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Dates for Your Diary
14 & 15 November 6-7pm Madagascar, KJS Musical
Thursday 16 November Y4 & Y5 Netball and Y5 & Y6 Football at Kings Park – CANCELLED
20 – 22 November Y4 Camp
Thursday 23 November Y4, Y5, Y6 Netball – CANCELLED
Thursday 30 November Y6 Immunization
28 November – 1 December Y5 Camp
4 – 8 December Y6 Camp
Wednesday 13 December Y3 & Y4 Sports Day
Thursday 14 December 3:15pm Farewell afternoon tea in library for Karen Thomas
Thursday 14 December Y5 & Y6 Sports Day
Friday 15 December Term ends at midday
Once again it was a pleasure to see so many of you at the parent teacher interviews and once again to see how many of you brought along your children. Again I would suggest that not having your child present is like not being present at your own doctor’s appointment! If we are really after “Success for Every Child” the more we place your child in the centre of all we do (including discussions about their learning) the more likely we are to achieve success.
A parent suggested having the important dates at the start of the newsletter would help – especially for those viewing on a phone so we have changed our order this week, I hope it helps!
This week the leadership team will continue to work on clarifying “Success for Every Child” and especially what the word “Achievement” means in our AAROW of Success (Achievement, Agency, Respect, Opportunity and Wellbeing). Today I would like to share a letter that has been shared with me recently via Facebook and I will let the letter speak for itself. Enjoy your child’s success this week!
Please mark your diaries for Thursday 14th December. At 2:00pm we will have a special assembly and then at 3:15 a special afternoon tea in the library to say farewell Karen Thomas. I know many of you would like to express your personal thanks for all Karen has done for the children and staff of KJS.
After-school sports activities cancellation
Please note that for a variety of reasons the following after-school sports activities are cancelled over the next two weeks.
Thursday 16 November
Netball for Y4 & Y5
Y5 & Y6 Football at Kings Park
Thursday 23 November
Y4, Y5 & Y6 Netball
Performance at Arts in the Park
The KJS choir performed along The Massive Choir in Arts in the Park with friends from Beacon Hill School and Kennedy School.
Alumnus & Former Teacher Visit
Margaret Daniel (Ex KJS Teacher) and her son Jonathan (her son and ex pupil) visited KJS. It was the first time Mrs Daniel had been back to KJS since leaving in 1987! Mrs Daniel still has the gift that made her a very popular teacher in the 1980’s and she can be seen here teaching some body percussion today.
Thanks so much for visiting Margaret and Jonathan!
An Important Announcement about YouTube
Please read the message below from ESF.
The PTA will be selling Christmas decorations at school on Tuesday 14 th November and Wednesday,
15 November 2017, from 2:45pm till the start of the school musical at 6:00pm. Do stop by to take
advantage of this wonderful opportunity to purchase a great variety of Christmas items at unbeatable
prices. If you can help us at this Christmas stall, we would appreciate it. Please do inform the PTA
office. Recent PTA Christmas sales at Tsing Yi and Tung Chung ESF Kindergartens were a huge success.
Farewell to Karen Thomas
The PTA will be hosting a small gathering for Karen Thomas before she leaves. We would like to
invite both past and present committees – the parent body and members of staff – to be a part of this
gathering. This will take place on Tuesday 12 December 2017 in the school hall from 4:00pm to
6:00pm. If you would like to attend this gathering or take an active part in it, please do let Naomi or Candy
know in the PTA office.
The ‘Red and Gold’ School Disco will take place on 19 January 2018. Be sure to come in your dancing
shoes with a touch of red or gold. We are looking for volunteers for the event and sponsorship of
prizes. Please do approach the PTA office if you can help. Tickets for the disco will be on sale during
the first week of December.
Our annual and much-anticipated school fair will be on Saturday 17 March 2017. We have already
collected some amazing prizes for our school raffle. If you would like to sponsor this popular event
through donations in cash or kind, please approach the PTA office. We will soon be approaching our
deadline of 20 November 2017 after which, an application for the raffle license will be submitted to
the government with the details of all raffle prizes. There is still time, please do support this event. It
is only through your help and contribution can we turn these events into memorable ones.
Orders for Winter Uniforms that were previously placed had distributed on Friday 10 Nov 2017 Winter uniforms are still available at the PTA office.
PTA Office Details and Operating Hours
Naomi Chow and Candy So are our PTA Administrators and they can be contacted via email at
email@example.com or by telephone at 3765 8709. The PTA office is open from Monday to Friday from
8:00 to 11:00 a.m. & 2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.
Curtis (2B) won a Medal of Excellence for outstanding performance in Belt promotion test last Saturday. He would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Curtis!
Ching Yeung (4L) participated in 2017 ISI Skate Hong Kong competition on 11-12 November. She won championship in Speed Racing, 1st runner ups in both Freestyle 4 Program and Freestyle 4 Solo Compulsories. She would like to share the joy with her friends in KJS. Congratulations Ching Yeung!
Scott (6M) won the champion of division B in Scholastic Chess Tournament, and he would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Scott!
Ethan (3D) participated in two ESF 50th Anniversary fun runs (1km individual category and 3km family category). He also participated in the Spartan Kids Race and earned the Finisher Medal. Congratulations Ethan!
Bridget (3D) won 1st runner up in the Y3/Y4 female group of the ESF marathon. She would like to share this happy moment with the KJS community. Congratulations Bridget!
ESF and Other Notices
ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book
To mark ESF’s half-century, we are publishing a commemorative book: ESF The First 50 Years. This volume will chronicle the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It will also celebrate the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.
The book will be published in November 2017. Place your online order NOW at http://www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/
ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Please click here for more information of the ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
Kowloon Junior School, English Schools Foundation and its affiliates shall take no responsibility for any activities, events and services that are organised by other organisations or individuals and are mentioned in our newsletters..