Students are classified and enrolled based on the British system. We only enrol or classify students according to age based on the UK system using this sheet:
Our school roll fluctuates with HHI contracts starting and finishing but we are typically between 160-220 students. Class sizes are kept around 15-20 and with many below. Some classes may rise above 20 for short periods.
We do operate waiting lists when needed – Most often F2, Y3 and Y4. We also have limits on the number of students with Korean parents we are able to enrol. It is important to have these applications in as soon as possible to hold your place on the waiting lists.
The Enrolment Process
To begin the enrolment process please complete the Admission Form online and submit it.
Link: HFS Application for Admission Form
You will also need to submit an Online Contact Form prior to students attending the school. Admission applications are usually responded to within 1 week during term time, or at the end of holiday breaks.
Link: HFS Online Contact Form.
Once an enrolment has been approved you will be sent a Placement Letter confirming enrolment. It will either state the class and teacher, (or waiting list,) that your child has been assigned to. Placement Letters remain valid for the Period indicated on the letter only. After this, if the student has not started to attend, parents need to re-apply and pay another application fee. (This re-application requirement does not apply to students on the waiting list.)
There may be waiting lists assigned to class levels where class sizes are at maximum. The lists usually progress quickly due to the transient nature of our community and most waiting list students would generally expect to begin school within 1 term or less. Most commonly our waiting lists apply to EYC – F1 and F2.
Korean Nationals – Please note we have restricted entry for Students who have a Korean parent or parents. Due to government regulations we have limited places for these students at each year level. We will need to check the number of Korean students in your child’s year level before we can confirm enrolment, and may have to place your child on a waiting list in some cases.
We do not let any new students start school until all signs of jet lag are gone (4 days after a long flight) and new enrolments must have a parent-student-teacher interview before starting classes.
We ask students in F2 to have 2-3 half days when they first begin, in case there are any difficulties with settling in. This is standard practice at the beginning of the year and can be arranged with the teacher at the pre-interview.
For families starting during the school term the Principal will arrange a time to give you a tour of main school or EYC and set up your pre-interviews with teachers, before leaving you in the hands of office staff to finalize paperwork, uniforms and payment.
For students starting at the beginning of the school year or at the start of term 2 or 3, we often arrange a mass induction covering facilities, interviews and other requirements. Details are emailed in advance.
We do not enrol new students to start 30 days before the end of the year or during the last remain weeks of a term. We do not encourage enrolment of students for periods of less than 6 Months.
We require that all students:
- Have a minimum 9 hours sleep before every school day. More for young ones.
- Have enough suitable food with them for breaks and lunch
- Have appropriate clothing, including a hat, for the daily weather conditions
- Are able to meet behaviour expectations and cooperate with teacher instructions
- Can toilet, clean and dress themselves independently
- Have submitted all request documents to the