I am delighted to introduce ‘A Team Edventures’, to our Year Four and Year Five parents. This off-site trip next February will teach our pupils how to cope with real-life situations and attain ‘life-skills’ that will be beneficial for the rest of their lives. The two-day camp will be located in Cheung Chau.
Our students will be learning about Hong Kong’s heritage, geography, living creatures, habitats and art. Our pupils will also experience rock-climbing and kayaking with experienced and qualified instructors.
Please find a Powerpoint presentation attached, which has been provided by ‘A Team Edventures’, in this presentation you will find more details regarding the trip and the instructor team. For more information, please visit ‘A Team Edventures’ website at https://ateamedventures.com.
Click here to download the Powerpoint presentation.
Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong opened yesterday and children flooded through the doors for their first day of term. The new co-educational primary school draws on the prestigious academic heritage of Wycombe Abbey UK, one of the highest performing academic schools in Britain.
The new school is headed by Howard Tuckett, a leading educator with 35 years of experience in British Prep School Headship, and a specialist in preparing primary children for entry to the best Secondary schools in the World.
The School’s bespoke curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England with a strong daily Chinese Language Program, and an extended school day which allows for a comprehensive extra-curricular program to develop the ‘whole’ child. This holistic approach to education supports success in the Common Entrance exam and ‘Builds Confidence for Life’, which is the schools’ motto.
I am delighted to be able to report that as our building nears completion in Tin Wan Street, the external netting and scaffolding have now all been removed. The new brick-tile cladding looks very smart and sets off the two large Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong logos.
We are receiving an ever-increasing number of applications across the age-range and conducting assessments, offers of places are being sent out to families within three working days of the assessment. I am delighted that so many parents are reporting that the assessment sessions are found to be enjoyable and positive experiences, both for themselves and their children.
Our regular ‘Explore’ meetings for prospective families are being held up to six times a week at our offices in Prosperity Tower in Queen’s Road, Central. I would encourage anyone who is interested in Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong to join us at one of these sessions. They are usually held at 9.00am or in the early evening throughout the week. Details of the Explore meetings are easily available by contacting our Admissions team via our website. Parents who attend the Explore sessions report finding the meetings to be very informative and we are enjoying discussing our approach and how Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong assists parents to make the optimum choices for their child’s onward senior school career, wherever in the World that may be.
Our Deputy Head, Ms. Jenny Chen joined us on 1stJuly and all other members of staff will be joining the team during the early weeks of August. I am constantly in touch with all members of Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong staff, across the World. We are all very excited about starting work to prepare our new campus in Tin Wan for our pupils in September.
Over the last few months we have been holding detailed discussions with some of the best furniture makers and school suppliers; we are delighted with the range and designs that we have finally selected. Our furniture is being constructed and shipped from as far afield as the USA, UK and New Zealand. The first shipments of thousands of books for our new library are also on their way to us by sea. The books are all electronically cataloged in their packing cases and this should make it easy to unpack them when they arrive. To furnish our Atrium, we have bought a grand piano and also a number of electronic pianos for our new music department.
We have completed all the design details of our new Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong uniform. Uniform production is now underway and we have already sent out Pre-order Forms to our new parents in the Welcome News-sheet.
Finally, for any inquiries about the school and availability of spaces, do get in touch via our website. We will be delighted to assist you.
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Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong (WASHK) cocktail party and dinner for our Founding Headmaster, Howard Tuckett, was hosted by Adrian Cheng and Jennifer Yu Cheng of Chow Tai Fook Education at the beautiful Rosewood Hotel (TST) on Tuesday 16th April 2019.
Adrian Cheng, Advisory Board Co-Chairman of WASHK and Vice Chairman of CTF Education announced his pleasure at the launch of the new Wycombe Abbey School in Hong Kong. This introduction was then followed by William Vanbergen, Advisory Board Co-Chairman of WASHK and founder of BE Education in China, who spoke about the expansion plans of Wycombe Abbey Schools in Greater China and the remarkable background and experience of our Founding Headmaster, Howard Tuckett.
Howard Tuckett then presented the new Wycombe Abbey School design and talked about the curriculum and developmental objectives for students. He mentioned that when setting up the school, his most memorable moment was buying the new primary school library of 22,000 books. After three days of checking the book list, he found that his favorite book was missing, The Hobbit! Since then, the school has confirmed that there will be three brand new copies for students to enjoy.
The dinner celebration was topped off by a special violin performance from Paloma So, a young student from Wycombe Abbey UK. Paloma won the second prize in the ’17 and below age group’ at the 13th International Wieniawski Competition for Young Violinists in Lublin, Poland in 2015 and is currently participating in the Interlaken masterclass with Prof. Zakhar Bron.