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Project Hope: A Whole School Approach
  • 2021
  • Community
Rafi Cristobal, Director of Social Impact & Sustainability

How do we foster our students’ sense of altruism, and care for the wider community, for our planet? What started as Project Hope in early 2019 by three THS teachers to improve the lives of others has grown into the Social Impact and Sustainability Program (SISP), a three-stage plan to grow awareness and opportunities for more students and teachers to volunteer and act for the future they want. 

We are Family
  • 2021
  • Community
Maitreyi Mehta, School Counsellor

When school feels like home, wonderful things happen.

Family Reunion in the Time of Corona
  • 2021
  • Community
  • Primary
Jessie Zhang & Anne Sung, Mandarin teachers

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival was quietly celebrated in Hong Kong on September 21 without the usual traditional celebratory fire dragon dances due to Covid-19 restrictions. For thousands of years, it has been an important occasion for Chinese families and communities to come together and feast.

Minds-on: Teaching Students to Think
  • 2021
  • Middle School
  • Primary
Jen Crickenberger, Curriculum and Instruction Coach

With content just an easy Google search away, the requirement for schools today to drill content into students is as obsolete as the chalkboard. Instead, a new rigour is required in education and that is to teach our students to think. How do we do that? How do we create opportunities for our students to engage in deeper thinking, and grow to become flexible, critical thinkers?

Let's Take the "Suck" Out of Success
  • 2021
  • High School
Brennan Dignan, High School College and Career Counsellor

When students make the transition to high school, many typically struggle to juggle everything from new academic expectations to social identities to developmental changes - all at once. At THS High School, advisory groups, peer mentoring programs, weekly health workshops and college counselling all help our students with social and emotional challenges.

What’s in a name?
  • 2021
  • Primary
Kelly Dunn, Grade 4 Teacher & Math Teacher Coordinator

Did you know that this year’s two Grade Four class names are Pixelpets and Inter Pet Gamers instead of 4A and 4B?

Doing the Impossible
  • 2021
  • Community
  • Leadership
Dr. Jadis Blurton, Head Of School

Social action and environmental awareness have always been important at THS: “Community Oriented” is one of our five basic values.

Doc Mellhorn
  • 2021
  • High School
Dr. Jadis Blurton, Head of School

What a year it has been. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and a challenging school year fraught with disruptions from campus closures, quarantine scares and ever more stringent Covid-related rules, the school has, through incredible support from this amazing community, come out stronger and had a really successful year. From the growth of Project Hope’s initiatives to delivering what many parents felt was the best virtual school program in this city to winning recognition for our innovative programs at the HK Living Awards, we are perhaps most proud of the successes of our graduating high school seniors.