16th November 2016

Our recent Ground Breaking Ceremony was a great success and a milestone in the development of our new school. It really marked the start of realising a vision. The vision of opening a new British school, Mount Kelly School Hong Kong. My grateful thanks to the Mount Kelly team in Hong Kong for all their hard work in making the event such a success.

It was also a pleasure to welcome and host Mr Mark Semmence, Headmaster of Mount Kelly UK who came to Hong Kong to participate in the event with us. Mount Kelly International represents the first overseas venture for the school. I would also like to pay tribute to the endeavours of the Mount Kelly UK Board of Governors for their global aspirations, which are now being realised.

The ceremony provided a wonderful opportunity to meet together as a community, to celebrate and share together in the historic event, which included burying a time capsule to commemorate the date.

Mount Kelly will help pupils to join one of the very best English independent boarding schools, with 140 years of history. We share a common ethos and set of values with our sister school in England. Mount Kelly is known globally as a school with high expectations, high standards and high achievements. As with the sister school in Devon, Mount Kelly School in Hong Kong will offer a quintessentially classic English education, combining small class sizes and individual attention, which go hand in hand with a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities. Both Mr Semmence and I are keen to establish a close partnership between our two schools, with future collaborations and opportunities for both sets of pupils in the future.
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I have been delighted to meet so many families at our ‘Meet the Head Master’ events recently. It has been inspiring to see such interest in our new school from families who are keen to learn more about what Mount Kelly will offer. We have seen a great demand for places at these events, which are now unfortunately full until the end of the year. However, we will be organising more sessions in the New Year. Please do sign up if you have been unable to come along to date. We look forward to welcoming you to our Admissions Office.

Gary Wright
Head Master