3 Oct 2018

Newsletter- 03/10/18

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


Dates for Your Diary

Wednesday 3 October                       Parent Workshop: Your Child and Technology (5-6:30pm)

Thursday 11 October                          Dress Casual Day

15 to 19 October                                 Mid Term Break – No school

Thursday 25 October                          3 Way Conference (evening)

29 October to 1 November                 Photo Days

Thursday 1 November                        3-Way Conference (after school)

Friday 2 November                             ESF Orchestra Day

Monday 5 November                          Staff Continuous Professional Development Day – No school

Wednesday 7 November                   Y1 Immunization

Friday 9 November                             Quiz Night / Bingo Night and Diwali Assembly 1:30pm (auditions after mid term break)

15 and 16 November                          School Musical

19 to 21 November                             Y4 Camp

27 to 30 November                             Y5 Camp

3 to 7 December                                 Y6 Camp

Friday 14 December                           Last day of term – half day

17 December to 4 January                 Term Break – No school

Monday 7 January                              First day of Term 2

Friday 11 January                               Y6 Immunization



Dear Parents,

We trust you had a relaxing and enjoyable long weekend and National Day with your family! In New Zealand our national day (Waitangi Day) is a day of celebration and invokes a sense of wellbeing and reminder of heritage, customs and tradition, it is an interesting conversation to have with your children regarding days of importance rather than just a day off school. Why do we have the day off? What led to the celebration? What might it mean for different people? What other important days do we celebrate in Hong Kong and our own countries? These discussions help children to build a sense of identity, appreciate and value other cultures and honour the days of importance in the country we live in. You will see below we are preparing for another important cultural day in Hong Kong with Diwali in November. If your child would like the opportunity to perform at our special assembly then please read the information below.

This is a last minute reminder that we have a very important parent session at 5:00pm tonight that will give you skills and strategies to keep your children safe online. Please come along even if you have not signed up, you won’t want to miss this.

Finally, in an attempt to streamline our communications all non essential messages and communications will be via our school facebook page, see below for the link and please do keep the celebrations of the AAROW’s of success coming into the office so that we might share the Success of Every Child.


Kind regards



Neill O’Reilly



Diwali Celebration Assembly Auditions

It is coming up to Diwali 2018 and we know there will be many children who would like to perform at our special Diwali Celebration Assembly on Friday 9 November at 1:30pm. We will have auditions to manage the large number of children who would like to perform.

Applications to audition for our annual Diwali open today (3 Oct) and close on Friday (12 Oct). Children may audition once to be part of the Diwali Celebration Assembly. Please enter the lead child’s name in the case of a group, all the group members names and classes and a parent contact person.

Auditions will be held on the week of 22 October. Costumes are not required for auditions.

Please click here for the application to audition.


71st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

Entry forms for the 71st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival (2019) are now available (click here to download). Parents who wish their children to participate in the Festival must return the completed forms together with the entry fee in cash, to the school office by Tuesday 9 OctoberLate applications cannot be processed.  Please also write your child’s name and class on the top right hand corner of the entry form.  For further details on Rules & Regulations and Syllabus, please visit the official website http://www.hksmsa.org.hk.


Dress Casual Day

Please be reminded that Thursday 11 October is our Dress Casual Day to raise funds for the Hong Kong Community Chest. Children can wear their favourite clothes to school for a minimum donation of just $20.


KGV Information Evening for Year 6 Parents

Prospective parents are invited to attend the Information Evening at KGV on Thursday 11 October at 5:30pm. Please click for the invitation letter.

Parents please note that Year 7 offer letters will be sent via email by the secondary school of zone on November 2018.


PTA Update

Our first ever Bingo Night will be held on Friday 9 November 2018.  More details will be released next week.

We need sponsorship and donation in the form of prizes for this event. Volunteers are needed as well.  If you can help in any way, please do let us know via email at pta@kjs.edu.hk or in person at the PTA shop.  Thank you.


I understand that many parents are concerned about the lunch options on offer at the moment.  We should have a lunch caterer in place for hot foods by the end of the October.


Winter Uniforms

Thank you to all the parents who placed orders for winter uniforms.  These should be available from Friday 26 October 2018.

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 5:00pm in the library.  Please do join us and get involved.


Student Success

We are delighted families are regularly sharing their children’s success at home with us at KJS. To help manage the large amount of information the school sends home, we will channel the celebration of success to our Facebook page leaving the newsletter with the key weekly messages and important dates. You can find the school’s Facebook here. Please keep the photos and stories coming of our children shooting the AAROW’s of Success!


ESF and Other Notices

Quarry Bay School: Parent Workshop


ESF Sports Autumn Camp


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..