A Short History

Founded to fulfil the growing demand for a high quality Australian educational institution in Hong Kong, the school was incorporated on 26 January 1995 and was established as a co-educational, non-denominational, English-medium International School.

The school opened for the first day of school on 6 February 1995, with 25 Primary students in attendance. The original site of the school was in Boundary Street in Kowloon Tong, where it remained until moving to the Gun Club School in Tsim Sha Tsui, in July 1995. This was also the year that Secondary school classes were first offered.

In 1996, the school moved to St. Georges School in Kowloon Tong, where it shared the site with St. George’s from 1997 to 1998. In 1997, Australian International School Foundation, the governing body for AISHK, was granted a parcel of land of some 6000 sq.m. to build a new school campus.

During the construction of the new complex, the School moved to a new temporary site in Cheung Sha Wan where it stayed until 2001. By this time, there were 275 students studying at the school. Highlights during this period were 1999, when the first group Year 10 students were awarded their NSW School Certificate and 2001, when the first Year 12 class was preparing to sit for the NSW Higher School Certificate.

The school’s new permanent home opened its doors on 4 September 2001 with over 500 students enrolled at the school.

Today AISHK is a leading International School in Hong Kong with more than 1,100 students and a reputation for outstanding quality and academic excellence. The school's graduates go on to study at the top universities in Australia and around the world.