Thursday, December 2, 2010

Gospel dinner

Praise the Lord!

Thanks to many generous sponsors there were 42 tables = 504 seats = FULL HOUSE

It was a successful event with wonderful speakers Tony Ma and Francis Chan and a number of people were prayed for, received blessings, and accepted Christ during the course of the evening...

Here is selection of comments:

"I look forward to seeing how God will further bless His people at ICS and more blessings to come!!"

"I can’t tell you how touched and inspired I was by last’s Gospel. It was joyful and encouraging to me, as a Christian and as a mother. It was heart-warming to see the happy faces in the hall."

"I am so proud that our parents have done such a marvelous Gospel dinner... One man had tears in his eyes and after speaking to him, I was so moved that the Holy Spirit inspired him to receive Jesus as his personal saviour at our banquet. He has been to many Christian meetings where the seeds were sown, but it was last night that he has signed up to spend eternity with God and us. The great thing is he said that he will go home to tell his daughter and wife about his encounter with Jesus. No doubt, the speaker was excellent..."

"I really feel that each of us came away encouraged and refreshed in our faith walk and shared in the passion of the Father's heart for the lost."

"Pastor Francis Chan's message is very powerful and challenging. I am touched by his message."

"I'm tremendously blessed by Francis' message and the joined efforts and love in Christ that...Board, the PA Event Committee, PA EXCO, the Prayer team and everyone involved have put in to make this a successful outreach event and a heart-warming ICS community Dinner."

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ICS Gospel Dinner

Exciting News!
Pastor Francis Chan is coming to speak to us at an ICS Gospel Dinner on Dec 2, 2010

Date: Thursday, Dec 2, 2010
Reception: 6:30, Dinner: 7-10:00pm
Venue: Shatin Town Hall, Banquet Hall
Style: Chinese Banquet with 8 courses

Cost: $2640/table for 12 (or $220/person)

Organized by the ICS PA, supported by ICS Board and School Administration.

Book your table now! Invite your friends and other parents. The tables are going fast...

Booking Contacts: Vanessa Chan - 9096 8984 / Maria Lau - 9732 7938

Friday, October 22, 2010

New Playground at Kindergarten

When parents join the Parents Association, membership fees go toward supporting school events and helping in other ways. This beautiful new playground at the Kindergarten was made possible with your support. It replaces the former one that was worn out and well-loved. Thank you parents!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Interesting reading...

PA has posted a book extract from "Good to Great" (in 2 parts), which makes for interesting reading. It talks about how social sectors, e.g. schools, NGOs, etc., should be run differently from commercial businesses.

Click here to download from the PA Site Interesting reading

Please share this with anyone you think would be interested. Feel free to add comments - we appreciate any feedback you have.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Parent Support Group

Upcoming Parent Support Group meetings
Fridays 8:30 - 10:30 AM, Elementary Science Lab 6/F
October 8, 22
November 5, 12

Oct 8 - Internet/Computer Addiction, Dr. Benjamin Wat (Cantonese with English translation if necessary)
Oct 22 Follow-up discussion by parents

Nov 5, 12 Dr. Josh McDowell (DVD in English with Chinese subtitles and discussion)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

PARC Report

Greetings in the name of the Lord !

After three long years of PA Reform studies, we now have concluded a PARC (PA Reform Committee) Report and Recommendations, for all ICS PA members and Parents ! Most importantly, God has revealed His Vision on Parents' roles and model in ICS, to PARC members, Praise the Lord!

Please click on the links for the the Report and related documents for your reference!

1) PARC Report and Recommendations
2) PARC meetings minutes

3) PTA_by_Laws Draft (Sept 2009 version) - provided by Headmaster & Teacher reps.

4) PTA_by_Laws Draft (May 2010 version) - amended by PARC.

We would like to thank you for your support, and the parents, teachers and others who had participated in this study !

May His Name be Glorified !

Thank you and God Bless !

In Christ,

(PARC) PA Reform Committee

P.S. Please feel free to forward to PA Members and Parents.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

HS Community Potluck

Last night the Parents Association hosted a HS Community Potluck. People started trickling into the Upper Gym around 6 p.m. and after dropping off their contribution to the food table, started conversations with other parents and faculty. Kids found their friends - some played the games set out on a table for small groups and others were in the Lower Gym that was also open at this time for volleyball and basketball.

From HS Community Potluck 2010

A welcome announcement by the HS Principal, prayer by our PA Chair, a presentation on Parent Courses in the works, and singing led by the Worship Team were a prelude to dinner.

From HS Community Potluck 2010

While everyone was lining up to get food then sit in circles or at tables, several of our talented vocal ensembles serenaded us.

As people finished eating some mingled to talk to others, while others went back downstairs to the Lower Gym to play ball again.

It was great to see teams made up of all grade-levels of the HS as well as a few teachers and parents playing both volleyball and basketball. We were prepared with team games of Pictionary and Dodgeball, but decided not to play since people were OK with the other activities.

Overall, the event went well and there was enough food for all. We hope more parents will join in the future!

Parent Courses

Click here for more information
on the Cleansing Stream Seminar we would like to offer at school starting at the end of the month. Please email us at to let us know if you'd be interested in joining.

What happens at CSM Basic Seminar?

The CSM Basic Seminar usually lasts for 12-13 weeks and it consists of five seminars and one weekend retreat. Seminar meetings are held fortnightly or weekly. For each seminar, there will be a Bible-based video teaching, and a small group discussion in a relaxed and safe environment. The video teaching and small group discussion can be run on the same day or on separate days. Each seminar typically lasts for 2 hours.

It is essential that participants set aside 1 to 2 hours each week to complete homework and course material. Weekend retreat runs on a Friday evening and all day Saturday, held twice a year, usually in the Spring and Fall. Teaching on additional topics and personal ministry is the highlight of the retreat. Breakthroughs and changes lives are the result.

Cleansing Stream Basic Seminar runs twice a year through various local churches in Hong Kong, conducted in Chinese, English, and other languages (French, Nepalese, Sri Lankan), and we look forward to expand to more language groups in the future.

CSM Basic Seminar and Retreat topics:

Seminar 1: Walk in the Spirit

Seminar 2: Commit Everything to God

Seminar 3: Speak Words of Life

Seminar 4: Enter the Cleansing Stream

Weekend retreat: Friday evening and Saturday all day. Some topics include:

Passage to Purity
Guilt, Shame and Condemnation
Healing from the Orphan’s Heart
Additional topics will be included as needed
Seminar 5: Press Towards the Goal

Please note that the Seminars prepares the participant’s heart to receive ministry and to better understand the spiritual dynamics presented at the Retreat. The Seminar and Retreat are structured in such way that they compliment one another through pairing discipleship and deliverance. Hence it not possible to attend the retreat without first completing the seminars.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Men's Conference

The PA would like to offer parents courses that may be interesting to them at school. Here is information on an upcoming conference for men September 24-25

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Please attend HS Community Potluck

We are hosting a HS Community Potluck dinner on Friday, September 10 from about 6 – 9:30pm in the Upper Gym and podium. PARENTS come meet teachers, staff and other parents as well as the kids your kids hang out with. KIDS come hang out with your friends and meet your friends parents.

Enjoy conversation, activities and yummy food brought by everyone to share.

Please RSVP at with parent's name, student's name, what food you're bringing (enough for 8-10 pls) and phone number. Drinks, plates and cutlery provided by the PA.

We’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new people!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Changes to the ExCo

We have had our first Committee meeting and would like to announce a few changes - Marlon is stepping down as Chair to be replaced by Fai, who was Vice Chair. (They are swapping roles.) We welcome Tony Ma who is joining Phyllis as a Prayer Group Coordinator. Becky has agreed to help as Secretary until the position is filled, but is still serving as SS Rep. There are still vacant campus rep positions as well. If you or any one you know would like to serve, please let us know!

Executive Committee members 2010-11

We would like to present the ExCo members for 2010-2011. You will notice we have some vacancies, so if you or someone you know would like to serve, please find the nomination procedure and info on the: PA Documents page.

Chairperson Fai Chan
Vice Chairperson Jacquelyn Chan
Vice Chairperson Marlon Cheung
Treasurer Kirby Chan
Secretary (vacant)

Campus Representatives:

Kindergarten (2) Ruby Lam, (1 vacancy)

Elementary (6) Melody Funk Landes, Andrew Ngo, Maria Lau, Monic Mou, Penny Yue, (1 vacancy)

Secondary (6) Rosemary Choi, Louisa Lee, Becky Su, Vanessa Chan, (2 vacancies)

Prayer Group Coordinators: Phyllis Fung, Tony Ma

Please consider joining the PA if you haven't already. Resgistration forms and other PA documents are located: here

Monday, May 31, 2010

Minutes of ICS PA AGM (09-10)

Friday, May 28, 2010, 7:30 pm
ICS Chapel, 5/F

1. Quorum was met for the AGM meeting with 53 member proxies received and 12 members in attendance (total 65). There were several conflicting events scheduled for the same evening resulting in a poor showing.

2. Pastor Fai Chan was invited to open the AGM with a prayer.

3. 2008-09 AGM minutes were reviewed, Kirby proposed to accept and no objection received. Minutes passed.

4. Marlon Cheung (Chairman) gave his report for the year 2009-10.

5. PA Finance Report (as of 4/30) was reviewed and about $10,000 more in expenses expected to be claimed will change totals of campus spending.

6. Queenie Wong, Election Committee Chair, took the floor to present the nominees for the Executive Committee election. As there were fewer nominations than the vacancies, all nominations were accepted –Vice Chair: Fai Chan; Treasurer: Kirby Chan; Kindergarten Rep: Ruby Lam; Elementary Reps: Maria Lau, Monic Mou, Penny Yue, and Andrew Ngo (moving up from Kindergarten); Secondary Reps: Vanessa Yun; (re-elected): Rosemary Choi, and Becky Su

Therefore, the new EXCO members for 2010-11 were announced – Chairman: Marlon Cheung; Vice Chair: Jacquelyn Yu, Fai Chan; Treasurer: Kirby Chan; Secretary: (vacant); Secondary Representatives: Louisa Lee, Becky Su, Rosemary Choi, Vanessa Yun, (two vacancies); Elementary Representatives: Melody Funk, Andrew Ngo, Maria Lau, Monic Mou, Penny Yue, (one vacancy); Kindergarten Representatives: Ruby Lam, (one vacancy); Prayer Group Coordinators: Phyllis Fung, (one vacancy)

7. AOB - PARC (PA Reform Committee) is planning future meetings. PARC and teachers reps. are exchanging proposed future PA/PTA constitution drafts. Once they have reached consensus, PARC then can present it to the PA members for decisions. Current PARC structure: Dr. Jimmy Fung (non PA EXCO) as Chairman, Alex Hung (PA EXCO) as secretary, Marlon Cheung (PA EXCO), Rosemary Choi (PA EXCO), Queenie Wong (non PA EXCO) and Annie Wong (non PA EXCO).

8. As there was no further business, the Chairman invited Vice Chairman Kirby Chan to close the AGM meeting at 8:25pm.

AGM (2009-10) Minutes

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dear Parents,

As ICS continues to expand, so does our need for parental involvement. Involvement in the ICS Parent Association allows parents to voice their concerns and ideas. It is also an opportunity for parents to be part of their child’s school life.

As we look forward to the next school year, it is time to choose new members for some of the positions on the Executive Committee (ExCo). If you would like to serve for a term in ExCo or know another member of the Parent Association you would like to recommend to serve, please read the nomination material and complete the Nomination Form that is posted on the ICS Intranet .

For the 2010-11 academic school year, the following positions are up for re-election or are open.

- Vice-Chairperson (1)
- Secretary (1)
- Treasurer (1)
- Campus Representatives: Kindergarten (2), Elementary (4), Secondary (4)

Please return all Nomination Forms to the “PA Election Committee” by May 26, 2010. Please e-mail to the “PA Election Committee” or put the Nomination Form in an envelope marked “PA - Election”, and send it to school with your child. For Secondary parents, your child can give the envelope to the School Office.

The election will take place on 28th May, 2010, at the school chapel 5th floor, begins at 7:30 p.m. Any last minute nominations can be written in on the ballot at the meeting. We hope to see you there. Please contact the “PA Election Committee” if you have any questions.

If you are not able to attend the PA AGM, you are encouraged to download, and send back the filled PROXY form to the Election Committee Chair!

PA Election Committee:
Chair Queenie Wong
The ICS PA AGM will be held on the 28th May 2010, 7:30 - 8:30 PM at the ICS Chapel, 5th Floor.

Please download, fill out and return a Proxy form if you won't be able to attend. This will facilitate the election of new Executive Committee members.

The Chairman's report, finance report, AGM Agenda, Nomination documents and list of available committee positions all available here: PA Documents

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Whole School Teacher Appreciation Lunch - last one for this school year!

Secondary parents are planning a Whole School Teacher Appreciation Lunch for Friday, April 30 in conjunction with the 4th grade Elementary parents. This will be the third, and last, lunch this year and I'm sure with your help it will be as successful as the others.

Please take this opportunity to express your thanks to your teachers by contributing a dish of food (perhaps 8-10 servings) or dessert and let us know by email to or phone. It is really wonderful to see all the teachers enjoying this time together and I know they really appreciate it!

Please bring food to the 2/F Teacher's Lunchroom or drop off at the table in the parking garage before 11am. Thank you so much for your help!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thank you parents!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the fifth grade and secondary school parents that contributed delicious food to make the 2nd combined Teacher Appreciation Lunch a success. The teachers really enjoyed and appreciated the lunch - it's so neat to see everyone eating and fellowshipping together. There will be one final combined lunch in April with 4th grade parents and secondary parents, please contact us if you are able to contribute. Thank you!
Here are some slides presented during Part 2 of the presentation from St. Stephen's Society. It was an interesting and informative presentation - too bad we ran out of time and had to cut short this program that is intended to be a week-long seminar. We would like to thank Jackie Pullinger and her group of several speakers, some who shared their stories of addiction with us, for working with our school to provide these two seminars as well as others presented to our high school students. If there is enough interest from parents, there was talk of organizing future seminars. Also, a big thank you to our generous parents who donated to the society.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Please join a Parent Seminar

All parents are reminded they are welcome to attend a Parent Seminar with St. Stephen's Society on Saturday, Feb 6th from 2:30 until 4:30pm in the Lu Kao Hwa Theatre. There will be snacks and drinks provided.

This is part two and speakers will be giving ideas about parenting for healthy development during adolescent years and suggesting ways of intervening early to prevent addictive behaviors from developing. Part one was attended by just over 50 people and many stayed to enjoy a light lunch and fellowship after. Following are a few of the informative slides that were presented. We hope to see you there!

Monday, January 18, 2010

ICS Prayer Watch for 2010

Dear ICS parents, teachers & administrators,

May the Grace, mercy, and peace be with you from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.(2 John 1:3)

The parents' prayer group sincerely invite you to join our prayer meetings for the rest of the school year in 2010. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to give thanks to the Lord and cover the school , our kids and each other in prayers. Please find below the ICS Prayer Watch for 2010 for the respective scheduled ES & SS meeting times.

Please note that the upcoming prayer meetings in January are as follows:

Secondary School ( Evening): Jan . 28th , Thurs, from 7:30-9:30pm ,at Chapel

Elementary School( Day time): Jan 28th, Thurs, from 1:30- 3pm,at ES conf. room

May God be glorified through our praise & thanksgiving, worship, intercession and fellowship in 2010! We hope to see you there!

Have a blessed & prosperous New Year!

ICS Parents’ Prayer Group