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!