The academic and extra-curricular development of our primary aged children depends to a great extent on us allowing them to explore, choose and experience as many activities, skills and challenges as possible. Wycombe Abbey School is focused on preparing children to be confident, happy, responsible, highly skilled and globally mobile. More than ever before, the children of today need to learn to be expert lifelong learners and creative, collaborative problem solvers in order to flourish in their future lives and careers.
Young children are natural enthusiasts. They want to try everything! That’s fine with us. We are committed to providing a very broad and varied programme of experiences and extra-curricular activities for every child. Our school day runs from 8.00am to 3.00pm with 9 lessons in the day. Children are encouraged to stay on for our extra-curricular enrichment program which is available from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. The school has a mandatory school bus policy, so children are able to arrive and leave by school bus.
Over the years they spend at the school, our pupils have the opportunity to experience an inspiring choice of different extra-curricular activities, from individual sports such as Swimming, Taekwondo and Wall Climbing to team sports such as Ball Hockey, Basketball and Tennis. There are opportunities for extra Art, Chinese Calligraphy and Culture, Music, Classical Ballet and Musical Theatre aswell as Science Clubs and NASA Education. Extra English and Chinese classes are provided by invitation.
Our pupils develop ambition and resilience and, through the breadth of experiences they enjoy in our extra-curricular programme, they develop into confident, well-balanced and happy young people, ready to embrace the challenges of top-flight secondary education wherever in the World they may go.
|Monday||Lego Model Building||Y1-6||3:00-4:00pm|
|Monday||Dance Classical Ballet||Y1-6||3:00-4:00pm|
|Monday||The Chess Academy||Y1-6||4:05-5:00pm|
|Monday||Young Authors (Creative Writing)||Y2-3||3:00-4:00pm|
|Monday||Young Authors (Creative Writing)||Y4-5||4:05-5:00pm|
|Tuesday||Computer Skills Club||Y1-6||3.00-4.00pm|
|Wednesday||Brazilian Jiu Jitsu||Y1-6||4:05-5:00pm|
|Wednesday||Science Inventors Club||Y1-2||3:00-4:00pm|
|Wednesday||Science Inventors Club||Y3-5||4:05-5:00pm|
|Friday||Beginner Skateboarding/Inline Skating||Y1-2||3:00-4:00pm|
|Friday||Beginner Skateboarding/Inline Skating||Y3-6||4:05-5:00pm|
|Friday||Badminton and Table Tennis||Y1-3||3:00-4:00pm|
|Friday||Badminton and Table Tennis||Y4-6||4:05-5:00pm|
Instrumental Music Programme
Music is an exciting and integral part of life at WASHK. To further enrich our music curriculum, the Instrumental Music Programme offers pupils a full range of individual and group instrumental tuition at our Tin Wan campus.
This service is run in conjunction with Pure Orchestral Centre, a well-established music service which caters from beginning pupils to advanced players. Instrumental lessons, which are held during school hours (8:30 am – 2:55 pm), are available individually (one-on-one) and in group (one-on-two). Enrolled pupils will be assigned one 35-min instrumental lesson each week during school hours, which will be scheduled on a rotational timetable.
Instrumental lessons are available for:
IMP also aims to prepare pupils to achieve the following goals which will support various extra-curricular opportunities both at and outside the school:
1. School Ensembles (ECA) – Starting Term 2, our instrumental lessons will be supported by a wide range of extra-curricular ensembles, including the orchestra and other instrumental ensembles (subject to pupils’ enrolment). We recommend that our pupils who are enrolled in IMP should join one of these ensembles to develop their general musicianship and gain further enjoyment through ensemble playing. Being a part of school ensemble will provide performance opportunities to participate in various school concerts throughout the year.
To join all school ensembles, pupils must have attained a proficient level of playing skills and musicianship, (equivalent to ABRSM Grade 3) or received recommendation from his or her respective instructor. Application for all school ensembles will be available with Term 2 ECA registration.
2. Music Examinations – Students enrolled in IMP will be encouraged and supported to take the practical graded instrumental examinations organised by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), the UK’s largest music education body and the world’s leading provider of music exams. ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, the examinations support high-quality music-making and help to build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress. In addition to ABRSM, pupils can also participate in examinations hosted by other examination boards such as Trinity College of Music, Rock School, or the Royal Conservatory of Music etc.
3. Music Competitions – Once pupils achieve a proficient level of playing skills and musicianship, their respective instructors will support them to participate in the annual Hong Kong Schools Music Festival held in March each year and other local and international music competitions.
4. Talent Shows and Masterclasses – Pupils enrolled in IMP will have various opportunities to perform and partake in masterclasses during school assemblies and other functions throughout the year.
Fee and Payment
Lesson fees will be billed in 3 separate terms. The first term will have 15 weeks of lessons. The second and third terms will have 10 weeks of lessons. Hence, a total of 35 weeks of lessons will be held during the entire academic year. Tuition for 2020/21 academic year are:
Instrument Rental or Purchase Schemes
Except for those enrolled in piano or drum lessons, participating pupils are expected to possess their own instrument for the lessons. WASHK will offer a limited instrument rental service (violin, cello, trombone, saxophone, and guitar only) on a first come first serve basis. In Addition, PURE has kindly agreed to offer a flexible instrument rental or purchase schemes for your consideration. If you wish to receive further information on either schemes, please indicate in the application form.
Application and Registration
To enrol in our Instrumental Music Programme, please read and fill out the application form and return it together with the cheque payment or bank transfer slip to your child’s classroom teacher or Music Teacher Mr. Joseph C. Kim.
Please address the cheques to Pure Orchestral Centre. Please write your child’s full name and pupil number on the back of the cheque.
For bank transfer, please provide a print-screen emailed to Music Teacher Joseph C. Kim or include the bank transfer slip with your application.
Account Holder: Chan Tze Yue Ringo / Hui Lai Hing
If you have any further questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself or Mr. Ringo Chan.
Joseph C. Kim
Mr. Ringo Chan
Director of Pure Orchestral Centre