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Newsletter- 01/12/23

Kowloon Junior School's latest newsletter is available to read now.


Dates for Your Diary

5-8 December       Y6 Camp

11 December         Holiday after Local Election

12 December         Y1-2 Athletics Day

13 December         Y3-4 Athletics Day

14 December         Y5-6 Athletics Day

15 December         Last Day of Term (school ends at 12:00)

8 January               First Day of Term 2



Principal's Message

Dear Families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well and that you are beginning to enjoy this festive season.

Firstly, I would like to express a huge thanks to all the families who have purchased tickets for the upcoming PTA Winter Fayre this evening. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we are looking forward to a fun-filled evening of festivities and excitement. Thankyou of course to the PTA and the huge number of parent volunteers and staff involved.

I would also like to take a moment to celebrate the fantastic performance by our Theatre Club on Wednesday. They put on an incredible show titled "A Kid's Life!" for families after school. The talent and dedication displayed by our students was remarkable, and they should all be immensely proud of their efforts. A huge thanks to Ms Jackson and Ms Glover for putting together the performance.

In addition to the amazing performance, our footballers from Years 5 and 6 represented our school at a HKPSSA Football tournament today in Tseung Kwan O. They exhibited great sportsmanship and teamwork, making us all incredibly proud.

In other news, I am pleased to inform you that with support from the ESF central team, the process has begun to update our school website. The aim of the website is two fold. One to market and celebrate our wonderful school to prospective families, with the other aspect a much more detailed communication and information sharing area for our current families. Part of the process may involve some parent voice, I will of course update you as to how this will  work, when we are at that stage.

Finally, I wanted to again express my gratitude for the continued support and partnership between our school and our families. I know all the staff here at KJS value your commitment and are grateful to have such wonderful families in our school community.

We look forward to seeing you at the PTA Winter Fayre this evening!


Warm regards,

Mr Gavin MacGregor




School Photo

The school photos are now ready for purchase. Some of the class photos require retouching and the final version will be ready by Friday, 8 December. Hence the order deadline is now postponed to Monday, 11 December.

Please visit https://www.techni-photo.com/order/ and input the following information to access your child's photo and online order form -

  • Unique Code (as shown on the sample photo)

  • Last Name (as shown on the sample photo)

  • Email Address

The order and payment process can only be done online this year. Please DO NOT send any cash or cheque to school for the purchase. Your order should be ready in mid-January.

For any order enquiries, please contact ‘Techni Photo' directly by phone 2803-5988 or by email onlinecs@techni-photo.com.

If your child has not taken an individual student photo, please contact Techni Photo to schedule another shoot before Saturday, 9 December as your child will need the photo for his/her Gateway account and KJS Year Book.



Executive Function and Child Development

This topic is part of the series of presentations promoting positive wellbeing in children.

Have you ever wondered how your child's brain works? Why do they think and act in a certain way? Our brain is a complex and intricate system that governs every aspect of our bodily functions, movements, thoughts, reflexes and sensations. Importantly, our brain plays a significant role in our everyday functioning, interaction with our environment as well as regulating our impulses and emotions.

Executive function is a key set of skills and mental processes that helps us govern our daily life. The essential executive functioning skills are planning, organising, emotional regulation, self monitoring, focus and memory. These specific skills complement each other and work in concert to help us perform our tasks and achieve our goals.

Goal: This talk will provide an overview of how executive function works and its relevance to learning, problem solving, social interaction, managing stress and emotions.

Date: 6 December 2023

Location: Kowloon Junior School, 1st Floor Library

Time: 3-3:45pm

Attendees: KJS parents

Facilitator: Ian Ong, Student Counsellor

Light refreshments will be provided

*Registration through the gateway will open at 4pm on 27th of November and close on Tuesday, December 5 at 4pm (Under “Activity” on Gateway”)



KJS Times

Dear KJS Community,

Are you feeling festive? Are you dreaming about eating Santa's cookies or stealing a candy cane from the Christmas tree? If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, why not enter The KJS Times drawing competition?

Put your skills to the test and enter a picture that connects to anything Christmassy!

The winning entry will be on the front cover of the Christmas edition of The KJS Times for all of our school community to admire and enjoy.

The entry requirements are:

  • The drawing has to be something related to Christmas or the festive season

  • The picture has to be A4-sized so it can fit in the entry box

  • All years and students can participate

  • Your name and class needs to be written on the BACK of your entry paper

Please submit your entry in the box located on the ground floor inside the SCHOOL OFFICE.

The deadline for submission will be December 6th at 9.00 am.

We can't wait for your entries!

Merry (Early) Christmas from the KJS Times!



Athletics Days, 2023

Dear Parents,

This year all our students will participate in Athletics Days the last week of this term on the following dates;

The Athletics Days will be held on the Perth Street Sports Ground. All children should come to school as usual on that day. They will then walk together from school to the Perth Street Sports Ground with their teachers.

Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit and school hat. Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle and an easy to eat snack for Sports Day.

All parents are invited to come along and watch their children take part in this fun event. The sports ground, located behind the Perth Street site, can be accessed at Shek Ku Street, see map below.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours Sincerely,

KJS PE Department



KJS and Crossroads Foundation

To streamline the ongoing collection and make it easier to process items for collection please help by adhering to the following;

  • ONLY sports shoes please. NO school shoes.

  • Attach sports shoes together by the laces/velcro straps or tie together through the back heel loops

  • Please don't use plastic bags. Place only the sports shoes in the collection box.


Thank you for your ongoing support.

Upcycle old sports shoes and sports kit by bringing them into school.

Crossroads' Foundation provides aid for relief and development in over 90 countries, as well as in

Hong Kong, their headquarters.

Our KJS community can help. Please bring your unwanted sports shoes and sports kit to the donation box outside the school office.

*Please note; all donated items MUST be in good condition.



Junior Baking Class with KJS Registered Tutors

Interested parents please contact the organiser directly for sign-up.




Student Success

Thank you for sharing your child's achievements with us over the past year.

While individual achievements are undoubtedly significant and provide a source of pride for both the student and their family, sharing every student's accomplishments on our social media channels is no longer feasible. Our intention is to create an inclusive environment where all students, regardless of their individual accomplishments, feel valued and celebrated.

That being said, we encourage you to share your child's achievements with their teacher and peers, as well as within your personal social media networks. This way, your child's accomplishments can be recognized and celebrated by those who know them best.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to navigate the post-pandemic educational landscape. Our school community's strength lies in our collective efforts to celebrate the diverse talents, achievements, and experiences of all our students.





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