.  

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Fight Virus with SEN

Fight Virus with SEN

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SENSOR Project Webpage Now Available

SENSOR Project Webpage Now Available

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"Together We Are Stronger" Campaign Won The Loyalty & Engagement Awards 2020

"Together We Are Stronger" Campaign Won The Loyalty & Engagement Awards 2020

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Central Child Development Centre Now In-service

Central Child Development Centre Now In-service

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Heep Hong Society Annual Report 2018-2019 Triumphs at International ARC Awards

Heep Hong Society Annual Report 2018-2019 Triumphs at International ARC Awards

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online Shop is Launched

online Shop is Launched

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