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Testimonials

The following are statements given to us by parents who have discovered the numerous joys and benefits both they and their children receive as a result of experiencing the Woodland approach to pre-school learning.

       


Riku & Raquel Mattila

We absolutely love Woodland Sai Kung and the staff and Alex has thrived since attending. I recommend it to all my friends who are looking for a great pre-school experience. Thank you again for everything you have done to shape Alex's future. 

P.S. Alex really enjoyed his birthday party today! 

Susanne Taylor

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Angela and the staff at Woodland Sai Kung for your care of Eliza during the last 3 years. Elize has gained a lot of self-confidence and knowledge from her time in your school, and she has always enjoyed her time there. She has been particularly fond of all her class teachers and I think this is testament to their characters and the time they take to build bonds with their students. I am sure she will miss her classes, and look back fondly on her time there. 

Marne Fletcher

Woodland Sai Kung has been a great home to our 5 year old daughter this past year. Coming in to our first year in Hong Kong brought a lot of changes, but we were so happy to see her quickly adjust as she was welcomed warmly by teachers and friends at school. It eased the transition for our entire family. Angela is a warm and welcoming face every morning for the kids. Ms.Christie is always happy to see her kids and works closely with them in thoughtful activities. We have really felt so happy to have Woodland as part of our lives this year!  Thank you for a wonderful woodlands experience Angela and Christie!

Beverly Bollozos

Aerin will be starting at Hong Kong Academy in the new school year. We have been very happy with her progress at Woodland Sai Kung, her learning has really blossomed during her one year stint there!Marne Fletcher

Yolanda Cao

Frank has enrolled in Woodland Kennedy Town since the opening in the summer 2015. Growing from a 8-month-old baby to a 2.5-year-old boy, he got significant progress in both physical and mental development under the guide and help of the teachers in Woodland Kennedy Town. They have always been very patient and warm-hearted, no matter when teaching Frank or communicating with parents. 

We appreciate the great efforts of every teacher and every supporting staff in the past two years. Many thanks for their caring and love that were given to Frank. Frank will start his K1 study in another school from August. I'm sure he will miss the happy time in WKT. And we will follow the course information of Woodland with interest and join the holiday programme. My family and I wish the WKT team all the best!

Tony Chaisit

Your school has done its job more than admirably. We have been extremely happy with the progress that James has made at Woodland Sai Kung and it's credit to yourself and the teaching staff for providing such a pleasant learning environment for the kids to progress and flourish. We now look forward to having Daniel follow in James's footsteps with you. Once again many thanks Angela. 

Jacqueline Ng

Starting from June 2014, both Julia and Marcus have been attending Woodland Montessori Pre School Repulse Bay for nearly 3 years. We thank you, the teachers and the team for your caring and leading. Our children have enjoyed a wonderful school time in their early learning life and we will always remember that Woodland Montesori Pre-School is where they start their school time in life. Wishing you and the dedicated team all the best.

Jaana Harris 

Just a little note to say thanks so much for everything over the last two years. Noah has flourished at your preschool, learnt so much and become a confident little boy. Thank you.

Rochelle Martin

I just wanted to let you know that Amy was accepted to the Kindergarten class at HK Academy. We are really excited about it but I know Amy loves her Crickets class so much that she doesn't quite share our enthusiasm yet! I'm sure it's the caring and warm environment at Woodlands that helped her confidence for the group assessment. I'm amazed at Amy's progress in reading too! She's really enjoying reading the phonics books to me in the evenings and she's even started reading them to her little brother. Her attitude towards school has totally changed since starting at Woodlands. I know she can be a handful sometimes but Ms Kristi is doing a great job! Thanks again for your help with Amy.

Feeney Family

We finally finish a great experience last 6 years with Woodland Sai Kung. All my 3 children had wonderful teachers and friends through your school and I appreciate your hard work effort. Always nice to see you welcoming kids and parents. We will all miss you!

Adrian Reese

Sienna has really enjoyed the school and we have been very pleased with her development and support from the school. I am sure the experience will help her to transition into her new school in New York. Thanks!

Sonia Martori

It has been very nice and a great experience to be part of the Woodland Family, with both Erik and Gustav, they and we had a great time and they met their first friends in Hong Kong here at the Sai Kung Pre-School, so they will for sure have it always in their heart.

Martyn Allison and Vicki Thompson

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at Woodland Montessori Acadamy on Caine Road for everything they did for our daughter in the two years that she attended. She is now attending one of the UK’s best independent girls’ schools and credit is due to Ellie and her staff at Woodland for her gaining a place there.

It is very hard to find a good pre-school that meets parents’ high standards and expectations, so it was without doubt truly amazing that we found such a great place for our daughter to have the best start in life. She enjoyed every day at Woodland and learnt so much in a nurturing, fun environment. We loved walking her to school to be met so enthusiastically, and at the end of the day she would skip home telling us everything that had happened that day. Talking to staff every day, they became not just our daughter’s teachers, but our friends who were committed to her best interests and development.

We have sadly left Hong Kong and we miss Woodland deeply. If we had remained, we would definitely have taken our son to Woodland. We cannot recommend it highly enough.

Chris and Catherine Lusher

Picking a pre-school can feel random, weird and difficult. They aren’t all the same. You go to a few and sit there feeling peculiar. Your child curls into you. It can feel staged; overly euphoric and giddy, and the kids sense this. However, after a few of these experiences, we finally discovered Woodland Montessori Academy on Caine Road. We met Ellie upon walking in, and from the get-go she alleviated all of our concerns. Most memorably, however, was that we watched smiling kids running up to her, hugging her legs, and her calling each of the kids by their names. This was a great example of why the school works and children love it: the staff and teachers really care about each child. 

Six years on our experience with Woodland is that it has never let us - and most importantly, our children - down. It is an excellently administered and operated school, which has boldly committed back to its students and parents in its investment into building a world-class environment. Whilst becoming even safer, more hi-tech, it has still maintained its friendly and nurturing character. Pre-school actually is about letting go of your preconceptions and objectives as parents and letting professionals help facilitate your child’s social learning skills. They learn and gain confidence when they are given freedom, feel safe, and are given clear guidelines. Happy to report that we’ve now had both of our (very different) children progress through Woodland and both have loved it. We believe Woodland has played a major part in both of them attaining places in an excellent primary school.

Connie Chan

It has really been a wonderful experience with Woodland Sai Kung for the past 3.5 years! I appreciate very much all that has been given from the school, including the support, care and warm welcoming to the parents every time we stop by. Please give my best regards to all the the teachers and staffs! My regards also to Driver Chow and Kitty! Have a wonderful years ahead! Big Hugs!!!

David and Yasmin Liu

Woodland Repulse Bay Montessori has provided the highest standard of pre-school education for our son Dominic who has grown and progressed over the years starting at Playgroup, moving to Stepping Stones, then onto Pre-School. The teachers and support staff have been instrumental to Dominic's learning and development given they have the perfect combination of skills: nurturing, discipline, academic and instilling values. Dominic is more than ready for the next phase in his school life, kindergarten, and this would not have been possible without his teachers, fellow classmates and experience at Woodland. 

Trina O’Hara

Woodland Repulse Bay Montessori is a bright, stimulating space filled with colour and warmth. You can tell the school is full of energy and exuberance. Not only is the Montessori Programme excellent in its discovery approach, I continue to marvel at how the teachers differentiate the learning for each and every student in the class every day.

Every Friday parents are furnished with an online account of the progress of individual child. The photographs show a richness and breadth of experiences. There is a clearly mapped out curriculum each month, so we as parents can feed into the topics/areas of learning at home. I also love how the school marks many cultural events celebrated around the world, making it a global learning environment. I can’t ask more from a school. I am truly happy my child has made her start here.

Marie Claire Lim Moore

It has been a pleasure and privilege to be part of the Woodland community. The knowledge and care our children experienced from the teachers and staff at Woodland Repulse Bay Montessori were second to none. The warm welcome we received from fellow parents made the transition to Hong Kong a smooth one for my entire family.

Jessica Loffredio

My son Christopher started at the Woodland Repulse Bay Montessori Pre-School as a clingy 2.5 year old. He will finish his time there as a confident 4 year old - ready to read and write. His progress has been tremendous, and I attribute much of that to the wonderful teachers he has had over the past two years. Not only is he ready to read and write, he has learned about manners, table settings, self-sufficiency, ecosystems, the food chain, the solar system and friendships. My husband and I are so grateful to the fantastic teachers and staff here who have really readied our son for primary school next year. We are confident he has a strong foundation for learning after his time in the Repulse Bay Montessori programme! 

The Hornungs

When our family arrived in Hong Kong right before the school year, we were desperate for a helping hand in educating our pre-school daughters. Woodland Repulse Bay Montessori not only extended that hand of help, but enriched our daughters’ lives in ways we could not have imagined.  The structure, methods, and teachers were all excellent and made us feel so lucky to have chosen Woodland.  

On top of that, having access to a Montessori system just down the road made our start in Hong Kong so much easier. It kept our daughters on track from their education in the US and made our move a breeze. The programme at Woodland gives parents great opportunities to be involved and the staff provided the structure and compassion to make our daughters successful. The Woodland experience also gave our daughters a real advantage in getting accepted at a number of international primary schools.

Dahai Wang

We would like to say thank you very much to you, Jessica and Bettina for your great help to Emma in the past year. We appreciate your hard work very much. We wish your and Woodland Happy Valley all the best in the future.

Mr. Iwakura

I find Ayaka getting better at speaking English everyday. I believe that she had a wonderful experience at Woodland Happy Valley and hope that she has a similar experience in Japan in the coming years.

Mrs. Gupta

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the entire staff of Woodland Happy Valley for all the help and guidance during the formative years of Rishaan and Dia. 

Mrs. Chan

Thank you very much Woodland Happy Valley for taking care of Vivi for over 2 years and always giving me good advice each time we meet.

Mrs. Howse

I want to write and thank you for all you've done with Eleanor while she has been with Woodland! Woodland Happy Valley is an excellent pre-school.

Tracy Ling

Jacqueline does enjoy her time at Woodland Happy Valley. Thank you very much for all the brilliant efforts.

Elizabeth Yuan

My almost 4 year-old has blossomed over the last two years at Woodland Repulse Bay Montessori.  Her teachers have been gentle and patient and have also encouraged her to take risks.  Every night at dinner, I ask my daughter to share her ‘rose’ (the best part of her day) - and her rose is consistently ‘school’!

Melina Bousseau

We have been impressed by the dedication of the teachers and the management team of Woodland Montessori Academy over the past 2.5 years. You can feel that they are really passionate about children development and they are creating the perfect environment for children to learn and grow but more importantly have fun at the same time. We were regularly kept informed about our daughter’s evolution and we are grateful for their guidance along the way. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Woodland very much for what has been a great 2.5 years for Ines. We will definitely miss Woodland, the teachers, the friends and Ms. Ellie!

Joanna West

Very proud to say that both of my boys are Woodland Mid-Levels alumni. It was the best possible start to their education: a caring and nurturing environment with a wonderful community feel. The facilities were world class and they were exposed to a fantastic breadth of experiences there. Lovely teaching staff, a caring and personal Head of School - what more could you want?

Ayla and Maia

Dear Mr. Mark, thank you for all your help while we've been at Woodland Pokfulam. We have loved going to school here and we will miss you. Hope you have a lovely summer. Love from Ayla and Maia. XOXO.

Celine and Daniel Crittenden

Best school in Hong Kong! It has been a wonderful 2 years with Woodland Pokfulam, thank you very much for your support, your patience and all the teaching for us parents and for Climere and Amelien. Special thanks to Ms. Murshed, Ms. Jo, Ms. Pree and Ms. Cherry and Mr. Mark. 

James Wu

I want to thank you and your team for providing such an excellent learning environment for Jayden. He has an amazing time here at Woodland Pokfulam!

Martyn and Anne Dore

Louie has loved his year at Woodland Pokfulam Pre-School and you have our sincere thanks for providing him with a safe and enjoyable environment in which to learn.

Stephen Druce

I'd like to thank Woodland  and the teaching team at Pokfulam for the commitent and affection they have shown to Scarlett. She has certianly grown during her time there and I would recommend this pre-school to any future parents.

Mauro Malta

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all the teachers at Woodland Pokfulam for the kindnesss and guidance to Sveva during the pre-school life. Your tender loving care is much appreciated.

Karen Ng and William Yeng

We would like to thank you and all teachers and staff that have taught, helped, guideed and nurtured her since she started with Woodland Pokfulam at 18 months old. She has enjoyed going to school every day and returns home happy and smiling with lots of stories to tell. We sincerely thank you for this.

Isabella Tang

Thanks Ms. Janet, Ms. Renee and all the other teachers for working with Connor these years and giving him much patience, love and support at Woodland Peak!

Debbie Fallon

We are delighted with Dylan's report and so very grateful to you for getting this to us much earlier than planned! What a wonderful time he has at Woodland Peak Pre-School! Big thanks for all you do for him!

Raymond Ip

We are so proud of the way Jayden has grown. We know that he needs a lot of learning, with your guidance we are confident that he will improve and learn more things from Woodland. Thank you to all the teachers and the principal of Woodland!

Philippe El-Asmar

Roy loves to go to Woodland every day! Thanks you so such for teaching!

Mrs. Teng

I am so pleased to find out Mark's progress at Woodland this past year. Thank you for your guidance, dedication and patience towards Mark. He has certainly grown and gained tremendously under the environment at Woodland. Likewise, Mark and I will miss this fabulous school and all the teachers whom he has fondly endeared to!

Myung Joo and Soo-Jung Lee

One of the first thing that we noticed from Chan is his eagerness to initiate and do new things, whether it be playing with toys or friends. This came as a surprise to us, since Chan was rather shy when he was younger, not too eager to play in groups, but his attitude has changed immensely. I think this mainly due to his attendance in your school. I would like to convey our greatest gratitude for your care. Chan is becoming more and more active and more attentive to his surroundings and has shown keen curiousity. His language skills and personality has progressed and I can tell that he is now able to communicate fairly fluently with his peers and adults. Thank you for your love and care Woodland!

Alice Chow

Thanks for preparing such a detailed report which enables us to understand more about Aiden's performance in class. Under your great teaching and guidance, Aiden enjoys learning and the school life at Woodland very much! Thanks a lot!

James O' Connor

We think that a lot of William's success can be credited to the fact he has such an excellent teacher. We will miss the comfort of such an excellent learning environment. Thank you!

Jerone and Elisabeth Delposen 

Julie has really enjoyed this year in school and made tremendous progress with Miss Urvi. Miss Urvi's commitment, kindness and brilliant teaching has to be mentioned! Thank you to all Woodland staff, teachers and support ones that have taken such good care of Julie in her 3 years with Woodland!

Anuja S. Bathija

Over the past four years and 2 children, Woodland Montessori Academy, has provided a terrific backdrop for my children to form deep friendships, have great learning experiences and blossom into wonderful little people. The facilities are terrific; children's art on the walls, bright and cheerful rooms, and state of the art equipment. Woodland has the perfect combination of teachers with years of experience combined with cutting edge facilities and resources. The teachers have been wonderfully nurturing, endlessly patient, genteel and focused on finding the right balance between learning and developing social skills for little ones. Thank you for the lovely memories created at the Mothers' Day events, Christmas concerts and birthdays! Here's wishing you the very best!

Gaëlle Lellouche

My daughter has spent three years at Woodland Montessori Academy on Caine Road. She has started in Playgroup then Stepping Stones and finally Pre-School for two years. My daughter has had a fantastic time at Woodland. As a parent I have been thrilled to see my little one becoming a very secure and happy child. She has learned so much but never with pressure. The teachers focused on letting the kids choose their own way of learning. For me it was so important especially in Hong Kong where the pressure is high for the children. I was also impressed to see how well the teachers understood each child and have a great respect for their unique personality. My daughter has loved going to school and she even complained of not having school on weekends! I truly think the first years of kindergarten are very important and Woodland has highly contributed to making my little one a very happy and curious learner. I know those qualities will help her keep on learning. So once again I'd like to thank all the teachers for doing such a wonderful job and for all their hard work!

Sachin Tulshyan

I would like to thank Ellie and her entire team at Woodland Montessori Academy for their support during Aarnav's early years. As parents, especially in a competitive place like Hong Kong, we're always worried about getting our kids into the right school. More often than not, we end up overdoing things, putting too much pressure on the little ones by sending them to multiple schools or "training centers", and in the process taking away the fun from the learning process. At Woodland, I was confident that Aarnav was in good hands and was getting a sound base for his further education. We were already seeing the best that we expected out of him and he was having a lot of fun in the process. He still wakes up enthusiastically every morning, eager to go to school. I'd thank Ellie and her team again and wish them best for the future.

Stuart & Arianne Cook

Preparing a child for primary school is an important task with the need to blend interactive play with a learning foundation. Like her sister Avril before her, Sophie has enjoyed her time at Woodland Montessori Academy. As parents we have seen Sophie develop into the young girl that we are proud of today and we recognise the important role that Woodland has played in her development.

Since her sister, Avril, attended Woodland 9 years ago, the school has been fantastically renovated and extended with superb play zones and excellent classrooms. Sophie was a lucky girl to have spent three wonderful years at the new, modernised Woodland. It is an impressive kindergarten and the teaching staff are clearly highly skilled at teaching young children. Thank you for taking care of Sophie for the past three years. Woodland has done a wonderful job!

Jimmy & Janet Tong

We are grateful to Woodland Montessori Academy for teaching and caring for our son Josiah in these crucial early years of his education. Ms. Emma and Ms. Phoebe, who have been his teachers for the past two years, have created a joyful and stimulating environment and have always given us, as parents, constructive feedback. They have helped our son build and reinforce fundamental skills, confidence and independence. He is always happy and excited about going to school, and we know that the self-motivation and curiosity about the world that he has learned at Woodland will serve him well.

Laure & Bertrand Troiano

Our two daughters joined Woodland in their very young age (3 years old and 6 months old). Our experience with Woodland Montessori Academy has been very positive all along. The Head of School, Admin staff and teachers are wonderful, professional and dedicated to their work and students. The friendly supportive environment offered means that students can learn and build their own independence before they face the new world of Primary School. We highly recommend Woodland as a high quality of education, very competent staff/teachers and a fabulous program. Thank you!

Dharmesh Vora

We wanted to share with you about Arshya who simply loves Ms. Nadia and Ms. Angie in the Beavers class. She has grown and learnt a lot under their guidance. So her time in Woodland School has been fantastic for her as well as for us since she joined Woodland as a toddler. We want to thank you, Ms. Ellie, and all her teacher’s (Ms, Candy, Ms. Dipti and now Ms. Nadia and Ms. Angie) for creating an amazing learning environment for Arshya at Woodland.

Eva Anker Lund 

Our 2nd child has now "graduated" from Woodland, and once again we see a confident and strong little boy leaving Woodland, ready to embrace the new world of primary school. This time around, we have been blessed with having Charne as the class teacher, and she has completely blown us away. Not only by the way we see her daily when managing the class room, her flexibility, and her willingness to walk the extra mile for both the parents and the children. She has gone out of her way to accomodate our requests in many different ways. But the grand finale came, when we attended the parent/teacher meeting and Charne gave us such an in-depth analysis of Laust, his skills, which teaching methodology she had used, why it fitted well for him and how he had absorbed it. I have never had such a professional conversation with any teacher before, it was very impressive.

At the same time, I would like to thank you for the highly professional way that you have always run the Woodland Harbourside school. It is very efficient, with a high level of information, service and responsiveness, and there is always attention to any matter that a parent or student might have.

Katie and Phil Pemberton 

We have been so impressed with Woodland Harbourside over the last 4 years for both Sam and Lucy. They have both settled into the school so well and we have loved every minute of their time in your school. We would particularly like to highlight how impressed we are with Herdip; its been so lovely to see her smiling face each morning - she has been so wonderful with Lucy. It's clear to see that the children all love her. Keep up the good work! Thanks so much!

Mikael Holmgreen

I want to thank you for your flexibility and warm welcome of Valdemar to the School as well as Mrs. Rabia and her team's patience in teaching him English. Without a doubt it was a good start for his new life in Hong Kong. I strongly recommend your school to everybody. 

Shiza Rajgarhia

I want to let you know that we have had such a wonderful time at Woodland Sai Kung, which is the perfect family school. Kaina has been one happy child and forced me to send her five extended days a week! I have seen her enjoy learning and become so independent. We are very happy Woodland Sai Kung Pre-School parents. Thank you for being so wonderful!

Edward Chow

The continuous support from Ms. Beverly, Ms. Kimmy and Lv Lao Shi paid off! I found this report encouraging in the sense that Bowie is improving in all areas. I'm very thankful for the patience displayed by the teachers allowing Bowie to excel and enjoy school at the same time. It took only 1 week after migration from Caine Road that Bowie addressed Woodland as 'Happy School'. I'm also grateful to Janet in believing both Bowie and myself can make it! The strive for ESF. The collective effort from Woodland made the Pre-School life of Bo a jolly and memorable one! Thank you so much!

Anna Quarrell and Christy Kilmartin

You and your school have been a huge help with providing a wonderful and nurturing education environment for Harry since his arrival in Hong Kong. The ideal learning environment has made him a very happy and confident boy in his transition to a new country. He has been very comfortable and happy with everything at Woodland and especially with his superb class teacher, Ms Rabia. We thank you and your staff very much for everything you have done to help us with this.

Sarah Kim

We have come to love Woodland Sai Kung, and all of Kian's teachers, We will miss all the friendly faces at Woodlands, and wish the friends and staff that we have come to know will continue to stay in touch with us.

Emily Ng

Thank you very much for having my daughter, Michaela, since she was a baby. She had a memorable and happy school life at Woodland Sai Kung. A special thanks to Ms. Myla for her wonderful care!
 

Amber Wong

Our family has been SO blessed by your care - and that of the various Woodlands teachers.  I can't say thank you enough for introducing our boys to the love of learning.  We will have fond memories of our time with you.

Didi Wong

We're more than happy to promote Woodlands to other parents. All three of our children were well loved, cared for, and educated!
 

Edward & Zina Liu

We would like to thank you and all the teachers and staff at Woodland Sai Kung for the past 18 months that Zoe has attended. She has grown and discovered many things about herself and others around her, all due to the excellent work of the teachers and staff at your school.  Above all, she has enjoyed her time there immensely and made many friends.

Julie Easen

Thank you to Woodland Sai Kung, in particular Angela Chan for your wonderful support for our family. Angela has made our experience at Woodland a very happy one and we are sad to be leaving.

Our son, Gaius has been very happy at the school and has grown and developed very well under Angela and his other teachers' guidance. We are impressed by Angela's professionalism and the way she handles her role as head of the school - Woodland is very lucky indeed to have her.

Aviva Cywie

I would like to take this opportunity to warmly thank you for everything you and your team have been doing for Emma, for Nathan and for us as a family since we moved to HK in September. Woodland Sai Kung has been the first point of contact of our new life in HK, and Emma and Nathan have been loving going to your school. Thanks a lot!

The Kwok Family

Chloe will be moving to Primary 1 at ESF Clearwater Bay School this summer. Our family really enjoyed being members of your school over the past few years. Chloe and Sunny love Woodland and all the teachers and aunties there. We truly believe that the wonderful and fruitful pre-school experience at Woodland builds a solid foundation for their life-long learning journey. We as parents also like Woodland so much as we are engaged to participate in various in-class or off-school activities. We would like to say BIG thank you to all of you, Miss Angela, Miss Myla, Miss Rabia, Miss Maggie, Miss Alice and Miss Sonia.

The Lai Family

We deeply love Woodland Harbourside, as you know, and loklok (Dinghies AM class) is fortunate to have all the opportunities to explore and understand the world through this school. We love all the teachers here too, particularly you, Jannyne. You are caring, energetic and you are so good to all the little kids. You know their needs well! Your response to our queries is also amazingly quick and helpful. Without you, the early school-life of loklok would not be so smooth and happy! I will not forget your beautiful and cheerful smile! Grandma and Grandpa would also like to express their gratitude towards all the teachers and helpers here.

The Chan Family

Thank you very much and Aiden has had a great time at Woodland Sai Kung. Aiden enjoys going to school very much and he likes all the people in the school. He also enjoys all the activities and field trips. He has learnt a lot of things in school.

Aiden had a very good interview with the KIS Principal by himself alone and we were just waiting outside. Aiden received the offer immediately after the interview. The KIS Principal showed us Aiden's written test result which is perfect and she said Aiden was good at conversation and he knew many things. She said we should be proud of Aiden. Of course Aiden's good performance is a reflection of Woodland's efforts. Again, thank you very much!

Peter Spencer

‘Emma and Julia...absolutely love going to Woodlands (Sai Kung) and Emma even tells me that she wants to go to school when she is almost falling asleep at night. We get stories of school everyday. It's great as parents! Both of them are developing so quickly and I believe it is the quality of your organisation and teachers and your style of engagement with children that is making the difference. I look forward to seeing further progress and would love to join my wife with the parents interview.’

Angela Bull

‘We have been very happy with Woodlands (Harbourside) and the academic progress that Samuel continues to make. He has been very happy there and has made some good friends. On a personal note I have been so impressed with all the staff at the school and how it is run. In dealing with over 10 schools in Hong Kong over the last few months I can honestly say that Woodlands Harbourside was the most professional, friendly, efficient school that I dealt with. I think that some of the other schools here could really learn some lessons from how your school operates!’ 

The Hornung Family

When our family arrived in Hong Kong right before the school year, we were desperate for a helping hand in educating our pre-school daughters.  Woodlands Montessori in Repulse Bay not only extended that hand of help, but enriched our daughters’ lives in ways we could not have imagined.  The structure, methods, and teachers were all excellent and made us feel so lucky to have chosen Woodlands.  On top of that, having access to a Montessori system just down the road made our start in Hong Kong kept our daughters on track from their education in the US and made our move so much easier.  The Woodlands program gives parents great opportunities to be involved and the staff provided the structure and compassion to make our daughters successful.  The Woodlands experience gave our daughters a real advantage in getting accepted at a number of international primary schools too.

Heidi and Rob Peat

We have been so happy with our daughter, Charlotte attending the Montessori School. She has been in the Dragonflies class and joined Prep for Primary for the second term. She has learned so much since the beginning of the year and continues to be excited about going to school every day. Charlotte’s teachers, Ms. Nisa and Ms. Tita are wonderful and patient and we could not be happier with Charlotte’s progress.

Leonor Vereda Ortiz

My two sons learned their third language with you and were capable of reading and writing simple English by the time they were four! This was thanks to the Montessori system which worked wonders for my children, and to the experience and support of their excellent teacher. We were very happy with the Montessori Repulse Bay school and recommend it without a doubt. The children made lots of friends (the youngest one invited his two teachers to his 4th birthday party!). They felt at ease, free, confident, and happy with you. Thank you.

Elizabeth Yuan

My almost 4 year-old has blossomed over the last two years at Woodland Montessori.  Her teachers have been gentle and patient but have also encouraged her to take risks.  Every night at dinner, I ask my daughter to share her "rose" (the best part of her day) - and her rose is consistently "school".

Alison Whittle

Our son Rafa's first sports day was a big landmark in his little life - such a huge, fantastic sports ground (The Hong Kong Football Club) for such a little lad. At first he was a little intimidated by the scale of the grounds, but after Ms. Christine and Ms. May and all the other lovely teachers put him at ease and started the fabulous games he was living in the moment. A well organized and coordinated event - so much effort and love went into it!! A fabulous day and a fabulous school!

Lucy Gowdie

‘Our son arrived in Hong Kong from Australia very unsure of his new surrounds and incapable of expressing how he felt. We struggled with his behaviour and interaction with others and decided he needed greater socialisation and routine. Woodlands Sai Kung provided our son with the most positive learning environment we could have ever asked for. The time, empathy and dedication the staff showed our son was second to none. He thrived as a result of their support and understanding. All of his teachers worked tirelessly to help him learn to share, to learn and to love and we will be forever indebted to them for gifting him (and indeed us) with the best possible start to his educational journey. There is not one aspect of Woodlands Sai Kung that I would not recommend, they moved heaven and earth to ensure our Ted became the happy, confident and social young boy he is today.’ 

Katie Pemberton

Sam has loved his time at Woodland Harbourside and we are sure this is all down to Ms Jaspreet and Ms Herdip. Thank you so so much for your warmth and enthusiasm (and for putting up with his tantrums!!). We have taken great joy seeing Sam develop in the time he has been with you. If the rest of his education follows what he has had to date we will be very fortunate. HUGE thanks and keep doing what you are doing!

Karen Pflug

‘Thanks so much for assisting us when we arrived in Hong Kong. Violetta loves it at your school and actually counts the ‘sleeps’ in the holidays to come back to school! Thank you to you and the staff for making her transition from Switzerland a lot easier and setting her up to enjoy her educational journey for years to come.’

The Jackson Family

‘Over the last three and a half years you have enlightened, guided, respected, encouraged and entertained Riley, Alyce and Chloe. It is because of you, the teachers, that my children have left home every morning to go off to Pre-School and Prep for Primary with smiles on their faces. Under your guidance and instruction they have made wonderful friendships and have been prepared both emotionally and academically to leave Woodland and join the greater school community.'

       

Stephen Martin

‘Just wanted to thank you for the event this morning. I can honestly say it was the best start to a week I've had all year! Instead of the usual rush out the door and into the office on a Monday morning, I got to spend some real quality time with Lughaidh and his little pals. A lot of fun - indeed, quite touching too to see how much the kids enjoyed having us in the classroom with them.'

E-J and Peter Walker

‘When we arrived in Hong Kong 5 years ago, fresh out of the UK with a 22 month old and number two on the way, we were looking for a fun and confidence-building play group. We knew from our first step into Woodland that Sebastien was going to love it there, so much so that he didn't want to leave! He stayed at the school from playgroup until the Bumble Bees class, and thoroughly enjoyed himself while learning and gaining the confidence and skills needed to be a happy child when he finally moved to primary school. Our second son Elliot has also worked his way through the school and is ready to be off to primary school next term. So now we find ourselves having to wait for number three to be old enough to join - Woodlands has become such a big part of our lives it feels very strange not to be going every day!’

Ada Law

Dear Angela,

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely express our appreciation to Mr. Matt, Ms. Catherine, Ms. Leanna; as well as all other teachers that have been teaching Kaydan in the past 2 years. All of them are great teachers and Kaydan has definitely earned a wonderful learning experience with a lot of fond memories to keep. Many thanks for the patience and assistance that you have granted to myself and Kaydan; and you are definitely one of the most loving Heads that I have met! :) Last but not least, we would like to wish you a happy teaching journey ahead!

Regards,
Ada Law

Shelly Orth

‘Our party was absolutely wonderful! My daughter and every child there had a blast! The parents were raving about what an amazing amount of space the kiddies had to play and Irene was there to help us, she was so helpful and full of smiles! A very memorable birthday! Thanks again to Woodland schools!'

Anna Quarrell and Christy Kilmartin

You and your school have been a huge help with providing a wonderful and nurturing education environment for Harry since his arrival in Hong Kong. The ideal learning environment has made him a very happy and confident boy in his transition to a new country. He has been very comfortable and happy with everything at Woodland and especially with his superb class teacher, Ms Rabia. We thank you and your staff very much for everything you have done to help us with this.

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