Issue No. 6 (22 September 2017)

22 Sep 2017

Y10/11 Assessment calendars

Please be reminded that assessment calendars are available for Year 10 and 11 students and parents to access on the vle and SIS website. These calendars are ‘live’ and updated regularly by Heads of department and subject leaders and contain information about upcoming assessments and coursework deadlines for GCSE students. For further information, contact your child’s teacher.

The assessment calendars can be found at the SIS website at the ‘Middle Years curriculum’ tab at

There is also a link for the assessment calendars at the top of the vle Homepage – see screenshot below:

22 Sep 2017

ASDAN – Traffic Survey

As part of their work on ‘The Environment’, the ASDAN Bronze & Silver Award students conducted a traffic survey at The Peak this week.

Students have been developing an understanding of their local environment including potential issues that may cause damage and air polluti on and traffic is always a hot topic in Hong Kong! Ben Lim (Y11) said ‘I was surprised there was non-stop traffic sometimes’.

Prior to the trip we investigated ways in which traffic may be damaging the environment and people’s health. The next step is to fo cus on possible solutions. The students hope that people in Hong Kong, including themselves,  will become even more aware of air pollution in order to develop new habits for a cleaner and safer environment.

Ian Meekcoms
Head of LSC, IN Department

22 Sep 2017

Congratulations to Haruka Kawazoe (Y12 C1)!

Congratulations to Haruka who was chosen to represent Hong Kong to participate in the Fina World Championships in Budapest, Hungary during the summer. She competed against Olympians from 2016 and even had the opportunity to meet some of her favourite swimmers! She will be returning to Budapest next year to compete in the Fina Youth World Championships.
Just recently Haruka won 4 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medals from competing in the figure, solo, duet, duet technical, and free team events at the Panasonic Asia Championship held in HK. Before this competition, Haruka was competing in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from14-17 September at the 9th Asian Age Group Championships.
22 Sep 2017

PTA News

PTA Shop and PTA Office

PTA Shop will be open during MaD WEEK (25 – 29 September 2017)
Opening Hours: 9:30a.m – 1:15p.m

The PTA Shop and PTA Office will be closed during mid-term break from 2 to 6 October 2017 (both dates inclusive).

MaD Week  – School Bus Schedule

Morning (AM):
Monday, Wednesday to Friday: Schedule same as normal school days
Tuesday: Pick up time is same as Monday’s schedule (NO Tuesday morning activities bus)

After School (PM):
Monday to Thursday: Departure time same as normal school days.
Friday: Departure time same as Monday’s schedule (i.e. bus leaves at 3:30 pm – NO SCHOOL BUS departure for 1:20 pm)

There will be NO After-School Activities bus (Mon – Fri) for 25 Sep – 29 Sep 2017.

SCMP Subscription 2017-2018

The South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is offering students at the school a Reading Programme Packages starting 16 Oct 2017. If you are interested to subscribe or need more information about this package, please go to the school website Communications >> Parent Teacher Association Ltd >> PTA Events (SCMP Subscription) 

Please CLICK HERE to download the subscription form

Subscription deadline is 22 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.

You can help us by signing-up for the followings : –

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
We need volunteers to help before and during the event to look after a stall. If you are able to help in any of these areas – second hand books, 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


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’