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Summerbridge is now recruiting Year 12 & 13 students

Calling Year 12 & 13 students!
Looking for a meaningful internship and community service experience next summer?
We are Summerbridge Hong Kong, a nonprofit organi


ation, and we’re recruiting students interested in a unique opportunity to teach and mentor underprivileged youth in Hong Kong! Since 1992, many ESF students have been our Student Teachers and have counted it as one their most impactful internship experiences.

Our model is “Students Teaching Students“, where older students like yourself (16 – 22 years old) teach younger students (13 – 15 years old). As a Student Teacher, you will participate in 7.5 weeks inclusive of teacher training, teaching a subject of your choice to a class of 8 – 10 students, and planning engaging events. You will work with an incredibly diverse and enthusiastic group of Student Teachers from high schools and universities around the world, stretch your creativity, take on leadership roles, and collaboratively create a supportive space of learning!
For more information & how to apply as a Student Teacher:
  • Information leaflet: click here
  • Video of Student Teachers’ experiences: click here
  • Highlights of our 2016 Summer Program: click here
  • Application Form: click here
Please also visit our website ( and email us ( with any questions. This will not be your average summer experience!

Y11 Mock Exam Timetable


Dear Y11 Parents and Students

Year 11 mock exams will take place in mid-December and first week of January. Please find the attached FINAL exam timetable for your reference. It is also downloadable from ISLE and Gateway.
Please note that there are some minor changes on venues and timings.
Please be aware that the exam period is breaking up for Christmas/New Year’s holiday and will resume upon recommencement in January. Year 11 Students should pay special attention that you are ONLY allowed to be away from school on the study leave dates mentioned in the timetable. 
Students with access arrangements  a parent letter with more info will be ready next week for pick up. Please watch out for a separate email.
Should you have any further questions, please contact the Exam Office.
Trudy Lant
Vice Principal
Johnny Wong
Examination and Data Manager


Gateway Information Update for Quest Week 2016

Dear Parents,
Quest Week is fast approaching and the Trip Leaders are in the final process of organising the final details, one of which is the collation of the students medical, dietary and emergency contact details.
Please be aware that this information will be taken directly from the Gateway. For this reason it is essential that the information on your child(ren) is fully up to date and accurate. Please also note that it is of utmost importance to provide two different emergency contacts within Hong Kong.
If your emergency contact details will be different to the information on the Gateway during the Quest Week period then please ensure you email both Sasha James and the trip leader with this information prior to the start of Quest Week.
All updates, if necessary,  must be made by Wednesday 19th October 2016 in order to give sufficient time for the trip leaders to collate this information. Please be reminded that if your child has an allergy to a food type then this information should also be entered into the dietary section as well.
You will also be receiving an E-notice shortly which you will be required to respond to in order to verify that you the information on the Gateway for your child(ren) is up to date and relevant.
Should there be any changes required to the Gateway for your child(ren) after the 19th October regarding medical, dietary or any other relevant information please make certain that myself and the Trip Leader are aware that the Gateway has been updated and with what.
Many thanks in advance for your co-operation.
Kind regards,
Sasha James

Year 7 Camp Info for Parents 2016

Year 7 Humanities Trips Wednesday 21st September and Thursday 29th September

Dear Parents

There are two dates when Year 7 Humanities student will be visiting an outlying Island. The table below shows the teacher, dates and location of your child’s trip.

Wednesday 21st September Thursday 29th September
Mrs Peters’ class – Cheung Chau Mr Benthams’ class – Peng Chau
Mr Williams’ class – Peng Chau Mrs Weathingtons’ class – Cheung Chau
Mr Jays’ class – Cheung Chau Mrs Campbells’ class – Lamma
Mr Sims’ class – Lamma Island Mrs Clarkes’ class – Cheung Chau
Mrs Woods’ class – Cheung Chau

Your child will know who their Humanities teacher is.

The trip is designed to support student learning in investigating historical and geographical change and the tourist attractions of one of Hong Kong’s outlying islands.

On the day of the trip, students should come to school dressed in House colours.  Students will register in their form room as normal and then assemble on the block 5 playground at 8.05 am, where their Humanities teacher will brief them for the day’s activities. We would ask that all students come to school as normal on that day.

A bus will take students down to the ferry pier in Central, where we will take a public ferry to the outlying island. Students should have an Octopus card in order to pay for the ferry. Please ensure that students have at least $50 value on their Octopus cards.  Students will need a packed lunch, at least 1.5 litres of drinking water, a digital camera/smartphone to take pictures, sun cream, a sun hat as well as a raincoat/umbrella (in case of wet weather). Students may want to bring a small amount of spending money to purchase supplementary refreshments.

Students will return to Hong Kong Island by ferry and it is expected that we will return to the Central Ferry pier 4 at 3pm where students will either make their own way home, be picked up by a parent/guardian or return to school by bus arriving back at approximately 3.30pm. Please note that the return to school will be after the school buses have departed.

Trip 21st Sep – Please complete this reply form before the 9th September to indicate where you would like your son/daughter to be dismissed after the trip.

Trip 29th Sep Please complete the parental reply form  before the 9th September to indicate where you would like your son/daughter to be dismissed after the trip.


A copy of this letter will also be email to you.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. Bentham, Head of Humanities, Island School