We are Above & Beyond Education.
The Above & Beyond Education is the first social enterprise of education centre on positive education in Hong Kong. We believe that "there are no bad students if having the right teaching method". Through evidence based "positive education" and "social emotional learning", combining learning with life, children's learning, efficacy, emotions, resilience, and personal development will be enhanced. We also dedicate to promoting positive parenting to build up happy family relationships within the community.
Our Beliefs & Vision.
Learning is like tasting a scoop of ice cream. In their learnings, we wish our kids can feel truly happy and taste the sweetness of their flavours.
Our role is to create and enrich the love and happiness of our kids; and through them, we extend these positive energy to our entire community.
Our Principles. Be competent. Be virtuous. Be happy. Conventional Education focuses on accomplishment, creating stress and frustration for both students and their parents.
We borrow and localise the best practices of positive education and social emotional learning from all around the world.
Founder and CEO： Rita Ching
Rita serves The Women’s Foundation as Principal Advisor after stepping down from her previous role as Deputy CEO. She holds a Masters in Social Policy from the University of York and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Training at the University of Leicester, both based in the UK. She continued her professional development and overseas training in Positive Education at the Geelong Grammar School in Australia, Social Emotional Learning at the University of California Berkeley in the US, Mindful Self Compassion at the Centre founded by Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Chris Germer, and Positive Neuroplasticity instructed by Dr Rick Hanson. She is also a certified Zentangle teacher. Prior to joining TWF for over ten years, Rita served at the Employee Retraining Board including a year of Secondment to the Education Bureau where she successfully launched a promotional series for the new culture of education and produced the well-known promotion video “Learning is not scoring”. Rita was an External Advisor of the Higher Diploma of Public Policy and Administration Course and Yi Jin Diploma for the School of Continuing Education at the Hong Kong Baptist University, an organizing member of the Family-Friendly Employers Award Scheme and the Convenor of the Advisory Group for the Financial Education for Working Adults under the Investor and Financial Education Council, a subsidiary of the Securities & Futures Commission. She has been awarded “Hong Kong Outstanding Women Volunteer” of Hong Kong YWCA. She is also a member of the Programme Committee of the Children Medical Foundation, and a blogger of local media of HK01 and Ohmykids.
Advisor: Christine Mak, Clinical Psychologist
Christine is a seasoned clinical psychologist and has been awarded the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service by the HKSAR Government. She practiced as a Corporate Clinical Psychologist in Head Office of Hospital Authority for more than 10 years and served as a Fractional Senior Counsellor and Lecturer of the Department of Applied Social Studies of City University of Hong Kong. She has actively involved in research and development projects of positive psychology and provided psychological training to schools, public organisations and government departments.