A very special Rosh Hashanah message to our Carmel School Association community from Rabbi Mervis, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.
Elsa High School CCA
- Art Attack
- Board Game
- Creative Writing
- Cross-Country and Track & Field
- HKMUN and Debate
- Jewish Studies
- Robo Club
- Rock Climbing
The Art CCA isn’t just another art lesson! With a smaller group, the club members can be challenged to use a wider range of materials and more advanced techniques. Students will be able to explore the art materials and techniques in greater depth to expand the possibilities of what they can do with it. Making use of the skills learned in the club, the club members will participate in a Hong Kong wide art competition during the first term as part of the club activity
Badminton is one of the most played sports both recreationally and competitively in Hong Kong. Carmel School Association is re-launching badminton as there has been a high demand in this sport and here is why:
Uniform Badminton Polo, Sports Shorts
Our basketball programme is perfect for beginners through to experienced players. Our coaches pay great attention to each student and they are able to support them to excel. Our CCA classes are designed to teach and reinforce the proper fundamentals of the game of basketball with a series of specially designed drills and fun games. Throughout the year students will develop their knowledge of the game as well as have the opportunity to experience matches in a league setting. The School enters the ISSFHK competition each year and we are always excited to see how each athlete develops throughout the year.
Uniform Basketball Top, Basketball Shorts
Fluency comes in many different forms and in our digital age the ability to tell our stories clearly and powerfully can provide an advantage that really stands out.
Besides providing a venue to discuss story structure and character development in contemporary pop culture and classical fiction students will craft their own short stories and learn to provide and implement feedback on their work.
Team sports are much more than their physical benefits. This is especially so when group sporting activities are incorporated into a young person’s life, requiring them to make decisions and balancing their academics with physical activity.
This is open to all boys girls from Grades 6 to 12, no matter their level of ability, all students will be given every opportunity to succeed. Students that sign up for Track & Field will be expected to train and play in matches throughout the academic year.
Carmel School Association have developed as a growing and succeeding Cross Country team in the ISSFHK and that comes from focused trainings.
Uniform Boys Vest/Girls Top, Sports Shorts
The course will cover classical and modern competition fencing techniques. Our objective is to help participants meet their goal for participation in fencing, whether educational, recreational, competitive, or professional. We welcome all levels.
The course will be led by our Coach Oscar from the Union Fencing Club. The students will learn Epee throughout the year and also compete in a range of competitions, the main one being the ISSFHK.
The football team did very well during the 2018-19 period where they participated in all three boys categories in the ISSFHK league.
This is open to all boys girls from Grades 6 to 12, no matter their level of ability, all students will be given every opportunity to succeed. Students that sign up for Football will be expected to train and play in matches throughout the academic year.
This year there will be options to train on Mondays for two hours as well as Fridays. We continue to be coached by Coach Tunde and his team of professional coaches who have coached at Carmel School Association for many years, building a good understanding of how to drive players both during training and matches.
Students should always be aware of what they bring with them to sporting events as well as ensure they keep their stuff in a safe place. It is recommended that the student brings a padlock with them as every public LCSD venue will have available lockers for them to store their bags if required.
Uniform Football Shirt, Socks, White Socks, Shin Pads
Debating is a vital skill for every young person. In the Debate Club, we develop the ability to view current local and global issues from multiple perspectives.
Elsa High School’s debate team has a rich heritage in debating. We participate in the Hong Kong Secondary School Debate Championships against both international and local schools.
Some highlights of the club’s calendar include the ElsaMUN, a Model United Nations held at Elsa, in which we discuss issues of global importance with a view to passing resolutions which have taken into account the views and priorities of many countries. This lays the foundation for our participation in Hong Kong Model United Nations.
'Bet Midrash’ program takes place once a week on a voluntary basis. We learn talmudic and biblical concepts, and get to take a closer look at the oral torah (gemara and mishna). A group of boys learn together in “chavruta”, which allows them to benefit from each other’s ideas. This is a special opportunity to get a deeper connection with the ancient and influential Jewish texts.
The netball programme is designed to continue the development of netball at Elsa High School. Enjoyment and energy are at the core of the student centered model, while giving those with commitment and talent the opportunity to develop the skills to become elite performers.
Whether or not your child has had the opportunity before to learn the basic movement and ball handling skills, this CCA will build and develop those skills with an additional focus on game play, positional understanding and the rules of the game.
Explore the exciting world of engineering, design and robotics! Become a young inventor and learn how to solve problems and create solutions to make an impactful change and improvement. In Robo Club, you will learn to design and build a robot using Lego Mindstorms. You will be learning basic design concepts, constructions and programming to tackle challenges such as building a hand-powered windmill. The things you will learn in Robo Club will prepare you to take part in local and international competitions.
Rowing get you fit faster than any other sporting activity. It’s low impact dynamic manner can keep you fit and active for a lifetime. Rowing is probably the most complete exercise of all sporting activities as it uses virtually every muscle in your body.
You will be coached by top quality coaches in Hong Kong at The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club which offers high-quality water sports. In 2016 - 17 students acquired and developed their skills on the water and worked towards their level 1 and 2 sailing qualifications.
This year Rowing will be available to Elsa High School students and the aim is to develop skills and potentially compete in mini events, which will be arranged by the RHKYC.
Considering taking up sailing? There are any reasons why you should learn. Sailing is for people that enjoy the outdoors, it requires you to be active, it makes you learn about the environment, to understand how to deal with the stress of the wind or the lack of it.
The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club delivers high-quality water sports. In 2016 – 17 students acquired and developed their skills on the water and worked towards their level 1 and 2 sailing qualifications.
This year Sailing will be available to Elsa High School students and the aim is to develop skills and potentially compete in mini events, which will be arranged by the RHKYC.
The STEAM Club integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, with the opportunity to Invent, Create, and Solve Problems!
The Shau Kei Wan Makerspace room, is equipped with state-of-the-art, high-tech equipment and supplies competing with what any other international school has to offer in Hong Kong.
The STEAM Club provides a hands-on, creative environment for you to invent, design, experiment, and build, applying a technological and scientific approach. Club participants will demonstrate their projects to the School, parents, and the community, as well as joining in Hong Kong competitions.
For those of you that were in Fiddler on the Roof or Fame, you will understand how much time and dedication it takes to put on a fantastic show like this years!
Joining a Drama Club allows you to develop yourself: