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Inter-house Swimming Gala

Inter-house Swimming Gala
Thursday 19th January 2017

Dear Parents

Please be advised that all students will be attending the Inter-house Swimming Gala on Thursday 19th January at Victoria Park Indoor Swimming Pool.

This is a compulsory school day and attendance is expected for all students.

All school buses will drop the students off at Victoria Park Swimming Pool. If your child makes their own way to school, they need to be at the swimming pool by 8:00am please. Registers will be taken by form tutors to check attendance.

All students are expected to wear their house coloured PE top/house polo and must remain in the spectator stand to support their house.

Competitors are welcome to wear their own swimsuits; they do not need to wear the Island school swimmers.  However, board shorts are not allowed!

The program of events has been published on the school bulletin with approximate timings of the events.  If parents would like to come along and support you are more than welcome.

The gala will finish at approximately 12:30 and students will be released from Victoria Park.  There will be buses to Pier #3 and Admiralty MTR leaving as soon as the gala finishes.  Tin Hau MTR station is a very short walk from the swimming pool.

If you have any questions please email Mr Pennel at


Kind regards

Mr Pennel
Head of Department
Physical Education

Island School – IGCSE-GCSE Subject List 2018

Dear Parents

Please find the attached IGCSE/GCSE subject list for your reference. This information is designated to students sitting in summer 2018. 

For any further information please contact the Exam office.

Johnny Wong

Examination and Data Manager

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!

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