ePayment

ePayment General Information

Kennedy School has set up an ePayment system to save parents from sending cash and or cheques to meet miscellaneous charges at the school.

The miscellaneous charges cover a wide range of incidental expenses and activities such as camps, trips, workshops, swimming, the hire of Stanley Ho Sports Centre for PE and games and staff run extra-curricular activities, etc. We want your children to have a rich experience at Kennedy School and we are proud of the extra programmes we offer. These charges are included in the annual cost letter we send to parents at the beginning of each School year.

Each student will be assigned a personalized ePayment account in the ESF Gateway System in which school will debit the account for the activities undertaken individually. Parents will be able to check the account details, balance and transaction records online by clicking on the ePayment button on the ESF Gateway homepage, and transfer between siblings still in Kennedy School.

There is a minimum default amount of $1000 when you deposit money into your ePayment account, deposits of a lower amount of money will be rejected by the system. The purpose of the ePayment system is to reduce unnecessary admin time for our office staff and reduce the need for multiple payments from parents. In addition to this there is a $2.2 handling charge for each payment received by the school. We cover the cost of this but would not wish to pay extra unnecessary costs.

Any unused credit balance can be carried forward to the following term, or transferred to the account of a younger sibling if your child is leaving. Alternatively parents can elect to receive a refund.

How to check your ePayment Account

How to Open a PPS Account

METHODS OF PAYMENT:

  • Internet banking bill payment (Similar as utilities bill payments)

Using HSBC as an example, go to ‘bill payment’ – ‘add new merchant’ – category – ‘education institution’ – merchant – ‘Kennedy School – Mis Fee’ – type in your ‘bill payee account no’ (which is your child’s miscellaneous fees reference number that can be found in Gateway under Admin > ePayment next to your child’s name; it is 8 digit number starting with 66). Please note that you need to have an HSBC credit card if you bank online with HSBC but other banks have slightly different arrangements. Please click here for more information on other participating banks.

You will need to know Kennedy School PPS Merchant Code: 6067 and your child’s miscellaneous fees reference number (this can be found in Gateway under Admin > ePayment, next to your child’s name; it is 8 digit number starting with 66).

Parents are notified before an amount is debited from their accounts. Should an account have insufficient funds, an email will be sent to parents to request for additional deposit.

If you forget your Gateway login and/or password, you may retrieve them via the Gateway login page. Click “forgot password or login name”, enter your email address and the info will be sent to your email address.

If you have any questions regarding the ESF Gateway login or any technical problems, please email:

itsupport@kennedy.edu.hk

If you have any ePayment account queries, please email: epay@kennedy.edu.hk

Please do not confuse fees for ESF, Kennedy School and PTA. The following table is a summary of payment method and contact.

ESF
Kennedy School

(via epayment)

PTA

(cash / cheque only)

Payment for School Fees (direct debit) Annual Costs Buses
Capital Levy (cheque) Camp PTA Membership
Deposit (cheque) School run after school activities Uniform
Parent Funded EA charge (cheque)
Contact billing@esfcentre.edu.hk epay@kennedy.edu.hk pta@kennedy.edu.hk
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