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

Vice Principal

Connie Mak is the Vice Principal at JEMS. She passionately believes in empowering young children to guide them in finding ...

Frances Boa

Office Manager

Frances Boa is the Office Manager at JEMS. She has over seven years of experience working as a general manager and customer ...

Phoebe Lai

Administrative Officer

Phoebe Lai is the Administrative Officer at JEMS. She is often times the friendly voice on the phone! She is the ...

Ingrid Ma

Sales and Marketing Assistant

In her spare time, she enjoys boxing, swimming, travelling, and spending time with her dog, Milo...

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..

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...


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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