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Please contact us on pta@online.island.edu.hk

16 Mar 2017

Careers Fair 2017 – Career Representatives Welcomed

Date and time: 8:10am – 11am 1 June 2017 (Thursday),
Location: Island School, 20 Borret Road,  Mid Level, Hong Kong

The programme for Career Booth Representatives will be as follows:
8-8:30am arrival and set up in School Hall
8:30am – 10:50am   Career Representatives having conversations with students at the booths
10:50-11am closing and pack up.

This Higher Education and PTA event aims to give students the chance to explore the varied and interesting world of work.
We hope that students will learn how to communicate with professionals and it will help them with academic decisions.    In previous years we have had career representatives from a range of occupations and this year we hope to offer more varied careers to reflect the job market trends.

Around 350 students mainly from Years 8-10 take part in the event, other year groups are welcome to join.  Examples of the questions students might ask are:

Choosing Job questions:

  1. Why did you choose this job/career/occupation?
  2. Did you have many other jobs before you began the job you have now?
  3. Did you know what you wanted to do when you were our age?

Skills and Experience questions:

  1. What is the academic qualification required for this job? (degree, professional certification etc)
  2. Does your job require special aptitudes, skills or talents? What are they?
  3. Do you find that your job field changes often?  How do you update your knowledge and skills?

Click here to see some pictures from the 2016 Career Fair.

We need your help to recruit career professionals for the event.   Yourself, family members, friends, alumni are all welcome.    Please contact Angela (Angelawywu@gmail.com 97680148 or Swanpa (ajswsi@yahoo.com) for details.

 

Run down for the entire event
Time Session
8:00am – 8:30am 8am students are brought to LDS/BKstge by tutors
8:10am – 8:35am Keynote Presentation(Backstage or Lower Drama Studio) Kick off for Career event

COO Marriott International Group

8:40am – 9:05am Career talks   

(GPA -Block 6)

 

9:15am – 9:40am
9:50am – 10:15am
8:10am-10:50am Career conversation with students

(School Hall)

Career Booths (up to 40)

 

Careers represented at the fair last year

Accounting;  Airline Pilot and Cabin Crew; Architecture; Barrister (Law),  Banking and Finance;

Business Consultants; Business Regulatory; Computer Software Development;

Chef & Hospitality Management; Engineer & Construction Management; Digital and Social Media;

Design interior and Graphic;  E-Commerce, Marketing – Communications, Event Management; Entertainment & Media,   Entrepreneur; Fine Arts and Art dealing;  Game Designer;

Healthcare – Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Physiotherapy;  Journalism; Insurance;  Nutritionist; Pharmaceuticals; Photographer;  Police;  Robotic and toy design; Sport – Performance & coach; Vet

8 Mar 2017

A Parent Information Session: Understanding Our Teenagers, session 4

Understanding our teenagers, session 4
Use and abuse of technology, parenting strategies to manage the relationship with technology

A Parent Information Session

Speaker: Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Clinical Psychologist
Date: Wednesday 29th March 2017
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Place: Hall, Island School

What you should know
Parenting in the 21st century has unique challenges.
Teenagers are constantly distracted by the need to keep updated with social media; how many likes and what comments are on their posts. Many feel that they need to respond to others immediately, and can read into the ways in which others respond with negative thoughts.
Multi-tasking whilst online is common throughout the day.
Online gaming is common for many young people
Understanding the use and abuse of technology is a challenge for many parents

Why you should attend
At school, we believe in taking a proactive approach to positive wellbeing. We raise awareness, reach out and support, and try to give our students strategies to help them to be resilient in the face of personal challenge.
Dr Quratulain Zaidi’s workshop will start to discuss how to help students overcome these obstacles, by developing their sense of responsibility, perseverance, self esteem and self-regulation. There will be a 40 minute presentation followed by a questions and answer session.
Please join us on Wednesday 29th March

To confirm attendance, email: rsvp@online.island.edu.hk
Jenny Hodson (Vice Principal)
Matthew Rappel (Vice Principal)
Shirralee Sisson (School Counsellor)

6 Mar 2017

Sponsorship for the 50th Anniversary events

In support of the 50th Gala events, we are seeking sponsorship from individuals and/or corporations to cover costs of the event operations such as printing, promotions, food and beverage and decorations.  In return, you will receive key brand placement, marketing opportunities and targeted promotions through the backdrops, information tables and printed materials associated with these events.  You will also receive acknowledgement as a sponsor partner on the school’s website.

For ​more information on ​sponsorships, please contact
Jacqueline Archer at Jacqueline.archer@online.island.edu.hk or 2230 4716/6972 0443.

For further information about the school’s charities, please go to the Island School website or follow this link http://island.edu.hk/island-giving/.

Any profits made from the 50th Anniversary events, will go to the Island School Trust Fund and the Nicola Myers & Kenneth McBride Memorial.

24 Feb 2017

Year 13 Coffee Morning, 8 March 2017

Dear Parents

The Year 13 Coffee Morning will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 2/F Function Room, Bishop Lei International House, 4 Robinson Road, Midlevels from 08.30am until approximately 10.30am.

Matt Rappel, Kevin Lester and a representative from the HE Department will speak about issues which involve this year group.  There will also be an opportunity for questions.  We encourage as many parents as possible to attend.

In order to get an estimate of attendance figures, please e-mail the PTA Manager, pta@online.island.edu.hk should you wish to attend.  No regrets are necessary, however should you suddenly find yourself able to attend, please come along as you will be most welcome.

Please note that a fee of $50 is charged for refreshments, payable on the day.

There is no parking at Bishop Lei International House, taxis can drop immediately outside the hotel or directly opposite at Regal Crest, 9 Robinson Road.

Should you have any queries please contact the PTA Manager at the above e-mail address.

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th.

Kind regards

ISPTA Committeel
10 Feb 2017

A Parent Information Session: Understanding our teenagers. Mindful parenting

Understanding our teenagers. Mindful parenting

 A Parent Information Session

 

Speaker: Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Clinical Psychologist

Date: Monday 20th February 2017

Time: 6.30-7.30pm

Place: Lower Drama Studio, Island School

 

What you should know

Parenting in the 21st century has unique challenges.

How do we assist our children to stay calm and focussed, giving them a stable emotional platform from which to face and solve problems.

 

Why you should attend

At school, we believe in taking a proactive approach to positive well being. We raise awareness, reach out and support, and try to give our students strategies to help them to be resilient in the face of personal challenge.

Dr Quratulain Zaidi, Mindful Parenting Workshop will start to discuss how to help students overcome these obstacles, by developing their sense of responsibility, perseverance, self esteem and self-regulation. There will be a 40 minutes presentation following by questions and answers session.

 

Please join us on Monday 20th February

To confirm attendance, email to: rsvp@online.island.edu.hk

 

For enquiries:

Matthew Rappel (Vice Principal) [matthew.rappel@online.island.edu.hk]

Shirralee Sisson (School Counsellor) [shirralee.sisson@online.island.edu.hk]

10 Feb 2017

Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Island School Parent Teacher Association Limited (ISPTAL)

Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Island School Parent Teacher Association Limited (ISPTAL) on Monday 13th February 2017 at 5.30p.m. in the Library at Island School to elect a Chairman.  Nomination forms are available from pta@online.island.edu.hk.  Completed nomination forms to be received at the PTA Office no later than 5pm on Friday 10th February 2017.

Following the election the PTA will hold its regular monthly committee meeting.  We warmly invite all parents, especially our regular volunteers, to join us for refreshments after the meeting.  Please contact pta@online.island.edu.hk to confirm your attendance.

ISPTA Committee

10 Feb 2017

Year 10 Coffee Morning

Dear Parents

The Year 10 Coffee Morning will be held on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 2/F Function Room, Bishop Lei International House, 4 Robinson Road, Midlevels from 08.30am until approximately 10.30am.

Trudy Lant and Philipa Peters will speak about revision for the upcoming exams, important decisions on next Options and the way forward in Year 11.  There will also be an opportunity for questions.  We encourage as many parents as possible to attend.

In order to get an estimate of attendance figures, please e-mail the PTA Manager,pta@online.island.edu.hk should you wish to attend.  No regrets are necessary, however should you suddenly find yourself able to attend, please come along as you will be most welcome.

Please note that a fee of $50 is charged for refreshments, payable on the day.

There is no parking at Bishop Lei International House, taxis can drop immediately outside the hotel or directly opposite at Regal Crest, 9 Robinson Road.

Should you have any queries please contact the PTA Manager at the above e-mail address.

We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

Kind regards

ISPTA Committee

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