15 Nov 2017

Newsletter- 15/11/17

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





Dates for Your Diary

14 & 15 November 6-7pm                                   Madagascar, KJS Musical

Thursday 16 November                                         Y4 & Y5 Netball and Y5 & Y6 Football at Kings Park – CANCELLED

20 – 22 November                                                   Y4 Camp

Thursday 23 November                                         Y4, Y5, Y6 Netball – CANCELLED

Thursday 30 November                                         Y6 Immunization

28 November – 1 December                                 Y5 Camp

4 – 8 December                                                         Y6 Camp

Wednesday 13 December                                    Y3 & Y4 Sports Day

Thursday 14 December                                        3:15pm Farewell afternoon tea in library for Karen Thomas

Thursday 14 December                                        Y5 & Y6 Sports Day

Friday 15 December                                            Term ends at midday


Dear Parents,

Once again it was a pleasure to see so many of you at the parent teacher interviews and once again to see how many of you brought along your children. Again I would suggest that not having your child present is like not being present at your own doctor’s appointment! If we are really after “Success for Every Child” the more we place your child in the centre of all we do (including discussions about their learning) the more likely we are to achieve success.

A parent suggested having the important dates at the start of the newsletter would help – especially for those viewing on a phone so we have changed our order this week, I hope it helps!

This week the leadership team will continue to work on clarifying “Success for Every Child” and especially what the word “Achievement” means in our AAROW of Success (Achievement, Agency, Respect, Opportunity and Wellbeing). Today I would like to share a letter that has been shared with me recently via Facebook and I will let the letter speak for itself. Enjoy your child’s success this week!



Please mark your diaries for Thursday 14th December. At 2:00pm we will have a special assembly and then at 3:15 a special afternoon tea in the library to say farewell Karen Thomas. I know many of you would like to express your personal thanks for all Karen has done for the children and staff of KJS.






After-school sports activities cancellation

Please note that for a variety of reasons the following after-school sports activities are cancelled over the next two weeks.


Thursday 16 November

Netball for Y4 & Y5

Y5 & Y6 Football at Kings Park


Thursday 23 November

Y4, Y5 & Y6 Netball



Performance at Arts in the Park

The KJS choir performed along The Massive Choir in Arts in the Park with friends from Beacon Hill School and Kennedy School.


Alumnus & Former Teacher Visit

Margaret Daniel (Ex KJS Teacher) and her son Jonathan (her son and ex pupil) visited KJS. It was the first time Mrs Daniel had been back to KJS since leaving in 1987! Mrs Daniel still has the gift that made her a very popular teacher in the 1980’s and she can be seen here teaching some body percussion today.

Thanks so much for visiting Margaret and Jonathan!



An Important Announcement about YouTube

Please read the message below from ESF.




PTA Update

Christmas Sales

The PTA will be selling Christmas decorations at school on Tuesday 14 th November and Wednesday,

15 November 2017, from 2:45pm till the start of the school musical at 6:00pm. Do stop by to take

advantage of this wonderful opportunity to purchase a great variety of Christmas items at unbeatable

prices. If you can help us at this Christmas stall, we would appreciate it. Please do inform the PTA

office. Recent PTA Christmas sales at Tsing Yi and Tung Chung ESF Kindergartens were a huge success.


Farewell to Karen Thomas

The PTA will be hosting a small gathering for Karen Thomas before she leaves. We would like to

invite both past and present committees – the parent body and members of staff – to be a part of this

gathering. This will take place on Tuesday 12 December 2017 in the school hall from 4:00pm to

6:00pm. If you would like to attend this gathering or take an active part in it, please do let Naomi or Candy

know in the PTA office.


School Disco

The ‘Red and Gold’ School Disco will take place on 19 January 2018. Be sure to come in your dancing

shoes with a touch of red or gold. We are looking for volunteers for the event and sponsorship of

prizes. Please do approach the PTA office if you can help. Tickets for the disco will be on sale during

the first week of December.


School Fair

Our annual and much-anticipated school fair will be on Saturday 17 March 2017. We have already

collected some amazing prizes for our school raffle. If you would like to sponsor this popular event

through donations in cash or kind, please approach the PTA office. We will soon be approaching our

deadline of 20 November 2017 after which, an application for the raffle license will be submitted to

the government with the details of all raffle prizes. There is still time, please do support this event. It

is only through your help and contribution can we turn these events into memorable ones.


Winter Uniforms

Orders for Winter Uniforms that were previously placed had distributed on Friday 10 Nov 2017 Winter uniforms are still available at the PTA office.


PTA Office Details and Operating Hours

Naomi Chow and Candy So are our PTA Administrators and they can be contacted via email at

pta@kjs.edu.hk or by telephone at 3765 8709. The PTA office is open from Monday to Friday from

8:00 to 11:00 a.m. & 2:30p.m. to 3:30p.m.



Student Success

Curtis (2B) won a Medal of Excellence for outstanding performance in Belt promotion test last Saturday. He would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Curtis!


Ching Yeung (4L) participated in 2017 ISI Skate Hong Kong competition on 11-12 November. She won championship in Speed Racing, 1st runner ups in both Freestyle 4 Program and Freestyle 4 Solo Compulsories. She would like to share the joy with her friends in KJS. Congratulations Ching Yeung!


Scott (6M) won the champion of division B in Scholastic Chess Tournament, and he would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Scott!


Ethan (3D) participated in two ESF 50th Anniversary fun runs (1km individual category and 3km family category). He also participated in the Spartan Kids Race and earned the Finisher Medal. Congratulations Ethan!


Bridget (3D) won 1st runner up in the Y3/Y4 female group of the ESF marathon. She would like to share this happy moment with the KJS community. Congratulations Bridget!



ESF and Other Notices


ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

To mark ESF’s half-century, we are publishing a commemorative book: ESF The First 50 Years. This volume will chronicle the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It will also celebrate the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

The book will be published in November 2017. Place your online order NOW at http://www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk



ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Please click here for more information of the ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.





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