Holistic education is very much the focus of our society today. On top of wanting children to learn in school, parents are also seeking for their children to have as many learning experiences as possible. To make sure their children will grow up able to compete in an international metropolis like Hong Kong, many parents arrange different activities for their children after school.
In 2011, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong interviewed 1,912 primary four to six pupils. Among them, 22% were taking part in more than seven different extracurricular activities and 45% were taking four to six activities. And, in November of the same year, a survey done by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hong Kong found that only a third of the local school children were able to have nine hours or more sleep at night with homework, examinations and extracurricular activities increasing and commanding more of their time.
Where should parents draw the line to try and strike a balance between allowing their children to acquire different learning experiences while at the same time best develop their potential?
On March 25, 2015 our Primary Co-Principal, Mr. Matthew Nicholson will present a parent talk entitled “How to Give Your Child and Advantage in School and in Life”, directly confronting the number one fear as parents; that by not doing enough for our children, they will not be fully prepared for success in a competitive world. Mr. Matthew Nicholson has more than 22 years of experience in education, both in Asia and abroad. As a father of 3 children, he also feels the same parental pressures we all do. He will share stories and observations of his time in education and give some practical tips for parents who want to really set their children up for future success.
Please join us on:
Date: March 25, 2015 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Auditorium, Yew Chung International School – Secondary,
3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong
Speaker: Mr. Matthew Nicholson
Language: English (Chinese interpretation will be provided)
To attend, please click here to register by March 20, 2015 (Friday). Seats are limited and the reservation will be made on a first come, first served basis.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 2339 6959 should you have any enquiry. We look forward to meeting you on March 25!