Issue No. 14 (1 December 2017)

30 Nov 2017

New Hoodie

Our Student Council have been helping us improve some of our items of uniform. One of these has been the replacement of the fleece by a hoodie. The hoodie needed to be warm and durable as well as desirable to wear. It has been kept the same colour green but with some new markings. All our uniform now has the ESF logo as well as the SIS logo. Students now have the option of wearing the lighter weight SIS blue hoodie, or the new green hoodie. Students are still able to wear their fleece or the school jumper. The old fleece will slowly disappear and will not now be sold in The Shop.

Students are being asked not to wear any other form of jumper to school. We realise there are lots of sweaters made for all our different events but these should not be worn to school and do not constitute the correct school uniform. Only clothing bought in The Shop is recognised as school uniform.


We would welcome parental support with ensuring students do come to school correctly dressed.


30 Nov 2017

Many thanks for contributing to the warm clothing collection!

Many thanks to all families who generously donated warm clothing for the SIS Winter clothing collection for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh last week. The clothes were collected and put together with the rest of the UNICEF co-ordinated collection ready to ship this week. Please see below some photos of our SIS collection – and the clothes gathered by ESF schools. Thank you for making a difference to those who really need these clothes!

Fran Crouch (sIS Making a Difference co-ordinator)

1 Dec 2017

Year 9 Visit The Hong Kong Wetland Park

As part of their study on the importance of Wetlands all year 9 students visited the HK Wetland park which is situated in the north west corner of the New Territories. The winter visitors (birds) had arrived and were easily visible through the telescopes in the various hides. Students were given talks by teachers and researched a variety of related topics as well as thinking of the Human impact on the wetlands.


1 Dec 2017

Message from PTA Chair

Dear SIS Community,

Appreciated for all your support, commitment and teamwork. What a wonderful night on last Friday at NIGHTFEST – 40th FEST. You may all agree with me we are a very blessed school community indeed!

Thank you so much for those who stepped up and took on various tasks for this PTA annual fund raising event. Also thank you for those who have attended the event with your friends and families.

On Nov 28, PTA held a coffee morning focused on “How To Support Your Child Through The Senior School And Beyond”. There was a great turn out with approximately 80 attendees. The audience gained extremely useful information through the talk and were actively responding at the Q&A session. Thank you to Ms. L. Sharman, Ms. B. Chan and Mr. A. Cowling from Higher Education and Career Department for their professional advice to the parents.

I look forward to seeing you around in other PTA events. Have a nice weekend!

Kind regards,
Karla Lee
PTA Chair

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

12 Dec 2017

Senior School Dress Differently Week 11-15th December

We are looking forward to a fun-filled final week of term as our senior students take part in Dress Differently Week to raise funds for Operation Santa Claus (OSC 17).

Here are the Themes the students have chosen for Dress Differently Week:


11th December


 Come in your sleep attire. Dressing gowns and cuddly toys included


12th December

Meme Appreciation

(e.g. Leonardo DiCaprio, Cash me Ousside, Bill, Salt Bae, Science Meme, Success Kid etc.)


13th December


(e.g. Cinderella, Superman, Mickey Mouse, Yuri, Tom and Jerry, Dora etc.)


14th December


(e.g. Nerd, Mean Girl, Popular Child, Emo, Bowl of Kim Chi etc.)


15th December

Christmas Theme:

(e.g. Santa, elves, reindeers, angels, snowmen, Christmas trees, etc.)

OSC 2017 Beneficiaries

Children and Youth