Chief Executive Of Hksar Carrie Lam Opens Britain's Shrewsbury School
Top British school reinforces Hong Kong's excellence in education
CENTRAL DISTRICT, Hong Kong - Nov. 5, 2018 - PRLog -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam today presided over the opening ceremonies for Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, the newest addition to Hong Kong's world-class education facilities for primary school children.
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong is located in the Tseung Kwan O district of Hong Kong and offers a range of specialist facilities for children between the ages of 3 and 11. It is a sister school of Shrewsbury School in the United Kingdom, which was established by Royal Charter in 1552. Shrewsbury School in the UK is one of the original nine 'Great Schools' of Britain and has a tradition of excellence reaching to the time of the great British monarch Elizabeth I who supported its development and expansion to become one of the finest schools in Britain.
Chief Executive for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam said, "Hong Kong has always attracted the finest minds, and that is among the most important reasons why Hong Kong is such a great, global centre of commerce. The addition of one of Britain's best reputed schools will immediately reinforce our attractiveness as a most-favoured destination for talent, and, in the longer term, as a place that cultivates talent."
"Shrewsbury Hong Kong's establishment is a part of the Hong Kong education Bureau's strategy to ease the shortage of international school places, which is particularly acute at the primary level, and to elevate the appeal of Hong Kong for the families of expatriate professionals."
Mr. Ben Keeling, the Principal of Shrewsbury Hong Kong, said, "We are delighted to have enjoyed a fantastic start to our inaugural school year and have been thrilled by the generous feedback we have received. Parents have spoken with enormous confidence about the relationships shared and the incredible range of opportunities available. These key aspirations have been well supported through the successful development of a purpose built facility and the careful appointment of a dynamic and ambitious teaching team. Our specialist focus upon primary education is neatly complemented by specialist programmes for physical education, the performing arts and music, and a bespoke signature programme for Chinese language. Perhaps most importantly, our students are happy, engaged and highly motivated."
Sir David Lees, Chairman of the Board of Governors of Shrewsbury Hong Kong and a former Chairman of the Court of the Bank of England, said, "We are fully committed to creating one of Asia's finest schools here in Hong Kong and in the tradition of Shrewsbury School in the United Kingdom."
Mr. Stephen Holroyd, Director of Schools for Shrewsbury in Asia said, "As part of our commitment to achieve the standards of excellence of the school in Britain we recruited from the United Kingdom more than 30 of the finest, age-specialised teachers who are now bringing the school to life in Hong Kong just as we had hoped.
"Our commitment to Shrewsbury Hong Kong is represented in the outstanding people and striking infrastructure and facilities for the age groups of children in our care. It is very reassuring to be developing this wonderful school based on standards and values from the UK that have stood the test of time and deep knowledge of the South-East Asian context.
The group of Shrewsbury schools across Asia are renowned for their quality and are changing the lives of students and teachers. We are delighted to welcome our Hong Kong school to this community of learning. Already, I can feel the confidence this brings to all of the students, parents, teachers and school leaders at Shrewsbury Hong Kong."
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The nine 'Great Schools' of Britain are: Shrewsbury School, Charterhouse School, Eton College, Harrow School, Rugby School, Westminster School, Winchester College, St. Paul's School and Merchant Taylors' School.
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