Inclement Weather Guidelines

Tropical Cyclones Warnings

Signal Action Remarks
Signal No 1 Classes as usual for all levels
Signal No 3 For Preparatory Years
All classes cancelledFor Primary and Secondary SectionsClasses as usual unless advised otherwise by Education Bureau
For Preparatory Years
If the signal is replaced by signal No. 1 before 10.30am, classes for PY1 will be conducted as usual. However, PY2 classes will remain cancelled.
Signal Pre-No 8 and

Signal No 8 and above

All classes cancelled For all classes, before school starts
If the T8 signal is lowered after 5.30am, the school will remain closed.For all classes, during school hours
If the T8 signal is hoisted during school time, parents will be required to collect their child from school. No school bus will be operated.

Rainstorm Warnings

 Warning Signal Action Remarks
Amber Rainstorm Warning Classes as usual All sections will operate as usual unless the Education Bureau makes a special announcement on closure of schools.
Red or Black Rainstorm Warnings Warning is in force between 6.00am and 8.00am

All classes cancelled

Classes will remain cancelled even if the signal is lowered. Students arriving at school will have learning activities before it is safe for them to return home.
Warning is in force between 8.00am and 3.00pm

Classes as usual unless advised otherwise by Education Bureau

For Preparatory Years
PY1 classes remain cancelled if the signal is lowered after 10.30am.For students taking school buses
School buses will be operated. The school will liaise with the school bus company to ensure that road conditions are safe before allowing pupils to go home (please see points 4 and 5 below on dismissal arrangements).
  1. Please pay attention to radio or television announcements made by the Education Bureau during typhoons/rainstorms or visit the Hong Kong Observatory’s webpage on Weather Information for Schools.
  2. If Education Bureau announces the closure of schools after the start of school day, the school will activate the contingency plan to ensure that the school premises will be open and the School Inclement Weather Emergency Team will look after the pupils who are already in school or on their way to school. Safe and proper arrangement will be made for these pupils to return home at an appropriate time.
  3. Parents are advised to exercise their discretion in deciding whether or not to send their children to school at the time of inclement weather. Parents should keep their children at home if they consider that local weather, road, slope, traffic or transport conditions at that time are still not completely normal. In such circumstances, allowance will be given to the affected students for lateness or absence from school at their discretion on the day when inclement weather or flooding occurs.
  4. When Red Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted, normal pupil dismissal procedure will be applied. The School will ensure the road condition is safe before allowing pupils to go home.
  5. When Black Rainstorm Warning Signal is hoisted, pupils are not allowed to leave school for the sake of safety. They will be retained until the signal is cancelled or lowered. Parents should NOT rush to school to collect their children under dangerous conditions.