Hong Kong International School

The international edge

Communications and PR manager, teacher assistants Hong Kong International School

Saturday, 30 June, 2012, 12:00am

Helping expat teachers fit in

Sometime this summer, at least one young English teacher will cram his belongings into cases and head to London's Heathrow airport to catch a flight to Hong Kong. He will arrive, ready to stand in front of a classroom of Hong Kong schoolchildren and solve problems with the present perfect.

2 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

How to become a happy camper this summer

With the school year almost over, Shea Stanley is fast sharpening her summer camp savvy. She's been searching for the ideal camp for her 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Tatum. With a smorgasbord of choices, Stanley is planning on school camp, ballet camp, swim classes and 'perhaps something new; we are looking at gymnastics'.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

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YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Loan plan for schools revived

An unused government loan scheme to help international schools expand is to be revived, amid concern that a lack of school places may be keeping foreign talent from the city.

1 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HKIS goes online for hybrid teaching

When the Hong Kong International School (HKIS) was faced with the challenge of operating as a 'virtual' school, it did so with relative ease as teachers and students were already used to working collaboratively online.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Elite school delays meeting on campus renewal plan

aced with criticism on several fronts, an elite school has postponed a meeting set for today with the Town Planning Board to allow more time for discussion about a controversial redevelopment plan.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Anger at transfer by elite school

A plan to move hundreds of pupils at a top international school to temporary premises inside a public housing estate has angered their well-off parents.

The Hong Kong International School proposes to demolish its lower primary school building in Repulse Bay and redevelop it into what it says will be a first-class facility.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

If you had the chance to go back in time for 24 hours, where and when would you go?

Jay Lee Seung-jae, 13, Hong Kong International School

If I could go back 24 hours, I would definitely be in my room at about 12 o'clock in the afternoon. One of the features of being a child is being a professional procrastinator - someone who postpones work because of laziness.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who's pulling the strings?

At Hong Kong International School, with the most expensive tuition in the city, the head of school serves only at the approval of a church council more than 12,000 kilometres away in the American Midwest.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

How would you design a spice rack for a blind person?

Jay Lee Seung-jae, 13, Hong Kong International School

In my opinion, the most important human sense after sight is the sense of smell. The special characteristic of spices is the exquisite scent of each individual spice. So the one way blind people would be able to distinguish one spice from another is by smell.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HKIS upgrades to attract top teachers

Given the willingness of some of Hong Kong's international schools to invest increasing sums in their facilities, the future of private education looks bright indeed.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Local players: batter up!

A total of 130 young baseball players attended a four-day summer baseball training camp held at Hong Kong International School (HKIS) in Tai Tam from August 13-16.

26 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Success of HKIS alumni is biggest draw

Despite the high fees, a place in one of Hong Kong's top international schools is more highly prized than ever. But demand currently far exceeds supply, a fact bemoaned by expat and local parents alike.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Ape art to educate MTR users about primates' rights

Fifth-grade students at Hong Kong International School (HKIS) and the Jane Goodall Institute are collaborating on an art exhibition at the Admiralty MTR station from July 1.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am