There was a great community buzz at all three Back to School nights at The Garden, The Harbour Village and The Grove last week. We enjoyed welcoming new parents into the growing THS family and catching up with returning families over drinks and nibbles.
BTSN was a chance to give THS parents a little glimpse into student life as well as learn from our teachers about the goals and expectations for the year ahead.
The new inspiring spaces at The Grove and The Harbour Village took the spotlight as parents finally got the chance to experience the beautiful collaborative work spaces their children use daily. Families at The Garden took the opportunity to find out more about unique MSHS programs, including the middle school's rigorous project-based learning program and the Independent Study Module in high school.
Dr. Amoy Hugh-Pennie, the school's Director of Inclusive Education, gave a highly informative and insightful presentation on ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), an often misunderstood condition. Ever approachable and a font of knowledge on resources and advice for learning needs and strategies, Dr. Hugh-Pennie's webinar is accessible to THS parents at (https://sites.google.com/theharbourschool.edu.hk/thsparentdock/inclusive-education-department?authuser=1).
THS Learning Extension coordinator Charlotte Hankin held a short talk for new parents on how the school supports its academically gifted learners through partnerships with John Hopkins University and HKAGE.
THS Head of School Dr. Jadis Blurton spoke with excitement of the many special events planned for the 2017/2018 academic year during her opening remarks and emphasized the school's mission to nurture all types of learners and "unlock their best". (Dr. Blurton's blog)