Feedback on your Portfolio for Art and Design programs

Are you working on your Portfolio to submit with your application to a program in Art and Design?

Plan to attend this free event that provides you the opportunity to get feedback and advice from representatives of design programs – it could give the edge you are looking for!

Shenzhen, P.R.C.
Preview forum
Tuesday, October 17
Westin Shenzhen Nanshan

For more details and to pre-register, visit

WeChat: PREVIEW-2017-藝術設計留學申請2群

HKU Virtual Open Day Sept 30

Dear families

Are you considering Hong Kong University?  Register to attend their Virtual Open Day to learn all about admissions, programs, residence and the advantages of living in Hong Kong.

HKU will be hosting a virtual open day on Saturday, September 30 for students to learn about our application and programmes. We have made some changes to our application timeline so students may wish to hear about this. Full details are here:

G10 prepares for the PSAT

Grade 10 students will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 11 during the school day.  Today we completed pre-administration of personal information.

How to be ready for Test Day?

  • Arrive on time, well rested and with a good breakfast.
  • Bring No.2 pencils, a calculator, a sweater and water/snack for the 10 minute break

Testing begins at 8:15 in the Mini-gym

Regular lessons will resume with Period 3 Block G at 11:45

Use the Student Guide to be familiar with the testing instructions.  Feel free to try a few practice questions from each section to understand the style of the test.  For more preparation go to

SUNY Korea and University of Calgary, Friday September 29

Two opportunities to speak to university representatives next week to learn more about studying in Canada, and studying in Korea.

Friday, September 29

9:15. University of Calgary will be sharing information about programs at their university as well as provide general information about studying in Canada.

12:35. Drama Room SUNY Korea will present in Korean and English, on their special programs and application requirements.

University event in Hong Kong Saturday September 23

Dear Families,

A great group of US universities will be in Hong Kong this weekend.

Victoria Shanghai Academy will be hosting the event on Saturday and it is open to the public.  Guests need to register.  The universities that will be coming are: Bard, Bennington, Berkeley, Bowdoin, Stanford, and Williams.

You can click on the link below to register.


Hello! My name is Paula Brunning and I am your new HS Counselor.  Feel free to call me Ms. Brunning or Ms. B.

It’s a pleasure joining SIS and I look forward to getting to know each student.  The year has gotten off to a busy start, with Seniors beginning university applications, Grade 11 students settling in to their courses for the diploma program, Grade 10 students being introduced to the PSAT and Grade 9 students becoming familiar with high school routines.  Congratulations to our new STUCO representatives, and all our student leaders who helped make our first Activities Fair a success.  Advisory groups will be finalizing their plans for Beach Retreat, ready for a fun filled Friday off campus.

As the year progresses, I will use this site to inform you of the many university visits to SIS, provide standardized testing information as well as offering tips on wellness.  Let me know if there is something you would like to see here.

Being new, things may not be as they were before. I am also learning and if you need something, don’t wait – let me know.  My door is always open and I am very happy to hear your ideas and suggestions. My office is at the end of the hallway on Level 3 so stop by soon!