14 Feb 2018

Newsletter- 14/02/18

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Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 8 – Friday 23 February                School closed & Half term holiday

Monday 26 February                                       Staff training (No classes for children)

Tuesday 27 February                                      Y5 & Y6 Parent Consultation with Mandarin Teachers (No Chinese Class) and Fair Talent Quest auditions

Wednesday Feb 28                                        Book Fair (4/F), Mother Tongue Readers, Surprise Readers

Thursday March 1                                          Book Fair (4/F), Book Character Dress Up Day!

Monday 5 March                                              ESF Stakeholder survey opens

Thursday 8 March                                            Y1 Immunisation

Tuesday 13 March                                            ESF Chinese INSET (No Chinese Class)

Wednesday 14 March                                       ESF Mixed Basketball Tournament

Thursday 15 March                                          Student Led Conference (After school)

Friday 16 March                                               Student Led Conference (Whole school day)

Saturday 17 March                                          KJS School Fair and ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival at KGV

Monday 19 March                                            ESF Stakeholder survey closes

Friday 23 March                                              School Concert

Tuesday 27 March                                          Y1 & Y2 Sports Day

Thursday 29 March                                         End of term (Full school day)

Monday 30 April                                              Teacher training (No classes for children)



Dear Parents,

Who would have thought we would be here at school without children over the last week? I can assure you we have made the most of the time.

Teachers have been busy preparing for the remainder of Term 2 and planning exciting learning experiences for your children. We also took advantage of the time to undertake professional learning, to work in our schooling improvement teams and to further develop our understanding of the components of ‘success’ at KJS, our AAROW’s of success.

I do hope your children have had a good week and that you have a restful and family oriented Chinese New Year break. We look forward to seeing your children after the break. 

Monday 26 February Staff Training Day

Some parents may well ask why we don’t cancel the Staff Training Day given the closure of the school this week. We would consider this option, however we have already booked in, paid for travel and facilitation and organised visa for an international facilitator to work with staff together with a local facilitator, hence we regret postponement or cancellation is not an option.

Fair Talent Quest Auditions: We will be holding the auditions for our Fair Talent quest in the first week back. If your child has entered please ensure they have the necessary props (music, instruments etc) to audition .

Uniforms: We have noticed students are not wearing the correct uniform for KJS. The expectations for the uniform and jewellery are quite clear. Please help your child to come to school after Chinese New Year in the correct uniform. We will be sending home messages where a child has arrived in the incorrect uniform


Kind Regards



Neill O’Reilly



ESF Stakeholder Survey

After Chinese New Year stakeholders will be invited by email to participate in the biennial ESF Stakeholder Survey, which will be open from 5 to 19 March 2018. Through this survey we aim to find out about the impressions that parents, staff and students have formed about the education we provide. The feedback from the survey will help us build on our strengths and inform our future planning.

A parent invite will be emailed to the primary contact parent in your family on 5 March. [If you have a child at another ESF school you will receive a separate invite by email to participate in that school’s survey].

We would be very grateful if you would spare the time to complete the survey. It’s shorter than in the past and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete (though may take a little longer if you wish to add comments in the optional comment boxes).


Term 2 Teacher Training Day – 26 February (no class for children)

Parents please note that Monday 26 February, which is the first Monday after the half term holiday, will be teacher training day. There will be no class for children.


Chinese New Year Celebration

The CNY assembly is postponed to Friday 2 March. Parents and students please be reminded to come to school wearing Chinese-style or red-colored clothes to celebrate CNY in our school!


PTA Update

Just a quick update, Fair Talent Quest auditions will be held in the first week back after Chinese New Year so if your children have entered they have practice time.

We hope you are enjoying the extended Chinese New Year break.


Here at the PTA office we are still putting together details for the school fair.

If you are interested in helping out in any way for the air, please do get in touch with us via email at pta@kjs.edu.hk. We could use your help in the following areas:

  • Face painting stall
  • Nail polishing stall
  • Temporary tattoos stall
  • Hairband selling stall
  • Hairspray colouring stall
  • International food stalls
  • Book sale
  • White Elephant stall

Thank you!

On behalf of everyone at the PTA, we would like to wish you and your families a very healthy and happy Year of the Dog.


ESF and Other Notices

ESF Sports – CNY Clinics

Please click here for more information.



ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival

Please click here for more information.


ESF Language & Learning – Author Writing Workshop

Please click here for more information.



4th International Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show

To better promote Chinese Culture and to strengthen Chinese education amongst Hong Kong’s youngsters, we are going to hold the 4th  Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show in April, 2018. We also aim to use this event to showcase young Chinese learners’ talent and to offer them a platform for communication.

Please click here to watch a video about last year’s Chinese Talent Show, and click here for more detail about this year’s show and registration.


ESF The First 50 Years

‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

What’s in the Book?

  • Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
  • Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
  • Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
  • Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff

The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies will also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong by late December.

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/



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