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What’s new, things to do & more

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

Chopper Rides

If a chopper ride over the city is part of your expat bucket list, we have great news for you. Ovolo Central has launched “The Sky’s the Limit” – a Hong Kong staycation promotion that includes an 18-minute chartered helicopter experience to view the city from above. ovolohotels.com

Skys the limit

Primary Opening

Invictus is a new independent co-educational primary school opening in Hong Kong (subject to regulatory approval); expats who’ve lived in Singapore will be familiar with the name. The new Hong Kong campus, located at Monterey Place in Tseung Kwan O, will house both Kindergarten and Years 1-6. The school opens on 1 November 2019, subject to EDB’s approval. invictusschool.hk

Invictus

From the UK to HK

British parents will recognise this new school. Wycombe Abbey, one of the highest performing academic schools in Britain, has just opened a campus in Hong Kong. Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong is a coeducational primary school following the British curriculum. Admissions are now open for years one to five. wycombeabbey.com.hk

Wycombe

More Places

Starting in August 2020, students at Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) will begin the Middle Years Programme in Grade 6, aligning it with other IB schools around the world. One of only six IB through-train schools in Hong Kong, CDNIS will expand its admissions intake for the 2020/2021 school year and admit up to 25 new students to both Grade 6 and Grade 7 as a result of the change. cdnis.edu.hk

CDNIS

Learning for Little Ones

Yew Chung International School (YCIS) has opened its Early Childhood Education Centre in TKO. The new centre offers floor-toceiling windows, open classrooms and a specially-designed indoor playground. ycis-hk.com

New Heads of School

Kellett School, The British International School of Hong Kong, has welcomed a new Principal and CEO, Mark Steed. Principal Steed has moved into the role from JESS in Dubai. At Mount Kelly, Rain Jones (pictured) has joined as the new Head of Schools and Governor. kellettschool.com | mountkelly.edu.hk

Rain

Britain bound

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Janie Richardson

Upcoming news

  • 6 October Harrow International School Sixth Form Open Evening
  • 12 October Shrewsbury Open House
  • 12 October Stamford American Open Day
  • 18 October Riverview boarding information session
  • 26 October Nord Anglia International Pre-School Open Day 2 November Malvern Open House
  • 9 November Nord Anglia International School (Primary & Secondary) Open Day For more school and family events, head to our online calendar

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