Year 11 Wellbeing. Sometimes you just have to laugh.

1 June 2018 Brigitte McNamara 0

Senior students are often bogged down with assignments, exam revision, extracurricular commitments, tutors, and weekend jobs. This begs the question: When do they have time to just relax and have fun? Sometimes it’s tricky to get teenagers to engage in ‘wellbeing’ activities in an authentic way – too many demands and too much pressure to keep up appearances. Last Wednesday, […Read more]


Year 8 Parent Breakfast Meeting

25 May 2018 Brigitte McNamara 0

All Year 8 Parents are invited to attend a breakfast information gathering at AISHK on Tuesday 12 June, 7:50am-8:40am in the 9/F Staff Centre. Mr West, Mr McCorkell and key secondary teachers will share with you the highlights of the elective subject choices for Years 9 and 10, in 2019 and 2020, and the pathway towards secondary school graduation. There […Read more]


Head of Secondary Message

29 March 2018 Brigitte McNamara 0

Well-done to all our students and staff for managing a very successful, but busy, Term 1. The secondary students reported back on the hugely engaging Activity Week program: 13 different experiential learning courses across ten different countries, all within the one week. The assembly held this week to view the course-work of the Activity Week was both enjoyable and inspirational. […Read more]


More Quality, Less Quantity in a Values-Centric Education

2 March 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Our Year 12 students have this week been completing their Term 1 Examinations which are an important precursor to the external examinations scheduled for October and November. I have written previously of the introduction in 2018 of new Higher School Certificate (HSC) courses in English, Science, Mathematics and History. The reforms to the HSC are the first in nearly seventeen […Read more]

Head of School

[Head of School Message] Secondary Cocktail Evening Recap

23 February 2018 Brigitte McNamara 0

It was great to meet so many of the Secondary parents last night at the Secondary Parent Teacher Cocktail evening. There is no doubt that the Secondary Division offers students an outstanding, well-balanced education which is in many ways far superior to what students might receive anywhere else in Australia and internationally. While I am cognisant that this is a […Read more]


Secondary Update

14 February 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Secondary Friendship Day success Congratulations to all student leaders, which includes the SRC representatives, for their successful running of Secondary Friendship Day on Wednesday 14 February. It was wonderful to have students leading and sharing expressions of warmth and friendship across the secondary school. The tokens and gifts of friendship were much enjoyed, as were the group games of 3-legged […Read more]


Preparation for Success

13 February 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Senior school is finally here with all the challenges and opportunities that brings. On Tuesday 6 February students had the Preparation for Success half-day to set them up for their final school courses. Firstly, our guest speaker Mr Johnstone from Elevate Education gave an entertaining presentation on study habits and skills for senior students. Mr Johnstone gave three main pieces […Read more]