As the school year comes to an end, I am feeling a mix of emotions. This month marks a major milestone for our family: our youngest daughter Holly is graduating from ICHK Primary and moving on to secondary school. This means that we will no longer be part of the amazing community that has been our home for the past 9 years. It is hard to say goodbye to a place that has given us so much joy and learning.
As a family, we have always placed tremendous value on education that offers our children the time and space to enjoy their childhood. At ICHK Primary, we have found just that, and much more. With plenty of physical space, and a curriculum that does not over-emphasise the academic, our children have spent a considerable amount of time outdoors. Whether this is during Forest School, PE lessons, break time or simply breaking out of lessons, we so often see them out and about, wearing their sun hats, and enjoying being in their element.
This freedom is reinforced by minimal homework, plenty of opportunities to inquire and strong relationships with wonderful, caring, dedicated teachers. School has thus always seemed, for both of our children, to be something to cherish and enjoy, a place of growth and safety, a source of positivity and energy.
Our children have also benefited from the rich and varied curriculum that ICHK Primary offers. I’ve lost count of the many field trips, sporting events, after school activities and special projects that my children have enjoyed. Some memorable occasions really stand out, but more than anything there is a sense of a steady stream of enriching and enjoyable experiences. Such events offer plenty of scope for parental involvement, as do the school’s many, many wonderful community events. Disco night, picnic lunch, movie night, Party in the Park and so many more!
As I look back on Holly's journey at ICHK Primary, I am amazed by how much she has learned and grown over the past 6 years. She has developed a strong foundation of skills and knowledge, as well as a love of learning and a confidence in herself. She has made many happy memories that she will cherish for a lifetime.
We are so grateful to ICHK Primary for providing our children with such a wonderful education and experience. We will miss the school dearly, but we are also excited for what lies ahead. Thank you for everything!