Issue No.9 (11 December 2020)

We hope you enjoy this special end of term Christmas edition of our e-bulletin!
And we wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS.
11 Dec 2020

Senior Music Students Performances

We are sending our very best wishes to our Year 11 and 13 students as they prepare for their final music performances. These performances represent years of skill development, dedication and commitment. We are also excited to acknowledge Jay Shiu, Year 10, for his solo mock performance. Below is Jay performing ‘Legende’ Opus 17 by Wieniawksi on the violin.

11 Dec 2020

LS Music Christmas Cheer

The LS Music students have been busy playing songs with their new handbells and wanted to share with the Whole School Community some Christmas cheer. Here is their rendition of ‘The First Noel.’

11 Dec 2020

English Department Website

The English Department are delighted to unveil a designated website and google classroom for all English competitions. Our budding writers out there can now keep their imagination and writing skills honed over the Christmas holidays. There are two competitions with a variety of activities and cash prizes. Please sign up to the Google Classroom with Google Class Code gyczqcn or link to the website HERE.

Please pass any queries to Alison Kade – kalison@sis.edu.hk.

11 Dec 2020

Year 9 Food – Christmas Cookies

Year 9 have done an amazing job this term integrating back and forth with their learning online and face to face. To show my appreciation for their hard work, we made gingerbread festive cookies to see off the end of term. They did a fantastic job as you can see!

11 Dec 2020

Hong Kong Academy of Gifted Education 

We are pleased to inform you Darren Pun (08S2) has been selected as one of the 7 awardees (Gifted Star Award) of the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) 2019/20 Award Presentation Ceremony.

Among the seven awardees, five are from local schools while two from international schools (KGV & South Island School). Darren is the youngest among the group and he is chosen because he is one of the 16 finalists of the Global Talent Mentoring™ Mentee Nomination – Hong Kong Round. He represented the HKAGE team in the HKMUNC 2020 and won the “Best Speaker Award”. For more information: https://www.hkage.org.hk/en/

11 Dec 2020

BTEC Film & Television: Factual Filmmaking

BTEC Film & Television students pitched their documentary film ideas to SIS alumna, Kate Davies and local filmmaker Jennifer Deayton via Zoom. The students enjoyed sharing their proposals and were grateful for the feedback and advice they received from these media professionals. They now move into their production phase where they will be working to fully realise their film ideas. We can’t wait to see them! 

11 Dec 2020

Year 8 InSoc. Globalisation – Developing Presentation Skills

As part of the Globalisation Unit, they have been looking at the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Towards the end of the topic they did a mini inquiry about all the influential people and events that helped lead up to the Abolition of Slavery in the US. To continue to develop their communication skills they had to pair up and present their findings to another group. It was great to see the improvements they have made over the years in their verbal and visual presentation skills.

11 Dec 2020

Scouts & Leaders – 30Hour First Aid Course

Lionel Troy (11B2) and two Scout leaders successfully completed a 30-hour first aid course. They are now official first aiders, with a duty to provide immediate assistance if they come across an accident.

The course was organised by the Hong Kong Scout Association and taught over three weekends in November. Highlights included CPR, how to stop bleeding, bandaging for fractures, how to recognise signs of concussion, helping someone who is choking and what to do if someone faints, has a stroke, or a seizure. It also includes wilderness first aid, like handling a heat stroke or what to do if you are bitten by a snake.

Two leaders at 150th Hong Kong Scouts, including Hana Sawada (mother of Jayden in Y7 and Lucas in Y10) and Ding Hsu Ling (mother of Jo En in Y7 and Amelia in Y11) also completed the course. The goal is to always have qualified first aiders on outings. Scouts study first aid as soon as they join a group. They are expected to handle emergencies on a hike or camp, several hours’ walk from the nearest road.

When they turn 13, Scouts are all encouraged to attend a two-day first aid course or a three-day course on fire safety. By the time they move to Venture Scouts (age 15-21), they aim for the full 30-hour course. 

It’s a great opportunity – and these skills will all get to be put to good use in the future.