The Innovative School of Hong Kong

Canadian International School of Hong Kong has been at the cutting edge of education for the last 26 years, since its founding in 1991. Project Innovate takes the culture of innovation flourishing at CDNIS to the next level, providing an exciting vision for future-ready learning.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), we are entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which will fundamentally change the way we live, work and relate to each other.

Our current education systems, which were designed to prepare students for a different world to the world we are living in now, need to be transformed to prepare students for the world they will encounter when they go into the workplace.

Project Innovate provides a comprehensive framework for future-ready learning, developing the skills, mindsets and dispositions students need to be successful in this era of rapid change.  

The three pillars of future ready learning are:

  • Foundational Skills-Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Information and Communication Technology and Civic and Cultural Literacy
  • The 21st Century Competencies of Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Critical Thinking
  • Character Building-developing resilience, initiative, curiosity, empathy, leadership and adaptability

Project Innovate moves the focus of learning away from the mere acquisition of knowledge to the development of skills, which enable students to apply what they know, to identify and solve problems, through the creation of new ideas.

This approach empowers students to take ownership of their learning and follow their interests and passions. This allows students to develop into highly motivated individuals who are able to prove their capabilities and adapt to a constantly changing environment.

At CDNIS we believe the future is full of hope and promise. Project Innovate provides each student with the learning experiences they need to maximise their potential and make the most of the exciting opportunities that the future holds, for the benefit of themselves and to help make the world a better place.

To stay up-to-date on the latest news about Project Innovate at CDNIS, please visit the Project Innovate page, make sure you "Like" the Project Innovate Facebook page or follow Project Innovate on Twitter.


To learn more about Project Innovate, please join us for one of our weekly school tours.

Schools tours are held every Tuesday when school is in session and are hosted by our Head of School or another member of the Senior Leadership Team.