ESF King George V (KGV) secondary school will be hosting a Coaching in Education conference next month.
The aim of the conference is to share best coaching practice at any level and is open to all, including parents, teachers and educators.
According to head teacher Judy Cooper, the event came about due to demand from KGV parents and teachers who had attended previous coaching information evenings at the school.
“Coaching impacts the way we have conversations and at KGV we are now moving to a focus on the coaching principles – our ways of being around the school and in the community. It’s a complete re-think about the way we communicate with our sons and daughters. If we can work together using the coaching strategies then students will have better conversations both at home and at school.”
This should be music to the ears of parents of teens whose opening gambit “how was school today?” is more often than not met with a grunt and a slammed bedroom door.
There will be a variety of interactive workshops with practical skills as well as the opportunity to network with other parents.
The conference runs over two days with more parent relevant workshops scheduled on Saturday in recognition of working parents. It is open to all coaches, educators and parents throughout Hong Kong. “It’s hosted by KGV, but we thought if our parents found it useful, so would other parents across the territory,” said Cooper.
June 9 & 10, KGV School, 2 Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, register at www.cie2017.kgv.edu.hk