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ESF Sha Tin Junior School

ESF Sha Tin Junior School

3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong, China

+852 2692 2721



ESF Sha Tin Junior School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1988
Status English Schools Foundation school/Non-Profit
Principal Ms Rehana Shanks
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 5-11
Number of pupils 900
Years 1 to 5 HK115,800
Year 6 HK98,500
Non-refundable capital levy: HK$38,000 for each new Year 1 student
Authorised IB Programmes IBPYP
PYP Coordinator Ms Trudy Mcmillin
Associations ESF, CIS, IB

Sha Tin Junior School is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). ESF is the largest provider of English medium international education in Hong Kong. Our vision is for every student to be the best that they can be. Our mission is to inspire creativity and nurture global citizens and leaders of the future. We do this by creating joyful learning environments, led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

The school opened in 1988 and provides an English-medium education for the children of families who reside in the New Territories of Hong Kong. We share a safe, secure and well-resourced site with our partner secondary school, Sha Tin College.

A recent school refurbishment programme has ensured the provision of new facilities and the upgrade of existing learning spaces for our 900 students. Facilities include well-resourced Learning and Access Centres, a gymnasium, a performing arts studio, a Learning Technologies Suite and a DARC (Design, Arts, Recording and Cooking) Room. Shared facilities (with Sha Tin College) include an indoor swimming pool and a sports hall.

Our School Vision - 'Learning for Life' - is underpinned by four core values. In order to aspire towards a life of learning, we encourage our students to focus on:

  • Wellbeing
  • Inclusivity
  • Flexible minds and
  • Making a difference.

We offer a balanced programme ensuring learners have the opportunity to develop academically, mentally, socially and physically. Our programme is guided by the philosophy of Positive Education and is inquiry based in outlook. Individual needs are catered for through an inclusive approach, implementing a range of teaching and learning approaches.

All stakeholders are encouraged to develop resilience, use a growth mindset and a 'can do' attitude. We empower learners to take meaningful action and realise the impact each and every one of us can have in reaching the 2030 Global Goals.

Sha Tin Junior School is fully authorised to offer PYP. Re-evaluation took place in 2018.