16 Nov 2022

Newsletter- 16/11/22

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


Dates for Your Diary

5-7 December                         Y5 and Y6 Day Camps

16 December                          Last Day of Term (school ends at 12 noon)

19 Dec – 06 Jan                      Term Break

09 January                              First Day of Term 2



Acting Principal’s Message

Dear KJS Families,

First, thank you for your engagement during our recent Three-Way Conferences. The feedback that I have received from teachers indicates that it was a very positive and supportive experience for our students’ learning. As I have shared on multiple occasions, we are on a journey to support our students to become Visible Learners – students who embody the characteristics of effective learners, learners who are assessment-capable, learners who can monitor and learn from their own thinking while they are learning, and learners who seek, receive, act on, and give feedback – so I hope that you are beginning to recognise these aspects in your children.

We are pleased to be able to offer a wonderful African Drumming experience to our Year 5 students again this year, and the sessions will continue for the next couple of weeks. Having experienced some of this firsthand at KJS, I can confidently say that it is an energising, collaborative, and uplifting opportunity for our students.

As you may already be aware, we were given permission by the EDB to remove the dividers in the classrooms with immediate effect. We, of course, acted on this very quickly to give teachers and students the agency to shape the learning environments to best suit the needs of the learning and learners. We will also be able to return to eating lunch in the classroom from December 1st. That is also great news, as we will be able to use our School Hall for regular assemblies and other events. I am also beginning to work with the PTA to restore an external provider lunch option. If all goes smoothly, we hope to be able to begin offering this again in January.

Finally, a big ‘thank you’ to all of you who were able to attend one of our two in-person Library sessions yesterday. These sessions were the latest offerings in a very positive run of in-person opportunities for KJS families this school year. Thank you to Ms. Lau and the Library Team for their efforts in preparing and hosting the sessions.


Dr. Jamie Schmitz
Acting Principal
Kowloon Junior School



School Photos

An order form with a sample student photo was distributed to each child today. To increase efficiency, you are encouraged to order photos online.

Please visit www.techni-photo.com and select ‘Order’ then input:


Unique Code: Shown on the order form

Last Name: Shown on the order form

Email Address: Any valid email address for communicating with the company


You may also complete and return the order form with a crossed cheque (payable: “Techni Photo”) to the school office on or before the deadline on 25 November. For any order inquiries, please contact the photographer at ‘Techni Photo’ directly by telephone on 2803-5988 or by email onlinecs@techni-photo.com

If your child has not taken an individual student photo and would like to do so, please contact the photographer directly and make a booking to take the student photo at their studio.



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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