Issue No. 15 (8 December 2017)

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




8 Dec 2017

School Uniform Changes (footwear)

Dear Students,

We recognize that some students prefer to wear trainers (running shoes) with their uniform.  Traditionally, this has gone against our school uniform policy, but because of the power of student voice at South Island School, led by your Student Council, we have compromised on the footwear regulations.  We want you to be smart and to be proud of your uniform but we also recognize that you want to be comfortable and to be active during break times. As a result, we have added ALL BLACK TRAINERS only to the school uniform.  We insist that these are ALL BLACK shoes and this is where we need you to compromise and cooperate.

Please see some guiding photos below:

Dear Parents,

We are pleased that we have been able to listen to students and work out a compromise but we need your support to ensure that your children follow the uniform policy and do not wear inappropriate footwear. Of course students may still come in black polishable shoes as well. Our only intention is to make sure that SIS students look smart and presentable.

As usual the PE trainers can be of any colour.  Thank you in advance of your support!

8 Dec 2017

Bronze Expedition (1-2nd December)

We were fortunate to have truly wonderful weather for the big training expedition in Sai Kung last week-end.

5 Groups were on the outward bound camp while 8 groups were with SIS staff. In total we had 82 students 20 staff and 3 Gold helpers out. Most of the students had a terrific attitude and learned a lot as well as greatly enjoying the experience. As well as the big hike on the Saturday there was a night exercise. Students are now almost ready for their assessment expedition in February.




8 Dec 2017

HKAYP SIS Gold Exploration Evening (7th December)

Last night the 10 students who attended the Gold Exploration to Sichuan, China gave their presentations to their parents, friends, staff and distinguished guests. This was also attended by some Bronze and silver students. The students presented on the effects of altitude on physiology as well as perceptions on different aspects of the journey. It was a really wonderful evening reliving and sharing the rich experiences on the trip and we look forward to these 10 students completing their Gold Award in the future.

8 Dec 2017

HKAYP Gold Award Presentation

On Monday 4th December, Dorian Lam and Marin Minamaya, both SIS alumni were recognised by Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong, for achieving their HKAYP Gold Award. The ceremony took place at Government House and was attended by Mr Morris and Mrs Cowland. Around 60 young people achieved the Gold award this year, so having two of our own is impressive. Unfortunately Marin was travelling but we are looking forward to presenting her with the award when she visits SIS next Thursday to talk to our Year 10 students. 

In addition to this, we congratulate Katie Lipton who’s Gold Award application has just been approved.

4 Dec 2017

Congratulations to Hong Liang EE!

Hong Liang (from 7S2) participated in the Hong Kong Junior Chess Championship 2017 at the weekend. After 7 rounds, he achieved the 4th runner-up position within his age group (U11).

We are very impressed with Hong Liang’s efforts and his accomplishments!

-Family Bauhinia