Harrow International School Hong Kong is located in the Gold Coast area of the New Territories and its pupils come from a wide catchment area over the majority of Hong Kong.
It is accessed by road by the majority of its day pupils via Castle Peak Road, which connects to Tuen Mun, and then Tsing Ying Road.
Castle Peak Road can experience significant amounts of traffic congestion, especially on weekday mornings, and as the local area undergoes further development and population growth over the next few years; parents, pupils and members of staff in the Harrow Hong Kong community share responsibility with other road users in the local area for the safety and efficiency of the road system in the area. The School will continue to work with the HKSARG Transport Department to investigate short, medium and long-term structural measures to enhance traffic efficiency in the local area.
The School encourages its day pupils whenever possible to take its bus service run by Chun Wo to travel to and from the School in order to make an effective contribution to alleviating traffic congestion in the local area as well as keeping daily traffic flow in, around and out of the School campus manageable as the School roll grows. Equally, it has implemented other measures to help in managing the number of vehicles which need to access the School campus.
The School’s bus service is provided by Chun Wo Bus Services Limited. Chun Wo Bus Services Limited operates routes to and from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Discovery Bay, Gold Coast, Siu Lam, Tuen Mun etc. Approximately 600 pupils (including Weekly Boarders) currently use this bus service for travel to and from the School. The buses are equipped with appropriate seat belts and each bus has its own adult supervision.
Any questions about the service, the fees and the routes should be addressed to the Chun Wo Bus Services Limited Business Development Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All new pupils are required to use the School bus service. Only new pupils in the youngest age groups who live in areas without access to the School bus service will be able to apply for a car permit.
No car is allowed to enter the School campus without a car permit, for which parents are required to apply to the Director of Operations in advance of each academic year.
Parents of pupils in Year 7 and above, who do not have siblings in Year 6 or below, are not issued with morning car permits; their children must use the School bus service.
From September 2021, parents of current and new school bus users in the afternoon will not be issued with afternoon car permits. If day pupils need to be picked up after post-enrichment programmes or any other after school activities, parents will need to register at the gate before entering the School in advance.
STAGGERED ARRIVAL AND PICK-UP TIMES FOR PARENTS DRIVING CARS WITH PERMITS
Parents with children only in the Early Years must arrive after 8.00am and pick up pupils before 2.15pm.
Parents with children only in the Pre-Prep School must arrive before 8.00am and pick up pupils before 4.10pm.
Parents with children only in the Upper School must arrive before 7.40am and pick up pupils before 5.10pm.
Boarders should be picked up on Fridays before 5.30pm. No vehicles should arrive and queue at the gates before these times and no waiting in the School campus is allowed when vehicles drop off and pick up pupils. The School may withdraw car permits if vehicles breach these important rules.
PARKING ALONG TSING YING ROAD
No cars are allowed to queue on Tsing Ying Road before pupils’ respective dismissal times. Any cars arriving early should either wait at the Cafeteria Beach or Golden Beach Public Car Park. The School may withdraw car permits from cars which queue on Tsing Ying Road before the dismissal times without any prior warning.