Last weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the AISMUN event here at AISHK and was I blown away by the whole event. I was so impressed by the organisation of the event, the intellectual level of the discussions and the debates, the maturity, confidence and commitment of the delegates and the general engagement of everyone present.
Our secondary students are incredibly lucky to have these opportunities. I know that I never had anything like this when I was at school. Even at my previous schools in Australia there was nothing quite like this event.
What struck me most was that we had AISHK students from Years 6 to 12 working collaboratively and supportively of each other as both delegates and the admin team. There was great camaraderie with the senior students actively supporting the junior students and acting as outstanding role models.
In very few schools will primary and junior secondary students be given these types of experiences; the opportunity to participate in such an event and to be taught so well by the seniors. I can tell you I was a very proud Head of School last weekend! I also felt extremely optimistic about our future as I could clearly see our students who are going to be leading the world in the years to come. I came away thinking that our world is in great hands. There were many potential lawyers, human rights activists, social entrepeneurs, leaders of NGOs, politicians, UN leaders and world business leaders amongst our students.
An enormous thank you to the student leaders of the 2018 AISMUN – Edmund Sze, Wendy Liang, Lizzy Kwok, Kylie Lau, Matt Vermuelen, Ella Bindley as well as Mr Flak and Ms Jones for organising such an impressive, valuable and memorable event.
Mark Hemphill | Head of School