Issue No. 11 (2 November 2018)

Sports Bulletin – 2 November 2018

Sports results this week

Another busy week for South Island School as we started our sport events on a Sunday with the A Grade Boys Football, which played against Wah Yan College and lost 1-7. A tough game for the boys but they played well. Man of the match and goal scorer goes to Jake Chow.

On Tuesday, the Boys C Grade Rugby gamed all the way at Harrow, and our boys played extremely well and beat Harrow 75-0. Tries were shared amongst the whole team. Man of the Match goes to Michael Brewster.

On the same day, HKSSF B Grade Boys Basketball lost to Hon Wah College 52-37. Starting with 5 men, we had 2 more players who arrived at half time, but with 2 players getting fouled out. We found ourselves up against it, although with a full squad we would have had a good chance to win, but we have 4 more games in this league to have a chance of qualifying for the finals.

Wednesday was the busiest day for us with C Grade boys football losing to YMCA. Then they beat Island School 3-1. On to Badminton, HKSSF A and B Grade girls badminton both lost. A Grade girls lost 1-3 to Island and B Grade girls lost 1-3 to CSS . Unfortunately, it was not our day as the B Grade Boys Football lost 2-0 to HKIS. The A Grade Girls Netball lost to WIS 13-21. Then played a second game against DGS and won 16-14! Women of the Match goes to: Adele Rooney and Caitlyn Donovan. B2’s Girls Netball unfortunately lost to WIS but it was a super close game, which they almost won. Unfortunately two last minute goals went in from WIS! Final score: WIS 14-12. Woman of the Match: Lauren Lee.

On Thursday, the B grade boys were due to play Sha Tin College, but with a T3 warning in place, the game was cancelled and will be rescheduled. This weekend our senior boys and girls badminton and tennis teams continue their HKSSF league matches as well as the senior girls basketball team.

Well done to all our school sports team representatives this week.

B Grade Netball.

A Grade Netball.

Other sports news

As part of his CAS programme, a student in year 12, Sachin Suresh, will be running a cricket club at school on Monday afternoon for students in Years 7-9. This club will run until Christmas and the focus will be on learning and practising a different skill each week with a view to entering some school competitions in Terms 2 & 3. More information about the club can be found in the Activities section of the VLE. Students interested in attending can email Sachin to sign up at

Inter-house activities

We hosted an amazing rowing inter-house competition last Friday, with the RHKYC supplying us with some additional concept 2 rowing machines so we could link up 12 machines with 2 competitors per house, all rowing at the same time. We projected the race onto the wall of the sports hall so everyone could watch the aces unfold, giving a fantastic atmosphere with everyone cheering for their housemates to the end. The overall competition was won by Bahay although the individual year group winners will be announced in the end of year results. Inter-house continues today with Water Polo for Year 9 and Basketball for year 10. Good luck to all participants.


Welcome to French Exchange Visitors!

During MaD week, thirteen of our Year 10 students took part in the French exchange trip to Fontainebleau, gaining a valuable insight into French culture and improving their language skills. On Thursday 1 November, we welcomed the thirteen students and two teachers from our exchange partner school, Lycée François Couperin. They will be staying with their host families and Year 10 exchange partners until Thursday 8 November. During this time we hope that they will enjoy learning more about our cultural context, visiting interesting places, seeing what life is like in our school, improving their English and picking up a few useful phrases in Cantonese.



Influenza Vaccination Program 2018 – 2019

South Island School is pleased to inform you that the Influenza Vaccination Program 2018 – 2019 is scheduled on Tuesday, 4 December 2018.

Dedicare Medical Staff will be in school to administer the QUADRIVALENT INFLUENZA VACCINE (NORTHERN HEMISPHERE) contains:

  1. an A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus
  2. an A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus
  3. a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus
  4. a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus

(QIV, 4 – STRAINS) is available to those who wish to take part. This vaccine is suitable for individuals aged 6 months of age and older.

Who should not receive influenza vaccine?

  • Not suitable to those who are allergic to egg or chicken protein, including Neomycin/Gentamycin.
  • An individual suffers from fever on the day of vaccination, the vaccination should be deferred till recovery.
  • Those with history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, bleeding disorders or on anticoagulants should consult their doctors for advice.

Teacher’s children are welcome to join too.

For children under 12, with HK birth certificate or HKID card, or staff who are over 50 years old with HKID card. They are entitled to the HK government vaccine subsidy program, hence is FREE of charge.

  • The cost per vaccine will be HK$200.00.
  • Payment will be made on that day (cash only).
  • Registration is now open. Please email the School Nurse, Ms. Hui, at to register or for further information.

Please click here to download the 2018/19 Influenza Vaccination Consent Form or obtain it at the medical room.
Please click here to download the consent form to use vaccination subsidy for persons aged below 65 years old.

In order to increase flexibility of the service to the students, staff and their relatives who cannot attend the onsite vaccination, you can purchase the vaccine voucher and receive the injection at their local clinic.

Ms. Hui
School Nurse

SIS HKAYP News – October 2018


Please note that the Annual Gold Exploration Presentation Evening will be on 13 December. Here the 13 Gold students will talk about their trip to the high mountains of Kangding County, Sichuan and share their purposes with you.


This was our biggest HKAYP camp to date with a total of 110 students in 17 groups, supported by 28 staff on 3 different camps. 

17 Year 12 students and four staff members were camping and hiking the MacLehose Trail, which included six students new to HKAYP. They had a challenging but successful camp and hike, which was the first practice towards their Silver Award.

A further 30 of our Year 10 students went to the Outward Bound Centre at Tai Mong Tsai near Sai Kung and were put through their paces by outward bound instructors. By all accounts, this was a challenging but successful camp.

The main body of 59 Year 10 students were based at Pak Sha O Youth Hostel, supervised and led by 22 of our own volunteer staff. The staff were assisted by five Year 13 Gold students who made an outstanding contribution.

On all 3 camps, the students learned or refreshed key expedition skills including teamwork, leadership, first aid, navigation route planning, cooking and washing up and tent pitching. Everyone had a great positive attitude, and the help of some good weather helped there to be a huge amount of learning and personal development, so hopefully everyone is ready for their next camps later in the term.

Andy Morris
HKAYP and CAS Coordinator


Lion Dance Club

Dear SIS Students,

Lion Dance Club is an after school activity that focuses on training Chinese traditional lion dance and preparing for the performance at Chinese New Year assembly, as well as other ESF based performances. SIS students are now invited to sign up for this Club.

You will have a great opportunity to understand traditional Chinese culture and experience Chinese customs and celebrate Chinese New Year. You can also improve your physical skills during training, and improve sense of rhythm when playing the drums and cymbals. Lion dance training will be counted in CAS hours.

The training is scheduled once a week, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Mondays. However, you may have extra and intensive training sessions when the CNY assembly is approaching. There are 12 training sessions in total starting from November to February.

For those who are keen to participate, you will have to commit to the training. The deadline for signing up is 2 November. If you are interested in participating in lion dance, please email If you have any questions, please contact Ms Chen at


Best regards,
Ms Chen
Teacher of Chinese

Athletics Finals Day 2018

Dear Parents,

Please be advised that students will be participating in the Inter-House Athletics Final Day on Friday 16 November 2018 at Stanley Ho Sports Centre (10 Sha Wan Drive, Sandy Bay, HK).

This is a compulsory school day and attendance is expected for all students.

The Athletics Day will start at 8am. All school buses will drop the students off at Stanley Ho Sports Centre. If your child/children make their own way to school, they need to be at the Sports Centre by 7:45am please. Registers will be taken by form tutors to check attendance.

All students will be expected to wear their house shirt and may accessorise appropriately in their house colours and/or in relation to their house animal. Students must remain in the spectator stand to support their house once they have finished their events.

The program of events will be published on the school bulletin with approximate timings of the events. If parents would like to come along and watch they are more than welcome.

The Athletics Day will finish at approximately 1pm. All school buses will pick up students shortly after 1pm. If your child/children make their own way home from school they will need to make their own travel arrangements from Stanley Ho Sports Centre.

If you have any questions please email Miss. Nicola Bosson at

Kind Regards,

Miss Nicola Bosson
Teacher of Physical Education
& Inter-House Coordinator