Commencement Pack

The Commencement Pack contains key resources, useful information related to our school operations and procedures and important forms for your completion. For a thorough guide to AISHK regarding everything from admissions and uniforms to catering, please refer to the Parent Handbook. 

Please take the time to go through the Pack items below carefully, making note of information that is particularly relevant to you and your child.

We thank you for your interest in AISHK. To new AISHK families, we warmly welcome you to our school community!

2022 Term 1 Key Commencement Dates
2022 School Year Calendar
Parent Handbook
School Directory
Class Location Guide
Uniform
School Communication
Emergency Release Procedures
Local Excursion Permission
Student Medical Record Update
Extra Curricular Activities
Instrumental Music Program
Laptop Program
On-site Catering
Transportation
Welcome Coffee

2022 Term 1 Key Commencement Dates

Date Year Levels Remarks
17 January
Year 1 - Year 12
ECA enrolments open at 10am
19 January
Years 7 - Year 12
On campus classes commence
21 January
Year 1 - Year 12
ECA enrolments close at 12nn
21 January
Years 7 - Year 12
Students will be dismissed at 12.50pm on completion of morning lessons. There are no scheduled afternoon activities on this day.
31 January - 4 February
Whole school
CNY Holiday
7 February
Year 1 - Year 12
Term 1 ECA program commences
8 February
Years 3 - Year 6
Parent Information Night
9 February
Reception - Year 2
Parent Information Night
10 February
Year 7
Parent Information Night

2022 School Year Calendar

Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is a comprehensive, key parent resource which provides detail regarding school operations, procedures and guidelines. Please take time to read this handbook, which will answer many of your questions related to AISHK school life.

School Directory

The School directory provides a list and structure for key school contact details and a photo guide for all Academic, Administrative and Support staff.

Class Location Guide

The Class Location Guide lists all classes, teachers and classroom locations on campus.

Uniform

Our school is unique in Hong Kong, and the AISHK is uniform has been designed to reflect this. It is distinctive, vibrant and designed with a trans-seasonal approach to cater to Hong Kong’s varying weather throughout the year. A number of optional uniform items are also available should families wish to purchase them. We believe that embracing the AISHK brand though our uniform builds a sense of school pride and community. All students are required to wear the approved school uniform every day, as applicable to their division of the school. 

Uniform Shop Location and Hours

The Uniform Shop is located on the 1st floor of AISHK. Until further notice, families may visit the Uniform Shop for fittings or purchases by appointment only. To make an appointment please contact Uniform Shop manager, Ms Shirley Cheng at midasuniform@aishk.edu.hk

Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

  • Every Monday and Thursday during school term time, 8:30am-3:30pm
  • The Uniform Shop will be open for an additional day on Tuesday 26 January, from 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Students may purchase from the Uniform Shop during their on-campus school days without appointment

AISHK Uniform Guidelines & Order Forms

School Communication

Dhanara
The official AISHK news website, Dhanara includes messages from the School Executive and staff, event flyers and recaps, important reminders, year level newsletters, ECA notices, sports results and fixtures, career and alumni items and Parent Association news. A related Dhanara email digest highlighting the week’s news items is distributed to staff, students and parents each Friday afternoon during term time. 

AISHK App
To ensure you receive timely alerts, important news and notifications, parents are strongly encouraged to download and install the AISHK App.

Emergency Release Procedures

In the case of an emergency or severe weather warning, it is important that the school has a record of your consent regarding student dismissal procedures. Please read the following procedures and complete/update the related form as soon as possible.

Local Excursion Permission

This form indicates your willingness to allow your child to participate in educational excursions and sports fixtures outside of AISHK school campus throughout their enrolment at AISHK.

These will include walking to local points of interest, shops, parks or gardens, and include trips to local sporting facilities as part of the physical education or extra-curricular programs. Parents will be notified in advance via one of the following ways, as appropriate for their age group:

  • a formal notice home
  • notification in the home diary
  • notification in our newsletter, Dhanara
  • app notification
  • listed under the calendar section of Parent Lounge
  • via an email from the teacher in charge

The signing of further permission slips for each excursion or sporting activity will not be necessary.

I herewith give permission for my son/daughter to attend local school excursions and sporting fixtures as required by the school’s program. I understand that this permission is granted for the duration of my child’s enrolment at AISHK.

I also acknowledge that my child will be expected to abide by all school rules and wear appropriate clothing or school uniform as required.

I herewith authorise the teacher in-charge to consent, where it is impracticable to communicate with me, to the child’s receiving such medical or surgical attention or treatment as may be deemed necessary.

Such excursions will occur through the school newsletter or notices as indicated above and as appropriate for their year level.

I understand that I need to ensure that my contact details and emergency contact details are all up to date on the Parent Lounge

Student Medical Record Update

Maintaining accurate records is essential to providing quality care and protecting the health and safety of children while at school and away at off-site activities.

At the school, we allow parents to maintain the relevant records online through the Parent Lounge.

Extra Curricular Activities

Our ECA and Sport program has been incredibly successful with many of our student body being able to enjoy the wide range of activities and sport on offer. We look forward to offering our 2022 programs to you which will once again give a wide variety of options for our students.

We use a daily preference system which has allowed a higher participation rate than in previous years, and it helps to ensure that all students get a better opportunity to participate in ECA’s with a more equitable spread. There will be no limit on the number of ECA’s you choose, but as it is a preference system, there is no guarantee that students will get their choices. However, we hope that all students will get at least one of their choices.

For further details, please refer to the following:

Swimming ECA For Years 4-12
Please note that swimming is not included as an option as it will be by invitation only. All current squad members will be contacted by our Aquatics Manager, Mr Eric Yeung. If you are new to the school and/or would like to join the swim squads (Gold/Silver Squad) or the Swimming ECA (Bronze Squad), please contact Mr Yeung at eric_yeung@aishk.edu.hk and he will arrange a trial for you at the beginning of Term 1. Please note that our squad swimming is training and we do not run a Learn to Swim Program. If you need assistance, we can put you in touch with a Learn to Swim provider.

Instrumental Music Program

In usual circumstances, the Performing Arts Department provides a comprehensive, on-campus music instrumental tuition program for the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Drums, Voice and Piano.

Laptop Program

The school requires every student from Years 4-9 to purchase a school appointed laptop package. This includes the designated laptop, a wide range of software needed for learning and a complete support structure. For full details, rules and procedures regarding school laptops, please refer to the following documents:

On-site Catering

Students may bring their own food to school or purchase options from a varied and healthy selection of meals and refreshments provided by a certified catering service. For students in Prep to Year 6, hot meals should be pre-ordered with the meal order form and menu. Secondary students from Year 7 to Year 12 are not required to pre-order their meals and may purchase directly from the cafeteria with cash or Octopus Card.

Due to the current suspension of face-to-face classes, lunch catering orders for Primary students will not be operating. Parents will be contacted regarding lunch catering for their child once face-to-face classes resume.

Transportation

AISHK offers a bus service that is provided by Kwoon Chung Motors Co Ltd. Each bus is a 24-seater minibus with air-conditioning and a designated supervisor.

Buses will pick up students at various times between 6:40am and 7:50am each applicable school day and are scheduled to arrive at the school between 7:55am - 8:00am. All buses for the return trip will depart from the school at 3:00pm sharp.

Please note that Secondary students can only use the bus in the morning and should make their own way home after school in the afternoon. Please note as there is an AM and PM Reception class at AISHK, the AM class can only utilise the bus to school and the PM class can only utilise the bus from school. 

For enquiries and details regarding bus schedules, pick-up and drop-off points, times and fees, please contact the bus company directly for assistance:

Welcome Coffee

This year the school is offering Welcome Coffee to all Parents on selected mornings in the first weeks of term. It will be an opportunity to meet other new parents and Executive staff in an informal gathering.

Date Audience Venue
Tuesday 25 January 8:30am
Primary Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Thursday 27 January 8:30am
Primary Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Friday 28 January 8:30am
Primary Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Tuesday 15 February 8:30am
Year 11 Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Thursday 17 February 8:30am
Year 9 Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Tuesday 22 February 8:30am
Year 12 Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Thursday 24 February 8:30am
Year 10 Parents
Cafeteria 1/F
Thursday 3 March 8:30am
Year 8 Parents
Cafeteria 1/F

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