Kellett is unusual in its organisation and the degree of parental involvement in its operations. In the following section we explore this in detail.
Kellett School is a company limited by guarantee and afforded charitable status by the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department. It is bound to comply with Hong Kong Company Law and the requirements set out in the Hong Kong Education Ordinance.
Each family with a child in school is a member of the Kellett School Association Limited, upon payment of the annual fee of $500.
Kellett School Association Limited holds an Annual General Meeting around November/December, which all members are entitled to attend. The AGM receives reports from the Board Chairman and the Principal, adopts the Annual Accounts and elects/re-elects the directors (Governors). Governors are elected by the Members. At each annual general meeting one-third of the elected Governors (those who have not been elected for the longest period) are required to stand for re-election. Board meetings are held throughout the year (except during the summer holiday).
The Board of Governors
Kellett has a distinct and long-standing tradition of parental involvement across many aspects of the School. Our Board’s elected twelve members are all current parents and unpaid volunteers. They bring with them their own business and personal experiences and skills, plus a deep commitment to supporting their children’s school.
Commitment to Safeguarding
The Governors of Kellett School are committed to safeguarding children as their highest priority and responsibility. This commitment is seen in their guardianship of the school’s culture and day to day practices; and in the safer recruitment of staff and others who come into contact with the students.