Curriculum

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

curriculum_photoL.I.S. provides schooling in the English language from Reception Class to Primary Six. The Curriculum follows the requirements of the British National Curriculum and the guidelines of the SATS examination system. The tests are administered in the first two weeks of May every year.

According to the British Curriculum, children must be in reception class when turning 4 years old during the school year and turning 5 years old when joining Primary One.

As Hong Kong is such a diverse city, and as we truly are an international school with both children and teachers coming from all over the world, we have slightly adapated the British National Curriculum so that it may be applicable to all of our pupils.

Among the highest international schools of Hong Kong, L.I.S. provides the highest ratio of teacher per children, with no class exceeding 22 children in lower primary and 24 children in upper primary.

Topic works focus on local history, local geography, and the traditional culture of Hong Kong. These areas of study are connected to broader topics in European and North American history, geography, and culture.

World religions are taught with the aim of promoting understanding, tolerance, and the appreciation of the rich collective histories and cultures of this part of the world.

L.I.S. provides training in Mandarin starting from Reception. Some of our pupils are blessed to be bilingual if not trilingual at a very early age.

L.I.S. takes full advantage of its green surroundings with outdoor education programs (such as camping trips, P.E. on the beach, school hikes, outdoor nature lessons and sometimes unexpected encounters with the rich wild fauna of Lantau South!).

L.I.S. also provides a range of after-school hours non-compulsory extra-curricular clubs (soccer, drama, choir, dance, cookery, basketball, etc…).

 

TERM PERIOD

The school starts the first Monday of September and ends the last Friday of June. At the beginning of each school year, the complete school calendar with all holiday days and term breaks is published on the website and provided in the pupil’s handbook. For details of the school days, you can check on the school calendar (see school calendar).

 

TIMETABLE

The school day is from 9 am to 3 pm. Classes are held five days a week.

Reception class is from 9:15am to 2:15pm.

 

SCHOOL BUS

School buses are available on an optional basis from Discovery Bay (40 minutes), from Tung Chung (20/30minutes) and from Cheung Sha (10/20 minutes).

 

SCHOOL DRESS CODE

Uniforms

L.I.S. has an official uniform and it is compulsory for all pupils to wear their school uniform at all times. The school has specified Winter, Summer and P.E. uniforms. To further clarify:

P.E. P.E. uniforms must be worn to school every Tuesday and Friday. This uniform consists of a green t-shirt, navy green shorts and trainers. During Winter children may wear navy green track pants and the school fleece jersey and/or school jacket.
Summer School uniform This uniform consists of green shorts, short-sleeved, green L.I.S. polo shirt, white socks and black or brown shoes.
Winter School Uniform The Winter uniform is made up of long, green trousers, long-sleeved, green L.I.S. polo shirt, white socks and black or brown shoes. L.I.S. fleece jersey and school jackets should also be worn on cold days.
Hats Hats are compulsory and are to be worn during all outdoor activities

In the event that your child cannot come to school in the appropriate attire, please advise the class teacher by writing a note in the handbook. You may be contacted by the administration if no explanation is received. No other styles or colours will be accepted. All items of clothing must be clearly labelled.

Hair

Pupils with hair on or below their shoulder must have it tied up. Long, loose hair is not permitted. Fringes must not be long enough to cover the eyes. If fringes are long, they need to be tied or clipped back. Hair accessories must be simple, practical and consistent with the school colours.

Jewellery

Watches and one pair of stud earrings are permitted. No other jewellery is permitted.

 

SCHOOL LUNCH

Children are required to bring their own lunches to school. Parents should provide non-perishable food as there are no cold rooms. For safety reasons boiling water for instant food will not be provided.