Melati Wijsen awaits you for the Bigger Than Us screening – reserve your seats now!

Issue 37: 22/9/2023 Blue Pool Road, Chai Wan, Jardine's Lookout, Tseung Kwan O Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13, 6ème, 5ème, 4ème, 3ème, 2nde, 1ère, Terminale Notices (Upcoming Events)

The screening of Flore Vasseur’s film will mark the launch of the International Sustainable Development Film Festival. Melati Wijsen will be on hand to chat with the audience and share a cocktail specially prepared by our students! Places are limited, so don’t forget to book online. The event is free of charge, but we ask […]

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Save the Date! Tuesday 3rd October: Launch of the International Sustainable Development Film Festival

Issue 36: 15/9/2023 Blue Pool Road, Jardine's Lookout, Tseung Kwan O Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13, 6ème, 5ème, 4ème, 3ème, 2nde, 1ère, Terminale Notices (Upcoming Events)

The International Sustainable Development Film Festival will take place this year, marking the 60th anniversary of our school. Ever more open to the world, it will welcome participation from numerous other schools, rom Hong Kong and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. While the festival will take place, as it does every year, […]

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Issue 36: 15/9/2023

Dear FIS Community, A warm welcome back to school to all students and parents! The new school year is a ‘blank canvas’ with boundless possibilities, and we are truly excited to embark on this journey with you. FIS aspires to become a leading school in sustainability within Hong Kong. To achieve this vision, we extend […]

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A Sustainable Summer

Issue 34: 30/6/2023

The summer break has finally arrived so let’s make it a sustainable one! Before we all take off, whether you are heading to the beach, the mountains or the city here are seven tips to live more sustainably this summer: #1 for  Beach Goers When selecting your sunscreen check the ingredients and avoid the  “three Os”: […]

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Time to reflect, celebrate, and express gratitude!

Issue 33: 23/6/2023

As we reach this time of the year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the remarkable progress we’ve made. In just under six months, our accomplishments have exceeded our wildest dreams: Climate Action Day on 3rd December Ongoing composting at all four campuses, including Jardin Latino Americano at BPR Campus Continuous educational events through […]

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French Schools Forest Challenge Continues to Grow!

Issue 32: 16/6/2023

Throughout the year, we have seen students across our four campuses engaged in Climate Action projects both large and small. February 2023 marked the launch of student-led Climate Action projects and we are delighted to report one of their significant achievements, the French Forest! Project: French Forest What is the French Forest?: In partnership with […]

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Green Thumbs (Up) at the Family Fun Fair

Issue 31: 9/6/2023

Last Saturday, our Sustainability Committee and Green Thumbs Volunteers joined our largest school event in three years with two fun activities to create awareness for the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 “Responsible Consumption and Production” and address the pressing issue of food waste. Why is it important? Food waste contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, […]

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International Sustainable Development Film Festival is a Huge Success

Issue 30: 2/6/2023

The International Sustainable Development Film Festival came to a close on 20 May at TKO with 300 excited participants and supporters. We celebrated young film talents from across the region with a number of activities throughout the day: a fair, F&B, exhibitions, concerts, science and recycling workshops. Awards What a show of talents! The jury […]

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Endangered Species and Wildlife Trade in Hong Kong

Issue 29: 19/5/2023 Blue Pool Road 5ème News (Reflections and Achievements)

This week, in the context of their Geography unit on Sustainability, Resources and Endangered Species, the 5ème SIA classes had a special guest visit. Sam Inglis is a Wildlife Programme Manager at ADM Capital Foundation (ADMCF), an NGO based out of Hong Kong with a strong agenda on marine and terrestrial endangered species. He gave […]

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FIS Joins The Alliance for Sustainable Schools!

Issue 29: 19/5/2023

One more sustainability milestone achieved for FIS!  On 10 May, The French International School became one of the founding members of The Alliance for Sustainable Schools, TASS.  By signing the Sustainable Schools Charter we joined a community of schools working together for a sustainable future. This also signifies our commitment to prioritising sustainability in our […]

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International Sustainable Development Film Festival – Movie Fans this is for you!

Issue 28: 12/5/2023

Calling all movie fans to join us for FIS’ International Sustainable Development Film Festival from 8-20 May.  Who is participating and how can you join us Almost 40 short films from schools in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Phnom Penh have been submitted in four different categories: Peace, Planet, People, Prosperity. The jury is composed of […]

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Issue 27: 5/5/2023

What an amazing Green Week we had at TKO and JL Campuses!  The Vie Scolaires brought students, teachers, and parents together in support of two UN Sustainable Development Goals, #13 – Climate Action and #12 – Sustainable Production and Consumption. Hands-on workshops, a recyclable fashion contest, recycling station field trips, and games and talks on […]

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Issue 26: 28/4/2023

Sometimes the best person to learn from is another student! Our secondary students have recently been educating other young people on climate change so they too can become climate literate and feel empowered to share their knowledge with their families and friends. We are so proud of our students and thrilled to provide them with […]

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International Sustainable Development Festival 2023

Issue 27: 5/5/2023, Issue 26: 28/4/2023, Issue 25: 21/4/2023 Blue Pool Road, Tseung Kwan O Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11, Y12, Y13, 6ème, 5ème, 4ème, 3ème, 2nde, 1ère, Terminale Notices (Upcoming Events)

On 8th May, the second Sustainable Development Film Festival will begin and, this year it will be international! Supported by the AEFE and associated with the French May Arts Festival, the Film Festival will receive entries from other French high schools in the Asia Pacific region and from other international schools in Hong Kong.

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Issue 25: 21/4/2023

Our school’s creative and impactful journey on Climate Action continues with the upcoming GREEN WEEK at JL and TKO campuses. Parents and students will have hands-on opportunities to act on climate and sustainability issues by participating in workshops, eco-projects, games and interactive talks. Date: 24th – 28th April 2023 Venues: JL and TKO campuses Bonus: […]

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Issue 24: 31/3/2023

On 20th March,  Mr. Rascalou, Life and Earth Sciences teacher at BPR Campus, kicked off the AgrOlympiads 2023 project with French Stream students Y11 (class 2A). We recently interviewed him about this amazing project. What is AgrOlympiads and who created it? I developed this concept over the last few years in my previous schools. I call […]

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Secondary Students Challenge Fast Fashion with Project WEAR

Issue 23: 24/3/2023

Sustainability experts in fashion say we used to have four seasons a year: spring, summer, autumn, and winter and fashion would follow. Now, fast fashion brands produce about 52 “micro-seasons” a year, or one “new” collection for every week. This excessive over-production is leading to massive amounts of consumption and waste. Our 2nde English students […]

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CM2B and CM2F Beach Clean-up

Issue 23: 24/3/2023 News (Reflections and Achievements)

A trip to Cheung Chau was the first big outing of our year in CM2!  The focus was a beach clean-up on Coral Beach. 2 classes, 49 students, 4 parents, 2 teachers and 3 members of the Plastic Free Seas charity. Here are the stats from the cleanup: 63kg total rubbish removed from the beach […]

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Join the Sustainable Development Goals Summit!

Issue 22: 17/3/2023

Conversations about sustainable development goals are seemingly everywhere. But how can we make a real impact as individuals, businesses, or a community?   Changemakers, educators, and NGOs are coming together once again to discuss just that at The Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) Global Goals Council (GGC) in their Third Annual HK SDG Summit […]

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Innovative “Ma Petite Planète” challenge starting on 13th March!

Issue 21: 10/3/2023

Last autumn, students in the GS year group (French Stream) at the Jardine’s Lookout Campus took part in Ma Petite Planète (MPP). We are happy to announce that FIS is now rolling out MPP to the GS/Y1 and CP/Y2 classes. All Secondary sustainability ambassadors from both streams will be participating too. MPP is an ecological […]

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FIS leads climate education rollout in AEFE network

Issue 20: 24/2/2023

FIS is a leader in  climate education in the AEFE school network. We pioneered climate education during the 2020-21 school year and our efforts have been recognised with a 2021 HKAEE Award for our climate education initiatives as well as an EFE3D level 3 label, making our school the only level 3 certified institution in […]

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Kindness Week at TKO Campus

Issue 19: 17/2/2023

When we think about sustainability, we usually think reduce, reuse, recycle. But sustainability is about so much more than that! It can also be about kindness , generosity and consideration.  Putting other people’s needs before our own. We share love and feel loved too. Approaching the world with this kind of mindset is beneficial to […]

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Students Lead Climate Action and Food Waste Management Projects

Issue 18: 10/2/2023

There is no greater natural resource than our young people. We are counting on their vision, passion, and creativity to launch us all into a much greener future!  On 02 February our student Sustainability Ambassadors did just that when they met with Martial Jaume (FIS’ Head of Sustainability) and members of the Sustainability committee at […]

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Discount CO2 Canister Refills at FIS!

Issue 17: 3/2/2023

Many of us like to welcome the new year with a sparkling drink and as we start the Year of the Rabbit, we’d like to offer you a more sustainable way to enjoy those fizzy beverages! FIS is not only committed to Sustainable Development Actions on campus, but to providing opportunities for our families to […]

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FIS Among the 2021 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence Winners!

Issue 16: 20/1/2023

FIS is committed to the environment. After several years of hard work, we are delighted to say that our efforts are getting noticed! In December, it was announced that FIS Hong Kong, Secondary Section at Blue Pool Road Campus, was among the winners of the 2021 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (Schools Sector).  We […]

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New Year, New Resolutions!

Issue 15: 13/1/2023

If you’re anything like us, you’ve made resolutions for the New Year. Ending 2022 with the Climate Action Day event energized the Sustainability Committee and we are ready to take on new challenges in 2023. To kickstart this new year, we will focus on two critical topics to the school community:  food waste and sustainability awareness. […]

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A Sustainable Holiday Season for All

Issue 13: 16/12/2022

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it can also be sustainable! We’ve got a few tips on how to celebrate the season while still considering the planet: Gift second-hand items One person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Cook up a storm with some of the scrumptious vegetarian and meatless options out there Leftovers often […]

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Climate Action Day – A Day of Action and Hope at FIS 

Issue 12: 9/12/2022

What an incredible time we had at Climate Action Day! Last Saturday morning, more than 150 students, parents, volunteers, and partner organisations came together to educate, illustrate, and discuss what we can all do to combat climate change.  Our motto for the day was “Climate Education Matters. Every Action Matters.” FIS is creating a pathway […]

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An Investment Bank’s Approach to Sustainability and Climate Action

Issue 11: 2/12/2022

The FIS Sustainability Committee recently had the opportunity to speak with Edouard O’Neill, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong branch & Head of Structured Finance Asia, Crédit Agricole CIB. Crédit Agricole CIB (CACIB) is a supporter of sustainability at FIS and will be sponsoring our upcoming solar panel project. Please read on to see what Edouard […]

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Sustainability Training for Green Delegates

Issue 10: 25/11/2022

We were happy to welcome Danny Harrington, Founder and Director of the ITS Foundation to the FIS campuses last week to lead a sustainability training for our Green Delegates (students across years 2 to 13) and some parents.  Danny founded the ITS Foundation in 2020 to fill a need in Hong Kong for sustainability education […]

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FIS students take centre stage at the Hong Kong Science Museum!

Issue 9: 18/11/2022

Last Saturday, 12th of November, FIS students took centre stage at the Hong Kong Science Museum! As part of the French Science Festival 2022 organised by the Consulate General of France, three FIS students collaborated with longtime FIS partner, Ocean3C, to host climate education workshops to raise awareness about the climate crisis. We thought you […]

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Issue 8: 11/11/2022

FIS is holding our very first event dedicated to sustainability and climate action and we want you to be part of it. We all want to live more sustainable lives and contribute to a healthier planet. Here are a few topics that will be covered at the event to tempt you! How can we live […]

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Issue 7: 28/10/2022

Last Saturday, 12 enthusiastic students, teachers and parents joined the first Climate Fresk Workshop of the new school year. Many of the participants had the same burning questions: What is the main impact of climate change on land, water and sea? Are fossil fuels the main culprit? How does the temperature increase (global warming) affect […]

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You are invited! Gardening set up in Jardine’s Lookout on Saturday 15th October

Issue 4: 7/10/2022 Sustainability News, General Schoolwide News Jardine's Lookout Notices (Upcoming Events)

Dear All, Garden activities are growing on Jardine’s Lookout campus! You’re invited to partake in the setup of the gardens to be held on Saturday Oct 15th in the morning. Coffee/tea/fruit juices and pastries will be ready from 8:45am at the G/F playground. Wishing you a great day ahead, On behalf of the “JL Gardens”

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