Over the past few weeks, the South China Morning Post has been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees, exhibitors and speakers. As a result, we have made the difficult but important decision to postpone the Kindergartens Festival 2020 to Saturday, June 20 at the JW Marriott, Hong Kong. Learn More

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Richard Vanderpyl

Head of School, Christian Alliance International School, Hong Kong

Richard Vanderpyl has been in the role as Head of Christian Alliance International School

since 2019. He has been involved in education for more than 34 years, all in New Zealand

where he served as principal of Middleton Grange School in Christchurch. Richard has a

Master of Education (Administration) with First Class Honours and was awarded a Winston

Churchill Fellowship to research high performing schools in the USA. In 2016 he was

awarded a New Zealand Government Scholarship to research high performing schools in

England and Wales.

Richard has been Chair of the New Zealand Association for Christian Schools and has led a

number of National Christian Teachers and Leaders Conference in New Zealand. In 2015

Middleton Grange School was awarded a five-year performance review by the New Zealand

Education Review Office placing it in the top 10-15% of schools in New Zealand.

Richard is passionate about student character development and training hearts and minds to

become the future influences in society.

General ticket

Admission to the exhibition area only

All tickets sold are non-refundable.
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VIP ticket

Admission to
the exhibition area

Entry to one Info session / Panel discussion

All tickets sold are non-refundable.
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To comply with the social distancing policies, the South China Morning Post has put in health and safety measures at the Kindergartens Festival accordingly. This has been reflected in both ticketing and onsite arrangements. These measures are initiated and executed by the South China Morning Post.


South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan,ELLE, Esquire and, Harper’s BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China.