Service Learning

All HKIS students have ongoing opportunities to be engaged in fundraising and service, including the following projects:

HKIS's fifth Student Learning Result is "Contributing to Society" and we offer many opportunities for students to "give back" outside of the classroom. Required activity programs such as PEAK and Interim as well as optional co-curricular clubs and activities are part of our students' diverse service learning experience.

We have many long-standing relationships with charities and organizations assisting the lives of others. For many years our Upper Primary, Middle School and High School have proudly supported the St. Baldrick's Foundation. Every year, families gather for the annual St. Baldrick's Day event where students, faculty, administrators, and parents shave their heads and raise donations to fund lifesaving childhood cancer research.

Lower Primary

Through sponsored reading, Lower Primary students raise funds for the Heifer Read-to-Feed project that donates animals, such as water buffalo, goats and cows, to developing countries.

In 2015 Lower Primary students raised close to HK$500,000 for the Heifer Fund.

Upper Primary

All Upper Primary students support Operation Santa Claus, a local organization whose work benefits a range of charities in Hong Kong. Fifth Grade students support the literacy projects of Kids4Kids, by writing and illustrating their own books.

Middle School

As a component of their religion classes, Grades 7 and 8 students complete a compassion project, which involves each student organizing and engaging in service to others: projects are self-selected and have included environmental initiatives and care for the elderly. The Matrix Service Club in Middle School also runs Saturday school sessions for refugees in Hong Kong.

High School

High School students may take Humanities in Action classes, which integrate service and academic learning. There are fifteen High School service clubs, such as Habitat for Humanity, Roots and Shoots, UNICEF and Greenpeace, which raise awareness and funds. There has also been a deliberate shift to provide more service options for Interim trips.

Middle School Service


HS Clubs

Global Services / Environmental Awareness

Amnesty International - Animal Safety and Protection (ASAP) - The Citizen's Foundation - Future Hope - Global Issues Network - Greenpeace - Habitat for Humanity - Heal Africa - Heifer - Interact - Love Not Lust - Make A Wish - Roots and Shoots - Unicef - Z Club

Service on Saturday

Caritas Aberdeen Elderly Home - Hotung Secondary School - Cheshire Home - Holy Word School - Chi Lin Buddhist Primary School - Lutheran Nursery - Christian Action - Red Cross Princess Alexander - Crossroads International - Riding for the Disabled - Heep Hong Society - Sharon Lutheran Primary School - HK Down Syndrome Association - St. Andrew Primary School

Alumnae Liz Cantlebary at TEDxYouth@ParkCity talks about her experiences with the HKIS Matrix Service Club.
An example of the variety projects from Interim 2014.