SCHOOL NEWS – Guide To Hong Kong School News And Openings In 2024

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School news and openings in Hong Kong

Discover the latest school news and openings in Hong Kong’s vibrant education scene. Experience the excitement as quality international pre-schools, primary schools, and secondary schools make their way to our international city. Stay informed about virtual learning options, online workshops, and competitions offered by existing schools. Witness the growth and expansion of campuses, providing more opportunities and places for little scholars in Hong Kong. Join the educational journey and embrace a world of fun and learning!

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    RENAISSANCE COLLEGE HONG KONG: Scholarship Opportunities

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    Discover a world of opportunities at Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK), where education meets excellence. As an English medium international school accredited by the International Baccalaureate (IB), RCHK offers a comprehensive range of programs, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), IB Diploma Programme (DP), and International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP).

    From Year 1 to Year 13, students thrive in an environment that fosters ambition and self-empowerment. Exceptional Secondary students, starting from Year 7, can seize the chance to receive a full scholarship, covering 100% of the tuition fee, if they excel in Academics, Theatre, Music, Sports, or Visual Arts. Academic scholarships reward advanced analytical thinkers, while Theatre scholarships acknowledge those passionate about acting, directing, or technical theatre work. Music scholarships celebrate the creativity of musicians, and Sports scholarships support the journey of talented athletes. Visual Arts scholarships honor artists with technical proficiency and distinctive personal aesthetics. RCHK scholars not only benefit from these opportunities but also lead social initiatives, showcase their talents at school events, and participate in international tournaments. Moreover, they have the unique chance to collaborate with esteemed artists, building a network of like-minded peers.

    The 2024-25 Scholarship Programme is now open for applications. To delve deeper into this transformative experience, visit the RCHK website and mark your calendars for the Scholarship Information Evening on January 31, 2024, from 6:30 to 8pm at the PAC – Performing Arts Centre at Renaissance College Hong Kong (MTR station Heng On, Tuen Ma Line, Exit A).

    Connect with current scholars, hear their inspiring stories, and get answers to your questions. Join us on this exciting journey of growth and opportunity! For more details, visit www.rchk.edu.hk/scholarship-information-evening.

    Renaissance College Hong Kong, 5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan, New Territories, Hong Kong +852 3556 3556, admissions@rchk.edu.hkwww.rchk.edu.hk

  • The French International School of Hong Kong


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    Celebrating 60 years of educational excellence, The French International School of Hong Kong reflects on a remarkable journey marked by a commitment to academic achievement, cultural diversity, and global citizenship.

    The school takes pride in pioneering several milestones, being the first to offer Mandarin classes in 1973 and achieving World IB School status in 1988. This significant anniversary provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding achievements of the dedicated staff, express gratitude for unwavering parental support, and applaud the exceptional accomplishments of our students. The festivities included a series of exciting events, with the Diamond Jubilee Gala as the highlight, where 300 guests enjoyed a night of fine dining and entertainment at the Aberdeen Marina Club.

    Looking forward, The French International School of Hong Kong remains steadfast in providing an exceptional educational experience, preparing students to be well-rounded individuals ready to positively impact the world. Here's to 60 years of achievements, growth, and the enduring pursuit of excellence!

    The French International School of Hong Kong, +852 2892 3677, admissions@lfis.edu.hk, www.fis.edu.hk

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    GUIDEPOST AND WOODLAND: Three Woodland Campuses Will Be Transformed, Reopening In August As Guidepost Montessori Schools

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    Guidepost Montessori celebrated the integration of Woodland Pre-Schools into its network last year, marking a significant milestone for a school group with over 40 years of history in Hong Kong. This summer, the transition will culminate as three Woodland campuses undergo a transformation, reopening in August as Guidepost Montessori schools, featuring updated learning environments and exciting play spaces. The objective is to unite the largest community of like-minded families in Hong Kong, providing them with the best educational program for their children and an unparalleled service experience for parents.

    As a school that has educated generations of children in the city, Woodland Pre-Schools' legacy will persist through Guidepost Montessori, offering a modern educational program designed to prepare children for contemporary challenges. With a commitment to Montessori's child-centered principles, the transition ensures the implementation of a comprehensive Montessori curriculum tailored to meet the needs of today's students.

    Guidepost Montessori actively strives to deliver exceptional customer service, recognizing and honoring the trust parents place in them. The successful transition of the Woodland Pok Fu Lam and Woodland Happy Valley campuses in 2023, retaining a significant percentage of children and staff, reflects their dedication and commitment. By joining Guidepost Montessori, families not only enroll their children in a school but also become part of a broader community with numerous opportunities for family engagement and connections.

  • Small World Christian Kindergarten To Join TASS


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    In February 2023, Small World had a signing ceremony with The Alliance for Sustainable Schools (TASS), officially declaring the school's commitment to continue to practice sustainable habits. Small World became one of the founding members and the first kindergarten to join TASS' network of schools! The school is committed to leading our learners to a more sustainable future and aims to develop a sense of awareness about the environment in a meaningful way for young children. As part of their international learning, they embed sustainable habits and practices in the classroom, whilst emphasizing the importance of recycling, reusing, and reducing. The International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) used at Small World has thematic units that offer many ways for the children to learn and explore the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainability practices in the classroom are also intentionally linked to IEYC’s personal goals such as “respect” and “international mindedness.” In addition, their campus has a beautiful outdoor garden which provides many opportunities for the children to appreciate nature through their play and learning.

    Small World Christian Kindergarten, 10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, +852 2525 0922,  admissions@smallworld.edu.hkwww.smallworld.edu.hk

  • Parents Workshop Shrewsberry International School


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    Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong is pleased to announce its latest series of parent workshops, where parents can tap into the expertise of the school's exceptional staff team. These digital workshops will take place every Wednesday for 40 minutes at 5pm. Each session is thoughtfully designed for accessibility and will delve into five key tips on various themes. Mark your calendars for the upcoming workshops: "Five Ways to Develop Mathematical Fluency" on September 27, "Five Ways to Boost Childhood Immunity" on October 11, "Five Ways to Support Chinese Learning as a Non-Native User" on November 8, "Five Ways to Effectively Manage Challenging Behavior" on November 22, and "Five Ways to Inspire Children to Write" on December 6. These sessions promise valuable insights to enhance your child's education and well-being.

    Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2480 1500, enquiries@shrewsbury.edu.hkwww.shrewsbury.edu.hk

  • HONG KONG ACADEMY (HKA): Reduced Fees For Pre-K Programme In Hong Kong For 2024

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    Hong Kong Academy (HKA) has recently revised the fees for its Pre-Kindergarten program, making it more accessible to families. The updated fee structure now includes a one-time, non-refundable application fee of HK$1500, along with annual tuition fees of HK$109,000, which are billed on a semester basis.

    Applications are currently being accepted for the August 2024 intake, and there are limited spaces available for mid-year entry in the 2023/2024 academic year. HKA's Pre-Kindergarten program is specifically designed for children aged 3 to 5, offering engaging and enriching 4.5-hour daily programs. Additionally, students have the option to enroll in an after-school program for extended learning opportunities.

    To ensure personalized attention and effective learning, class sizes are limited to 18 students, with two qualified teachers present throughout the day. This allows for individualized instruction tailored to each student's specific needs and learning style. HKA is committed to providing a nurturing and supportive environment for young learners, fostering their holistic growth and development.

    Incoming Head Of School Kasson Bratton will be on campus and parents are invited to come and meet him on March 6! Register here.

    Hong Kong Academy, www.hkaacademy.edu.hk


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    Kellett School, the esteemed British International School in the heart of Hong Kong, is excited to invite all prospective parents to their Open Evenings! Join them at both the Kowloon Bay Campus, featuring the Prep and Senior School, as well as the Pok Fu Lam Campus, home to the Prep School. This is your opportunity to explore their welcoming campuses and engage in meaningful conversations with members of the Senior Leadership Team, who are eager to answer any questions you may have. Check this link for upcoming tour dates.

    Kellett School, Kowloon Bay Prep and Senior, 7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3120 0700, www.kellettschool.com

    Pok Fu Lam Preparatory School: 2 Wah Lok Path, Wah Fu, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong

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    WOODLAND PRE-SCHOOLS: Discover The Woodland Pre-Schools Journey

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    Calling all parents with little ones aged 6 months to 6 years! Don't miss out on the chance to join the Woodland Journey and uncover why Woodland Pre-Schools has been a beloved institution in Hong Kong for 45 years. Book a school tour here! Get ready for an adventure-filled day of learning and fun with your little ones!

    The Woodland Montessori Pre-School (Caine Road), On Fung Building, 110-118 Caine Road, Mid Levels, Hong Kong | Woodland Sai Kung Pre-School, Shop D, G/F, Marina Cove Shopping Centre, Sai Kung, N.T., Hong Kong | Woodland Repulse Bay, 2/F, 35 Beach Road Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2526 9478, https://woodlandschools.com

  • CREATIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL: Plastic Not Fantastic: Smart Dispensers Take Eco-Action & Celebrating Happiness

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    CSS is proud to announce the installation of two new smart water dispensers, thanks to the support of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The design for these innovative dispensers was created by Form 3 Ka Ue Lu. The goal of this project is to encourage students to adopt the habit of bringing their own bottles from a young age, thereby promoting a reduction in the use of single-use disposables and reducing plastic waste at the source.

    The pilot scheme for installing smart water dispensers aims to make a positive impact on the environment by reducing plastic waste. Join us in this initiative by bringing your own bottle and let's work together to make a difference. Watch here!

    Creative Secondary School, 3 Pung Loi Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2336 0233, admissions@css.edu.hk, www.css.edu.hk

  • YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: Congratulations On YCIS's Student On Receiving An Oxford Offer

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    Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong (YCIS Hong Kong) is pleased to announce the exceptional results attained by its students in the recent International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams. Despite the students having to navigate the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic during their exam preparation and testing, they displayed unwavering determination and achieved impressive outcomes, demonstrating commendable resilience and dedication. In 2023, a total of 144 students were registered for the exams, with an outstanding number of 3 students securing 10 A's (A* and A). Notably, one student achieved a perfect score of straight A*s, exemplifying the remarkable abilities of our students in their pursuit of outstanding results. More information here.

    YCIS has been providing quality international education to the learners of Hong Kong for more than 80 years. Originally specializing in early childhood education, YCIS now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

    Yew Chung International School, 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2338 7106, www.ycis-hk.com/en/admissions, www.ycis-hk.com

  • ESF: ESF To Drop Zoning Requirement For School Admissions Starting August 1, 2023

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    Starting from August 1, 2023, the English Schools Foundation (ESF) will implement a new admissions policy that removes the geographical requirement for school applications. Previously, families could only apply to ESF schools within their allocated geographical area based on their residential address. However, the new policy allows families to apply to any of the 22 ESF schools regardless of their location in Hong Kong. This change will be applicable to applications submitted on or after August 1, and parents already in the application process will be given the opportunity to revise their school choices.  More information is here!

    ESF Schools, https://www.esf.edu.hk/

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    ESF: ESF Sports & Language Is Now Rebranded As ESF Explore

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    ESF Sports & Language is now rebranded as ESF Explore to celebrate and reflect its expanding educational offerings. The new brand positioning is “Inspire and Explore: Learn. Create. Grow.”

    With a curriculum developed to nurture the whole child, ESF Explore’s wide range of classes, courses, and activities furthers this aim and caters to children from infants to teens. Their categories have expanded to include playgroups, sports, language classes, arts, drama, STEM learning, and more.

    ESF Explore, 2/F The Jockey Club Sarah Roe Centre, 2A Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2711 1280, info@esf.org.hkwww.esfexplore.org.hk

  • YU CHUN KEUNG MEMORIAL COLLEGE: Pioneers in ChatGPT Teaching In Hong Kong

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    Did you know that Yu Chun Keung Memorial College in Hong Kong was one of the pioneers in integrating AI tools like ChatGPT in their classrooms? They took a bold step by introducing AI chatbots for non-science subjects like language and history back in January 2023, shortly after the unveiling of ChatGPT by Microsoft-backed OpenAI. Principal Yeung Hok-hoi acknowledges the risks and limitations of artificial intelligence but believes that it's crucial for schools to prepare students for the future in the age of AI. By embracing these technologies, they aim to equip students with the skills they need to thrive in their future careers.

    YU CHUN KEUNG MEMORIAL COLLEGE, 1 Chi Fu Close, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, office@yck2.edu.hk, https://www.yck2.edu.hk/

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    STAMFORD AMERICAN SCHOOL HONG KONG: Meet the Elementary School Principal

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    Stamford American School Hong Kong is a K-12 IB school delivering an internationally accredited rigorous US curriculum located in the heart of Kowloon. Stamford's senior academic leadership team boasts 133 combined years of experience; incoming Elementary School Principal, Ms. Rae Lang, continues this tradition of leadership excellence. Holding 34 years of experience, beginning in her native country New Zealand and expanding to Vietnam and Hong Kong, she leads with a global mindset that understands learners of all languages and backgrounds and empowers them to achieve growth and confidence. Currently, the Director of Teaching & Learning and Designated Safeguarding Lead at Woodlands Preschools Hong Kong, Stamford, will be Ms. Lang's third Cognita school.

    Come for a tour to meet Stamford's fantastic leadership team and expert faculty to learn how they nurture and inspire children to achieve their tremendous potential. Book here today!

    Stamford American School Hong Kong, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2500 8688, admissions@sais.hk.eduwww.sais.hk.edu

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    ESF ISLAND SCHOOL: New Campus Rebuilt In Hong Kong

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    On January 11, 2023, ESF Island School celebrated the official opening of its transformed Borrett Road campus. The nine-year project has resulted in a remarkable 'new' campus spanning eight floors and encompassing over 24,000 square meters. With 42 modern classrooms, 13 laboratories, a four-story outdoor climbing wall, a spacious sports hall, a dedicated performance space, and an eight-lane indoor swimming pool, the campus offers state-of-the-art facilities for students to thrive. The opening ceremony was graced by The Secretary for Education Dr. Christine Choi Yuk-lin, JP, marking a significant milestone in the school's history.

    ESF Island School, https://island.edu.hk/

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    DALTON SCHOOL HONG KONG: New Bilingual Primary School In West Kowloon

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    Hot off the press! Dalton School Hong Kong (DSHK) is a non-profit, child-centered dual-language private independent school located in the new vibrant West Kowloon Cultural District. The school is a true dual-language school (50% English / 50% Putonghua) that follows the US Common Core and Beijing Tsinghua University Primary School standards. The primary school is approximately 75,000 square feet, with another 20,000 square feet used for the kindergarten and preschool.

    The school campus offers a range of facilities to cater to various needs and interests. These include an indoor and covered play area, providing a safe and enjoyable space for students to engage in recreational activities. A multi-purpose sports/concert hall is available for sports activities as well as hosting concerts and events. The campus also features a library and learning space, equipped with resources to support students' academic endeavors. A Chinese literacy center is dedicated to enhancing language skills in Chinese. Additionally, there are dedicated rooms for drama, dance, art, and orchestra, allowing students to explore and develop their creative talents. Science, home economics, maker space, and robotics rooms provide specialized spaces for hands-on learning and experimentation. Lastly, a professional development center is available for teachers to engage in continuous learning and professional growth.

    Admissions are now open to students from reception to middle schoolers and Dalton's High School (Grades 9-12) will commence in 2025. Click here for application information, including SEN inquiries.

    Dalton School Hong Kong, G/F, Imperial Cullinan, 10 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, +852 3612 4660, info@dshk.edu.hk , www.dshk.edu.hk

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    HONG KONG: 23 Students Receive Perfect IB Score In 2023

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    This year, twenty-three students in Hong Kong achieved a perfect score in the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams, which is a decrease from the previous year's count of 93. The IB awarding body has noted that the distribution of grades has returned to pre-pandemic levels. This decline in the number of top scorers locally, by over 70%, reflects a global trend. Worldwide, only 179 candidates achieved full marks compared to 640 in the previous year. Across Hong Kong, a total of 2,275 students received their results for the IB's Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP), alongside 179,917 students worldwide.

    • Eight students from the English Schools Foundation
    • Three students from Diocesan Boys' School in Mong Kok
    • Two students from St. Paul's Co-educational College in the Mid-Levels
    • Two students from the Singapore International School
    • One student from the Canadian International School
    • One student from the Independent Schools Foundation Academy

    IB Scores, https://www.ib-schools.com/hong-kong-league-tables


  • Inter-school Social Issues Association (ISSIA HK) New Magazine!

    ISSIA HK: Student-Led Platform To Discuss Social Issues

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    The ISSIA HK (Inter-school Social Issues Association) is an international, student-led organization in Hong Kong that aims to provide a collaborative platform and opportunities for discussion on social issues. After launching a social issues magazine (ISSIA Magazine), featuring articles, artwork, and photography submissions from across HK, on topics covering mental health, refugees, gentrification, LGBTQ+ issues, and more, it has recently launched a podcast! Contributors come from a range of international schools across Hong Kong!

    To find out more about this great initiative, visit issiahk.org or Instagram @issia.hk.

  • WYCOMBE ABBEY: Several Pupils Secure Multiple Offers From Prestigious UK Boarding Schools

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    Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong is proud to share the remarkable achievements of its Year 6, 7, and 8 students. These young scholars have secured a multitude of acceptances from renowned UK boarding schools, showcasing their exceptional abilities and the quality of education they've received. The impressive roster of schools offering placements to students from Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong includes distinguished names such as Abingdon, Ardingly, Badminton, and Eton College, along with other notable schools like Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Rugby School, and Winchester. This accomplishment highlights the school's commitment to nurturing students who excel in their academic and personal development.

    Wycombe Abbey, 17 Tin Wan Street, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, https://www.was.edu.hk/

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