Master Facilities Plan
Developing HKIS's facilities is an important way that we can ensure that each student, no matter how old, gets the best educational experience possible. We share information here so our community can know what we’re working towards. The timeline on the right is a rough guide to what we hope to achieve.
We are now in the second phase of the Master Facilities Plan with the first Phase completing with the opening of the new Lower Primary School. Although previously we planned to conduct renovations to the Upper Primary School over three summers, it is now clear that relocating Upper Primary School students to a temporary location for a full academic year is a better option for our community: it allows for more extensive renovations, and minimizes the time that students are learning in a working construction site
And we’re still thinking of the future. Opportunities to do something for the future of education in Hong Kong are few and far between, but we believe that we are in a position to build a better school to give our students the best opportunities for education, and beyond.
The Student Activity Center could include a swimming pool, field viewing area, large gymnasium, weights rooms, studio space, tennis courts, batting cages, and a café. It would also have parking underneath for 200 cars.
One option under consideration for Site B is to create a center for professional learning in the region. Currently at HKIS, professional development and parent education takes place in student learning spaces. This takes away from space students can use during the day, and means that we can't offer as many professional development opportunities as we would like at the school. Improving our conference capabilities would allow us to expand professional development and enrich student learning. These professional development opportunities will also help us attract and retain the best faculty.
The space would include a 250 seat auditorium for educational programs including conference/guest speakers. Model Classrooms could be developed for instructional development and teacher orientation/in-service, and space could be made available for partnerships with regional and international organizations to enhance professional development or research projects
Seating 1,000 people, the Performance Hall will be the heart of the campus and the perfect place for assemblies and performances. Currently HS & MS gyms are the imperfect gathering place for our MS and HS divisions, for music performances, and parent events. But gyms are not meant to be performance halls. Creating a purpose-built space means we will have a facility that not only is functional, but also performs at a high level to match the quality of our programs.
Centering this facility in heart of the campus allows for easy access and use by both the HS and MS. Community gatherings and Chapel along with student performances. In addition, a Performance Hall would mean that students could practice where they perform, helping hone their skills and fine tune their performances.
New Cafeterias for the Middle and High Schools
Moving cafeterias to this performance hub area means that we create a unified cafeteria and kitchen in the current MS Gym, freeing up other space for student learning. By co-locating with the performance hall, this space will also serve those events hosted there. This means more people can attend events as well as activities scheduled before and following. Smaller function rooms in this area would be used for meetings, and other group activities.