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CreArtivity - FIS Gala Dinner

More than 400 guests celebrated creativity during a fantastic evening at the FIS Annual Gala Dinner on 4 March.

A record-breaking total in excess of HK$2.85 million was raised on the night for the school’s Development Fund – a huge thank you to all sponsors and bidders for their generosity.

Guests enjoyed the creative talents of students as they took to the stage and their performances were also relayed on giant screens around the room. There was a fashion show highlighting unique gowns created from recycled materials for the upcoming ‘Couture’ event; Bethany Wong amazed with her composure as a classical pianist; Patrice Yip enthralled with her graceful ballet recital and nearly 20 students thrilled with their African drumming and acrobatic performances. After dinner everybody enjoyed dancing into the small hours to the beats of Theo, FIS’s own student DJ.    

The famous singer Jane Birkin also made an appearance on screen with a personal video message offering her support and encouraging all to support our wonderful school.

Renowned auctioneer and Chairman of Christie’s Asia Pacific, Mr. Francois Curiel, managed a live auction of 6 exclusive lots raising HK$980,000. Included was a dinner for 10 with the French Consul General at his official residence and the Consul himself, Mr Eric Berti, was on hand to tempt bidders with the promise of an evening to delight. This lot was so highly sought after with two parties frantically bidding to secure the honour that Mr Berti spontaneously donated a second dinner to ensure smiles all round and double the money raised!

This year, there was another chance for guests to leave their mark on the new Tseung Kwan O campus.

After the resounding success of the personalized “Footprints” on the running track at Tseung Kwan O in 2016, you now have a chance to “Become Immortal – Adopt A Quote”.  This year, FIS students have selected quotes from well-known authors and you can choose one to be engraved on the back of a seat in the new auditorium and personalized with a name.  Mr Soulard, Headmaster, explained.

Lucky buyers took up this opportunity selecting quotes to ensure their child’s name will be known to future FIS generations for years to come. Quotes are still available in both French and English here – don’t miss your chance to leave your mark on TKO!

A huge thank you to everybody who made the evening possible; once again FIS Gala Dinner was a memorable evening celebrated for a good cause.