Learning beyond the classroom

There are many opportunities for students to gain first hand experience and valuable insight into specific academic areas or career interests.  Applications for summer programs, winter holiday programs and even short weekend courses are shared with students as they become available.  Keep up-to-date by regularly checking the Resources page of this blog, emails, and display boards on the 3rd floor of Bayside.


A highlight this November is the chance to join a specialised Young Engineer or Young Doctor program conveniently in Hong Kong.  Follow these links for details and to register:


The Young Doctor Programme (Hong Kong)

University visits to SIS

Dear Students,

It’s a great advantage to speak to university admissions officers directly!  Make time to speak to representatives from the various universities that come to visit our campus. Often, these are the people who first read your application and meeting students can provide a great impression. They can also give you the most up-to-date information as you consider your future options.

Check the calendar for details.

Ms B

University Offers to SIS Class of 2018

Congratulations to our Class of 2018!  Offers have been rolling in for months, and the list of amazing places our students have been accepted to is still growing.  Did you know that depending on regions and application time frames, some students are still applying, others have conditional offers and some have secure places and have put down deposits?!  Whatever the case, students have worked hard to be ready for this big step to university life and we are excited to share this list of acceptances!

Scroll to see it all 😉


Offers to Canadian Universities

Niagara College

University of British Columbia

University of Toronto



Offers to Hong Kong Universities

Hong Kong University

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Chinese University of Hong Kong



Offers to Korean Universities


Seoul National University


Offers to UK Universities

Brunel University London

Imperial College London

King’s College London

Loughborough University

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University College London

University of Edinburgh

University of Exeter

University of Glasgow

University of Greenwich

University of Manchester

University of Portsmouth

University of Roehampton

University of St. Andrew’s

University of Surrey

University of Westminster



Offers to US Universities

Barnard College

Boston University

BYU Hawaii

Carnegie Mellon University

Cornell University

Emerson University

Fordham University *with IGNITE scholarship

Loyola Marymount University

Lynn University *with scholarship

New York University

New York University Stern School of Business

Northeastern University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology

Trinity College

UC Berkeley


UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara

UC Davis

UC Irvine

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

University of Utah

University of Virginia

Attending a Liberal Arts university – 1:00 on Monday April 2

Students in Grades 11 and 10 will meet at 1:00 on Monday April 2 and use the advisory time to learn about what distinguishes a liberal arts university education.

The presenter represents Juniata College, one of the ‘Colleges That Change Lives’.  This means it has a particularly strong reputation for developing student skills and character throughout the university years.  Students can use this understanding of liberal arts to determine what the right fit is for them in shortlisting universities and programs that are right for them.

Learn more at http://www.juniata.edu

Connecting our classroom learning to the world

“International Trade, WTO and China”

On the last day of January, all IB students have the opportunity to hear a lecture/presentation titled “International Trade, WTO and China”, presented by Chinese University Hong Kong Shenzhen Associate Vice-President Prof. Seade Kuri Jesus.

In February we host Sam Yang, now of KE Foundation, who will speak to IB Business Management students about a career in Investment Banking.

How does SIS connect your learning to the world around you? Guest speakers are special opportunities that provide a direct connection between our classrooms and the outside world.    It makes your learning relevant, your questions deeper, and when reading the news you understand more.  That will take you further.  That makes your learning come alive.

Launching 101 Careers

SIS is pleased to offer our students a new platform for exploring careers, as they plan personal goals and determine which IB subject choices will support them best in their academic pathway.

101 Careers has three assessments that students work through that ask questions about their interests, learning style and skills.  This combination of answers then highlights possible careers; students are then able to explore in more depth, with a dynamic and interactive interface.

This platform will be used with students in Grades 9, 10, and 11, to support academic counseling and help students on their unique path to success.

A brief introduction to the platform can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYNM4PLnvLs

Happy Holidays! and looking ahead…

The holiday is here!  Have a wonderful time wherever you are.  Be safe.

For those of you who like planning ahead, there is a link to many, many summer programs offered throughout the world on the Resource page above.  These offer a wide range of language, academic and leadership programs across the globe – check it out and consider how you will learn this summer.

I look forward to seeing you all in January!

Ms B