Enthusiastic, motivated, happy children. Skilled, dedicated, effective staff. Encouraging, involved, positive parents. A supportive and active school council and PTA. The school also benefits from its close proximity to the University of Hong Kong’s Stanley Ho Sports Centre. Swimming lessons are organised for all children throughout the warmer months. The school has 30 classes of 30 students, with specialist subject teachers for PE, music and Mandarin. In addition to the class teacher, all early years classes have a full-time education assistant and all other classes have a part-time education assistant.
At Kennedy, as in most primary schools today, the emphasis is on creating a relaxed but stimulating atmosphere which is conducive to learning and fostering each child’s creative, aesthetic, intellectual, social, moral and emotional development. The teacher’s role is to create and direct children’s experiences, to act as a consultant and guide and to monitor and record what is learned.
Language Of Instruction
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
Hong Kong Permanent Residents: 75%, Over 70 nationalities are represented including British, Australian, American, Indian, East Asian, Canadian, Chinese, etc.
Application & Deadline
The ESF system places children in Year Group according to their date of birth (1 January – 31 December). Children usually start Year 1 during the calendar year in which they turn 5. Children are never admitted early.
Applications for entry are made through the Online Admission System (OAS) accessed via the ESF website (http://www.esf.edu.hk/our-schools). For Year 1 and Year 7, application is made during a strictly limited period, September 1 to 30 of the year before they enter school. A few late applications are received each year.
Students can only apply to the school of zone according to their Hong Kong residential address. Students from overseas can only apply to the school of zone for their expected area of residence in Hong Kong. Applicants from Hong Kong and applicants from overseas have equal status. Zones are adjusted from time to time in the light of changing numbers.
Individual and Corporate Nomination Rights provide a fast track route for children into ESF schools, providing they meet the entry requirements. Please refer to details here: http://www.esf.edu.hk/esf-nomination-rights
Applicants must demonstrate through interview and assessment that they are capable of engaging with an English medium curriculum. Applicants learning and social skills, together with their ability to cooperate with adults and other children, will be taken into consideration.
At interview, students’ potential for language learning will be explored as well as their ability to engage and succeed within the curriculum being offered at the school.
For secondary and older primary students, applicants' academic background, previous school reports and supporting documents will also be taken into account. Applicants must be able to demonstrate appropriate social skills, behavioural responsibility and the principles of good citizenship.
A parent statement and an interview with parents contribute to the school’s decision making process.