Homework discussion - Wednesday April 27th 2016, 6:30pm in the GLT

posted Apr 14, 2016, 12:13 AM by Tim Carrell   [ updated Apr 14, 2016, 2:13 AM ]

The next topic for discussion - Homework

Homework is an issue that affects all our students and families. We are reviewing our approach to homework and would like your input. Wednesday April 27th at 6:30pm in the GLT we will present what we know about homework at KGV, share the discussions we have had with KJS, CWBS, BH and JCSRS and seek your feedback and opinions on how we can shape a policy for home-learning going forward.

Summary of Community meeting on Dec 8th

posted Dec 9, 2015, 7:46 PM by Tim Carrell

Thank you to all the parents, staff and community members who joined us on Tuesday Dec 8th. During the evening Tim Carrell, Vice Principal working with Senior School summarised the issues that KGV have faced this term and outlined the responses and lessons learned. 

Minutes of the meeting are embedded below:

Minutes of Meeting on Drugs 8 Dec 2015

Drugs discussion - December 8th in the GLT at 6:30pm

posted Nov 13, 2015, 6:56 PM by Tim Carrell   [ updated Nov 13, 2015, 8:35 PM ]

The next topic for discussion - Drugs and the KGV Community

We can discuss drug use in our community and procedures within KGV. School representatives will be available to answer questions about the issues we are facing, the procedures we follow, how we are supporting students, how parents and the school can work together, and any questions you have.

Be aware that the PTSA is organising a drug information evening for parents on December 1st at 6:30pm with the help of the Police, narcotics division and an NGO support service. This presentation will arm parents with information about drugs in Hong Kong, signs, symptoms, behaviours and more. Details are in the parent newsletters.

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posted Nov 3, 2015, 12:00 AM by Tim Carrell

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Current discussion topic is Science

posted Oct 28, 2015, 7:28 PM by Tim Carrell   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 7:40 PM ]

The meeting scheduled for October 29th was cancelled due to low numbers. Please send any questions or discussion points to committee members before November 4th so we can discuss at our next meeting. See a description of the Science topic below.

Science at KGV

Developments in science have included the team writing a bespoke skills based curriculum for years 7 to 9. Students are taught by specialist teachers in groups not sets. Our aim is to develop students understanding of the scientific method and their investigative skills.
For years 10 and 11 we continue to offer IGCSEs but have also successfully introduced BTEC Principles of Applied Science with the first cohort gaining excellent results.  The numbers of students opting to take all three sciences at IGCSE have significantly increased and we currently have three sets in year ten.  Our double science classes are no longer set but taught in mixed ability groups. End of topic tests are marked with students so they gain instant insight into their understanding and performance.
At IB Diploma level we continue to offer all three sciences and Environmental Systems and Societies. We have also introduced Sports Exercise and Health Science with the first cohort gaining excellent results.

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