ESF Kowloon Junior School
20 Perth Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR, China
+852 3765 8700
|Status||English Schools Foundation school/Non-Profit|
|Principal||Mr Neill O'Reilly|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||5-11|
|Number of pupils||900|
|Years 1 to 3||HK$111,200|
|Years 4 to 6||HK$93,900|
|Non-refundable capital levy: HK$38,000 for each new Year 1 student|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBPYP|
|PYP Coordinator||Ms Dawn Doucette|
Kowloon Junior School (KJS) is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. ESF's 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities ensures every student can, 'be the best that they can be' through joyful learning environments, personalised learning and inspired curious minds.
KJS is a five-form entry school with 900 students. Our learning environments are designed to support our learners and help ignite their passions. Within our year group areas and dedicated Chinese area, the shared spaces ensure opportunities for true collaboration between students and teachers. Learning is further supported by access to a very spacious, light and airy library which houses a wide variety of books and resources. The dance studio, music suite, specialist creative arts area and multi-media room support students to express themselves in a wide variety of ways. Our gymnasium and diverse outdoor spaces, including an outdoor classroom designed by students, are used for a wide variety of sports and recreation. The sustainable action by students of designing learning spaces at KJS includes further development of outdoor garden spaces ("Secret Gardens") to enhance student wellbeing. Our large hall and stage with professional light and sound, ensures our whole school community can enjoy a wide range of celebratory events.
The school's Vision of 'Success for Every Child' permeates all levels of the school. Success at KJS is defined as Achieving, having Agency (the capacity to act intentionally, having voice, choice and ownership of learning), showing Respect (for self, others and the environment), taking advantage of Opportunities and having positive Wellbeing, we call these the AAROWs of Success at KJS! Teachers and support staff take time to know their students, personalising learning goals to stretch learners and ensuring students are active participants in their learning process. Our Learning Enhancement Team provides excellent support for students with additional needs.
KJS works within the PYP framework which allows the school to incorporate the best educational practice from around the world and places a great deal of emphasis on developing international mindedness; positive learner attitudes; inquiry learning; creative, critical and collaborative thinking and learning through meaningful experiences. Our students enjoy stimulating learning within their homerooms together with opportunity to learn with specialist teachers in music, dance, the arts, physical education and Chinese. Students have an immense opportunity to pursue their passions through in class inquiries, specialist classes and the extensive co-curricular activities offered during the day, after school and in the weekends. Our students benefit from the ongoing working relationships that we have with King George V High School, our main feeder school, and Jockey Club Sarah Roe School. The close proximity of these schools ensures students have opportunities for support or extension whilst ensuring a smooth transition to the next phase of their education.
We warmly welcome visitors who would like to get a first hand experience of our school, KJS.