Parent Seminar: Standing out to Top Universities
Want to learn how to help give your child an advantage when applying to top universities? Come and hear from an expert what your child can do to set themselves apart during the competitive application process.
Our visiting 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.
The seminar on Wednesday 20 Nov, 8:30 am is postponed until further notice.
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!
Tuesday, December 3, 1:15-2:15pm
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)
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.
Experience Stamford American School: Open Day Oct 12
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.
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.
Experience Stamford: Open Day
Get a Taste of Stamford March 16th: 10am-1pm | Enjoy our FREE Workshops!
Stamford offers a broad and balanced curriculum, so come and experience a taste of what we have to offer with your child on March 16th. This fun-filled morning will allow your child to get creative in STEM workshops with MakerBay or drop into our Innovation Center. Aspiring athletes can enjoy our over 10,000 square foot arena and try their hand at basketball or a Taekwondo taster session with a Master from NRG Taekwondo Korea The artistically inclined can make their own masterpieces in both our English and Mandarin art workshops or express themselves through dance and drama. We have something for everyone.
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 or our expert partners.
March 7th: Preparing your Child for Primary 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
- Emotional Development
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