In collaboration with HKCA Po Leung Kuk School

Opened in 2017, HKCA Po Leung Kuk School is the first through-train Kindergarten and Primary school in the Po Leung Kuk organisation that offers an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP), providing students aged 3-12 a high-quality international education in Hong Kong.

HKCA Po Leung Kuk School Kindergarten

With a dynamic IB PYP curriculum combined with excellent care from the teachers, the school provides children with a nurturing and motivating learning environment. The flexible learning spaces available on campus also meet the demands of modern curricula while fostering social engagement to inspire well-being and academic achievement among students.

Experienced pedagogical leadership team

HKCA Po Leung Kuk School Kindergarten Head Teacher Ms Christine Leung
HKCA Po Leung Kuk School Kindergarten Head Teacher Ms Christine Leung

The Kindergarten section is helmed by Ms Christine Leung, who was raised in New York and holds various qualifications from universities in the US and here in Hong Kong. With more than a decade of experience as an educator in the early childhood education sector, Ms Leung takes on the administrative and leadership role aside from teaching to continually strive to improve the school and provide exceptional education services to the school community.

“I enjoy being around children and I love to guide both families and teachers on how to work with children at such an important developmental age. I believe that every child has the ability to learn if they are in the right environment,” says Ms Leung.

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HKCA Po Leung Kuk School Kindergarten Hong Kong
Kindergarten pupils participating in various interactive activities with the teachers in class

At HKCA Po Leung Kuk School, the well-being and intellectual growth of every student is at the centre of the school’s ethos and principles from the early years through primary. “For the Kindergarten section in particular, we promote children’s curiosity, wonder, and exploration. We also believe in the importance of play since it fosters children’s innate desire to learn and imagination, which leads them to naturally acquire knowledge and skills, and most importantly, an understanding of the world,” explains Ms Leung.

Benefits of IB PYP for young children

HKCA Po Leung Kuk School Kindergarten Hong Kong
The kindergarten provides an abundance of fun learning materials to promote children’s curiosity, wonder, and exploration

The IB Primary Year Programme offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds upon conceptual understanding, its strong student-centred approach means that students are agents of their own learning and they take responsibility and ownership throughout their learning process. 

With reference to the IB PYP curriculum framework, HKCA Po Leung Kuk School facilitates learning through inquiry and different Approaches to Learning (ATL). These include communication, social skills, self-management, researching and thinking skills, all of which encourage active learning and empower children to become self-regulated and independent learners.

“Besides developing knowledge and conceptual understandings, children also gain relevant skills and learn about the attributes of the IB Learner profile, which are Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-minded, Caring, Risk-takers, Balanced, and Reflective. We truly believe these core values will make a strong impact in our students’ lives, their communities, and beyond,” says Ms Leung.

Admissions & school tours

The Kindergarten pupils taking part in the drama games and activities during an English class

HKCA Po Leung Kuk School is now accepting applications for both the 2022-2023 (limited spaces available) and 2023-2024 school years. With the school’s through-train structure, all HKCA PLK kindergarten students are guaranteed an offer from the primary section after graduation. To know more about the admissions process or to arrange a school tour, visit their website or contact Admissions Officer Mr Heison Au at admissions@plkis.edu.hk.

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Born and raised Hongkonger, Jasmine spent her university years in Scotland. She's a full-time foodie, gallery hopper and amateur photographer. On the weekends, you'll most likely find her sipping on iced Americano whilst exploring places in the city with her dog Gum Gum.

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