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1922 Charoen Krung Road, Wat Prayakrai, Bang Kholame, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

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982 Rim Klong Samsen Road (Rama 9), Bang Kapi, Huai Kwang, Bangkok 10310. Thailand 

Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O

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Principal's Blog

15 March 2019

What a pleasure it has been to host our second round of Parent Teacher Conferences this week. Classrooms and corridors have been buzzing with discussion as teachers and parents plan for the remaining term and a half. While we continue to work with great aspiration, the progress made by students is reason for real celebration. In just six months, so much has been accomplished. I would like to thank teaching staff for all of their hard work this year and parents for proving such positive contributors.

I was also thrilled to be able to host Mr Rob Fox on campus this week. Soon to join the team at Shropshire Prep School Packwood Haugh as Headmaster, we reflected positively on the opportunity for those students keen to tread a path onto Shrewsbury Secondary School.

We ended the week with an assembly from Ms Kelly and her Year 1 students. It gives me great pleasure to see even our very youngest students up on stage: singing, dancing and speaking with increasing confidence. Their performance enraptured all in attendance and sets up a flurry of activity in the auditorium over the final five weeks of term.

8 March 2019

Our first Book Week began in sterling fashion with the arrival of our Board of Governors on Monday. Following a rigorous morning meeting, they hosted a wonderful evening with founding parents on the subject of secondary school transition. Huge thanks to everyone who was able to attend and show their support.

With visiting author Candy Gourlay nipping in to see classes on Thursday, the end of the week was neatly marked with an exuberant procession of students in costume. An incredible variety on offer, certificates for best outfit were hard won and celebrated with glee. Particular congratulations to our incredible librarian, Ms Beth McNeilly, for leading such an engaging range of activity with such graceful panache.

I can now look forward to attending the Standard Kindergarten Fair tomorrow. We will be in Admiralty at the JW Marriot from 11:00am and would encourage families interested in learning more about our school to drop in to meet our extraordinary team.

1 March 2019

With the swimming programme now in full swing, lunchtime discussion has been dominated by shared poolside experiences. There has been a great deal of excitement surrounding lessons and I know that the Eliteswim team have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know students as they take their very first dip!

The week began however with the arrival of relationships expert Ms Janine Carroll. Working with both academic staff and students, she has laid a strong set of foundations that will support the development of a Listening Team designed to ensure that we are all well supported in times of need.

Monday will see the arrival of our Governing Body for a second meeting of the academic year and an evening event centred on the theme of secondary school transition.

Monday will also see the start of our very first book week – good luck Ms McNeilly!

22 February 2019

Undoubtedly the news of the week proved to be the formal issuance of our swimming pool license. Parents have proven exceedingly patient during a longer processing period than we had initially expected – they will be rewarded in full next week with the start of an incredible aquatics programme. We remain hugely grateful to the Education Bureau for their continued support during what we understand has been a particularly busy period for them.

I would like to thank Head of PE, Ms Marie Farry, for her recent diligence and flexibility and Mr Gary Wong and Mr Kent Cheung from Eliteswim Academy for their ongoing support and guidance. We can now all look forward to Shrewsbury students taking their first splash.

Also coming up next week, the arrival of relationships expert, Ms Janine Carroll. Supporting the creation of a school-wide Listening Team, she will be working with staff and students as we look to further develop a culture of considerate and reflective engagement.

15 February 2019

A first week back after a mid-term break and we have enjoyed the company of two special visitors from Bangkok in Ms Jane Arghabhadra and Mr John Wimpenny, who have been here to assist with the management of events and building maintenance respectively. Their presence has proven hugely supportive and acts, once again, to demonstrate the huge benefits of our connective network.

The week culminated in an extraordinary display of work from our Chinese language department. An exhibition on the Tang dynasty acted as the perfect fulcrum for cultural and linguistic development, and parental engagement. We have hosted a very proud collection of mums, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents during the course the day – each more proud than the last.

Next week, we look forward to a visit from Robbie McRobbie, Head of Rugby Operations at HKRFU, before Janine Carroll, Director of Restorative Now, arrives in Hong Kong to lead relationship building workshops for students and staff.