Issue No. 1 (18 August 2017)

22 Sep 2017

Upcoming Important Dates (Term 1)

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A few important dates are listed here for your convenience. This is NOT a complete list.

21-30 Sep – HKAYP Gold Exploration@Sichuan
25-29 Sep – SIS MaD Week
2-6 Sep – SIS Mid-Term Break
13-14 Oct – HKAYP Broze Training 1 @Pak Sha O
16 Oct – PTA and Parents Evening
17 Oct – Y11 Student Led Consultations
18-19 Oct – Y7 Laptop Inductions
19 Oct – Y10-13 Making Links charity and CAS exhibition
20 Oct – CPD Day (closed to students)
21-22 Oct – HKAYP New Silver Training @Sai Kung Country Park
22 Oct – ESF 50th Anniversary Charity Marathorn
26 Oct – SIS MusicFest
27-29 Oct – SIS 40th Anniversary Alumni Homecoming

To view all events, please visit our “LIVE Calenda

23 Aug 2017

SIS 40th Birthday Celebration, 5th September

September 5th 1977 was the very first day of school for students at South Island. This year on Sept 5th we are going to have a whole day of birthday celebrations to mark the opening of the school 40 years ago.

All students will be involved in our party and the activities are being planned by our Y13 students, the Student Council and our MaD council.  We will be having a huge birthday cake at the start of the day and a whole school photo. The activities being organized have all been chosen by the students themselves. Activities include ‘SIS has got Talent’ Show, Art and Design Activities, A History Quiz, Time Capsule and a Scavenger Hunt.

After Lunch the whole school will be taking part in a Sponsored Walk because we feel that our SIS Values are best illustrated by a giving birthday celebration. A route has been marked out taking students down to Repulse Bay. Grate care will be taken with stewarding and Police will be aware.  Staff and students will all be taking part and we have set them the challenge of getting as many sponsors as possible. We want every child to raise at least $100. The money raised will be going towards our pledge to the Jumpstart Kindergarten / Family Academy fund in the Philippines.  Sponsor forms has been given out in Assembly on Friday.

18 Aug 2017

September is SIS’s Spotlight on Piano Month

South Island School has a great many gifted pianists. There are not always many opportunities for development as a musician or performance however, as these students do not fit naturally into our ensemble activities. This programme aims to engage our pianists in workshops, masterclasses, performances and a trip to a piano concerto performed professionally. Some activities are limited to the invited programme participants, while others are open to the wider school community.

Please refer to the attached brochure for details of events, and if there are any other pianists who would like to participate, please contact me: djones@sis.edu.hk

Debra Jones
Director of Performance/Head of Music