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Application Forms:
 Click Here For the Forms
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet

ATs (Advisory Teachers): see EDB Information - ATT

Baggage Allowance:
 - Application Form see Application Forms
 - Can be Submitted Separate to Flight
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - HK Post Fees Can Be Claimed 
 - Includes Pet Transport 

Certificate/Statement of Service:
 - Employed via Agency:
     - Certificate of Service Must Be From School 
 - Template Examples (EDB):
     - HK Schools (see samples section)
     - Other Schools
 - What it should include:
     - EDB Circular (EMBC05005E)
     - FAQ Q8
     - School Admin Guide (section 7.10 para2)
Civil Servant Status:
 - Detailed explanation
 - NETs are not Civil Servants
Code of Aid: see EDB Information
Competitions Click Here
Contract Related:
- Administrative Information:
  - Attrition Rates: Summary 1, 2; Year-on-year Data
  - Checklist For Departures
  - Contract Documents:
     - see Letter of Appointment
     - Summary 
  - Contract Length Greater Than/Less Than 2 Years:
     - see Letter of Appointment Circular Attachment A
  - NET Scheme Information Sheet
  - Number of NETs 
  - Switching Between Aided/Government School 
  - Switching Between Primary/Secondary 
  - Temp NET for Vacant NET Post (2018)  (2016  SNET Version
  - Work Visas:  Click Here 
- Appointment, Renewal, Start of Contract:
  - Appointment/Re-appointment Circular:
     - 2018 (EDBCM18039E).pdf  SNET Version
        (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) 
     - Application for EDB Support to Find New School
       if Not Renewed see Application Forms
     - Summary
  - August 16 Report For Duty Not Mandatory: 1, 2, 3
  - August 16 Sunday Continuity of Employment
  - August 16 When Previous NET Ends on 17th 
  - Intent to Renew
     - Code of Aid Says May 15 
     - Example Letter of Intent to Renew
     - Removed from 2011 Contract
  - Letter to Schools about Appointment (July 2018).pdf 
      (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 SNET Version
  - Measures for Strengthening the Protection of Ss 
  - NET Scheme Information Sheet
  - Notes for Applications for Payment
    of Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and RI.pdf
        (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 SNET Version
- Chest X-Rays and Medical Certificate:
  - Certificate Must Say "Medically fit to teach" 
  - X-Ray:
     - Application Form EDB40 see Application Forms
     - Clinics
  - New NETs only:
     - FAQ Q13
     - see Letter of Appointment; MOCS para 2.3
  - Not Needed for Transfer Between Aided Schools:
     - see Code of Aid Para. 51b
- Conviction Checks:
  - Certificate of No Criminal Conviction
     - Application:
        - For HK: Form, Offices
        - For Use In Another Country
            - UK Must be Done via British Council
     - see Appointment/Re-appointment Memo para 4
  - Sexual Conviction Record Check:
     - Application
     - Info For Schools
     - Renewal
     - see Appointment/Re-appointment Memo para 5
     - see Contract: Letter to Schools about Appointment
- Extensions:
  - Beyond Retirement Age of 60:
     - Aided Schools:
        - Application Form
        - Letter to Schools About Extensions (2017-18).pdf
              (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
     - Specimen Extension Contract Document:
        - 2018 (2017, 2016, 2015)  SNET Version
     - Government Schools
     - Summary
  - NET Scheme Information Sheet 
  - Other 1 Year Extensions:
     - Case Studies: 1, 2, 3, 4
     - Details and Application Process (Section 2-3).pdf
     - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
     - Specimen Contract Extension Document:
        - 2017 (2015)  SNET Version
Curriculum see EDB Information - Curriculum Development
Dates for the Diary: NET Scheme Information Sheet
Death Benefits: Click here
Deployment & Duties:
 - 50 Hours of PD Each Year 
 - Alone in the Classroom 
    - see also EDB Information - School Admin: Insurance
 - Can a NET be an EPC?
 - Contract Definition see Letter of Appointment
 - Deployment Guidelines:
    - 2018.pdf  (2012-2017, 2009-11, 2005-09)  SNET Version
    - 2018 Update: Consultation Discussion
 - Example Duty Statement
 - NET Deployment Plan 2017.doc (EDB) (2016, 2015, 2009-11)
 - Non-project School 
 - Roles & Responsibilities
    - NET as EPC: 1, 2
    - NET Scheme Information Sheet
Evaluation:
 - NET Scheme see EDB Information - NET Schemes Evaluation
 - NET Section (inc. School Survey):
    - see EDB Information - NET Section Evaluation
 - Self-Evaluation Report Example.doc
Flights: see Passage Allowance (Flights)
Fringe Benefits:
 - Application Forms see Application Forms
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - Eligibilty see Payment of Fringe Benefits below
 - Payment of Fringe Benefits (EDBC09008E Revised 6/2015).pdf
     (2009-14, 2004-8)   SNET Version
 - Re-joining After 1 Year or More Off 
 - Summary of Benefits: FAQ Q16 
 - Who to Inform for Marriage/Birth
Funding/Structure:
 - Discussions:
    - Cash Instead of a NET
    - Recurring Rumour of Cancellation
    - Schools Suspended from NET Scheme Myth
    - Senior Directorate Influence
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet
 - Summary of Structure and Funding
Gratuity:
 - Application Form see Application Forms
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - Gratuity Withheld Discussions: 1, 2, 3
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet 
 - Payment of Contract Gratuity (EDBC12004E).pdf   SNET Version
Insurance:
 - Employee Compensation Insurance
    - see EDB Information - School Admin: Insurance
 - Medical Allowance: See Medical Allowance
 - Travel Insurance
Leave (inc. sick, maternity, unpaid, terminal):
 - Application Form (Submitted by School to EDB)
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - Guidelines see EDB Information - School Administration
 - Maternity Leave:
    - NET Scheme Information Sheet
    - Rules
 - No-Pay Leave:
    - The Rules
    - Notification of the Granting of No-paid Leave
 - Paternity Leave:
    - Abutting holidays: 1, 2 
    - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
    - Eligibility + Adminstration (EDBC15016E).pdf (2012)
    - FAQ
    - Labour Dept Concise Guide 
    - Letter Template 
 - Sick Leave:
    - Abutting Holidays or Weekends
    - Certificate for Less Than 2 Days
    - NET Scheme Information Sheet
 - Special Leave:
    - Abutting Holiday Periods
    - Retrospectively Classified as No-pay (Gov't School)
    - NET Scheme Information Sheet
 - Summer Holiday 4 Weeks+ recommended:
    - Deployment Guidelines P5, FAQ Q25
 - Terminal Leave: As of 2008, Update in 2011
 - Working on Mandatory Holiday / Rest Day: 
    - Discussions: 1, 2
     - see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinance - Employment
Liaison with the EDB/LegCo:
 - A Potted History: 1, 2
 - HKPNETs Forum Meetings with the EDB
    - Letter to Principal Education Officer (PDT)
    - Letter to Secretary for Education
 - NET Schemes Discussion
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet
LPAT Exemption: see EDB Information - LPR
Maternity Leave See Leave - Maternity Leave
Medical Allowance:
 - Application Form D see Application Forms
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - History of Review
 - Insurance Plans: 
     - ACE NET Life, Accident, Hospital and Critical Illness
     - ALC/Village NET International Insurance (2015)
       (Policy withdrawn in 2017 due to lack of uptake)
     - Discussion
     - PTU
 - Medical Allowance is Taxable: see Tax
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet
Meetings in Cantonese: FAQ Q26
MPF:   Click Here
NET Section: see EDB Information, Newsletter: 1, 2
Ordinances: see Living in HK - Legal
Passage Allowance (Flights):
 - Application Form C see Application Forms
     - Sent by Post with No Tickets Attached
 - Boarding Passes: Not Needed, Needed
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - Different Departure Dates for Family: 1, 2
 - Flights Are Taxable: see Tax
 - Infants Can Have Child Ticket: 1, 2
 - Postponement of Flight: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
     - Sample Letter 
 - Recommended Agents: 1, 2, 3
 - Stopovers
 - Summary
 - Ticket Classes (Cathay)
 - Travelling to non-home country: 1, 2
Paternity Leave See Leave - Paternity Leave
Performance Appraisal:
 - Appraisal of Duties (EDB08091432).doc
 - Lesson Observation.doc
 - Request Personal Data Held:
       see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinances
 - Teacher Performance Management
       see EDB Information - School Admin; Personnel Matters
 - Templates
PTU Click Here
Qualifications Assessment:
 - Non-Local Qualifications:
     - Assessment Circular (EMBC05001e).pdf
     - Clarifications: FAQ Q9, Item 5, Items 27-31
     - Discussion
     - Direct Hire Discussion
         - Recruitment Subsidy (Explanation)
     - HKCAAVQ Certificate
         - Renewal / Who Keeps the Cert?
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet 
 - Re-assessment after PGDE:
     - Letter Template: 1, 2
     - Procedure: 1, 2, 3
     - Regional Office to which it should be sent
Recruitment:
 - 1. Entry into EDB Candidate Pool:
     - Application To Join NET Scheme   SNET Version  AT
     - Process: FAQ Q1, Q2
     - How Long Can You Stay in the Pool?
     - Interview Procedure 
     - PNET Pool Separate From SNET Pool 
     - Re-joining after 1 Year or More Break
     - Statement of Service inc. Agency Work:
         see Certificate/Statement of Service
     - TEFL Requirement see TEFL/TESL Qualification
     - Terms and Requirements (EDB)  SNET Version  AT
 - 2. Finding a School:
     - Asking for EDB Support to Find School:
         - see Appointment/Re-appointment Information Sheet
     - Discrimination Rules Summary 
     - Number of Places Available for New NETs
     - Principal Gives Bad Reference Discussion: 1
     - Special Schools:
         - see Special Needs; NET Scheme in Special Schools
     - Subsidy for schools.pdf
     - Vacancy List:
         - 2018 (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,
  
                 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
              
Note: The EDB severely restricted its distribution policy in
                        
2013 so the list was not generally available in that year.
     - Year-on-Year Vacancy Tracking
 - 3. Starting at a School:
     - Contracts:
         - see Contract Related
         - First Contract Start Date
         - NET Scheme Information Sheet
     - FAQs: 2016 (Current Version)
                 (2015, 2014, 2009-13  2009-13 SNET Version)
     - Getting a Visa:
         - see Work Visa
         - Don't Start at School Without Visa
     - Guide to the NET Scheme
     - Induction Programme for New NETs (EDB): (2011, 2008)
     - Information for New NETs (EDB).pdf (2008) 
     - Role of a NET
     - Schools for Non-local Children:
         - see Special Needs; Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students
     - Suggestions and Advice: 
         - Best Way to Get Renewed
         - Survival Tips
         - Upsides and the Downsides
Registration:
 - see Contract: Letter to School about Appointment
 - see EDB Information - Teacher Registration
 - Difference Between Permitted/Registered: 1, 2 
Renewal: see Contract - Re-appointment
Resignation:
 - see Contract: Breaking Contract
 - see also Letter of Appointment
Retention Incentive (RI):
 - Application Form see Application Forms
 - Entitlement (EDBC13002E).pdf (2006-12)  SNET Version
    - see also Letter of Appointment
 - NET Scheme Information Sheet
 - Original Proposal For RI.pdf
Retirement:
 - Discussions: 1, 2
 - PNETs May Soon Be Able To Retire at 65
 - Retirement at 60 for ALL Current NETs 
 - see EDB Information - Retirement
Salary:
 - Advance: Application Form see Application Forms
 - Annual Pay Adjustment: see EDB Information - Salary
 - Assessment:
    - Certificate of Service Requirements:
         see Certificate/Statement of Service
    - Employment was not full year 
    - Guide To: see EDB Information - Salary
    - Incorrect Pay Scale Clawed Back: 1, 2, 3, 4 
    - International School Experience 
    - Letter Template
    - PGDE Re-assessment: see Qualifications Assessment
    - Teaching Experience Requirements
    - Work in School via Agent Can Count:
         see Certificate/Statement of Service
 - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
 - Expected Monthly Salary Table
 - Increment:
    - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
    - Incremental Date 
       - 2007 Conversion After Revised MPS
       - For part of year working experience 
 - LET/NET Terms of Employment Comparison:
    - Terms & Conditions
    - Total Salary Package
 - Pay Scales:
    - Master Pay Scale (MPS):
      - Adjusted (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2007)
      - Delinked (Pre 1/10/2007 only)
    - PTU Salary and Pay Scale Documents
    - Ranges for Different Grade/Ranks
 - Pay Slips:
    - Ask School if Needed: FAQ Q5
    - Required for MPF Payments: 1 2
 - Payment of Wages see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinances
 - Summaries:
    - Form Processing 
    - Funding via Salaries Grant
School Administration see EDB Information
Sick Leave See Leave - Sick Leave
Special Allowance (SA):
 - Adjustment Mechanism:
    - Explanation
    - History of Reviews:
       - Summary of Petitioning
       - Summary Status:
          - 2018 (2017, 2016: 1, 2, 3, 4; 2015; 2014: 1, 2)
       - Year-on-year Data
    - Latest Data
    - Memorandum on adjustment to SA Rate:
       - 2016.pdf (2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1997)
       - Implementation
    - NET Scheme Information Sheet
 - Application:
    - Documents Needed Discussion 
    - Form B (Each New Contract) see Application Forms
    - New NETs Or Rejoining After >12 Mths
       or Moving Between Aided/Govt School:
        - Normal Place of Residence Form A
          see Application Forms
        - Statement that Form A is New NETs Only:
          see Contract: Notes For Applications for Payment
           - Discussion
    - Summary of Process
 - Compared to a non-taxable Housing Allowance
 - Entitlement: see Letter of Appointment
    - 60 Day Max For Sick Leave  see Letter of App't Annex B
 - NET Scheme Information  Sheet
 - SA Refused Discussions: 1, 2, 3
Special Needs ID Schools: see Special Needs; EDB Programs
Tax:    Click Here
Teacher Registration See Registration
TEFL/TESL Qualification:
 - Apply to the NET Scheme Without it
 - EDB Authorised Courses:
    - Certificate Level (Mar 2018) 
    - Diploma Level (Mar 2018) 
    - Discussions: 1, 2, 3, 4
    - Requirements for Recognised Course:
        - Original Circular (EMBC03012E).pdf (2003)
        - As of July 2012.pdf
        - Latest Version from Website (2018)
 - Requirement see Letter of Appointment
    - Mandatory From 2009/10
Termination Procedure: see Letter of Appointment
Typhoons:
 - Indicators For T8 Being Raised
 - Rules and Procedures (EDBC16004E).pdf (2015, 2013, 2007)
    - Definition of Classes Suspended
    - Localised Heavy Rain Warning
    - For Parents
 - School Closure Announcements:
    - EDB Alert (When announcement made)
    - EDB Website (Check red ticker at top)
    - Government Press Releases
 - Tracking  see Living in HK - Weather
 - Weather Info For Schools
Vacancy List: see Recruitment
Visas Click Here 
Work Outside School:
 - Info for NETs (Section 8).pdf
 - Restriction see Letter of Appointment
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Application Forms: Which Forms, When and By Whom

Who
Completes
the Form
Who the
School
Sends
It To
New NETs /
Rejoining
After More
Than 12 Mths
Mid Contract
/ Annually
New Contract
(Renewed /
Change of
School)
New Contract
(Changed From
Aided to Govt
or Vice Versa)
End of
Contract
Leaving
NET
Scheme
Advance of Salary
 - Fringe Benefits FORM E
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes - - - - -
Appointment of Teaching Staff.pdf   SNET Version
(Informs EDB so that Salary is Paid)    Special Schools Version
NET +
School
Funds
Section
Yes No Yes Yes - -
Baggage Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM C
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes - No No No Yes
Certificate of No Criminal Conviction NET - Yes No No No - -
EDB Support to Find New School if Not Renewed
 - Appointment/Re-appointment Memo Form B
   SNET Version
NET NET
Admin
- - - - Yes
[In May]
-
Gratuity.pdf (One page only; Page 3)   SNET Version
(At Least 4 Weeks Before Last Week of School Year)
  (2011, 2010, 2009, 2006-8)
School Funds
Section
- - - - Yes Yes
Medical Insurance Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM D
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
Passage (Flight) Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM C
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retention Incentive.pdf   SNETs Use Same Version
  [Last Updated Apr 2013]  (2006-12)
NET +
School
NET
Admin
No Yes Yes Yes - -
Sexual Conviction Record Check
(Not Mandatory)
(School Decision Whether it is Needed)
NET - Yes No Yes Yes - -
Special Allowance
 - Fringe Benefits FORM B
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes No Yes Yes - -
Special Allowance Declaration on Normal
Place of Residence
 - Fringe Benefits FORM A
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes No No Yes - -
Teacher's X-Ray
 - EDB Form EDB40
NET - Yes No No Yes - -
Work Visa NET - Yes - Yes Yes - -

Notes:
    1. The latest fringe benefit forms have a version reference of "(revised 6/2015)"
    2. Who to Contact: For special allowance, passage, baggage and medical allowances NETs should contact the NET Admin Team.
                               For gratuity and salary, the REO should be contacted.
                               Where gratuity payment procedures are not being followed, the NET Admin Team can be contacted for support.
    3. EDB Notes: Notes for Applications for Payment of Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and RI.pdf

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ACEA HK Primary English Writing Competition:
   see Special Needs; Gifted Education - ACEA
Build a Secure Cyberspace Video (EDB)
Climate Change Cross-curricular Project (EDB)
Clipit: A Student Film Competition (2009-2017) (EDB)
  - Discussion: 1, 2
Debating:
  - HKPTU Debating
  - HKSS Debating
  - Sing Tao Debating
  - Summary
English Radio Drama Competition: 2018, Results
Filmit: A Student Film Competition (2018) (EDB)
HK Battle of the Books
HK Budding Poets: see Special Needs; Gifted Education - HKAGE
HK Inter-school Crossword Competition
HK Inter-school Scrabble Competition
HK Inter-school Super Speller Spelling Competition
HK School Drama Festival
HKFJ Love Is All Around Essay Writing Competition
HKTDA Story-telling Gala
HKSDF Drama Festival
Inter-school Basic Law Competition 2018 (EDB)
Kids4Kids My Story Creation
RTHK Sunday Smile + Discussion
Story to Stage Puppetry (EDB)
  - Learn the 5 Basic Skills
  - NET Section Resources
  - Stage Dimensions
Values Education Short Video Competition (EDB) 
HK Schools Speech Festival
  - 2018/9 70th Edition:
      - Book List   SNET Version
      - Poem Audio: 1, 2, 3, 4 
      - Poem Texts (Solo, Choral): 1, 2, 3, 4   SNET Version
      - Rules and Regulations
      - Syllabus: 1 (online), 2 (pdf)   SNET Version
       - 2017/8 69th Edition:
           - Poem Audio:
               - Choral: 1, 2, 3
               - Solo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
           - Poem Texts (Solo, Choral): 1, 2, 3, 4
      - 2016/7 68th Edition:
           - Poem Audio:
              - Choral: 1, 2
              - Solo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
           - Poem Texts (Solo, Choral)
  - Tips
  - What is it?
  - Winning Recitals from Previous Festivals:
      - 56th-65th, 66th, 67th, 68th
  - Workshop on Solo Verse and Prose
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Executive Committee
  - Contact Details
Insurance (Travel, Helper, Home, Medical, Car)
  - Medical: AXA, Blue Cross
Join
PTU News Latest Articles
  - No 267: NET Scheme Questionaire.pdf
      - Response.pdf Submitted 29 Dec 
      - Summary

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Fung Wai-wah President fungwaiwah@hkptu.org Who's Who, LinkedIn
Wong Hak Lim Vice-President
(Internal Affairs)
- Who's Who
Ip Kin-yuen
- Ben Lam
Vice-President
- Personal Assistant
ikyoffice@hkptu.org
- lamsiupan@hkptu.org
Website - Published Articles
Who's Who
Eddie Shee Shing Chung Vice-President sheeshingchung@hkptu.org Who's Who
Fung Pik Yee Vice-President fungpikyee@hkptu.org Who's Who
Publications Department feedback@hkptu.org
Chan Kwok Kuen Director
Executive Editor PTU News
chankwokkuen@hkptu.org Who's Who
Ho Chi Wai Deputy Director hcw@dphk.org
hochiwai@hkptu.org
Website, Who's Who
Iris Cheung PTU News cheungpuikwan@hkptu.org -
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Calculate and Submit see Living in HK - Tax
Codes for Fringe Benefit Payments
Flights Are Not Taxed (pre 2016):
  - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
  - EDB Confirmation of Non-Taxable Status: 1, 2
  - Flights Are Not Taxed (Example 11).pdf
  - How to Raise an Objection see Living in HK - Tax
Flights Are Taxed (2016 onwards):
  - Discussion
  - IRD Guidance
  - Summary: 1, 2 
Gratuity 'Related Back' May Save Tax: 1, 2
Medical Allowance is Taxed 
Payment Before Leaving HK:
  see Application Forms - Gratuity
  - Discussion
  - Summary of Tax Clearance: 1, 2 
  - Things to be done By Employer/Employee
      - IR56F Notes (Form If Leaving <= 1 Month) 
      - IR56G Notes (Form If Leaving > 1 Month)
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China Visas:
  see Living in HK - Visas
  - Discussion
  - F Visa Needed for School Trips
      - Visa Definitions: 1, 2, 3
  - NET Section Advice: 1, 2 
Immigration Info: see Living in HK - Immigration
Permanent Residency: see Living in HK - Visas
Work Visa:
  - Change of Address (ROP18A)
  - Expiring Passport
  - New School:
      - Advice from EDB
      - Application Form ID990A
      - Application Procedures for NETs (EDB)
      - Documents When Changing Schools
      - Procedure for Extension at Same Time: 1, 2
      - Summary: 1, 2
  - Renewal at Same School:
      - Application Form ID91 (extension)
      - Advice from EDB
      - Book Appointment Online
      - Example Letters From Principal:
          - Contract Renewal.doc
          - Mid Contract.doc
      - Summary
  - Requirement: see Letter of Appointment
  - Queue  at Office

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