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...
Students celebrate speech festival success
ICHK students celebrated excellent results in the prestigious HKIEACA Speech Festival. Four students competed in the event, which attracts students from across Hong Kong. Kaisla Majapuro and Charli Haddican from Year 9 took part in the Teenage Group Mandarin Tongue Twister. Alron Chan Yung Long...
Individual Differences and the Learning Environment
Perhaps the most effective way of exploring how ICHK aligns with the fourth of OECD’s transversal conclusions is to step outside of the South East Asian educational environment for a moment and to invoke the principles that have catapulted a European nation, Finland, to the forefront of the...
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...
The Magic of Neverland
ICHK’s award winning drama team has worked its magic again, leaving audiences spellbound with their incredible production of Neverland. “Blown away, the best show I’ve ever seen, and visually stunning,” were just some of the comments we’ve received. The Mermaid Lagoon, the Forgotten Vaults...
Students Achieve World Rugby Honours
Two ICHK students are celebrating world rugby success. Kelsie Bouttle and Clare Coey were part of the winning team at the inaugural Asia Rugby U18 Girls Sevens Championship in Dubai. Teams from all over Asia including Kazakhstan, UAE and Sri Lanka competed in the major international event. Hong...
Language Festival Success
ICHK is celebrating after being named ‘Best School Overall’ at the Super-language Recitation Competition for the fourth year in a row. Students once again achieved an amazing haul of awards at the prestigious event. They won six ‘Champions’ awards, three ‘First Runner Up, one ‘Second Runner...
Learning In A Real World Context
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...
The Values of Character Education
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...
The Great Story
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