Primary Community Involvement Programme
- Primary CIP Framework
- Primary CIP Highlights
SIS students will be caring, competent and proactive helpers of the community.
Platforms In Service
Service to the community is promoted as a way of life with projects done through the various platforms – Whole School, Level & CCA.
Projects involving the whole school are arranged each term to inculcate in our students a habit of helping others in need.
|Term 1||Salvation Army Recycled Goods Drive|
|Term 2||CIP Day 1: Collection Drive and Concert for the Elderly|
|Term 3||Heifer Read-to Feed|
|Term 4||CIP Day 2: Beach Clean Up, Visits to Elderly and Impoverished|
|Science||LEAP Lai-See Fundraising|
|Roots & Shoots||Box of Hope, Organic Plants Sales|
CIP Days 1 & 2
Twice a year, SIS devotes an entire school day to giving students a chance to serve the community. Through our CIP Days, students gain invaluable experiences in learning how to serve the local communities in Hong Kong and caring for those in need. All the students in the school have a chance to participate in grade-level projects, which include hosting a school concert for the elderly, beach clean-ups, visits to rehabilitation homes, collecting and organising goods for families in need, and participating in educational activities held by visiting community organisations.
Box of Hope Collection Drive
Since 2011, SIS has collaborated with the Box of Hope charity to help not just children in poverty, but also those who are sick and orphaned. The Box of Hope charity enables students to help these children by filling a box with a variety of gifts. The charity then delivers the Boxes of Hope made by the students to children in Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines, most of whom have never received a gift before.
Each year, we receive approximately 700 boxes from the PY, Primary and Secondary sections combined. This number is even more impressive when we consider that the charity set a target of 8000 boxes to be collected from the 32 participating schools in Hong Kong.
The Salvation Army Recycled Goods Collection Drive
As part of our school’s commitment to serving the local community and promoting environmental protection, SIS runs a recycled goods collection drive annually for Salvation Army Hong Kong.
Donated goods are sorted, distributed and sold in Family Stores in Hong Kong and Macau. The net proceeds will go to The Salvation Army for use across its invaluable community programmes.
For many of our students, this is their first opportunity to serve our local community. Students learn to give and extend a hand to people in need. They learn that being part of community and helping the community is part of being responsible and caring members of society.
Heifer International is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to ending world hunger by providing livestock and training to help impoverished families around the world become self-reliant. Donations each year are allocated to help impoverished families in various provinces of China.
Prior to launching the programme, SIS students watch and discuss videos explaining how Heifer's animal gifts give struggling families the tools to achieve self-reliance. They learn about the different kinds of animals that could be donated from the money they raise through the program: goats, chickens, pigs, sheep, bees and more. A showcase of books is set up in the library featuring true stories about the animals passed on by Heifer and the families these animals helped.
We have also had the privilege of participating in sharing sessions given by teenager aged Heifer recipients from China, who have shared with us their stories of daily life in the rural villages, about the challenges they faced and their successes, and how their families have benefitted from Heifer International.
During a four-week period each year from March to April, students ask sponsors to make a financial pledge to encourage his or her reading.
As many of our SIS CIP projects do, the Read to Feed programme spans across disciplinary subjects including English, Chinese, Social Studies and Mathematics. Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who support this important cause and amazing learning experience for our school!