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German Swiss International School Association Ltd

The German Swiss International School Association Ltd is a Hong Kong company limited by guarantee. The German Swiss International School Association Ltd is responsible for the operation of the German Swiss International School and employs the teachers and support staff, determines the curriculum in accordance with relevant supervisory guidelines and deals with academic and administrative matters. The Board of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd is elected by the members of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd at the Annual General Meeting. The Board oversees the operation of the school on behalf of the members.

The Board would like to encourage parents and alumni to become members of the GSIS Association Ltd. Becoming a member ensures you can contribute to the operations of the school and be instrumental in introducing improvements to make our school even better. As a member of the GSIS Association Ltd, you have the right to vote at the general meetings, and participate in the affairs of the GSIS Association Ltd. The membership fee is HK$100 per year per member.

For Parents: The school will be including the annual membership fee in your Term 1 school fee invoice per year. One or two parents may become members. You can ignore this payment, should you wish to discontinue / opt-out of the Association membership.
For GSIS Alumni: Please apply for / renew your membership using the link below.

Alumni Registration

Should you have further questions, in particular regarding your membership status, please contact Raymond Keung via email.

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German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd

The German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd is a Hong Kong company limited by guarantee, which owns and manages the buildings of the German Swiss International School.

The construction and development of the school premises have been funded by the GSIS Foundation Limited through issuing a series of debentures. A debenture must be purchased from The German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd for each child who enters the school and the debenture remains in place until the time the child leaves the school. The owner of the debenture is a member of The German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd and entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting. The Board of The German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd is elected by the members of The German Swiss International School Foundation Ltd at the Annual General Meeting.

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Frequently Asked Questions

As a member of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd, you can contribute to the operations of the school and be instrumental in introducing improvements to make our school even better. As a member of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd, you have the right to vote at the general meetings, and participate in the affairs of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd.

According to Article 5 of the Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&AA) of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd, membership shall be open to all natural persons over the age of 21 years, but not (i) firms or corporations (ii) the Headmaster or (iii) any teachers or employees of the School.

Natural persons are human beings, as opposed to artificial persons or entities such as companies which are recognized as legal persons under the law.

According to Article 4 of the M&AA of The German Swiss International School Association Ltd, applications for membership will be considered and approved by the Board, which retains the right to refuse any application, at its regular meetings.

With effect from June 2017, membership is $100/year.

Members may nominate any “natural person” over the age of twenty-one as a proxy, but not a corporation or other legal entity. A proxy form needs to be submitted by mail or by hand not less than 48 hours in advance of the General Meetings.

No. Holders of registered debentures are not automatically members of the German Swiss International School Association Ltd.