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...
International Schools Survey
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...
Creating a Culture of Cooperation
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...
China Exchange Programme
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...
Active Engagement and the Curriculum
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...