Douglas Kidd is Director of Out of Class and Experiential Education and Teacher of Human Technologies
In a book written in 1988 called The Dream of the Earth, Thomas Berry wrote about the need for a new story. What he meant was that humans need a story that they feel part of, that tells them why and how the world is sacred and precious and what their role within it is.… Read more
Douglas Kidd is Deputy Head of School and Teacher of Human Technologies
Human beings evolved to live outdoors, and many of the ways in which we think and sense the world around us are calibrated to the outdoor life. A good example with a great deal of relevance to education is our ability to concentrate- to focus our attention in one particular direction.… Read more
Raymond Chan is Head of PE and Activities at ICHK
Although there has been renewed interest in Character Education within recent years, it is certainly nothing new. Aristotle, a major influence on western education from over 2000 years ago, tells us how forming character can lead to human flourishing in his book, Nicomachaean Ethics.… Read more
Hong Lok Yuen’s annual sports day has been hailed a huge success.
Students from Years 1-6 competed in a range of track and field events, challenging themselves and enjoying a day in the sun.
It was the first time for the lower school and upper school to join together for sports day.… Read more
ICHK is celebrating an incredible weekend of sporting success.
Our resilient students took part in two of Hong Kong’s biggest youth events – the 24 Hour Race and Team Fear.
Secondary students took part in the 24 Hour Race, running continual laps of The Peak for anti-human trafficking causes.… Read more
Our new PE kit was unveiled this week, to the delight of students across the school.
Children have been so proud to wear the new sports kit, that a special dress-down day was arranged where everyone wore it instead of uniform.… Read more
The third transversal conclusion drawn by the OECD speaks directly to the wealth of research that confirms that learning results from the dynamic interplay of emotions and cognition.
Indeed, to one extent or another, emotions are always either supporting or inhibiting learning, and the job of school is to create the mood-environment in which learning is made more not less likely.… Read more
Ross Parker is Technology Director, and teachs ICT, at ICHK HLY & Secondary.
For those of us who received our formal education in the last millennium, we will most likely recall learning that was highly structured and prescribed. Lessons appeared orderly, with everyone moving through the same material at the same pace, regardless of interest, prior experience or ability.… Read more
Susanna Lynam is a teacher of Year 6 at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen.
ICHK Hong Lok Yuen has a very rare commodity in this urban landscape that we call Hong Kong.
It has ‘Green Space’ that students can explore and learn in.… Read more
The Supermoon phenomenon was used to deliver real life learning to students this week.
Year 6 students learnt all about Monday’s rare event, applying research skills to expand their knowledge. Maths activities were centred around Moon sizes and distances, and students designed and created their own telescopes.… Read more