|The Hon. Allen Lee CBE |
JP, AIS Director
In his welcoming speech, our Head of School, Mr. Cameron Fox talked about the enduring legacy of the school’s founder, Dr. Thomas Liang, and paid tribute to his vision for the school. Other guest speakers included Board Member the Hon. Allen P.F. Lee, and Bishop of Hong Kong, the Most Reverend John Tong. Recent alumni, as well as students who attended the original California International School also took to the stage to share their memories of the school. Special awards were given to high school mathematics teacher Mr. Georges Raybaud, and Mr. So Kan Wing the school bus operator, who both joined the school when it first opened in 1986.
To recognize the significance of this milestone in its history, the school also announced the establishment of the AIS Education Foundation, which would raise money to support educational advancement both within American International School and across the wider community. A charitable silent auction was held for the foundation with donated items including an evening gown from fashion designer and alum, Mr. Dorian Ho (Class of ’89), fine collectible wine from Mr. Roland Lo, (Class of ’97) and original student paintings contributed by current elementary students Stephy Tsou (EC2), Johan Chua (Gr2) and Megan Ngai (Gr4).
A special performance by Yale University’s Society of Orpheus & Bacchus, a twenty-piece male a cappella group, including their own interpretation of the AIS school song, added a unique twist and fitting finale to the evening’s entertainment.
As we embrace Dr. Liang, our founder’s original vision and dream for the school during our 25th anniversary celebration, we are looking forward to our next 25 years to be as profound and significant as those we are celebrating today.
Click here to view our 25th Anniversary Commemorative Program.