Dismissal Procedures

ASA Dismissal Procedures

  • At the Repulse Bay Campus, we have up to 6 dismissal times each afternoon from 4:00 pm through to 6:30 pm.
  • To learn more about the specific Departure and Arrival procedures for each time please select one of the following tabs below:

Departure Procedures - 4:00 pm

Departures - 4:00 pm

There are currently four (4) options for Dismissal at 4:00 pm:

  • Bus (4:00 pm)
  • Walker
  • Private Car Pick-up
  • Transition to a 4:00 pm Activity on campus

1. Bus - 4:00 pm

We strongly encourage all registered bus riders to ride the 4:00 pm bus to help reduce traffic and congestion on the surrounding roads. 

Regular bus riders registered in a 3:00 pm Activity will automatically be registered to ride their regular 4:00 pm bus home, unless otherwise notified. 
Students must ride their assigned 4:00 pm bus home, no bus-to-bus changes can be requested, at this time. 

If you do not want your child to ride the 4 pm bus all the way home on any given day, please reach out to Kwoon Chong Motors (Bus Service Provider) in advance at hkis@kcm.edu.hk , to see if a suitable stop exists on their regular 4:00 pm route.

One-off Private car pick-up change request - should be submitted through the "Change of Regular 4pm dismissal system", 24 hours in advance of the class. There is no need to email the bus company, ASA Providers, Activities Office or your child's Classroom Teacher. This information will be shared through our centralised system when the request is confirmed. To learn more please click here.

The 4:00 pm bus number is printed in a square box on each child’s bus card.

Please see the example below:

4PM bus number





2. Walkers  - 4:00 pm

If your child is a registered walker they may depart the Upper Primary Campus 5th Floor side gate at 4:00 pm.

You will need to advise the activity provider if your child has permission to depart on their own or they require a parent or guardian to escort them.

3. Private car Pick Up  - 4:00 pm

We strongly recommend that all students depart by bus at 4:00 pm.

If your child must use private car pick-up at 4:00 pm please inform the activity provider during the registration process so that they may record this regular change of dismissal for your child.

The activity provider will record this as your regular 4:00 pm method of dismissal and direct your child to the Upper Primary 5th floor side gate at 4:00 pm.

It is important that receipt of this pick-up request is confirmed by the provider, otherwise, your child may be directed to their regular 4:00 pm bus.

If you only require this as a one-off change back to your regular 4pm bus. Please submit your request through the "ASA Repulse Bay Change of 4pm dismissal system", 24 hours in advance of the class. There is no need to email the bus company, ASA Providers, Activities Office, or your child's Classroom Teacher. This information will be shared through our centralised system when the request is confirmed.

Please see the following map for directions and remember it is safer to drive to the end of the road and use the turning circle to return and collect your child.

Upper Primary 5th Floor side gate aerial view




Upper Primary 5th Floor side gate aerial view

Upper Primary 5th Floor side gate street view







Upper Primary 5th Floor side gate street view

4. Transition from a 3:00 pm Activity to a 4:00 pm Activity 

If you are in this situation please contact the 3:00 pm Activity provider and advise that your 4:00 pm dismissal method is to a 4:00 pm activity and ask them to direct your child to the Upper Primary 5th floor at the end of the 3:00 pm class.

Our After School Care Leaders on the 5th Floor Playground will supervise these students and help direct them to their 4:00pm venue.

Please do not ask your child to go directly to their 4:00 pm class.

Arrival Procedures - 4:00 pm

Arrivals - 4:00 pm

Car Drop Off - 4:00pm
With 12 busses parked on the roadway in front of the Lower Primary entrance and students boarding at 4:00 pm all drivers should be cautious.

Our Activities Staff will be at the Lower Primary Guard booth to help supervise your child from 3:50 pm, while they wait to go up to their class with the activity leader, so there is no need to park and wait with them.

For those students who are old enough to walk on their own, please drop them off at the designated drop-off zone (under the bridge). This allows them to enter the building without having to cross a congested road. If they are riding in a Taxi, please ask the taxi to stop in this drop-off zone also.

For those R1 or R2 students who are unable to walk unaccompanied from the drop-off zone, you may pull into the entrance to the parking garage in the Lower Primary and hand your child into the care of the Activities Team. (You will be asked to drive through the undercover parking and directly return to exit.)

Private car & Taxi drop-off







Private car & Taxi drop-off

Departure Procedures - 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Departure Procedures - 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm

The dismissal details and communication regarding any changes for students that are released at 4:45, 5:00, or 5:30 pm will be managed directly with the activity provider.

The modes of dismissal include:

Walker (dismissed LP stairs)
Car pick up (LP bus lay-by)

To safely dismiss students in Repulse Bay parents must indicate if their child will be a walker or picked up by car as part of the registration process.

Walkers - students who have a label on their school bag indicating that they can walk home unaccompanied may be released at the top of the lower Primary stairs, those who require a guardian must be handed into the care of a guardian at the bottom of the Lower Primary main staircase.

Private Car Pick-up - Drivers should adhere to the directions of security staff and other HKIS staff managing traffic. The school utilizes a rolling pick-up system that takes place in the Lower Primary bus layby (pictured below).

Lower Primary bus layby







There are 3 dismissal times: 4:45, 5:00, and 5:30 pm. Cars should display the end time of their child's class on the dash to help staff direct them accordingly. Please see an example of the signs that can be collected from the bus layby as required:













While the class will end at the published time, students will take 5-10 minutes to transition to the pickup point, so please do not enter the bus layby area too early or you will be asked to roll around with the cars picking up students in the earlier dismissal.

Staff will hold up a card or place it in a prominent place such as the lamp post (see below) indicating when the cars arriving to pick up students at 4:45pm, 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm can enter the bus layby. Cars that arrive early will be asked to roll around and rejoin the queue if their child is not at the pick-up point to reduce congestion on the road.

Private Car Pick-Up  - 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm, & 5:30 pm

  • All students leaving South Bay Close by car will be directed to the Lower Primary Bus Lay-by for collection.
  • Parents should remain in their cars and collect their children from the Lower Primary Bus Lay-by.
  • No students should exit the Lower Primary stairs and walk to a stationary car on the roadside.
  • We aim to create a “Loop” between the roundabout at the bottom of the hill and the school bus Lay-by. This system allows access for those dropping students off for activities, our residents returning to campus, and our neighbors to access their homes without crossing onto the wrong side of the road to pass stationary cars.   
  • Please try not to arrive ahead of your designated pick-up time as this will cause traffic congestion outside the school. 
  • It will take at least 5-10 minutes for students to transition from their activity to the pick-up point. 
  • If you do arrive ahead of your designated pick-up time, we strongly suggest you turn right and go under the bridge and follow the road around where you can wait in your car outside the “Loop”.

Turn right to avoid joining The Loop







  • Turn right into the side road to avoid the "Loop"
  • To reduce traffic congestion please refrain from parking and/or waiting on the hill.
  • Please help those who did turn right and waited behind the Upper Primary to merge back into the “loop” when they approach the intersection. Alternatively, these cars can turn left and go around the roundabout at the bottom of the hill.

Do NOT park here








Walkers  - 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm, & 5:30 pm
If your child is a registered walker and they already have permission to walk home unaccompanied they will be allowed to depart on their own.

If your child is not a registered walker, but you would like them to use public transport from Repulse Bay Road, please advise your activity provider that they can depart unaccompanied. They can then depart the Campus via the Lower Primary front stairs during the 4:45 pm, 5:00 pm, & 5:30 pm dismissals.

Please do not ask your child to walk out to the road and collect them via car.

Front stairs for Walkers departure







This system may be interrupted when on-campus parent events are scheduled for late afternoon or early evening, please be patient in these instances, as staff may ask you to circle around the bottom roundabout to ensure the traffic can flow and parents are able to drop off and pick up.

Arrival Procedures - 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Arrivals - 5:00 pm & 5:30 pm

  • Students arriving for Activities require their HKIS Student ID to access campus.
  • There are two designated drop off zones:
  • The Bus Lay-by:
  • Please proceed up the hill to the Bus lay-by and drop students off safely undercover.
  • Under the Bridge:
  • Turn right before the Lower Primary entrance and drop off at the break in the roadside barrier. This drop-off zone allows your child access to the campus without having to cross the road in traffic and reduces trafic in tbe bus lay-by. 
  • If you or your child are riding in a Taxi, please ask the taxi to stop at one of the designated drop-off zones.

Bus lay-by










Bus lay-by

Private car & taxi drop-off2






Private car & taxi drop-off

Departure Procedures - 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm

Departures - 6:00 pm & 6:30 pm

  • The Bus Lay-by gates are closed during these pick-up times. Please park close to the Lower Primary entrance gates, and try to leave a suitable space between cars when waiting on the hill to reduce the impact on the flow of traffic.

Please be mindful of students crossing the road as you approach the school.
You can work directly with your child’s activity leader to discuss any dismissal requirements.