20 Aug 2021

WIS Newsletter – 20.8.2021

Message from Mr Sammons

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Friends of WIS,

Great to welcome students back to school and see people reconnecting this week. During assemblies, we celebrated the success of graduating students and all their achievements. We talked about the world pandemic of 1918-1921, similarities and differences, and how newspapers at that time reported about what they imagined their world would be like in 100 years time – in fact, our reality today! Remarkable how much they got right, including tunnels under the sea.

With hope, we have asked young people to imagine again about their future and to know the world is moving forward with  many good things on the horizon. All year groups have made new beginnings that serve them well and long may they continue to appreciate and take care of each other’s differences and talents.

Enjoy a good weekend,
Mr Sammons

Dynasty Day at WIS

It’s a new year and a welcome back to the Dynasty system at WIS! We celebrated as a community our first Dynasty Day on Friday 20 August with the six Dynasty colours sprayed across the school. Students were welcomed through the front gates by the mascots and the Dynasty Leaders and this was promptly followed by an informative assembly introducing the leaders and updating the students on our community partners and the year ahead. Well done to the Dynasty Leaders for their party atmosphere and here’s to a great Dynasty year ahead!

Mr Blake Harding
Head of Dynasty





Karen Wong at Splash Foundation

Well done to Karen Wong (Year 10) who participated in a Charity Swim for Splash Foundation over the summer.

Splash Foundation aims to provide free swimming lessons for migrant workers and children from low-income backgrounds in Hong Kong. As well as taking part in the Splash-a-thon, Karen also set up a fundraiser for the charity and was able to raise HKD1,300.

Well done Karen and we look forward to hearing more about your service work with Splash and other organisations.





MTR Student Travel Scheme (“the Scheme”) for the 2021/2022 Academic Year

Students who wish to access the MTR Student Travel Scheme application, please note the application process has now moved online. Paper applications are no longer available and cannot be submitted.

Please click here to view a tutorial video and click here to view the MTR Communication Kit which includes details of how to apply.


Housekeeping Notes & Reminders

Monday Schedules
School ends at Period 4 at 1.40pm on Mondays and buses will depart at 1.55pm. Details about 1-2-1 meetings on Mondays afternoons will arrive shortly along with additional bus services which will be provided.

PTA Hours
The PTA shop is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 3pm. Students can access the PTA shop on these days to make purchases.


PTA Part-Time Vacancy

A vacancy has arisen in the West Island School PTA Office for a fund-raising coordinator.  We envisage the successful applicant to be a WIS parent with a genuine interest in the school. The position is two days per week, 9.00am – 3.30pm with school holidays provided and salaried over ten months. Occasional evenings will be required for after-hours events.

The role involves administration of PTA fees, organisation of  PTA events, recruiting volunteers and AGM. The successful candidate will also be responsible for fundraising for the PTA and seeking sponsorship for the School Fair. If you are an efficient and enthusiastic member of our community with great interpersonal and computer skills, you may be just what we are looking for.

Please submit a resume and brief description of yourself by email to pta@wis.edu.hk by 6 September. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.