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26 January Family and Student Update

Dear Parents and Students,

The weather this week felt quite cold, and we saw everyone dressed in lots of layers and in their warmest clothes across the campus. As someone who grew up in a pretty cold country, I thought I’d be quite comfortable in the cooler weather, but my fingers, toes, and nose were just as chilled as everyone else’s!

Parent Teacher Conferences (PTCs)

On behalf of all faculty and the AIS Leadership Team, we’d like to sincerely thank each of our AIS families who attended our Parent Teacher Conferences (PTCs) yesterday, Thursday, 25th January and today, Friday, 26th January. The importance of staying connected and informed about your student’s learning and progress cannot be understated, and we are so grateful to all of you who were able to come and participate in this celebration of student learning and achievement.

I am especially proud of the role that students played in our conferences. Being here with your parents to share in the feedback and leading the conversations, as students did in Middle School, are so important to growing student Confidence, the key mindset of our Future Framework.

We understand that it isn’t always possible to attend for a variety of reasons, and we encourage those of you who couldn’t be here to reach out to your students’ teacher or teachers if you have any questions or would like to arrange a call or meeting. Open, regular communication is always the best approach to ensuring student success.

Apple Distinguished School (ADS) Recognition Ceremony & PTA Wine & Cheese

Please don’t forget to let us know if you’re able to join us at our upcoming Apple Distinguished School Recognition Ceremony and PTA Wine & Cheese on Monday, 5 February by completing this RSVP FORM by Monday, 29 January 2024. We’re so proud of all we’ve been able to accomplish with the support of our faculty, students, and parents, and we would love to have you join us as we recognize our collective achievement that day. It is a very special distinction that is worth celebrating!

The event will begin with a brief ceremony with an Apple representative at 3:15 pm in the 125 Hall, followed by pictures on the Green Oval and then a Wine & Cheese, sponsored by our PTA, until approximately 6:30 pm. If you require childcare services, please let us know, by using the form so that we can arrange for student supervision.

We truly hope to see you there!

Tuition Fee Adjustment

In accordance with the Education Bureau (EDB) guidelines for the annual tuition fee adjustment, AIS submitted the proposal for the 2023-2024 school year to maintain the high quality of education expected and shared the requested increase with families.

As previously communicated during the 2023-2024 registration process, the proposed revised fees will be adjusted according to the table below:

2023-2024

Annual Fee

4 Installments

(Due 1 Aug, 1 Nov, 1 Feb, and 1 May)

*Early Childhood 1

92,320

*23,080

*Early Childhood 2 – Grade 1 Junior

137,800

*34,450

Grade 1 – 4

139,000

34,750

Grade 5 – 8

149,400

37,350

Grade 9 – 12

164,000

41,000

*EC1, EC2 & Grade 1Jr. fees approved
Grade 1-12 fees above reflect a 7.5% adjustment; pending EDB approval

AIS will make the retroactive adjustments for Grade 1 -12 fees from 1 Aug, 2023 during the 4th installment, due 1 May, 2024. No action is needed at this time, and the notice of the adjusted fees due, as noted above, will be communicated again on the 4th installment fees due reminder.

As always, we appreciate your support and understanding and are grateful to you for choosing AIS. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions.

VEX Robotics

Congratulations to our students who participated in the VEX Robotics Club for their incredible achievement on 13 January in the Hong Kong Junior Tech Challenge. My sincere thanks goes to Mr. Jeremy Green, our Learning Activator, and Mr. Matt Wise, our Director of Educational Technology for inspiring our students to take on new challenges and learn new things!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

My best,


Anita Simpson
Head of School