At HKIS, Play is a natural and authentic way for your child to make sense of and learn about the world around them. It allows her the opportunity to be an inquirer and ask questions. He can follow his interests and passions and increase his motivation to learn. When children play, it leads to meaningful and natural collaboration. Children learn how to negotiate relationships. They take turns, share, and communicate ideas to understand others.

Your child will be able to shift their thinking to look at alternative ways to face a challenge. Being playful and learning through play allows them to naturally apply flexible thinking to solve a problem. At Lower Primary, students are inspired to learn. The end result is a love of learning and a love for school.

An Environment for Play

The Lower Primary is located at 23 South Bay Road and is the main entrance to the Repulse Bay campus. Home to 770 Reception 1 to Grade 2 students, this 7-story building is equipped with bespoke facilities to serve 4-8 year-olds.


Dedicated Resources for Each Grade

10 Homeroom Classes
10 Homeroom Classes
1 Dedicated Counselor
1 Dedicated Counselor
1 Community Space
1 Community Space
1 Bespoke Playground
1 Bespoke Playground


Shared Spaces Across the Lower Primary

2 Community Playgrounds
2 Community Playgrounds
1 Gymnasium
1 Gymnasium
1 Cafeteria
1 Cafeteria
1 Library
1 Library
7 Chinese Classrooms
7 Chinese Classrooms
2 Art Studios
2 Art Studios
2 Music Rooms
2 Music Rooms
1 Wonder Lab
1 Wonder Lab

 

Shared Spaces with Upper Primary

1 Chapel
1 Chapel
1 Swimming Pool
1 Swimming Pool

 

See a map of the Lower Primary here.

Our Team

At HKIS, we are committed to creating a nurturing and stimulating environment where your child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our distinctive approach, experienced faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and the enriching educational experiences we provide. Join us as we work together to shape a bright future for your child.


A Day in the Life

At HKIS, every child is loved, and every child has a purpose. An HKIS Lower Primary typical day is filled with inspired learning, time together as a community, and support from caring adults.


Student Learning

At HKIS, we provide an engaging and meaningful learning experience for our Lower Primary students. The curriculum is aligned with educational standards, enabling students to acquire, utilize, and apply knowledge and skills across various subject areas. Teaching methods, instructional strategies, and assessment practices are aligned to allow students to effectively demonstrate their learning.

Teaching Philosophy

The teaching philosophy in Lower Primary revolves around the principles of play, inquiry, collaboration, creativity, and resilience. Play serves as a valuable avenue for learning, encouraging students to explore their interests, share ideas, and experiment with different approaches. Inquiry fosters curiosity and problem-solving skills. Collaboration cultivates essential social skills like teamwork and understanding diverse perspectives. Nurturing creativity inspires students to think imaginatively, generate innovative ideas, and express themselves uniquely. Cultivating resilience instills the ability to overcome challenges, learn from feedback, and persist in pursuing goals.

Our Curriculum

Our well-rounded curriculum encompasses key subjects including reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additionally, we offer specialized subjects including art, music, physical education, Chinese, and library. We connect classroom learning to real-life contexts that are relevant and captivating, making education more engaging and applicable.

Setting up an environment for play means we observe and understand student’s learning. We adapt and change the environment in response to the needs of our diverse learners.

Andrea Strutin

Through structured, guided, free, and imaginative play, we nurture and encourage students to be creative and flexible thinkers.

Geoff Heney

We allow students to really play with language, providing opportunities for students to role-play, to help them understand and comprehend texts. Giving students choice in literacy allows them to explore their interests and passions.

Geoff Heney

Student Life

Building a school community is key to the HKIS experience. Students come together in community in spaces outside of the classroom. They enjoy group gatherings, such as monthly Chapels to learn about Christianity and other faiths. They engage in collaborative activities on Dragon Days, where students choose from a menu of activities such as printmaking, cricket, and mah jong.

 
 

Chapels

The Christian identity of the school is expressed through community-building expressions of faith such as devotions, prayer, and chapel. Chapels, in particular, are an opportunity for the proclamation of God’s love and a communal expression of identity. Chapels are inclusive. All students and staff are invited to participate in a respectful, reverent, and joyful way. In Chapel, every student hears that he or she is a beloved child of God and has been given unique gifts for their calling in life. 

Spiritual Development at HKIS

After School Activities

HKIS offers a wide variety of after-school activities (ASAs) through in-house and third-party providers. Activities are a large part of developing the whole child and are an important part of the HKIS program. Activities range from sports, performing and visual arts, spirituality, S.T.E.M, and more. Learn more about the full program. 

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