PARENT LETTERS

18 May 2017

Confirmation of School Place and Advance Fees for the 2017-18 Academic Year (Discovery College)

To : Parents of Discovery College

Dear Parents

Confirmation of School place and Advance Fees for the 2017-18 Academic Year

Discovery College

As we approach the end of the school year, we are writing to let you know the procedure to confirm your child’s place for 2017-18.  If you will be withdrawing your child and have notified the school in writing, please ignore this letter.

Every year, parents need to reserve a school place for their child for the following year through making an advance payment of September’s fees as a surety. The following parents are exempted from making advance payment as school places for their children are already reserved:

A parent

  1. whose child is newly enrolled to Discovery College to start in August 2017, including those who will attend Year 1; or
  2. whose child is a successful scholarship student, both new and renewed; or
  3. who is a civil servant and receiving “local education allowance” (LEA) from the HKSAR Government.

Advance Payment

Advance payment for 2017-18 are as follows:

Primary Years 2 to 6 HK$10,840
Secondary Years 7 to 11 HK$14,500
Secondary Years 12 to 13 HK$14,660
The advance payment will be used to offset tuition fees for September 2017. If there is a revision of fees in the next academic year, the difference will be payable in September 2017.

The non-refundable building levy (NBL) will be payable from September to June each month alongside the monthly tuition fees via direct debit in next academic year (2017-18).

Please note that your child’s school place will not be confirmed if we do not receive your advance fees before the payment due date or if there are any outstanding tuition fees on account at the beginning of the next academic year.

Settlement

The advance fees will be debited from your designated bank account on 1 August 2017.  Please ensure that there are sufficient funds in the account after which there is no further action required.

If you have not set up the direct debit authorisation yet, please complete the Direct Debit Authorisation Form and send it back to ESF Centre, G.P.O. Box 11284, Hong Kong by 1 June 2017 as it may take up to 6 weeks for the bank to process the direct debit instruction.

If your monthly tuition fees are being settled by your employer directly, please make the payment by cheque on or before 14 July 2017:

  1. Click here to download and fill in the cheque payment slip;
  2. Send it together with a crossed cheque made payable to “ESF Educational Services Ltd” to “G.P.O. Box 11284, Hong Kong” on or before 14 July 2017. Post-dated cheques are not accepted.

Student Withdrawals

With reference to the attached newsletter dated 17 March 2017, the deadline for returning the student withdrawal notice was 30 April 2017.  If you have yet to notify the College of your child’s withdrawal,  please complete and return the student withdrawal notice to Discovery College immediately. Otherwise, we will assume that your child is returning after summer and parents are liable to the tuition fees for September 2017 even if the student does not  return to the College.

Please email the college’s Admissions Manager, Mr. Bob Priest, at bob.priest@dc.edu.hk to obtain the student withdrawal notice or download it here.

Should you have any queries regarding the above, please contact our Billing Team at billing@esfcentre.edu.hk

We would like to thank you for your cooperation on this matter, and we wish your child every success in 2017-18.

Yours sincerely

Vivian Cheung                   Julie Wong

Chief Financial Officer       ESF Admissions Manager

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