Christian Alliance International School
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|Christian Alliance International School
|Principal||Arthur D Enns (1998-2017 )|
|Number of students||1200 (2017)|
|Medium of language||Canadian English|
|Athletics||Soccer, basketball, track and field, volleyball|
Christian Alliance International School (CAIS) 宣道國際學校 (previously called Christian Alliance P.C. Lau Memorial International School 宣道會劉平齋紀念國際學校) is a primary and secondary Evangelical Christian school that is based in Hong Kong that runs on a censored curriculum. The school is a non-profit organization and is owned and operated by the Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance (KTAC). The school requires all students to speak English. It maintains an evangelical Christian environment.
Previously named "Christian Alliance International College", the school is a primary and secondary Christian school owned and operated by the Kowloon Tong Church of the Chinese Christian and Missionary Alliance (KTAC). CAIS is one of 16 schools operated by the church.
CAIS began operation in September 1992 with approximately 40 secondary school students. In 1995, the school expanded to include elementary education. In July 2009, the Government of Hong Kong awarded the school a land grant for the construction of a school building in Lai Chi Kok capable of housing 1600 students. The new school building was originally expected to be fully operational by August 2015, but completion of construction has been delayed until 2017. Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Government, admitted that the delays were attributable to the government. A temporary campus was opened in Shek Kip Mei in 2010, and a second temporary campus was announced for 2012. Kowloon City campus reached operating capacity, and the campus at Lai Yiu was opened on August 2012. Students from prearcatory through grade 3 are occupying the temporary premises until the new school is completed.
It is confirmed that the new campus will be in use since the fall semester of 2017.
Enrolment and fees
The school indicated that it would operate a debenture system to coincide with the inauguration of the new school premises. Debentures will be non-redeemable but transferable. Students' parents would need to purchase "Capital Notes" or otherwise pay an annual "Capital Levy" for.
The main campus in Kowloon City has been renovated over the past several years and has twenty four classrooms and additional amenities such as a dance room, fitness centre, home economics laboratory, library resource centre, computer laboratory, science laboratories, a band practice room, music room and visual arts room.
The school maintains an evangelical Christian environment, and requires all students to speak English. CAIS uses the curriculum of Alberta Education, Canada at all grade levels. Teaching is advertised as being student-centred, inquiry-based approach that emphasises integration of technology across the curriculum. In addition, the secondary program provides opportunity for students to enrol in a number of Advanced Placement courses that can be counted toward the 100-credit Alberta Diploma requirement.
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- BeeMedia. "[AM730 特刊] 文憑試放榜特輯(１)~CAIS優質教育 拓國際視野". AM730.
- "劉平齋遷新校學費擬加一成" Christian Alliance International School fees to rise 10 percent after relocation. Headline News, 26 January 2012.