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
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...
Resilient Students Race for Good Causes
ICHK is celebrating an incredible weekend of sporting success. Our resilient students took part in two of Hong Kong’s biggest youth events – the 24 Hour Race and Team Fear. Secondary students took part in the 24 Hour Race, running continual laps of The Peak for anti-human trafficking...
The Role of Emotions in Learning
The third transversal conclusion drawn by the OECD speaks directly to the wealth of research that confirms that learning results from the dynamic interplay of emotions and cognition. Indeed, to one extent or another, emotions are always either supporting or inhibiting learning, and the job of...
The Benefits of Learning in a Green Space
Susanna Lynam is a teacher of Year 6 at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen. ICHK Hong Lok Yuen has a very rare commodity in this urban landscape that we call Hong Kong. It has ‘Green Space’ that students can explore and learn in. As a teacher, I’ve always loved the green space that is available for
Teaching Via Storytelling
Chris Holland is a teacher of Maths at ICHK Secondary. As an engineer, it comes naturally to me to make theory transcend textbooks to real-world connections. Cultivating curiosity can be as simple as crafting an amusing story involving the students themselves. I mean, who wants to read about Joe...
The Key Is Motivation
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...
Amazing CAS Week
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,...
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...
Human Technologies at ICHK
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...