21 Sep 2018

Sports Bulletin – 21 September 2018

Sports News

There were a few sports competitions last night for South Island, this includes the A and B Grade Boys Basketball, A Grade Boys Rugby and U16 Boys Volleyball.

Both the A and B Grade Boys Basketball team played against WIS at SIS. Unfortunately, A Grade Boys marginally lost to WIS, 35-39 due to key players missing as they were playing rugby. It was a very close match and the boys performed well, Man of the match goes to Justin Yung scoring 16 points.

On the other hand, the B Grade Boys won against WIS with only 7 players. Final score was 42-33. It was a very tight game until the final 2 minutes of the game as SIS scored a few 3 pointers to take the lead. Man of the match goes to Julian Bourron scoring 22 points.

It was a tough day down at Happy Valley for our A Grade Boys rugby as they lost 0-60 against AIS.

Our U16 Boys Volleyball travelled to Christian Alliance International School for their volleyball game. They lost 16-25 in their first game and in their second game they lost 14-25. Other teams praised our boys and commented that they have shown improvement from last week! Big round of applause for them.


Interhouse news

Last Friday the Year 9 students got their interhouse competition up and running with a netball competition in the sports hall and on the lower playground. The competition was intense throughout with a high level of play and Namas came out on top in a close final v Shtepi.


In the pool, the Year 10 pupils played an epic competition of water polo. Again the atmosphere was great, with some excellent play and lots of support from the poolside by house members. the house captains did a great job refereeing the matches and Hamish Hulme in particular was the star of the show scoring most of Shtepi’s goals to see them claim the winners crown.


Next week’s sports matches, week beginning 24th September.

Wednesday 26th:
U14 boys football v DBIS – DBIS, 4pm
U16 girls volleyball at SIS, 4pm

Thursday 27th:
A grade rugby v KGV – KGV, 4pm
A grade boys basketball v RC – SIS, 4pm
U16 boys volleyball at CAIS, 4pm

Next week’s interhouse, Friday 28th September:

Year 11 Volleyball


20 Sep 2018

Digital Literacy Tips for Parents – Part 3

Over the last two weeks we have posted the first two in a series of tips, prior to the annual Laptop Induction Evening later this term.

Tip 3

In our InterD curriculum in years 7 and 8, we make strong use of resources provided by the excellent website, Common Sense Media. As an example, please find the recent article link below, which deals with apps for you to be aware of:  

Apps Stirring Up Trouble in Schools

The site also provides reviews by both students and adults for films, television series, computer games etc. This is a good place to read a balanced review of media products. It is very specific with categories dealing with the degree to which sexual content is included, violence etc. For instance, here is a review of the TV programme, 13 Reasons Why, which has caused something of a stir in the ESF community during the last 12 months.

What Teachers Need to Know About “13 Reasons Why”

7 Sep 2018

PTA Annual General Meeting & Welcome to New Principal

NOTICE – South Island School (SIS) PTA LTD – Annual General Meeting (AGM)

NOTICE is hereby given that the SIS PTA LTD AGM will be held on:

Date / Time: 3 October 2018 (Wednesday), 6:30 – 7:00 pm

Venue: THE Space, 5th Floor, South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road, Aberdeen, HK

The Agenda will be:-

  1. To receive and consider the audited Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended 30 June 2018
  2. To appoint Auditors 2018/19, FTW & Partners CPA Limited who have concluded their service for 2017-18 and offer themselves for re-appointment
  3. To elect Committee Members for the year 2018/2019
  4. To transact any other ordinary business of the Company

As a Member of the SIS PTA LTD you are invited to attend and vote at the AGM.

If you wish to NOMINATE a parent or to join the PTA Committee, please complete the Nomination Form. This Nomination Form should be returned to the Chair on/before 26 September 2018 (1600 hours) by email to or by hand to the SIS PTA Office.

 NOTICE of the AGM, Agenda, Financial Reports and Nomination Form are available on the school website

Welcome New Principal and Social

At the same evening, please also join us to welcome our New Principal, Mr. Tom Vignoles. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to meet other parents as well as the Vice-Principals, School Council Members and the PTA Committee Members.


6:00-6:30 Reception and Refreshment

6:30-7:00 SIS PTA LTD AGM

7:00-8:00 Welcome New Principal and Social

Please click HERE to register.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you!