Assessment and Interview
Assessment and interviews will take place for all children applying to Mount Kelly School Hong Kong. Parents and children will be invited to attend our appointment for assessment at the Admissions Office. For children entering Years 1 and 2, you should allow approximately one hour; for children entering Years 3 and above, allow up to two hours. The appointment is also an opportunity to discuss Mount Kelly’s renowned educational programme and your child’s future potential at Hong Kong’s premier British School.
Our assessment sessions are child-friendly and developmentally appropriate.
Years 1 and 2
For children entering Years 1 and 2, each child will be assessed within a warm and nurturing small group environment.
Children will be observed whilst participating in planned group activities. These observations will focus on school readiness. ‘School Readiness’ is a term that relates more to a child’s characteristics rather than their competencies in Literacy and Numeracy. Some of the expected characteristics of school readiness at Mount Kelly School Hong Kong include:
• Has confidence and good self-esteem
• Is able take turns and share
• Demonstrates the ability to focus
• Displays independence when separated from parents/carers
• Understands expected levels of behaviour
• Can articulate questions and is able to listen carefully
• Is enthusiastic and active in learning and inquiring
Years 3 and beyond
For children entering at Year 3 or above, an assessment will be completed in Mathematics, Reading and Writing. During this time, your child will also meet with one of our Admissions Team members to discuss their interests and answer any questions they may have. At all times we endeavour to provide your child with support, comfort and encouragement.
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