Issue No. 3 (1 September 2017)

22 Sep 2017

Upcoming Important Dates (Term 1)


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

21-30 Sep – HKAYP Gold Exploration@Sichuan
25-29 Sep – SIS MaD Week
2-6 Sep – SIS Mid-Term Break
13-14 Oct – HKAYP Broze Training 1 @Pak Sha O
16 Oct – PTA and Parents Evening
17 Oct – Y11 Student Led Consultations
18-19 Oct – Y7 Laptop Inductions
19 Oct – Y10-13 Making Links charity and CAS exhibition
20 Oct – CPD Day (closed to students)
21-22 Oct – HKAYP New Silver Training @Sai Kung Country Park
22 Oct – ESF 50th Anniversary Charity Marathorn
26 Oct – SIS MusicFest
27-29 Oct – SIS 40th Anniversary Alumni Homecoming

To view all events, please visit our “LIVE Calendar’

1 Sep 2017

40th Birthday Celebrations

Dear Students and Parents,

  40th Birthday Celebrations

I hope you are all working hard to get sponsors for your walk on Tuesday! We are hoping everyone will have managed to raise $100 for our Family Academy in Bacolod. I would just like to give you some final details to ensure you have everything you need for the walk.

You will be leaving school at 10.30, just after the whole school party photo. There are some basic things you will need for the walk:

  • Bring in your Sponsor Form and Money in an envelope with your name on it.
  • A hat
  • 1 litre of water in a plastic bottle.
  • A small backpack or bag to carry the water.
  • Sunblock
  • Please check the weather to see if a waterproof jacket or umbrella is necessary.

Please wear:

  • Your House T Shirt (needed for the photo and the walk)
  • Shorts or trousers that will be cool enough to walk in
  • Training shoes or other suitable walking shoes. (No flip flops)

We are having an amazing cake – big enough for the whole school –  which will be iced and decorated on Tuesday morning. Once you have finished your walk, please go up and see it in the Space. We will be cutting it at 1.15 and everyone will get a slice.

The activities the students have planned do not require you to bring your laptop – please leave it at home on Tuesday. Instead, make sure you have a pen or pencil. If you are doing the ‘Hats off to you’ activity then you might have been asked to bring in some decorations for your hat.


Please make sure you know where you are going.

We hope it is going to be a fun day. We have shortened the walk slightly and will now only be walking to Deep Water Bay. The reason for this is the weather, and the effects of the recent typhoons, which have left a lot of debris along sections of the route. We have now walked the suggested route 3 times and feel that given the present temperature, local conditions, and the number of students involved, Deep Water Bay is a more suitable distance.

Our aim is to raise $70 000 for our Family Academy Charity – please help us to make this challenging total! If you do not have a sponsor form, the MaD council students will be round to tutor bases today and Friday with spares – and spares are also available at reception.


Best wishes

Mrs. Chapman
Vice Principal
South Island School

1 Sep 2017

Curriculum Open Day on Tuesday 12th September

We would like to invite you to attend our school

Curriculum Open Day on Tuesday 12th September

This is an opportunity for you to see our school in action and to follow your child’s learning experience for a day. The day will begin with a series of presentations and workshops followed by an opportunity to go into lessons. All parents are invited to attend any part of the day.

More information will follow by email.

We would love to see you!

1 Sep 2017

Annual General Meeting and the Parent Social Evening

We would like to invite all parents to attend our Annual General Meeting and the Parent Social Evening:

Date: 7 September 2017
Time: 6:30 pm  – Annual General Meeting
Time: 7:00 pm – Parent Social Evening (follow after the AGM)
Place: The SPACE, 5th Floor, South Island School, 50 Nam Fung Road, Aberdeen

The Annual General Meeting of the South Island School Parent Teacher Association Limited will held  for the following purposes: –

  1. To receive and consider the audited Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended 30th June 2017
  2. To appoint Auditors 2017-2018, FTW & Partners CPA Limited retired and offer themselves for re-appointment
  3. To elect Committee Members for the year 2017-2018
  4. To transact any other ordinary business of the Company

As a Member of the PTA all parents are invited to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Election of the 2017-2018 PTA Committee will take place and all parents are eligible to vote. 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 Chairman or Hon. Secretary by email or to the PTA Office on/before 1 September 2017 (1600 hours).

Agendas, Reports and Nomination Form are available on the school website (AGM and PTA meetings)

PLEASE JOIN US to find out what we and the school have been doing to support our school to hear from our PTA Chair and from the Principal about achievements and developments at the school.

The Parent Social Evening will follow after the Annual General Meeting. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome ALL parents to school.  This will be a good opportunity for parents to meet the Principal – Graham Silverthorne, to get to know other parents as well as meeting some of the HEADS of House, School Council Members and PTA Committee Members.

If you are attending, please click HERE to register so that we can make the appropriate refreshment arrangements.

As parking spaces are very limited, you are encouraged to take public transport.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you!


1 Sep 2017

Congratulations to Rachael Sung (9K2)

Rachael competed in the recent Asian Youth Indoor Archery Open and Hong Kong Youth Indoor Archery Competition held on July 25-26 and August 20, 2017 respectively.

Overall Rachael won a total of 3 bronze medals in the Girls Grade C Compound Division.  She even broke her personal best score!  Well done Rachael !

1 Sep 2017


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

To mark the 40th Anniversary of South Island School, the theme of this year’s NIGHTFEST will be “40th FEST”. This annual fund raising event is open to our community, their friends and family. This will be the 6th consecutive year we have held the fair.

Invitation is now open for: –

  • Entertainment Audition
  • Commercial Vendors at the Marketplace
  • Event Brochure Advertising

Entertainment Audition

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