6 Sep 2019

Welcome to SIS Open Day 2019!

Dear Parents,

We invite you to attend our South Island School Open Day on Friday 13 September 2019. This is a chance for you to see our school in action and explore our students’ learning experiences. It is also an opportunity for you to meet the school leadership team, as well as other staff, students and parents, providing you with the opportunity to ask questions regarding any aspect of school life. We do hope you will be able to join us!

 

TRAVEL:

As parking on the school site is very limited and parking outside designated areas can block our school buses, we respectfully ask you to come to school by taxi, MTR or bus. Click here for details.

 

We have tailored schedules for different parent groups, please refer to the corresponding tables below:

 

SCHEDULE FOR PRIMARY PARENTS:

08:00-08:30 PRIMARY & YEAR 7-9 PARENTS ARRIVE (The Foyer)

Registration in the school Foyer, from where you will be directed to the school Hall.

08:30-09:15 PRESENTATIONS (The Hall)

South Island School philosophy, Guidance and Well-Being, Learning at SIS, Global Citizenship and Values in Action, Before Joining SIS, MYP & Years 7-9 Phase

09:15-10:05 INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS AND TOURS (The Atrium)

Informal discussions with students and staff

Tours of school start

10:05-10:35 REFRESHMENTS AND BREAK (The Atrium)

Students and staff available for further informal discussions

10:35 onwards TOURS AND LESSON VISITS (The School)

Tours of school continue

12:00 onwards LUNCH (The Refectory)

Lunch is available in the Refectory if you wish, prior to departure by 12:30

 

SCHEDULE FOR PROSPECTIVE AND CURRENT YEARS 7-9 PARENTS:

08:00-08:30 PRIMARY & YEARS 7-9 PARENTS ARRIVE (The Foyer)

Registration in the school Foyer, from where you will be directed to the school Hall.

08:30-09:15 YEARS 7-9 PRESENTATIONS (The Hall)

South Island School philosophy, Guidance and Well-Being, Learning at SIS, Global Citizenship and Values in Action, MYP & Years 7-9 Phase

09:15-10:05 INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS, TOURS & LESSON VISITS (The Atrium)

Informal discussions with students and staff

Tours of school start. Years 7-9 parents may also visit lessons without a tour if they choose

10:05-10:35 REFRESHMENTS AND BREAK (The Atrium)

Students and staff available for further informal discussions

 

10:35 onwards

OPTION 1 OPTION 2
TOURS AND LESSON VISITS (The School)

Tours and lesson visits continue

YEARS 10-13 PRESENTATIONS (The Hall)

A chance to look ahead to Years 10-13

12:00 onwards LUNCH (The Refectory)

Lunch is available in the Refectory if you wish, prior to departure by 12:30

 

SCHEDULE FOR YEARS 10-13 PARENTS:

08:30-09:00 YEARS 10-13 PARENTS ARRIVE (The Refectory)

Registration in The Refectory, from where you will be directed onwards.

Please do not arrive before 08:30, as we will be very busy with arriving Years 6-9 parents!

 

Until 10:05

OPTION 1 OPTION 2
GUIDED TOUR

A guided tour of the school for prospective parents. Also available for any current parents who request this.

LESSON VISITS

Only for current parents: The opportunity to visit lessons of your choice without a tour.

10:05-10:35 REFRESHMENTS AND BREAK (The Atrium)

Students and staff available for further informal discussions

10:35-11:15 PRESENTATIONS (The Hall)

South Island School philosophy and headlines, IGCSE & Years 10-11 Phase, IBDP/IBCP & Years 12-13 Phase, Beyond SIS

11:15 onwards INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS, TOURS AND LESSON VISITS (The Atrium)

Informal discussions with students and staff

Tours and Lesson Visits continue

12:00 onwards LUNCH (The Refectory)

Lunch is available in the Refectory if you wish, prior to departure by 12:30

 

TOURS AND LESSON VISITS:

During these times, you will have the opportunity to pop into classrooms for a ‘taste’ of what the lesson is like. It is definitely not expected that you will stay long in any single classroom, as we want you to have the opportunity to visit as many areas of the school as possible, and view our excellent facilities. We would ask that you refrain from any videoing of lessons as this contravenes student privacy.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION:

To give us an idea of numbers, and to speed up the arrivals process, please pre-register here. Please note the deadline for pre-registration of 12 noon on Monday 9 September.

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Tom Vignoles
Principal, South Island School