Primary School Principal Hong Kong Academy
Virginia Hunt is the Primary School Principal. Virginia believes that children make sense of their world by constructing meaning in an inclusive and authentic environment where students have opportunities for experiential learning by interacting with their social and natural world. She values diversity and the range of gifts students and adults bring to a learning environment. Virginia prides herself on the development and support of collaboration and self-directed learning in teachers and students. She is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World Leader Trainer and a Next Frontier Inclusion Reviewer. Virginia is currently in the process of becoming an Adaptive Schools trainer. Virginia holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and an Advanced Master’s in Educational Leadership. She is certified by New York State. Virginia lives in Sai Kung with her family and both of her children have attended Hong Kong Academy and are proud to be part of the HKA's Community.
Building a Culture of Wellbeing in School Communities
Community wellbeing is at the heart of supporting, developing and nurturing student wellbeing. This presentation/workshop will share the important partnership between Educational Leadership and the School Counsellor in building a culture of wellbeing within a school community. Wellbeing is a collective responsibility which must be intentional and include the entire school community. Learn about HKA’s journey to wellness and wellbeing and begin your school’s journey through a clear understanding of definition, strategies, and tools to develop wellbeing and monitor continued success. Faculty and staff who are motivated and inspired build a thriving community of wellbeing. Participants will learn about the powerful impact community wellbeing has on student agency, efficacy, voice, self-esteem and learning.
Understanding wellbeing and the impact it has on learning and social emotional development. How to build a community of wellbeing and develop a toolkit to be intentional. Emphasis on the importance of relationship and partnership between Educational Leadership and School Counsellors. Evidence of student voice and agency through wellbeing empowerment. Strategies to implement and assess wellbeing. A range of resources will be shared.