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Ages 11 to 18

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 11 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$133,800
to: HK$140,700
Address: 250 Nam Fung Road Ap Lei Chau Hong Kong
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Number of students

1210

Number of nationalities represented in the school

West Island School is a community of multilingual learners who have various nationalities and cultural backgrounds. We have more than 40 first languages/mother tongues in the school and this contributes a diversity and dynamism to our international school

Most common nationality

British

Max. number of students per class

It depends on the subject.

Average number of students per class

It depends on the subject.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer English for Academic Purposes to support students.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French and Spanish.

Use of technology in the classroom

WIS is a 1:1 laptop school with digital literacy as part of the curriculum.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

We are ready to revert to online learning as and when necessary.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

Decided by Subject Teacher.

Uniform required

Pre 16 students (Years 7-11) are required to wear a school uniform. Post 16 students (Years 12-13) do not wear a uniform.

Waiting list

Depends on the year group

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students will meet with the relevant Vice Principal for an interview followed by a written assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have a rolling application policy

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

In 2020, 90.5% of our students went on to attend a higher educational institution and 9.5% took a gap year.

External examinations or assessments available

At Pre 16 (Year 10 & 11), students will undertake the GCSE/(I)GCSE course. At Post 16 (Year 12 & 13), students have a choice of IBDP, IBCP, BTEC and the WIS Engineering Pathway.

Results in these examinations

Please view our website for the latest results: https://www.wis.edu.hk/results/

School bus service available

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school has a Learning Centre offering specialised learning support for up to 25 young people from Years 7-13.

Learning support offered

The school’s Individual Needs (IN) faculty supports students with a range of needs. Mainstream students who require additional assistance may be given support tailored to their individual needs in lessons or provided with discrete sessions in a range of disciplines.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school has a programme of approaches for students with strong ability through links to gifted education as well as a mentoring programme designed to develop students further who have a particular strength within subject domains or disciplines. Courses have also been developed in the school curriculum to extend these students further. Opportunities to work with other students of a similar ability are part of our programme for this group who are identified through a range of data.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

School start time

8.15am

School finish time

3.15pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Over 100 activities are offered termly which include Model United Nations, Hackathon Club, Fitness Club, Ethos Magazine, Cricket, Yearbook Club and many more.

School provided lunches

Yes we have 3 food outlets available for students

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes.

Sports activities included

Swimming, football, netball, hockey, badminton, athletics, trampolining, water polo, volleyball, tag rugby, basketball, cricket, rounders, dance and ultimate frisbee.

Sports facilities at the school

The school has two gymnasiums, outdoor courts for a range of sports and a 25 metre swimming pool . The proximity to Hong Kong University playing fields provides further sport facilities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Students are encouraged to become “responsible global citizens” as part of the mission of the school. Training for leadership roles within the school and beyond is a strength which the school believes heralds. The school has a strong focus on the value of international mindedness and the importance of community. It has a reputation for academic excellence balanced with compassion and service beyond the classroom.

Teaching approach of the school

We pride ourselves on the standards we set for teaching and learning, and our people make all the difference. Our teachers and school leaders are highly qualified and experienced in international education. Each of our schools is led by skilled and experienced leadership teams, who work with teachers to plan and customise the curriculum.

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