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Creating a Spectrum of Possibilities
  • 2021
  • Community
Daryl Cheung, TCI Supervisor

Across the developed world, the month of April is dedicated to raising awareness for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Despite the rising cases of ASD diagnoses in Hong Kong, it remains poorly understood.  Partly due to misinformation, and partly because ASD is on a spectrum, symptoms vary widely from person to person and are not visible.

High School
  • 2021
  • High School
  • Leadership
Peter Hawksworth, High School Principal

It’s college acceptance season and we are proud of our High School’s class of 2021 scoring offers from top colleges and universities in the US and UK. In this era of Covid-19, universities are changing the requirements needed for entrance and many have gone test optional. In a continuation of his blog comparing the two most common high school qualifications of A levels and IB in Hong Kong to THS’s diploma, THS High School Principal Peter Hawksworth explains the differences, and why the school’s progressive and personalised approach enable our students to find the colleges or universities that best fit their individual passions, purpose and pursuits. 

The Week In Review
  • 2021
  • Community
  • Leadership
Dr. Jadis Blurton, Head of School

Last Wednesday I would never have imagined the hurdles of this week.  Next Wednesday we will be largely past them.  We’ve learned a lot about our friends, colleagues, students and parents in only two weeks. And we know our community has a lot to be proud of.

The “Gold Standard”
  • High School
  • Leadership
Peter Hawksworth, THS High School Principal

So what is best for my child - A levels, IB or American high school? In the first of a three-part series, we tackle this big question by comparing the three systems head to head.  

Real World Math
  • Middle School
  • Teachers
Arathi Talreja, MS Math Teacher and Coordinator & Samuel Mathews, MS Math Teacher

THS middle school math teachers gave compelling examples of how math can be engaging by bringing in real world context and project based learning.

Learning Mandarin through authentic experiences
  • Middle School
  • Primary
Mersara Wu & Ivy Liu, Mandarin Teachers

Learning Mandarin for beginners may seem daunting but at THS, we strive to make it enjoyable with the goal of language and cultural appreciation. In this week’s blog, our Mandarin team of teachers carefully explains the nuts and bolts of the program, and the different outcomes they try to accommodate for.

Four Golden Rules in Giving
  • Community
Van Tengga, Grade 3 Co-teacher

Charity is as old as humanity. To give stems from a natural human desire to help others in need, and giving needn’t always be about money. In this week’s blog, Grade Three co-teacher Van Tengga and one of the teachers spearheading Project Hope shares with us his golden rules in giving and how we can all help to give in more ways. 

The Judicious Why
  • High School
Brennan Dignan, THS High School College Counsellor

As part of his everyday mission to help our high schoolers unearth their truth, we embark on the college consideration process to consider the judicious why.     

Project Development During a Global Pandemic
  • 2020
  • Community
  • High School
  • Teachers
Matt Schiavon, HS Global Project Development Teacher

Students often struggle to understand the relevance between the content they are learning at school and how it relates to the real world. At THS, project based learning is a powerful teaching methodology used to reiterate classroom concepts by applying them to real world problems.