Date
28 July 2017
The British Council will open its first kindergarten in Hong Kong later this year. The facility will be located at the group's local headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Google Maps
The British Council will open its first kindergarten in Hong Kong later this year. The facility will be located at the group's local headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Google Maps

British Council to open kindergarten in Hong Kong in September

The British Council will open an international kindergarten in Hong Kong in September, with the annual tuition fee per student likely to be in the HK$50,000-60,000 range, Apple Daily reports.

The kindergarten will enroll children aged between 3 and 6 and provide full-time bilingual courses, according to the report.

The facility, to be located at Admiralty, will mark the British Council’s first kindergarten in Hong Kong since the Council’s establishment in the city in 1948.

The Council has issued a recruitment advertisement for the president’s post at the kindergarten. Applicants must hold a degree in early childhood education and have the necessary work experience.

The monthly salary for the president will be at least HK$46,810. The person will have to take up duties by April 1.

The kindergarten will enroll around 100 children. Classes will be offered in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Peter Chiu, an education expert, was quoted as saying that the kindergarten should be attractive for local parents who seek pure English traditions in such facilities.

The tuition fee is reasonable given the amounts charged by other international schools in the city, he said.

At present, annual tuition fee for local international kindergartens are in the HK$70,000 to HK$107,000 range for half-day classes.

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