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AISHK SchoolTV | Happiness and Gratitude

12 June 2020 Jen N 0

This week has been STAR Card Week at AISHK. The purpose of STAR Cards is to encourage all students and staff at AISHK to openly express gratitude toward others and experience greater happiness. What’s the connection between gratitude and greater happiness? In this edition of SchoolTV – HAPPINESS & GRATITUDE Happiness is a term that captures a huge variety of positive […Read more]

Primary

Library Update | Week 8

12 June 2020 Jen N 0

It has been wonderful to see the students keen to borrow each week and have the Library come alive again!  This term in Library learning, students have continued to develop their information literacy skills through units of work in English (Year 6), Science (Prep, Year 1), HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences), History (Year 2, Year 4 and Year 5) and […Read more]

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AISHK 25th Anniversary Throwback: AISHK Cookbooks

11 June 2020 Jen N 0

Published in 1998, ‘Wattle you have?’ is a compilation of recipes from the school community, several well known restaurants, and prominent members of the broader Hong Kong community including Anson Chan, former Chief Secretary of the Hong Kong government, and Jenny Shipley, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand. Editor, Margaret Merrell (Primary Principal, 1995-2003), says that “The plan with […Read more]

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AISHK 25th Anniversary Throwback: Our First School Musical

5 June 2020 Jen N 0

On Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21, 2000, AISHK presented its first musical, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, produced and directed by Jennifer McLachlan, the Head of Performing Arts (1999-2006). According to ‘Under the Lion Rock’, Jennifer was interested in ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ because every child would have an opportunity to participate and the score would work with two pianos […Read more]

Primary

NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge: Primary Update

5 June 2020 Jen N 0

As you may be aware, this year we are running the Primary Reading Challenge differently. We have enrolled each student, Preparatory-Year 6, in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge which runs until August 28, 2020. Our aim is to have each child complete the Challenge and receive a certificate from Australia in Term 4. We are excited to announce that  96 […Read more]

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AISHK 25th Anniversary Throwback: A Tribute to the Parent Community

29 May 2020 Jen N 0

Parents have always played a vital role in the AISHK community supporting staff, students and fellow parents. In the early days of the school’s development, parents volunteered through the Parent Association (PA) and Mothers’ Club (both later merged into the PA in 1998) and/or  the Tuckshop. They were also there to lend a hand when it came to setting up the […Read more]

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Curriculum Update: Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)

29 May 2020 Jen N 0

HSIE in Primary Schools can be amazingly flexible environments when they need to be. Case in point – online learning. However, this flexibility also allows us to be able to manipulate the curriculum to ensure that students are given the best opportunities to grow and learn. An example of this is the Year 6 History unit which previously was known […Read more]