AISHK 25th Anniversary Throwback: Our First Day of School


Chris Neilsen (Principal, 1996-2003) with students in the playground for lunchtime (left to right): Brendan, Richard, Morgan (sitting), Jessica, Eric, Whitney, Alison, Elyssa, Joshua, Wardah, Sally, Veronica. Photograph by Mardie Holton

AISHK opened for the first day of school on 6 February 1995 with 25 Primary students in attendance from Reception to Year 4. Today, the school welcomes more than 1,100 students from Reception through to Year 12, representing 25+ nationalities. The original site of the school was 121 Boundary Street in Kowloon Tong, where it remained until moving to the Gun Club Hill School, 127 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in July 1995. The Founding Principal of the School was the late Brian Davies. Brian’s passing was commemorated in the Lion Rock Vol 7 in 2010.

“After moving to Hong Kong in 1986 and working in several International Schools, Mr Davies dreamt of an Australian-based school to cater for families from the Southern-Hemisphere. He drafted a plan to establish AISHK in 1994 and by 1995, AISHK was founded. He was very fond of AISHK and considered his role in helping establish the school as his greatest achievement.”