25 Nov 2023

Winter Fair 2023

“Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring ting tingling too!” The IS Winter Fair is quickly approaching and the ISPTA and student leader elves have been hard at work behind the scenes already making their lists and checking them twice. We are so excited to have everyone join in the merriment on 1 December from 4.00 – 8.30 p.m.

There will be a free shuttle bus service, details to follow in the days ahead (kindly be reminded that there are NO PARKING spaces allocated for Fair attendees. In addition to the bus service offered by Island School, the #9 mini-bus is available, originating at the Exchange Square bus depot.)

The proceeds from the Winter Fair will be dedicated to enhancing the LG03 playground space as a purposeful space for play, lunch and games. To continue ISPTA’s commitment to charity, the proceeds from the Christmas Market will be donated to the Island School’s  N & K Bursaries to support disadvantaged Hong Kong secondary school students. 

There are many ways in which you can contribute to the success of our Winter Fair:

  • Be a volunteer
    We warmly invite parents to extend their support at the various games and food hall stalls. Many hands are still needed and we are looking for volunteers across all areas with various time slots, usually just an hour in length. VOLUNTEER HERE 
  • Share your baking skills
    A beloved part of the International Food Hall is our baked goods stall, the Bakers’ Corner. We would be grateful to receive any and all sweet treats that you can whip up at home and share with our community. The sweeter, the better!  BAKED TREATS FORM. 
  • Tickle your taste buds at our international food hall
    Thanks to the cooking mamas and papas, we have an amazing choice of cuisines including Chinese, Japanese, Korean & Southeast Asian. There’s also the Baker’s Corner, Curry Corner, Italian & Hungarian selection, HK snacks, and the crowd favourite BBQ Burgers. Popcorn, cotton candy, coffee and a selection of drinks will be offered in collaboration with APC. And let’s not forget our fabulous students selling hot chocolate to tickle our taste buds.  Come hungry, leave satisfied! 
  • Help us be Green and BYO!
    The Winter Fair continues Island School’s commitment to the environment and  aspires to be our greenest school fair ever!  Support the cause by BYO food containers, water bottles and even cutlery, or use our reusable plates, cutlery & cups available at the food hall. How close can we get to zero-waste?
  • Building upon our commitment to the environment
    A significant number of Island School students actively run WANBO, a group focused on reducing our impact on the Earth. These students will be hosting several stalls selling gently used school uniforms as well as second-hand books.  We are still seeking your generous donations of gently used books and uniforms so that our selection can genuinely include something for everyone.  You may drop your donations of uniforms and books in the collection box outside of the ISPTA office (room G03). 
  • Make your list and check it twice.  There’s shopping to be done!
    No Winter Fair would be complete without a merry line-up of Christmas and winter holiday items.  Act fast to get one of the festive “Island School” ornaments brought to you by our friends at The Lion Rock Press.  Bookazine will also be well-represented along with other local favourites offering goodies large and small. 
  • Christmas Wreath Pre-order
    Dive into the festive spirit with a handcrafted Christmas wreath adorning your home. To support the Island School Trust’s Nicola and Kenneth Bursaries, we are offering pre-order service of fresh noble fir Christmas wreaths at special prices at our Winter Fair on 1 Dec 2023. One hundred percent of the sales will be donated to the bursaries to benefit local students who have financial needs in funding their education. Size: 30cm, Material: noble fir with dried plants, Price: $480 (without preserved flowers) & $680 (with preserved flowers), Order date: 1 Dec 2023, Pick-up date : on 7 & 8 Dec 2023, Island School General Office.In addition, proceeds from Christmas Market stalls will also be benefiting Island School Trust’s Nicola and Kenneth bursaries. A big thank you to all our vendors for their support.
  • Exciting entertainment featuring Islander talents
    Island School students will showcase their musical talents in a special performance space on ground floor near the food stalls.  Come support them and their artistic cohorts whose works will be on display in neighbouring classrooms.  The talent at this school is not to be missed!
  • Fun filled games and activities
    Get ready for an evening of fun games and activities hosted by all houses! Collect stamps to claim one of the 1000 prizes, never mind top bragging rights!

We are filled with gratitude for our Winter Fair sponsors Asia Pacific Catering, The Lion Rock Press, Bookazine, Kwoon Chung Motors, Flore Quo, Biltong Chief, Bursts of Creativity852, Candlelia, parent sponsors Kandy Shum, Lai Jihong, Boey Yang & Gloria Chiu as well as to all student, teacher and parent volunteers working on fair preparations.

Island School’s community continues to strengthen and is truly something to be celebrated.  We look forward to celebrating the holidays together, making them all merry and bright. 

See you at the Winter Fair  on Friday, 1st December!

Island School Winter Fair Committee