"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 5 and Year 6 Leader
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
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
"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."
Chelly – School Partnership Coordinator