Drawing inspiration from the established consultation service offered to families at Shrewsbury International School.
Most families place location, curriculum and fees at the very top of their list when exploring schools for their little one, but what else might they consider? We spoke to the team at Shrewsbury International School to find out more about a sophisticated programme of guidance and selection able to point to an impressive track record of success. Parents keen to engage directly can do so during an upcoming digital tour, where the School Partnership Coordinator, Ms Chelly Tsang, will be available to take questions following a whistle-stop tour of the school’s impressive facilities.
Shrewsbury educates children between the ages of 3 and 11 years. As a result, it has chosen to develop and implement a framework to support school selection based upon the college counselling services offered at their sister school in the UK for almost 500 years. The meticulous consultation programme has earned itself a formidable reputation in Hong Kong and former students are now thriving at selective and bilingual schools, as well as those offering the International Baccalaureate.
“We are really proud of the success our students have enjoyed. It all comes down to an unerring commitment to the interests, strengths and motivations of each individual family that runs right through our school,” explained Ms Tsang. “Shrewsbury graduates are now thriving in place at all of the leading schools across Hong Kong.”
“While we hold a deep knowledge of the options available, the real trick to successful placement is a willingness to engage with the emerging interests and strengths of each student,” described Shrewsbury’s Principal, Mr Ben Keeling.
The journey at Shrewsbury spans three years and is mapped out within a designated policy document. Families are encouraged to explore, select and apply in close consultation with a dedicated team of staff. Whether your child is into academics or adventure, sports or music, they are committed to nurturing and celebrating strengths and identifying options for the forward journey.
So what are the guiding principles of Shrewsbury’s selection process?
- Look beyond the website or prospectus. Time spent with school leaders and observing the learning environment is critical in making an assessment of a school’s culture, values and ambition
- Keep a keen eye on the relationships shared by members of a school community and engage with parents of already-enrolled students if you can to learn more about how it behaves outside of the spotlight.
- Last but certainly not least, consider how a school campus might broaden or constrain the experiences and opportunities your child has access to as they grow.
As the first and only Primary School in Hong Kong that offers a personalised Secondary School consultation service, you can be certain that Shrewsbury International School is committed to the long-term growth and development of your child. To find out more about this school that can set your child on the path to success, sign up for its upcoming Digital Tour.
What: Shrewsbury International School Digital Tour
When: Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10am
Where: Online, via Zoom
Details: Register here