Island School PTA Newsletter

December 2015

Message from the Co-Chairs

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the PTA committee, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful holiday period

and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016!

The children have added significantly to their academic

knowledge & skill sets over the past year. Many year groups have experienced their first Mock Exams, internal assessments as well as SAT’s.

Our Year 13’s are almost through with the university application process

and have started hearing back from universities. We wish them

and their families all the very best!

Please email us if you would like to help out or get involved in the

various PTA initiatives in the New Year.

Our wonderful Volunteers Committee is looking forward to hearing from you.


SONALI LAUL & CHRISTINE BRENDLE

ISPTA Co-Chairs

SAVE THE DATE!

  • DECEMBER 18th (Friday) Last day of term 1
  • DECEMBER 16th - JANUARY 6th Open booking system for Y10 Teacher/Parent/Student Consultations on February 2nd
  • DECEMBER 21st - JANUARY 1st Christmas Break
  • JANUARY 11th (Monday) 5.30-7pm- PTA Committee Meeting

For more information please click here to visit the ISPTA website.

ANNUAL SPRING RAFFLE 2016

Prize Donations Campaign

Ho ho ho! Help us celebrate the spirit of Christmas sharing!

The Donation and Sponsorship Committee of ISPTA is looking for prize donations for our Annual Spring Raffle from the Island School community.
All proceeds are going to the ISPTA and The Nicola Myers & Kenneth McBride Memorial Fund. All for a great cause!

For more information, feel free to contact gini_lo@yahoo.com or sheilaslchan@yahoo.com

Deadline: December 20, 2015


Thank you for your support!

Y8 PARENTS LUNCH

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We had a cozy lunch at The Mango Tree in Causeway Bay on the 11th of December.
It was lovely to meet and compare how the Year 8’s are doing!


With the Options for Entrance and Elements done and Christmas holidays coming up

it was a lively discussion.


We have a WhatsApp group for Y8 and it has proved to be a very effective way of communication. Do drop a line to any one of us parent reps, if you would like

to join. It’s been a pleasure to represent Year 8 and we look forward to meeting more parents at our next event.


Stay tuned for a Round Table and an evening event.


Look out for the invitation.

Cheers


Y8 PARENT REPS

Alefiyah Ebrahim (Sarrah 8E), Katherine Dale (Bahram 8N), Helen Sze (Nicholas 8N)

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It's a good way to be in touch with other parents from your child’s year group and address queries, advices, ideas and help in settling down and being part of the Island School community.


We have 13 WhatsApp groups managed by Parent Representatives of each year group, who help to connect the parent community. These groups are especially useful for parents who are new to Island School.


If you would like to sign up, you can email Angela Wong -angelawyw@hotmail.com or Alefiyah Ebrahim – alefiyah@gmail.com. Please send parents name, child name, phone contact & class.

ISLAND SCHOOL PARENT REPRESENTATIVES 2015 - 2016

PARENT REPRESENTATIVES LIST

Welcome and thank you to all the new parent representatives, who have volunteered to arrange get togethers for the individual year groups.


YEAR 7

Einstein Scarlett Mattoli 90808491 scarlett@psynamo.com

Einstein Parul Sharma 98276491 satishparulsharma@gmail.com

Fleming Kelly Chung 92851314 yanyumom@yahoo.com.hk

Rutherford Mindy Moser 9176 1173 mindyoh@mac.com

Rutherford Heerasha Navalani 92878216 heerasha_navalani@yahoo.com


YEAR 8

Einstein Alefiyah Ebrahim 97534721 alefiyah@gmail.com

Nansen Katherine Dale 9388 6706 kdbaloch@hotmail.com

Nansen Helen Sze 9683 6121 helensze@rocketmail.com

Fleming Alex Chin Hong Siang 62808683 oldbuddy88@yahoo.com.hk

Fleming Brendle Christine 91958019 christinebrendle@gmail.com


YEAR 9

DaVinci Sheila Chan 91981882 sheilaschan@yahoo.com

DaVinci Angela Wong 97680148 angelawyw@hotmail.com

Nansen Annie Byrne 94181174 anniebyrne888@gmail.com

DaVinci Alisha Ma 91021170 alisha@halcyon-counsel.com

Einstein Scarlett Mattoli 90808491 scarlett@psynamo.com


YEAR 10

Volunteers needed (*)


YEAR 11

Einstein Alefiyah Ebrahim 97534721 alefiyah@gmail.com

Einstein Anita Shaikh 9135 7221 anitaintokyo@yahoo.com


YEAR 12

Rutherford Mindy Moser 91761173 Mindyoh@mac.com

Wilberforce Cathy Ziengs 91562222 ziengs@netvigator.com


YEAR 13

DaVinci Sheila Chan 91981882 sheilaschan@yahoo.com

Einstein Susan Finder 9105 6129 susanafinder@gmail.com



(*) We still require parent representatives for year 10.

Please contact Angela Wong (angelawyw@hotmail.com) or Alefiyah Ebrahim (alefiyah@gmail.com) if you would like to volunteer.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PTA MEETING MINUTES

December 7th

    • Jaqueline Archer made a presentation about the 50th anniversary celebrations and requested help with planning. Several PTA members volunteered.
    • The next winter fair will be included in the celebrations. It will be set up like
      a music festival with many alumni bands playing: theme is Through the Decades.
    • Terri Appel presented plans for fundraising, capital and annual fund.
    • Parent reps will be briefed early in the new year about community building
      with the year groups.
    • WhatsApp protocol was discussed. Distribution lists will be updated
      as and when people leave/join IS. Leavers will be connected to the alumni relations office.
    • The student directory is due to be distributed next week.
    • Raffle prizes are looking good: top prize is two business class tickets to Singapore.
    • Volunteers are needed to help with raffle ticket distribution and collection:
      we will recruit volunteers through the WhatsApp groups.
      We need 4 people for 3 hours on the following days: Feb 15-18; March 3-4; March 7-8; March 14-18.
    • Principal’s report: a very busy month – swimming gala, athletics finals, whole school production; concerts; charitable events, etc.
    • Treasury team is studying impact of EDB circular.

School Uniforms

PTA uniform shop opening hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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