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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 October. Late 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
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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