Australian International School Hong Kong
|Australian International School Hong Kong|
School field and building in 2019
3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong
|Type||Private international school|
|Head of school||Mark Hemphill|
|Colour(s)||Green and Gold|
|School fees||HK$95,100 to HK$204,800 per annum (2017)|
The school was founded to fulfill the growing demand for an Australian educational institution in Hong Kong. Brian Davies, a teacher at the Canadian International School and had lived in Hong Kong since 1986, was approached by members of the Australian Association of Hong Kong to create an Australian school. Additionally, local Hong Kong businessmen had also suggested to Davies to create a for profit school to prepare their children for the possibility of studying in Australian universities upon graduation. The school opened on 6 February 1995 and in 1999 the first group Year 10 students were awarded their NSW School Certificate.
The school offers education from Reception to Year 12. The primary curriculum is based on the Australian National Curriculum that has been adapted to suit the international setting.
Students in Year 7-10 follow the NSW Stage 4 & 5 Syllabus developed by the New South Wales Board of Studies.
Mandarin Chinese is taught as part of Chinese Studies to Primary students, as part of a language in Year 7–8, and as an elective in Year 8–12.
The school follows a southern hemisphere calendar where the school year starts in February and ends in mid-December. The school year is broken up into four terms, with breaks usually in April, July, October, and December.
The school operates under a house system where each student is assigned to a House. The Houses compete against each other each year in competitions to win points. At the end of the school year, the House with the most points is awarded the House Cup. The Houses are named after Australian plants: Eucalypt (green), Jacaranda (blue), Waratah (red), and Wattle (yellow).
AISHK is located close to American International School Hong Kong (AIS). The building is ten stories tall with facilities such as an artificially turfed sports field, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose hall, a library, an auditorium, an aquatic centre with a 25-metre swimming pool, and a green roof.
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- "Architectural Features". Australian International School Hong Kong. 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016.
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- "HKIA Medal of the Year 2001". The Hong Kong Institute of Architects. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007.