With the new school year underway, we check in with MARK STEED, Principal and CEO of Kellett British International School in Hong Kong, to hear the latest from the campus, from recent results to upcoming learning opportunities in and beyond the classroom. Plus details of some upcoming Open Evenings at the school.
About Kellett British International School in Hong Kong
Kellett School has earned a reputation for offering an exceptional, British-style education in Hong Kong. Through outstanding examination results, to students attending the world’s leading universities, we have evolved our educational approach to ensure that students are equipped with the right mindset and skill set to enable them to thrive.
Kellett’s public examination results speak for themselves. In 2021, over 55 percent of A-level grades were at A*, and over 81 percent were at A* to A. At GCSE, over 68 percent of grades were A* (Grade 8/9), and 87 percent were at A* to A (Grades 9-7).
Beyond the curriculum
While our examination results showcase the exceptional academic standards of our students, behind these results lies a strong focus on wellbeing, known as Positively Kellett. We believe that wellbeing plays a central role in enabling students to reach their full potential, academically as well as outside their classrooms.
We also place importance on developing students in aspects beyond the confines of the curriculum. Students study public speaking, innovation, critical perspectives and global citizenship.
Our Mini-MBA for Sixth Form (Y12-13) students provides a practical introduction to the world of business in an engaging, workshop environment. Throughout Year 12, students gain a deeper understanding of how businesses function, developing real-world skills that will help them in their future careers.
A global vision
Kellett’s Global Citizenship and Critical Perspectives lessons help students become informed and active global citizens, focusing on how our community can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, through advocacy, fundraising and community service.
In October, the Senior School has a week off-timetable dedicated to global citizenship, known as GOW (Global Outlook Week). When travel is permitted, year groups travel overseas to learn about different cultures and make a contribution through community service. In recent years, we have focused on issues closer to home, most notably on the asylum, refugee and ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong.
Kellett’s standalone subject of Innovation allows students in Years 5 to 9 to work collaboratively to understand and solve real-world problems in creative ways. The projects that students collaborate on emulate the world of real work, where teams must harness individual strengths to contribute to one shared goal, and are even encouraged to experiment and learn from failure.
At Kellett, our goal has always been to engender a ”love of learning and confidence for life”, and we place great value in preparing our students for life’s opportunities and challenges, and seeing them flourish, now and in the future.
Upcoming Open Evenings
Kellett is holding Open Evenings in September; for details, see kellettschool.com/admissions/campus-tours.
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2022 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.