Issue No. 10 (3 November 2017)

3 Nov 2017

You are invited to vote: Election of a Parent Member of the School Council

You are invited to take part in the voting process. 3 candidates have been nominated to fill a vacancy for a Parent Member on the School Council. 

Your will be receiving the ballot paper in an ESF envelope which lists the 3 candidates who have been nominated. Each of the nominated parents has prepared a brief personal statement which will be enclosed in the envelope. Please note that ballot papers have been issued to students to take home on 2nd November 2017. It will be helpful if you can ask your son/daughter for the ballot papers to make sure they are not overlooked.

To ensure a robust and fair procedure is followed, ballot papers must be returned to the school in the ESF envelope provided. They may be posted (for the attention of the Clerk to School Council, South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong) or placed directly in the ballot box located at the Main Reception. Ballot papers not in the correct ESF envelope or late arriving after the deadline will not be counted.

Each parent, up to a maximum of two per student, may vote but each parent has only one set of votes per school. Two sets of ballot papers and an envelope are provided. Completed ballot papers must be returned to the school by 4.00pm 15th November 2017.

3 Nov 2017

PTA News


Date/Time/Venue: 24th Nov 2017 @17:00-22:00 @South Island School – 50, Nam Fung Road, Aberdeen, HK

Second Hand Books

Donations appeal for Second Hand Book Stall. Make some space on your shelves while helping with our fund raising – Then come along to the Nightfest and browse for more books to fill that space!

You can drop your books outside the PTA office from 13 Nov 2017


International Food Stalls

We still need parents to help plan and organize our International Food Stalls!!

Calling all cultures – Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Southeast Asian, Indian, British, Australian, Dutch, North American, South American – EVERYONE!!!  Please let us know if you are willing to either act as PARENT CONTACT or contribute FOOD on the night.  Please CLICK HERE to sign-up and we will contact you.

Volunteers Sign-Up

Calling Parents and Teachers – We would like to thank parents and teachers who have already signed up – we will contact you nearer to the event date.

We still need MORE volunteers. If you can help before and during the event to man a stall in any of these areas – second handbooks, decorations, liaison with vendors, etc., please CLICK HERE to sign up and we will contact you. Any help would be much appreciated.

Commercial Marketplace Stalls and Advertising Sponsors

If you are interested in having a stall in the Marketplace or/and to place an advertisement in our Event Brochure, please CLICK HERE to download the application form.

Information for the NIGHTFEST are also available on the school website  or you can also email

3 Nov 2017

ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book promotion

To mark ESF’s half-century, we are publishing a commemorative book: ESF The First 50 Years. This volume will chronicle the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It will also celebrate the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

The book will be published in November 2017. Place your online order before 30 October to enjoy 10% off and the very special ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book Jubilee Gift Set!  Order link: (After 30 Oct, the highlighted message can be changed to “Place your online order NOW at”)

3 Nov 2017

Congratulations to SIS’s Fencing Team!

SIS’s Fencing team has made a successful run in this year’s HKSSF. Steven Yang (Y12B1) and Archie Kwan (Y13K1) came third in Boy’s Epee A Grade, Summer Sit (Y8B1) came 2nd for C grade Girl’s Sabre, and Clara Cheung (Y9N2) came 2nd for Girl’s Epee C grade. We are so proud!

3 Nov 2017


Mark your calendars for the 10th of November, 2017, as you are all invited to South Island’s DIWALI NIGHT!

Diwali Night is the Indian Festival of Lights and we are extremely excited to show you some amazing performances to celebrate this wonderful occasion. This year’s theme is ‘An Indian Wedding‘ and we hope that we can all enjoy the rich culture of India together.

The event will include food, photos, and singing and dancing from students of each year group and some of our very lovely teachers.

 We will be serving food from 6 pm in the 5th floor Atrium. Performances will start at 7 pm in the Space and end at 9:30 pm.

 This year food will be catered by Tandoori Nights. The cost of food is included in the prices and these are as follows:

  • $100 for students
  • $130 for adults

 All of the proceeds from tickets will be donated to World Vision India. Diwali Night has supported World Vision for the last three years and we hope to keep up this tradition.

We will be selling tickets in the next two weeks at school and also on the night of the event. You can buy tickets on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, 1st of November
  • Thursday, 2nd of November
  • Tuesday, 7th of November
  • Thursday, 9th of November
  • Friday, 10th of November (The event day!)

 To find out more about World Vision, you can visit There will also be donation boxes on the night if you wish to donate more.

Thank you
Diwali Night Head Team

1 Dec 2017

The Parent Handbook

The South Island School Parent Handbook can now be accessed through both the iSAMS Parent Portal and iParent App. The Parent Handbook is an online manual to provide parents important information about the school, including school procedures and policies. To access the SIS Parent Handbook, please follow the steps in the help sheets attached.


4 Dec 2017

Upcoming Important Dates (Term 1)


A few important dates are listed here for your convenience. This is NOT a complete list.

30 Nov – Y11 Options Presentation to Parents @Space
2 Dec – 24-Hour Race @Peak
6 Dec – ESF 50th Anni Gala Dinner @HKCEC
7 Dec – HKAYP Goal Presentation @Atrium
7 Dec – Y9 Options presentation to Parents
12 Dec – Christmas Concert
15 Dec – Whole School Assembly @Hall
18 Dec-5 Jan – Term 1 Christmas School Holiday

To view all events, please visit our ‘LIVE Calendar