Monday 11th September

Mount Kelly International Preschool Opens its Doors

A very historic day for Mount Kelly in Hong Kong, as the Preschool opens its doors for the very first time. The brand new International Preschool at The Austine Place, 38 Kwun Chung Street, Kowloon welcomed its first Founding Pupils to their classrooms this morning. The new school operates the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and caters for children at Nursery and Reception age who can then move onto Mount Kelly Preparatory School.  Both children and staff were very excited for this very first day of the Preschool’s operation. Congratulations to all of the pupils, parents and staff of Mount Kelly International Preschool on the successful opening of the school, on this, the first day of the new term!

 

Gary Wright
Founding Head Master

7th September

Mount Kelly School Hong Kong is partnering with Apple Education, to ensure we provide all of our pupils from the Preschool to the Preparatory School and beyond with the contemporary digital learning skills relevant for today and the future. Yesterday, our teachers participated in another professional development experience at Apple Hong Kong, integrating Apple Education across the curriculum.

Gary Wright
Founding Head Master

6th September

This week was a Parents and Pupils Induction week. Our Head of Prep, Mr Nick Rothwell, welcomed all the new pupils and parents and gave a thorough introduction to Mount Kelly Preparatory School. The school offered parents and pupils the opportunity to meet with their new teachers and classmates prior to the school starting. All of our pupils received their pupil ID cards, handbook, induction pack and the house uniform. We look forward to our new pupils joining us next week!

Gary Wright
Founding Head Master

Saturday 2nd September

The Standard, Kindergarten Fair –

The Standard will be hosting a Kindergarten Fair, where experts in early childhood education will assemble in one place to share their knowledge and expertise in the field. We look forward to attending and meeting with prospective families.

Our Head of Preschool, Ms Abigail Carr, will be speaking about “Separation Anxiety: Developing Independence in your Child – A discussion of techniques to support parents and children when starting school for the first time.”

Details:
Date: Saturday, 2nd September 2017
Location: Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Time: 11.30am to 4pm

Join us at this event to find out more

Friday 1st September

It was a pleasure to welcome our teaching and administrative staff to our Gala event last week. Our staff came together as one community at our Mount Kelly Gala Dinner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Friday 25th August, to celebrate the imminent opening of our Prep School and Preschool. This was a splendid evening.  We were delighted that our special guests came along to join in with our celebrations. Our VIP guests were:

– Mr Andrew Seaton (Executive Director, British Chamber of Commerce, Ex British Consul General HK)
– Mr Mark Loasby (Chairman Education Committee, British Chamber of Commerce)
– Mr Mike Rowse (Founder and Ex Director of Invest HK)
– Ms Maggie Palmer (Trade Commissioner, British Consulate)
– Ms Claire Bloomfield (Senior Project Officer, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
Our Directors and Heads of Schools formally welcomed Mount Kelly School Hong Kong staff and preparing everyone for the year ahead. It was a successful event to commemorate an important milestone in the history of Mount Kelly School, Hong Kong.

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Staff Induction – Thursday 24th August

We have been very excited to welcome our new staff. Our teaching staff are all in place and have begun their comprehensive induction programme, which includes EAL training, First Aid, Child Protection and ICT training, as well as curriculum planning and developing new materials for our pupils. The team have worked well together and are very eager for the start of term.

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Gary Wright
Founding Head Master

The Mount Kelly School Hong Kong Team Arrives

It is a very exciting time for us all at Mount Kelly School Hong Kong, as our excellent teaching team arrives, ready for our induction programme ahead before the term starts in September.  Over 90% of our staff have been recruited directly from the UK. recruiting the very best staff for every available position.

In setting up the school, the focus has been very much on getting outstanding teachers with the right personal qualities, UK recognised qualifications and experience. The extensive induction programme for our new staff shows the commitment that Mount Kelly is taking at every step to ensure the new school meets the exceptional standards of a British International School.

Gary Wright
Head Master

Thursday 3rd August

Sport and Extra-Curricular Activities

Sport and Extra-Curricular activities are an important part of the school curriculum at Mount Kelly School Hong Kong. Pupils will have lessons in Games, PE and swimming, as well as extra-curricular activities.   We aim to provide a sporting environment where every pupil has the opportunity to achieve their potential. For our Mount Kelly School Hong Kong pupils, we will offer:

For Prep:

  • Each class will have P.E. lesson, a swimming lesson and one Games session every week
  • Pupils will be part of the Shackleton Programme  http://mountkelly.com.hk/shackleton-programme/
  • There will be busy after school clubs and opportunities to represent the school
  • School House sporting events, such as a Swimming Gala and Sports Day and much more..

For Preschool

  • Play developing gross motor skills every day
  • PE and Games
  • During the summer months, all Preschool pupils will have a weekly swimming lesson and much more..

Gary Wright
Head Master

12th July

We will shortly warmly welcome Mr. Nick Rothwell as he arrives in Hong Kong next week with his family. He will begin his duties as the Head of the Preparatory School. Miss Abigail Carr, our Head of International Preschool, has been leading the establishment of the Preschool since May 2017.

We work very closely with Mount Kelly UK and we recently held a successful event with our sister school, which showed the strong relationship, as we work together as one school on opposite sides of the planet. We have recently become members of two prestigious school organisations, both from the UK. We are delighted that Mount Kelly School Hong Kong (MKSHK) has become a member of both COBIS (The Council of British International Schools) and ISA (Independent Schools Association).

MKSHK is only the second school in Hong Kong to receive the membership of COBIS (the Council of British International Schools). With robust membership criteria, ongoing monitoring, and statutory requirements to undertake safeguarding training, parents can be reassured that COBIS member schools operate within specific guidelines of ethical practice and good governance which reflect the high standards and ethos expected of a first class British style educational system. MKSHK is also the only school in Hong Kong to have the ISA (Independent Schools Association) overseas affiliate schools’ accreditation. Our close association with our sister school and membership of these organisations demonstrate our commitment to the highest British educational standards.

Gary Wright
Head Master

Mount Kelly School – United Kingdom & Hong Kong Joint Event

Mount Kelly School – United Kingdom & Hong Kong Joint Event

We invite you and your family to this exciting event with our sister school Mount Kelly UK. Meet their Director of Admissions and Marketing, Mrs Vanessa Bowles, and learn more about our seamless transition from Mount Kelly School Hong Kong into the leading UK independent school, Mount Kelly.

I will be apprising parents on the opportunities and advantages of a private independent education – all of which will be obtainable for every pupil at the Mount Kelly Schools, both in Hong Kong and in the United Kingdom. Throughout the day, our Admissions Team will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

The morning will commence with Ms Abby Carr, Head of the Mount Kelly International Preschool, presenting an interactive seminar on “Early Childhood Education: The Role of the Adult”. You are welcome to bring your children as they will be happily occupied with interactive Child Development activities conducted by our dedicated Playgroup Leaders in a room adjacent to the seminar.

You are welcome to stay for the joint presentation: “Mount Kelly Schools UK & HK – a Tradition of Excellence”. Learn more about the Mount Kelly Advantages, the academic excellence, outstanding opportunities outside of the classroom and the exceptional pastoral care of both Schools. Better understand your boarding options and the transition for pupils to the UK.

Gary Wright
Head Master