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Primary School Nomination 2017/18

Nomination period from 28 September to 31 October 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 invites primary school principals, teachers, school social workers and school educational psychologists to nominate their gifted students to join the HKAGE.

Each Primary school can nominate up to SIX gifted students of appropriate age* who display outstanding performance or great potential in the following domains. Schools are recommended to nominate up to three students for each domain. EACH NOMINEE CAN BE NOMINATED FOR ONE DOMAIN ONLY. Full members can apply for most courses without domain specific requirements. To allow more potential gifted students to benefit from our programmes, we encourage schools to nominate new students. 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 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 28 September 2017 (Thursday)
Online Nomination Platform opens 9:00 a.m., 28 September 2017 (Thursday)
Online Nomination Platform closes 5:00 p.m., 31 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Deadline for completion of the online nomination and submission of the required documents to the HKAGE 5:00 p.m., 31 October 2017 (Tuesday)
Admission result announcement Late January 2018
Student and parent orientation 24 February 2018 (Saturday)

Online Nomination Platform

The Online Nomination Platform is used 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 and parents 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 Primary School Nomination invitation letter for the username and password assigned to your school Nominating Officer. Please complete the online nomination and return the Submission Checklist with supporting documents before the nomination deadline at 5:00 p.m., 31 October 2017 (Tuesday) 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 the primary schools on our invitation list in late August 2017. Related documents are downloadable at the links below:

  1. Letter from Executive Director
  2. Submission Checklist
  3. Timeline for Primary School Nomination
  4. Overview of the Online Nomination Procedures
  5. Primary School Nomination Information to Parents

Other related documents are available at

  1. Online Nomination Platform User Manual
    Nominating Officer (Text Format / Video Format)
    Student Nominee and Parent/Legal Guardian (Text Format / Video Format)
  2. Identification tools available at EDB website
  3. Primary School Nomination FAQ 
  4. Declaration Statement – Nominating Officer
  5. Declaration Statement – Student Nominee and Parent/Legal Guardian

Briefing Session

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

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



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

27 September 2017

For English-speaking school representatives and parents, 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

Nominating Officers of the School Nomination will be informed in writing of the names of the admitted students in late January 2018. Individual students will each receive the Admission Letter through their school.

Student and Parent Orientation

An orientation ceremony will be held as a warm welcome to the new student members and their parents in 24 February 2018 (Saturday)Online application will be available closer to the time. 

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