Issue No. 20 (25 January 2019)

25 Jan 2019

Sports Bulletin – 25 January 2019

What a great start to the year for the rowers on a Sunday morning in the Middle Island Rowing Festival Series #1.  Kirra and Charlotte were 1st and 2nd in the U14 singles and then competed in U14 girl’s doubles but with no other crews in their age group, we will have to wait to see their times, which will be added to the series #2 races. Oliver and Nick were 2nd in the U16 doubles and Sam, Nick, Oliver and James competed in the U16 quad, again with no other crews in their age group.  Justin raced in the U19 singles but we are currently unsure about the placing.  The day finished with a close and exciting race in U14 singles with Sam just beating James by half a second and Joshua chasing his brother in the same race. We are not sure of their overall places compared to other U14 singles heats but RHKYC will send out all the times later this week for us to see.  Overall, it was a great day and everyone had a lot of fun. Congratulations and well done to all the rowers!

 On Tuesday, our U20 Football Boys played in the ISSFHK against HKIS. Unfortunately, they lost 1-7.

On Wednesday our U14 Boys tennis team played against HKIS. It was a very tight game as they drew two sets all with HKIS, but in the end SIS won by the number of games won overall, which was 18-17. Well done to all our players.

On Thursday our U14 Boys tennis had another match against ISF. The boys played amazing and beat ISF 4 sets to 0. Congratulations!

On the same day, we also had our B Grade Boys Rugby match at KGV. It was a tournament and the boys had three games in total. The boys beat West Island and YMCA but unfortunately lost to KGV. Man of the match goes to Tim Lee. Overall, a great effort from all the B Grade Boys and great win!

This weekend 24 South Island runners will compete in the ESF Schools Relay event, over 10km, each running 2.5km each. We have teams at A, B & C Grade and all results and photos will be posted in next week’s bulletin. Good luck to all our participants!

25 Jan 2019

Horse Shoe Crabs

On Monday 14 January the school adopted 12 Horse Shoe Crabs. This is a part of the City University/Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Juvenile Horse Shoe Crab Rearing Project. A team of Year 12 students are taking care of the animals on a daily basis. Hopefully we will release these tiny crabs into the wild during the summer holidays.

Horseshoe crabs are an endangered species in Hong Kong and are not really crabs at all but more closely related to spiders and scorpions. The students are looking at ways of raising the profile of the CAS project within the school community.


25 Jan 2019

U20 Girls Football

South Island School U20 girls football team have made it through to their second successive ISSFHK Cup Final after beating Kellett 8-0.

The SIS goal scorers were:

Hana Meekoms x3 Lily Brewster x2 Maddie Kwan x2 Andrea Chan x1 MVP: Maddie Kwan

In a repeat of last year’s final SIS will play Harrow on Wednesday 30th @ HKFA Training Centre, Tseung Kwan O, 4:30pm.

Please wish the girls the best of luck in retaining the trophy.


25 Jan 2019

SIS goes MaD 2019 website

Dear Y7, Y8, Y9 & Y11 Students & Parents,

The SIS goes MaD 2019 website will be ready on 11 February 2019.  Please click on the link below to view details and information about each MaD Trip.

For your convenience, please take note of the following important dates listed:

  • Enrolment application: from 11 to 22 February 2019
    • This system is NOT first-come, first-served.
    • Please see the attached information sheet on how to enrol.
  • Placement Announcement: 11th March 2019
  • Deposit Deadline: 29 March 2019
  • Balance Deadline: 13 June 2019


21 Jan 2019

HKAYP Updates – 25 Jan 2019

HKAYP awards

Congratulations to a further group of students who have worked hard and have been deservedly awarded their HKAYP Bronze and Silver.

Akshay Lakshminarasimhan Madapusi
Gwen Wong
Justin Lancelotte
Kanako Takamoto
Lewis Kerr
Shreya Singh

Chun Yat Chang (Alumnus)
Ethan Tai


HKAYP Silver Practice Expedition

Last weekend 38 Year 12 students embarked on their challenging 3 day expedition over Lantau Island. There were some long and challenging routes exploring it’s rugged and beautiful landscapes. On day 2 all groups summited either Sunset or Lantau Peaks, Hong Kong’s third and second highest peaks respectively. The groups had great morale and managed to complete their minimum 40km routes soon after lunch on Saturday. The Year 12’s were joined by 7 year 10 bronze students on the Friday afternoon who completed a successful catch up camp and who excelled themselves in the challenges they encountered en route on the Saturday. Now our 89 Bronze and 38 Silver Students are ready for their Qualifying expeditions later this term. Thanks, as always, to all the staff who voluntarily help and support, ensuring the safety of the students.

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