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11.04 Family & Student Update

Dear Parents and Students,

What a wonderful week we just had! Despite the T8, there were many powerful learning experiences that took place. Just this morning, Middle School students heard from Jordan Hatter, a humanitarian and social advocate who speaks to students across Asia about the debilitating repercussions of civil war. Zooming with someone who has directly experienced the civil war in Syria was a powerful learning opportunity and moment for Middle School students, helping them become Global Citizens and Empowered Thinkers, two of our Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRs).

Elementary School students are using their iPads to learn about green screens and about rural and urban environments, while having a lot of fun in the process. I’m confident that all of our students appreciate the work and preparation that goes into making specialized learning opportunities like these available, and I’m grateful to our faculty for making them happen.


My heartfelt thanks goes out to all AIS parents and families who went out of their way to make sure their children had something special to wear for Halloween on our Charitable Free Dress Day this Monday. My sincere gratitude goes out to our amazing faculty as well for putting together many more joyful events for our students and for dressing up themselves! Special thanks to Mr. Post, Mr. Baumgartner, Ms. Morrison, and Mr. Wing and their Divisional Leadership Teams for all of their behind the scenes preparation that made things run so smoothly this week. Congratulations to Dylan in Grade 10 who won the Candy Container Contest with a perfect guess of 62 packages!

Here are just a few of the magnificent costumes that were on display on Monday, 31 October – Halloween!!

Winter Fair

Our first Winter Fair prize donations are starting to arrive! I hope you have seen yesterday’s email from our Director of Admissions and Advancement, Ms. Vicky Lam, who shared the many wonderful gifts we have already received for our Grand Prize Raffle Draw from our generous parent community. She will continue to share them with you every Thursday. Thank you to our PTA Executive and the many volunteers who are busy preparing for the fair!

We are incredibly grateful to all of our families as well for their thoughtful donations for our upcoming Grand Prize Raffle Draw on Friday, 9 December! Thank you for getting us off to a great start! Remember, every little bit counts, and not all gifts need to be sizable. Special thanks for these beauties that came in today – 6 High Performance Star Wars Battle Drones! Some students are definitely going to be very happy this year!!

Donation Instructions:

Simply pass your donation (present) to the Admissions Office next to the front office.  

Cash donations are also welcome, please refer to these bank details: HSBC: 004-461-184533-001

Kindly send your receipt to or afterward.

In Return….

Individual Donors: We will acknowledge all major individual donors with their name (and logo) on Principal’s e-newsletters and Social Media.

Company Donors: If your company would like to make a donation, please send your company’s logo to or We will include your logo on our promotional materials.

Donations valued above HKD5,000 will also be mentioned in our school yearbook!

We appreciate your generosity and are grateful for your commitment to making the Winter Fair special for our students this year!

Winter Fair Artwork

We have such talented students at American International School! I am sure you will agree that the visual art below is a great indication of the number of talented artists in our student body. Many absolutely beautiful works of art were submitted for our Winter Fair Art Contest, and I am delighted to share some of the finalists with you. You will soon see several of these images featured on Winter Fair posters, raffle tickets, game tickets and much more! Thank you to the students who took the time to make our school – and world – more beautiful!

G3 Wai Ki Ailivona POON

G3 Yuantong Teresa ZHANG

G3 Elbe LAM

G3 Xiaoling Sophia YANG

G3 Ching Kiu CHEN

G6 Jiwoo Jade SON

G5 Man Hei Hayley TONG

G6 Xuan Ao Steven LIU

G6 Yi Bella WONG

G6 Tiffany LEUNG

G8 Shi Xin Cindy LANG

G10 Vanessa PAN

G9 Nicholas SU

G8 Kathy CHEN


G9 Huihui JIANG

G10 Maryse Sum Yi CHAN


Congratulations to our Middle School Principal, Mr. Zachary Post, whose podcast about Project-Based Learning (PBL) was recently featured by Kyle Wagner, an expert in the field. I am sure you will enjoy learning more about one of our AIS Essential Practices.

Listen on Spotify: Powering up PBL with Project Intensives 

Listen on Apple: Powering up PBL with Project Intensives

I wish you all a wonderful weekend ahead.

My best,

Anita Simpson
Head of School