The Benefits of a Well-Rounded Education
Based on the well-established heritage and academic excellence of Wycombe Abbey School in England, our curriculum is drawn from the British National Curriculum. We emphasize our commitment to a well-rounded education including 14 Primary Subjects. In addition to our core subjects of English, Chinese, and Mathematics, we offer learning outside of the conventional classroom settings - Drama, Music, Art, Science, Physical Education, iSTEAM and a wide range of carefully selected extracurricular enrichment activities to widen our students' curiosity and interests.
Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong (WASHK) opened its doors on 5th September 2019. The exciting, new co-educational school offers a quintessentially British independent education for primary aged children. With state-of-the-art facilities and resources, WASHK provides a unique variety of educational and extracurricular activities to offer an outstanding primary school experience. Highlighted by the modern facilities and themed specialists classrooms at Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, students have the opportunity to experience an inspiring choice of different activities, from individual and team sports to Creative Arts, Music, Chess, Cookery, Drama, Dance, iSTEAM and much more, in an exciting range of teams, clubs, and societies.
What are the benefits of a well-rounded education?
The English curriculum begins with a phonetic approach to writing. As children progress, mechanical reading quickly develops into advanced comprehension, through creative writing and practicing oral skills. For Chinese, Putonghua is the medium of instruction. The school offers curriculum streams for both Native and Non-Native Speaking groups, and differentiation within classes to provide an immersive environment promoting Chinese culture.
Mathematics is another core subject at WASHK. The aim is to assist students to become highly numerate and confident with numbers, with a sound grounding in core facts. Students are encouraged to reason and explore the problem-solving diversity of mathematics, and have a firm, working knowledge of bonds and multiplication tables.
Music is offered three times per week at WASHK. Students are taught to sing in English and Chinese, while learning the rudiments of reading music. In addition to a dedicated music hall, the school is equipped with numerous rehearsal rooms for individual musical instrument lessons. Students have the option to learn to play the piano, violin, harp and many other instruments as part of the school’s extra-curricular activities.
For Art, the school has two well-appointed art studios, including an outdoor art garden, providing students with a stimulating environment in which to learn to learn their artistic skills and explore their creativity.
Lastly, Speech and Drama is emphasized at WASHK. While children have great fun and enjoy stimulating lessons each week with plays, scripts and costumes, they will ultimately learn to speak and present publicly with confidence, allowing them to be the future leaders of tomorrow.
The significance of preparing children for their working adult lives as they interact with technology is stressed at Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong. There are three dedicated classrooms to iSTEAM, which is the school’s unique incorporation of teaching Information Communications Technology (ICT) and STEAM as a discrete subject. Starting at Year 1, children will learn the basics of coding, how to build and fly their own drones, design and construct their own space stations, any many more. After school activities related to iSTEAM, such as NASA Space Program, Lego Model Building, and RoboCode are offered each week to inspire innovation through interactions with technology.