Australian International School Hong Kong (AISHK) is a co-educational, international and IB World school located in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong accepting students regardles of nationality. It follows the New South Wales curriculum where final year (grade 12) students can either take the New South Wales Board of Studies Higher School Certificate examinations or the International Baccalaureate IB Diploma Programme.
The academic school year starts in February and ends in mid-December. Unlike other Hong Kong local schools there are four term breaks during the school year, usually in April, July and October. Emphasis is given to Australian English competence, sports and knowledge of Australian culture and history. Putonghua spoken Chinese and Chinese reading are also taught intensively for students of Chinese ethnicity whereas separate classes for Westerners teach these topics at a more basic level. Junior secondary students study Australian geography and history. The School Certificate exam is undertaken at the end of grade 10.
AISHK first started in February 1995 at 113 Boundary Street, Kowloon Tong, shortly before it moved to Gun Club Hill, 127 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui where, back then, it provided only primary education from reception to grade six. Each year after, the school extended to providing education to one more grade until reaching grade 12 in 2001. In 1998, the school moved to 3A Norfolk Road, Kowloon Tong, the current and permanent location of the school. Due to the lack of facilities and teaching space, the school was moved temporarily to 5 Tonkin Street, Cheung Sha Wan while the Kowloon Tong campus was renovated. AISHK returned to Kowloon Tong when the renovation finished in 2001.
The building is nine stories high with many facilities such as an artificially turfed sports field, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose hall, a well equipped and resourced K-12 library, an auditorium and, located on the top (9th) floor, a 25-meter swimming pool.