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04.14 Family & Student Update

Dear Families and Students,

It’s been an exciting first week back on campus after the Spring Break with a lot of energy and excitement bubbling up everywhere. Seeing our students and faculty back on campus is always joyful!

Inclement Weather Dismissal Form

The time of year has now arrived when the weather changes and the rainy season brings frequent showers, typhoons, and other inclement weather.

Although we often get advance notice of typhoons, from the Hong Kong Government, Education Bureau, and My Observatory, there are occasions when weather conditions accelerate very quickly. Red and Black Rain is also somewhat unpredictable and severe storms can develop without warning. To complicate matters further, adverse weather can be quite different from one area of the city to another.

As a result, we would like to plan ahead and proactively enter your dismissal preferences for your student(s) so that when issues of inclement weather arise, we all know what to do in advance. Please complete THIS FORM by Friday, 21 April, and we will ensure that your preferences are recorded in PowerSchool. We will then use this information for dismissal purposes in the case of inclement weather.

Your attention to this important task is greatly appreciated.

Apple Distinguished School Nomination

I am thrilled to announce that this morning I received notification that we have been officially invited to apply for recognition to become an Apple Distinguished School. This achievement was unexpected and is due to all of the hard work our faculty, students, and the Apple Distinguished School Team have done this year to leverage our new learning tools. Their innovation, creativity, and willingness to explore and take risks have created the conditions for this special opportunity, and I want to express my heartfelt thanks for everyone’s ongoing dedication and effort. What’s especially noteworthy is that this invitation is being extended a year earlier than we had anticipated, and that is true testimony to the incredible achievement this represents.

Special thanks go out to Mr. Levent Erdogan our Apple Distinguished School Lead and to Abby Luk and Leighton Chu in Grade 5 who were incredibly powerful presenters on our team! My sincere thanks once again to everyone involved!

H2OPE Centre

Grade 5 students immediately headed off on a field trip to the H2OPE Centre, a Hong Kong Museum situated near the New Territories West Regional Water Supplies Department to learn about the critical role that water plays in sustaining life on this planet. Enjoy these photos of our students on their field trip!

Faculty Announcements

New Middle School | High School Assistant Principal

It is my pleasure to formally announce the appointment of Ms. Meghan Robertson to the position of Middle School | High School Assistant Principal. As many of you know, Ms. Robertson has been a long-serving member of the AIS Faculty and is currently the Dean of Students, the Director of Leadership and Service Learning as well as a High School French and Business Studies Teacher.

We look forward to welcoming her to the AIS Leadership Team in the fall.

New Leadership Assistant

Please join me in welcoming Ms. Floris Lai to the position of Leadership Assistant. Ms. Lai is supporting members of the Senior Leadership Team with a variety of tasks and operations. Floris brings with her seven years of work experience in an educational institute. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Northumbria. In addition to her passion for the job, Floris enjoys immersing herself in different cultures and exploring new experiences.

You can reach her at or by calling the school at 2336 3812.

Parents Make The Difference

The April Parents Make the Difference divisional newsletters and daily learning planners are ready and are linked below for your convenience. Simply click on the images to access your copies. This month, there are some terrific articles on dealing with procrastination, being a role model, developing a sense of humor, and much more. Enjoy!

International School Fair – 15 April!

This weekend we’ll be at the International School Fair at the JW Marriott Hotel in Admiralty from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, 14 April showcasing our wonderful school to prospective parents.

Book Fair!

Next week is our Book Fair, and students are very excited to be able to participate and possibly purchase a new book or two. Be sure to check your Divisional Principal’s newsletter for more details and information about the fair.

Enjoy the weekend ahead, everyone!

My best,

Anita Simpson
Head of School