International College Hong Kong

Teacher Insights

Nov 16
2017
Banned Books

Banned Books

Jon Rees is a Teacher of English at ICHK It’s strange to think that the book you hold in your hand could be deemed so explosive that both the writer and the reader could be thrown into jail for its possession. Some of the most famous books we read today, those that are revered as...

Jun 20
2017
Why and how we promote sport at ICHK

Why and how we promote sport at ICHK

Toby Newton is Head of School at ICHK One of the advantages of being a small school is that all our students have a real opportunity to take part in the full range of sporting activities that a school has to offer. A good number of our students will have been on teams ranging from

May 24
2017
It’s not just about the winning

It’s not just about the winning

Raymond Chan is Head of PE and Activities at ICHK Recently, as you may know, ICHK took part in a schools touch rugby tournament.  One of the girls jokingly pointed out that since we organised the event we could invite only teams that we would beat and therefore win the trophy. The humour in her

May 02
2017
What is school for?

What is school for?

Victoria Lee is Head of English at ICHK What is school for? This is a question that became a focus point for a Year 7 English group this Thursday. It wasn’t part of the plan, but sometimes some of the most interesting and memorable lessons aren’t. In fact, although it can be hard to admit

Mar 30
2017
A reformed Maths Mindset

A reformed Maths Mindset

Susanna Lynam is a teacher of Year 6 at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen It was pretty early on when I discovered that Maths didn’t make a lot of sense to me. By Year 4, I was still struggling with recalling my times tables and if it wasn’t for my mother and teacher’s concerted efforts, I

Mar 02
2017
The Legacy Challenge Award

The Legacy Challenge Award

Brendan Lee is a Year 6 Teacher at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen, and runs the Legacy Challenge Award. “It is time to make your mark. Your contribution. It is time to leave a legacy. Your legacy. It’s your time.” James Kerr The Legacy Challenge Award was developed in 2015 with the aim of inspiring,...

Feb 13
2017
Shredding school

Shredding school

Ben Blain is Head of Year 7 and Teacher of Physical Education at ICHK Any parent who has sent their child on ICHK’s annual Snowsports trip will have become used to receiving the nightly email telling the story of each day. Among the descriptions of the weather and the progress updates on...

Jan 04
2017
The Battle Face

The Battle Face

Ben Blain is Head of Year 7 and Teacher of Physical Education at ICHK “Your battle face is calm, relaxed, fixed, determined. Your battle face is grave and still. It doesn’t show enmity, hostility or struggle, but acceptance. Your battle face understands the task ahead, has imagined...

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