7 Jun 2024

Newsletter- 07/06/24

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


Dates for Your Diary

10 June                       Tuen Ng Festival

13th June                   ESF Evening of Dance

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



Principal’s Message

Dear KJS Families,

As we approach the end of the academic year, the weeks are becoming increasingly busy at our school. I am delighted to say that I observed some excellent work happening across all year groups during my visits this week. Our students continue to demonstrate remarkable focus and dedication to their learning. A huge thanks to our teachers also at this particularly busy time of the year.

Unfortunately, we experienced some weather-related disruptions this week with both our year 1 school trip and cricket tournament being cancelled due to thunderstorm warnings. Despite this, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the parents who volunteered to support these events. Let’s hope that the weather in Hong Kong becomes more stable in the coming weeks.

Our school orchestra had a wonderful opportunity to visit Sha Tin Junior School this week for an ESF-wide orchestra performance. The children and staff returned full of excitement, when viewing the many videos and photos of the musical performances it was clear how much joy events such as these provide for the students and staff involved. A huge thanks to Ms Swett for leading and preparing our students.

I want to also express my gratitude to all the parents who participated in our Q&A sessions over the past weeks and provided valuable feedback on our timetable proposal. Your insights are appreciated, we have been actively collecting all the feedback to present a comprehensive overview of the proposals soon. Your ongoing support and partnership mean a great deal to us, and we are truly thankful for your involvement in our school community.


Warm regards,


Mr Gavin MacGregor




Refund of Year 6 Camp Fee Balance (Year 6 Students only)

Near the end of the school year, we will refund any unspent camp fee to Year 6 students before they leave KJS.

After deducting all the expenses, the balance is stored in each student’s eWallet under the Payment System. Parents are required to submit an online request through the system on or before Sunday 9 June 2024 in order to receive a refund cheque.

●     Refunds will be made by crossed cheques in HK dollars and distributed in June 2024.  Parents will be notified in due course.

●     In addition to a refund request, parents can also choose to transfer the balance to another child in the same family providing that he/she will still be attending KJS in August 2024.

●     Parents can also choose to donate the balance to the school for the purchase of teaching and learning supplies.

●     For those who fail to submit a request, no refund cheque will be prepared and the balance will be donated to the school automatically in August 2024. No further notification will be sent out to these parents.

To learn more about accessing the Payment System, please refer to this website www.kjs.edu.hk/payment. To submit an online refund request, please refer to the section eWallet, Refund & Account Closure on the same website. Should you still have further questions, please contact our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.



Sale of 2023-2024 Yearbook (Year 1 to Year 5 Students only)

We are pleased to announce that the production of this year’s yearbook is underway. The details are as follows:

  • The yearbooks are available on a first come, first served basis while stocks last.
  • Year 1 to Year 5 parents can only order one copy per student – HK$125 per copy, including a payment processing fee.
  • To place an order, please log in to Gateway, sign the eNotice “2023-2024 Yearbook” and pay by PPS, PayPal or credit card on or before Sunday 16 June 2024. Other forms of payment, including cheques and cash, will NOT be accepted. To learn more about how to pay via eNotice on Gateway, please refer to this webpage kjs.edu.hk/payment.
  • Distribution is scheduled in late June 2024 and parents will be notified accordingly.
  • Delivery by mail or courier will NOT be an option.

Same as previous years, each Year 6 student will receive a free copy as a farewell gift. This will be arranged in late June.

For any questions, please contact our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.



Message from School Nurse

We would like to take a moment to remind you about the importance of informing the school office and school nurse about your child’s sick leave. By utilizing our school App or email system, you can play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for our students.

When your child is unwell and unable to attend school, notifying the school office on a daily basis allows us to keep track of absences. In addition to informing us about sick leave, it is equally important to provide us with an updated list of symptoms and diagnosis. This helps us monitor and take further action for any potential outbreaks of communicable diseases, e.g. hand, foot, mouth disease, scarlet fever, URTI, etc. This information helps us take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of illnesses and protect other students and staff members.

In cases where your child visits a healthcare professional for their illness, providing a medical certificate would give us more information about the nature of the illness and help us  to monitor and manage any outbreaks effectively.

By working together and staying proactive, we can maintain a healthy and safe environment and ensure your child’s well-being at KJS.



Library News

Dear KJS Families,

We hope you managed to stay safe and dry this week.

Please note that next week will be the last week for students to borrow books and the due date for all library books will be June 14th. We expect that some Families may wish to know what books may be outstanding.

Please log on to Orbit to find more information about books outstanding. Here is a slide to see step-by-step instructions.

If books cannot be located, please contact our library team at library@kjs.edu.hk. For Year 6 families, accounts should be cleared before leaving.

Kind regards,

KJS Library Team



KJS Times

Share Your Child’s Hobbies with Us

Does your child have a unique hobby? Have they been exploring new activities during the weekends? Well, we’re highlighting students at KJS who have been doing just that.

This is an opportunity for your child to be featured in the KJS Times Hobbies Padlet! Simply click on this link, upload a photo of your child participating in their chosen hobby and add a caption that gives some more details.

Kindly be aware that all readers of the KJS Times will have access to your child’s post. Please assist your children in uploading their photos to the Padlet if they need help.

We look forward to inspiring our whole school community to try new experiences!



ESF Art Exhibition

Well done to all the students who submitted their artwork for the ESF Art Exhibition. Participants please come to the school G/F office to collect your artwork.



News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,

The very exciting news we have today is of course, it’s Drake the Dragon Day at KJS!

We have had so many activities going on with author visits to classrooms, “Spot the Drake” across the campus, Drake activities in different classrooms and of course, the children wearing Drake colours.


And for the parents who have ordered Drake via the new PTA website, our team has been busy processing them and they have been delivered to your child’s class this afternoon.

If you have not yet ordered your Drake, it’s not too late! Log into the website and view the many Drake items on offer. Orders can be picked up from the PTA Office after 4 working days.

A Huge thanks To Mrs Leah Bailey for her collaboration with the PTA and for leading this launch with the Student Council.

As always, we appreciate parental involvement in our projects, you may contact us at any time:

PTA Office T: 3765-8709

PTA Email: pta@kjs.edu.hk

PTA Whatsapp: 6211-4154

PTA Website: https://www.kjspta.com


Have a good weekend ahead!

The KJS PTA Team.



Baking Class




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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