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What’s new in town: things to do and more

There are so many things happening each month in Hong Kong. Whether it is things to do around town, activities for the kids or product launches, here’s our list of what’s new and happening around the city for the whole family.

Better Sweaters

Whether it’s for dressing up or down, a DIZAIN sweater is a great gift for the man in your life. The premium and comfortable sweaters, made from 100 percent Easy Care Extra-Fine Woolmark-certified merino wool, are an everyday essential, yet they don’t cost the earth. Machine washable, they’re available in a range of colours in both crew and v-neck styles with a fit that works for everyone. Special offer: Until 31 March, Expat Living readers can enjoy 15 percent off every purchase. Enter the code “EXPATLIVING” at checkout. 9023 7580 | dizain-sweaters.com

New School Soon to Open

Malvern College Hong Kong has announced plans for a brand new, 250-pupil capacity, state-of-the-art preschool in Island West. Malvern College Pre-School Island West is scheduled to welcome its first pupils in September 2019, and admissions are now open for children aged two-to-five years. 3898 4668 | malvernpreschool.hk

Malvern

Tax Time in the UK

If you’re reading this and you haven’t done your UK tax yet, you’re late! Luckily, NEXES-HK now has a Hong Kong office that’s open and ready to help anyone who has missed the deadline. They can also assist with those who are looking to purchase property in the UK. Get things started by reaching them via nexes-hk.com.

Taxes

Prints, Papers, Pens

To mark the new year, Kikki.K has launched three new stationery collections. The 2019 Dates Collection features leather diaries in red, blue, grey, pink and colourful prints, plus desk and wall calendars; the Cute Collection offers bright colours and prints, including diaries, stickers and adhesive notes; and the Sweet Collection has a mix of stationery and desk accessories with adorable hand-drawn illustrations. Get them at any of the four Kikki.K outlets in HK, or online at kikki-k.com.

Kikki

UK School Support

Struggling to follow the complexities of the British education system? Janie Richardson School Search provides bespoke and informed advice and guidance for families to help demystify British schools, whether you’re looking into boarding options or going through the relocation process. The aim is to make a child’s contentment the priority and ensure you make the best educational choices at the right time. jrschoolsearch.com

New at Woodland

There have been changes afoot at the flagship Montessori Academy of Woodland Pre-Schools. The group’s largest school on Caine Road has not only opened a new Under 3’s classroom, but also expanded its state-of-the-art Sensory Room and opened one of HK’s largest outdoor kindergarten play zones – including a toddler-sized football pitch and basketball court, a crawling zone and a huge water-play area. They also welcome two key members of staff this month; Fleur Murdoch joins as Head of School and Candy Gori as Head of Admissions. woodlandschools.com

Woodlands

 

Award Nominations

Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong has been shortlisted for two International School Awards 2019 (“Strategic Leadership Initiative” and “Initiative to Support School Wellbeing”) – the only HK school to have placed as a finalist in the various categories. The prestigious awards are hosted by International School Leader Magazine with the support of ISC Research, and celebrate excellence in learning, teaching, community, pastoral care, leadership and strategic initiatives at international schools across the world. Winners will be announced in early 2019 at a ceremony in London. nais.hk

 

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This article first appeared in the February/March 2019 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.