Thursday, June 26, 2014

Announcing the GSIS Shark Guardian Art Work Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners

1. Marie Schneider, K5A won the 1. Prize
2. Uma Bery, Y7C (absent) 2nd Prize
3. Malina Dumke, K5A 3rd Prize

See you all next school year in the new library in the Middle Building.
Enjoy your holidays.

Senior Library
Picture taken at the Final Assembly in the Sports Hall, 27.6.2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Nicole Constable at the Foreign Correspondents' Club

Club Lunch: Hong Kong's Domestic Helpers and the Politics of International Labor

Feedback from the first anthropology cohort with Ms Hedda Schuurman 

Learning first hand from Nicole Constable (far right) about immigrants in Hong Kong was truly fascinating and a great experience. Her insight towards this has made us open our eyes into treating everyone equally. - Yi Ting Liong. Y12

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IBOB Final 2013/2014- Winning the Gold Medal

Our team did it again. Although the FIS and ICS teams were fast, our Y7 and Y8 students were amazing. Good job, student leaders of Y10.

A heartfelt thank you to Ms Ariel J Conant , reporter of SCMP Young Post for covering the event and celebrating this memorable moment with us. 

IBOB was awesome! Many of the books were really amazing, particularly "Tomorrow, When the War Began" (which I had previously never heard of) and the competitions were really fun too. I can't wait until next year. :)----- Nicola Sharp, Y08C

Hannah Tsang, our competent scorer for this battle.

PS: Thank you so much for organising IBOB this year! The food was terrific and it was a whole lot of fun to participate in. It's definitely a highlight for Year 8 for me. :D

Photos taken by Trevor Wilcox

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Today the Shark Guardian Founders, Liz and Brendon Sing, visited GSIS again!

Liz and Brendon  shared their passion, experience and knowledge about sharks to both the K05 and Y7 students, promoting conservation and raising the awareness that majority (97%) of shark species are not harmful to people. In fact it is vital for us to protect sharks as they are on top of our food chain and ensure the delicate ecosystem of our oceans remains healthy and supportive to mankind.

To learn more please visit Shark Guardian's website.

Liz and Brendon invited our students to take part in designing their new logo and entries for the competition are due on 28 June 2014. For details of the competition, please see here.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Y13 students having fun in the interim library

Only two more months and we will pack up again to move to the final venue.

Y13, this yea's leavers 

Wildlife photographer Jan Latta's presentation

On 17 March 2014 our Y7 students attended Jan Latta's presentation and enjoyed watching her adventures with pandas in China, hugging cheetahs and playing with orangutans and chimpanzees in the forest.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pre-Move Countdown

Thank you to the Subject Heads who have already started (Mr Stefan Kronbach) and completed (Mrs Barbara Müller) weeding!

We are grateful to Mrs Brandt-Dammann, our Principal at GSIS for reminding all Subject Heads to check which outdated books can be weeded before our move to the Middle Building summer 2014.

Here in action:

Dr Friederike Ungefehr

Our two decade old kick-step proves to be ever so useful.

Friday, March 7, 2014

IBOB, and the morning after our sleepover 8.3.2014

Such a pleasure to have witnessed our students competing with three other schools.

Before the countdown, the adrenaline rush very much created an inner fire that kept us warmed up and perspiring, in spite of the chilly night outside the senior library in the lower building.

Y8 Intellectuals; no, not all book lovers are antisocial, on the contrary, we are a thoughtful, fun loving and caring team.

Score sheet:

The enthusiasm and team spirit of our nineteen students plus four staff members kept everyone awake long after the battle.

Thanks to our 'seniors" and team leaders Christine Ra, Alice Gunn, Julius Mayer and Luke Shaw for stepping up and leading our IBOB team.  Nicola Sharp, Sophie Ng and Justin Kui for bidding for your special responsibilities to help us succeed.

More gratitude to Mrs. Catriona Woodrow and Mr. Philip Moore for being library lovers and sacrificing their Friday evening to support our students and library team.

Staying focussed and calm during the battle

Thank you to our Senior Management for your trust and facilitating our sleepover. We learnt a lot and enjoyed the opportunity to expand our skills and knowledge; to take risks and accepting the challenge to battle against British School in Ecuador, American School in Honduras and French International School in Hong Kong.

Merci beaucoup Monsieur Bryant McEntire of French International School.  Your commitment to make your "baby" work and hosting our battle from an island outside Hong Kong is much much appreciated.Our students benefited from your swift and clear guidelines. Honduras and Ecuador, keep up the good work, and as we say in Cantonese: "gar yau" meaning something like "step up and continue to give more speed", your courage to participate from afar makes us all winners.

Morning after sleepover; Mrs. Hirt, the first parent to join our special breakfast and share our happy feeling of achievement.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

IBOB Friendly March 7, 2014

You are cordially invited to an evening of excitement with our students (see below) battling against students from the American School in Honduras, the British School in Ecuador and the host school French International Hong Kong.

You can follow the battle by sending your Skype name so we can add you to our chat room, or, if you want to come in person, we are

Officially meeting for practice at 8 pm
Our friendly starts around 10 pm - 11 pm
Physical Venue : Senior Library, Lower Building 207 at GSIS

Participants signed up for this challenging battle:

Alice Gunn (s) (L)
Arushee Kadam (s)
Christine Ra (s) (L)
Elina Rawat
Hannah Tsang
Isabella Hirt (s)
Jacqueline Wu
Julius Mayer (s) (L)
Justin Kui (s)
Luke Shaw (s) (L)
Neha Beri
Nicola Sharp (s)
Pranali Yoshi
Ruth Scharf-Han
Sanvritti Singh
Sophie Ng (s)
Trevor Chow
Trisha Rai
Valerie Hung (L)

Please RSVP, either by sending me your Skype account or if in person, as there will be some snacks (pizzas).

Phil, Catriona and Ida

P.S. Our Senior students (L), Catriona and I will be hosting a sleepover (s) for the students staying overnight