13 Oct 2023

Newsletter- 13/10/23

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


Dates for Your Diary

18-20 October        Y5 Camp

23-30 October        Mid Term Break

6-9 November        School Photo

5-8 December        Y6 Camp

11 December         Holiday after Local Election

15 December         Last Day of Term (school ends at 12:00)

8 January               First Day of Term 2



Principal’s Message

Dear KJS families,

We had another slightly disrupted week with the closure on Monday. Once again, I would like to thank all of you for your continued support when events such as this take place. I would also like to send my appreciation to both the teachers and support staff here at KJS.

As you know, we have very strong ties with both KGV and SRJC, being so close has such huge benefits for our students and staff. I’m incredibly keen to build on those relationships across the coming months and years.

As part of that, it was incredibly pleasing to see some of our Year 5 students supporting the SRJC sports days this week. They showed real qualities of compassion, leadership and organisation across the two days. A big thank you to all of them. I know the staff at SRJC were very impressed with their positive attitude.

It was a pleasure to meet some of our Year 6 parents at their coffee morning on Wednesday morning, the year 2 session is planned for Wednesday next week, please do sign up if possible.

As we move into the last week of term, I would again like to thank all of the KJS community for being so supportive and for making me feel so welcome


Have a wonderful weekend.


Mr Gavin MacGregor




Student Council

Dear KJS Community,

I would like to take this opportunity to officially introduce you to our 2023-2024 KJS Student Leaders!

Please take a moment to watch the attached video as they tell you a little more about themselves and their goals and aspirations for the coming year.


Kind regards,

Mrs. Bailey (on behalf of the KJS Student Council)



76th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival (Deadline: 15 October 2023)

If you wish your child to participate in the Music Festival, please (1) submit an application form via the HKSMSA website, (2) fill out the eNotice and settle the enrolment fee issued on Gateway by Sunday, 15th October at 11pm. Please be reminded that the enrolment will only be successful if parents complete BOTH the registration and the payment before the deadline. The eNotice could be accessed via the ESF app (VLE > Gateway > eNotice) or directly through the link here.

Please note that KJS will assist students only with registration. The school or our teaching staff will NOT be providing or involved in any preparation work or training practices required for the competition.



Application for Student Grant 2023/2024

If you have not returned the form to your class teacher, please do so as soon as possible. You may refer to the attached parent guide for details.

Kindly note that late submission, incomplete or inaccurate information will cause delay to your application.



KJS and Crossroads Foundation

Upcycle old sports shoes and sports kit by bringing them into school.

KJS is collecting used footwear and sports kits over the coming months for the HK Crossroads Foundation. Crossroads help distribute such items to those in need; both in Hong Kong and across the world. There will be a collection box just outside the school office for items.

*Please note; all donated items MUST be in good condition.

Crossroads’ Foundation provides aid for relief and development in over 90 countries, as well as in Hong Kong, their headquarters.


News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,

KJS 2024 School Fair Raffle Donations

Attention, Parents!

We are reaching out to you with an exciting opportunity to support our school’s upcoming annual main Fair in March 2024. We are in need of major funding and donations to make this event a real success!

To indicate your commitment to this important cause, please take a moment to fill out this Google form.

Your support is crucial in ensuring that our school Fair is a memorable and valuable experience for all.

Donations and items can be conveniently dropped off at the PTA Office. We greatly appreciate your contribution.

Let’s make this School Fair the best one yet! Thank you for your support!

Deadline for donations (as we need to apply for raffle licence with government): October 31, 2023

if your donation comes from your company – we will list your company name & logo as school fair sponsors.


Before the break, we have one more parents Coffee Morning for Year 2 families.

If you have not already done so, it’s not too late. You may register here to take this opportunity to connect with Mr. Gavin MacGregor.


And when we come back, we can look forward to The Monsters Ball  on 2 Nov. 2023

This will be a fun filled (and spooky!) evening held here at school on 2 November. An exciting opportunity for everyone to dress in fancy costumes, enjoy an evening with school friends, classmates and community members.

More details and registration form will be shared before the event, but parents can start planning their costumes over the break!


We will also be holding our AGM in November.

PTA Annual General Meeting Nov. 2023-24

We will be holding our important AGM in early November and encourage all parents to join so that they may have a voice in the school. We will be sending out the formal invite and Google Form for Executive Committee Office Bearer volunteers soon please look out for it. This meeting will be held on Zoom and we encourage all parents to join in.


New Online Programme for Uniform Up-Cycling @ KJS!

As the winter season approaches, parents will naturally start to look through their closets for winter items and what still fits!

As part of KJS’ sustainability ethos, we are delighted to offer this new ongoing service to our community members. It provides a platform for parents who no longer need uniform items to easily donate them to another KJS family in need.

We want to emphasise that there are no fees involved in this process. However, we kindly request a nominal donation from the receiving family to support this initiative. These donations will go towards the PTA, a non-profit organisation, and will be used collectively for the benefit of the school and the children.

By participating in this programme, you not only contribute to the well-being of our community but also instill important values in our children. Let’s work together to reduce waste, promote sustainability, and create a more environmentally conscious future. We can see the effects of climate change in Hong Kong already!

We appreciate your support and look forward to making this initiative a success for everyone involved.

Just follow the simple steps below:

  1. Donors list their available items via a simple Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/KJS-Upcycling-Donations
  2. Parents looking to get uniforms (incl. library bags) may view all available items in one list: https://tinyurl.com/KJS-Upcycling-Inventory
  3. Interested parents contact the donating family directly to arrange drop off & pick up via the PTA office. More details are included in the above links.

Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out  to Rekha Mahbubani in the PTA office for assistance.

Email: pta@kjs.edu.hk or T: 3765-8709 or Whatsapp: 6211-4154

Wacky Wednesday 11 October 2023

The children had a wonderful time wearing their funny hats and mismatched clothes on Wednesday and the donations gathered will be used to purchase wellbeing resources here at school.

Thank you to everyone who contributed!


Have a wonderful weekend everyone and enjoy the lovely weather!


Best wishes,

The KJS PTA Team



ESF Explore

As Term 1 begins, ESF Explore is thrilled to invite you to join our incredible line-up of engaging and enriching activities, catering to children between 6 months and 17 years old. Whether you’re passionate about arts, sciences, sports, or technology, we have the perfect program to ignite your curiosity, unleash your talents, and make this term an unforgettable adventure! Our Autumn camps are running this October 24-27th! Experience our extraordinary themed holiday classes designed exclusively for your child. Indulge in a diverse range of activities that cater to both their adventurous spirit and desire for tranquil enrichment. We offer both one-off and one-week courses, with flexible schedules. Register for our Autumn camps here!

Check out our schedule for Kowloon Junior School here. Click here to see our full range of term 1 programmes, feel free to click into the individual categories to view their available classes.



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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