In light of the uncertainties that is engulfing most of our world right now, I’d like to celebrate the green shoots in our community - the result of the hard work, determination, vision, and creativity of our Grade 12 students who chose to apply to an institution of hi...

“Virtual school for kindergarten? No way.”

“It’s impossible to have online classes for the little ones!”

“You can’t teach kindergarten online.”

So the naysayers chimed when schools across Hong Kong were closed due to the coronavirus. I am a teacher at The Harbour School’s...

“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way to think about things.”

(Flora Lewis)

As a teacher of languages and a keen linguist, I believe that languages, if taught well, with love, passion and purpose, ca...

At The Harbour School, there are seven learner goals that blanket all aspects of our curricula: perceptive, inquisitive, self-determined, integrated within yourself, integrated among others, resilient, and innovative.  As educators, we expect to foster these characteri...

Regular school timetables help to structure a student’s day and separate their “school work” time from “play” time, but that routine breaks down when they are required to learn from home. Many children lack the discipline and motivation to self-regulate and maintain th...

In a world where nearly every question one might ask can be answered with, “Hey Siri”, it’s more important than ever that we teach students how to think critically.  This is why so much of Learning Extension services at THS focus on developing this skill in various cap...

I have treasured books ever since my own childhood library visits when my mother used to take my brother and I to the local library every single Wednesday afternoon. I would look forward to swapping the six books I had checked out the previous week for six fresh new st...

We’ve all heard the phrase, “curiosity killed the cat” which is a little unfair for the poor cat. Science teachers like myself at THS think that curiosity is a very good thing indeed. Rather than be the information source imparting facts to our students during class ti...

January 24, 2020

Farewell to the Year of the Pig as we usher in the Year of the Rat. According to the Chinese Zodiac based on a 12-year cycle with each year associated to an animal sign, this new year is the Year of the Rat. Starting on January 25 to February 11, 2021 is Year of the Me...

January 16, 2020

January is perhaps the most contemplative time of year with many of us taking the new year as an opportunity for all of us to reflect on what has been, where we are now, and to put into motion the things we need to do to succeed in the future. Part of this process incl...

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