How a Growth Mindset Helped to conquer the sport of polo
Jon Rees is a teacher of English, Human Technologies and Theory of Knowledge at ICHK In the last 11 months, Jon Rees took up the challenge of learning to ride a horse so that he could participate in the first ever Hong Kong Polo Beginners Cup in Tianjin, China. That tournament took place last...
Phil Morgan is Director of Creativity and Head of Human Technologies at ICHK A few years ago I visited The Green School in Bali. In educational terms it is an almost-mythical ‘Shangri-la’ of a school – the world’s most beautiful and ecologically aware institution....
Deep Learning at ICHK
Ray Chan is Head of PE, Activities & Deep Learning at ICHK As I reflect upon the year, my mind naturally tends towards the Deep Learning programme that we have initiated this year. As the coordinator of this programme, I feel privileged to have worked with staff on a wide-ranging curriculum...
The Neverheard Beforechestra
Phil Morgan is Director of Creativity and Head of Human Technologies at ICHK The thing I appreciate most about working at ICHK is the uncommon attitude to risk-taking, experimentation, and the very real possibility of failure in the pursuit of learning. If you don’t work in education you...
The art of growing up
Ross Parker is Director of Technology, Pedagogy & Assessment at ICHK The process of becoming an adult is one of life’s main preoccupations: it takes a long time, and requires the investment of a considerable amount of personal, familial, societal energy. As a secondary school teacher I feel...
A mesocosm study at ICHK
Jamie Holden is a Teacher of Maths at ICHK If you happen to visit ICHK and climb to the top of C block to visit c307, you may be lucky enough to see two things. The first is the amazing view over Starling Inlet, a view unique to ICHK. The second is several jars on
Making school fit for its 21st century purpose
Toby Newton is Head of School at ICHK. This was his greeting to the ICHK community in the Winter newsletter. The year started with the news that we have been included in Cambridge University’s list of the 100 most innovative schools worldwide. Lists of this kind always give rise to questions...
CAS Week Adventure Challenge
Ray Chan and Chris Holland are the ICHK teachers who led the challenge. The 2017 CAS Week Adventure Challenge lived up to its name and then some this year. Undoubtedly, the week has been extremely tough which led Aoi to remark one evening that the week should not be named the Adventure Challenge...