13 Jan 2021

Newsletter- 13/01/21

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


Dates for Your Diary

Friday 5 February                               ESF Chinese Assembly

Wednesday 10 February                    Day before Mid-Term Break – FULL Day Learning

11 – 19 February                                 Mid-Term Break

1 – 5 March                                         Book Week

Thursday 4 March                              World Book Day

18 & 19 March                                    3 Way Learning Conferences

22 – 23 March                                     Y4 Camp

Thursday 25 March                            ESF Evening of Dance

Friday 26 March                                 Last day of term – Half day (finish at 12pm)

29 March – 9 April                               Term Break



Good afternoon Parents,

Mr Fay, who has been leading the health and safety team as we have prepared for the return to school, is pleased to report:

It has been wonderful to see the children returning to school this week. They have arrived with big smiles, visible beneath their masks, and with an enthusiasm that shows how much they enjoy being at KJS. Although our numbers in school each day are much smaller than usual, the teachers and students have been taking full advantage of the space they have. We have had learning going on in the drama studio, the sky garden as well as the gym, the playground and the classrooms. Teachers have commented on how quickly the children have adapted to being back in a school setting and we have certainly been impressed with their ability to move from one style of learning to another.

The children have continued to follow our 3M’s to success – Masks, Metres, and My clean hands Matter – and have remembered all of the ways that we currently work in order to keep us safe and at school. They are a credit to themselves, their teachers, and their families.

We are really looking forward to welcoming the other year groups back into school over the coming days. If the first three year groups are anything to measure by, we know how excited the children will be as well.

Ciarian Fay.


There is little to add other than my immense thanks to Ciarian and the Health and Safety team, including our newest member, Nurse Victoria, for their time, attention to detail and consideration of staff and children, as we have worked to yet another variation of schooling in 2020/21.

Thank you to the 114 of you who responded to the joint ESF/KJS survey. We are analyzing the responses and will share the feedback in due course.

We appreciate your ongoing support, and your partnership with your child’s teacher and the school, as we continue to navigate the unchartered waters of this Covid era. Together, we continue to ensure “Success for Every Child”.


Kind regards




Neill O’Reilly


Kowloon Junior School

20 Perth Street



Library News

Parent Library Workshop Survey

Thank you to all the parents and students who attended last week’s workshop held on Thursday 7 January. We were so happy to see all of you and show you the Library resources and tools to support your child with distance learning.

If you didn’t register or attend, no worries. We have plans to hold further workshops. Please fill in this survey to let us know what workshops interest you.


Reading over the holiday pictures

Thank you for sending in all your wonderful pictures of students reading their favourite books over the holidays. It’s not too late to have your picture on our KJS Virtual Library and to see it prominently displayed at school. Here is a link to the pictures that we’ve received so far.

Please send your pictures to Ms. Lau at macy.lau@kjs.edu.hk and let us know your full name and class. Looking forward to seeing all your pictures.


After School Writing Club

Our “After School Writing Club” is now full. Thank you to everyone who signed up and the Library team is looking forward to adding your book to our growing collection of Alumni Authors.



Student Success

The celebration of student success will channel to our Facebook page. You can find the school’s Facebook here. Please keep the photos and stories coming of our children shooting the AAROW’s of Success!


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