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Self Nomination for Primary Students 2017/18

Nomination period from 1 to 30 November 2017

The mission of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (the HKAGE) is to secure appropriate learning and development opportunities for gifted students, aged 10 to 18 years.

The HKAGE welcomes gifted Primary students of appropriate age* who display outstanding performance or potential in the “Languages and Humanities” and “Mathematics and Sciences” domains to participate in the Self Nomination. This is a nomination channel for parents to nominate their gifted children and for students to nominate themselves to the HKAGE. EACH NOMINEE CAN BE NOMINATED FOR ONE DOMAIN ONLY. Existing full or preliminary members shall not be re-nominated.

*The age of the nominated primary students should be 10 or above as of 31 August 2018 (i.e. born on or before 31 August 2008) and study at Hong Kong primary schools in the school year 2017/18.

Domains Key Learning Areas
Languages and Humanities

Chinese Language, English Language

Humanities (Personal, Social and Humanities Education)

Mathematics and Sciences

Mathematics, Sciences & Technology

Please click here for more information of the primary programmes.

Important Dates

Briefing session 28 September 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Online Nomination Platform opens 9:00 a.m., 1 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Request for Login Account Deadline 5:00 p.m., 29 November 2017 (Wednesday)
Online Nomination Platform closes 5:00 p.m., 30 November 2017 (Thursday)
Deadline for completion of the online nomination and submission of the required documents to the HKAGE 5:00 p.m., 30 November 2017 (Thursday)
Admission result announcement Late January 2018
Student and parent orientation 24 February 2018 (Saturday)

Nomination Procedures

All nominations must be made using the Online Platform at available from 9:00 a.m., 1 November 2017 (Wednesday). The nomination deadline is at 5:00 p.m., 30 November 2017 (Thursday). All online nomination forms have to be completed with the required documents submitted to the HKAGE before the nomination deadline. For postal submission, date of the stamp chop will be used as the submission date. Incomplete and/or unsigned nomination will not be considered.

Please click here to request the login to the Online Nomination Platform. (Application is available from 9:00 a.m., 1 November 2017 (Wednesday) to 5:00 p.m., 29 November 2017 (Wednesday). An email will be sent to you with the login information right after your submission of the request.

The user manual of the Online Nomination Platform can be downloaded at the following link:

Student Nominee and Parent/Legal Guardian

Declaration Statement – Student Nominee and Parent/Legal Guardian

Briefing Session

Briefing session will be held on 28 September 2017 (Thursday) for the parents of the gifted students and school representatives.

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Identification and selection of the gifted
  • Learning opportunities at the HKAGE
  • Overview of Primary School Nomination and other nomination arrangements
  • Demonstration of the Online Nomination Platform

Please register via the online platform before the deadline.

Date and Time Venue Language Registration Registration Deadline
28 September 2017
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room 105, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education, Sha Kok Estate, Shatin, N.T. Cantonese

Online application

* Places are limited on a first-come-first-served basis

27 September 2017

For English-speaking parents and students, please contact us for further arrangement.

Please click here for the Briefing Session PowerPoint.

Nomination Screening

To allow more potential gifted students to benefit from our programmes, a new screening arrangement was implemented from 2016/17. Student nominees shortlisted will become our preliminary student members who are eligible to participate in designated programmes. In order to obtain full membership, students are required to meet the programme completion requirements within the specified timeframe. For details, please visit the HKAGE website at

Admission Results Announcement

Parents will be informed in writing of the admission result in late January 2018. Students admitted will receive an Admission Letter with their membership information and details of the orientation.

Student and Parent Orientation

An orientation ceremony will be held as a warm welcome to the new student members and their parents in late February 2018. Online application will be available closer to the time.

For enquiries, please contact us at 3940 0130 or email to