16 Sep 2020

Newsletter- 16/09/20

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


Dates for Your Diary

16 – 22 September                              In School – Y1 (8:10am – 12:10pm)

Wednesday 23 September                 In School – Y2, 4, 6 (8:10am – 12:10pm)

Thursday 24 September                     In School – Y1, 3, 5 (8:10am – 12:10pm)

Friday 25 September                          In School – Y2, 4, 6 (8:10am – 12:10pm)

Monday 28 September                       In School – Y1, 3, 5 (8:10am – 12:10pm)

Tuesday 29 September                      In School – All Students (8:10am – 12:10pm) & Y1 & Y2 Parent Seminar – RSE Curriculum

Thursday 1 October                            National Day – No school

Friday 2 October                                 Mid-Autumn Festival – No school

Monday 5 October                              ESF CPD cancelled – FULL Day Classes

Tuesday 13 October                           Parent Seminar – Triple Ps

Friday 16 October                               Day before Mid-Term Break – FULL Day Classes

19 – 23 October                                  Mid-Term Break

Monday 26 October                            Chung Yeung Festival – No school

Friday 11 December                           Last day of term – Half day (finish at 12pm)

14 December – 1 January                   Term Break

Monday 4 January                              First day of Term 2



Dear Parents,

The day has finally arrived! Our Year 1 students returned today and you will see some of the photos below and on Facebook. We can tell you that the children had a wonderful day. They were so happy to see their friends, teachers and educational assistants. As Year 1 children, they will need constant reminders of our 3M’s for success. It would help if all families have a chat about what these mean in preparation for children returning.

We are absolutely delighted to have the children back and we can’t wait to see our Years 2, 4 and 6 next Wednesday (23rd) and then 1, 3 and 5 on Thursday (24th).

Please do reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the return to school plans.


Timetable changes

It is very important that you take the time to read your child’s class timetable for next week as there will be significant changes from Wednesday onward. The timetables will be shared with you this Friday via the normal channels.


Distance Learning Survey

We are very keen to hear your voice about Distance Learning in 2020/21. Please take five minutes to give some feedback so that we can see what might need enhancing if we have to return to distance learning in the future. Last year, we typically had over 60% of parents responding. This volume of respondents really gives us a clear picture of opinion and a mandate for any potential changes. Here is the survey.

As we come to the end of this phase of learning, we want to take the opportunity to thank you for partnering with us during this time. We know parents have worked so hard to support their children. It is due to the positive partnership between home and school that we have been able to ensure positive progress in learning, wellbeing and especially, agency and self management during these challenging times. From what we saw today, we think there will be many very happy parents over the next week as children start returning to school!


Kind regards



Neill O’Reilly


Our first two students for 2020/21 and their families !


Come in  #8! 1H children enjoying the bikes!


1T children enjoying the flexible spaces and resources.


1K into the library to explore the wonderful world of books!



Spotlight on the PYP

The purpose of this section is to support our learning community to better understand each of the elements of the Primary Years Programme. Please click here for this week’s Spotlight on the PYP.



ESF Relief Grant

Parents are required to ‘opt in’ to receive the new round of ESF Relief Grant, which is calculated as 45% of one month’s tuition. To opt in for the grant, you will need the ESF App. If you do not have it on your mobile device, please refer to the message from ESF CEO Mrs Belinda Greer for downloading instructions.

Once you open the ESF App, KJS has prepared a short guide for you. Please click here .



IMPORTANT – Y6 to Y7 Transfer Application

This is an important notice to all Y6 parents. If you wish your child to transfer to an ESF secondary school, you are required to submit a transfer application for Year 7 (available only on Gateway) during the period Tuesday 1 September- Friday 18 September 2020.

Applications are processed according to current residential address at the time of application; change of residential address following submission of application and prior to entry to Year 7 will not be considered.

For further details, please refer to information available on the ESF website at http://www.esf.edu.hk/year6-to-year7-key-dates/ for key dates and http://www.esf.edu.hk/esf-zones for school zones.



Borrowing iPads or Chromebooks

As you will see from our Return to School timetable, there are times when your child is ‘in school’ and at home during the transition phase and then when we are back ‘in school’ children will zoom from home in the afternoons.

We are aware that in some homes parents will still want to access the school devices meaning the child would have to transport the device safely back and forward each day and charge the device each evening. If you believe your child can manage this responsibility, safely, and responsibly (the device will have to be carried in the child’s school bag), and need the device for the zoom please complete the form below.

For Y1 & Y2 iPad Mini, click here;  for Y3 – Y6 Chromebook, click here.



ESF and Other Notices

72nd Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (2020)

Entry form for the 72nd Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (2020) is now available here .  Parents who wish their children to participate in the Festival must return the completed forms together with the entry fee in cash, to the school office by Wednesday 7 OctoberLate applications cannot be processed.  Please also write your child’s name and class on the top right hand corner of the entry form.  For further details on Rules & Regulations and Syllabus, please visit the official website http://www.hksmsa.org.hk



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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