To be considered for most schools in Hong Kong, requires going through an interview. Not fun, I know, but it doesn’t have to be traumatic either. The key to “acing” an interview is adequate preparation. If you are prepared, you will be more confident and do the best job of representing yourself. So, let’s get you prepared!

First, a few basics:

Be on Time: Know where you’re going, as being late is never acceptable. Being early will allow yourself, and your child time to settle in to a new environment. Don’t be too early though as your child may lose patience waiting for too long.

Be Confident: Make eye contact with your interviewer, and SMILE when you introduce yourself. Believe in yourself, and the interviewer will be more likely to believe in you.

Manners, Manners, Manners!: Sit up straight. Don’t fiddle with your hands, hair etc. Look at the interviewer when engaging in conversation. Always say please and thank you.

Follow Instructions: Be co-operative and always listen to instructions. The interviewers have no way to assess your ability if you do not do what you are told to.

Dress Nicely: If you’re a girl, wear a skirt. If you’re a boy, wear a shirt and trousers. No jeans. No shorts. The key here is to make it look as though you put in some thought into your appearance because that shows the interviewer that you are taking this opportunity seriously.

School Visit: Visit the school before the interview. Tell your child some nice things about the school.

Most importantly, be prepared for the following interview activities:

1. Answering typical interview question

2. Draw & Tell!

3. Story Telling / Describing a Picture

4. Playing with Toys and Puzzles

 

Want to polish your child’s skills to the best that it can be? KidsEdge offers specially designed courses for Kindergarten and Primary interviewing skills.  Talk to us about enrolling  your child today!

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