20 Jun 2018

Newsletter- 20/06/18

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



Dates for Your Diary

Friday 22 June                                    Y5 Market Day

Wednesday 27 June                          Y6 Leavers Celebration – 2pm at School Hall

Friday 29 June                                    End of Year (half day)

Monday 13 August                              Start of 2018-2019 School Year



Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for your support of our school PTA. Because of parental support and the tenacity, dedication and hard work of Saloni Melwani and her team the school received a cheque for $180 811.00 toward the “Secret Garden.” The first of our Secret Gardens will be ready to open to start the new year and will be of particular benefit and interest to our Year 1 & 2 children. We will send some photos once it is formally opened and the secret location can be revealed!

As we enter the last week of the year we are able to see the significant progress the children have made over the year. It is so pleasing to see not only academic progress, but also development of character and the traits in the Learner Profile. I reported to the School Council recently regarding the progress our students are making together with the significant progress we have made a school over the year. One of our major goals was to identify what quality teaching and learning looks like and in doing so enhance the quality of learning experiences for our children. Feedback from parents suggests we still have a perceived variation in the quality of teaching at KJS. We are confident with the foundational work we have undertaken in the last year that we will see more consistent high quality teaching at KJS in the future. I mentioned to the PTA last night at the final meeting of the year that we really need to hear from you if you have concerns about the learning experiences your child is having. It is our commitment to ensure success for every child, this means challenging and supporting children to be the best they can be and providing a quality learning environment. Together we can achieve Success for Every Child!

Kind Regards



Neill O’Reilly



Library News

Video recap from the Library

The Library Team has prepared a video with a recap of what’s been happening at the library this year.  Enjoy!

Video link


Thank you Library Monitors and Parent Volunteers

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Library. We especially wanted to share with you our great team of Library Monitors and Parent Volunteers who helped us throughout the year.

Thank you Adelaide (5C), Divina (5M), Connor (5C), Nyrah (5D), Audrey (5S), Riya (5M), Charlotte (5M), Azara (5D), Hannah (5M), and Sia (5S).

Special thank you to parent volunteers Hilary, Michelle and Wendy who helped us this year.

The Library Team wants to share with you some of the activities that was held this year at the Library. Please take the time and have a look. Here is the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CwE6TYwNHxWvwKiMxzeAlQM7ZzVICl5d/view?usp=sharing

During the summer, students will still be able to access eBooks through the Library Splat page. Should students have any difficulties, parents are welcome to contact our library team at library@kjs.edu.hk.


Have a fantastic summer!

The Library Team


Reminder to Children Leaving KJS

For children who will not be returning to KJS for the 2018/19 school year, please be reminded to copy to a thumb drive all of your child’s school records from Gateway, as access to the system will not be available after departure.


Student Success

Suhani (4K) came in second place at the Scholastic Chess Championship for her division, winning 3 games and drawing in one of them. Congratulations Suhani!


Maya (4T) got 1st runner up in the Vault and overall 7th in the Sportscene Gymnastics Competition cum Invitational Competition 2018. Congratulations Maya!


Belle (6W) also took part in the Sportscene Gymnastics Competition cum Invitational Competition 2018 and came 1st in the vault and 2nd in the balance beam. Overall, she won the 2nd place in the open group level 4 category. Congratulations Belle!


Sian (5D) also joined Sportscene Gymnastics Competition and she won 2nd place for Floor, 2nd place for Trampoline and 2nd place for All Around/overall. Congratulations Sian!


Kobe (3G) got an award in the Caritas Taekwondo Poomsae competition. He also completed the challenge of 1000 meter freestyle in YMCA swimming class recently.  He would like to share these with the KJS community.


Momoka participated in the 10th Hong Kong Shitoryu Karatedo Association Goodwill Championship and Ryushinkai Karatedo Championship. She won 3 first prizes and 1 second prize in both of Kumite”(sparring match) and “Kata”(solo form demonstration). Congratulations Momoka!


Trinity (2J) took part in the 2018 PGA Junior League Golf China competition under Hong Kong district. Her team won 1st Runner Up. Congratulations Trinity!


Left and right: Prima, Kana, Yasmin, Jay, Robin, and Otto from 3P built this model to show their understanding of the process for goes through to get from farm to fork.  This is an alternative to oral presentation which seems to draw people’s attention.


ESF and Other Notices



ESF Summer Sports Camps & Clinics


ESF The First 50 Years

‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

What’s in the Book?

  • Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
  • Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
  • Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
  • Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff

The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies will also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong by late December.

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/



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