Friday, 26 February 2016

eNews Issue 25

Thank you to everyone for making our arrival and dismissal process much safer this week! Everyone at HKA appreciates these efforts.

The annual Diploma Programme Theatre Evening, held last night, is always a highlight in the school calendar. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work and creative performances. Thanks, too, to Drama Teacher Jo Crimmins for guiding these students. 

And mark you calendars for the Rocktail Party on Friday, 7th March at the Tikitiki Bowl. It promises to be a great evening of food, bowling and dancing, along with a silent auction, some quick bid activity and raffle prizes. Proceeds will help us rock the park and build our climbing wall, which is now scheduled for installation over the summer. We’re two-thirds of the way to our goal - help us get to the top!

Friday, 19 February 2016

eNews issue 24

Earlier this week, we sent HKA families an email reminding us all of our procedures to ensure a safe arrival and dismissal process for our students. Safety must be our top priority. At present, we are concerned that unless we all renew our efforts to abide by our safety procedures, we run the risk of an accident that could cause injury.

If you did not have a chance to read the arrivals and dismissal safety procedures email, please do so here.

Starting next Monday, staff on duty for morning drop off and afternoon dismissal will approach families as issues arise. Staff will redirect cars and pedestrians in accordance with our procedures to ensure the safety of students. Drivers of vehicles parked illegally will be asked to move, including those parked in front of the school on Wai Man Road.

I apologise if this seem heavy-handed but please know that the school’s leadership team feel that, at present, it is potentially not so much a matter of if an accident might occur as whenan accident will occur. We are deeply concerned and thank you for your support.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

eNews Issue 23

We say it so often we sometimes forget it’s true: HKA is a global community. I was reminded of this again when I was in Boston and London these last two weeks for faculty recruiting fairs. In both cities I was able to have dinner with former families, students, graduates and even prospective families. It’s wonderful to reconnect with HKA’ers now living out of Hong Kong, to see how well former students are transitioning to new schools and to university life and to hear stories about HKA has shaped their lives.
I also had a chance to provide updates on HKA in its local community and to talk specifically about the school’s work with the Sai Kung Community Center. Through the efforts of the Secondary School, especially the Coffeehouse, HKA has been able to donate more than HK$40,000 to the community center in support of youth programmes. This year’s Coffeehouses are also raising funds for the Community Center and we look forward to contributing more.

Happy New Year to you all in this year of the monkey. I wish you a wonderful holiday and look forward to seeing again on the 15th!