Disruption in Hong Kong

There has been severe disruption to teaching and learning in the academic years 2019 -21

Disruption Periods:

  • 12/Nov/19 – 20/Nov/19 – Civil Unrest – School Closure
  • 03/Feb/20 – 22/May/20 – COVID 19 – Online Learning
  • 25/May/20 – 24/Jun/20 – COVID 19 – Blended Learning
  • 10/Aug/20 – 22/Sep/20 – COVID 19 – Online Learning
  • 23/Sep/20 – 28/Sep/20 – COVID 19 – Blended Learning
  • 29/Sep/20 – 01/Dec/20 – Campus Learning and Physical Distancing
  • 02/Dec/20 – 10/Feb/21 – COVID 19 – Online Learning
  • 22/Feb/ 21 – ongoing – Blended Learning
Online Learning saw students learning full time via Zoom. Blended Learning incorporated a mixture of Zoom lessons, independent learning, and on-campus lessons.

It should be noted that the living conditions of families in Hong Kong mean that not all students would have had their own space for learning and that many had to work in conditions where several family members were zooming simultaneously. High speed internet is not also available in all homes. This availability is dependent on geographic location. Due to the concern for safety and well-being from the beginning of the academic year 2019, many students were not allowed to leave the family home over a long period of time. Opportunities for extracurricular involvement were limited both in and outside of school, with public facilities, government services, and sports facilities all being closed. For students who wanted to move their extracurriculars online, they were significant limitations to this also across Hong Kong.