9 Dec 2021

Teams Come Together for Topping Out

The Borrett Road campus redevelopment celebrated a key milestone yesterday, 8 December 2021, at the Topping Out ceremony – acknowledging the projects’ important partnerships.

The event was attended by those who are committed to the redevelopments’ success including: Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, JP, Secretary for Education, Belinda Greer, ESF CEO and the ESF senior management team plus ESF board members, past and present. Also in attendance were key project team members – who are delivering the world-class campus, and staff, parents and students from Island School.

Michael Lok, Belinda Greer, Mr Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, JP, Secretary for Education and Stephen Loggie

Belinda Greer talked about how the redevelopment was made possible and the journey the school has been on – from its first home, the Old British Military Hospital to, 20 Borrett Road, to Sha Tin and back again. She said, “We’re going to bring the spirit of Island School from Sha Tin back to Borrett Road. I think this is such a great day because it marks not just a milestone in the journey of Island School but we are closer to bringing Island School home to where it belongs on Borrett Road.”
“I want to finish the same way I started by saying we stand on the shoulders of giants. This has happened because of a lot of work from people in the background.” And she formally thanked all the ESF partners who have been instrumental in keeping the project on track.
Principal Stephen Loggie also talked about the dedication of the redevelopment’s leadership. He said, “The Island School community is very, very aware that this project would not have got off the ground without the dedication, the leadership and the foresight of many of the people who are here in this group, and our school community realizes that we will owe you a debt in time and memorial.”

The speeches were closed by May

Maya, Belinda, Andy

a Hong, 10E, and Andy Chan, 10E, who talked about theirs and their peers’ excitement about the new campus and their school experiences. Maya said, “I know this will be a great transformation. When the new campus is complete, students from all year groups will be able to work together on community projects, element classes, House events, and much more.”