Thursday 15 September 2016

British Council International Pre-School Opens for Admission 2017-2018
Open Day on 5 November for parents and children to learn about the Pre-School

15 September 2016 (HONG KONG) – The British Council International Pre-School is currently accepting applications for Nursery (K1) to Upper Kindergarten (K3) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Children who are eligible to study in Hong Kong can apply. The Pre-School will organise an Open Day on 5 November for parents and children to learn about the school including application procedures and admission criteria.

Adopting the UK-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC), the Pre-School aims to help children develop a respect for their own cultural identity as well as that of others and grow into life-long learners. IPC is a comprehensive, thematic-based curriculum with very clear learning goals and specific guidelines for assessing and evaluating students. Our unique curriculum, delivered through a full immersion bilingual programme, allows children to develop their language ability naturally through teaching English and Chinese with integrated Mandarin time. The curriculum also instils in children the 21st-century skills that help children stay competent in today’s ever-changing world. These 21st-century skills are: communication, co-operation, respect, resilience, thoughtfulness, adaptability, morality and enquiry.

The Pre-School Open Day will be held at our Admiralty campus on 5 November. Parents can meet with the Head of School and teachers to learn about IPC, the schools’ bilingual and bicultural learning environment, as well as the application procedures and admissions criteria. Games and activities including dancing in the music room, an obstacle course in the gym area and dress-up time in the drama corner will also be organised for children aged 2-6.  For registration, please visit: Walk-in registration will also be welcomed.

The British Council International Pre-School is committed to providing our students with an excellent bilingual education that enables them to become global citizens. Our students are inquisitive, confident, responsible and independent thinkers, led by our highly-qualified teachers with extensive experience of Early Years education methodology, pedagogy and content. For more information, please visit:

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Notes to Editor

(1) British Council Pre-School 2017-2018 Admission


Age of students: 

We accept applications for Nursery (K1) to Upper Kindergarten (K3) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check the following table to learn which class your child is eligible to apply for.



Children born between

Nursery (K1)

January – December 2014

Lower Kindergarten (K2)

January – December 2013

Upper Kindergarten (K3)

January – December 2012


Application fee:


Registration fee:

A non-refundable registration fee of $970 is required if the student is accepted. This amount will be deducted from the first month’s school fees.

School fees:

The 2016-2017 school fees are HK$72,800. The fees for 2017-2018 will be announced after they have been reviewed by the Education Bureau.

 (2) British Council Pre-School Open Day



5 November 2016 (Saturday)


10.00 – 12.00


1/F, British Council International Pre-School, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong


Ÿ  Experience a variety of fun-filled games and activities organised for children aged between 2-6.

Ÿ  Enjoy a dance in the music room, an obstacle course in the gym area and dress-up time in the drama corner.

Ÿ  Learn about how the Pre-School adopts the UK-based International Primary Curriculum (IPC) delivered through a full immersion English and Chinese bilingual curriculum, with integrated Putonghua time.

Ÿ  Find out about the Pre-School’s application procedure and admissions criteria.


For event details, please visit:


About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources we make a positive contribution to the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. The majority of our income is raised delivering a range of projects and contracts in English teaching and examinations, education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. Eighteen per cent of our funding is received from the UK government.