Issue No. 1 (17 August 2018)

17 Aug 2018

ESF Chairman’s Award

The Annual ESF Chairman’s Awards evening took place at Sha Tin College on Wednesday 8th August 2018. It was fantastic to see how many South Island School students from the Class of 2018 were recognised with awards for excellence on the night.

Five alumni were given Wider Achievement Awards, four received Applied Learning Awards and twenty-five were honoured for their IB Diploma scores. This includes nine students who scored above 40 points in the Bilingual Diploma. Special mention must go to Julie Ahn and Leo Kim who scored the maximum possible 45 points, as well as to Ines Ostheim-Dzerowycz, winner of the Carlson Tong Award for her outstanding Bilingual Diploma score. You can read the full list of students who were honoured here.

We are certain that the Class of 2018 will go on to achieve great things at university and in their subsequent careers. We do hope they will visit us as alumni in the very near future!

Mr Tom Vignoles

Principal, South Island School

17 Aug 2018

Message from PTA Chair

From everyone on the SIS PTA Committee, we extend a huge Welcome Back after the summer break.

On behalf of The Committee, I would like to convey our warmest welcome to The Principal – Mr. Tom Vignoles to join this unique school in Hong Kong.

The PTA will continue to create opportunities for our community to get together. Please stay tuned and have a nice weekend!

Karla Lee

17 Aug 2018

Year 10/11 assessment calendars

The Year 10/11 assessment calendars are currently being compiled by subject leaders. These will be live documents that will be updated by departments throughout the year, and can be found on the Homepage of theVLE, and on the SIS website.

The calendars will be available for students and parents on August 31st. Thank you in advance for supporting your child in checking the calendar regularly so that they can plan their studies and be aware of upcoming deadlines.

17 Aug 2018

ESF Festival of Music: Secondary Showcase 18-20 September

Over the course of four days next week, 300 of the ESF’s young musicians will be collaborating in a diverse range of musical ensembles, working with our Music teachers and visiting guest artists from the HK music scene.  The rehearsals will culminate in a series of 3 concerts to showcase the students’ achievements:

Tuesday 18th – Our String students and Chinese Orchestra will perform at Island School, Tai Wai, 7pm

Wednesday 19th – Our Wind and band students will demonstrate a range of ensembles and combinations at Sha Tin College, 7pm

Thursday 20th – South Island will be hosting the final concert presented by our young singers in 3 different vocal ensembles, in the SPACE at 7pm

We warmly invite you to join us for any of the concerts to celebrate the work of our talented young people.

Good luck to all the SIS musicians involved – we hope you enjoy working with different students and professionals and have fun with the repertoire.

Ms Debra Jones
Director of Performance/Head of Music

Possible MTR disruption on Wednesday 21 August. Check mtr.com.hk for the latest MTR travel information on the day.Press here for further information.