Facing Challenges

The Facing Challenges programme at Harrow Hong Kong seeks to encourage and develop resilience amongst our pupils by equipping them with a range of tools and a bank of advice that they can call upon when faced with the obstacles of life in the 21st Century.

Health, social, economic and academic issues can all prove to be obstacles that prevent our pupils from realising their potential or affect their wellbeing. The Facing Challenges programme aims to develop resilient individuals who embody our leadership attributes and School Values, can deal with problems positively and who are always looking for possible solutions to any setback. 

The School’s PSHE package is based around ‘Jigsaw’, a standardised, whole school package from the UK that covers a broad range of material and that satisfies the UK’s statutory requirements, which has long been the benchmark for our pastoral provision. Jigsaw therefore provides the core of our PSHE package which we then adapt to our unique context and needs of our pupils here at Harrow Hong Kong. 

Throughout the academic year, pupils across the school cover topics based around six core themes in an age-appropriate manner: Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me. Through these modules, the pupils examine issues such as diversity, tolerance, respect, physical and mental health and hygiene, setting targets and managing ambitions, relationships with family, peers and partners and the effects of maturation as the pupils approach adulthood.