Two Days To Go!

Only two days to go until the School Fair! It will be a fun filled day of games, activities, food, shopping and entertainment.

Please remember to bring plenty of money (cash and/or cheque) to buy the CIS FAIR CASH. You will need CIS CASH to play games, buy food and participate in the Outdoor Games. Look out for the Coupon tables located around the school and listed in the Directory.

Exciting News!
We have managed to get the street closed for the Fair! This means no vehicles will be allowed on the road between 9.30am-6pm. Stroll along Hau Yuen Path and join in the fun with our clowns, balloon twisters, face painters and henna artists. Watch two street artists create wall art! Join them and work alongside them to create some colourful graffiti art.

Outdoor Games: Sports Field
This year we have not one but TWO bouncy castles for kids of all ages.We've chosen a more challenging obstacle course so come and test your skills.  NEW! Inflatable Rollers will have you laughing and spinning along the field. Roll with a buddy and double the fun! The field will also have fun basketball and soccer games run by our coaches - so come and learn some new moves!

Food: Basketball Court, Cafeteria and Carpark
Once again, our wonderful CIS parents are running the Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese food stalls. This year we have added Singaporean/Malaysian and Thai. These tasty platters can be found at the Ground Floor Cafeteria. The doors will be thrown open and there will be plenty of seating inside. Head outside to the high top tables and check out additional food offerings at the Basketball Court.

The Sausage Sizzle always draws in the crowds. Come early for a breakfast bap! There is beer on tap but please note that no alcohol will be served to minors or CIS students.  If you are craving sausages, burgers and pizza look no further than the Basketball Food Court. Polish off your meal with a sweet crepe, popcorn or candy floss. This year our outside food vendors include Mak Mak, The Commissary, Pizza Express and Le Creperie. Grab some food and head out to the street outside Moongate where you can picnic at the tables and chairs.

Our beverage providers include 18 Grams, Swire and Vita Coco. Come quench your thirst at the Basketball Food Court, Cafeteria or by the Primary Playground. Please do not forget that we will not be selling single-use plastic water bottles. BYOB - Bring Your Own Water Bottle and fill it up with water at re-filling stations located around the Fair.

If you are hankering for a sweet treat then head down to the Carpark where you can pick up some delicious cakes, cookies, and lemonade from the Bake Sale and specialty coffees from 18 Grams. Sit down and enjoy your dessert at the Bake Cafe nearby.

Vintage Clothing: Carpark
Our vintage clothing store will be located in the car park selling all sorts of excellent quality used items.  Clothes, shoes, accessories for adults and kids - there is something for everyone.  Come and find an amazing deal at our exclusive Designer Corner or head over to our Bargain Bin where you can buy a bag for $200 and fill it with as many items as you wish.

Bake Sale: Carpark
The Bake Sale is back! CIS Parent Bakers have been busy baking and their delicious sweet and savoury treats will be on sale at the Carpark. There will also be tasty treats from many HK bakeries including Lady M, Blesscuit, Grand Hyatt, Chartwells, Cordis Hotel, East Hotel, Gold Coast Hotel, Seasons and The Commissary and many others.  Gluten-free goodies are also available. Come early to snag your favourites! Purchase more than you can carry? No problem! You can store and pick up later. This year the Bake Sale is holding a Silent Auction of 8 delicious Lady M crepe cakes. Come bid and find out more! First session: 10am-12pm (4 cakes) Second session: 12.30-2.30pm (4 cakes).

Book Stall: Carpark
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! We can't get enough of them. We have a treasure trove of gently used and almost brand new books, CD's and DVD's. English and Chinese books, hardcovers and paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction. Pick up a few for your Christmas holiday reading or as stocking stuffers for friends and family. There will be a book for everyone!

Shopping: Moongate Marketplace
Shop Til You Drop! Our Marketplace is located around the newly completed Moongate. We have over 40 vendors selling. Vendors include: educational games from Baker and Bloom, First Code and the Genius Workshop, clothing from China Doll Kids, APA Outdoor Shop and MAKARON, jewelry from Candice Luk, Odile and Odette and Hilary Schwartz, organic food from Food Craft and Southstreams, Home & Interiors from DOMUS Home, Teresa's Turkish Towels, Ankyra, and Lego from Brick Shop. There is something for everyone! Perfect time to get your holiday shopping done.

Charity: Ground Floor
Come out and learn more about how our Secondary students are helping out in the community. Visit the stalls and find out how you can help and make a difference. Donate to a meaningful cause! Complete the Charity Treasure Hunt and head over to the T-shirt table to collect an extra 30 prize stamps.

Games and Prizes: Lower Primary Gym, Reception Classrooms and Carpark
Get Set and GO! for the Primary Games located in the Lower Primary Gym and the Reception Big Room. We have an exciting roster of games run by our Primary parents that will keep you busy for hours. Come and have fun playing the games and collect Prize Stamps on your Stamp Card. Each Stamp Card holds 50 Prize Stamps. Stamp cards are available at all Games stalls and Coupon tables. Go to the Prize Stall in the Carpark to exchange your prize stamps for fun-tastic prizes. Don't forget to try your luck at Spin the Barrel, located in the carpark. Every spin is a win!

Entertainment: Purple Stage and Auditorium
CIS got Talent! Our talented Primary and Secondary students will be performing throughout the day.  Schedule here!  You don't want to miss the CIS Lion Dance Team perform after the Opening Ceremony at 10:30am. Join us for the ribbon cutting celebrating the newly completed Moongate. Come see performances by the Chinese Dance Troupe, Wushu team, and Gymnastics Club. Dance along with the Hip Hop kids and hum along with the accapella group, Enharmonics and the Jazz Band. Enjoy Abigail Arnold's solo and be amazed by the basketball tricks of Top Flight Coaches.

Our Noon Concert will be held in the auditorium from 12.30-2.05pm. Come listen to the Junior, Pop Orchestra and Yangqin Trio. Sing along with the Concert Choir, Y2/3 and Y4/5/6 Choirs, Christian Club Choir and  Ei Scholars/Stars.

If you missed Clockenflap you won't want to miss our CIS Band Show. ACT6 will open up the afternoon outside on the purple stage at 2.15pm. Lama Toes and Twenty23 will be performing as well as the Year 9 and Year 11 bands. Staff Band FairPlay will close out the show at 3.30pm. Come and support all our performers.

Be An Eco-Warrior!

We continue our Green Initiative this year by being mindful of our impact on the environment. We are reducing Fair waste and our carbon footprint even more this year. Read on to learn more about how you can help BE GREEN at the Fair!

BYOB - Bring Your Own Water Bottle
Say NO! to single use plastic water bottles. Over the summer all our water fountains were replaced with modern, water re-filling stations. These stations remind us how many plastic bottles we save by re-filling our water bottles. Please bring your own water bottles to the Fair. Don't worry if you forget.....we have CIS branded eco-friendly water bottles on sale this week and Fair Day. Please note that we made a limited run so buy now while stock is still available. We WILL NOT be selling any single-use plastic water bottles at the Fair. 

COMPOSTING/Recycling
HONG KONG landfills will be at capacity by 2019. We need to work together mindfully to take care of our city. Four Recycling Stations will be set up around the Fair. Please note the posters and dispose of your Fair rubbish responsibly. Bins will be clearly labelled. Please take the time to place your rubbish in the correct bins. Food waste will be collected for composting in the School Composter.

There will be plenty of yummy cuisines to choose from in the cafeteria. Sit down and enjoy your meal with the Cafeteria's re-usable plating and cutlery.  We are reducing our use of disposable plates and containers! Should you need them, take away containers and cutlery will be available for a nominal charge of $1. Vegware has generously sponsored the compostable food containers, cups and cutlery. Please dispose of them in the specially marked Vegware bins. Baguio will come at the end of the day to transport all Fair rubbish to the correct processing facilities. We will receive a report showing how much we have recycled and how we have lowered our carbon footprint.

Shuttle Bus and Public Transport
Do seriously consider taking the Phoenix Express, our free shuttle bus or public transportation up to Braemar Hill. Park your car or get dropped off at the Tin Hau MTR Station. The Phoenix Express runs every 15 minutes starting from 9.45am, with the last bus leaving CIS will be at 4.30.

To CIS: Every 15 mins from 9:45am to 12:45pm
From CIS: Every 15 mins from 2:00pm to 4:30pm

People taking the Phoenix Express will be rewarded with 10 free prize stamps!  Collect a voucher when you are aboard the bus and claim it at the T-Shirt Stall at Moongate.

Hau Yuen Path will be closed to vehicles from 9.30am to 6pm. Buses coming up from Causeway Bay include the 25A, 108 and Minibus 25. Buses from Tin Hau/North Point include 41A, 85, 27 and Minibus 49M. The 25 bus comes from Central.

CIS MERCHANDISE
CIS merchandise will be sold outside the CCA Office alongside the Fair T-shirts. We have created a limited run of compostable water bottles, luggage tags, mousepads, umbrellas and sports and waterproof bags. Buy early to avoid disappointment.

Stamp Cards - Reducing Paper
After last year's successful introduction we will continue to issue Prize stamp cards to replace the Prize coupons. Prize stamp cards will be available at all Primary Games Stalls or at the CIS Cash Tables. Each card can hold up to 50 stamps. If you participate in the Treasure Hunt or take the CIS shuttle bus (the Phoenix Express) you can earn bonus Prize stamps. 


Let's all do our part to GO GREEN AT THE FAIR!. Please help the CIS FAIR compost, reduce, re-use and recycle. 

CIS UNITED: STANDING TOGETHER FOR A GREENER COMMUNITY!

 

Fair Directory

The fair directory is being printed as we speak!  They will be distributed to the kids at school this week and also be available at the Fair.  Check it out to see how the fair is laid out this year.  

We have:

  • Charity Stalls on the ground floor near Primary
  • Vendor Marketplace for all your shopping at the Moongate
  • Food will be located in the Cafeteria and basketball courts, seating in the cafeteria and high top tables in the Food Court.
  • Primary Games will be in the Lower Gym 
  • Bouncy castles and other games such as soccer on the Sports Field. Fun basketball will be just outside in front of the field.
  • Look for the clowns, face painters, henna artists and graffiti artists on the street. 
  • And don't forget to visit the carpark area for Bakesale, Books, Spin the Barrel, Vintage Clothing and Prizes!

Vintage Pop-Up Sale

Last Thursday we had our second Vintage Clothing Pop-Up Sale at school.  We had a wonderful array of donated products and very good quality pre-loved and brand new items.  This year we also had a cashmere sale alongside our Pop-Up Sale. Both events were very well attended and there was an excited buzz all day as people came by to shop.

A huge thank you to all those who donated items for the sale and also to the shoppers who came to buy items and support the school!  Thank you!

For those who missed out, come along to the fair and visit our Vintage Clothing store for more treasures!

Fair T-Shirt Day

We had our first fair t-shirt day of the year last week.  Thank you to everyone who took part.  Take a look at the kids looking fab in their colour fair gear!  We will have another T-shirt day next Thursday the 23rd of November, so please wear your T-shirts then!

Pizza Party

Last week, we had a Pizza Party for all the students who worked so hard on their Fair Poster submissions.  We had over 40 students come to the Artroom to enjoy their pizza over Friday lunch.

We want to thank all the students who submitted posters.  It is great to get your participation in the run up to the Fair!

You can see all the poster submissions at school - they are currently displayed at Moongate.  Or here.

A New Year, A New Fair Committee

Hi all!

Exciting developments are underfoot.  We have just had the kick-off meeting for the CIS School Far 2017.  If you are interested in volunteering and being part of the biggest event in the school calendar, please email the CIS Fair Co-chairs at cisfair@cis.edu.hk

There are many ways in which you can volunteer.  Check out our volunteer link for some options.  Or if you have a great new idea for the fair, please drop us a note!

Spreading the Green Word

Check out the Roots and Shoots team hard at work creating posters for our recycling drive at the Fair this year.  Look out for their artwork near the recycling stations and hope they inspire you to recycle!

 

Two Days to Go!

Only two days to go until the School Fair! It will be a fun filled day of games, activities, food, shopping and entertainment.

Please remember to bring plenty of money (cash and/or cheque) to buy the CIS FAIR CASH. You will need CIS CASH to play games, buy food and participate in the Outdoor Games. Look out for the Coupon tables located around the school and listed in the Directory.

Exciting News!
We have managed to get the street closed for the Fair! This means no vehicles will be allowed on the road between 8am-6pm. Stroll along Hau Yuen Path and join in the fun with our clowns, balloon twisters, face painters and henna artists. Watch two street artists create wall art! Grab a piece of sidewalk chalk and create your own artwork on the road.

Outdoor Games: Sports Field
This year we have not one but TWO bouncy castles for kids of all ages.We've chosen a more challenging obstacle course so come and test your skills.  NEW!  Bubble Soccer is making an appearance this year and is aimed at the older kids.  Check out this video to see how fun it is!  The field will also have fun basketball, soccer and frisbee games run by our coaches - so come and learn some new moves!

Food: Cafeteria, Moongate, Carpark
Once again, our wonderful CIS parents are running the Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese food stalls. This year we have added Indian and Thai. These tasty platters can be found at the L4 Cafeteria. 

The Sausage Sizzle at Moongate always draws in the crowds. Come early for a breakfast bap! There is beer on tap but please note that no alcohol will be served to minors or CIS students.  If you are craving burgers, lobster rolls, shawarma, pasta, burritos or bubble waffles and salad look no further than our Moongate Food Court. This year we have an extensive range of outside vendors including Aberdeen Street Social, Cali-Mex, Cookieboy, Dining Concepts, EAST Hotel, Golden Pig and Pizza Express.  Grab some food and head out to the street outside Moongate where you can picnic at the tables and chairs.

Our beverage providers include 18 Grams, Africa Coffee+Tea, EAST Hotel, Killiney Kopitiam, Swire and Vita Coco. Come quench your thirst at Moongate. 

If you are hankering for a sweet treat then head down to the Carpark where you can pick up some delicious cakes, cookies, and lemonade from the Bake Sale and specialty coffees from 18 Grams. Sit down and enjoy your dessert at the Bake Cafe nearby.

Vintage Clothing: Carpark
Our vintage clothing store will be located in the car park selling all sorts of excellent quality used items.  Clothes, shoes, accessories for adults and kids - there is something for everyone.  Come and find an amazing deal at our exclusive Designer Corner or head over to our Bargain Bin where you can buy a bag for $200 and fill it with as many items as you wish.

Bake Sale: Carpark
The bake sale is back! CIS Parent Bakers have been busy baking and their delicious sweet and savoury treats will be on sale at the Carpark. There will also be tasty treats from many HK bakeries including Lady M, Tai Tai Pie Pies, Grand Hyatt and Conrad on hand.  Gluten-free goodies are also available. Come early to snag your favourites! Purchase more than you can carry? No problem! You can store and pick up later. 

Shopping: Marketplace on the First Floor
Shop Til You Drop! Our Marketplace is located on Level 2 in the Year 1 Classrooms. We have over 40 vendors selling. Vendors include: clothing from Aanya, China Doll Kids, Loiz Cashmere and Mandarin Swing, jewelry from Odile and Odette, Marina Malison and Hilary Schwartz, organic power food from Peru by Pachamama Farmers, Home & Interiors from Pinstripe Interiors, Fabulous Towel Company, Maison Huit, and Lego from Brick Shop. There is something for everyone! Perfect time to get your holiday shopping done.

Charity: Ground Floor
Come out and learn more about how our Secondary students are helping out in the community. Visit the stalls and find out how you can help and make a difference. Donate to a meaningful cause! Complete the Charity Treasure Hunt and head over to the T-shirt table to collect an extra 30 prize stamps.

Games and Prizes: Lower Primary Gym and Reception Classrooms
Get Set and GO! for the Primary Games located in the Lower Primary Gym and the Reception Big Room. We have an exciting roster of games run by our Primary parents that will keep you busy for hours. Come and have fun playing the games and collect Prize Stamps on your Stamp Card. Each Stamp Card holds 50 Prize Stamps. Stamp cards are available at all Games stalls and Coupon tables. Go to the Prize Stall in the Carpark to exchange your prize stamps for fun-tastic prizes. Don't forget to try your luck at Spin the Barrel. Every spin is a win!

Entertainment: Purple Stage and Auditorium
CIS got Talent! Our talented Primary and Secondary students will be performing throughout the day.  Schedule here!  You don't want to miss the dragon dance and Opening Ceremony at 10:30am.  Staff band, Fair Play, will be performing at 2:50pm on the purple stage. Come out and support all our performers!

Fair Directory

The fair directory is being printed as we speak!  They will be distributed to the kids at school next week and also be available at the Fair.  Check it out to see how the fair is laid out this year.  

We have:

  • Charity Stalls on the ground floor near Primary
  • Vendor Marketplace for all your shopping in the first floor classrooms
  • Food will be located at Moongate and in the Cafeteria, with a seating section in the basketball courts
  • Primary Games will be in the Lower Gym 
  • Bouncy castles and other games on the Sports Field
  • And don't forget to visit the carpark area for Bakesale, Vintage Clothing and Prizes!

First Fair T-Shirt Day

Today we had our first fair T-shirt day of the year!  Another one to come next Wednesday the 16th.  If you haven't bought your T-shirt as yet you can buy them from school on selected days, please see here for more info.

Everyone looks so colourful in their fair attire and super excited in the lead up to the Fair!  Thank you to Simple Approach for generously donating our Fair T-Shirts.

 

Vintage Pop-Up Sale

Last week we had our first ever Vintage Clothing Pop-Up Sale at school.  We had a wonderful array of donated products and very good quality pre-loved and brand new items.  The event was very well attended and there was an excited buzz all day as people came by to shop.

A huge thank you to all those who donated items for the sale and also to the shoppers who came to buy items and support the school!  Thank you!

For those who missed out, come along to the fair and visit our Vintage Clothing store for more treasures!

Pizza Party

Last week, we had a Pizza Party for the Y4 students who worked so hard on their Fair Poster submissions.  Y4 submitted the most posters out of any year.  Well done Y4!

We want to thank all the students who submitted posters.  It is great to get your participation in the run up to the Fair!

You can see all the poster submissions at school - they are currently displayed at Moongate.  Or here.

Free Medical Clinic

Inspired by two years of a burgeoning service program at school, 12 Year 12 students are organising a free medical clinic in conjunction with the Stanley Wellness Center (http://www.stanleywellnesscentre.com/) and Dr Lauren Bramley & Partners (http://www.laurenbramley.com/).

In collaboration with fourteen experienced medical professionals, the Free Clinic will provide a full range of medical services covering all manners of medical practitioners including general practitioners, nurses, osteopaths, obstetricians, counsellors, dentists, naturopaths, acupuncturists, and perineal rehabilitation therapists.

We are currently raising funds to subsidise medicine for beneficiaries of the program, as well as to cover transportation costs.

Hope for Paws Foundation

The Hope for Paws Foundation is one of the student charities that will be present at the Fair this year.  Come and support them and find out more about their cause!

 

Hope For Paws Foundation is a fundraising group that works to raise money for Hong Kong shelter dogs to give them a better quality of life. We also focus on raising awareness for these shelter dogs, and we strongly promote the idea of "adopt, don't shop", and we work on encouraging the public to adopt a dog rather than buying on at a pet store.

We will be selling various items including notebooks from a primary design competition, and the net profit will go to smaller Hong Kong dog shelters such as Catherine's Puppies and Sai Kung Stray Friends, who is currently struggling with keeping the shelter running, especially after the big typhoon and rainstorm.

Apart from raising money, we try to make regular trips over to the shelters to spend time being with the dogs that our money is going towards. These dogs do not get a lot of one on one time which damages their chances of getting adopted (because they don't really know how to be social), and going out there to spend time socialising them also raises their chances of adoption. Our ultimate goal is to help dogs get adopted, and to better their lives at the shelter while they wait. 

 

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Student Posters

The student poster design competition has attracted a flurry of entries!  Take a look at some of the wonderful posters that have been submitted so far.  What creative students we have!  Thank you for all your hard work guys!

We would like to extend a special thanks to our art teachers!

Thank you to Wendy Wilson who opened the Art Room over lunches for primary students to work on these amazing posters.

Thank you to Georgina Martinago and the Secondary Art Team for spreading the word. Keep sending them in!