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12.03 Family & Student Update

Dear Parents, Students, Faculty, Families and Staff,

What a fantastic week we just had! Our music students from EC1 – Grade 12 filmed their Winter Fair performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the sneak preview I saw is simply outstanding!! As you can see from the photos below, so many faculty were hard at work making sure our students sounded their best!! I know everyone will love seeing all of our students perform next Friday night during our live streamed event from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. We will share this link again next week, but here it is for your reference:

Livestream Link:

Winter Fair

I’m genuinely overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of our parent community at AIS. So far, we have received over 160 prizes worth over HK$163,000.00 for our Grand Prize Raffle Draw!! Just this week 2 iPhone 13s arrived and more gifts continue to be donated every day.

I wish to sincerely thank our families for modelling our Core Value of Love and for giving so selflessly to our Parent Teacher Association and, in turn, our students! Here are this week’s donations:

Donor Grade Prize
Anonymous Microsoft Xbox Series S
Anonymous iPhone 13 128GB in Starlight
YEUNG Lucas EC1A Muji Vouchers
Anonymous iPhone 13 128GB in Midnight
Anonymous Apple Watch 40mm Space Grey
KOH Anson EC2 Book Vouchers
Anonymous Apple Watch 400mm Silver
Anonymous Airpods
CHAN Lauren, Chloe Lok Yi, Sophie Lok Yin 7, 5, 3 Manning Vouchers
CAI Ming Hin, Ming Hei 11 iPhone 13 Pro

Just a few of our exciting Grand Prizes!!

Raffle Tickets

Just a reminder that raffle tickets were due today, Friday, 3 December.

Time Capsule and 35th Anniversary!

On Thursday, 2 December, 2021, members of the AIS Leadership Team along with select faculty, students, and staff attended the opening ceremony of the AIS Time Capsule. In accordance with current social distancing restrictions, only students and staff who were at the school 10 years ago at the time the capsule was created were invited to attend the opening ceremony at 3:15 pm.

We wish to sincerely thank the following faculty and staff who have dedicated many years of service to the school and were there for the opening celebrations yesterday; including, Mr. George Raybaud, Mr. Wai-Mun Ho, Mr. Henry Su, Mr. Stephen Kelly, Ms. Kosita Chan, Mr. Anson Wong, Ms. Michelle Wong, and Ms. Kitty Lee.

Several students were also able to join the festivities who attended AIS when the Elementary School building officially opened on 2 December 2011. They included, Tsz-Ngo NG, Sharleen Kaur SANDHU,  Nicholas Joe-Ming WONG,  Suman Mayank MISHRA, Nana ICHINOSE, Rui MATAYOSHI, Ankita Mayank MISHRA, Hiu-Yan YUNG, Tsz-Lung WONG,  Ki-Chun TSE, Minyoung KA, Shraya ETHIRAJ, Chenhey CHU, Ming-Hin CAI, Claudia PALLANTI, Palak Utsav GANDHI, Alessio PALLANTI,  Sin-Yeuk TSANG,  Man-Kiu CHU,  Sabhyata JOSHI,  Bhavika RAWAT,  Christopher Jo AVENENTI,  Ming-Hei CAI,  and Anthony Jo AVENENTI.

Principal Wing spoke with Nicholas Wong, Cheney Chu, and Palak Gandhi about their memories of AIS at the time. They each shared a special photo of themselves that we’ll be sure to reveal to you when we publish the footage of this historical event during our upcoming Winter Fair. Stay tuned for that and for the winners of the time capsule guessing contest!!

Apple Plan

Thank you for your positive feedback regarding the new Apple Plan that was recently shared with the AIS community. Thank you as well for the excellent suggestions we received. Today, I am very pleased to let you know that we can now confirm that we are in a position to offer our families and students a special purchase price that extends Apple’s educational discount to all current students and faculty.

Early in the new year, we will provide all members of the AIS community with access to a private purchasing portal where AIS families, students, faculty, and staff will be able to purchase up to two devices per person (one iPad and one Macbook for each unique AIS student email account) through our school’s authorized Apple reseller, SENCO. We will also provide you with device specifications, along with additional information about next year’s rollout. We are letting you know about this upcoming opportunity today, to ensure that you have the opportunity to take advantage of this special pricing in the new year.

On behalf of the AIS Leadership Team, I wish you a wonderful weekend ahead.

My best,

Anita Simpson
Head of School