18 Feb 2022

Women’s Week event, 14 – 18 March

Organised by the Girls Rising and Social Action Teams, Women’s Week will take place on the week of 7 to 11 March. With various events happening online, we want YOU to be a part of this.

House Name Changes

Our House names will be changed temporarily once again, this time for two weeks, from 7 to 18 March. This is part of our aim to raise awareness around exemplary yet under-recognised women and ensure that our House figures represent our school community more inclusively.

On the Google Form below, you’ll find the stories of five incredible, diverse women per House, all of whom have broken barriers. Please vote for THREE of the five women you want to see represent your House by Monday, 21 February. This is open to all students, staff, parents and alumni.

School banners will also be changed, with enamel pin badges and virtual backgrounds created to commemorate this. If you’re interested in graphic design or art, please also indicate this on the Google Form.

You’ll be emailed more details by Tuesday, 22 February. Submission deadline is Sunday, 6 March. You’ll be seeing these banners and badges when we return to school, whether that be during or after Women’s Week.

To vote and to express graphic design interest, click on the link here.

HERstories: The Creative Showcase

HERstories, this year with the theme of “Break the Bias”, is an opportunity for you to express your thoughts on gender biases through a wide range of creative media; this can include poetry, short stories, song covers, dramatic readings, video essays, and more, and is open to all students of all genders. We want you to express your stories openly and freely without the pressures of judgment, so you have the option to upload anonymously. Make sure to grasp this opportunity before it’s too late as submissions only remain open from 14 February to 6 March. Your works will be published on Island Currents, Island School’s brand-new student news platform, all throughout Women’s Week.

To submit, use this link: https://bit.ly/wwherstories2022



Please also stay tuned for workshops that include opportunities to be inspired through the enticing art of film. These exciting screenings and workshops will be held over Zoom and include an investigation into Disney’s evolving portrayal of women. For the Middle and Senior Phase, we will also be screening ‘Killing Us Softly 4’, a short film portraying the detrimental effects of gender stereotypes in advertising on young women’s self-image, as well as hear from notable guest speakers. More details regarding a film screening will be sent out shortly.

To RSVP, use this link: https://bit.ly/wwworkshops2022

Register by 6 March.


Questions? Reach us here:

Our Team: isgirlsrising@gmail.com

Ms Coull: gillian.coull@online.island.edu.hk

Ms McPhee: maryanne.mcphee@online.island.edu.hk