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  • The Impact of Relocation on Children

    The influence and continued emerging results of globalisation seem endless. People are on the move like never before. If you are reading this helpful publication it is highly likely you are either in the planning stage of relocation or considering options. If you are a parent then the decision does not just rest with your needs and concerns, but your partner’s and children’s. Today there is an enormous span of international school options, particularly if you are moving to a modern and well-developed part of the world.

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  • Saying Goodbye at the End of a School Year

    The countdown to the end of the school year has begun. The end is in sight! After a busy year of assignments and exams, with sport and music commitments drizzled amongst the assessments, YCIS students are feeling ready for the holidays.

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  • Moving from the Local System to an International School

    An age-old question for parents in Hong Kong is whether they should send their child to an international or local school. Whilst the majority of expats choose an international education for their children, this has become an increasingly popular choice for members of the local population too.

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  • Supporting Your Children Through Exams

    As exam season approaches, tensions rise, stress reaches boiling point and a number of tears are likely to be shed. Exam time is widely recognised as stressful for a household and although some members are more affected than others, everyone is aware of what is happening.

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  • The Importance of Celebrating ‘Who We Are’

    Every child is different, just as we are all different. It is the magic of our diversity that makes the world what it is – full of new ideas, innovations, and ways of being.

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  • Making the First Decision for an International Kindergarten for Your Child in Hong Kong?

    Many first-time parents may be perplexed and unsure about how to choose the right preschool for their child. Making the first choice for your child’s education may not be easy, especially with almost 1,000 kindergartens in Hong Kong. Other than the programme and philosophy, cost and location, there are still various points you can consider:

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  • Top Tips for Early Childhood Interview Season

    It is kindergarten interview season in Hong Kong. Many kindergartens across the region commence the process, which is in accordance with the Education Bureau guidelines. Here’s some advice and tips for parents:

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  • Next stop: University!

    As the university offers roll in, it’s time to make final choices, so you may be feeling a little stressed! It’s time to make that big decision, and if you’ve been given more than one university offer (well done!) it can be hard to know what to do next. There’s no simple answer or formula, but, before you begin accepting or rejecting offers, read through our tips which help make the process easier and aids you when making your final decisions.

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  • Deciding Between the IB Diploma or A Levels

    Despite the learning journey and child development holding an overweighing importance over the aim of tertiary education, a University is often the goal held in the distance. But, several strategic steps need to be taken in order to reach the right place, offering the right course.

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