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Nov 15
2016
The Key Is Motivation

The Key Is Motivation

Teacher Insights

Ross Parker is Technology Director, and teachs ICT, at ICHK HLY & Secondary. For those of us who received our formal education in the last millennium, we will most likely recall learning that was highly structured and prescribed. Lessons appeared orderly, with everyone moving through the same...

Nov 07
2016
Amazing CAS Week

Amazing CAS Week

School News

Secondary students have experienced an amazing range of CAS Week challenges. Students across the school have stepped out of the classroom, and pushed outside of their comfort zones. They have experienced rock climbing, hiking, community service, first aid training and work experience in Guilin,...

Nov 01
2016
Spirit Week

Spirit Week

School News

Spirit Week has been celebrated at our secondary school with a wonderful range of events led by our creative students. Each day was allocated a theme, with students across all year groups entering into the spirit of the week. These included Dynasty War, Profession Day, Opposite / Twin Day, Pyjama...

Oct 31
2016
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Human Technologies at ICHK

Head of School Blog

The second of the OECD’s “transversal conclusions” resonates so strongly with our approaches to education at ICHK that I would like to continue to explore it here in this second part of this piece. In the first part, I examined to ways in which our 5+1 model directly impacts on...

Oct 30
2016
International Schools Survey

International Schools Survey

School News

We are delighted to report that ICHK has scored exceptionally well in the International Schools Survey 2016. Parents at 53 schools across Hong Kong were asked for their opinions and their overall satisfaction of International Schools. The Survey measured perceptions of primary and secondary...

Oct 18
2016
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Creating a Culture of Cooperation

Head of School Blog

In their review of current best practice in education, as informed by recent research in the learning sciences, the OECD draws this second “transversal conclusion”: Once again, this speaks directly to our 5+1 model, in not just one but several of its dimensions. It is also relevant to other...

Oct 05
2016
China Exchange Programme

China Exchange Programme

School News

ICHK’s annual exchange programme has been underway this week. Students and staff made a return visit to Nengren Middle School in Jiangsu Province, where they were immersed in Chinese language and culture. They enjoyed a tremendous week, taking part in many different activities, and enjoying the...

Oct 04
2016
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The Complexity of Learning

Head of School Blog

As part of my role as Head of School, I intend to get into the habit of writing occasional but regular blogs that provide the community with a chance to connect with the thinking behind the ways in which we approach schooling at ICHK. Witnessing people develop and grow as professionals, we see...

Oct 04
2016
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Student Achievement, Adaptive Expertise and the 5+1 Model

Head of School Blog

Since 2013, we have adopted what we call the 5+1 Model at ICHK. Based on the insights of five thinkers working in education and beyond, but taking its inspiration more widely, the 5+1 Model gives guidance to our teachers about how best to engage with pre-teen and teenage learners so as to boost...

Oct 04
2016
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Active Engagement and the Curriculum

Head of School Blog

In their review of the lessons that should be drawn from latest research in the learning sciences, the OECD list seven “transversal” conclusions that, they insist, should be the hallmark of the 21st century learning environment, but which, they lament, generally are not. I thought it would be...

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