2 May 2019

Newsletter- 02/05/19

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


Dates for Your Diary

Monday 6 May                                    Y2 Trip to Hong Kong Museum of History

Thursday 9 May                                  Y4 Trip to Trio Beach (4C, 4F, 4D)

Friday 10 May                                     Y4 Trip to Trio Beach (4M, 4K, 4D) and Bingo Night

Monday 13 May                                  Buddha’s Birthday – No school

Wednesday 15 May                           Y6 Immunisation

Friday 24 May                                     ESF Festival of Dance

Thursday 6 June                                 CPD – No school

Friday 7 June                                      Dragon Boat Festival – No school

Thursday 13 June                               School Disco (new date)

Thursday 20 June                               PYP Exhibition Showcase Night

Friday 28 June                                    Last day of school – Half day

Tuesday 13 August                             First day of 2019/2020 school year


Dear Parents,

Welcome back to our final term for 2018/19. We are looking forward to an exciting term of learning. Things have gotten off to a great start with our Year 1 children taking action on Monday by participating in a beach clean-up day at Discovery.

In my travels, during the holidays, I returned to New Zealand for five days and then Bali for 10 days before returning to Hong Kong. What struck me was the difference in the environments. New Zealand beaches were litter free, the water clean (but cold!), the tracks and walkways were clean surrounded by nature. Bali was the opposite; the beaches were littered with rubbish, on a snorkelling day, we collected bags of underwater rubbish and the tracks were littered with waste (some work is happening). On our return to Hong Kong, we could not help but notice the waste, the overuse of plastic and the polluted waterways. We need to take action; our future and the future of our children is at risk.

During term 3, we will be working as a team to firm up some goals and commitments toward making KJS a greener school. We will be involving the children in discussion and plans for the year ahead. If you have suggestions, resources or funding avenues that can help us to go green, please do contact us. Together, we can make a difference for our children. Success for Every Child and the AAROW’s of Success depends on adults working with our children. We invite you to partner with us to make our world a better place for our children, starting at KJS, working into the community and going global! I am sure in the upcoming Year 6 PYP Exhibition we will see our children taking initiatives to change our world.


Kind regards



Neill O’Reilly



Chess Club – 3rd Term

Term 3 Chess Club will start after the Easter Holiday. For sign up and further inquiries, please contact The Chess Academy directly on 3480 4199 / 9178 7376 / info@activekidshk.com


Junior Baking Class – 3rd Term


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!


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