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Small World Christian Kindergarten—celebrating 30 years

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“Nurturing a child’s sense of personal worth and therefore hope and dreams for wonderful future is perhaps the most important responsibility of every grown-up in a child’s life.” Thirty years ago, a small team of young teachers took up this responsibility towards the children of Hong Kong. Opening its doors in 1986, Small World Christian Kindergarten pursued a vision to invest in the next generation, building them up with strong foundations of love, self-esteem, and learning.             A sense of history is immediately apparent when you walk through the doors of No. 10, Borrett Road. The premises that this not-for-profit kindergarten has operated out of for the past 30 years is a Grade II heritage listed building, formerly a British military hospital and, for a time, the site of Island School. Today,...

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What’s in a Good School?

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The Harbour School Principal, Christine Greenberg discusses the role school played in her experience growing up as a Third Culture Kid   According to Vicki Labiri, referencing Dr. Ruth Hill Useem, “mother” of the term Third Culture Kid (TCK), and her work from the 1960s, a TCK is an expatriated individual who has grown up  “rooted in the home culture, lived out in the host culture, but in the end, neither fully one nor the other.” My father worked in finance which meant we moved every three to four years.  I moved five times from four to eighteen, and attended different international schools, one of them a “top tier” school here in HK. I’ve been in the shoes of many of our students and I’ve experienced what matters to us in terms of school.   For sure, I’m grateful to be a TCK:  Statistically,...

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Stamford American School

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Opens new school in Hong Kong Stamford American School – Hong Kong is a world-class international school offering a rigorous standards-based education for children aged 5 to 18 years old, launching September 2017. We are pleased to grow our Stamford American community following our huge success at our Singapore campus, which today has a vibrant community of over 3,000 students from 70 nationalities. As with our Singapore school, Stamford American in Hong Kong aims to instill an enthusiasm for lifelong learning and a sense of global awareness in every student and let them achieve more than they believe they can. Stamford American School – Hong Kong is part of Cognita, a global leader in independent education with over 65 schools worldwide. Stamford American draws upon the Cognita group’s wide-ranging international breadth and expertise of educators to share best...

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IB DIPLOMA EXAM RESULTS 2016

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Hong Kong candidates performed exceptionally well in the 2016 International Baccalaureate (IB) examination. Of the 2,076 candidates who sat for the examination in May, 96.76 per cent passed the assessment, which was higher than the global figure of 79.28 per cent.   IB DIPLOMA EXAM RESULTS 2016

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PRINCIPAL SPOTLIGHT John Jalsevac - American School Hong Kong

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A new but familiar face, John Jalsevac, is School Director of American School Hong Kong (ASHK) which will open in Tai Po in August 2016. ASHK, the Dubai-based Esol Education’s first in East Asia, will operate a KG to Grade 12 through-train school featuring US Common Core curriculum in the Elementary and Middle School Divisions and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the High School. John spoke with us during a recent meeting about the opening of the school, his own personal goals, and the aspirations he has for the school, teachers and community. More about John JalsevacIt is obvious form the offset that John is bursting with great excitement about his new role. He embraces the challenge of starting a new school and appears inspired and motivated to build an exemplary school program and vibrant community. Most recently, John was Head of School at Mission...

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