Through a rigorous international education, we empower our students to become self-directed communicators, collaborators and contributors.
Student inquiry at HKA is purposeful and authentic. Through our Upper Primary programme, students are encouraged to seek out problems and explore viable solutions through every unit of inquiry. By asking questions of personal and shared significance, HKA students build an individual and collective understanding of themselves, one another and their community. Inquiry is built upon meaningful contexts, allowing students to make connections between their learning and local and global opportunities and challenges.
In every classroom, teachers construct positive, caring and engaging cultures anchored by mutual respect. Students develop their identities as members of a learning community, believing that they have the capacity to drive the change they want to see in themselves and their environment.
THE Building blocks of learning
At HKA, the curriculum is designed to encourage students to make connections and apply skills across a variety of contexts. Our teachers use external standards and benchmarks alongside PYP planning frameworks to create grade level expectations and develop units of instruction.
Upper Primary students engage in rich and complex thinking during dedicated mathematics and literacy lessons, with the progression of learning clearly articulated across each grade level. As they weave their knowledge and understanding in these areas into their explorations within each PYP unit of inquiry, students have an opportunity to actively strengthen and apply their thinking as mathematicians and communicators.
Our specialist programmes are designed to further enhance this integrated approach, and in visual arts, music, library, technology, physical education and Mandarin, Upper Primary students are able to develop complementary skill sets that equip them for their learning journeys to come.
OUT OF the classroom and into the world
A key feature of our programme is the emphasis we place on students taking their learning beyond the classroom. HKA students begin to grow their identities as global citizens from a young age, and they become empowered to act with the recognition that they can make a difference in the lives of those around them. Through exhibitions, performances and assemblies, students learn how important each individual’s contribution is towards a collective goal. They are able to apply a wide range of skills and dispositions to their interactions with local organisations, through which they begin to see their potential for influencing their wider communities in positive ways.
Rigorous international Education
TRANSITIONING TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
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