18 Aug 2021

Newsletter- 18/08/21

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


Dates for Your Diary

16 – 18 August                                    Staff training – No school

Thursday 19 August                            First day of school!

Wednesday 22 September                 Mid-Autumn Festival – No school

Friday 1 October                                 National Day – No school

11 – 15 October                                  Mid Term Break

Friday 17 December                           Last day of term – Half day (finish at 12pm)

20 December – 7 January                   Term Break

Monday 10 January                            First day of Term 2



Dear KJS Families,


What a privilege and a thrill it is for me to join the KJS community. The incredible support that has been given to me has helped me to feel very welcome and connected. Thank you.

Starting the school year in-person presents us with a wonderful opportunity to build strong relationships with our students and with each other. It also supports our commitment to continuous development. This year, we will be delving into what it means to be intrinsically motivated and how we can gather and use feedback to further our learning. Regularly listening to and enabling our students and each other will also continue as a priority as we strengthen and nurture learner agency.

I look forward to meeting your children and many of you soon. Welcome to the start of another great year at KJS.


Kind regards,

Dr Jamie Schmitz

Acting Principal



Residential Address Update

If your family has moved or changed residential address or contact details over the summer, please be reminded to update accordingly on Gateway, especially for Year 6 children, as transition to Year 7 will be processed according to current residential address at the time of application. You are required to upload address proof when making the change, which includes 1) a stamped copy of tenancy or a current government demand for rates bill, and 2) a utility bill or bank statement.



Message from the Nurse

Parents please be reminded to log onto Gateway and update your child(ren)’s medical and ‘Emergency Contact’ information.

If there is no update for your child(ren)’s medical information, please confirm that nothing has changed.

For the ‘Emergency Contact’, this should be the contact details of designated caregivers with a local contact other than yourselves, for example a helper or grandparents. We will always try and contact parents first, but when this is not possible it is imperative we have another option.



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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