ESF South Island School
50 Nam Fung Road, Hong Kong, SAR, China
+852 2555 9313
|Status||English Schools Foundation school/Non-Profit|
|Principal||Mr Tom Vignoles|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||11-18|
|Number of pupils||1,440|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP, IBCP|
|CP Coordinator||Mr Gwillym Cornes|
|Diploma Coordinator||Ms Kelly Diaz|
|Associations||ESF, CIS, IB, Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
South Island School is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). ESF is the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. Our vision is for every student to be the best that they can be. Our mission is to inspire creativity and nurture global citizens and leaders of the future. We do this by creating joyful learning environments, led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.
South Island School is a dynamic, innovative and forward looking school located in a green setting on the south side of Hong Kong Island. It caters for 1,440 students from 39 different nations. The school prides itself on a strong values-based philosophy, international outlook, a personalised curriculum and very high academic standards. There is a focus on the development of students’ personal qualities, fostering a skill set which is creative and contemporary and that develops community responsibility under the banner 'Making a Difference'. The School makes excellent provision for children with moderate learning difficulties through a Learning Support Class.
The School is a candidate school for the Middle Years Programme.
The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. Our 22 schools and comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.
Our strategic intent is to be the key driver of best practice in teaching and learning. Our model of education is on the cutting-edge of global innovation producing excellent outcomes for our students.
There are 17,000 students from more than 60 different nationalities in ESF schools, PIS and kindergartens. About 70% of our students have parents who are permanent residents of Hong Kong.
ESF is proud of the high academic and wider achievements of our students. In 2017, 15 ESF students achieved the perfect score of 45 points in the IB Diploma examinations; more than 95% go on to leading universities worldwide.