Heart & 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.

Method & 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.




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The understanding of one's uniqueness through nurturing personal character traits, such as perseverance and responsibility.

Identity Development

Relationship Building

The care for interpersonal relationships through strengthening character focuses, such as teamwork, friendships, and respect. 

Community Service

The practice of giving to the community through applying character traits, such as empathy and compassion.

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JEMS Methodology
At JEMS, we believe that when classes are fun, children learn better. Our child-focused methodology 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.
With over 2000 square feet of space, students can freely enjoy the facilities at JEMS. The bright and dynamic environment 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.
5/F Common Area
5/F Play Area
Sapphire Classroom
Meet 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.

Parent & Student Testimonials

Amanda, Mother of Alexa

Alexa is a big JEMS fan and she looks forward to her JEMS class every week. We are pleasantly surprised by how well the values and concepts taught at JEMS have translated into action....

Carol, Mother of Joelle

Joelle becomes more confident in herself and in relating to others after attending JEMS. JEMS program design is age appropriate and fit into child development....

Lynn, Mother of Nadia and Nathan

JEMS is a little like a home away from home for my children – they feel happy and safe, as well as, enjoy every minute of their time there....