CIS 35A Trivia Quiz |「漢基35周年」知識簡答題
- Questions will be posted daily on this web page, CISHK Facebook, CISHK Instagram, Alumni Facebook, Alumni Instagram, and WeChat.
- All answers must be received by 11:59pm on Friday, May 24.
- Winners will be announced the week of May 27.
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The school’s 3 co-founders are Kin-yue Fu, Nelly Fung and Joyce Tai. Their portrait hangs in the conference room next to Mr. Lynch’s office.
Heads of School
- Christopher Stuart-Clark (1983-1988) (spouse: Jill)
- Peter Gibbons (1988-1990)
- Betty Wei Peh-t’i (1990-1991, acting) (spouse: Richard Liu)
- Christopher Berrisford (1991-1998) (spouse: Suzy Moser)
- Alex Horsley (1998-2001) (spouse: Gillian)
- Barry Drake (2001-2002) (spouse: Veronica)
- Richard Blumenthal (2002-2006) (spouse: Louise)
- Theodore Faunce (2006-2017) (spouse: Anna)
- Li Bin (2017-2018, acting) (spouse: Deng Xu)
- Sean Lynch (from 2018) (spouse: Molly Grogan)
A plaque with their names also hangs in the conference room.
The school opened in 1983-84 with 70-some students in Years 1 to 3. In 1984-85, a Reception program was started by long-standing Reception teacher Barbara Gerrard.
The school song was composed early on by first music teacher Emily Lam (later a CIS parent), with English lyrics by Christopher Stuart-Clark and Chinese lyrics by a now unknown Peter Lee.
Locations prior to Braemar Hill
- 7 Eastern Hospital Road
- 10 Borrett Road - Years 4-6 moved here in 1986-87
- 26 Kennedy Road - Years 3-6 move here in 1989-90, with Rec-Year 2 remaining at Eastern Hospital Road and Years 7-9 at Borrett Road
In 1986-87, the school published its first yearbook. In 1987-88, CIS had a student body of about 390, with the oldest students now in Year 7. In October 1989, CIS broke ground on the Braemar Hill site, and a year later held a topping out ceremony when the superstructure for the buildings was completed.
Regular trips to the Chinese mainland also began early on, and in 1988-89 the school partnered with the An Ji Lu Primary School in Hangzhou . In 1990-91, the school launched its four color houses named after Chinese provinces:
- and Green/Guangdong.
In 2005-06, CIS launched a 5th color house - Purple - by which time, the houses were no longer associated with provinces. It’s believed that the system for naming Secondary homerooms after Chinese cities was also started then. As the number of homerooms grew, they were known by 2- letter code based on the pinyin for the city name - eg, 7JN (Jinan), Y7KM (Kunming), Y7NJ (Nanjing), Y8BJ (Beijing), Y8XG (Xianggang - not HK!), etc.
Braemar Hill Campus
The school moved to Braemar Hill in time for the 1991-92 year, when Mr. Berrisford joined CIS. At that point, the school had 820 students and a teaching staff of 66. That year, the Secondary staged “A Dragon’s Tale” with a medieval theme. The play was reprised in 2015-16 by the Primary with a Chinese theme.
The first school paper was - called ChronIcleS (with the C, I and S capitalized) or 漢石 - was also launched that year, and ran till 1997. Subsequent papers and magazines have included W’ink, XiaoHua and Scribbles.
In 1992-93, CIS became the third school in Hong Kong to offer the IB Diploma program (after Li Po Chun UWC and French International School), and CIS graduated its first students in 1994. The class had 18 students, including Derek Chu, after whom the graduation prize in Economic is named, plus a nineteenth member - Timucin Taner from Turkey - the first of many AFS exchange students.
From 1994-95, the school ran at least two ski trips to St. Gervais in France; participating teachers John King and Yvonne Shannan are still members of the CIS faculty. In 2016-17, longtime teacher-adventurer Laszlo Varro picked up the tradition with an Easter Break trip to Saas Fee in Switzerland.
In the 1995-96, the CIS computer science department launched a website with the URL www.hk.super.net/~cis. Around this time, the school’s long-running a cappella group “The Enharmonics” was started by Vincent See ’02; it issued its first CD in 200-01 (not 2001-02). Enhars from different years re-grouped to perform at the farewell event for Ted and Anna Faunce in May 2017.
In 1998-99, the school adopted its current mission statement. In 1999-00, Drama teacher Clare Stearns directed “Kiss Me Kate”, the first of many dazzling whole-school musicals, which she reprised as her last in 2016-17.
In 2000-01, Project Week began. The Dragon Dance team was started in 2002-03. A sustained alumni program also kicked off from December of that year with a large-scale reunion held in the Moongate courtyard. The alumni association fielded its first Dragon Boat Team in 2005-06, and in 2013 the team came into its own when it won 3rd place in the Mixed Gold Cup competition at Stanley, followed by 1st place in 2015.
In 2004-05, CIS introduced its collaborative teaching model in Primary, with pairs of native Chinese and English teachers responsible for each homeroom.
In 2005-06, Block 1 was completed. It was built over the previously open air swimming pool. With the Chinese and English departments located on were then called Levels 7 and 8, the building was sometimes referred to as the “Arts & Languages Center”. Richard Blumenthal was Head of School and Natacha Cuvelier and Steven Li were Head Girl & Head Boy.
In 2008-09, CIS celebrated its 25th Anniversary at Ocean Park. Everyone gathered in the Ocean Theatre for a participatory percussion performance, involving simple materials such as plastic washbasins and recycled cans filled with beans and led by drumming superstars Mark Lung ’08 and his father Lung Heung Wing. (Mark’s mother is the music teacher noted above who composed the school song.) The drum was used as the logo and theme for the year’s events.
In 2009-10, the Annual Fund was launched, providing the seed money for the school’s first Apple devices and the following other notable projects. In 2010, the first XiaoHua magazine was published, an outgrowth of the MYP Personal Project of Jonathan Lu ’12, and the following year, the school introduced the Phoenix mascot, an idea that grew out of the PP of Valerie Tang ’12 (students and staff chose the Phoenix over the Tiger). In 2011-12, the Secondary laptop program launched. In 2013-14, Positive Education was introduced school-wide. Most notably of all, Hangzhou CIS opened in 2013-14, led by Richard Pratt and enrolling 57 Year 10 students
In March 2014, the school celebrated its 30th Anniversary in the old Secondary Gym. Immediately after, the Secondary Gym block, which included the Sports & Movement Center, was demolished. At the start of 2014-15, the school broke ground on the current New Tower, with a small ceremony involving the Head Girl, Head Boy, Eliza Gilchrist and Denis Tse, the Student Council Executive, and a Year 3 choir.
Two years later, at the start of 2016-17, the New Tower opened. The fundraising campaign and ongoing campus redevelopment were called “Phoenix Soaring”.
At the end of the 2017-18 school year, the rebuilt Moongate and new whole-school Library opened. Despite the advent of online resources and digital devices, CIS students still love hard copy, and the Library maintains a collection of about 43,000 books.
- 36th Year: 2018-19 - New Leadership
- 35th Year: 2017-18 - New Library & Moongate
- 34th Year: 2016-17 - New Tower
- 33rd Year: 2015-16 - A Dragon's Tale Encore
- 32nd Year: 2014-15 - New Tower Groundbreaking
- 31st Year: 2013-14 - "Hangzhou CIS" Opens
- 30th Year: 2012-13 - Rising Dragon Boat Team
- 29th Year: 2011-12 - A Tech-Infused Program
- 28th Year: 2010-11 - Phoenix Mascot Introduced
- 27th Year: 2009-10 - "XiaoHua" Magazine Published
- 26th Year: 2008-09 - 25th Anniversary at Ocean Park
- 25th Year: 2007-08 - A Culture of Service
- 24th Year: 2006-07 - Headmaster Ted Faunce
- 23rd Year: 2005-06 - Block 1 Addition Completed
- 22nd Year: 2004-05 - Collaborative Teaching Model
- 21st Year: 2003-04 - Last IGCSEs & New Student Council
- 20th Year: 2002-03 - 1st Dragon Dancers
- 19th Year: 2001-02 - Well-Loved "Enharmonics"
- 18th Year: 2000-01 - "Project Week" Begins
- 17th Year: 1999-01 - 1st "Kiss Me Kate"
- 16th Year: 1998-99 - Mission Statement Adopted
- 15th Year: 1997-98 - Handover Commemorated
- 14th Year: 1996-97 - Sporting Champions
- 13th Year: 1995-96 - CIS Goes Online
- 12th Year: 1994-95 - CIS Hits the Slopes
- 11th Year: 1993-94 - 1st Graduates
- 10th Year: 1992-93 - IB Diploma Introduced
- 9th Year: 1991-92 - Braemar Hill Campus Opens
- 8th Year: 1990-91 - House System Introduced
- 7th Year: 1989-90 - 3rd Temporary Site Added
- 6th Year: 1988-89 - School Trip to Hangzhou
- 5th Year: 1987-88 - 1st Secondary Students
- 4th Year: 1986-87 - 2nd Temporary Location
- 3rd Year: 1985-86 - School Song
- 2nd Year: 1984-85 - Reception Program
- 1st Year: 1983-84 - CIS Opens Its Doors
1 day to go
In 2017-18, CIS completed its new Library and Moongate. How many books are in the Library?
- A: 17,000
- B: 29,000
- or C: 43,000
(bonus point if you can explain the significance of the logo design on the new Moongate)
5 days to go
In 2013-14, Positive Education was launched, and Hangzhou CIS opened. How many students were in the first HZ cohort?
- A: 52?
- B: 56?
- or C: 59?
(bonus point for the name of HZCIS's first director)
6 days to go
In 2012-13, the Alumni-Staff Dragon Boat team bested well over 100 teams to finish in the Top 12 of the Mixed Gold Cup Final of the Stanley races. Did the team finish in:
- A: 1st ?
- B: 2nd ?
- or C: 3rd place?
(bonus point if you know the team's time)
7 days to go
In 2010 CIS introduced Apple computers in Primary and in 2011-12 started the Secondary laptop programme. Give the full names of any two people in this photo or on the current ICT help team (1 point per name)
8 days to go
In 2010-11, the Phoenix was adopted as the school mascot after winning a student and staff vote. What was the other option considered? (bonus points if you can name either the student who initiated the idea as his/her Personal Project, or the student who won the sketch design for the Phoenix mascot costume)
9 days to go
In 2009-10, one of the new Annual Fund's 1st initiatives was funding Xiao Hua magazine. There have been other student publications over the years. Which of the following is/are NOT a real CIS publication?
- A: ChronIcleS ?
- B: Han Ji Herald?
- C: Win’k?
- D: The Braemar Baozhi?
- and/or E: Scribbles?
(1 point per fake publication)
- B：Han Ji Herald？
10 days to go
In 2008-09, the Sports Field opened and CIS celebrated its 25th anniversary with an Ocean Park night and other events. What group activity took place in the Ocean Theatre? (bonus points for the names of our talented activity leaders)
11 days to go
In 2007-08, an accreditor's report commended CIS's “enviable culture of service which permeates the school”. Name any two longstanding service initiatives or partners (1 point per name)
13 days to go
In 2005-06, construction of Block 1 above the swimming pool was completed. Name the departments that used to be on what were then called the 7th and 8th floors (1 point per department; bonus points if you can name any of the people in the photo)
14 days to go
In 2004-05, the Primary collaborative teaching model - with English and Chinese teachers working side by side in the same classroom - was launched in Reception. Name any two Chinese-English teaching pairs, past or present, from any year-level (1 point per pair)
16 days to go
In 2002-03, the school fielded its first Dragon Dance Team. Name any two members, past or present (1 point per name; bonus points if you can name any of the teacher supervisors from over the years)
17 days to go
The a cappella group "The Enharmonics" is one of the school’s longest-running student groups. In 2001-02, they released the first of several CDs. Name any two Enhar members, past or present (1 point per name; bonus point if you can name the founder of the Enharmonics)
無伴奏合唱團「The Enharmonics」是學校歷史最悠久的學生團體之一。在2001-02學年，他們發行了幾張CD中第一張。 說出任何兩個過去或現在Enhars成員的名字。（每個名字得1分；如果您能說出Enharmonics創始人的名字，可加分)
19 days to go
In 1999-2000, under Ms. Stearns’ direction, the school put on its 1st whole-school production, which was performed again in 2016-17. Name the play (2 bonus points if you can name 2 students in either production)
1999-2000學年，在Stearns女士的指 導下，學校第一次舉辦全校製作，並於2016-17學年再次重演。 說出遊戲名稱。（如果您說出兩位參與的學生名字，可加2分）
21 days to go
In 1997, the Yearbook commemorated Hong Kong’s return to China with the title “Continuity | 繼往開來”, noting that “CIS is a microcosm of Hong Kong. The destiny of the two are irrevocably entwined. New faces will come and go, things will change, time will pass, but our future remains stable and positive”. Name any two Yearbook committee members, past or present (1 point for each name; bonus point if you know in what year CIS published its first yearbook?)
22 days to go
In 1996-97, CIS won the HKSSF “Omega Rose Award” for Most Improved School thanks to 6 division wins in 5 sports. Name any Sports Girl of the Year AND any Sports Boy of the Year in the school’s history (1 point for each name)
1996-97學年，漢基贏得了HKSSF頒發給最佳進步學校的「Omega Rose Award」，這得益於在5項運動中六分組獲勝。 說出學校往年任何一個「年度最佳運動女孩」以及任一「年度最佳運動男孩」的名字。（每個名字得1分）
23 days to go
In 1995-96, the school launched its first website, and the school was considered a leader with a dedicated Math Department page that received a remarkable 6700 hits in its first year. What was the URL of CIS's first website?
- A: www.hkstar.net/~cis?
- B: www.netvigator.com/~cis?
- or C: www.hk.super.net/~cis?
24 days to go
In 1994-95, CIS organised its first ski trip, and returned to the same location the next year. Name the destination country for those trips, or any other ski trip in CIS history (bonus points if you can name either of the teacher chaperones from the 1990s ski trips who are STILL at CIS)
25 days to go
In 1993-94, CIS celebrated its 10th anniversary and also graduated its first students. How many students were there in the Class of 1994?
- A: 17?
- B: 18?
- or C: 19?
- (2 bonus points if you can name the Head Girl and the Head Boy)
28 days to go
In 1990-91, a house system was introduced. Each house was given a color and the name of a Chinese province. Name the four Chinese provinces (1 point per province; bonus point if you can name the 5th color House that was added fifteen years later)
34 days to go
In 1984-85, in its second year of operation, CIS started its Reception programme. Name any 3 Reception teachers, past or present (1 point for each name; bonus point for the name of the teacher who founded the Reception programme)