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Kelly Hill School is accused of arrears of salary and rent. The school: the salary has been properly handled, and the rent arrears are due to communication errors

2021-04-30T23:59:23.578Z

The Mount Kelly School in Hong Kong recently reported financial difficulties. Some media reported that it had received complaints from parents that the bonds had not been redeemed in full for their children after dropping out of school, and the staff were also "delivered". The Labour Department replied,



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Written by: Deng Yinglin

2021-04-28 18:43

Last update date: 2021-04-28 18:45

The Mount Kelly School in Hong Kong recently reported financial difficulties. Some media reported that it had received complaints from parents that the bonds had not been redeemed in full for their children after dropping out of school, and the staff were also "delivered".

The Labour Department replied that it is concerned about the incident and has reminded and urged employers to pay their employees in accordance with the Employment Ordinance.

The school issued a statement on the afternoon of April 28, acknowledging that social incidents and the epidemic have affected the school’s operations, but claimed that a number of new investors have joined Kelly Hill in Hong Kong recently, and that the school has more sufficient funds and has "properly handled" salary matters, and Redeem the nomination vouchers from the withdrawn parents.

The school described the rent arrears as a "communication error" and will refer cases of disputes over nomination coupons and "baseless accusations" to lawyers.

Mount Kelly School in Hong Kong admitted that social incidents and epidemics in recent years have had a certain impact on school operations, saying that it has "properly handled" staff salaries.

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School: "Properly handled" salary arrears "purely a communication error"

In the statement, Hong Kong Kelly Hill admitted that social incidents and epidemics in recent years have had a certain impact on school operations. It thanked the staff for understanding and communication, saying that salary matters have been "properly handled". As for the rent arrears, "it was purely due to communication errors." Handle properly.

Mount Kelly has many new investors financially sound in recent days

The school emphasized that Mount Kelly Education Group (Mount Kelly Education Group) is preparing to raise funds for IPOs in the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Japan respectively in 2023. There will be new campuses in many places and it is planned to recruit students from the 2022/23 academic year. You can transfer to overseas branch schools after your birthday in Hong Kong.

In recent months, after the return of the group’s co-founder Wang Baixian, Hong Kong’s Kelly Hills has many new investors joined, and the school has more sufficient funds. "The school has repeatedly emphasized that Hong Kong’s Kelly Hills is financially sound and promises to continue to optimize the school. Development in Hong Kong."

Kelly Hill, Hong Kong issued a statement on April 28, acknowledging that social incidents and the epidemic have a certain impact on school operations, but the school has many new investors joined and the school is financially sound and will continue to develop in Hong Kong.

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Hand over disputed nomination ticket cases to lawyers

Some parents complained that the bond could not be redeemed in full.

The school stated that it will no longer issue nomination vouchers from August 2020 and will redeem relevant nomination vouchers from the head of school dropouts. "Some controversial cases" have been handed over to lawyers.

He also threatened to refer "baseless accusations or malicious slanders or nuisances" to lawyers, and does not rule out legal action.

Labour Department: has reminded and urged employers to pay wages in accordance with the Employment Ordinance

The Labour Department stated that it is concerned about the incident and has reminded and urged employers to pay their employees in accordance with the Employment Ordinance.

According to the "Employment Ordinance", employers must pay wages within 7 days after the expiration of the wage period. Violating the law intentionally or without reasonable excuse is an offence. Upon conviction, the employer can be fined up to 350,000 yuan and imprisoned for 3 years.

The Labour Department emphasized that it has been rigorously enforcing the law, and has sent labor inspectors to inspect the workplace to detect irregularities such as wages arrears, and call on employees who suspect that their statutory rights and interests have been impaired to report to the labor force.

Education Bureau: No complaints about failure to redeem bonds or staff salaries have been received

The Education Bureau stated that it has not received any complaints about the failure to redeem the school’s bonds or the salaries of the staff. It will learn about the situation with the school and provide appropriate advice.

The Education Bureau reminds schools to maintain good communication with parents and employees, and to handle related matters in accordance with the Employment Ordinance, relevant regulations and contract terms.

Kailishan School originally planned to open a school in Tuen Mun in September 2016, but the "International School" must be approved by the Education Bureau in advance, and the school will eventually give up becoming an international school.

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Mount Kelly Hong Kong School is the first overseas branch of Mount Kelly, a British century-old aristocratic school. The original school has a history of more than 140 years and is one of the top boarding schools in the UK.

The school adopts the British national curriculum and provides Chinese classes to meet the needs of Hong Kong society; the school is a "through-train", providing early childhood to secondary education, among which Year 8 and Year 9 students are guaranteed to connect to the original British school.

However, after looking up the information, Kailishan School had many twists and turns when it came to Hong Kong to run a school. The school building location has been changed many times. The female artist Chen Huishan has filed a lawsuit against the school for breach of contract.

The school did not apply to the Hong Kong Education Bureau for pre-approval of an "International School", and the final school name did not include the word "International School".

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