- To complement our academic programme, GSIS offers a range of Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs). These lessons are free of charge; however, once you have enrolled your child in the programme, these lessons become part of the school day and your child is expected to attend on a regular basis.
- At the Peak Campus (Secondary), GSIS offers ECAs in two or three terms as well as annual ECAs.
- The ECAs can be booked through the Activities Booking System, called SchoolsBuddy.
- Only online applications will be accepted.
- Courses will only take place if there are a sufficient number of participants.
- The School reserves the right to cancel activities should the staff or venue be required for other purposes.
- GSIS students are insured within the current limits against accidents while attending GSIS ECAs.
- In enrolling in a course with GSIS, you agree that your child will follow the rules and regulations set out by GSIS and the coaches.
- You also agree that you will not hold GSIS responsible for any injuries that may be sustained during the sessions and for any lost or damaged property.
- A participant can be expelled from an activity for unruly behaviour.
Secondary ECA Sign-Up for Term 2 begins 1 February. Click here to access booking system.
2019-2020 Term 2 Programme
|Activity||Teacher||Weekday||Course Dates||Time||Year Group||Gender||Description|
|Maths Challenge Academy||A. Turner||Wednesday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||15:20 - 17:00||Y7-Y9||M/F||For Maths enthusiasts who enjoy the challenges of Maths competitions. Learn strategies to tackle solving intriguing problems.|
|Afterschool Sailing Programme||B. Ghazavi-Gill||Friday||30 Dec 1899 - 30 Dec 1899||14:00 - 16:30||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||Afterschool Sailing Programme (based on HKSF Level One). Participants must be aged 11 or above and able to swim. No sailing experience required. 10 sessions ($3,200 total per sailor). Particpants who attend 8 or more sessions gain the HKSF Level One.|
|GSIS Music Ambassadors||C. Gleeson||Monday||02 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||12:30 - 13:15||Y10-Y13 / K09-K12||M/F||This exciting leadership opportunity is open to senior students (K09/Y10 – K12/Y13). We invite creative, inspirational and motivated students to assist, mentor and collaborate in running productions; manage music/performance events/ workshops and implement student led creative initiatives. Individuals who can demonstrate maturity, enthusiasm and a commitment to the aims and mission of the school are invited to apply to be Music Ambassadors. The Director of Music will interview suitable candidates, and those selected will be provided with appropriate training and mentoring.|
|Philharmonik Orchestra||C. Gleeson||Monday||02 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||15:20 - 16:30||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||The Philharmonic Orchestra is a dynamic and fun orchestra open to woodwind, brass, percussion and string instrumentalists who are Grade 4 standard or above. Players are recommended to be taking private instrumental lessons to be a member of this ensemble. The Philharmonic performs a large variety of challenging orchestral music including classical and contemporary music. Performances throughout the year include the Christmas Gala Concert, Spring Concert and graduation ceremonies. Members represent the school at inter-school events and perform with The International Concert Orchestra of Hong Kong.|
|Fiddlesticks - String Ensemble||C. Gleeson||Tuesday||03 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||12:30 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||‘Fiddlesticks’ String Ensemble is an advanced string ensemble (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass) open to students who are Grade 8 / Diploma level. The ensemble rehearses an exciting and varied repertoire, performing in several concerts and events throughout the school year.|
|Vocalis Chamber Choir||C. Gleeson||Tuesday||03 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||15:20 - 16:30||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Vocalis (Vocal Academy) is an exciting mixed chamber choir for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The Choir will perform all styles of music from popular, classical, jazz, musical and folk. The group is high profile in terms of representing the school in public performances. The Choir has performed at St John’s Cathedral and feature as special guests with Celtic Connections Hong Kong and the ICOHK. Members audition for a place in the chamber choir, and represent the school at events and competitions in Hong Kong and internationally. The choir has performed at the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing 2014, The Oriental Arts Centre Shanghai 2015, and Zhuhai Performing Arts Centre 2016, Hong Kong Maritime Museum 2017, Suzhou Cultural Arts Centre 2018.|
|Rock School||C. Gleeson||Wednesday||04 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Rock bands of all levels are invited to participate in ‘Rock School’, and develop their ensemble skills. Rock bands should already be formed, and may use the music suites to rehearse for performances. Performance events during the year are the Christmas Bazaar, school assemblies and inter-school competitions in Hong Kong, and the Showcase ‘Battle of the Bands’. Singers are also welcome to join as part of a band.|
|GSIS Choir||C. Gleeson / K. Haines||Thursday||05 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||GSIS Choir is open to all singers in the Secondary School from K06/Y07 to K12/Y13 who would like to be part of a community of singers who perform great choral music in a variety of styles from classical, gospel and pop. GSIS Choir performs at events throughout the year including assemblies, Christmas Gala Concert, Spring Concert, productions and collaborative projects. Being part of a choir is to have a lot of fun but it also helps you develop in so many areas such as performing in harmony, improving listening skills, aural awareness, vocal skills, communication, creativity, confidence, self-esteem and team work.|
|Drama Production||C. Hoskins||Friday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||We are looking for people who want to act but we also want people who are interested in the technical side of things for the school production! You must be able to commit to coming to the ECA every Friday afternoon lessons 9 & 10 and also be able to come to some weekend rehearsals close to the actual performance. So if you are interested in any of the following then please sign up to this year’s Drama ECA and help us create the best school performance ever! Must be commited until March for the production.|
|Improv||C. Hoskins||Wednesday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Improv is a game based approach to theatre with an emphasis on physical action and wild imagination. It encourages performers to be fearless, spontaneous and enact a performance in a fun and supportive environment. It inspires students to be creative and to perform on the spot, developing ideas from audience suggestions.|
|Chinese Culture||D. Cheung||Friday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y09-Y13 / K08-K12||M/F||Try traditional Chinese activities including Chinese Paper cutting, Chinese knots , Chinese Chess, Chinese Poker and Chinese checker/Bako chess|
|HKAYP Expedition training||D. Irwin||Friday||06 Sep 2019 - 20 Mar 2020||14:00 - 16:00||Y11 / K09||M/F||Y11/K09 doing the bronze training only. Confirm with Mr Irwin before signing up.|
|Makers’ Club and MakeX||J. Summe||Friday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y7-Y13/K05-K12||M/F||Imagine you have a great idea that you think is able to make our lives easier, better or even more sustainable. One of those could be a vertical farm growing our own crops by using our self-made Hydroponics. Let’s make those ideas come true with the help of science and engineering! Engineerin? You are right, that includes Robotics! We’ll start into this years Makers’ Club with programming for MakeX!|
|Environmental Protection Club (EPC)||J. Surman||Monday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||The Environmental Protection Club (EPC) works on a number of different environmental issues on the school campus. We focus on Waste Management, hosting environmental events and communication and gardening. If you are interested in any of the above, please join us and if you can not make Monday lunch time, please email Mrs Surman.|
|Junior Debate World Schools Format||K. Butchart||Friday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y08-Y09 / K07-K08||M/F||Students will debate in the World School’s format, with lessons on research, structure, delivery and speaker roles given by our senior debate heads and HK World Schools coach Greg Forse. There will be a round robin competition in the second half of the year. This ECA finishes at the end of April.|
|Senior Debate World Schools Format||K. Butchart||Friday||09 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:40||Y10-Y13 / K09-K12||M/F||A varied program is planned including in-house debating, friendly debates with local schools and preparation for major competitions.|
|Year 7 Debate||K. Butchart||Wednesday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||15:20 - 16:45||Y7/K06||M/F||Students will debate in the World School’s format, with lessons on research, structure, delivery and speaker roles. There will be a round robin competition in the second half of the year.|
|Big Band||K. Haines||Monday||02 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||15:20 - 16:30||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||GSIS Big Band has a long-standing tradition of excellence at GSIS. Big Band is open to the following instrumentalists: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophone, Woodwind, Electric Violin, Drum-kit, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Tuned Percussion. Students should be about Grade 4 standard and above and be able to read music. The band performs regularly throughout the year at various school events including the Christmas Bazaar, Christmas Gala Concert, Spring Concert and community functions outside of school including the Hong Kong Sevens. Members of Big Band also participate in the annual Big Band Festival.|
|Rock School||K. Haines||Monday||02 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Rock bands of all levels are invited to participate in ‘Rock School’, and develop their ensemble skills. Rock bands should already be formed, and may use the music suites to rehearse for performances. Performance events during the year are the Christmas Bazaar, school assemblies and inter-school competitions in Hong Kong, and the Showcase ‘Battle of the Bands’. Singers are also welcome to join as part of a band.|
|GSIS Jazz Combo||K. Haines / R. Mariaca||Wednesday||04 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||The Jazz Combo is open to brass, woodwind, drummers and guitarists. They will play a variety of repertoire such as classic and modern jazz, funk and soul. The Jazz Ensemble will perform at various events throughout the year, such as the Christmas Bazaar, concerts and festivities.|
|Junior MUN||M. Walker||Tuesday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y09 / K06-K08||M/F||For training the Model United Nations|
|Gomoku (strategy board game)||N. Li||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Gomoku, also called Five in a Row, is an abstract strategy board game played by two persons. The game seems to be a simple one, but once you start to play it, you will realise Gomoku actually requires lot of power of mind. You must understand notions and structures of game theory. Only the appropriate use of these structures can bring you victory. Ready for the challenge?|
|Rock School||R. Mariaca||Monday||02 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||12:35 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Rock bands of all levels are invited to participate in ‘Rock School’, and develop their ensemble skills. Rock bands should already be formed, and may use the music suites to rehearse for performances. Performance events during the year are the Christmas Bazaar, school assemblies and inter-school competitions in Hong Kong, and the Showcase ‘Battle of the Bands’. Singers are also welcome to join as part of a band.|
|Electric Guitar Ensemble||R. Mariaca||Tuesday||03 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||15:20 - 16:30||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||GSIS Electric & Bass Guitar Ensemble is for beginner and intermediate players who would like to learn Rock, Pop and Jazz repertoire as well as bass and electric guitar riffs and licks. A wonderful opportunity to perform as an ensemble and follow the highly acclaimed Rock School of Music syllabus.|
|Knitting||S. McCarrick||Thursday||09 Sep 2019 - 20 Jun 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Try your hand at knitting!|
|Senior MUN||S. Prinsloo||Tuesday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y10-Y13 / K09-K12||M/F||Practice and preparation for Model United Nations conferences, including HKMUN|
|School Newspaper||Student Led (D. Crouch)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Help produce the online edition of the school newspaper “The Common Room”. Need dedicated people to join.|
|History Bowl & Bee (IHBB)||Student Led Alex Mueller (S. McCarrick)||Thursday||06 Feb 2020 - 26 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y9-Y10 / K08-K09||M/F||Practice for the IHBB competition|
|Table Tennis||Student Led Colin Wong, Nicholas Chang (P. Wymond)||Wednesday||05 Feb 2020 - 25 Mar 2020||13:15 - 13:55||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Join the table tennis ECA for a chance to play against people of different skill levels or just for fun. Our goal is to promote table tennis in GSIS and finalise a potential sports team|
|Photography ECA||Student Led Edward Law, Sky Chen (N. Culican)||Tuesday||04 Feb 2020 - 24 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Photography ECA is a casual and fun ECA for photography enthusiasts to share photos and learn a couple of new skills. We will be exploring various types of photography and students of all skill-levels are welcome.|
|Discussions on Ethics||Student Led Jade Poon, Tung Li (D. Santella)||Tuesday||04 Feb 2020 - 24 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y08-Y13 / K07-K12||M/F||Is there really a right or wrong? Can we justify murder? Learn and discuss ethics through difficult moral dilemmas and open discussions.|
|Stress Relief (relaxing activities)||F||Thursday||06 Feb 2020 - 26 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||In this ECA we would like to help students unwind from a stressful school day by relaxing with various creative activities such as simple crafts and meditation. There will also be group sessions where students can exchange advice and offer support to each other.|
|Year 7 & 8 Public Speaking Workshops||Student Led Ruth Scharff-Hansen (K. Butchart)||Wednesday||09 Sep 2019 - 25 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y08 / K06-K07||M/F||Students will learn public speaking skills and prepare for an inter-school public speaking tournament in the second half of the year. Auditions for the GSIS Team will be held last week of February.|
|Philosophy & Politics||Student Led Sebastian Ching (N. Comty)||Tuesday||04 Feb 2020 - 24 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||This ECA aims to help students in their understanding of how philosophy influences various aspects of society, and also to learn and discuss how to logically craft answers to seemingly abstract questions.|
|Hip Hop Group||Student Led Sebastian Hindmarsh and Vivian Cheung (R. Majithia)||Tuesday||04 Feb 2020 - 24 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y9-Y13 / K08-K12||M/F||Our dance group ECA is an all-inclusive platform to help express individuals through dance. We will be teaching a variety of dance styles, ranging from classic hip-hop to waacking to locking/popping to slight contemporary influences.|
|Save the sharks||Student Led Shayona Sengupta, Ryan Chan, Ysobel Hughes (C. Hoskins)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||This ECA will mainly focus on educating students about sharks and the threats that they face. We'll also be planning a "shark week" in GSIS, in order to raise awareness about sharks throughout the school.|
|Quiz||Student Led Simeon Audu, Darren Choi, Nigel Ma, Xavier Chan and Ken Liang (S. McCarrick)||Tuesday||04 Feb 2020 - 24 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||ECA to help prepare students for inter-school knowledge related competitions. We will primarily focus on Mind Over Matter and the Geography/History Bee/Science & Bowl.|
|Crossroads||Student Led Vivian Cheung (L. McCardle)||Wednesday||05 Feb 2020 - 25 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||Crossroads Foundation is a Hong Kong based non-profit organisation. They globally distribute goods to the people in need, as well as provide simulation experiences where participants can step into the shoes of people facing global challenges.|
|Psychology||Student Led, Aerin Mok & Fontaine Gibbs, (C. Lau)||Thursday||06 Feb 2020 - 26 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||Explore the different areas of psychology, such as human development, social behaviour and cognitive processes. Psychology can be associated with just about anything, so you'll have the chance to suggest topics you like as well!|
|Support a Sport (Charity)||Student Led, Chloe Sik, Anthony Yuen, Liam O'Driscoll, Ryan Chen (R. Markwick)||Monday||03 Feb 2020 - 23 Mar 2020||15:30 - 17:30||Y12-Y13 / K11-K12||M/F||Support a Sport is a student ran ECA that gives back to our local community. Every week teams of 3 coaches will head to a local school in Kowloon to teach a group of around 20 primary school students sports they won’t usually be taught at school. These sports include hockey and netball. This ECA is extremely fulfilling, and not only do we teach these sports, but we form new friendships and bonds with the students we see regularly.|
|Chess||Student Led, Coleman Li (B. Wong)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||A fun and relaxing ECA where people of different ages and abilities can come and play chess. People who are new to chess can come and learn the basics and improve their skill over the semester.|
|Kids-4-Kids||Student Led, Edward Law, Fontaine Gibss, Sanvritti Singh (H. Schuurman)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y10-Y13/K09-K12||M/F||A Hong Kong based non-profit charity that creates opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to discover their talents, become creative problem solvers and engage in volunteering programs with our partners in the local community. Members will have chances to organise and participate in charity events.|
|Mock Trial||Student Led, Fontaine Gibbs & Ronny Chan (K. Butchart)||Friday||09 Sep 2019 - 19 Jun 2020||14:40 - 16:00||Y10-Y13 / K09-K12||M/F||This ECA will consist of preparation for the Mock Trial competitions taking place during the school year. Students will have the chance to act as barristers or witnesses in a simulated court room setting. This ECA is suited to drama or aspiring law students.|
|Art||Student Led, Jasmine Shek, Nisha Boehm, Charlotte Cheng, Alison Tam, Kimberly Leung (R. Majithia)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||A creative outlet to allow students to escape from stress. Provides insight to the IGCSE/IB Visual Arts course and allows current art exam students extra time to work on their coursework Art with a purpose; they work towards producing work to raise money for charity. The aim is to promote creativity, individuality and self-expression through art. We will also provide advice for older year groups who are working on their coursework for public exams.|
|Bridge Club||Student Led, Jenna Hong & Nitya Nigam (L. McCardle)||Wednesday||05 Feb 2020 - 25 Mar 2020||13:15 - 14:00||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||Bridge (the card game) ECA is suitable for both beginners; and those wishing to develop their skills. There will be a intro to the game in the first week to teach the rules and some basic strategy. Then the following weeks will have informal games to practice their skills. This will lead up to a friendly competition in the last few weeks of the term.|
|Chinese Chess||Student Led, Leo Webb (N. Li)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K06-K12||M/F||Learn to play Chinese Chess or build upon your existing skills. Keep track of your performance with a matchmaking rating.|
|Entrepreneurship Club||Student Led, Noah Stocker-Kim & Neel Shah (B. Wong/R. Majithia)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y7-Y11/K08-K10||M/F||Entrepreneurship Club is a student-led ECA designed to give other students an insight on the so-called "entrepreneurial process". Through this, students will produce a product and product pitch, designed to solve one of their day-to-day problems in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.|
|Coding||Student Led, Sean Li (R. Majithia)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y10-Y13 / K09-K12||M/F||An ECA aimed at training a school team for computer science related competitions by teaching skills beyond the syllabus.|
|Film Club||Student Led, Ysobel Hughes, Nicole Chan, Anju Chenaux-Repond (B.Wong)||Friday||07 Feb 2020 - 27 Mar 2020||14:00 - 15:20||Y07-Y13 / K05-K12||M/F||In Film Club, we will watch various types of critically-acclaimed films and then discuss and analyse them as a group to see what factors of the film make it so successful/interesting. Afterwards, we will be producing short films of our own using the analysis from the movies we watched together.|
|Activity||Teacher||Weekday||Course Dates||Time||Year Group||Gender||Description|