Secondary Upcoming NoTICES & EVENTS
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.For the 4th consecutive year, the French International School is organising the “Run against Hunger” on Saturday 11th June 2016 at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground (Chai Wan) from 9am to 12pm.
This sporting community project aims to raise participants’ awareness of poverty and world hunger while encouraging involvement in a festive sports event organised by FIS for:
• its family friendly and sporting aspect (parents, children and school staff run together)
• its charitable aspect (raising funds for a worthwhile cause)
The event is open to all, young and old. Many classes have already started training.
To register, please click here. This will help us to anticipate the number of participants and plan the event accordingly.
For more information about the event, please click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Some key figures about the “Run against Hunger” around the word in 2015
11,926 young people from 28 French schools (AEFE or MLF networks) and many partners rallied to raise funds for Action Against Hunger projects in Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Haiti. In 2016, Action Against Hunger will focus its actions in Haiti.
1,650 is the number of students involved in one school.
€183,489.52 is the amount collected by 28 participating schools in 2015, of which €9,257 was from FIS.
Did you know? With €40, Action Against Hunger can distribute food rations to one person suffering from hunger for one month.
Equipe “Course contre la faim”/ “Run against Hunger” Team
Sciences Po, otherwise known as the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, is an elite public research and higher education institution. It is currently ranked 4th in the world for political science in the QS World Rankings, ahead of Cambridge and several Ivy League colleges. It is very well known by our French Stream students and staff, but not so much by our International Stream students. This is a pity, as it has much to offer to English speaking students interested in politics.
The Bachelor degree at Sciences Po covers a broad range of social sciences: economics, law, history, political science and sociology. Students can choose degrees taught completely in English. It has a track record of producing world leaders. Within the field of politics, these include past Presidents/Prime Ministers of France, Iran, Portugal, Canada, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg and Monaco, and in terms of leaders of international organisations, a Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director of the International Monetary Fund, and Presidents of the European Parliament. The list of alumni is quite incredible: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sciences_Po_people. While the graduate campus in in Paris, there are 7 regional undergraduate campuses. Each specialises in the politics of a particular region, and 3 campuses teach in English:
* Asia in Le Havre (courses in English)
* North America (courses in English)
* Middle East and Mediterranean in Menton (courses in English)
* Africa in Reims
* Central and Eastern Europe in Dijon
* Europe & Franco-German Region in Nancy
* Latin America in Poitiers
The standard Bachelor degree lasts 3 years. The first 2 are spent at a regional campus and the 3rd overseas at a partner university, or on an internship. Nearly all students carry on with Master degree study in Paris (2 more years, also in English).
Sciences Po also offers dual degrees. These consist of 2 years at a regional campus in France, and 2 years at a university overseas. In 4 years, students earn 2 separate Bachelor degrees from the 2 universities and have a really exciting experience with 2 contrasting universities and teaching approaches. Dual degrees are currently offered with:
* Columbia University, New York * Freie Universität Berlin * Keio University, Tokyo * National University of Singapore * The University of Hong Kong * The University of Sydney * University of British Columbia, Vancouver * University of California, Berkeley * University College London
Admission to these degrees is very competitive. Students are assessed through grades, an essay, references and an interview. The guidance team will be delighted to talk to any IB students who are interested in Sciences Po. Each year several of our French Bac students are admitted,and there is no reason why suitable IB students should not also apply.
University Guidance Counsellor
Guidance website: http://orientation.fis.hk/
Dear F.I.S. families,
You may remember that for the last two years some F.I.S. colleagues and their children along with several FIS families travelled to the Sunbeam Children’s Foundation in Bai Wan, Guangzhou. We provided a range of activities for the children in order to develop their use of the English language in a practical and fun setting. It was tremendously rewarding for the volunteers and children alike.
I am hoping to recruit a team of enthusiastic people from the F.I.S. community to join the 2016 Summer camp. You don’t need to have any special skills (although if you do have an interest/specialism/hobby that we can exploit – great!). All that’s required is your time, enthusiasm and good will!
There were a range of activities on offer last year: cooking, craft, art, sports, IT programming and dance to name a few.
The camp runs from 20 – 26th August 2016. Transportation, meals and accommodation will be provided.
Several children from the school (including my son who is currently in Y2) came with their families last year and really enjoyed the experience of helping the Sunbeam children. They enjoyed taking part in the activities too.
If you would like to register as a volunteer for the camp please fill in the attached form and send firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
I’m sure Aiden Durkin (Y2), Manaaki Tait (Y1) and Gregor Tait (Y3), Chloe Ning (Y5), Ryan Ning (Y7) or their parents would be very happy to share their experience of Sunbeam with you.
Many of the children in Sunbeam have said that it is the highlights of their year and an event they really look forward to.
Feel free to pass this onto other teachers, friends and family who might be interested.
P5A Class Teacher
A French play presented by the French students involved in French Drama Workshop . Tickets can be purchased here
The Annual SOSKELY campaign is now under way to raise awareness about the risks of underage & binge drinking, at the Hong Kong Sevens!
We will be onsite at the sevens to provide support to young people through:
- promoting key messages to keep safe and enjoy the sevens
- our hydration campaign
- games and activities to keep young people entertained
- support for anyone who might have had too much to drink, or needs a safe space to rest
Students can join the slogan competition
a) We have competition open for students to design a key message to share amongst their friends about how to enjoy the 7s safely. The winning slogan will be printed on a tattoo to be distributed at the 7s, and at your school!
b) Closing date is the 14th March so we have to act quick!