2 Mar 2022

Newsletter- 02/03/22

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


Dates for Your Diary

28 February – 31 March                                  Book Month

25 March                                                         3-Way student led conference

01 April                                                            Last day of school (Finish 12pm)

04 April – 18 April                                            Term break

19 April                                                            First day of school



Dear KJS Families,

Following on from yesterday’s EDB announcement, I can confirm that there is no change to the 2021/2022 KJS calendar. We will continue with distance learning in March, and the Easter break will begin as scheduled on April 1st for a period of two weeks. The final term will begin on April 19th as planned, and we hope to return to in-person learning at that point or sometime soon thereafter.

While we will do our utmost to maintain our current distance learning schedule and effective balance between live online and independent learning, it is important to understand that there may be times when we have to shift to independent learning tasks for a period of time. We are currently planning contingency measures for a number of scenarios so that we can fulfill our commitment to continuity of learning for our students irrespective of circumstances beyond our control. We ask for your support and understanding as we move through this challenging time together.

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting some Year Six classes to hear about their Mini-Exhibition learning. As many of you will be aware, Year Six marks the culminating PYP event – The PYP Exhibition. The PYP Exhibition process will begin formally in the near future, and this current approach will support our students to successfully transition to full PYP Exhibition-mode. Our students asked many thoughtful questions and demonstrated an awareness of concepts linked to contexts outside of their immediate lives. Inquiry and action connected to community and service can genuinely help to cultivate intrinsic motivation which is one our strategic priorities at KJS.


Kind regards,

Dr Jamie Schmitz

Acting Principal



Student Success

The celebration of student success will channel to our Facebook page. You can find the school’s Facebook here. Please keep the photos and stories coming of our children shooting the AAROW’s of Success!


  1. 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.
  2. Our newsletters may contain direct marketing materials that are related to students’ daily school activities and the KJS community. Parents who choose not to receive such materials should use their own discretion.
  3. In accordance with our Personal Data Handling Policy, Kowloon Junior School and English Schools Foundation may place your child’s photos, name, school work, activities and accomplishments in our newsletters or other publications (including but not limited to our websites and social media sites). If you would like to opt out, please email the school office at office@kjs.edu.hk.