This circular memorandum invites secondary schools to nominate Secondary 3 to 5 students and school teachers (including principals) to participate in the captioned programme.



The Education Bureau (EDB) organises the Mainland exchange programme for students entitled “An Exploration into the Sports Culture and Marine Technology of Qingdao (2018/19)”(the Programme). The Programme, in line with the school curriculum, aims at enhancing students’ understanding of our country’s development in marine technology as well as the sports culture in Qingdao and daily life of sports majors through participation in sports exchange activities.


This is a 5-day programme scheduled for 7 to 11 May 2019.  Details and application procedures are attached at Annex 1 to Annex 3(Chinese version only).


Each school can nominate at most two groups of participants (each group consists of 10 Secondary 3 to 5 students and 1 teacher) for the Programme.  Schools can encourage students who have not participated in Mainland exchange programmes before to join this Programme, and all participation is on a voluntary basis.  Participants must be physically fit and in good health condition as they will participate in sports skills training and friendly matches with the Mainland students in the Programme.  Priority will be given to applications with more nominations of students of school sports team, students studying Physical Education (PE) at the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education level and PE teachers.  Interested schools are requested to return the completed application form (Annex 4, Chinese version only) to the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section of EDB by fax (3104 4804) on or before 25 February 2019 (Monday).  Late submissions will not be accepted.



For enquiries, please contact the Students Mainland Exchange Programme Section at 2892 6432 or 2892 6103.  For more information about the Mainland exchange programmes for students, please visit the “Passing on the Torch National Education Platform” website (


For details, please refer to the Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No. 23/2019. [download]