Bayside Update – March 9, 2019

Dear Bayside Parents,

In addition to the wonderful learning taking place in the regular classes at SIS our student’s learning extends well beyond the walls of the classrooms. This blog post outlines some of the events the Bayside students and teachers have been working towards for months. Parent support and participation is always appreciated. We hope to see you at many of these events.

Mike Livingston – SIS Secondary Principal

Battle of the Books – This past Wednesday a group of 29 MS and HS students traveled to NCPA (Nansha College Preparatory Academy) to take part in Battle of the Books. These students worked together reading great books and practicing trivia questions for 2 months leading up to this event.

Fashion Show – TONIGHT! – The doors open at 6:00PM and the show begins at 6:30 at the SPAH in Jingshan. You can buy your tickets at the door for 65 RMB. The designers and models have been working hard collectively, so come out and support! Profits made from the show will go towards TASSEL. We can’t wait to see you all there! Fashion Show Directors

Badminton – Our HS Badminton team is playing today (Saturday) at the PRC (Pearl River Conference) tournament at Clifford International School in Guangzhou.

South East Asia Stings Festival – For the past 3 days Ms. Coetzee and ten SIS musicians have been at the American International School of Guangzhou for the festival.


Celebration of Life for Rosana Walsh – Sunday, March 10, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at Bayside. This event to celebrate the life and contributions of Ms. Walsh in our SIS community is open to staff, students and their families. More information and how to sign up can be found here.

SDRC Volleyball – SIS is hosting the MS SDRC (Southern Delta Regional Conference) volleyball tournament March 14-16. All of the tournament information including game schedules and location of the SIS gym can be found on the SDRC Volleyball Tournament website. Thank you to all of the SIS families who are hosting the visiting athletes in their homes for 2 nights during the tournament.

BEIMUN – This coming week SIS will send a delegation of HS students to Beijing to participate in the Beijing Model United Nations conference. You can learn about this fantastic event on the BEIMUN website.

Grade 12 Parent Meeting – Graduation – Thursday, March 14, 9:00 am – Grade 12 parents are invited to attend an information session on Thursday, March 14 at 9:00 am to discuss the Graduation Ceremony and all of the important dates leading up to the end of the year.

IB Art Exhibition – Monday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 pm at Bayside – Save the date!  The IB DP Visual Arts Exhibition is Monday March 18 from 6-8PM at Bayside.  There will be 9 galleries of creative, imaginative works done by our talented seniors.  Also, there will be wonderful music accompaniment provided by the SIS Music student ensembles.  It should be an amazing night and we hope to see you there! Amy Atkinson | MS/HS Art Teacher

Visiting Author/Illustrator at SIS – Eric Rohmann will be working with Bayside students on March 20-22. Eric is a Caldecott winning illustrator.

Visiting Author/Illustrator Parent Session March 20 1:30 pm- Eric Rohmann will present about fostering creativity in kids on March 20 at 1:30 pm in the Bayside Library. All parents are welcome!


Sports Awards Night – Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 pm – Parents are invited! SIS will be holding the Sports Awards for our Winter Season on Wednesday, March 20  The Sports  Awards will commence in the SIS Bayside Amphitheatre at 7 pm sharp. Sports from Winter Season include: MS Touch Rugby, HS Basketball, MS Volleyball, ES/MS/HS Swimming. All students that participated in these teams are expected to celebrate with their teams at Sports Awards Night.  Smart Casual dress standard.  Parents are welcome to join us in this celebration of Winter Season Sports.

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