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A Week in Hong Kong

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Mums Coffee Morning

Mums Coffee Morning


Over the Easter holidays, Director of Admissions, Kate Rippin, and Director of Development, Julian Mack, travelled to Hong Kong to meet with prospective and current families, as well as a number of OAs. Their week consisted of meetings, coffee mornings, evening events and a much-anticipated King’s tennis tournament.

On Saturday 13 April, a coffee morning was held at the Feast Café in Tai Koo’s EAST Hotel. Mums of children at King’s Hall and King’s College joined Kate for a delightful brunch, where they exchanged stories of their King’s experience and received updates on the progress of their children. Kate was also pleased to welcome Ricco Yeung OA (King Alfred 2009) who recounted his tales from when he was a pupil at King’s.

Lunch with the Townsons

Lunch with the Townsons


Over the weekend, Kate met with Adrian and Joanne Townson, whose two children, Kaela-Mae and Jorja, have both attended King’s. The family shared their memories over a delicious lunch at the Kowloon Cricket Club.

Kaela-Mae joined our Sixth Form in 2017. She studied BTEC Sport and Education, a programme suited to pupils who have a passion and enthusiasm for sport, and an interest in pursuing a career in the sports industry. Kaela-Mae completed the course in 2018, achieving a fantastic D*D*D* (3 x A*s). She is currently reading Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Exeter.

Jorja joined us in the Sixth Form in September 2018 as a drama scholar. A talented actress, she has recently appeared as a Pink Lady in the school production of Grease, as well as Cinderella in this term’s Scholars’ Play. Prior to joining King’s, Jorja starred in a Hong Kong performance of The Sound of Music.

Visit to BUES

Visit to BUES


At the start of this week Kate visited the British United Education Services (BUES), where she was introduced to new pupil Chek Hin Ng. We very much hope that he will join our 1 Year GCSE programme, a new opportunity for international pupils to join our Fifth Form (Year 11) and complete GCSE qualifications in a number of subjects in one year. As well the academic aspect of the programme, pupils also benefit from being fully integrated into the rich life of our busy school, with plenty of boarding and co-curricular activities on offer

Kate would like to thank Beverly Cheung at BUES for her continued support.

Monday Meetings

Monday Meetings


On Monday afternoon, Kate paid a visit to the Link Education offices in Kowloon. She was greeted by company director, Ling Wong, and consultant, Katie Kwong, who updated Kate on the progress of Leo Huang OA (Woodard 2017).

Following this visit, Kate travelled to Wan Chai to meet Maggie Li and the team at CIS Education. It was a great opportunity to touch base ahead of pupils Jason and Isabella joining us in September.

Kate also visited Samuel Chan at Britannia StudyLink. The pair had a positive meeting in which they shared their thoughts and ideas. This has provided plenty to think about in the coming months.

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day


Kate and Julian’s trip culminated in a Family Fun Day at the Chinese Recreation Club in Causeway Bay. The event, which was organised and hosted by our very own pupils, comprised of a fast-paced tennis tournament, a pupil-led presentation on “Life at King’s” (see below video), and thank you drinks.

During the day, Kate met with prospective families and pupils that will be joining in the new academic year, including Mark, a keen gamer who we believe will be a fantastic addition to our boarding community this September.

Many friends and pupils of King’s attended the event, including Mr Tan, whose son Kevin is a current Third Form pupil at the College. On behalf of Kate and Julian, we would like to thank the student committee (Shani, Ryan, Cassidy, Lincoln and Jorja) for helping to organise this event and for their support throughout.

Life at King's

Pupils Shani, Jimmy, Norton, Yoyo, George, Lincoln and Jorja share their experience of life at King's.

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Our Pringle team have returned victorious after competing in the Sir Steuart Pringle Trophy Competition at CTCRM Lympstone. This prestigious military competition is attended by schools from across the country, and challenges leadership, teamwork, decision-making, fitness and specific military knowledge.

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