March 19th, 2016

Anniversary Open Day –  to celebrate one year of GROWHOUSE we held a day of seminars, plus a showcase of students work, and the chance to meet and talk to teachers about the programmes on offer. In the seminars, author Blair Reeve discussed how to plant the seed of a passion for books and reading in young children, and  clinical psychologist Dr Quratulain Zaidi advised on how to heathily manage technology in the lives of teenagers.

March 13th, 2016

The Young Readers Festival 2016 held stoytelling, workshop and discussion events for the public with authors Sarah Brennan, Uma Krishnaswami, and Bali Rai. An exciting day, for youngsters enthralled by Sarah Brennan’s tales of the Silk Road and Ming Kee Monkey, fascinated by Uma Krishnaswami’s story of Book Uncle and Me, and engrossed by Bali Rai’s dissection of story writing and the principles of plotting. GROWHOUSE was the official bookseller for the festival, and was also the sponsor for the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2015.

September 15, 2015

The Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education (HKAGE) collaborated with GROWHOUSE Education Centre in providing an intensive summer programme in English literacy and critical thinking for their student members who are the awardees of the Hong Kong Budding Poets (English) Award.

The graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 15 at GROWHOUSE Education Centre. Besides from the participants of the programme and their families, special guests included members of the HKAGE staff, including Associate Director (Academic Programme Development Division) Mr. Albert Hong and Student Services Manager Ms. Brenda Liu, Student Programme Development Officer Ms. Queenie Choi. Students had the opportunity to show parents around the Centre and introduce their work – in the form of mind maps, storyboards, annotated texts and independent creative writing – as displayed in the classroom.

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September 12, 2015

Thanks to those who came to our very first Open day at GROWHOUSE on Saturday, September 12. It was great to chat to you all about our programmes, and about gifted education and literacy as a whole. Educational Psychologist Rick Smith’s talk “The bridge towards giftedness for all kinds of minds” gave much food for thought, focusing on the research around what giftedness is all about, as well as the importance of enrichment in the process of discovering giftedness. We hope that it was as rewarding and interesting a talk for those who came, and that we were able to illustrate through our programme demonstrations how our low-threshold, high-challenge curriculum helps children of different abilities develop holistically and intellectually. Looking forward to seeing you at our next literary event!

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June 14, 2015

GROWHOUSE is proud to sponsor the DADs Network and to host their launch event to kick off this worthy initiative.

“DADs Network” advocates active fathering – encouraging dads to have deeper and more meaningful involvement with their children to bring more balance to families. This will also help to enhance the coping capabilities for cognitive and socio-emotional aspect.

Please see https://www.facebook.com/DADsNetwork for more information.

May 27, 2015

We are pleased to support the Room to Read World Change Challenge Event.

John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, kicked off the event at GROWHOUSE. He was joined by writer-ambassadors Sarah Brennan, Bhakti Mathur and Nury Vittachi.

Find out how you can support this important cause http://www.tristanbancks.com/2015/05/room-to-read-world-change-challenge-2015_28.html

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May 23, 2015

We had a great time with all our friends who came to meet The Gruffalo.  Please see here for memories of the day.