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Smart Cards

Discovery College students use a multi-purpose, stored-value Smart Card system. The Smart Card is a photo-identity card with other functions designed to increase efficiency and convenience with respect to day-to-day functions described below.


Functions accessible through the Smart Card system include:

  • photo identity

  • attendance

  • library resource issuing

  • photocopying

  • printing

  • access to rooms (some Senior students)

  • students can buy a voucher to add value to their Smart Cards in the library. The minimum top-up amount is $20. This can be done before school or at break times only

  • students have access through the Internet to the current value on the Smart Card and also a record of transactions while at the school. Ding! > Printing balance (Discovery College recommends regular checks of this information)

Note that Octopus is used for payment in the Cafeteria and in the front office for the purchase of notebooks.

If lost/damaged, students can buy a new one at the school office by filling up a simple form and paying HKD 50. (Octopus payment only)

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