Hong Kong
International curriculum
Ages 5 to 11

Kowloon Junior School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 11
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Number of students

900

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Average number of students per class

30

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English Support Teacher

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

Learning technologies - laptops, hand held devices, calculators, cameras, video
recorders, interactive whiteboards to name but a few - are widely used across the
curriculum to enhance your child’s learning experience in school.
The school's technology team, comprising of teachers from all year groups, work together to keep abreast of new developments, monitor the impact of our use of technology and to promote best practice across the school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The English standard of applicants will be assessed at interview and parents are invited to discuss their child's experiences, needs and abilities with a member of the leadership team. It should be emphasised that the admission interview is not a formal examination but a relaxed meeting with your child.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Individual Needs Department

Learning support offered

At KJS, provision for students with individual needs falls into three categories:

1. Students who have a significant difficulty in learning than the majority of students of the same age or who have a disability, which either prevents or hinders them from making use of educational facilities of a kind provided in ESF schools for students of the same age – Learning Support Classes.

2. Students who need extra support to access the curriculum within the mainstream provision. These students’ needs require less extensive adaptations to teaching and learning and are catered for within mainstream classes. These students may have difficulties in maintaining attention, delays in language, delays or difficulties in the development of academic skills or in self-regulation, social or emotional wellbeing.

3. Students who need additional language support to be able to successfully access the curriculum in English.

Student access to education psychologist

Students who are performing significantly higher than the majority of students of the same age in a particular area and need a modified programme of instruction have access to the Individual Needs Department.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, music, rugby, aquathon, netball, cricket, basketball

School provided lunches

No

Sports activities included

Netball, football, cricket, rugby, athletics, fitness, games, adventure challenge.

Sports facilities at the school

Athletics track

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kowloon Junior 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.

KJS is committed to developing life long learners, international mindedness, positive attitudes and shared values across its community in the pursuit of its vision, ‘Success for Every Child’.

Working within the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme (PYP), learning at KJS is inquiry based, concept led and focused on the development of key skills across the curriculum. KJS has high expectations of its students and take the time to know their strengths as the school helps them understand and develop their responsibility as learners.

KJS works in close partnership with its broad and culturally diverse community. Many parents attended KJS themselves, a real testament to the school’s long standing history of excellence in primary education.

Teaching approach of the school

As an authorized IB school KJS is always mindful of the International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:
The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organisation works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: office@kjs.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.kjs.edu.hk
School's Fees webpage: www.esf.edu.hk/school-fees
Address: 20 Perth Street Homantin Kowloon Hong Kong

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