skip to Main Content

Summer Programme Cancellation Announcement

Due to the Government's revised social distancing measures, and in ensuring the health & safety of our community, the HKA Summer Programme scheduled from 29th July to 16th August has been cancelled. Please contact your summer programme activity provider to make arrangements for refunds. For any other queries please contact asa@hkacademy.edu.hk.

+852-2655-1111 admissions@hkacademy.edu.hk

PRIMARY School AT HKA

Virginia Hunt
Primary School Principal

A warm welcome to HKAs Primary School, a unique and exciting place that prides itself on the recognition that all children have gifts to be nurtured and celebrated.  

 Our curriculum fosters a natural joy and interest in the social and natural world through hands-on interactions and relationships. We strive to support each child's innate curiosity by encouraging the process of questioning and a quest for knowledge. And as children grow, our curriculum addresses their individual developmental needs, ensuring that our students are challenged and stretched in their learning.   

HKA students learn compassion, empathy and tolerance. We support our students to celebrate each other’s strengths and differences whilst recognising the commonalities that they share, valuable dispositions which prepare them for the larger world they will grow into.    
During my 14 years at HKA, I have been amazed and inspired by the collective dedication and commitment of the HKA community; students, faculty,  parents and staff to our Mission, Vision and Values.  

We believe that all children should have choice, voice and ownership for their own learning.

Our Primary School programme is designed to discover, cultivate and celebrate the individuality of every child. From Playgroup to Grade 5, we create a captivating learning environment in which HKA students have a wealth of opportunities to learn from and with one another. We recognise the mutual benefit that comes from authentic relationships and support students in learning how to effectively and successfully collaborate within and beyond the classroom. Every child is a valued member of our Primary School community. 

A CULTURE OF 
LANGUAGE LEARNING

We recognise the central role that communication plays in nurturing student identity, community and understanding, and language learning is foundational to our Primary School programme. Our language of instruction is English, and in every classroom, interaction with English language and literature provides opportunities for students to connect with and ask questions about the wider world. Our Primary School teacher librarian actively collaborates with teachers at every grade level to ensure that units of study are brimming with rich and engrossing text resources.

MANDARIN AS A LIVING LANGUAGE 

Multilingualism is a fundamental element of the IB PYP, and we offer Mandarin as an additional language. Our Mandarin language specialist teachers deliver an engaging written and spoken curriculum which supports students at various stages of fluency and language capability. This is complemented by co-teacher support in the classroom, where students have additional opportunities to see, hear and apply their Mandarin language skills in a classroom context. Our parent-run Panda Club engages Primary School students in craft activities and games as another chance to experience Mandarin as a living language. 

EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD 

Our holistic approach to education provides children with tools and strategies to help them know who they are, become self-directed and develop empathy for others. Our intentionally small class sizes allow us to differentiate learning experiences for every child, with teachers guiding and encouraging all students to ask questions and providing opportunities for them to explore their ideas. 

The role of Counseling/Wellbeing at HKA Co-curricular opportunities
Back To Top