For Students

Secondary School Nomination 2017/18

Nomination period from 1 December 2017 to 24 January 2018

Admission Results Announcement

The result letters were posted to School Coordinators by mail on 29 March 2018. Individual students will each receive the admission result letter through their school.

Download Information

Appendix I: Important Information

Parent Feedback Form 

School Nominating Officer Feedback Form

Research Consent Form

Handbook for Preliminary Secondary Members

Please click (here) to download the handbook to read the membership and programme application related information in details.

Student and Parent Orientation (Optional)

As a warm welcome and to let you and your child learn about the learning opportunities we offer to student members, we cordially invite you to join our Student and Parent Orientation Ceremony. Ceremony contents mainly cover requirements for obtaining a full membership and a brief introduction of HKAGE programmes and services. This is an optional event. In case of absence, you can download the PowerPoint slides from the HKAGE website.

Please register via online platform before deadline. Places are limited on a first-come-first-served basis. Ceremony details are as follows:

Date and Time Event Venue Language Registration Registration Deadline
28 April 2018

AM: 10:00-11:25


PM: 14:30-15:55

Secondary Student and Parent Orientation Ceremony 2018

Please click here for the Orientation Ceremony PowerPoint

School Hall, 1/F, Chinese YMCA College, Area 86, Heng On Estate, Ma On Shan, Shatin, N.T. (Map)


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



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

23 April 2018
Optional Seminar After Orientation Ceremony

You may choose to attend the below optional seminar after the Orientation Ceremony. 

28 April 2018

11:30 -13:00


16:00 -17:30

Programme Highlight and Experience Sharing Seminar

School Hall, 1/F, Chinese YMCA College, Area 86, Heng On Estate, Ma On Shan, Shatin, N.T. (Map) Cantonese

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.

We would like to invite your school to take part in this nomination. Each school may nominate up to 15 gifted students (around 3-4 for each domain) of appropriate age* with outstanding performance or great potential in the following four domains. EACH NOMINEE CAN BE NOMINATED FOR ONE DOMAIN ONLY. Full members can apply for most courses without domain specific requirements. Schools are encouraged to nominate more junior students, who stand to gain the most from early identification and active participation in the HKAGE programmes and activities due to their relatively flexible timetables. 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 nominated secondary students should be born from 1 September 2000 to 31 August 2008 and study at Hong Kong secondary schools in the school year 2017/18.

Domains Key Learning Areas

Chinese Language and Literature

English Language and Literature


Leadership Leadership
Mathematics Mathematics



Applied Learning


Please click here for more information of the secondary programmes.

Important Dates

Briefing session for School Repsentatives 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 24 November 2017 (Friday)
Online Nomination Platform opens Postponed to 9:00 a.m., 1 December 2017 (Friday)
Online Nomination Platform closes 5:00 p.m., 24 January 2018 (Wednesday)
Deadline for completion of the online nomination and submission of the required documents to the HKAGE 5:00 p.m., 24 January 2018 (Wednesday)
Admission result announcement Late March 2018
Student and parent orientation 28 April 2018 (Saturday)


Online Nomination Platform

The Online Platform will be available from 9:00 a.m., 1 December 2017 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., 24 January 2018, 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) on 1 November 2017. Related documents are downloadable at the links below:

  1. Letter from Executive Director
  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. Declaration Statement – Nominating Officer
  10. Declaration Statement – Professional
  11. Declaration Statement – Student Nominee and Parent/Legal Guardian

Briefing Session for School Representatives

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 Secondary School Nomination 
  • Demonstration of Online Nomination Platform
Date and Time Venue Language Registration Details and registration deadline
24 November 2017 (Fri)
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Room 105, The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education,
Sha Kok Estate, Shatin, N.T.

Online Application

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

22 November 2017

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

Please click here for the Briefing Session PowerPoint.

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. For details, please visit the HKAGE website at

Admission Results Announcement

Coordinators of the School Nomination will be informed in writing of the names of the admitted students in late March 2018. 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 28 April 2018 (Saturday). Online application will be available closer to the time.

For enquiries, please contact us at 3940 0101 or email to