Christian Alliance International School

Christian Alliance International School (CAIS) 宣道國際學校 is an international school that provides Christian education from preparatory to grade 12 with the curriculum of Alberta Education. CAIS is a non-profit organization founded by the Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance (KTAC). The school requires all students to speak English. It maintains an evangelical Christian environment.

Christian Alliance International School
宣道國際學校
Location
33 King Lam Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon

Hong Kong China
Information
TypeInternational School
MottoTo Learn, To Love, To Serve
Established2017
Head of schoolRichard Vanderpyl
GradesPreparatory-Grade 12
Number of students1400 as of 2018
Medium of languageEnglish & Chinese
Color(s)Blue and white
AthleticsSoccer, basketball, table tennis, badminton, track and field, volleyball and hockey
MascotLion
AffiliationKowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance (KTAC)
Websitewww.caisbv.edu.hk

History

Previously known as Christian Alliance P.C. Lau Memorial International School (CAPCLMIS; Chinese: 宣道會劉平齋紀念國際學校), the school is a primary and secondary Christian school owned and operated by Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance (KTAC). CAIS began operation in September 1992 with approximately 40 secondary school students. In 1995, the school expanded to include elementary education.

In August 2009, the Government of Hong Kong awarded the school a land grant for the construction of a school building in Lai Chi Kok[1] capable of housing 1600 students. The new school building was originally expected to be fully operational by August 2015, but completion of construction has been delayed until 2017. Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Government, admitted that the delays were attributable to the government. A temporary campus was opened in Shek Kip Mei in 2010, and a second temporary campus was announced for 2012. Kowloon City campus reached operating capacity, and the campus at Lai Yiu was opened on August 2012. Students from preparatory through grade 3 are occupying the temporary premises until the new school is completed. In August 2017,[2] the Phase I of the school campus started operation and the school name was officially changed to Christian Alliance International School (“CAIS”).

Academics

The school maintains an evangelical Christian environment, and requires all students to speak English. CAIS utilizes the curriculum of Alberta Education, Canada at all grade levels. Teaching is advertised as being student-centered, inquiry-based approach that emphasizes integration of technology across the curriculum. In addition, the secondary program provides opportunity for students to enroll in a number of Advanced Placement courses that can be counted toward the 100-credit Alberta Diploma requirement.

References

  1. "Greenfield sites allocated for international school development" (Press release). Hong Kong Government. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. "Christian Alliance International School to open next year in Butterfly Valley". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
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