12 Dec 2018

Newsletter- 12/12/18

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Dates for Your Diary


Dear Parents,

Yesterday and today, we held our Y3-6 sports days. What a wonderful way to finish our first term of 2018/19! The highlights for me were seeing the Year 6 students capably and confidently running the day under the guidance of Mr. Riddle and Ms. Hadley. Year 6 students did a marvellous job of explaining each event, guiding their younger peers through the safety rules, and how to participate. Equally, it was a joy to see the children revel in the opportunity to participate and experience exercise and team comradery in their houses. The events were really a positive expression of the AAROW’s of Success at KJS.

As I mentioned last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Year 5 and 6 camps and was so impressed by the attitude of the children and the living examples of the PYP Learner profile. I would like to reiterate my thanks to the staff who gave so much of their time to ensure our children had the opportunity to experience success at KJS through the outdoors.

We hope have you have a restful Christmas break enjoying some 1 to 1 time with your children and we look forward to seeing you in the new year.


Kind regards



Neill O’Reilly




KJS Telephone System

We will perform a periodical inspection on electrical installations at KJS during the term break. Our telephone system will therefore be suspended from 7am 24 December to 9am 27 December 2018. Parents can email us at office@kjs.edu.hk instead.


Mandarin Class Consultations (Y4-6)

Parents please be reminded that the coming Parent Consultation for Mandarin class will be held on:

Friday 11 January for Year 4

Thursday 17 January for Year 5

Friday 25 January for Year 6

Registration on Gateway will open at 6pm on Friday 14 December 2018 (last school day of Term One). Please check and book available time slots at your convenience. Parents are more than welcome to collect their children from class should they wish to bring them along to the consultation.


Library News – KJS Library Book Bag and Book Writing Competition

Happy Holidays!

KJS Library Book Bag

KJS Library is proud to present our first library book bag. As there has been an increasing number of damaged and lost books, KJS Library worked together with students to develop a library book bag that would help address this problem.

As part of Library’s focus to help students achieve AAROWs of Success, students from Years 1-6 were given the Opportunity to design their ideal library book bag during September. Students asked that books be waterproof, have handles to carry, and to use velcro to replace zippers. An overwhelming 181 designs were received, which 7 were shortlisted. Through paper and electronic ballots, students’ voice was heard. Please see below picture for the final design and sample that has been made.

Starting Monday 21 January 2019, KJS Library Book Bags will be available for sale at PTA office for $60/each. All Year 1 to 5 students will be required to purchase the bag during Term Two (7 January – 12 April 2019). Year 6 students will be given a book bag as a graduation gift from PTA so they will not be required to purchase a bag.

Book Week Book Writing Contest

This year, KJS Library is planning Book Week with the Year 6s. An idea was formulated to have a Book Writing Contest where all students can have an opportunity to be an author and where their work can be displayed.

From now until 1 February 2019, students who are interested are invited to write the following books:

1) Picture Book (with illustrations)

2) Fiction Book

3) Graphic Novel / Comic

4) Mother Tongue Picture Book

Books should include a cover page with students name and class (illustration optional). Books will be displayed during Book Week from February 25 to March 1st at KJS Library. We will be inviting the school community to vote for their favourite book and winning book will be published.

For more questions regarding the Library Book Bag or Book Week Book Writing Contest, please contact Ms. Lau at macy.lau@kjs.edu.hk.


Term 2 Junior Baking Class

Term 2 Baking Class starts on 17 January 2019.  For more information, please see the attached brochure & enrolment form.  For inquiries, please contact Ms. Hong:  flourhk@hotmail.com

 See the Junior Bakers in action by clicking on the link below:




PTA Update

The theme for our upcoming School Disco Night will be ‘Neon’ and we will be hosting this event on Friday, 25 January 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Please refer to the poster below for further details.

Tickets for our school disco will be available after the Christmas break.  We have lowered the price of the ticket to $70 each, for either a child or an adult.

Please bring your own water bottle that can be refilled at the event.  Food will be available for purchase.  This will be a family-oriented event, so no alcohol on the premises please.

Children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults will be responsible for the children accompany.  The disco will take place in the school hall and on the first floor.  Other areas of the school will be closed during the event for safety reasons


KJS Green Dream – Our School Fair 

Let’s help make the KJS Green Dream a reality by supporting our school fair on Saturday, 16 March 2019.  We need help in the following areas –

We would appreciate any support and help we can get.  If you would like to get involved, please do let us know at pta@kjs.edu.hk.

On bealf of everyone at the PTA and its executive committee, we would like to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

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

  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.
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