Welcome From the Principal

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It is a privilege to be the Principal of West Island School. Our learners both inspire and motivate us with their diversity, their hard work, their ambition and their success. In the care of expert teachers, learners achieve excellent academic results, well above world averages, and secure futures in a wide range of prestigious universities on all continents. A culture of excellence and a rich curriculum means that many of our young people will also become leaders in the world of arts and sports alongside their traditional academic study. Our focus on knowing learners as individuals and nurturing their unique talents and interests builds a secure foundation for experiencing success from a young age.

We know that the future world of work demands a set of skills not tested by formal examination systems. Our central mission is to go one step further and prepare young people for the world of work through a shared language of ‘learning approaches’. In an age where content can be searched and retrieved, the true skill of our graduates is knowing the value and application of their knowledge; how to construct meaning and work within teams and to communicate effectively with others.

Throughout their time at West Island School, our learners become responsible global citizens. With strong links to both the local and international community, student led projects engage learners in global action to aid others. Our students leave us with a clear sense of their place in the world and how they can influence it.

Teaching through the English medium, our school has been established in the best traditions of the English Schools Foundation (ESF) which has served the Hong Kong community for 50 years. Located in an exciting and innovative building from where we can see the University, Hong Kong’s biggest teaching hospital, Cyber Port and busy shipping lanes that demonstrate the key position of Hong Kong on the Pacific Rim. We welcome students of all nationalities to join us on what we believe is a learning superhighway connected to the world.

Our journey starts in the strong partnership between students, parents, teachers and support staff who have the shared view that our cultural diversity enriches and strengthens the life of the school.

West Island School is full of challenge, support and opportunity. I am very proud of each and every-one of our school members and you will be too. I invite you to make contact and experience some of our unique character and distinction if you would like to know more.

Christopher Sammons