International Education TKHC is the only school in Hong Kong which offers both British curricula (IGCSE & A-Level) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). These qualifications are truly international in nature and are widely-recognised by universities globally. The teaching staff at TKHC reflects this international outlook with highly professional, well-qualified teachers hailing from all parts of the world.
In addition, we provide students with opportunities to actively interact with schools in various countries, such as those on our Global Sister School Programme. By fully utilising this international platform to interact with peers from other countries, our students can learn and grow and develop into true global citizens.
Multilingual Education While pursuing academic excellence and acquiring necessary skills is important and a given at TKHC, we also believe that developing communication skills and an appreciation for other languages and cultures is equally important. We actively promote multilingual education and our students have the opportunity to learn many different languages. Our primary medium of instruction is English, while classes of Chinese Language and Chinese History are conducted in Putonghua with the use of Traditional Chinese. It is vital for students to be proficient in their mother tongue, English and Putonghua to achieve the “tri-literate and multilingual” learning goal. This is a continuation of the language policy across all St. Hilary’s schools in order to provide all our students with a quality language-learning environment.
Students at TKHC also study at least one more Eurasian language. Grade 7 students learn three modern foreign languages: Spanish, French and Japanese. Grade 8 students choose which one of these languages they want to specialise in. This multilingual foundation will help students adapt to any environment and succeed with confidence regardless of where they live or work in the future.
Character Education We are committed to cultivating students to become leaders with both virtue and talent. “Based on Virtue, In Pursuit of Excellence” is our motto. It is also our way of learning. In order to put the motto into practice, we have designed a unique curriculum for character education which integrates the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) frameworks, and the Character Trait Reflection (CTR) exercise that incorporates the Twelve-Core-Traits Character Strengths developed by TKHC.
TKHC’s self-developed “SCALE” programme is another important part of our character education. “SCALE” is actually the abbreviation of the following: “S” stands for “Service”, “C” stands for “Creativity”, “A” stands for “Activity”, “L” stands for “Leadership” and “E” stands for “Excellence”. The programme aims at empowering students to achieve their full potential and to become talented student leaders who will serve as role models in the local and global communities. In short, TKHC character education is committed to whole-person development by equipping our students to become 21st century global citizens with both virtue and talent.
Entrepreneurial Education In 2017, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published an education report on what learners need to prepare for the future. It clearly states that entrepreneurial education is of paramount importance for this century and learners must be equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills. With our core values “Excellence, Leadership, and Service”, entrepreneurial education will be offered to enable students to communicate with leaders and successful people to be best prepared for their futures by implementing our unique “SCALE” Programme and organising learning activities such as “Shadow a CEO” and “Successful Leader Dialogue Series”.
On top of this, TKHC is partnering with external entrepreneurial education agencies to expand our network to increase more authentic learning opportunities. Students will be challenged to go outside of their comfort zone to immerse themselves in the design thinking learning cycle.
Innovation and Technology Education Technology literacy is one of the indispensable skills for all learners in the 21st century. To facilitate students’ learning and to allow them to apply and utilise technology effectively in their daily lives, students learn key theoretical and practical computing and technology skills in their ICT classes. To provide students with the space and facilities to explore and their talent in STEM, TKHC has custom-built an iGenius Lab (a well-equipped laboratory where students’ learning takes place, e.g. conducting scientific research, implementing innovative ideas and doing experiments) and an ecological science garden. Furthermore, we collaborate with international and regional institutions to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) courses and competitions to our students to actively promote innovation and technology at TKHC and enable students to acquire relevant knowledge and skills through experiential learning.