ABOUT US

JEMS Learning House was founded in 2009 with the vision of seeing each child as a Junior Excellent Member of Society (JEMS). JEMS is an English-speaking, after school learning community focusing on Character Education for children up to aged 12.

With the belief that great leaders who contribute to society not only have to be intelligent but also have to have strong character and values, the curriculum at JEMS focuses on building character as a foundation for raising leaders.

ABOUT US

JEMS Learning House was founded in 2009 with the vision of seeing each child as a Junior Excellent Member of Society (JEMS). JEMS is an English-speaking, after school learning community focusing on Character Education for children up to aged 12.

With the belief that great leaders who contribute to society not only have to be intelligent but also have to have strong character and values, the curriculum at JEMS focuses on building character as a foundation for raising leaders.

We believe “intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.”

OUR HEART & MISSION

OUR TEAM

OUR APPROACH & METHODOLOGY

OUR LEARNING HOUSE

Our Founder’s Columns

Our Parents & Students

Our Heart and Mission

We believe education goes beyond transferring knowledge and skills; education is developing each child to fulfill his/her true potential. Leaders of tomorrow need more than knowledge and skills to excel – they need a foundation of strong character that equips them to make the right choices and face challenges in life.



Excellent leaders are ones who are confident and have a strong sense of identity, have solid relationships with friends and family and have a positive impact on the community.


Our Team

Christine Ma-Lau

Founder & Principal

Christine Ma-Lau is the Founder and Principal of JEMS Learning House, a leading educational institution that provides Character Education to children up to the age of twelve. She created the school out of her passion for educating young people in character and values, believing that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education”. She is also the Founder and Chairperson of Character Education Foundation, the organisation that leads the annual citywide Character Day campaign that invites schools, organisations and companies to take part in celebrating and developing character strengths.Christine is an Adjunct Professor at The Education University of Hong Kong and is also an Advisor to the Centre for Religious and Spiritual Education at the institution. Christine holds a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration on child development and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics. Prior to that, she attended Wycombe Abbey School in England and international schools in Hong Kong.

Connie Mak

School Development Manager

Connie Mak passionately believes in empowering young children and in equipping them with character, compassion, and value..

Frances Boa

Administrative Manager

Frances Boa is the administrative manager at JEMS. She has over seven years of experience working as a general
manager..

Phoebe Lai

Administrative Assistant

Phoebe Lai is the friendly voice on the phone at JEMS. She is the front office receptionist and has been a part of the JEMS
family since..

Stephanie Tang

Teacher

Stephanie Tang is a gifted and energetic teacher. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia..

Sandi Cheng

Teacher

Sandi Cheng believes each child is unique and talented, and that building up character at an early age is the key to success in
life..

Michelle Wong

Teacher

Michelle Wong is a caring and compassionate teacher. She hopes to walk alongside children in safe and trusting relationships and see them reach their...

Yumana Lau

Teacher

Yumana Lau has a great passion to work with children and is creative in providing a fun and safe...

Kary Tang

Teacher

Kary Tang is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher. Kary was raised both in Canada and ...

Cindy Wong

Teacher

Cindy Wong is a passionate and kind teacher. She holds a Master's Degree in Psychology from the...

Sherry Cheung

Teacher

Sherry Cheung holds a Master’s Degree of Education specialising in Educational Psychology...

Patrick Tsui

Teacher

Patrick Tsui is fun, perceptive and passionate. He enjoys spending time with students and adults...

Daisy Mak

Consultant

Daisy Mak has a strong passion for education, and channels her enthusiasm towards educating young...


Our Approach

A unique three-part curriculum is adopted at JEMS that covers three key learning areas which are taught progressively starting with the child’s IDENTITY, onto close RELATIONSHIPS, and then the COMMUNITY.


JEMS Methodology

JEMS teaches based on how children learn and make lessons fun. When classes are fun, children learn better. The child-focused methodology at JEMS takes students from THEORY to PRACTICE. Referencing Michele Borba’s 5-Step character teaching approach, JEMS works closely with parents in teaching and guiding students through this process of taking theory into practice.


Teaching Tools

Lessons are taught through a variety of activities that are DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE and APPLICABLE. Activities include: Role Plays, Performances, and Technology Projects. Others include:

Small Class Sizes


PERSONAL ATTENTION is of utmost importance at JEMS. The JEMS team values getting to know every student personally to carry out the most effective child-focused education.



Small class sizes also allow for QUALITY OBSERVATION and EVALUATION on student progress.

JEMS Learning House

With over 4000 square feet of space, students can freely enjoy the facilities at JEMS. The bright and dynamic environment at JEMS makes it fun to love learning. We provide a nurturing and accepting environment, which gives children the freedom to explore and express their creativity and opinions.


Our Founder's Columns


Our Parents & Students

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