Finding the right school in HK – an impossible task?

Hope everyone had a good week back at school for those that already went back.

I was fortunate enough to spend the day yesterday on a junk – one of my favourite past times in Hong Kong.  Whilst sitting in the middle of the South China Sea, a few of us mums were talking about the schools, the processes and the difficult task of making a choice.  So today I thought I would share with you some Open Days that are coming up this month.

Open days are a great way to get to know the international schools for you and your child.  It’s more than the opportunity of looking at the facilities; you get a feel for the school environment, get to speak to the teachers and pupils which really helps to decide whether that school is ‘the one’.

Open day tips:

  • It’s a good idea to do a bit of preparation beforehand, what sort of information would you like to know? A great question I always try and ask teachers is “Why did you choose to teach here?”
  • Encourage your child to get involved in any activities that are taking place, and involve them in any questions you’ll be putting to teachers and even pupils. This might help alleviate any concerns they may have.
  • Take note of the décor and displays, it will help you get a feel for the atmosphere and what it is like to work and attend there.
  • Try and do a bit of extra research, speak to other parents whose children already attend.

If you would like a list of questions to ask then please get in touch.

Here are some upcoming open days in September :

Discovery Bay International School

Tuesday 8th September

Pre-book by visiting the website

Kellett School

Saturday 19th September

Pok Fu Lam Prep: 10:00am – 1:00pm

2 Wah Lok Path, Wah Fu, Pok Fu Lam

Kowloon Bay Prep & Senior: 11:00am – 2:00pm

7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay

Register on the website

Woodlands Pre-Schools – New School location open days

Kennedy Town – Open Day – Saturday 12th September, 10am – 2pm

Hau Wo Building, 3C Davis Street

Beachside – Open Day – Saturday 19th September, 9am-1pm

2F/ 35 Beach Road, Repulse Bay

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Most schools offer private tours on Tuesday through to Thursday mornings – this is something that we are happy to help you arrange.  If you’d like more information on our schools service send me a message or contact Angela our schooling expert!  angela.pedron@ap.jll.com

Have a great week

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