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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||30 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Most children will be set regular (perhaps daily) homework in reading, spelling and multiplication tables. In addition, the weekly homework set in the different year groups will be as follows:
Year 1: 30 minutes (read daily and play with sound only)
|External examinations or assessments available||
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Learning Support Center
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Netball, touch rugby, fitness club, choir, homework club, minecraft club, basketball, knit and stitch club, drawing, dragon dance, battle of the books, running, hockey, orchestra, fine motor skills club
|Sports activities included||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Playgrounds, football pitch.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Kennedy 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.
Kennedy School is committed to providing a high-quality education for all its pupils. The children are taught an English medium international curriculum, modified to make it appropriate for the needs of children living in Hong Kong. Kennedy teaches the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is an authorised IB World School. Kennedy also has accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS).
|Teaching approach of the school||
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.
Kennedy is not only concerned with the preparation for secondary school but with the development of the child as a whole during six very important years. Qualities of self-discipline, integrity, respect and generosity are encouraged and pupils are helped to develop a positive self-image together with consideration and respect for the feelings of others. Kennedy wants its children to develop a tolerance and understanding of other cultures and religions, thus enabling them to experience more fully and consciously all that life has to offer.