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[SCMP Archive] HKIS primary school dedication to take place this week

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 October, 2016, 2:49pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 October, 2016, 2:57pm

[First published on Oct 28, 1975] Hong Kong International School dedicates its new elementary school building in South Bay Close, Repulse Bay, in a simple ceremony at 11am tomorrow in the courtyard of the new eight-storey structure.

The dedicatory rites follow conducted tours of the building winch begin at 10 am, and are open to the public.

Mrs Charles Cross, wife of the U.S. Consul-General in Hong Kong, will unveil the dedication plaque which will state that the newly-constructed elementary school building is “Dedicated to our Children by the School Community.”

Others taking part in the brief ceremonies will be the Director of Education, Mr Kenneth Topley, Mr Charles Cross, and the Chairman of the Hong Kong Conference of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Dr Andrew Chiu.

The building contains eight clusters of classrooms, each with over 4000 square feet of open area. In each cluster is also a wet area for arts and crafts, a storage area; wash-room facilities, and a small conference room.

Six clusters are presently being used as classrooms, while one is for activities and one serves as the library/media centre complete with reading and special interest centres.

There is also a large kindergarten room, two lunch rooms, and other special rooms for art, music, science, domestic science, Cantonese, and English as a second language.

Two rooftop playgrounds are located on the second and seventh floors, and a large gymnasium/auditorium with changing rooms, classroom, and stage is on the ground floor.

A six-lane swimming pool provides facilities for instruction, recreation, and competition.