20 Oct 2023

Newsletter- 20/10/23

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


Dates for Your Diary

23-30 October       Mid Term Break

2 November          Monster’s Ball PTA event

6-9 November       School Photo

1 December          Winter Fair PTA event

5-8 December       Y6 Camp

11 December         Holiday after Local Election

15 December         Last Day of Term (school ends at 12:00)

8 January               First Day of Term 2



Principal’s Message

Dear KJS families,

I hope this newsletter finds you well.

As many of you will know, earlier this week, our Year 5 students and staff embarked on an exciting residential camping trip in South Lantau.

Despite the wet weather, they have shown great resilience and had a fantastic time. It was wonderful to witness their enthusiasm and teamwork when I visited the camp earlier today. A huge thanks to all the staff in attendance who have given up their free time to ensure the children are well taken care of.

As we wrap up this half term, I want to express my gratitude once again for your unwavering support. This support plays a vital role in the success of KJS and we are fortunate to have such committed families.

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our dedicated staff. Together, we will continue to provide the best possible education for our students.

A reminder that after the mid-term break, we will be welcoming our students back on Tuesday, October 31st.

Finally, I would like to wish the whole KJS community a safe and restful mid-term break.


Mr Gavin MacGregor




KJS Times Edition 18

Dear KJS Community,

Over the past few weeks the 2023 – 2024 KJS Times News Team have been busy putting together our latest edition. This year we are not only focussing on providing up to date news about happenings around KJS but also upskilling our young journalists so they gain transferable skills to support their role both on the News Team and in all areas of their learning.

We hope that you find time over the October break to enjoy this latest edition with your family. You can access the newspaper through this link.

As always, happy reading!


Kind regards,

The KJS News Team




News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,

You would have received this important communication via the ESF App  for the Annual General Meeting  of the PTA, please read it and join the Zoom call.



Dear Parents and Teachers,

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Kowloon Junior School Parent Teacher Association Limited will be held on:

Wednesday 8th November  2023 at 3:00 pm

Place: Online via Zoom – Link: https://zoom.us/j/5887075656       Zoom ID:588 707 5656


  1. Approval of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 14 October 2022
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Principal’s Report
  4. Presentation of the PTA Accounts and Auditors Report for 2021-2022
  5. Appointment of auditors for 2023-24 financial year
  6. Election of Committee members for 2023-24 year

To view the Minutes of the 2022 AGM, click HERE.  If you have any questions regarding any matter related to the above, please email pta@kjs.edu.hk.

As members of the PTA, all parents and teachers are invited to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting. Please register your attendance in advance HERE

To submit a nomination for the PTA Committee please complete the Nomination Form HERE and email the scan or photocopy with your signature to the PTA email (pta@kjs.edu.hk) or Whatsapp number (62114154) no later than 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 1 November 2023.

If you would like an item to be included on the Agenda, please email the PTA no later than 6.00 p.m. on Monday  6 November 2023.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the AGM.




PTA Annual Membership

Dear Families,

As the new school year is underway, we would like to inform you that we are now collecting the PTA Annual fee. We kindly request your contribution of $200 per family, which plays a vital role in funding the operation of the PTA  facilitating various parent activities and events that are scheduled to take place throughout the year.

You should have received an invoice from the KJS accounting department which is under your child VLE /Splat account. Please kindly settle the invoice at your earliest convenience. We sincerely appreciate your support and cooperation in this matter. We are excited about the opportunity to work together with you and look forward to a productive and successful school year.

Thank you once again for your continued support.


KJS 2024 School Fair Raffle Donations

Attention, Parents!

We are reaching out to you with an exciting opportunity to support our school’s upcoming annual main Fair in March 2024. We are in need of major funding and donations to make this event a real success!

To indicate your commitment to this important cause, please take a moment to fill out this Google form.

Your support is crucial in ensuring that our school Fair is a memorable and valuable experience for all.

Donations and items can be conveniently dropped off at the PTA Office. We greatly appreciate your contribution. If you have already submitted a donation, please bring it to the PTA office and hand them over to Rekha, the Administrator.

Deadline for donations (as we need to apply for raffle licence with government): October 31, 2023

if your donation comes from your company – we will list your company name & logo as school fair sponsors.

And when we come back, we can look forward to…..



The Monsters’ Ball!

Join us for the KJS PTA fun-filled Monsters’ Party on Thursday, November 2nd, 2023. You don’t want to miss out on this spooktacular evening!

It’s going to be a blast with Music, a Disco, Costume Parades, Prizes, a Photo Booth, Delicious snack food, and tons of fun!

Both adults and children are invited to dress up in fancy costumes and enjoy the festivities with their friends. The party starts at 4:30 pm and wraps up at 7:00 pm.

Please note that all children must be supervised and there is a nominal cost of $50 per person to attend. Don’t wait, register now to secure your spot at this amazing event!

We can’t wait to see you there!

We wish you all a wonderful mid term break, enjoy the time with your children and we look forward to seeing you when we get back!


Best wishes,

The KJS PTA Team



ESF Explore

In celebration of our 30th anniversary as an integral part of The English Schools Foundation, ESF Explore is relaunching 30+ popular after-school courses for a 6-week period, starting 30 October. This exclusive programme, catering to children between 6 months and 17 years old, welcomes new and returning students to try out selected courses for a shorter period of time at your preferred location. Click here to see our 30th Anniversary Special programmes! You can click on the individual sections to view programmes by age group.

It’s not too late to sign up for our Autumn Camps, running this October 24-27th! We offer both one-off and one-week courses, with flexible schedules. Register for our Autumn camps here!

Check out our schedule for Kowloon Junior School here. Click here to see our full range of term 1 programmes, feel free to click into the individual categories to view their available classes.




Student Success

Thank you for sharing your child’s achievements with us over the past year.

While individual achievements are undoubtedly significant and provide a source of pride for both the student and their family, sharing every student’s accomplishments on our social media channels is no longer feasible. Our intention is to create an inclusive environment where all students, regardless of their individual accomplishments, feel valued and celebrated.

That being said, we encourage you to share your child’s achievements with their teacher and peers, as well as within your personal social media networks. This way, your child’s accomplishments can be recognized and celebrated by those who know them best.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to navigate the post-pandemic educational landscape. Our school community’s strength lies in our collective efforts to celebrate the diverse talents, achievements, and experiences of all our students.




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