primary schools

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School open days: what to look for

Most primary schools will have at least one open-day, for parents to visit and take a look around. Here are some suggestions on how to get the most out of the visit. Read more »


Mr Tall has written a very thorough series of articles about applying for a local Hong Kong Primary School for your child.  They are written with the non-Hong-Kong-native parent in mind, but they should be helpful to any parent that's starting to get ready for this. Read more »

Any experience with ISF

My neighbour is thinking of applying to the ISF academy for her daughter.

It looks like a really good option combining bilingual mandarin / english education.  

Does anyone have any experience at the school?  Are the children happy there? Are there many non-chinese students.  Is it a feasible school for parents where neither speak / read / write chinese to any level of proficiency...

Any / all comments welcome. 

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