Kowloon Junior School Parent Teacher Association Limited
The Kowloon Junior School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is non-profit organization. Its purpose is to facilitate close cooperation and contact between KJS parents and teachers to support student’s general welfare. As with other ESF parent teacher associations, our PTA has been incorporated as a limited company by guarantee and granted non-profit organization status by the government.
The PTA manages and operates the uniform shop on Perth Street and reflects parental concerns to the School and/ or the English Schools Foundation. It also provides a forum for discussion of educational issues. The PTA also raises funds to purchase of equipment for the enhancement of children’s learning where funding is not supplied by ESF.
As defined in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Kowloon Junior School Parent Teacher Association Limited, there are three classes of members: Parent, Teaching Staff and Principal membership.
Membership PTA Committee Members for 2016-2017
|Parent Name||Student Name||Class||Position|
|William Wong||Lara Wong
|Pooja Daryanani||Aakash Daryanani
|Gridley Sheila||Emily Gridley||6RB||Treasurer|
|Robert Wong||Brian Wong||4C||Vice Treasurer
|Avisha Shamdasani||Sameer Shamdasani||2P||Parent Rep|
|Anushka Nanani||Chirag Nanani||5K||Parent Rep|
|Karen Thomas||Head of School|
|Zoe Brinkworth||Market & Design
Each Parent is automatically a Parent Member. Each Parent Member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote on all general meetings, provided that each family will only have one vote, regardless of the number of the students the family has in the School. The membership of any Parent Member who no longer has a child as a KJS student shall terminate automatically without notice unless they retain membership in any other capacity.
The Teachers shall automatically become Teaching Staff Members by virtue of their appointment at the School. Each Teaching Staff Member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all general meetings. Each Teaching Staff Member shall have one vote. The membership of any Teaching Staff Member shall cease automatically upon termination of their employment as a Teacher unless they retain membership in another capacity.
The Principal shall automatically become the Principal Member by virtue of his appointment at the School. The Principal Member shall be entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all general meetings. The Principal Member shall have one vote. The membership of the Principal Member shall cease automatically upon termination of their appointment as the Principal unless they retains membership in another capacity.
A Parent who is also a Teacher shall be regarded as a Parent Member and not as a Teaching Staff Member. The Principal shall be regarded as the Principal Member even if they are also a Parent.
By virtue of the ESF Ordinance, the annual membership fee is payable by the Parent Members of the PTA. The membership fee for the KJS PTA is HK$350 per family per year, payable by the parent during the first month of the academic year, or where a student is admitted to the School during the course of the school year, at the time at which the school fee for the first month following the student’s admission to the School becomes payable. Payment can be made by cheque payable to the “Kowloon Junior School PTA Ltd.”.
Recent Projects Undertaken by PTA
Over the past few years, the KJSPTA has contributed to the following:
- Increasing the New Uniform Items
- Extending The Shop Opening Hours
- Providing more Family Events
We are always looking for parents volunteers. It is a great way to connect with other parents and get to know KJS better. If you are interested to help out in any events, please send us an email to let us know.
PTA Uniform Shop
The PTA also operates a uniform shop. The opening hours are:
From Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. & 2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.(Excluded school & Public holiday)
In order to minimize the wait to purchase uniforms at the shops, parents are encouraged to place their uniform orders in advance by sending in a cheque, together with the completed order form, to the PTA office. Parents will be notified by phone when their uniform order is ready to be picked up in person. Should you wish your child/children to take the school uniform order home, please mark it on the order form (near the parent signature area). Please note that the PTA takes no responsibility for any loss or damages incurred.
PTA Administrator: Ms. Naomi Chow
PTA Administrator: Ms. Candy So
Kowloon Junior School, 20 Perth Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
We would like to know your thoughts – we welcome comments and suggestions from all PTA members. Please send them to the Chairperson via the PTA’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org