The second of the OECD’s “transversal conclusions” resonates so strongly with our approaches to education at ICHK that I would like to continue to explore it here in this second part of this piece.
We are delighted to report that ICHK has scored exceptionally well in the International Schools Survey 2016.
Parents at 53 schools across Hong Kong were asked for their opinions and their overall satisfaction of International Schools.
The Survey measured perceptions of primary and secondary international education and the attributes and criteria that parents value most for their children’s learning.… Read more
Children learnt all about healthy lifestyles, as the Leap Van arrived at school.
Students from Years 1-6 visited the mobile classroom, and took part in a series of interactive lessons and activities.
They learnt about healthy living, their bodies and the effects of drugs and communication with friends.… Read more
Students enjoyed a performance of the well-loved tale The Gruffalo’s Child this week.
Children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 visited the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts to see the acclaimed touring production.
Back in the classroom, they spent time using a thinking routine to reflect on the show, and used it as the basis for classroom activities.… Read more
ICHK’s annual exchange programme has been underway this week.
Students and staff made a return visit to Nengren Middle School in Jiangsu Province, where they were immersed in Chinese language and culture.
They enjoyed a tremendous week, taking part in many different activities, and enjoying the hospitality of their host families.… Read more
In their review of the lessons that should be drawn from latest research in the learning sciences, the OECD list seven “transversal” conclusions that, they insist, should be the hallmark of the 21st century learning environment, but which, they lament, generally are not.
Since 2013, we have adopted what we call the 5+1 Model at ICHK. Based on the insights of five thinkers working in education and beyond, but taking its inspiration more widely, the 5+1 Model gives guidance to our teachers about how best to engage with pre-teen and teenage learners so as to boost their chances of success and to place student wellbeing at the centre of school life.
As part of my role as Head of School, I intend to get into the habit of writing occasional but regular blogs that provide the community with a chance to connect with the thinking behind the ways in which we approach schooling at ICHK.