New Schools For Hong Kong Students

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Kellet Hong Kong

A great many new schools are opening for the new academic year 2012 and 2013
Harrow International School – brand new, state-of-the-art Harrow International School, located in Tuen Mun in the New Territories will open in September 2012. The school will cater for two- to 18-year-olds, with about 800 pupils expected in its first year, rising to 1,500 eventually. The school is offering weekly as well as full-time boarding and day places. Harrow will follow an adapted version of the English national curriculum, starting in the crèche and kindergarten with the UK foundation stage, which emphasizes personal and social development, communication and problem-solving in a play-based setting. However; you will need to commit to HKD3,000,000 if you want your child to be on the waiting list for their Early Childhood Program. Classes are already full for most grades and any new applicants will be put on a waiting list. Given the nature of the Hong Kong market, Harrow is admitting very academically able students. Students are not selected just on academic ability, but according to whether they can contribute to school life across a range of fields. The selection process features verbal and non-verb tests and interviews.

Harrow School:

Kellett – The British International School: Spurred by the shortage of places in international schools, Kellett opened a secondary section in 2007, with the eldest children now in year 10. In 2013, a new campus is to open in Kowloon Bay, which will house the secondary school and also a new primary facility. The school, which has 645 pupils across the primary and secondary sections, has a relatively “British” feel, with some 69 per cent of pupils coming from British families. Americans are the next largest nationality.

The new campus is set to offer plush surroundings, including a running track, a swimming pool and several football pitches. An adapted version of the English national curriculum is followed, from the foundation stage through to International GCSEs and GCSEs and A- Levels.

On May 10, 2012 – A ceremony was held at the new greenfield site in Kowloon Bay to lay the Foundation Stone of its new campus which will open in September 2013. The ceremony was officiated by the Chief Executive, Mr. Donald Tsang, Secretary for Education, Mr. Michael Suen and British Consul – General, Mr. Andrew Seaton. Also present and representing the school was chairman of the Kellett School of Governors, Mr. David Kidd and Principal, Ms Ann McDonald.

Kellett School:

Hong Kong Academy is developing a world-class 20,000m2 facility in Sai Kung. In planning for the new campus, HKA remains committed to the principles that have always been paramount to the school – intentional diversity, a dynamic learning environment, individual excellence and engagement with community. Founded in 2000, Hong Kong Academy is an independent, non-profit international school for pre-kindergarten through secondary, which follows the IB curriculum (it will graduate its first class in June 2012) and the latest international teaching methods. It supports the child’s individual learning style and natural strengths, providing a well-rounded educational program with a teacher-student ratio of 1:6, a maximum class size of 18 and just two classes in each year group. Scholarships are available for several selected students in each year from grade 3.

Hong Kong Academy:

Anfield School: Following the success of Kindergartens in Kowloon Tong and Whampoa and demand from parents. Anfield will open its doors in September 2012 in Shatin for children Year 1 to Year 6.
The school will have a maximum of 300 students with only 25 children in each class, and two classes in each year group. The school will follow the British National Curriculum; offering daily Mandarin classes and EAL programmes (English as an additional language). Applications are now open.

Anfield School:

Island Christian Academy: This new school will open in the Mid-Levels in late August/early September 2012 catering for students from Year 1 to Year 6. The school will practice the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which is an international curriculum providing a cross-curricular, thematic, rigorous teaching structure designed to engage children of all abilities in today’s world.

Island Christian Academy:

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