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Hong Lok Yuen International School

Hong Lok Yuen International School provides high quality education for children aged 3 to 11 years. The School is an independent school, established in 1984 to serve Hong Lok Yuen and all areas of the New Territories.

Located in the Hong Lok Yuen development in a rural setting, the school has the advantage of standing in its own grounds with a large playing field, playground and an environmental area.

The school is run by a Board of Governors elected by the Hong Lok Yuen International School Association, with members who are parents of pupils at the school.

Curriculum
National Curriculum of England using an Inquiry Approach, as well as daily Chinese studies classes, which is taught through Putonghua by specialists.

Educational Support Programmes
Our school values the abilities and achievements of all our students. We are committed to providing optimum learning conditions for every child. Every child enrolled at HLYIS has access to the full range of curriculum experiences.

Two specialist teachers work in close liaison with classroom teachers and parents to support children who have Special Educational Needs or English as an Additional Language.

Staff
All teachers are native English speakers, well qualified in primary education with one or more degrees and overseas teaching qualifications and experience. Chinese Studies is taught by specialist teachers using Putonghua (Mandarin) as the language of instruction. The school employs Chinese teachers who are native Mandarin speakers and well experienced in western styles of teaching.

Facilities
Indoors: large library, hall, music room, science room, airy classrooms
Outdoors: a large field and playground, off-site swimming pool, netball and football pitch.
I.T.: a computer suite, computers and interactive whiteboards in classrooms.

More information about the School



HLYIS was founded in 1983 to cater for students from 3-13 years old from both the expatriate and local communities of the Hong Lok Yuen development and neighbouring areas. The school lies in rural surroundings and is convenient to the New Territories, China and central Hong Kong.

The school is a community school with a wide range of after-school extracurricular activities provided by teachers, parents and private organizations.

Parents play a large part in the running of the school and help voluntarily in every-day activities.

The medium of instruction is English with all children learning Putonghua (Mandarin) as a second language. For Chinese speakers, a more intensive programme of Chinese Studies is offered.

The curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum adapted to the school's international context. Teaching and learning focuses on a child-centred, investigational approach with an emphasis on literacy and numeracy. The curriculum is enriched with a structured programme of field trips and camps, including a student exchange trip to China each year.

The school is committed to high standards of education with a multi-cultural teaching staff who are well-qualified with international experience. Most come from the UK, New Zealand, Canada, Australia and China.

There are specialist staff for PE, music, the Educational Support Programme and Chinese Studies. Supplementary teaching in English as an Additional Language is provided for children who require support. Classes are small, with 24 as a maximum. The school is well resourced and has a large playing field, basketball courts, science room, library, kitchen, computer room, all classrooms with interactive whiteboards, and a well-equipped Kindergarten.

School Summary:
UK, curriculum.
370 students, 3-11 yrs
No. of Teachers 24
No. of Classrooms 16 (Nursery to Year 7)
Teacher/Student ratio 1: 24 (1: 12 in lower classes)



Address:
20th Street, Hong Lok Yuen, Taipo, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Tel: (+852) 2658 6935
Fax: (+852) 2651 0836
info@hlyis.edu.hk
www.hlyis.edu.hk