Co-Curricular Activities

At Hong Kong Academy, we know that learning happens well beyond the school day. Our co-curricular programmes cover a wider range of subjects and interests that extend and enhance what happens in the classroom during regular instructional time. Through After School Activities (ASA), Mother Tongue classes, Secondary School Clubs, Performing Arts and Sports programming, HKA students continue their learning on campus well after dismissal!
 
After School Activites (ASA)
 
After School Activities at HKA are designed mainly for Primary School students. Activities are wide-ranging and include sports, arts, languages and more. Many activities are led by HKA faculty and staff, with the school also engaging select external organisations to offer a bespoke programme. The goal of our ASA programme is to provide students with opportunities, both to continue with current interests as well as explore new ones. Equally important, After School Activities nurture friendships and teamwork.

​If you have any questions regarding ASA please contact asa@hkacademy.edu.hk
 
Mother Tongue Programme
 
Hong Kong Academy embraces the belief that multilingualism is a fact, a right and a resource for its learners. The study of any language contributes to the development of identity, the capacity to communicate effectively and intercultural awareness. 

As an International Baccalaureate World School, HKA is committed to supporting the development of mother tongue language, defined by the IB as “the language(s) identified as a “native” speaker; the language(s) learned first; the language known best; the language used most” for all learners. The HKA Mother Tongue Programme aligns with IB programme guidelines, providing an opportunity for HKA students to receive formal instruction in their mother tongue in addition to the language(s) taught through the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.

Mother Tongue courses offered at HKA are formed between parents, students and tutors and administered through the ASA coordinator. The programme is based on community interest and need;  in the 2018-19 school year, mother tongue courses were available in Dutch and French. Any queries regarding the availability of classrooms at HKA for running mother tongue programmes please contact asa@hkacademy.edu.hk

Secondary School Activities / Clubs
 
HKA’s secondary school faculty offer a wide variety of lunchtime and afterschool clubs designed to give students extra time to pursue their interests. These include opportunities such as; Debate Team, Maths Competition, Sewing Club, Fine Art Club, Student Media team, Theatre Tech, Gardening and more.

​If you have any questions regarding secondary school activities, please contact secondary@hkacademy.edu.hk

Sports Teams
 
Sports are both part of a healthy lifestyle and a way to develop important skills such as perseverance and grit. The HKA sports programme provides a safe and challenging learning environment for athletes to reach their goals in recreational and competitive play. Our coaches stress sportsmanship, inclusion, fair play and commitment as well as the development of athletic ability.
 
HKA’s sports teams known as the ‘Dragonfly’s’ participate in sporting leagues in Hong Kong and across Asia. Students from Grade 3 to 12 represent the school in a wide range of individual and team sports such as; Basketball, Climbing and Bouldering, Cross-Country Running, Football (Soccer), Golf, Netball, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
 
​If you have any questions regarding sports teams, please contact sportsteam@hkacademy.edu.hk
 
Weekend Sports

HKA’s weekend sports programme was founded by a group of parent volunteers with the aims of providing; sports conditioning and practice, skill instruction and game play experience and, most importantly, a general sense of team bonding with fellow HKA students of all levels of age, skill and experience. 

The programme has since expanded, and in addition to the free sports sessions, now include professionally coached training sessions for football and basketball which are run over a 13 week period and are open to participants aged 11 to 18 years. These sessions are held on Saturdays and are an opportunity to access HKA’s modern and spacious facilities whilst developing your sporting, fitness and competitive game play skills right here in Sai Kung. Sign up here.

​If you have any questions regarding weekend sports, please contact weekendsports@hkacademy.edu.hk

 
Performing Arts
 
We offer a range of activities for students in Grade K to Grade 12 interested in singing, playing an instrument, composing, dancing or acting. Lunchtime and after-school activities provide opportunities for students to develop skills, to be challenged, to collaborate with peers and to explore and develop a lifelong passion.

Current offerings include our Instrumental Programme (after school lessons for a variety of instruments including piano, keyboard, vocals, violin, cello, flute, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, bass and drums), Bands, Choirs, Secondary School Musical Productions as well as Orchestras & Composer Team.

​If you have any questions regarding performing arts, please contact Ms. Anne Drouet at anne.drouet@hkacademy.edu.hk

In partnership with the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA), we are proud to host ISTA's second permanent performing arts academy in the world since 1978! The Academy is open to all Hong Kong students aged 11-18 and beyond, connecting the talents of like minded students across Hong Kong and Asia through collaborative devising, exploration and play in Drama, Music and Physical Theatre.

More info at www.ista-hongkong.com