"Moving to Hong Kong was a big decision for me. I am pleased to share that I have discovered a welcoming, friendly and excited staff team at Shrewsbury. With a real commitment to nurture, staff quickly bonded and since arrival, we have spent time exploring the city, finding new places to eat and hiking in the mountains.
At school I have already learned so much from my new colleagues. New working relationships have provided me with opportunities to introduce new ideas to my teaching. I feel both valued and supported.
Hong Kong is a unique place that offers an exciting mix of old and new, cityscapes and rural locations. You can do so much here: travel to the beach, visit a monastery in the mountains, soak up the atmosphere in Wan Chai or head to the shops in Central. For such a small place it offers an incredibly varied range of activity - and I still have lots more to discover.
Joining Shrewsbury has been a real adventure and an overwhelmingly positive experience. For anyone wondering whether to take the plunge, I say, go for it. It has been a brilliant choice for me."
Elizabeth – EY2 Teacher
"I was excited to join a new team - to be part of a founding group of teachers that help to shape a school. The reality has been even better than I might have imagined.
Staff at Shrewsbury have worked hard to establish strong and positive relationships. The strength of the team and the care provided have made it easy to settle. Living in accommodation beside the school grounds means I have a good quality of life - the transition from the UK has been seamless.
Professionally, I have been given greater confidence and the flexibility to work more autonomously for the benefit of my students. I’m learning from my colleagues and thoroughly enjoying the process.
Hong Kong is a great place to live too - the food, the people, the nightlife. There is so much to see and do. I look forward to continuing my journey at Shrewsbury and learning more about this amazing part of the world!"
Alex – Year 6 Teacher and Computing Coordinator
"I moved directly to Hong Kong from the UK; the school supported me every step of the way. My arrival was easy, because everything has been so well prepared.
Teaching at Shrewsbury is an overwhelmingly positive experience. Driven by an aspirational set of overarching values, staff are offered a dynamic, fast-paced and creative environment. Innovation is promoted and encouraged, which allows us to design and deliver memorable learning opportunities. The views and opinions of teaching staff are valued - the leadership team listen and remain open to new ideas. The facilities available to students and staff are incredible. They allow us to offer an amazing range of opportunities and the open learning spaces provide a wonderful atmosphere in which to work.
I love living in Hong Kong - there is just so much to see and do. With beaches, mountain trails and an excellent range of shops and restaurants to explore, staff are kept well entertained at the weekends. Hong Kong has something for everyone and I would thoroughly recommend it."
Lewis – Key Stage Leader
"Hong Kong had been on my radar for a while and so I was delighted when I was offered a position at such a prestigious school in a city that I loved so much. I moved from Thailand and was pleased to discover that I wasn't leaving behind the beautiful beaches and mountains that I had grown to love.
Working at Shrewsbury Hong Kong is a hugely rewarding experience. The staff that I have the privilege of working with are ambitious, passionate, determined and extremely friendly and supportive. Being part of the founding team has given me the opportunity to have an impact on the ethos and vibe of the school, setting a tone for many years to come. I feel incredibly lucky to be working with colleagues who bring so much experience from previous schools both internationally and in the UK, I have learnt a great deal in my short time here. The leadership team invest in us as individuals and support us in our CPD opportunities.
Shrewsbury has given me friends for life and I thoroughly enjoy spending my weekends exploring Hong Kong and taking full advantage of our wonderful location by travelling to various parts of Asia. The pace of life here is fast but I love it - the food, scenery, people and nightlife make it a very vibrant and exciting place to be."
Laura – Year 2 Class Teacher & Science Leader
"As a teacher who has worked internationally for over ten years, I was keen to seek out a new challenge that would provide me with job satisfaction and career progression opportunities. I found that and more at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong.
Working alongside colleagues to create a broad and balanced curriculum in a brand new campus has been a thoroughly rewarding experience, and being able to call on the expertise of the wider Shrewsbury network has been invaluable. As the head of a specialist department, I was given the unique opportunity to establish a tailor-made curriculum to suit the needs of our students, and set up an extra-currricular programme to take learning to the next level. With the support of an incredibly hard-working staff, and world-class facilities, this has definitely been a career move for me.
I enjoy my daily commute from the Central district to our Tseung Kwan O campus, as it gives me a chance to see even more of this vibrant city. I love living in Hong Kong, and enjoy all that it has to offer, from weekend hikes and hopping around the outlying islands to the hustle and bustle of Central."
Euan – Head of Music
"Working at Shrewsbury has been a brilliant choice for me. With numerous opportunities for creativity and innovation, inspiring colleagues and state-of-the-art facilities, it is everything I hoped for.
The school has been incredibly supportive from the start, providing each new member of staff with a buddy to answer any queries before arrival. Convenient accommodation is provided nearby school, making for seamless transition upon moving and a close-knit community. At work we are encouraged to share ideas and join committees contributing to school development. We are empowered to make an impact as the school grows.
Life in Hong Kong is unexpectedly and wonderfully varied. Visiting family and friends are always surprised by the beautiful greenery, the mountain hikes and the quiet beaches. Strong relationships formed among staff at the school are reflected in weekend brunches and days out exploring the city. It really is a brilliant place to live!"
Rachel – Year 4 Class Teacher & Maths Leader