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 Secondary School Nomination 2016/17

Nomination period from 23 November 2016 to 23 January 2017
The HKAGE invites secondary school principals, teachers, school social workers and school educational psychologists to nominate their gifted students with outstanding performance or great potential in Humanities, Leadership, Mathematics or Sciences to join the HKAGE.

Domains Key Learning Areas

Chinese Language and Literature

English Language and Literature


Leadership Leadership
Mathematics Mathematics



Applied Learning


Secondary School Nomination 2016/17 starts from 9:00 a.m., 23 November 2016 and ends at 5:00 p.m., 23 January 2017.


Online Nomination Platform

The Online Platform will be available from 9:00 a.m., 23 November 2016 to help you in the nomination process. It can be accessed at The benefits are  as follows:


  • Easy access to information by schools and HKAGE authorized persons
  • It takes only a few steps to complete the forms
  • The HKAGE will demonstrate the process at the briefing sessions and a user manual can be downloaded from the Platform or the HKAGE website


  • Schools can track the data submission process online
  • There is electronic notification of nomination status and related reminders


  • The level of data accuracy and protection is enhanced


  • It reduces the use of paper

Please refer to the School Nomination invitation letter for the username and password assigned to your school coordinator. Please complete the online nomination before the nomination deadline at 5:00 p.m., 23 January 2017, and return the Submission Checklist with supporting documents by hand or by post to the HKAGE (for postal submission, date of the stamp chop will be used as the submission date).

Reference Materials

Details and documents have been sent to all secondary schools (including government schools, aided schools, schools under DSS and ESF, non-profit making private schools and international schools) in November 2016. Related documents are downloadable at the links below:

  1. Letter from Executive Director, Prof NG Tai Kai
  2. Submission Checklist
  3. Timeline for Secondary School Nomination
  4. Overview of the Online Nomination Procedures
  5. Information to Parents
  6. Online Nomination Platform User Manual
    Coordinator (Text format/ Video format)
    Nominating Officer (Text format/ Video format)
    Student Nominee (Text format/ Video format)
    Parent (Text format/ Video format)
    Professional (Text format/ Video format)
  7. Identification tools available at EDB website
  8. School Nomination FAQ
  9. Academic Programmes Development Division Pamphlet

Briefing Session

Briefing session will be held for school principals, teachers, school social workers and school educational psychologists to familiarise them with the School Nomination arrangements. The session will cover the following topics:

  • Identification and selection of the gifted
  • Learning opportunities at the HKAGE
  • Overview of Nomination for Secondary students
  • Demonstration of Online Nomination Platform
Date and Time Venue Language Registration Details and registration deadline
23 November 2016 (Wed)
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room 105, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education,
Sha Kok Estate, Shatin, N.T.

Online Application

22 November 2016

24 November 2016 (Thu)
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room 105, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education,
Sha Kok Estate, Shatin, N.T.
English Online Application 22 November 2016

Nomination Screening

Nominees shortlisted will become our preliminary student members who are eligible to participate in designated programmes for screening.

In order to obtain full membership, students are required to meet the programme completion requirements within the specified timeframe.

Admission Results Announcement

Coordinators of the School Nomination will be informed in writing of the names of the admitted students in late March 2017. Individual students will receive the Admission Letter from school.

Student and Parent Orientation

An orientation ceremony will be held as a warm welcome to the new student members and their parents on April 2017. New student members please apply online before the application deadline.

Date Time & Venue Language
April 2017 Details to be announced
in March 2017
May 2017 Details to be announced
in March 2017

For enquiries, please contact us at 3940 0102.