At a Glance

Our Mission

To provide a world-class international school where students, through active participation, achieve their personal best and graduate as skilled, influential and responsible international citizens.

Our commitment is to:

  • Focus on excellence
  • Cohesion and diversity
  • Develop a community of learners
  • Develop our students intellectually, socially, physically, spiritually and ethically in harmony with Australian culture
  • Lifelong learning within the international community


A warm community and premier learning environment, Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK) is a non-profit, co-educational day school for students from Reception (age four) to Year 12. Founded in 1995, AISHK currently welcomes more than 1,100 students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.

Operating on an Australian school year (late January to mid-December), AISHK is the only school in Hong Kong to utilise the Australian curriculum. AISHK provides broad yet tailored educational pathways by offering senior secondary students the option to undertake either the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). This creates a seamless transition for our students to all universities and tertiary institutions in Australia and around the world.

Student wellbeing is a focus for the school as we progress the implementation of our Positive Education programme schoolwide. The Positive Education programme complements the school’s curriculum, which enables and nurtures each student’s academic, cultural, physical and emotional potential.

For a full school prospectus, please visit the Admissions section of our website.

A Short History of our School

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.