Issue No. 7 (13 October 2017)

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

13 Oct 2017

An invitation to SIS eX – 1.15pm Friday 27th October 2017

Dear Parents,
I write to invite you to join us for what should be an excellent afternoon at our one-off Alumni Homecoming event – SIS eX.
To help us launch our birthday weekend in style, we have a wonderful line-up of alumni speakers to share their stories, TEDx-style, under our theme ‘Full Circle’.
1. Amanda Woodcock ’84, District Court Judge, HK
2. Evelyn Mills ’88, Founder of Marriage Maestros, HK
3. Abdul Abdulwaheed ’93, CEO and Chief of Oral Rehabilitation for Lux Dental, USA
4. Waidehi Gokhale ’93, CEO of Soliya, USA
5. Andrew Gardener ’93, Senior Pastor at The Vine Church, HK
6. Amit Aggarwal ’93, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital, UK
There will also be a ‘Couch Conversation’ session, some entertainment and if time allows, the opportunity for some Q&A. I attach a link here to a short promotional video made by our student Head Team.
The day would not be complete without a visit to our amazing 40th Archive display in the Atrium on the 5th Floor. The room will be packed full of photographs, memorabilia and active media. An enormous amount of love and care has gone into constructing this record of our amazing school – I know the Team that put in the long hours would appreciate a visit. There will also be some engagingly attractive souvenirs to buy, should the mood take you.
If you would kindly RSVP to, it will be helpful to know in advance the numbers attending. There will be Students (Year 12 attending as part of their Career programme), up to 100 alumni and some guests in our audience. It should be a tremendous event.
With very best wishes
Graham Silverthorne 


13 Oct 2017

Box of Hope

Casa House will once again be supporting Box of Hope this year. Box of Hope is an annual charity event aimed at providing useful and educational gifts for underprivileged children who live in Hong Kong and Asia, some of whom may never have received a gift before.  All you have to do is provide some small educational and interesting, useful gifts for a boy or girl and put them in a beautifully wrapped or decorated shoe box. Last year the wonderfully generous SIS community donated just over 200 boxes to Box of Hope, that’s 200 children that we made smile. We would love to exceed that amount this year.  So if you have some empty shoe boxes, save them for this worthwhile cause. Our student designed poster from the Casa MaD team will be published next week with all the details of what, where and when. Information will be shared in tutor time to students and posters will be displayed on the ebulletin and around school.  If you would like to know more about Box of Hope please visit their webpage:

Thank you on behalf of Casa and the SIS MaD Council.

13 Oct 2017

PTA News

SIS PTA Parent Education Evening – 16 October 2017

The PTA is pleased to organise the following evening for all parents at SIS.

If you are interested in attending, please click HERE to register so that the PTA can arrange appropriate refreshment and seating.


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

13 Oct 2017

Congratulations to our Chinese Debating Team!

We won the first round of the Victory Cup Chinese Debating Competition on 9th October. Five members of the team gave outstanding performances. They are Juliana Yue (Y12 N2), Michael Dai (Y10 N2), Isabel Li (Y11 C2), Karen Liu (Y12 K2), Rachel Lin (Y12 B2). Let’s congratulate their brilliance performance.