International College Hong Kong

Head of School Blog

Jun 28
2022

End of Term 3 Assembly and Awards Ceremony Address

Let me start with a quote. This quote, I know, is one of Mr Parker’s favourites. It’s a good quote and, like pretty much any good quote, is the tip of an iceberg.

Jun 27
2022

Year 11 Address

Year 11 students of 2022, I would like to start by saying how delighted I am to be here this evening. From the day you joined ICHK, way back in the dim and distant days of 2017, you have been a truly outstanding group of learners.

May 23
2022

Graduation Speech: Class of 2022

Class of 2022, I am genuinely delighted to be able to join you for this occasion.

Apr 04
2022

End of Term 2 Assembly and Awards Ceremony Address

The assembly at the end of Term 2 is always a bittersweet affair. I deliver it knowing that the next time I speak to the whole school community, some of the students who join us this afternoon will have moved on from ICHK Secondary.

Jan 04
2022

Christmas Assembly and Awards Ceremony Address

High on any list of the unhelpful things that people say about school must surely be the comment that the purpose of school is to prepare students for real life. This gives a fatally false impression and misunderstands the way that human development works. School doesn’t prepare you for ‘real...

Nov 10
2021

Why not 50+1?

In September 2015, ICHK Secondary adopted the 5+1 Model. As its name suggests, 5+1 is a way of conceptually modelling students in order to support them better as learners in the school environment. Again, as the name suggests, it has five core parts, plus one additional component. The five parts...

Jun 27
2021

End of year assembly and awards ceremony address

First and foremost, I would like to congratulate everyone in the ICHK community for having made it through to the end of term 3 and the end of the year. It has been an extraordinary 12 months and, I am confident in saying, a year that we’ll all be very pleased to see the back

Jun 17
2021

Graduation Assembly: Head of School's Address

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2021. For students to have reached this point in their learning journey is always worthy of celebration – in case you haven’t noticed, you have left school! Yes, that’s it, you’re no longer school children; one phase of life is over – and another phase...

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