Sam Shui Natives Association
Huen King Wing School
LEE Siu Po is the principal of Sam Shui Natives Association Huen King Wing School in Tai Po. She holds an Executive Master of Arts in International Educational Leadership and Change (IELC) from the Education University of Hong Kong. She passionately engages herself in supporting the professional growth of her teachers, unleashing the potential of her students, and bringing her school to the next level.
Survive or thrive? Transforming a School with Innovation during the COVID-19
COVID-19 often presents as a threat to survival rather than an opportunity to thrive. Sam Shui Natives Association Huen King Wing School was one of the earliest local primary schools adopting real-time online learning across all subjects and all grades during class suspension in Hong Kong. Ms. Lee will share her experiences of walking against the wind and how to make it happen within the thick local system. Dr. Lu will analyze how Ms. Lee’s combined use of ‘ordinary’ leadership practices and ‘extra-ordinary’ leadership practices successfully transformed a disadvantaged school into a more popular school in the district, within half a year.
- Better recognition of the potential in when international school leaders talk to local school leaders in Hong Kong
- More clarity in understanding how the combined use of conventional leadership practices and new leadership practices can transform schools
- Greater confidence in the difference that can be made by a school leader