The Education Bureau (EDB) has announced on 6 May that international schools offering non-local curriculum may resume classes starting 20 May.
Consistent with this announcement, Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, which is a fully residential campus, will resume classes on 20 May. Arrangements covering this have been communicated to all first-year students and their respective parents and National Committees.
First-year students can decide to either complete the term by taking residency on campus, or continuing with online learning at home. Lessons in the College have been administered using e-learning pedagogies starting in February when the EDB ordered the suspension of classes across Hong Kong.
Due to the current Immigration rules and quarantine requirements of 14 days, first-year students currently residing outside of Hong Kong will be unable to attend learning activities on campus. They will continue as has been in operation over the past two months with a mixture of both synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Classes for second-year students concluded on 17 April.
The College is a residential school offering IB curriculum. It is home to around 250 students from more than 80 nationalities each year. Over 40 per cent of current students are Hong Kong residents.
The College has been ensuring adequate preventive measures including temperature checking of students and staff and making reference to the health advice as outlined by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The College has two part-time nurses that manage a health centre and provide medical support to students and members of staff.
The College is also planning in earnest for the commencement of the new term and opening for Year 2 students for class commencement on Monday 24 August 2020. Contingency plans are being drawn up for a range of scenarios.