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September is Childhood Cancer awareness month. HKILA, once again supported this important awareness initiative by 'GOING GOLD FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER' on the 13st of September 2019. The children got involved by participating in a “Going Gold For Cancer” day in which they wore gold clothes, offered golden manicures and golden face painting. They also raised money for St. Baldrick's Foundation and Hannah's Heroes, through our super successful Bake Sale. The charity is very close to the hearts of everyone here because our very own Hannah Meeson, a childhood cancer survivor. Hannah’s mum, Gaylene, is a tireless supporter and advocate of the CCF and is the main powerhouse behind the school’s fund-raising drive. 














Our Plus and Advance students organised a successful bake sale in support of St. Baldrick's Foundation and the Tai O Community Cattle Group (TOCCG and their 'One Collar One Life' campaign.

Thanks to the hard work of our students we managed to raise more than HK$3,000,- Wow!

We are very proud of their efforts and thankful for the support of our HKILA community.







Welcome to the new academic year 2019/2020 at HKILA. We hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and that your children are as keen to get started as we are!

We would like to welcome back all students and extend a warm welcome to all of our new students. This year we welcome Miss Jana as our new Homeroom Teacher for our Ignite Red, who will be taking over from our Miss Hannah as she moves to a role at the centre of curriculum development. Miss Karin will take up the position of Deputy Head. All of our other staff members are returning to reprise and continue their roles from last year.

Having successfully piloted Dimensions' 'Learning Means The World’ curriculum last year,

we are delighted to be launching the complete version, including the brand new assessment tool ‘TrackZone’ this year. Additionally, we are very proud and excited to have been

selected as the ‘Learning Means The World’ Training Hub for all schools in Asia. We have

already received visits from our fellow professionals in education in HK and look forward

to sharing our expertise with many more over the coming years.

Working alongside our Creative Curriculum Director Miss Elaine, we will continue to be at the forefront of curriculum development, putting students at the heart of the learning process. HKILA leading the way. 

Below we have listed important days and upcoming events planned for this term, as well as a few selected International Days we will be including in our teaching this term. 

Important Dates and Events in Term 1, 2019:


19/8-2019: Start of Term 1


12/9-2019: Student Organised Bake Sale 

12/9-2019: Going Gold


1/10-2019: Public Holiday (National Day)

7-11/10-2019: Half Term Break

14/10-2019: School Portraits (info will be sent to all parents)

16/10-2019: World Food Day

Hong Kong Theme Weeks (more info soon)


2019: Box of Hope (info will be sent to all parents)

21/11-2019: World Philosophy Day



10/12-2019: Human Rights Day

End of Year Christmas Production and Celebration (more info soon)

16/12-2019: End of Term 1


Once again our amazing parents and students donated their time, talents and creativity to make products for a stall at the Discovery Bay Hand Made market. All money raised went directly to local charity 'Plastic Free Seas', an organisation HKILA continually support through various activities. 

Offering a huge array of beautiful hand-crafted items and yummy baked goods items, they raised an impressive HK$7615 Well done everyone. 

Dana Winograd, Director of Plastic Free Seas came to HKILA to collect the money raised. >>Click Here<< to find out more about Plastic Free Seas and how you can get involved. 


In November we once again proudly contributed to the Box of Hope

campaign. Our students and staff donated a record breaking number of boxes this year to the great cause. Well done everybody.













As part of our recent environmental “Green Week”, our students and teachers joined forces with local charity Plastic Free Seas to clean up our beach at Discovery Bay’s North Plaza. Before we got their hands dirty, charity Director of Operations, Dana Winograd, presented the group of 25 children with information on how careless waste disposal results in pollution which impacts our environment and sea life.  Enthused by what they had learned, the students headed to the beach and began the huge task of cleaning up the debris. With 9 full bin bags of waste to show for the efforts, students then brainstormed ideas on how they could help improve their environmental endeavours in our local community. One of the students suggested that we could assist with the recycling aims of our neighbours.

This has resulted in the children offering their services to local businesses to help collect and responsibly dispose of their recycling. Our students were so inspired by what they learnt from Plastic Free Seas that they have started a new initiative where they now handle the recycling for our neighbours, including Bayside Dental and Mandarin for Munchkins. 

Students collecting recyclables for Bayside Dental



“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”


- Margaret Mead


'Education is not the filling of a pail, it's the lighting of a fire' 


                   - William Butler Yeats