23 Mar 2020


[23 Mar 9:15 a.m. update]
Message sent to Y13 parents and students regarding IBO. Please check your emails for the letter to parents from Principal Mark Blackshaw.

[22 Mar 10:00 p.m. update]

Message from ESF
We understand that the IBO will be making an announcement late tomorrow (Monday) afternoon regarding this year’s exams. As soon as we have the details, we will make contact with all of our Year 13 parents.


[19 Mar 10:00 a.m. update]

Dear Parents

Overnight, the UK Government took the decision to close all of their schools by the end of this week and to cancel the GCSE and A Level exams that were scheduled to take place in May. We will be working with the various Exam Boards today, in order to understand the implications for the upcoming GCSE and IGCSE exams here in Hong Kong. As soon as we have clarity, we will be in touch with you straight away.

In the meantime, it is prudent that we continue to work on preparing our students for their upcoming exams. Our teachers are all working hard with our students to ensure we are progressing and preparing well.

We will update you as soon as we can with any new information regarding the GCSE and IGCSE exam program.

Thank you for your ongoing support during this challenging time.

Mark Blackshaw
KGV Principal


[25 Feb 3:00 p.m. update]

Classes are suspended until 20 April at the earliest.


[13 Feb 2020 5:20 p.m. Update]

In view of the latest situation of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the Education Bureau decided today that schools will not resume classes before March 16. Please check your emails for the letter to parents from Principal Mark Blackshaw with current updates.


[7 Feb 2020 6:00 p.m. Update]

Dear Parents,

This afternoon, we have sent an email to all parents and students. It outlines the latest information regarding updates to our online learning program. Thank you to all our parents and families for their support over the week as we commenced our online learning program. Please stay safe, and enjoy the weekend.

Kind Regards
Mark Blackshaw


[1 Feb 2020 1:00 p.m. Update]

Please check your emails for the letter to parents from Principal Mark Blackshaw regarding home learning for students.

The Education Bureau (EDB) announced yesterday (January 31) that due to the latest epidemic development, all schools in Hong Kong (including kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools and private schools offering non-formal curriculum) would resume classes on March 2, the earliest pending further assessment.


[31 Jan 2020 10:41 a.m. Update]

Dear Parents,

This afternoon, there will be an update coming via email to all parents and students. It will include the latest information regarding our online learning program and details of other arrangements for next week.  Students will have work set on Lionel for Monday’s lessons, and from Tuesday we are planning to also offer video conferencing for all students at the beginning of their daily timetabled lessons.

We appreciate in advance your support over this upcoming online learning period.

Mark Blackshaw,



[ 28 Jan 10:30am update]

Dear Parents,

As per the email message below regarding the school suspension, I have sent an email update to all parents regarding the work we are doing to ensure the continuity of learning during the upcoming suspension period and beyond. We will be using Lionel, Google Meet and a range of online learning resources to support learning and connect with our students. Please see the email for more details on home learning, mock exams and learning reviews and I will continue to update all parents across the week. Please stay safe and enjoy the rest of the CNY break.


Mark Blackshaw



[26 Jan 2020 update]

Dear Parent

The Hong Kong Government has announced that all kindergarten, primary and secondary school classes across Hong Kong are to be suspended until February 17. They have asked that students do not attend school during this period.

This action has been taken as a result of the situation regarding the Coronavirus, which I am sure you are all aware of.

We will be in touch with you again with details of what this means for home learning etc. For now, we just wanted you to know that this decision has been taken.

The deadline for the Student Grant Scheme has also been extended as a result of the suspension. Again, we will be in touch with you directly to let you know further details on that.

Thank you for your support,

Rob Shorthouse
Director of Communications