Inclement Weather Guidelines

Bad Weather, Tropical Cyclones and Heavy Persistent Rain Arrangements

Tropical Cyclones Warning     
 Signal Preparatory
Year
Primary
Section
Secondary
Section
Remarks
No. 1 Classes as usual    
No. 3 All classes
cancelled
Classes as usual unless advised 
otherwise by Education Bureau.
If the signal is replaced by signal No. 1 before 10.30am, classes for PY1 will be conducted as usual.
However, PY2 classes will remain cancelled.
Pre-No.8 All classes cancelled

If the signal is lowered after 5.30am., the school remains closed.
PY1 classes will remain cancelled if the signal is lowered after 10.30am.
If the signal is hoisted during school time, parents will be required to collect their child from school. No School bus will be operated.

Signal No. 8
or above
Heavy Persistent Rain
 Signal Preparatory
Year
Primary
Section
Secondary
Section
Remarks
Amber Signal Classes as usual   Classes as usual. All sections will operate as usual unless the Education Bureau has made special announcement on closure of schools.
Red or Black Signal
6.00 am. - 8.00 am. All classes cancelled Classes remain cancelled even if the signal is lowered. Students arriving at school will be arranged to have learning activities before it is safe for them to return home.
8.00 am. – 3.00 pm. Classes will continue until the end of the normal school hours. PY1 classes remain cancelled if the signal is lowered after 10.30am. 
School buses will be operated. The school will liaise with the school bus company to ensure that road conditions are safe before allowing pupils to go home. 4,5
  1. Please pay attention to radio or television announcement made by the Education Bureau during typhoons/rainstorms or visit the webpage of the Hong Kong Observatory at the following URL for “Weather Information for Schools”:

  2. http://www.weather.gov.hk/school/main.shtml

  3. If Education Bureau announces the closure of schools after the start of school day, the School will activate the contingency plan to ensure that the school premises will be open and the School Inclement Weather Emergency Team will look after the pupils who are already in school or on their way to school. Safe and proper arrangement will be made for these pupils to return home at an appropriate time.
     
  4. Parents are advised to exercise their discretion in deciding whether or not to send their children to school at the time of inclement weather. Parents should keep their children at home if they consider that local weather, road, slope, traffic or transport conditions at that time are still not completely normal. In such circumstances, allowance will be given to the affected students for lateness or absence from school at their discretion on the day when inclement weather or flooding occurs.

  5. When Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted, normal pupil dismissal procedure will be applied. The School will ensure the road condition is safe before allowing pupils to go home.

  6. When Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted, pupils are not allowed to leave school for the sake of safety. They will be retained until the signal is cancelled or lowered. Parents should NOT rush to school to collect their children under dangerous conditions.