Online Storytelling Session with Sarah Brennan
Famous Author Sarah Brennan is visiting Stamford virtually! Her online storytelling session will bring to life her beloved tale, "The Tale of Run Run Rat." Sarah's famous "Chinese Calendar Tales" have been delighting readers since her very first tale, and now she shares her final installment for the year of the rat. Sarah, one of Stamford's Global mentors, is known for her energetic storytelling style, which engages and delights the imagination of young readers. Be sure to register for this not to be missed opportunity to spark your child's passion for books!
Date: Apr 8 (Wed), 2020
Time: 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Competition: Code Your Own Adventure
Calling all coders ages 5-16! We want to see your coding skills and creativity come to life in our first “Code Your Own Adventure” competition. The challenge is simple, but the possibilities are endless!
Prizes will be awarded for the most creatively coded stories and games. No contest is complete without a theme and what a better way to welcome the new season and “Spring” into something new than with an escape into your own adventure! You wake up, it’s the start of Spring Break, where are you? In a different time or in a different location? Be innovative, be creative, let your imagination and coding skills run wild to wow our judges!
Online Mandarin Speech Competition
Want to show off your Mandarin speaking skills? Join Stamford's Spring Break Online Mandarin Speech Competition to win our Grand Prize. It's easy to enter!
We provide the verse; you bring it to life with your amazing Mandarin skills! Video entries must be submitted by April 24th.
This contest is open for children ages 5-16, all levels of Mandarin welcome. Entrants will receive the Mandarin verse for their age group on April 9th at 9 am. Contestants have until the contest deadline to practice before they submit their final video clip.
We are looking for not just great Mandarin skills, but speakers to bring the verse to life with both words and actions.
Online Interactive School Tour
Join Stamford American School Hong Kong online school tour to see how we inspire the love of learning at every corner of our school without leaving your seat! It will be an interactive virtual school tour where you will be able to ask our Head of School and Admission Team any questions you have and see our school facilities as well.
WHEN: Every Thursday
Parent Webinar: Understanding Teenagers Inside Out
School closures have left many parents are feeling even more frustrated as teens spend more time at home. Dealing with challenging teen behavior is a timeless battle that almost all parents endure but help is available! An experienced school counselor, Ms. Ashley Perkins, will guide you through the maze of teen emotions. Ms. Perkins will explain how adolescents’ behavior and learning are affected by their brain development. Join our webinar to get inside your teen's head and crack the teen parenting code.
WHEN: Mar 18 (Wed), 2020, 1 - 2 pm
Webinar: Now Not Later - Keep Your Child Motivated
Are you having trouble keeping your child motivated while learning at home? You're not alone! Online learning is challenging for both kids and parents. One of Stamford’s experienced School Counselors, Ms. Mia Nortje, who works with families every day to increase children’s motivation and independence, will be providing parents her expert tips. Learn new strategies to spur your child on and to help keep them focused, you and your child will both be thankful.
WHEN: Mar 13 (Fri), 2020, 1 - 2 pm
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: Postponed to a later date
WHERE: Stamford American School, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon
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
- Emotional Development
DATE: Postponed to a later date
TIME: 12:45 - 1:45 pm
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.
Postponed to a later date
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)
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.
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
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
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.