HIGHGATE HOUSE SCHOOL – THE PEAK 好唔好？
Highgate House School was established in 1992 in Repulse Bay for the founders’ own children. In 2001, Julie Lam, a founder member, brought the philosophy of Steiner Waldorf education to Hong Kong by introducing some of the basic principles into the school and with additional groups for younger children. Following the set up of a teacher training programme, the International Kindergarten Association accredited the school as a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten in 2003.
There is a recognized need amongst child development experts for pre school education to provide a more age appropriate curriculum. Children today, particularly in major cities, can be pushed too far beyond their capabilities and this adversely affects healthy development. Stress is often expressed through social and emotional difficulties that halt effective learning. It is a case of “Too Much, Too Soon!” . On the other hand, research shows that children with well developed social and emotional skills are able to learn better in all areas and this is the key to a happier and more successful life.
Located on the Peak with open views of the mountains and sea we provide a retreat away from the city bustle with easy safe access. The classrooms are exceptionally spacious to allow children freedom of movement in their activities.
We have a unique 2000+sq ft garden area specially designed with sandpit, water play, wooden climbing equipment, gardening and rabbit area providing children with daily outdoor activities.
Gardening is introduced from an early age, with the children helping to grow produce that can be used in soups or seasonal dishes. Children have all weather clothing and footwear in school so that we can enjoy the natural elements in all seasons. Children naturally love to splash in puddles or run free on a windy day, reveling in the experience of being outside and connected with nature.