Issue No. 10 (17 December 2021)

15 Dec 2021

Christmas Assembly 2021

We are delighted to welcome back our Christmas assemblies onsite. It was wonderful to see students and staff alike enjoying the live performances to celebrate the festive period and the end of term.

15 Dec 2021

Diwali Night 2021 – Rewatch

Diwali Night was back with a bang last month. This year, “Diwali: The origin story” was filled with music, dances and a skit, on the history of Diwali.

Diwali Night Team would like to give a special thanks to:

  • Nicholas Tam – Cinematographer
  • Anakin Wan – Editor

Both Nicholas and Anakin have helped the team tremendously over the course of the past three months. 

Here is your chance to re-watch the amazing evening below:

  • Part 1

  • Part 2 

15 Dec 2021

Festive Newbie Party

SIS threw a party for the 100 new students this Tuesday morning. There were quizzes, prizes, and cookies – gratitude for the resilience shown by so many students starting in a new school and making it their home so quickly.


15 Dec 2021

LRC Make A Wish Activity At Christmas

To get everybody into the spirit of Christmas, the LRC organised a ‘Make A Book Wish’ reading activity. Students who borrow books can make a wish for a new book of their choice. Look at the fantastic Christmas tree  in the LRC with lots of book wishes on the specially designed tags! Congratulations to the students whose wishes have come true – Chloe Herminjard (7B2), Noa Lane (7K2), Lachlan Leung (7M1), Daniella Wu (8K1), Emi Hayashi (8K2), Mayu Tanaka (9S2), Paulina Behrens (9C1). 

The student winners from various year groups are getting together to discuss how the activity can be enriched next year when they come to pick up their gifts. The whole process is inspiring and enjoyable at the festive time of the year. 

Merry Christmas & Happy Reading

15 Dec 2021

SusCo Projects

Mr. Stewart Redden, Learning and Teaching Advisor, English Schools Foundation (ESF) came for a visit on Wednesday, to talk to Sustainability Council (SusCo) students on their current projects at school. Mr. Redden also spent time catching up with the NatureWorks team about their recent success in October (see HERE for more info) and the implementation of sustainable marker pens.

15 Dec 2021

Sinfonia Rehearsals

Congratulations to our students from Years 7 – 13 who continue to make incredible progress. The Sinfonia rehearses every Friday afternoon, filling the classrooms and corridors with the sounds of inspiring music.

15 Dec 2021

Sports News – Tennis & Badminton

Message from Mr. Jon Redding, Director of Sports and Extra-Curricular

6th December 2021

A big fight back for the boy’s team today to tie 4-4 with Island School. Philip Leung gained a huge win in the last set. The girls were not quite so lucky went down 3-5 to Island school. Congratulations to Jessica and Audrey who claimed sets in the matches.

16th December 2021

We gained a massive result for the boy’s tennis team this morning, beating HKIS 5.5-2.5 to end their winning run. Philip Leung won both his games. With all results added so far we are sitting top of Division 1 currently, which is a nice way to go into the holiday break! There are more games to come after Christmas. 

Meanwhile, the girl’s badminton team made it through to the knockout rounds of the HKSSF championships and play their next game on Thursday 23 December at 1 pm in Siu Sai Wan Sports Centre. Best of luck to all the players.

15 Dec 2021

Year 7 Peer Mentoring

Sarah Shanks (09N1) ​​presented to Year 7 students on Tuesday on the topic ‘What is Peer Mentoring?’ As part of the school’s ongoing support for students guided by our school counsellor and social workers, Sarah mentioned “ Peer Mentoring is a great opportunity for you to be part of a small group of students in your year group, who are happy to meet up regularly with Year 9 students who have been trained to support you in lots of different ways”.

15 Dec 2021

Year 7 Science

Year 7 students are becoming real scientists! The Year 7 students explored a range of scientific concepts, including surface tension of water, density, solubility, melting points, and chemical change through the cool experiments like making slime, elephant toothpaste, rainbow measuring cylinders, and bath bombs. We ended the term with a mini-assessment!. In our last session, we made gingerbread cookies to get into the Christmas spirit. Congratulations to all Year 7 scientists for getting your certificates! We hope you all enjoyed the experiences and our lovely website too. HERE is the link to see more photos!


15 Dec 2021

Year 8 Spanish & French 

¡Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! (Letters to Santa)

Year 8 students of French & Spanish have been very good this term and so they have been writing letters to Santa to let him know how hard they’ve been working. The French & Spanish Departments would like to share some of the unedited letters with the SIS community. We hope Santa grants them their wishes…

Merry Christmas from the Languages Department at SIS.

15 Dec 2021

Badminton & Piano Success

Congratulations to Cordelia Lee (08B1) who won the Bronze Award in the Southern District Age Group Badminton Competition 2021/2022, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Cordelia also had success by obtaining a Distinction in Grade 6 Piano organised by ABRSM. 

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