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Newsletter- 03/05/23




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

 

Dates for Your Diary


30 June        Last Day of Term 3  (school ends at 12:00)

 

 

Acting Principal's Message


We have some exciting updates and events to share with you this week.

New KJS Community Facebook Group

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new private Facebook group for KJS - KJS- Our Community Group- which has just gone live. This initiative aims to strengthen and celebrate our school community by fostering engagement and connection among our families.

Please join and participate in this online platform, where you can share experiences, exchange ideas, and celebrate KJS. We have set some rules and guidelines to ensure a respectful and positive experience for all members. Remember, this platform is not for raising individual concerns or naming children in photos. If in doubt, please don't post.

This Facebook private group will be open until the end of the term, and we will review its success after that. Please join us in embracing this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow KJS community members. (Click here to join the KJS Community Facebook group).

PYP Exhibition Update

Our students are hard at work on their PYP Exhibition projects. They are currently exploring options to help them answer their research questions. These options include different forms of media, interviews, surveys, and observations and visits.

As part of their learning, students are also contemplating the types of action they may take, such as lifestyle choices, social entrepreneurship, social justice, and participation.

We look forward to sharing more updates on their progress and the exciting outcomes of their research and actions.

Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement in our school community.

 

Kind Regards,

Dr. Jamie Schmitz - Acting Principal

 

 

ESF-wide Art Exhibition


ESF will hold a student art exhibition in June. Shortlisted art pieces of each school will be displayed in the art exhibition.

Interested students should submit their art piece to class teachers on or before 9 May.

Theme: Reimagining - New Beginnings

 

Exhibition Details:

ESF-wide Art Exhibition 2023

Art Exhibition Period: 8 – 11 June 2023 (Opening on 7 June, 5pm)

Time: 9am – 8pm (8 - 10 June), 9am - 6pm (11 June)

Venue: Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

 

Points to note for submission-

1) We accept drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, pixel art, digital art or photography that is relevant to the art exhibition theme.

2) The art piece image or video and any information of the art piece, including student name, school year and school name, will be shown publicly.

3) The art piece must be the student's original work without infringing any intellectual property rights

4) Parents consent to  the use of the personal data for this art exhibition, such use to be in accordance with ESF's Personal Data Handling Policy and its related Personal Information Collection Statements (“PICS”). A copy of the PICS can be found on the ESF website (https://www.esf.edu.hk/privacy/).

5)  All images or videos and other information of art pieces collected may be disclosed to third parties, including external service providers or website developers, for this art exhibition.

ESF Centre reserves the right to remove any sensitive content or art pieces that might potentially violate the law. When submitting art pieces, please be considerate of others and be sensitive to the content depicted.

 

 

 


News from the PTA


Hello KJS Community,

KJS and PTA Coffee Morning 17 May 2023



We are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming on site event featuring the school's top leadership team. The event will take place on Wednesday 17 May at 8:45 am - 9:45 am in the School Hall and registration is now open for all interested participants.

During this exciting event, you'll have the opportunity to hear from our school's top leadership team, including Principal, Dr Jamie Schmitz, and Vice-Principals, Dawn Doucette, Ciarian Fay and Andy Eastwood. Also present will be key members of the PTA Committee, including the Chair, Anna Rayton.

By attending this event, you'll gain valuable insights into the school's leadership team and learn more about their plans for the future. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers to common concerns and queries. Additionally, this event is a great opportunity to connect with other members of the KJS community and build relationships with like-minded individuals.

We are excited to have you join us for this exclusive face to face event. Please sign into this Google Form to reserve your place, we look forward to seeing you there!

Planning Ahead





As the school year is nearing the end,, we at KJS PTA are already gearing up for the next academic year and planning some exciting events for our school community. We would love for you to be a part of our team and help us make these events a success!

Being a part of the PTA team is a great way to get involved in your child's school life and make a positive impact on the community. You'll have the opportunity to meet other parents, share your ideas, and have fun while organising events that benefit our school.

We have some amazing events planned for the upcoming academic year, including a school fair, meet up mornings, discos, quiz nights and cultural celebrations. But we can't do it without your help! We need volunteers to help us plan and organise these events, and we would be thrilled if you would consider joining us.

If you're interested in joining the KJS PTA team, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at pta@kjs.edu.hk. We welcome parents of all backgrounds and skill sets, and we'll provide you with all the support and guidance you need to get started.

Thank you for considering joining our team and making a difference in our school community. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Have a great week ahead!

The KJS PTA Team

 

 

Student Success


Dear parents,

Thank you for sharing your child's achievements with us over the past year. As the school principal, I am always delighted to hear about the accomplishments and growth of our students. We appreciate your enthusiasm in wanting to share these achievements with our school community.

In recent times, as we continue to adapt to the post-pandemic context, our focus has shifted back to the original purpose of our school's social media channels. Our goal is to use these platforms to strengthen the school community by highlighting the many events, activities, and collaborative projects that involve our students, staff, and families. Through this approach, we aim to foster a sense of unity and celebrate the collective accomplishments of our school community.

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.

 

Kind regards,

Dr. Jamie Schmitz

 

 

 

Disclaimer



  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.


 

Disclaimer 

  • 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.



  • 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.


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.
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