Upcoming Events

Parent Webinar: Standing out to Top Universities

Want to learn how to help give your child an advantage when applying to top universities? Join online and hear from an expert what your child can do to set themselves apart during the competitive application process.

Our hosting experts, Lloyd Nimetz and Larry Liu from The Spike Lab have been working with students to help them stand out from their competitors. 88% of The Spike Lab’s students were accepted to their top-choice universities. Universities that The Spike Lab’s students have been admitted to include Columbia, Duke, UPenn (Wharton), UChicago, Georgetown, and many more. More importantly, these students have developed the entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in high school, college, and today’s fast-paced world.

Lloyd Nimetz and Larry Liu, Founder and Co-founder of The Spike Lab respectively, will guide you through the role of innovation in university admissions through the perspective of admissions officers and why grades alone are no longer enough. 

When

Tuesday, February 4, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Parent Seminar: Preparing your Child for Elementary School

Moving from kindergarten or preschool to primary school can be a big transition for children and parents! However, there are many things that parents can do with their children in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition to "big" school. Join us for a one-hour session led by our experienced school counselor Mia Nortje that will give parents a variety of practical tips that discusses the preparation beyond the ABC's and 123's.

This session will cover the areas of development that support school readiness and learning such as:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Emotional Development

DATE: Feb 12 (Wed), 2020

TIME: 12:45 - 1:45 pm

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Open Day 2020

Sign-up now to get priority registration for our Open Day workshops, including our popular STEM workshops with MakerBay.
An early-bird registration entitles you to your first choice of workshops before registration opens to the general public.
Be first to know the exact date of our upcoming Open Day.
Sign-up now and get your special advanced code in February.

WHEN:               Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 10 am - 1 pm

WHERE:             Stamford American School, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon

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Past Events

Basketball Clinics with Stamford

At Stamford, students are encouraged to participate in different sports and co-curricular activities to foster whole child development. Stamford would like to extend this opportunity to students both inside and outside the Stamford community to enjoy our spacious 10,000 square-foot basketball court and enjoy a morning of basketball and sportsmanship.

Led by our Head of Athletics with over 20 years of experience in coaching, we are offering 2 FREE basketball clinics for children. Each session, children will work on key skills and have the chance to try out some new moves to build confidence and team spirit. All skill levels are welcome but a positive attitude and willingness to try your best is required.

We welcome both Stamford and non-Stamford students to join for this fun-filled morning. We will also be offering school tours to interested parents at 9:15 and 10:15.

Choose from 2 sessions for children in different age groups.

WHEN:             Saturday, January 18, 2019

SESSIONS:       Session 1: 9:00am - 9:50am (For children ages 4-8)

                          Session 2: 10:00am - 10:50am (For children ages 9-12)

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Learn about the IBDP Program

This session will be focusing on the IBDP program (International Baccalaureate Diploma Program). The IBDP program officially begins for students in Grade 11. However, there is a lot of preparation before Grade 11 to ensure both acceptance and success in this academically rigorous program. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the mission and values of the IB and how these are expressed at Stamford. The session will also include a brief overview of the middle school and high school curriculum and how it prepares your child for the IBDP program.

When deciding if the IBDP is right for your child, there are many considerations to take into account beyond academics, and understanding the program as well as the entry requirements is an essential first step.

Mr. Galligan, our Academic Coordinator, will guide you through the core elements of the IBDP and what is expected of students before and after acceptance into the program, as well as post-graduation paths.

The session will cover:

  • A broad overview of the IBDP
  • Academic and non-academic requirements for entry
  • Required courses and electives
  • Skills needed for students to be successful in the program 
  • IB Learner Profile Attributes
  • Tips for parents to help prepare their child for the IBDP program
  • Learning that supports IB entry
  • What can parents expect after graduation

This session is open to all parents who want to learn more about the IBDP program and how they can help prepare their child(ren) for this program.

WHEN:               This session is canceled and will be postponed to a later date. 

WHERE:             Stamford American School, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon

Please arrive 15 minutes early. You are required to register at the security guard gate, and you will be issued a visitor pass, so please bring ID.

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School Tour & Christmas Art and STEMinn Workshop

Are you still looking for a school place for the 2019/2020 academic year? Visit Stamford on December 14th (Sat) to take a school tour and bring your children to enjoy a fun-filled morning of Art and Craft and STEMinn workshops. Children will create Christmas themed artwork and explore a variety of technology in our Innovation Center. Both workshops are free of charge and suitable for children of all ages.

Date: Dec 14 (Sat), 2019

School tour available at: 9:15 am and 10:15 am 

Workshop sessions available at: 9 am - 11 am

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Parent Seminar: What are the benefits of the Bilingual Program?

For some students, daily instruction is not sufficient for their language development objectives. Our bilingual program develops excellent communication skills in both languages across the curriculum for the greatest possible proficiency and confidence in both languages.

Our bilingual teachers will be explaining:

  • What are the benefits of the Bilingual Program?
  • What is the split of Mandarin and English teaching time?
  • Is the curriculum different from the non-bilingual stream?
  • Is the Bilingual Program more difficult?
  • Does my child need to know Mandarin to join the program?

Come and join to find out more!

When

Tuesday, December 3, 1:15-2:15pm 

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Parent Seminar: Tips to Bully Prevention Nov 4

Bullying comes in many forms nowadays and is a common concern for parents. It is important that as parents we arm ourselves with the tools and strategies to help support our children to deal with, recognize, and refuse these situations. Stamford Hong Kong is hosting two sessions to give parents a deeper understanding of the signs of bullying as well as preventing bullying. Parents will also get tips and strategies to help their children.   

Our experienced counselors will provide parents with in-depth information about:

  • How to recognize bullying
  • How to report bullying
  • How to refuse bullying
  • The power and responsibilities of bystanders

After the information session, we will host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.

Our experienced counselors, Mia Nortje and Ashley Perkins, have worked in schools internationally and currently support our Stamford teachers in delivering the Second Step Program, a socio-emotional program that has been proven to increase pro-social behavior by 50%.  They also work with students on a daily basis by providing strategies to help them to regulate their emotions through tough childhood years better to be successful adults.

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Experience Stamford American School: Open Day Oct 12

(Registration Required)

DATE: October 12, 2019, Saturday
TIME: 10 am - 1 pm
WHERE: Stamford American School Hong Kong

Get a Taste of Stamford - Enjoy our FREE Workshops!

Stamford HK offers a broad and balanced curriculum so come and experience a taste of what we have to offer for your child on October 12th, 10am-1pm. This fun-filled morning will allow your child to get creative in STEMinn workshops with MakerBay or drop by our Innovation Center. Aspiring athletes can enjoy our over 10,000 square foot arena and try their hand at basketball. Be sure to capture a memorable family photo at our photo booth! We invite all Stamford and non-Stamford families to attend and enjoy a memorable morning at our campus with engaging workshops led by our highly experienced faculty.

We will also provide campus tours for families eager to explore our school facilities. Learn how our students have been exceeding their growth targets through our personalized learning approach and how they become passionate young learners.

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Wellbeing Workshop with Dr. Bill Mitchell: Supporting the Wellbeing of Children

(Registration Required | Workshop Conducted in English)

DATE: September 19, 2019, Thursday 
TIME: 6 pm - 7 pm
WHERE: Stamford American School Hong Kong

This September, we will have the pleasure of welcoming clinical psychologist Dr. Bill Mitchell to promote wellbeing within our community! Dr. Bill Mitchell will share practical tips on ways to support the wellbeing of children, strategies to empower students for success academically, and more importantly, how to manage parental pressure. This evening session will be conducted in English and is opened to our families and the community.

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December 15th: Festive STEM Workshop

Christmas is the time to have some fun in learning!

Light up your household this season with this festive STEM workshop led by Stamford Global Mentor Cesar Jung-Harada. Each child will take home a beautiful "digital origami" decoration they handcrafted while learning more about design, construction and engineering techniques.  Your child is guaranteed to enjoy this fun and unique STEM workshop which combine origami with digital technology. 2 festive STEM workshops for kids ages 4-8 and 9-12 respectively are available for FREE for future innovators!

**Workshop is open to Stamford and non-Stamford students

DATE: December 15th, 2018 (Saturday)

TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon (Ages 4 - 8) | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Ages 9 - 12)

VENUE: Suites 4005-07, Level 40, Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong