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