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CDNIS Celebrates Success of its Arts Programmes

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Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) has long been recognised amongst international schools as offering one of the top arts programmes. The school’s arts programmes, which consist of both visual and performing arts, represent an exciting opportunity for the 1,800 CDNIS students to grow in their artistic skills and in their artistic appreciation. In particular, the arts programmes develop creative problem solvers who are able to think outside the box, connecting well with the school’s strong International Baccalaureate curricula.     According to Upper School Guidance Counsellor Scott Atherton, one of the key factors behind the school’s success is the strong emphasis that it places on its arts programmes, along with the continued investment that CDNIS has made to keep it a strong and vital option all the way through the IBDP...

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The American School Hong Kong (ASHK) Opening Ceremony

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A very impressive Ceremony took place on Friday 19 May, 2017 the American School Hong Kong (ASHK), celebrated the successful Grand Opening Ceremony for its non-profit, college preparatory international school in Tai Po. The entertainment by the students was extremely impressive. A lot of hard work and talent was exhibited on the day. We were delighted to be part of such an event. More about ASHK: ASHK opened in September 2016 for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students and Middle and High school students are now enrolling for the 2017 and 2018 school years. ASHK will launch the gold standard International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in 2018.   The original old school site granted by the Education Bureau, has been totally redesigned and refurbished to match the 21st century learning that ASHK espouses. Built over six floors, ASHK will accommodate 1000 students from...

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FAIRCHILD KINDERGARTEN – A NATURAL CHOICE FOR LEARNING

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Fairchild Kindergarten has opened in Sai Ying Pun, offering programs for children from age 1 to 5 years (up to K2). K3 will be offered in the 2018 school year. This is Fairchild’s second educational venue, with its very successful early learning centre, Fairchild Junior Academy in Tin Hau, already celebrating its first anniversary. The opening of the EDB licensed kindergarten, is another milestone in Fairchild’s long-term ambition to develop a pre-K to G12 through-train school system in Hong Kong, connected to leading schools and universities in Canada and throughout the world. Fairchild is committed to providing great learning opportunities in natural environments that promote a child’s innate instinct to play, inquire and learn. Having grown up in Canada with a forest for a backyard, the Managing Director, Joseph Fung set the design team the task to bring...

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The forest school revolution in Hong Kong: exploring the outdoors and acquiring life skills

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In Hong Kong, the ‘Forest School’ concept is spreading organically, spurred by concerns about children’s loss of contact and understanding of nature. Schools such as: Discovery Bay International School, Forest House Waldorf School, ICHK Hong Lok Yuen, Malvern College Preschool, and Wilderness Preschool have all incorporated the approach into their Early Years Programmes. This is not a means for children to burn off energy outside, instead the divide between indoors and outdoors is broken and children learn in and from nature. Forest School embraces an approach of nurturing, supporting and developing the self-esteem of students. It is an ideal environment in which to develop innovation, problem solving, risk taking, creativity and teamwork. So no wonder, it is becoming so popular. A Forest School is an inspiring place where children do their learning...

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TAI PO SCHOOL UNVEILS PIONEERING FOREST SCHOOL VISION

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ICHK Hong Lok Yuen is delighted to unveil its vision to be a leader in outdoor learning and Forest School education. Our beautiful green campus at Hong Lok Yuen provides us with the perfect location to develop this pioneering approach in Hong Kong. Research shows that if children have regular access to a rich outdoor environment, they will have greater self-esteem, be more confident and develop better concentration, resilience and independence. Innovative work is now underway to establish our very own Forest School and outdoor classroom in our grounds. The development of our Forest School is aimed at further enhancing our educational programme. It is an innovative educational approach to outdoor play and learning where children are encouraged and inspired through positive outdoor experiences. Principal Ruth Woodward said: “The aim is to engage students in learning...

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