Mirroring its parent school in the UK, the campus at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong in Tseung Kwan O has been designed to support a broad curriculum and now its brand new campus will open to their students at the end of August this year. The incredible range of facilities hosted within this purpose built campus will support learning for over 1,000 students, arranged into classes of approximately 20, between the ages of 3 and 11. Drawing upon almost 500 years of expertise, developed at its sister school in Shropshire, the function specific spaces available have been inspired by a rich heritage and proud reputation for offering a breadth of opportunity. Its vast range of facilities support both physical education and the performing arts, while the school’s location allows for plenty of opportunity to learn outside too. Let’s see more.
Shrewsbury prides itself on providing high-quality teaching and learning. The classrooms play a big part in this and therefore are purposely designed to encourage creativity and collaboration. At campus, vast corridors are present, and the use of glass sliding doors will allow for learning to flow naturally from the classrooms into the broader school. All classes have large windows which allow for an influx of natural light, inspiring young minds, even more.
What makes Shrewsbury stand out among international schools in Hong Kong, is its proximity to expansive green areas and sports fields, in the tradition of its sister school in Shropshire, England. It is situated not very far from a 350-hectare mountain range with fantastic hiking trails for the whole family to enjoy. Only a short walk away, is The Hong Kong Football Association’s new training facilities and a 68-hectare park.
The school has an onsite gymnastic center of excellence where the students will have abundant possibilities to excell academically as well as outside of the classroom. It is fully equipped with the latest equipment, especially created primary students. Shrewsbury enjoys a unique and successful balance between traditional values and an innovative approach to teaching and learning.
The Recital Hall is located at the rear of the campus and is a rather extraordinary addition. Situated on the 2nd floor, it is based on various studies documenting the impact of music on the brain. Shrewsbury has carefully designed and scattered a number of big and small music teaching and learning spaces throughout the school. This innovative thinking provides Shrewsbury’s students a remarkable space for performance.
At Shrewsbury, students will have the opportunity to be instructed by professional swimming coaches. There will be two swimming pools available, one for students in becoming more comfortable in the water and learning basic water skills; the other is directed for students further developing and perfecting their swimming abilities.
At Shrewsbury, sport plays a vital role. There is a carefully designed sports hall, for every student to enjoy. The sports hall will feature an indoor running track that will allow every student to develop their athletic ability and sportsmanship. The school values the holistic development of every student.
Shrewsbury has recently moved to its new location in Tseung Kwan O, just a few minutes’ walk from LOHAS Park Station. The school is easily accessible by private car and by various public transport systems, including buses and the MTR. When using the MTR, the school is located merely four stops from Hong Kong Island by MTR.