Issue No. 13 (24 November 2017)

4 Dec 2017

Upcoming Important Dates (Term 1)


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

30 Nov – Y11 Options Presentation to Parents @Space
2 Dec – 24-Hour Race @Peak
6 Dec – ESF 50th Anni Gala Dinner @HKCEC
7 Dec – HKAYP Goal Presentation @Atrium
7 Dec – Y9 Options presentation to Parents
12 Dec – Christmas Concert
15 Dec – Whole School Assembly @Hall
18 Dec-5 Jan – Term 1 Christmas School Holiday

To view all events, please visit our ‘LIVE Calendar

1 Dec 2017

The Parent Handbook

The South Island School Parent Handbook can now be accessed through both the iSAMS Parent Portal and iParent App. The Parent Handbook is an online manual to provide parents important information about the school, including school procedures and policies. To access the SIS Parent Handbook, please follow the steps in the help sheets attached.


24 Nov 2017

A massive thank you – Box of Hope

A massive thank you for the support the SIS community have shown for Box of Hope this year. We have collected over 200 boxes once again.  That’s over 200 smiles your boxes will bring to the under privileged children who will receive these boxes.

Thank you once again for your generosity and kindness.

The Casa Student Leadership Team


24 Nov 2017

SIS PTA Parent Coffee Morning

The PTA is organizing a coffee morning and we have the pleasure to invite Ms. Lauren Sharman to share with us information about the guidance provided by the Higher Education department to your child.

If you are interested in attending, please click HERE to register by 27 November 2017 so that we can arrange appropriate arrangements.  We look forward to seeing you.

24 Nov 2017

French Speech competition 2017 (Vive la poésie!)

Charles Beaudelaire, Robert Desnos, Philippe Brasseur, Raymond Queneau, Paul Verlaine, Andrée Chedid et Charles d’Orléans were amongst some of the famous poets whose poems our students chose to interpret at this year’s Hong Kong Schools’ French Speech Competition.

Several students in Years 8, 9 and 10 under the tutelage of Mesdames Catherine Dieuletraz,  Stephanie Herd and myself participated in the event in November of this year. They were required to learn a poem in French and to perform it for an audience and in front of native French jury members, undoubtedly a nerve-racking undertaking for them. The strict assessment criteria included credit for their interpretation of the poem, their engagement with the audience and their delivery.

All of our students performed with poise and confidence and a notable mention is extended to Chloe Kong (Y8), Maddy Yates, Soham Chopra (Y9), Michele Liu, Adele Lo and Kevin Yu (all in Y10), who gave commendable performances, with accurate pronunciation and intonation.

We had two winners, one in the Year 9 cohort: Nathaniel Wong who received a Second Runner Up place award, one in the Year 10 cohort: Sarah Shum, who also received a Second Runner Up place award. Extended congratulations to both candidates, knowing that the competition was very tough this year!

The event brought together various Hong Kong schools including tough competitors such as St Paul’s Covent School, Diocesan’s Boys School, King George V and helped to make links with the wider French community. It has allowed our students to showcase their knowledge of the French language and to perform on stage in a foreign language for which they will have received recognition. Ultimately, it has also provided new experiences and unforgettable memories for our students.

Un grand Bravo à tous!

Madame Lo

24 Nov 2017

Congratulations to SIS Rowing Team!

Congratulations to Oliver Blyth, Nick ChanArjun Mahal, Amos Ching and Samuel (Year 10) who competed over the weekend in the HK School Rowing Championship and gained a bronze medal in the Under 16 quads finals.

It was a fantastic result. They came second in the heat and then third in the finals and it was an exciting race to watch.


24 Nov 2017

Dress Differently Week Year 12 and 13 (December 11 to 15)

Year 12 and 13 students will be taking part in a Dress Differently week during the last week of term (December 11-15th). This is in order to have some festive fun and equally importantly raise funds for this year’s Operation Santa Claus appeal which supports numerous worthwhile charities (
We have a team of students working on this and, of course they will be delighted for your encouragement help and support. We are hoping all students will be taking part in this as well as contributing by sponsorship/fundraising.  Normal learning will still be continuing through out the week
Further Details to follow on the themes for the different days. Looking forward to a fantastic Dress Differently Week! Thanks in anticipation for your support.
24 Nov 2017

Christmas Cold Cards 2017

Dear SIS parents,

Christmas is almost here, and that means COLD CARDS!

This year we had an assorted group of 20 students – mostly Y8, with a few Y9 and Y10s.  We designed, cut plates and made prints for 5 hectic days during MAD Week.  The designs have since been digitized and professionally printed into Christmas cards, Calendars and Wrapping Paper.  Standard of design and quality of printing are high.

We will leave some products at reception for direct purchase, or you can use one of the buying options on the left!