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Adverse Weather Class Arrangement

(Applicable to Full-time Programmes, Part-time Programmes, Adapted Applied Learning (ApL) Courses for Students with Intellectual Disability and Vocational Assessment Service)

Students of Shine Skills Centres should normally follow the public announcements issued by the Education Bureau for schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability in times of typhoons and rainstorms. However, please note that Shine Skills Centres will close all day if Typhoon Signal No.3 or above or Red / Black Rainstorm Warning is issued or in force from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
 
Typhoons
When typhoons (also refers to Tropical Cyclones) affect Hong Kong, the following arrangements will apply:
 
Typhoon Signal

Action to be taken

No. 1 Centre to operate as normal
No. 3 (a) Issued or in force from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Centre to close all day
(b) Issued when classes [Note1] or assessments are in session Classes or assessments will be immediately suspended
(c) Lowering to No.1 or lowering all signals Centre to remain closed for the day
Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement [Note2]/ Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above (a)

Issued or in force from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Centre to close all day
(b) Lowering to No. 3 or below or lowering all signals Centre to remain closed for the day

[Note 1]  Applicable to Full-time Programmes, Part-time Programmes, Adapted Applied Learning (ApL) Courses for Students with Intellectual Disability and Vocational Assessment Service.
[Note 2]  Where possible, the Hong Kong Observatory will issue an early alert (i.e. a “Pre-No. 8 Special Announcement”) within two hours of the hoisting of the No. 8 Typhoon Warning Signal.
 
Rainstorms
When a rainstorm signal is issued, the following arrangements will apply:
 
Rainstorm Warning Signal Action to be taken
AMBER Centre to operate as normal
RED / BLACK (a) Issued or in force from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Centre to close all day
(b) Issued when classes [Note3] or assessments are in session All classes or assessments should continue until the end of the session. If it is the end of the school day and RED / BLACK signal is still in force, students would be advised to return home or boarding home (for disabled trainees) only when conditions are safe
(c) Issued before start of assessments Assessments to be held in that particular session should be postponed
(d) Lowering to AMBER or all signals at any time Centre to remain closed for the day

[Note 3]  Classes of part-time programmes that have not yet started will be cancelled for the day.

According to the Education Bureau circular No. 4/2016, in exceptional circumstances, EDB may announce the suspension of classes in a particular district or certain districts [Note 4]. Students whose schools are located in these district(s) and students who live in these district(s) need not go to school. Moreover, parents may exercise discretion in deciding whether or not to send their children to the centre after taking into consideration the weather, road, slope, traffic or transport conditions at that time. Students will not be penalised for being late or absent under these circumstances.

[Note 4] Below is the district that each centre belongs to:

Centres District
(with reference to the school lists by district on EDB website)
Shine Skills Centre (Kwun Tong) Kwun Tong District
Shine Skills Centre (Tuen Mun) Tuen Mun District
Shine Skills Centre (Pokfulam) Southern District