14 Jun 2024

Newsletter- 14/06/24

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


Dates for Your Diary

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




Principal’s Message

Dear KJS Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the Tuen Ng Festival at the beginning of the week. It was my first experience of this public holiday, and it was wonderful to see families come together to celebrate such a meaningful tradition.

I am thrilled to share that our students represented KJS with incredible talent and enthusiasm at the ESF-wide Evening of Dance held at West Island School yesterday evening. The performances were truly amazing, showcasing the hard work and dedication of our students. A big thanks goes to Ms. Jackson, who guided the children in their preparation for the event. Her support and expertise were instrumental in making this event a success.

We are excited to welcome the School Council members on Monday morning.. In addition to their regular meeting, they will have the opportunity to take a tour of the school, guided by members of our Student Council. This tour will provide valuable insights into the daily life and activities at KJS, and we are looking forward to their visit.

As we approach the end of the term, we find ourselves in a flurry of activities. A key part of this busy period is the final weeks for our Year 6 students, who are busily preparing for their Leavers’ Assembly event on Thursday 27th June. We are looking forward to sharing their achievements and memories with all the families. The assembly promises to be a memorable occasion that celebrates their journey and accomplishments at KJS.

Have a lovely (and hopefully dry!) weekend.


Warm regards,


Mr Gavin MacGregor




Sale of 2023-2024 Yearbook (Year 1 to Year 5 Students only)

We are pleased to announce that the production of this year’s yearbook is underway. The details are as follows:

  • The yearbooks are available on a first come, first served basis while stocks last.
  • Year 1 to Year 5 parents can only order one copy per student – HK$125 per copy, including a payment processing fee.
  • To place an order, please log in to Gateway, sign the eNotice “2023-2024 Yearbook” and pay by PPS, PayPal or credit card on or before Sunday 16 June 2024. Other forms of payment, including cheques and cash, will NOT be accepted. To learn more about how to pay via eNotice on Gateway, please refer to this webpage kjs.edu.hk/payment.
  • Distribution is scheduled in late June 2024 and parents will be notified accordingly.
  • Delivery by mail or courier will NOT be an option.

Same as previous years, each Year 6 student will receive a free copy as a farewell gift. This will be arranged in late June.

For any questions, please contact our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.



Message from Student Counsellor

Dear Parents,

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I want to wish everyone a safe and restful summer break. The students worked very hard this year and participated in many after school activities! The teachers, support staff and I are very proud of their accomplishments! I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who attended the talks throughout the year and the opportunity to speak to you individually.

For the upcoming parent talks scheduled for 2024-2025 academic year, I will explore the option using a mix webinar and in person presentation at KJS. I believe this is a fair approach that allows parents to ask individual questions.  I am aware that many parents aren’t able to attend due to work schedules and other commitments. Thus, the presentations will be posted immediately for all parents to view in their own time. As the student counsellor at KJS, I am committed to ensure all students’ wellbeing are supported with close guidance from our school’s senior leadership team.

I have attached the slides for all the presentations conducted this year at KJS for your reference.

Have a great Summer and I look forward to meeting you in Mid August when fall term begins. Please stay tuned for more updates.

Getting Ready for Schools

Executive Functioning and Child Development

Flexible Thinking

Emotional Regulation



Kind regards,

Ian Ong

Student Counsellor



KJS Times

Share Your Child’s Hobbies with Us

Does your child have a unique hobby? Have they been exploring new activities during the weekends? Well, we’re highlighting students at KJS who have been doing just that.

This is an opportunity for your child to be featured in the KJS Times Hobbies Padlet! Simply click on this link, upload a photo of your child participating in their chosen hobby and add a caption that gives some more details.

Kindly be aware that all readers of the KJS Times will have access to your child’s post. Please assist your children in uploading their photos to the Padlet if they need help.

We look forward to inspiring our whole school community to try new experiences!



News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,\

Drake the Dragon was a huge hit and continues to be in demand. For those parents who wish to order Drake for their children, please visit  the KJS PTA website to order it online. There are also other items for sale which would make great gifts for extended family members if you are planning to travel away in the summer.

Do visit the site and browse!

Drake Travels the World

The PTA is proud to be working with the Student Council  to sponsor the new initiative, Drake Travels the World.

We invite students to take Drake with them on their holidays wherever they may go and take photos of their child listening to the audiobooks in all locations with many people and sharing them with the KJS Community. The best photos will be showcased in a special way!

More details will be shared in next week’s Newsletter, so look out for it.

In the meantime, if you have not already purchased your Drake, you can do so via the  KJS PTA website.

We have only two more weeks of school left, so hurry if you want these before the holidays!


Chartwells Lunch Service

Our lunch provider will be sharing a new Google Form later this month with parents for them to re-register their interest and update their child’s class information. Please note that all current users must re-register to continue using the service.

As always, we appreciate parental involvement in our projects, you may contact us at any time:


PTA Office T: 3765-8709

PTA Email: pta@kjs.edu.hk

PTA Whatsapp: 6211-4154

PTA Website: https://www.kjspta.com


Have a good weekend ahead!

The KJS PTA Team.



Baking Class

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




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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