Hong Kong
International curriculum
Ages 5 to 11

Clearwater Bay School

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 5 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 30
Max. students per class -
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

720

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Most common nationality

British

Average number of students per class

30

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

The Learning Technology programme at Clearwater Bay School is designed to prepare students for a world where digital literacy and associated skills are vital.
CBS believes in the use of imaginative and innovative eLearning technology which enables students to investigate, create, communicate and collaborate throughout the curriculum. Students are taught to organise information and data, manage their use of technology and through the attributes of the learner profile, it teaches students to be responsible digital citizens.

At Clearwater Bay School, students are given the opportunity to learn through the use of technology, embedded within the transdisciplinary units of inquiry as well learn technology linked to key concepts.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All lessons, with the exception of Mandarin, are conducted in English. For this reason children have to demonstrate, at an informal interview, that they can both speak and understand English. From Year 2, children need to be able to read and write English as well, at a level commensurate with their peers.
A senior member of staff will conduct the interview with your child. This will be in a very informal setting. Wherever possible your child will be part of a group of children. Every effort is made to ensure your child feels relaxed and not “on trial”.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

School's learning assistance programme.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Active kids, art, craft, dragonfly dance, Irish dance, guitar, cricket, baking, math, theater, piano, martial arts, French, Japanese, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, kung fu

Sports activities included

All students have two sessions of PE each week, one with the class teacher and one with a specialist teacher. Students are not only taught basic motor skills, team games, gymnastics and individual pursuits, but also the importance of fitness routines for life.

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor sports court, playground.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Clearwater Bay School is one of 21 schools run by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The ESF was founded by Ordinance in 1967 to provide a ‘modern liberal education’ through the medium of English.

Clearwater Bay School was established in 1992 to serve the Sai Kung, Clearwater Bay and Tseung Kwan O communities in the Eastern New Territories of Hong Kong. The school is accredited by both the Council of International Schools and the International Baccalaureate Organization and offer a world class international primary education to students in Years 1-6.

CBS values create a safe, welcoming learning environment that fosters care, respect and intercultural understanding. It values and celebrates the rich cultural diversity of students and families who come from more than 35 different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Teaching approach of the school

As an International Baccalaureate World School CBS strives to provide a high quality international education for all students. CBS offers the Primary Years Program (PYP) which is an engaging and challenging inquiry program that fosters students’ intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development. CBS aims to develop students who are internationally minded and who act to make a difference in the world.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: info@cwbs.edu.hk
School's webpage: cwbs.edu.hk
School's Fees webpage: www.esf.edu.hk/school-fees
Address: Lot 235, DD229 Clearwater Bay Road Kowloon Hong Kong