Thursday, May 30, 2013

AGM 2012-13 report

The PA held their AGM May 27, 2013

After Schoology and blog announcements, 21 people were in attendance and with 37 proxy forms received.

Minutes from the previous year were reviewed and approved. Finance reports were reviewed as well. A new position was proposed and approved for Financial and Membership Secretary. Outgoing ExCo members were thanked and new ones welcomed after the election. Evening Prayer Group met following the AGM.

If you would like to serve on the ExCo, please contact us. 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.

Communications Preferences Survey

The Parent Association would like to find out your preferred method of receiving communication or getting updates on the PA and its activities.

Currently we post on Schoology, maintain this blog and occasionally add items of interest to campus newsletters.

Please take this survey - thank you!

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:

Anyone have textbooks they want to sell or need to buy?

If there are any parents who have ordered duplicate textbooks last year for their student and would like to resell or swap, please email what books you have and what you're looking for (title, for what grade, ISBN) to:

If there are enough people interested, perhaps we could set up an evening sale/swap event otherwise we can monitor the emails and let parents know if someone has something they're interested in.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

End of the year lunch

We welcomed past ExCo members and honored Marlon for his many years of faithful service to the school and PA. (His son is graduating, but I'm sure we'll meet again!) It was so nice to see familiar faces and enjoy a dimsum lunch...

Marlon and Kirby are two of our longest serving ExCo members

HS Principal Brian and Marlon

Click on the album to see these photos or these and many more ICS PA photo albums 

A note from Marlon:

Thank you All for attending yesterday lunch! I am honoured to have worked with you all wonderful people whom have the hearts for ICS. May God keep you and Bless you and your families. In the name of Jesus Chris our Lord! Amen!

Thank you Becky for all the works you have done, and the wonderful gift that you have prepared. I am blessed!

Love in Christ!


Chairman's Report 2012-13

Dear ICS parents,

This past year has been a special year of blessings at ICS! Let me highlight some events below. I also want to encourage you to take a look at the events and photos on our beautiful blog:

In August 2012 we hosted a lunch to welcome new staff and teachers, and nothing is better than treating them to “yum cha”, which we did at Royal Park Hotel restaurant. Throughout the year faithful parents helped prepare appreciation lunches, providing turkey at Thanksgiving, and helped with campus decoration during Christmas and Chinese New Year.

P.A. is also keen on bringing the gospel to our community. In the Fall we hosted the live streaming of Jeremy Lin HK gospel event at our Lu Kao Hwa Theater. Hundreds came and many raised their hands to accept the Lord as savior. Then in the Spring we staged a Gospel Dinner at Regal Riverside with Rev. C.C. Ng as main speaker. His message of Father’s love touched our hearts and reminded us how little our love towards others is when compared to God’s love. Mr. Marlon Cheung (our longest serving P.A. Executive Committee member) also gave his testimony before the message; he shared how God touched him and healed him even though one doctor gave him only a few months to live. Marlon is now almost cleared of cancer cells and continue to use his testimony to glorify God. Praise the Lord!

In late April the P.A. hosted a special evening gathering called Time with ABBA, and invited school administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students to form a chain of blessings after some great worship. All who came were so blessed, we want to give thanks to our Father and will continue doing it in various forms in the future.

Yes, P.A. collects membership fees from many parents and we use our money wisely to benefit the community. To recognize Mr. Tim Wong’s many years of service at ICS, we donated money to help purchase a new die-cut machine at KG campus, to save teachers from traveling to Shek Mun for what was previously the only school set. We also volunteered and purchased good books and DVDs and assembled them into what we call the Parent Resource section of the Secondary Library. Please check these out as great family entertainment and parenting resources at home. As usual , we also supported the Fall Festival (sponsoring the jumping gym), HS Camp, Alpha Camp, Vida Nueva Camp, and HS and MS Fellowships with snacks, food and prayers! Talking about prayers, there are many daytime and evening time prayer meetings organized by our P.A. prayer coordinators. Many grades also have their specific grade level prayer cells that meet regularly. We pray you can join one next year, and help bless ICS to become what God wants us to be!

Pastor Fai Chan
On Behalf of the P.A. Executive Committee

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Textbook list available for 2013-14

We have found that some families prefer to have their own copy of a textbook to keep at home so their student does not have to carry it back and forth to school. The PA has acquired the Secondary School list of textbooks for 2013-14 with ISBN numbers for easier ordering.

The school recommends ordering from Follett Educational Services since they also offer used textbooks and you can save on shipping charges compared to Amazon.

Please contact the PA if you would like to see the textbook list.