• Premier Interschool Quiz for all China, Hong Kong and Macau Schools.
  • Quiz Masters with over 10 years of experience.
  • Multiple Rounds - Sports, Comics, Cartoon & Computer Games, Literature & Music, Geography & Astronomy, Science & Technology, History & Ancient Civilisations, Hong Kong, Current Affairs etc
  • Variety of Prizes.
  • Written Preliminary round and Finals - both on 24th September 2016.
  • Team size of 3.
  • Quiz will be conducted in English.
  • Secondary schools students: Age 14 as on 1st January, 2016.
  • Early Bird Fee of HKD 1500 per team.
  • Registration after May end at HKD 1800 per team.


To promote Quizzing as an Educational Activity.

To position it as a Quiz with something for everyone.

To promote curiosity and interest in knowing the world around.

To foster passion for quizzing among school students in the spirit of exploration, discovery and learning to facilitate overall development.

Mind Over Matter

HONG KONG INTER SCHOOL QUIZ awakens these pillars of life.


Benefits to Participating Students:

  • Sense of pride and rejuvenation to represent the School and gain recognition.
  • Creates a positive competitive environment that is familiar but in a wider public space.
  • Build relationship by meeting fellow participants.
  • Great opportunity to showcase individual and group talent.


Benefits to Participating School:

  • Team building/Pride in the brand (win for the school).
  • Opportunity for Reward & Recognition/Community involvement.
  • Creates opportunities for new experiences and doing things that sets one apart.


Island School

South Island School

King George V


French International School

La Salle College

Marymount Secondary School

Renaissance College

Canadian International School

Discovery Bay International School

ULink College

West Island School

Wah Yan College

SKH Tang Shiu Kin Secondary School

Shatin College

American International School

German Swiss International School

Li Po Chun United World College


Rajiv Rai

A banker during the week, a quizzer on the weekends. Quizzing is a life long passion, for Rajiv Rai, having quizzed for over 25 years, setting and winning quizzes at national level in India. Prominently, he is the winner of SAARC Quiz, Landmark Quiz, Tata Crucible Quiz, Brand Equity Quiz and many others.

Rajiv has conducted quizzes all over India and specialises at setting interesting, engaging and “workoutable" questions and is a specialist in history, films, and science/tech. He was one of the Quizmasters of the First Edition of Mind Over Matter, Hong Kong Inter School Quiz, 2015.

He has also conducted several quizzes for top schools and colleges in India including IITs, IIMs, Stella Maris, Vidya Mandir, Kendriya Vidyalayas etc.

An IIT-Madras, IIM-Ahmedabad alumni and has worked with Accenture, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Hong Kong and is now with Edelweiss in Mumbai.

In his words, he loves quizzing "as long as the questions are intelligent and do not focus on plain memory-based recall”. He loves to travel on short vacations to Goa, Lonavla and longer ones, to exotic parts of the globe like Ladakh, New Zealand. His interests include Reading books, Watching movies, listening to music.

Ayeesha Shahani

A cosmopolitan, third-culture, Hong Kong kid, Ayeesha was educated through the ESF before receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Anthropology in the UK. After returning to HK and completing her Post Graduate Certificate of Education, she began a career working in international schools.

Ayeesha is a passionate learner and educator who conducts quiz nights all over HK. A teacher by day with a thirst for trivia, she enjoys writing interesting questions with wordplay and detail that allows participants to intelligently guess answers if they don't already know them. According to her, a good quiz should be inclusive and allow people to demonstrate their knowledge without alienating anyone. As she always says "If you don't know the answer, you should want to know the answer!" because quizzes seek to celebrate a love of learning.

Ayeesha also runs an events company and works with several high profile charity events throughout the year, raising money for the local community. She conducts corporate quizzes, charity quizzes, school quizzes and pub quizzes and is looking forward to her first year co-hosting Mind Over Matter.


Founding Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Signature Sponsors

Prize Sponsors




The Indian Chamber 60th Anniversary Education Trust was instituted to promote academic excellence among Hong Kong students, and to encourage India – Hong Kong educational tie and cooperation.

The Education Trust also distributes every year 20 scholarships known as Nehru Memorial Scholarship and Tagore Centenary Scholarship to Hong Kong Chinese students, studying in various schools, recommended by Student Financial Assistance Agency of the HKSAR Government.
TSol (Tvameva Solutions Overseas Limited) is a Capability Enhancement Company with presence in APAC and with extensive experience in conducting behavioral workshops and coaching seminars.
To find out more, go to www.tvamevasolutions.com

TSol successfully conducted the first edition of Hong Kong Inter School Quiz in 2015 and it featured participation from 26 teams with 78 students.

Student Involvement


2015 RECAP

  • What a day it was! Such full-on participation from the Students, supporting teachers and wonderful sponsors! Thanks all, for a grand event!
    The event was a platform for students to display their strengths, learn behaviours that facilitate working in a collaborative environment, celebrate each other's success and to network among peers.
    It was showcased as an event by students for students - diverse set of participants, MC's from HKIS - keeping the program well knitted together, photographers - from Island School and CDNIS, ensuring the moment and the spirit of the event is captured as participants experience a sense of pride representing their schools, Videographer - from KGV, an experienced film and video champion. Exceptional and diverse talent was on display.
    Brian Wong, our Brand Ambassador, well known among student community as an Ace Debater and Mentor was there to provoke students to think laterally and creatively. An inspiration to many, he provoked the students' thought process with his power packed interaction on 'Effective Use of Social Media'.
    An engrossing preliminary session consisting of Rounds on Sports, Comics, Cartoon & Computer Games, Literature & Music, Geography & Astronomy, Science & Technology and History & Ancient Civilisations, with 26 teams vying for a place in the finals!
    The preliminaries saw Renaissance College Team 2, Island School Team 3, Island School Team 5, Marymount School - 1, Marymount School - 2, GSIS - Team 2, Island School Team 5, HKIS Team 2, GSIS Team 2 & Island School Team 2 emerging as Winners of the Round prizes.
    It also saw the top five teams - GSIS Team 2, QSI International School of Shenzhen Team 1, GSIS Team 1, South Island School & Island School Team 4 making it to the finals.
    Hong Kong, History & Ancient Civilsation, Sports, followed by a round with negative marking, Current Affairs, Geography, Astronomy & Nature, Science & Technology and a grand Differential round, saw Island School Team 4 emerge as Winner with bragging rights to be called as the Best School Quizzers! Close second were the team from South Island School and GSIS Team 2 emerged as the 2nd Runners up!
    Congrats to all the Students who participated and to everyone who stayed till the end to support the finalists while actively contesting for the Audience prizes! Truly embodying the spirit of competition!
    The feedback from the teams was very encouraging as it was a unique experience for them to represent their schools and compete in a thrilling and positive environment. The atmosphere was lively and buzzing with activity. During the break the photo booth provided a lot of fun and kept them engaged.
    We are also thankful to our wonderful sponsors for the range of prizes which motivated the students immensely -
  • Our Platinum Sponsors:
  • Indian Chamber of Commerce Education Trust and Mrs Purviz Shroff
  • Our Gold Sponsors:
  • Mr. Noordin Ebrahim and Mr Rajesh Bhimsaria
  • Our Signature Sponsors:
  • Thakral Group
  • Our Gift Sponsors:
  • SAM’s Tailor, BSD code & Design Academy, International Academy of Film & Television, Golden Sports Company, Bounce, Splash HK, RYZE, Sakshi Verma Photography, Hyper Space, Shirley's Art House and Paddyfield.com


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2nd Runners Up


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"We are indeed fortunate to have the support and encouragement of our partners through this journey – Srividya Raman and Meeta Jamkhedkar, our angels! Thank you for trusting us.".
‘Mind Over Matter’ would not have been a reality if it were not for friends who had immense confidence in our ability and kept raising the bar for us from time to time. We would like to thank them for the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experience. Their insights and patience are deeply appreciated.
Our deep appreciation to GSIS - Marco Foehn, Mary Peart, Katelyn Bora, Bernard O'Driscoll for their unstinting support. Special thanks to Chitra Sivakumar, Shobha Sankar, Aradhna Dayal, Colin Spanos, Mr Cheng, Kyle Mims, Josh Kempf, Vidya Sivakumar, Kavita Suresh, Maumita, Anuradha Mukunthan, Geetha Nagendra, Chitra GKV, Suchi Kumar, Garima Rawat, Rajiv Rai, Laura Dodwell-Groves, Merwin Stellas, Satish and Nandakumar from Team Brewin’ Ideas, our Design team at SWASTIK, the team at Prima Group, all the sponsors and numerous others. Special mention and thanks to Shilpa Jagga for designing the logo of the Quiz.