17 Jan 2018

Newsletter- 17/01/18

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Dates for Your Diary

Friday 19 January                                                Red and Gold Disco Night

Tuesday 23 January                                            KGV Taster Day for Y6 Students

Thursday 25 January                                          Agents of Change Conference

Monday 5 – Friday 9 February                         Book Week

Thursday 15 February                                        Chinese New Year Assembly (Half day for children)

Friday 16 – Friday 23 February                      School closed – Half term holiday

Monday 26 February                                         Teacher training (No classes for children)

Tuesday 27 February                                        Y5 & Y6 Parent Consultation with Mandarin Teachers (No Chinese Class)

Tuesday 13 March                                            ESF Chinese INSET (No Chinese Class)

Wednesday 14 March                                       ESF Mixed Basketball Tournament

Thursday 15 March                                          Student Led Conference (After school)

Friday 16 March                                               Student Led Conference (Whole school day)

Saturday 17 March                                          KJS School Fair

Friday 23 March                                              School Concert

Tuesday 27 March                                          Y1 & Y2 Sports Day

Thursday 29 March                                         End of term (Full school day)



Dear Parents,

Ever said these things?:

“Good boy!”   or “Good girl!” “What a beautiful picture!”

“You are so smart!”        “You are so clever!”

“Stop that right now or else!”

Last week I mentioned growth mindsets. Growth mindsets are integral to wellbeing, achievement and agency (self regulation and responsibility for learning). This week I would like to share one message only.

The words you speak on a moment by moment , day by day basis will play a key role in determining if your child has a fixed or growth mindset. Please take the time to read this link and think about if you are setting your child up to have a fixed or growth mindset.

We are working to change and improve how we speak to and with children on a moment by moment basis at school, if you do the same at home together we can support your child’s mindset and their wellbeing !








Y5 and Y6 Parent Consultation with Mandarin Teachers – 27 February2018

Parents please be reminded that Parent Consultation with Mandarin Teachers will be held on Tuesday 27 February. There will be no Chinese class for that day.

Registration on Gateway will be opened on Thursday 25 January at 9am.


Notice from the School Nurse

The flu season is upon us and the Centre for Health Protection states it usually lasts for around 16 weeks. In school we are seeing the number of students with fevers slowly rising and we have had a handful of confirmed cases of Influenza B throughout the year groups.

Please continue to monitor for signs of influenza at home and seek medical advice if you are concerned. If your child has a fever, they should not be back in school until 48 hours after the fever has subsided, without the need for any medication.

If you wish to know more about the seasonal flu vaccination, please visit the following Centre for Health Protection webpage https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/18877.html or contact your family doctor.

To help us manage illness throughout the school please always inform your child’s class teacher and the school nurse or school office if your child is unable to attend school.


KJS Sports Activities

KJS Rugby – Girls wanted!

We still have space for our girl’s rugby activity on Thursdays. We play touch and tag rugby which are fun, fast, non-contact versions of the game. We welcome all levels of ability so please consider joining. ign up through the gateway.

KJS Running

If you are keen to try running this term we still have spaces available. Please sign up through gateway if you’d like to join.


Madagascar DVD

The Madagascar DVDs are ready for those students who had submitted order forms and settled the payment before the holiday. Please remind your child to pick up the DVD(s) in the school office starting from Thursday 18 January. Any late/further order will not be accepted.



PTA Update


School Disco

We are extremely excited about our ‘Red and Gold’ School Disco on Friday.  The event will run from 5:30 to 7:30pm on the first floor.  Kindly note that all other areas of the school will be closed and only the first floor will be open and supervised for the disco.  Children are advised to remain on the first floor at all times for safety reasons.

Tickets are still available at the PTA office at $110 for children and $130 for adults.  Each ticket gives you a free drink and a light buffet.  Come dressed in a touch of red and gold and don’t forget your dancing shoes.  Prizes will be given out to the best-dressed girl and boy as well as the best dancers so be sure not to miss out on what promises to be a great evening.

We could use some help at the disco.  If you would like to volunteer for 30 minutes or more, please let us know at the PTA office.  Parents/ carers to come into the school to collect children after the disco (7:30pm sharp).


School Fair

Raffle tickets for the school fair will be sent home around the second week of February. A letter with details of the selling of raffle tickets will be enclosed as well.

We are still looking for items for the auction. If you would like to donate items for this, please get in touch with the PTA office.

Our international food stalls are one of the attractions at the fair. If you would like to be help at an international food stall or be a team leader, please join us for a meeting on Wednesday 24 January 2018 from 11am to 12pm in the D&T Room on the 4th floor.

Lots of volunteers are needed for the fair. If you would like to help, please do let us know.  Assisting us anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes can make a huge difference.

Thanks so much.


Student Success

Shrishti (5H) received Gold Medal in her Kumon Maths Class for 2017-2018. She would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Shrishti!


Vincent (2G) got third prize in a public competition of drawing and painting held by the “MYBK” My Brilliant Kids Culture & Art Development Association. He would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Vincent!


Angela (2B) passed the ABT Exam 2017 with high honor of 98 points. She is one of the top 3 of primary level in Edge ‘n Pointe ballet school. She would like to share this joyful achievement with the KJS community. Congratulations Angela!



ESF and Other Notices

Resilient Child Summit

Please click here for more information regarding the Resilient Child Summit.


ESF’s Got Musical Talent



4th International Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show

To better promote Chinese Culture and to strengthen Chinese education amongst Hong Kong’s youngsters, we are going to hold the 4th  Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show in April, 2018. We also aim to use this event to showcase young Chinese learners’ talent and to offer them a platform for communication.

Please click here to watch a video about last year’s Chinese Talent Show, and click here for more detail about this year’s show and registration.



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




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