"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!"
Already familiar with the reputation of Shrewsbury schools, I was eager to join the team and delighted to be able to play a part in the development of our Early Years setting. It never ceases to amaze me where the children's interests take us and I feel fortunate to be part of a team of such inspirational colleagues.
I had been working away from the UK for three years before I moved to Hong Kong. Initially attracted to the diverse landscape, I have since discovered a city to rival any other and a real home from home. Shrewsbury has a strong support network - I settled quickly and have made lifelong friends here.
Emily - Early Years Class Teacher
I have been working and living in Hong Kong for almost 10 years and joined the Shrewsbury team because of an evident commitment to the development of an aspirational and deeply connected Chinese language programme. Shrewsbury staff are valued and respected - we work closely and collaboratively as part of a group committed to supporting children to realise their full potential.
Hong Kong is known as Asia’s World City and it attracts a vibrant collection of people from all over the world. No matter where you are from or what you like to spend your time doing, you will always find something to inspire you here.
Sunny - Chinese Teacher
"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 3 Class Teacher & Science Leader
I have been the Librarian at Shrewsbury since it opened in 2018. I work in an incredibly inviting space, one as colourful and engaging as you would hope to find in a purpose-built primary school, but among all else it is the people that make Shrewsbury a great school. Staff here work with great enthusiasm and literacy is celebrated in every department.
Hong Kong has been my home for 22 years now. While I’d only expected to stay for a couple of years initially, and only knew of Victoria Harbour and a city of skyscrapers before I arrived, I fell in love with a rural landscape offering tree-covered hills and breathtaking seascapes. There are some fantastic secondhand bookshops here too!
Beth - Librarian
"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."
"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 5 Class Teacher & Maths Leader
"Surrounded by inspiring and passionate educators, I thoroughly enjoy the friendly and collaborative work environment at Shrewsbury. The role of School Partnership Coordinator also affords me with the opportunity to work alongside both incoming and graduating families. The ethos of care, compassion and commitment allowed me to develop positive relationships quickly.
Responsible for the delivery of our Secondary School Selection programme, I have been encouraged to lead and considerately supported on every step of the journey."