Current Family Information

This page 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 items below carefully, making note of information that is particularly relevant to you and your child.

Calendar and Key Dates

Key Dates
2023 School Calendar
2024 School Calendar

Key Dates

2023 Term Dates

Term 1: Wednesday 1 February to Friday 31 March

Term 2: Tuesday 18 April to Wednesday 21 June

Term 3: Tuesday 25 July to Friday 22 September

Term 4: Tuesday 10 October to Friday 15 December

2023 School Calendar

2024 School Calendar

Handbooks and Guides

Parent Handbook
Class Location Guide
Parent Portal

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.

Class Location Guide

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

* updated July 2023

Parent Portal

The AISHK Parent Portal (also know as the Parent Lounge), is a key destination for accessing and updating information specific to your family.

It includes the following:

  • Student timetable
  • Parent event calendar/planner
  • Address information (residential, postal, emergency contacts, etc)
  • Child medical details
  • Parent Directory (for classmates)
  • Academic Reporting Downloads
  • Parent-Teacher Interview Booking

Forms and Action Items

Emergency Release/Dismissal Authority
Local Excursion Permission
Student Medical Record Updates
Student Leave Application

Emergency Release/Dismissal Authority

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 Updates

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.

Student Leave Application

The Student Leave Application Form should be completed and submitted to the School to indicate any planned student leave.

Communication and Publications

School Newsletter - Dhanara
Annuals and Periodicals
School Email Communication

School Newsletter - 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.


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

Annuals and Periodicals

The school regularly produces a number of other publications on an annual or term basis. They are:

  • Lion Rock
  • Pathways
  • Annual Review
  • The Yearbook

School Email Communication

For more timely communication, email is regularly used. You will be sent emails on an as needs basis, from individual class teachers, Heads of Year, your child's divisional office, or the central administration office.

Please ensure that you have the following email addresses saved in your address book!


School Life & Activities

Extra Curricular Activities & Sport
Mini & Junior Duke Award
Instrumental Music Programme
Laptop Programme
Onsite Catering


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.

On-Campus Uniform Shop (Kowloon Tong)

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. 

Uniform Shop Opening Hours:

    To make an appointment please contact Uniform Shop manager, Ms Shirley Cheng at

    Online Store

    Midas Uniforms provide SF express lockers, and Door to Door delivery service for “Industrial and Commercial Areas”. If customers have made any delivery order with residential address, please kindly provide the SF Express Service Point (Click here) or Smart Locker code (Click here) for self pick up to our Email: Delivery time is currently 3-4 working days once we receive your shipping details.

    Uniform Guidelines & Order Forms

    Second Hand Uniform Available

    Many AISHK families have donated second hand uniform items to AISHK, from past students. Periodically AISHK provides a second hand uniform exchange at the school's 9/F Administration Office, (please contact our Admissions team for further details).

    A selection of Early Childhood, Primary and secondary items will be available.

    Uniform items are free of charge and available on a first come, first served basis, while stocks last.

    Extra Curricular Activities & Sport

    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 2023 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.

    2023 Term 4 ECA Timeline

    • Enrolment opens: Wednesday 20 September, 10am
    • Enrolment closes: Sunday 8 October, 11.59pm
    • ECAs Begin: Monday 16 October
    • ECAs Finish: Friday 9 December

    For further details, please refer to the following:

    Joeys & Kangaroos Sport

    • Joey’s Sport is AISHK’s junior sport program designed to develop our children’s skills, confidence and lifelong interest in sport and physical activity. It is significant in contributing to the sporting culture at AISHK
    • Kangaroo’s sport is AISHK’s representative level of tournaments, leagues and fixtures. Students of all ability levels can be involved in Kangaroo’s Sport as we believe sport plays a significant role in developing our students to be all round people as they progress through to adulthood. Any school representative sport or training is identified on the Sport & ECA schedule with “SRT” (School Representative Team) in green.
    • For a breakdown of sports seasons, please click HERE.
    • For information on Kangaroos Sports uniforms and pricing, please click HERE.

    Squad Swimming

    Please note that swimming 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, please contact Mr Yeung at and he will arrange a trial for you early term 3. 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.

    Mini & Junior Duke Award

    As an extension of our school Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) Program, students from years 1 to 6 that register for Mini or Junior Duke Award, will be provided with a series of progressive life challenges including first aid, cookery, swimming, budgeting, fixing punctures, domestic duties and lots of other creative activities to expose them to the skills needed for the real world. The award allows children to participate in a variety of new experiences and teaches them that it is good to ‘have a go’ and challenges them to learn new and varied skills from an early age. This helps them to develop the resilience they will need throughout their lives whilst rewarding them for their hard work.

    The Mini & Junior Duke Award has been running in schools across the UK since 2007 and has helped thousands of children aged 6 to 12 to realise their abilities and, for some, to discover new talents and passions. It has now made it internationally and many schools here in HK are getting onboard. Could your child be next?

    This program will run from August through to December, 2023, however an extension through to March 2024 is also available. Enrolment this year will align with our term 3 Sport & ECA enrolment, and can be completed through the SchoolsBuddy system.

    Enrolment opens: Monday 19th June, 2023 at 10.00am
    Enrolment closing: Sunday 23rd July, 2023 at 11.59pm
    Course length: August to December 2023 (or to March 2024)
    Enrolment link: Mini & Junior Duke Award enrolment via SchoolsBuddy

    Following enrolment, we will be in touch regarding communications and when you can get hold of your Junior Duke Journal, which needs to be ordered once we know our participant numbers. We have keen staff members who will represent as the Duke Leaders to help guide our aspiring Mini and Junior Duke’s throughout the year.

    Instrumental Music Programme

    The Performing Arts department would like to introduce you to our Instrumental Programme and Introductory Instrumental Scheme. These programmes are available to students in Prep to Year 12, and offer a convenient and varied approach to learning musical instruments during normal school hours. Lessons are provided on a one-to-one basis with the teacher for the following range of classes:

    • Piano
    • Violin
    • Cello
    • Double Bass
    • Flute
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Trumpet
    • Trombone
    • Guitar
    • Drums
    • Voice

    Lessons will take place in our practice rooms on Level 2 of the AISHK campus on a rotational programme. The rooms are well ventilated with opening windows and natural light.

    Enrolment & Timeline

    Full details about the programme and the online enrolment form link can be found here:

    Laptop Programme

    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:

    Onsite 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.

    * Updated for Term 4 2023


    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:

    Community and Connections

    Parent Association
    Alumni Association
    Founding and Affiliated Associations

    Parent Association

    The AISHK Parent Association is a thriving community of parents who are dedicated to connecting members of our community through communication channels, activities, events and fundraising initiatives.

    Any AISHK parent is automatically considered part of the AISHK Parent Association, and we encourage parents to take advantage of opportunities to support the school and make new friends and form networks.

    The Parent Association comprises annually-elected volunteers who make up the Parent Association Executive Committee.

    Read our Dhanara Newsletter for a recap of the wonderful work the AISHK PA has done for and with the School.

    Alumni Association

    The AISHK Alumni Association network has grown from 25 students on its first day, to over 3,500 members, both student and staff today.

    The Alumni Association brings together our former students, parents and staff who wish to stay connected with each other and the School, whether in Hong Kong, Australia or around the globe. Our community includes graduates who have embarked on diverse tertiary, career and personal pathways.

    Founding and Affiliated Associations

    Australian International School Hong Kong is a non-profit foundation, founded by associations and individuals who have given of their time, commitment and passion to build the AISHK dream into reality. AISHK is truly a community school, and a connector for Australian and international families living in Hong Kong. 

    Please find the following links to our founding associations and related organisations. 

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