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Moving to Discovery Bay

The school has a focus on placing learning at the centre of its educational process and this has driven all agendas.

Naace ICT Mark report Feb 2013

Moving to Discovery Bay

Moving to Discovery Bay

Hong Kong is an amazing city in which to live and work, but the logistics of the move can be daunting particularly with children.

Finding a school and a place to live that suits the needs of the whole family is a priority and it is difficult to get a true picture of what is on offer when you are many miles away.

Discovery Bay (DB) is a twenty-five minute ferry ride from Central and moving around DB itself is easy with a well organised bus system. The numbers of cars are heavily restricted but golf-carts are commonplace. Two shopping plazas at opposite ends of the community contain the usual neighbourhood amenities, such as doctors’ clinics and supermarkets and there are two residents clubs with restaurants, fitness centres and swimming pools. The community is lucky to have around 15 restaurants catering to all tastes and cuisines many of which overlook the main DB beach.

Much of DB accommodation is low-rise with green parks and playgrounds close to hand and with easy access to the shopping centres.

Part of DB’s charm is the fact that it is nestled in two bays beneath the Lantau hills. In fact, until the DB Tunnel was completed in 2000, the only way on and off the island was by boat! The tunnel now connects DB to the airport with a regular 30 minute bus service and to MTR stations in North Lantau.

The proximity to the hills of Lantau and to the sea make it a popular place for families who enjoy water-sports and hill-walking and its relative seclusion makes it an easy and safe place to bring up children. 

A strong community spirit also pervades with local residents organising events ranging from an annual music festival to sports and charity races. Discovery Bay International School, as the oldest school on the island, often plays a central role in hosting these events or providing facilities.

The school has a focus on placing learning at the centre of its educational process and this has driven all agendas.

Naace ICT Mark report Feb 2013