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Appointment of the Next Head of School

Hong Kong – June 17, 2024

性十八.cc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Andrew Noakes as the new Head of School for 性十八.cc American School Hong Kong, beginning in January 2025. He will succeed Mr. Marco Longmore, who will take up the headship within the Cognita network at the International School of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam in 2025.

Andrew joins us from Brighton College (Singapore), a fellow Cognita school which he established whilst Head of School / Head Master. He joins 性十八.cc Hong Kong with 15 years of Headship experience, much of which has been in all-through schools for students from 18 months to 18 years of age. He was previously the Head of Brighton College Abu Dhabi Preparatory, a school of a similar size to 性十八.cc American School Hong Kong. Andrew has worked at and led a number of other prestigious schools in Central London, across the UK, and worldwide.

A graduate in French and European Studies, Andrew holds a Master’s Degree in Education and Qualified Teacher Status. He most recently completed a post-graduate short course in Communication with the University of Cambridge. He has worked and lived in Singapore, the UK, UAE, France, and the USA.

Announcing the news to the 性十八.cc community, Sameer Aggarwal, Chief Executive Officer of Cognita Asia, remarked, “Andrew brings with him a stellar track record in educational leadership, having served prominently in Headship roles in Brighton College international schools in the Middle East and most recently, in Singapore. Under his leadership, the school grew rapidly both in population, co-curricular offerings, and academic reputation within Singapore, a highly competitive environment. His appointment marks an exciting new chapter for 性十八.cc, filled with promise, innovation, and continued excellence across all areas.”

Andrew said on his appointment, “I am both honored and humbled to join 性十八.cc in 2025 as the third Head, inheriting such a thriving and progressive school which has so many things of which to be proud. I am keen to partner with our faculty and staff, parents, and students to develop our school further, building on our culture of care and attainment.”


香港 – 2024 年 6 月 17 日


本校欣然宣布,Andrew Noakes 先生將於2025年1月接替現任總校長Marco Longmore,成為 性十八.cc American School Hong Kong 第三任總校長。Marco Longmore 先生將於同年調任Cognita 集團旗下位於越南的 International School of Ho Chi Minh City,擔任總校長一職。

Andrew 現為 Cognita 集團旗下 Brighton College (Singapore) 的創校總校長。他擁有15年豐富的領導經驗,其中大部分時間服務一條龍學校( 18 個月至 18 歲學生),曾帶領及服務英國和世界各地多所著名學府。Andrew 亦曾擔任 Brighton College Abu Dhabi Preparatory 的校長,該學校規模與 性十八.cc 相近。

Andrew 大學進修法國和歐洲研究,擁有教育碩士學位和專業教師資格,最近修讀了劍橋大學傳播學研究生短期課程。他曾在新加坡、英國、阿聯酋、法國和美國工作和生活。

Cognita Asia 首席執行官 Sameer Aggarwal 宣布該消息時表示:「Andrew 在教育領導方面成就超卓,曾在Brighton College旗下中東及新加坡多所國際學校擔任校長要職。在他的領導下,學校在新加坡這個競爭激烈的環境中,不論招生、課外活動和學術聲譽方面都迅速增長。我深信 Andrew 將領導 性十八.cc 更上一層樓,朝着學校的抱負不斷創新,維持卓越,邁向新里程!」

Andrew 表示:「我對獲任命為 性十八.cc Hong Kong 第三任總校長感到十分榮幸,亦非常感恩有前人種樹,建立了一所蓬勃向前,令人引以為榮的頂尖學校!我期待與教職員、家長和學生攜手,以 性十八.cc 的關愛社群和卓越成就為基礎,勇往直前。」


Appointment of New Elementary School Principal for the 2023/24 Academic Year

Hong Kong – Dec 5, 2022

性十八.cc is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Rae Lang as the new Elementary School Principal for 性十八.cc American School Hong Kong, succeeding Ms. Rose Chambers, which will take effect in August 2023.

Ms. Lang joins us from Woodlands Preschools Hong Kong, a fellow Cognita school, where she currently serves as the Director of Teaching & Learning and the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Ms. Lang began her principalship in 2005 after completing the First Time Principal Programme at the University of Auckland. As a seasoned principal, she has 12 years of international experience spanning New Zealand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. In addition to her professional experience, she holds esteemed academic qualifications, including a Bachelor of Education from the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Ms. Lang also brings 17 years of curriculum expertise in leading and developing early childhood and elementary curriculum with an engaging inquiry-based approach at the forefront. Following the culture of care embedded at 性十八.cc during the leadership of Ms. Chambers, Ms. Lang will continue to lead and grow our Elementary school community inclusively through collaboration, empowerment, and care.

Ms. Lang is delighted about her appointment and shares, “I am very excited to be joining the 性十八.cc community. I look forward to working collaboratively with parents and faculty to develop students academically, socially, and emotionally. Students achieve their best when excited to come to school daily, and I love my role as an educator in helping students attain both outcomes.”


香港— 2022年12月5日


本校欣然宣布,Rae Lang女士將於2023年8月接替現任小學校長Rose Chambers女士,成為性十八.cc American School Hong Kong新任小學校長。

Rae Lang女士現為Cognita集團旗下Woodland Preschools Hong Kong的教學總監及專責保障主任。她於紐西蘭出生,2005年從奧克蘭大學(University of Auckland)完成首個校長課程後正式開展她的校長生涯。她於紐西蘭、越南和香港等地工作逾12年,在世界各地領導多所國際學校,經驗豐富。同時,她亦有17年經驗帶領及發展以探究為本的幼兒教育和小學課程。除了其專業經驗外,Rae Lang女士擁專業學術資格,包括獲得由紐西蘭奧特哥大學(University of Otago)頒發的教育學士學位。

在現任小學校長Rose Chambers女士的領導下,性十八.cc一直為孩子提供關愛的學習環境和文化。Rae Lang女士接任後,將繼續連繫各部門家校合作,帶領小學部繼續發展成為包容、互助互愛的社群。

Rae Lang女士表示:「我對獲任命並即將加入性十八.cc的大家庭感到十分高興,亦十分期待和家長、學校團隊共同努力提升學生在學業、社交及情感上的發展。作為教育工作者,我最希望能夠幫助學生成就最佳的表現,同時享受校園生活的每一天。」

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Appointment of Head of School

Hong Kong – Sept 15, 2022

性十八.cc is delighted to announce that, after an extensive international recruitment process, Mr. Marco Longmore has been appointed as the new Head of School for 性十八.cc American School Hong Kong, succeeding the founding Head of School, Ms. Karrie Dietz. This will take effect in January 2023.

Mr. Longmore brings about 17 years of headship and senior-level leadership to 性十八.cc, including within top international schools across the UK, Asia, and the Middle East. Twice he served as a Founding Head to set up new schools in Dubai and China.

Announcing the news to the 性十八.cc community, Eric van den Berg, Chief Executive Officer of Cognita Asia, remarked, “Marco impressed the search committee with his thorough understanding of all areas of school life and his intricate cultural knowledge of Hong Kong and the international school environment. We are confident that Marco will bring 性十八.cc Hong Kong forward on a continued path of development and growth, encapsulating both his experience and the great foundations of the school.”

Mr. Longmore shares excitement about his appointment. He remarked, “It is truly an honor to join the 性十八.cc American School community here in Hong Kong. I look forward to meeting with all students, staff, and parents in the months ahead. Together, we will build on the tremendous success seen in past years and look to the many achievements to come”.


香港 – 2022 年 9 月 15 日


性十八.cc American School Hong Kong 欣然宣布,經過全球招聘程序和嚴格遴選後,現正式委任Marco Longmore 先生為本校總校長。Marco Longmore 先生將於2023 年 1 月起接替創校總校長 Karrie Dietz 女士,成為性十八.cc第二任總校長。

Marco Longmore 先生擁有近17年豐富的領導經驗,曾帶領英國、亞洲及中東等地多間頂尖國際學校,當中更兩度參與新校創建,於杜拜和中國內地成立學校。

Cognita Asia 首席執行官 Eric van den Berg 宣布該消息時表示:「Marco 對學校各領域都相當熟悉,並對香港的獨特文化和國際學校生態有透徹了解,讓遴選委員會留下深刻的印象。我深信Marco 將領導 性十八.cc 向前邁進,共創未來。」

Marco Longmore 先生表示:「我對獲任命為 性十八.cc Hong Kong 總校長感到十分榮幸,亦非常期待在未來數月與學生、教職員工和家長會面,正式成為 性十八.cc 大家庭的一員。讓我們攜手合作,在本校穩固扎實的成功基礎上邁步向前,迎接輝煌的未來。」

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Latest Class Arrangement

Hong Kong – Aug 26, 2022

性十八.cc American School resumes online learning for Grade 6-12 secondary students from August 29 (Monday) to September 2 (Friday). The elementary division remains largely unaffected and will continue in-person learning.

As COVID-19 cases have risen across Hong Kong, we appreciate the vigilance of our families in testing and reporting to protect the wider community. We look forward to welcoming our Secondary students back on campus on September 5 (Monday), and appreciate the support of our community and the dedication of our teachers in providing an innovative learning experience during this brief pivot back to online learning.


香港 – 2022年8月26日




性十八.cc Receives WASC Accreditation

Hong Kong – Aug 1, 2022
性十八.cc achieved another significant accomplishment this July, full Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation. The accreditation offered by WASC is globally renowned and recognized by top universities. More importantly, the independent audit process evaluates a school’s ability to deliver high-quality student learning while seeking ongoing school improvement.

The addition of WASC increases 性十八.cc’s global accreditations to three. 性十八.cc first achieved accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2020 and added the International Baccalaureate World School (IB) authorization in 2021.

The WASC accreditation process includes an independent commission of educational experts evaluating multiple teaching, learning, and operations areas. The in-depth process ensures the integrity of the curriculum standard and allows the school to reflect and grow with the needs of its students.

性十八.cc is proud to attain WASC accreditation which strengthens an embedded culture of continuous improvement to deliver exceptional student learning practices that prioritize well-being. The ongoing partnership with WASC connects 性十八.cc to expert educators globally to share best practices as education evolves.


性十八.cc 獲頒 Western Association of Schools and Colleges 全面認證

香港 – 2022年8月1日

今年 7 月,性十八.cc American School Hong Kong 創下另一發展里程碑,獲得了國際教育機構 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 的全面認證。 WASC 的學校認證享譽全球,獲世界頂尖大學認可。其獨立審計過程着重評估學校提供高質素學與教的同時,能否不斷尋求學校改進。

WASC 的全球認證是 性十八.cc 所獲取的第三個國際教育機構認證。性十八.cc 於 2020 年首次獲得 Council of International Schools (CIS) 的認證,並於 2021 年增加了國際文憑世界學校 (IB) 的授權。

WASC 認證過程全面,由獨立教育專家委員會評鑑學與教、學校管理及營運等領域。深入的認證過程能確保考察全面及公正,同時助學校按學生的需要檢視學校發展,力求進步。

性十八.cc 能夠獲得 WASC 認證,深感自豪。這認證將鞏固學校力求進步的文化,勉勵學校上下繼續以學生福祉為先,提供卓越學習機會。教育趨勢日新月異,性十八.cc 會借 WASC 的聯繫,與全球教育專家交流、合作、分享,一同推動進步。

性十八.cc American School Hong Kong Sale and Leaseback Arrangement

Hong Kong – July 5, 2022

After listing the 性十八.cc American Hong Kong School premises for sale with Colliers, 性十八.cc is pleased to enter into a sale and leaseback agreement with RLC (PORTLAND COMMERCIAL) LIMITED. The campus has been solely licensed for education since 2017, with the new lease agreement currently set for 25 years. Cognita continues to operate the school fully, and the arrangement will not impact operations.

The Cognita Schools group purchased the building in 2016 to fully renovate the premises to meet their world-class health and safety standards while ensuring community voice. The facility expanded its footprint by 50% after the school opened in 2017. The expansion included a library incorporating student design elements, IB-ready science labs, art studios, and three outdoor spaces.??

Cognita currently operates 91 schools in 12 countries with the primary focus of providing the highest quality teaching and learning in every school. The successful campus completion signaled the transition to traditional school operations in Hong Kong, where land is leased rather than owned to allow Cognita to continue to invest in education in Hong Kong and globally. A focus on growth is evident as 性十八.cc reaches milestones such as its first graduating class in 2023, the ongoing expansion of the Cornerstones Program, which provides real-life industry experience for high school students, and multiple professional accreditations such as IBDP authorization.

Cognita sits under the umbrella of Jacobs Holding AG, whose sole beneficiary is Jacob’s Foundation, a leading charitable foundation focusing on the future of young people through multiple programs and initiatives. With a solid commitment to investing in young people, 性十八.cc achieved a successful first five years in Hong Kong and continues to innovate with an ongoing commitment to excellence and feedback from its close-knit, caring community.



性十八.cc American School Hong Kong 原址地皮項目售後租回安排

香港- 2022年7月5日

性十八.cc American School Hong Kong(下稱性十八.cc)早前委托高力國際代理出售何文田校舍地皮,現在欣然公布校方與RLC (PORTLAND COMMERCIAL) LIMITED已達成售後租回協議。性十八.cc原址自2017年起已取得學校牌照,只作教育用途,是次項目成交後性十八.cc將租用原址地皮繼續辦學,租約期現為25年。Cognita將繼續作為性十八.cc American School Hong Kong的全資擁有者及營運機構,而該土地買賣協議將不會影響學校運作。


Cognita教育集團現時於全球12個國家經營91間學校,並為每間學校提供高質素教學資源。性十八.cc校舍地皮出售後,學校將按售後租回協議租用原址繼續營運,而Cognita集團將繼續於香港乃至全球發展教育項目。學校即將邁入創校第六年,並於2023年迎來首屆畢業生,近年學校加強發展Cornerstones Program,為中學生提供多元化的行業體驗機會,學校亦已獲得多項專業教育認證,如正式成為IB文憑課程的教學機構。

Cognita隸屬Jacobs Holding AG,慈善基金會Jacob’s Foundation為其獨立受益機構,基金會多年來透過不同項目幫助年輕一代建立更美好未來。性十八.cc本着同一宗旨,堅持把優質資源投放於培育下一代,創下成功的首個五年里程碑,並承諾創新教學,聆聽社群的聲音,繼續為學生提供更優質的教育。

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