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International Education Seminars

A trio of seminars hosted by Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, SCMP Events and Hong Kong Living formed part of a photography exhibition on the theme of Education in the 21st Century that attracted considerable attention earlier this month. 

A trio of seminars hosted by Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, SCMP Events and Hong Kong Living formed part of a photography exhibition on the theme of Education in the 21st Century that attracted considerable attention earlier this month. In what proved to be a refreshingly creative collaboration, sessions covered school selection, cultural integration and raising a reader.

“The curation of images for the exhibition proved to be a fascinating undertaking and we were delighted at the interest expressed through attendance at seminars.”
Mr Ben Keeling, Principal, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

“We were delighted to be a part of such a meaningful collaboration. We hope that parents who visited the exhibition have gained a new understanding of the ambitions common to the international sector.”
Razlan Manjaji, Director, Global Events, SCMP

“The art exhibition and information sessions were a unique and innovative initiative brought to life by the team at Shrewsbury International School. The success of the event was evident by the attendees' interest and engagement during the sessions - Hong Kong Living was proud to support.”
Debbie Ky, Partnership Manager, Hong Kong Living

As part of his presentation on school selection, Shrewsbury Principal, Mr Ben Keeling, introduced a model for curriculum comparison and provided advice to those undertaking school visits.

“As parents, it is important that we temper natural bias. Commonly influenced by our own experiences of school and grand hopes for life beyond education, the involvement of our children on the subject of school selection forces us to consider their needs in the moment.”
Mr Ben Keeling, Principal, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

Head of Chinese Language at Shrewsbury, Ms Haze Kwok presented on the subject of cultural cohesion. She prompted consideration regarding the depth of connection observed between distinct programmes of study and shared insight on the development of personal pride among language learners.

“A Chinese programme that has an in-depth connection with the hosted programme is likely to give more opportunities for the students to link the language learning with their other daily learning experiences. It can increase students’ cognition and understanding of the world. Research shows that good learners can start from existing knowledge, integrate and link new knowledge and skills, and gradually build a more complete knowledge system. Therefore this learning model is not just learning a language of Chinese or English but allows the learning of Chinese and English to complement each other.”
Ms Haze Kwok, Head of Chinese, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

 

Shrewsbury Librarian, Ms Beth McNeilly, concluded the series with a presentation on reading for pleasure. She talked about the impact of reading on language, attainment and wellbeing, and introduced a series of strategies designed to encourage positive reading habits.

“Reading for pleasure is so much more than just enjoying a story, although that enjoyment is the key to unlocking all the gifts that it gives us. Gifts of an expanded vocabulary, problem-solving skills, creative and critical thinking, and the ability to experience the world through the eyes of others and build up our stores of empathy, which is the bedrock of meaningful communication and overall well-being. We understand others, we express ourselves more clearly, we feel understood, we gain confidence. So read aloud to your child, at every age, let them choose what they want to read, discuss the story rather than turning it into a painful lesson for you both, and most of all, let the story lead the way.”
Ms Beth McNeilly, Librarian, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong

“Presentation acts as an exhibition of our intellectual investment. We care deeply about education and have gathered an exceptional team of inspirational individuals to guide, coach and support students at Shrewsbury. Huge thanks to those able to attend - we are keen to ensure that this is only the beginning of our conversation!”
Mr Ben Keeling, Principal