A majority of parents voted against the proposed relocation to Sha Tin of the elite Catholic girls' secondary school, St Rose of Lima's. Parent-Teacher Association chairman Tsui Kong said 343 parents objected, while 158 supported the move in a survey revealed at a meeting for parents and school management on Wednesday. About one-fifth of parents did not respond to the school's questionnaire. Association vice-chairman Betty Ngai Wong Yin-ling said the school had agreed to reach a decision by yesterday and report it to the Education Department. But it had now decided to meet the school's board of directors to discuss the issue first. Mrs Ngai said parents hoped the school would consider their wishes. 'Ideally, we would like the Education Department to relocate the school in the same district instead of moving it to Sha Tin - many parents fear the move will downgrade the band of the school in the long-run,' she said. The headmistress of the secondary section, Sister Margaret Fung Sui-fun, refused to say if the school had reached a decision. Education Department spokesman Li So-man said it was still waiting for a reply from the school after its meeting with parents. The department has given the school two weeks to reply. Parents reacted angrily to the planned changes - which included relocation and going co-educational - when news of the move became public this month.