12 Apr 2024

Newsletter- 12/04/24

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


Dates for Your Diary

1 May                                      Labour Day

15 May                                    Buddha’s Birthday

24 May                                    Y6 PYP Exhibition

10 June                                   Tuen Ng Festival

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



Principal’s Message

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Easter break and is feeling refreshed and ready to dive back into the new term! As we step into the exciting Summer term, I’m excited for the wonderful learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom that lie ahead for our KJS students.

With the weather warming up, it’s essential to ensure that your child is dressed appropriately in the KJS uniform (no fleeces needed!) and wearing a hat to stay cool and protected from the sun.

A huge thank you to all the Year 6 family members who took the time to join us for the student-led conferences yesterday.. It was truly inspiring to witness the children confidently sharing their progress and achievements as they gear up for the much-anticipated PYP exhibition in late May. Your support and engagement in your child’s education mean the world to us. A big thank you also to the Year 6 staff for supporting the children in preparation for this event and of course putting it all together.

A reminder that the deadline to submit work for the ESF Art Exhibition happening next month is fast approaching . This year’s theme, “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” draws inspiration from the upcoming Olympics in Paris, promising a showcase of creativity and talent from not only KJS but all ESF students. Remember, all students are welcome to submit their artwork to their class teacher before April 19th for a chance to be part of this exciting event.

Thank you as always to all of you for your ongoing support and collaboration across the whole KJS community.

I wish you all an enjoyable and safe weekend.


Mr Gavin MacGregor




ESF-wide Art Exhibition 

ESF is going to hold a student art exhibition in late May to early June. Shortlisted art pieces of each school will be displayed in the art exhibition.

Interested students should submit their art piece to their class teacher on or before 19 April.

Exhibition Details:

ESF Art Exhibition 2024
Art Exhibition Period: 29 May – 2 June 2024 (Grand Opening on 28 May, 6pm – by invitation)
Time: 10am – 7pm (29 May – 1 June), 10am – 4pm (2 June)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
Fee: Free admission, open to public

Artwork Theme: Faster, Higher, Stronger

The Paris Olympics are almost upon us. Every four years, athletes from every country, from all walks of life and of all faiths and none come together to celebrate the remarkable nature of humanity. The Olympic podium is the highest point in sport, but those three medals do not represent the totality of the spirit that guides the Games, nor do they tell the story of the sacrifice, hard work and dedication of every participant.

This year, our ESF art exhibition is all about humans and their extraordinary power to achieve. Every single day, people in our schools, in our homes and in our communities are doing remarkable things and this is what we seek to celebrate in this show.

This need not just be about the people who have achieved something headline grabbing. It can also be about the people who do things to help us, to make our lives better and to support us in what we do. Who are the change makers? Who goes above and beyond for us? Who, in our lives, is dedicated to being faster, higher and stronger in the service of others? These are the people we seek to shine a light on.

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) Parent permission and consent should be granted for the child’s art piece image or video and any information about the art piece, including name, school year and school name, to be shown publicly.

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

4) Each submission confirms that they 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 (www.esf.edu.hk).

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.

Shortlisted art pieces will be returned to students after the exhibition.



News from the PTA

Dear KJS Community,

Welcome back to the final term of this year. We hope everyone had a good break over the holidays and are now fully recharged.

The PTA would like to invite all members of the KJS Community to attend the

next Executive Committee Meeting that is scheduled for April 17 at 3:30 pm.

The Agenda and Zoom link can be found here


 2024 KJS PTA Fair

Here are some photos from the March Fair, you may see more photos here.

Unsold Raffle Tickets and Prize Winners

Congratulations to all the lucky winners, many of whom have already claimed their prizes.

If you have not yet checked, please see the list of winners here and contact us to retrieve your prize. The deadline to claim them is 30 April 2024, so only 2 more weeks left!

We are also waiting for all unsold raffle tickets to be returned to us as there are many outstanding still. We need to account for all tickets to the HK Government and missing tickets will have to be signed for by the parents to whom they were sent.


Drake The Dragon- Coming soon to KJS!

As some of you may have seen, our KJS mascot will be arriving into school soon and will be available for purchase.

The PTA have been working together with the Student Council, led by Leah Bailey, and we are super excited to be part of this project. Each Drake will come with a QR code that will link to original content written by our own students and other digital resources. Do look out for more information on this in the coming weeks.

We have more exciting events lined up for this final term and look forward to everyone participating with us.


Have a good weekend ahead.

The KJS PTA Team.




Extra Curricular Activities with KJS Registered Tutors

Interested parents, please contact the organiser directly for sign-up.

Chess Club


Clay Club


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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