A bi-annual magazine for the Hong Kong Academy community.
Grateful & Playful by Laura Mitchell The 2017-18 school year opened with particular excitement in the Primary School with the inauguration of our new Playscapes. The Playscapes were long awaited, with the design and implementation taking place over several years. Parents celebrated the new play areas as well, both because of the smiles on the children’s faces and because the new features and equipment reflect the success of the school’s culture of philanthropy and growing annual fund programme. Thanks to everyone for making our Playscapes possible! HKA students definitely know what they like! Enjoy their candid responses when asked ... What do you like about your new Playscape? “When you bounce on the trampoline, I like the breeze!” “We pretend the sand is a beach and the water is a stream!” 18
Alumni Connections: LONDON “We sometimes go into the garden and the mud kitchen to play!” More than 25 HKA alumni, former students and families, faculty and staff gathered in London. The weather was wet and cold, but the conversation was warm as everyone caught up over fabulous food and drink at The Ivy Chelsea Garden. The photos tell the story! The alums and former students in attendance ranged from age 6 to the the Class of 2014. We have quite a few graduates at university in the UK, and we’re happy to report that they are all thriving. Our Head of School, Stephen Dare, said “It was a pleasure to all be together sharing memories of HKA and hearing the students’ stories about how well they are doing in their current schools and universities.” “EVERYTHING!” Keep us in the loop with LinkedIn HKA is a global community, and we enjoy staying in touch with alumni, former students and families around the globe. A great way to keep in touch is LinkedIn. If you haven’t already, please join our LinkedIn Alumni network for graduates and former students. It’s easy to participate. For students and alumni, just make sure you have ‘Hong Kong Academy’ mentioned in your LinkedIn profile under ‘Education’, and LinkedIn will do the rest. For HKA parents, follow our LinkedIn Company page. “The hammock goes really high!” Follow us everywhere. 19