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03.05 Family & Student Update

Dear Parents, Students and Families,

It is hard to believe that we have now finished the first week of March and are soon to begin our third trimester at AIS.

AIS Pride

I am very proud to announce that Yusia Xiao, a Grade 12 Senior, has won the Honorable Mention Award in the Art category in the 2020 Ocean Awareness Contest, a global arts competition sponsored by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. The program is designed to engage young people by creatively raising awareness of environmental issues that are impacting our planet. This significant achievement showcases our students’ ability to embody our Global Citizen and Well-Rounded Individual Expected Schoolwide Learning Results or ESLRs.

Yusia, who was selected from approximately 5,300 participants from around the world, received a cash award, and her work will be featured in Bow Seat’s international Ocean Advocacy Art Gallery and social media channels. You can view Yusia’s award-winning piece and read her reflection, “Hope in a Digital Agehere!

Charitable Free Dress Day: Moonlight Foundation Nepal School

Over the years, AIS has developed strong relationships with a number of community service projects. As a school we have helped children in rural areas of South Africa, Tanzania in East Africa, China, and India. Normally, during our adventure week trips, AIS students are able to experience the reality of other people’s lives around the world and to help make a difference in the quality of those lives through our giving program.

This year, AIS will continue to support the Moonlight Foundation Nepal School, despite not being able to visit in person. This important NGO provides free and quality education for very poor children outside of Kathmandu in an impoverished community. We are aligning this Charitable Free Dress Day with Middle School’s Literacy Week! To participate, please have your child dress in RED as a way of signifying that we want to help other less fortunate children be WELL-READ (RED).

For more information, please visit All monies raised through this Charitable Free Dress Day will allow the school to purchase much needed supplies and resources. For the privilege of dressing casually for the day, students and teachers are asked to donate HK$20.00.

Please help us do our part as Global Citizens by modelling two of our school’s founding Core Values – Justice and Love – for our students and community. Students can participate according to the schedule below.

Friday, 12 March EC1, EC2, G1J, Middle School, and High School
Monday, 15 March Elementary School

Thank you for your support. Together, we make a difference.

AIS Share the Love

My sincere thanks to our parent community for their ongoing kindness. This week, some very lucky faculty received roses. These incredibly thoughtful gestures speak volumes about the people in our school community and how lucky we are to have them in our midst. These faculty smiles say it all.

Return to Hong Kong Travel Scheme

A quick reminder that all Hong Kong residents who fulfil the requirements outlined in sections 12 and 12A of the new Return2hk Travel Scheme regulation are to be exempt from the 14-day compulsory quarantine requirement when returning to Hong Kong. Follow the link above to learn more.

We continue to send our best to you and yours.

My best,

Anita Simpson
Head of School