20 Dec 2021

The Countdown to Christmas

Doors were decorated and candy canes were delivered as Island School students celebrated Christmas on the week of December 13th to 17th.

Students from all form groups were mobilised in the days counting down to the Christmas holiday. In the ‘Door Decoration Challenge’, Houses competed to create the most festive door. Christmas craft workshops promoted sustainability by upcycling waste. The ‘Find The 12 Elves’ competition saw students hunting teachers dressed as elves for photos at Tai Wai while karaoke concerts were held at Sha Tin Wai. Students and staff also wrote gratitude letters to members in the school community via the Candy Cane Delivery Service and watched live musical performances during lunches.

Alongside these events, the Creative Arts Committee also held an Inter-House Christmas Movie Trailer Competition, where students created homemade parodies of famous Christmas movie trailers. Competition winner Evan Zhang (10W) experimented with: filming, script-writing and editing, creating a trailer for ‘School Alone’, a twist on 1990 Christmas comedy classic ‘Home Alone’. He described the process as “fun and creative”. Watch his trailer below:[Video link here]

The week culminated in an End-of-Term assembly on each campus, where students hollered atop chairs and waved their lights as teachers dressed in Christmas attire performed ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ by Slade – an Island School tradition. 

Natalie Ng (10R), door decorator for her form, said that the ‘The Door Decoration Challenge’ was very relaxing and she communicated with her friends about artistic ideas, which was fun. She was overjoyed when the results were announced, discovering that Rutherford House had won the competition! 

The Culture Team played a pivotal role in organising Christmas events this year. Airi Tachino (11D), Culture Team leader on Tai Wai, remarked, “I was glad to see that everyone played a significant role in bringing Christmas to life at Island School this year.”

Island School wishes you a very Merry Christmas!

This year’s Christmas celebrations were arranged by Island School’s Culture and Creative Arts Teams. 

Written by Yee Ka Lau 10R and Angela Chen 12D, Media Team

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