Last week I was chatting with a friend about a job interview he had recently been through after applying for a senior position at an international school in eastern Europe. For some employers, job interviews are subject to a kind of arms race, as they think up novel ways to unsettle candidates in order to “put them on the spot” and unearth their “deepest selves”.… Read more
Laam Laam Chung is a Year 12 student
I have completed the task of the maintenance of the library books. Through this activity, I reflected upon the consequences of each and every personal choice. This is because by maintaining the books, I saw some damaged areas and I thought about how although these books are offered to everyone in the ICHK community and it is shared property, each and every individual will still have the responsibility of taking care and treasuring these resources despite them not being a personal belonging.… Read more
Year 1 students have been enjoying a wealth of new activities.
Our youngest Primary students are learning new skills through play, exploration and discovery.
The children have been engaged in outdoor learning and discovering new materials, to help foster creativity.
During their morning in school they took part in a plant and tree treasure hunt around our beautiful campus.… Read more
Year 8 students have been taking a step back in time to explore the World War 2 trenches near our school.
The students have been exploring the military relics in Luk Keng as part of their Human Technologies and Big History lessons.… Read more
We are very pleased to share the inspirational account of Saie Ryu Lee’s gruelling barefoot hike of the Maclehose Trail.
In his article ‘A Barefoot Hiker’s Guide to the MacLehose Trail’, Saie Ryu details his extraordinary account of walking the 100km trail barefoot.
A new art project is underway in Year 6, with students creating their own original sculptures.
Under the guidance of Visual Arts Teacher Kelsey Long, the students have been experimenting with different sculpture materials including cardboard, wire, and clay.
Next week, they will have the opportunity to plan and create their own sculpture, during lessons which focus on the Studio Habit of Mind, “Engage and Persist.”… Read more
Congratulations to Year 6 student Nicholas Lee who has been selected for an honourable mention in the Hong Kong Young Writer’s Award.
Nicholas narrowly missed being shortlisted for an award, but his work impressed the judges so much that they wrote to commend him on it.… Read more
I have found myself in several conversations recently with teachers, parents and students, reflecting on what exactly is missing from children’s lives during this period of disruption, including its repercussions for on-campus learning.
Several themes reliably come up: structure, routine, engagement, attention … but, at a more fundamental level, underlying all of them is what, increasingly, I take to be the essential component of any truly successful learning experience: energy.… Read more