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[SCMP Archive] New US school to open primary section

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 5:34pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 5:38pm

[First published on Jul 22, 1966] Hong Kong International School, “The American School in Hong kong,” will open a provisional primary department in September in rented quarters on Chung Hom Kok Road, Repulse Bay.
The elementary classes on to six, with seats for about 190 pupils, will be taught.

More than 160 children had been registered so far and it was likely that every seat would be filled, a spokesman said yesterday. Even now classes three and four were practically filled.

Mr Robert Christian, due to arrive from New York early in August, will be headmaster of this provisional school, and three or four classroom teachers will also arrive in August to help staff the school. Other teachers are being engaged from qualified people already living in the Colony.

This provisional school is a forerunner of the permanent Hong Kong International School, now under construction, which is to open in the autumn of 1967. In the permanent school, classes will range from kindergarten to senior high school.

In opening this provisional school, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is trying to meet an urgent need in the Colony, the spokesman said. Government, particularly the Education Department, had been most helpful, and registration papers had already been granted. The date of the school opening would be decided on when the headmaster and teaching staff arrived, he said.