Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and caregivers

It was tremendously satisfying to see so many Islanders turn out for the school fair last Friday. Our school community shrugged off the threat of poor weather to grasp the opportunity to come together to enjoy each other’s company and celebrate all things Island School.

The fair had something for everyone and the house activity stalls and the sponge the teacher stall were constantly surrounded by large crowds of laughing students.

Those who ventured to the performing space were thrilled by the wonderful entertainment which showcased the talents and achievements of our students.

As usual, the food court was tremendously popular and the delicious cuisine prepared and served by some of our very own Island School families was a fantastic hit with all in attendance.

One of the highlights of the fair was the official opening conducted by ESF CEO Ms. Belinda Greer. The short ceremony included a celebration of the redevelopment journey, the unveiling of the official plaque and also the cutting of a massive commemorative cake. The cake was prepared by Mr. Chris Lord and the IGCSE students and funded by the Island School Alumni.   

The school fair was not only a fun day for everyone involved, but also a fundraising event for our school. The proceeds from the fair will go towards establishing an outdoor classroom in the community garden. The silent auction also raised a very significant amount of funds which will go to the Nicola and Kenneth  Bursaries fund which aids secondary school students who need financial support to continue their education.

We are very grateful to the ISPTA, the student council, and everyone who contributed to the success of the fair, either by organizing, volunteering, donating, or attending. We hope you had a wonderful time at the fair and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

Best wishes,
Mr. Stephen Loggie
Principal, Island School

IS Celebration Back to Borrett Hoodie

If you have ordered a Back-to-Borrett Hoodie it should be on its way! Deliveries will be made in batches so look out for a delivery within the first two weeks of May.

Operations Update


  • April 26th - June 20th: IGCSE Exam Period
  • April 27th - May 19th: IB Exams
  • May 2nd: Y12 Assembly
  • May 3rd: Elements Photography Trip
  • May 4th: Y7 Parent Consultation 2:00PM-6:00PM (School Early Finish) 
  • May 5th: Inter-School Battle of the Books 2023

Sports Fixtures:

  • 2nd May: U12 Boys Volleyball @IS
  • 2nd May: HKSSF C Grade Girls Basketball Playoffs @Sheung Wan Sports Centre 
  • 4th May: U12 Boys Football @Happy Valley
  • 4th May: U12 Girls Volleyball @CDNIS 

Gavin Fausset, Vice Principal Operations

Message from the Middle Phase

Acting with Integrity

A focus with Year 8 students this week has been on acting with integrity. At an assembly on Friday, I explained with this slideshow what we mean by this and how valuable it is as a foundation of our character as individuals and a collective group. These short videos may stimulate your conversations about this topic at home: 

Year 10 English Language iGCSE Examinations

Students and parents have been emailed by Ms. Eves with details of the public examinations taking place on Wednesday 3rd May and Friday 5th May. Students have study leave on the mornings of these exams, with classrooms provided at school for revision, should they wish to use them. Busses are provided on Friday afternoon to support students travelling home after the examinations, with drop offs at Admiralty Station and Pier 3.

Merit Award Winners

Congratulations to all the Merit winners this week.

Mark Jobling, Vice Principal, Middle Phase

Message from the Senior Phase

IB and GCSE Examinations

The first GCSE and IB exams took place this week and our students have made a great start.  When students are coming to campus for exams, they must arrive on campus 30 minutes before the start of the exam and be outside the exam venue 15 minutes before the start of the exam.  All belongings not allowed in the exam venue should be stored in their lockers. 

During study leave, the gym is available for students to use at the times below.

Revision sessions for Year 11 and Year 13 during study leave

Please click here to access the schedule of revision sessions taking place on campus this week.

Year 12 Zoom Parent Information Evening 

Please use the link below to register for the term 3 Year 12 Zoom Parent Information Session at 6 pm on May 11th. During this session, the Senior Phase Team will share information about term 3 including practice examinations, university-predicted grades and Year 12 Tutoring for Learning.

When: May 11, 2023 06:00 PM
Topic: Y12 Parent Information Session
Click here to register in advance for this webinar

HE Events 

Click here for the HE website and to register for HE events

Beth Hall, Vice Principal, Senior Phase.

Monthly Wellbeing

This month's theme is Managing Stress. Highlights include: its definition, stress in a positive way, how does everyone cope differently to stress, tips and strategies and effective stress relief coping ideas.

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MedSoc Newsletter 2nd Edition

The Medics Society Newsletter aims to provides student with the opportunity to learn about different aspects of medicine every term. In our second edition, we explore a variety of rare diseases.

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Science Journal 2023

This year's Science Journal contains articles written by students in every year of the school, from Year 7 to Year 12. The journal has been divided into a Junior Phase publication and a Senior Phase publication. There are fascinating articles from a huge range of Science and technology topics from how memory works, to allergies, homeopathy and the future of the universe! 

The Science Journal Editorial Team 2023 are: Anson Chan 12F, Ginny Park 12W, Hannah Lee 12R, Hannah Wu 12D, Jacque Ho 12W, Kayleigh Wong 12W, Quenie Lam 12R, Ray Yao 12F, Tammi Ip 12R, Tammy Cheung 12E, Varun Suresh 12F.  

Special thanks must also go to Angela Chen 13D for passing on advice from last year's editorial team and helping to organise the early stages of the project.

With the long weekend coming up, this is a perfect opportunity to read some fascinating articles and hopefully you will be inspired to write an article of your own next year!  

Read the journals here
Book Week 2023

Book Week is back and this year its bigger and better than ever. Activities include: library escape room, teacher's workshop, book trivia quiz, literary carnival, second hand book fair, decorate the door, literary character day as well as lots of other fun activities not to be missed. All funds raised this year will be donated to 'Bring me a book'.

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Island Yearbook Pre-Orders 

We are proud to bring you the Islander 2023. This year's edition, celebrating our return to Borrett, is now available to pre-order using the following link.

Please order before Friday 12th May.

Click the image to see photos from the fair - with families enjoying: food, games and amazing live acts. 
Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition 

Four teams represented Island School at the judging phase of the Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition. This competition involved over 250 teams from all schools in Hong Kong, with an exhaustive standard of scientific investigation required to even enter.

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Team Wins at Model United Nations Conferences 

Last week, students: Ava Au Yeung, Chloe Leung, and Cyrus Ng participated in the Security Council, the most advanced committee of Victoria Shanghai Academy Model United Nations (VSAMUN). They fiercely debated and discussed the topics of global arms trafficking and instability in Somalia.

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Y12 BTEC Business trip to Hotel Ovolo

Year 12 BTEC Business students visited Ovolo Southside Hotel at Wong Chuk Hang this week to meet General Manager - Damian Flynn. They had a tour of the hotel and visited different room types, including the Rock Star Suite.

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City Nature Challenge x Biodiversity Week

WANBO is excited to introduce Biodiversity Week. After seeing the enthusiasm that everyone has shared with our inter-house competitions & initiatives. We’ve decided to raise the bar as our school and faces off against the world for the first reiteration of Biodiversity Week here on the Borrett Road Campus! 

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STEM Talks

On 25th April we were joined by four guest speakers that work in the STEM field: Benjamin Chan, Tim Parker, Morgan Pelissier and Professor Wang. The speakers shared their experiences of working in their respective industries and information on how to get into a STEM career. Thank you to everyone that attended.

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Island School Spring Fair

The Island School community - past, present and future came together for a fun evening!

It was a wonderful event with an amazing variety of food, entertainment, fun games and a really big cake!  

A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the first Island School Fair on the new campus. This would not have been possible without the whole community of students, staff and parents coming together. 

Special thanks to the Spring Fair organising committee, our food stall coordinators, parent volunteers, sponsors and site staff.

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