Kowloon Junior School - ESF
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Newsletter- 21/06/23

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


Dates for Your Diary

22 June        Dragon Boat Festival

29 June        Y6 Leavers Assembly

30 June        Last Day of Term 3  (school ends at 12:00)

16 Aug         First Day of School




Acting Principal's Message

Dear KJS Families,

I hope this message finds you well. It has been another eventful week at KJS, and we have plenty of exciting news to share with you!


PYP Exhibition Showcase

Last Thursday and Friday, our Y6 students had the opportunity to share their PYP Exhibition journey with students from BHS, KJS, and their family members. Over these two days, they showcased the knowledge, skills, conceptual understandings, and actions gained and developed throughout their time at KJS and in the PYP.

Many Y6 students expressed their concerns and nerves leading up to the showcase, which allowed us to support them in managing their natural worries. Our students truly shone during the event. Their incredible energy, deep understanding, meaningful actions, and persuasive abilities left everyone feeling proud of their progress and achievements. A huge shout-out to the Y6 Team and all KJS staff for their tremendous support throughout this journey!


The Latest Edition of the KJS Times

We are delighted to share the latest edition of our fabulous student-run newspaper, The KJS Times! Click here to enjoy the latest news, hellos, goodbyes, events, and fun activities. Please take a few minutes to appreciate the hard work and dedication of our talented student journalists.


Student Council Soars in Support of Catherine's Puppies

Our Student Council has once again demonstrated their commitment to making a difference in our community. They did an amazing job raising funds and gathering useful donated goods for the rescue dogs at Catherine's Puppies. On Friday, the council also took the initiative to collaborate with Y1 and Y2 students to create dog toys from socks. It was a productive and enjoyable time for all involved, and we are sure that our furry friends will appreciate the love and care put into these toys!


Thank you for your continued support, and have a fantastic week ahead!

Kind Regards,

Dr. Jamie Schmitz - Acting Principal



Refund of Yearly Fee Balance  

After deducting this year's expenses, a refund was made to each Year 1 to Year 5 student's eWallet via the ESF Payment System.

For Year 6 parents who have submitted online refund requests via ESF Payment System before the deadline, i.e. 11 June 2023, a refund cheque was passed to your child today (Wednesday 21 June 2023).  Kindly check his/her school bag.

For any questions, please contact our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.



Distribution of Yearbook (Year 1 to Year 5 Students Only)

Year 1 to Year 5 students who placed an order and have already paid will receive a copy of this year's yearbook on Friday 23 June 2023.

For Year 6 students, their free copies will be distributed during next week via their class teachers.

For any questions, please contact our School Office Team at office@kjs.edu.hk or our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.




News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,
With only 6 more days of the school year left, we are all getting excited about the summer break.
Please take lots of memory photos and share them on the KJS Community Group so that everyone stays in touch with each other over the holidays.

Year 6 Leavers

The PTA are proud to sponsor (surprise) gifts for the Year 6 Graduates as they leave KJS for the next exciting steps of their education. We will also be providing a Pizza Party lunch for them after the assemblies are over. We look forward to meeting all the Year 6 parents on 29 June on this proud day.

Their Year 6 PYPX was an amazing event, please see more media around this on the KJS FB Community Group.

PTA Volunteers
For any information or to get involved in the PTA please contact Rekha on 3765-8709 or vai email on pta@kjs.edu.hk

Have a good week ahead!
The KJS PTA Team




ESF Sports & Language - Summer Camp

3 July to 25 August, 2023

Looking for a fun and educational summer camp experience for your child? Find the ideal summer camp program for your child's interests and needs at ESF Sports & Language! We understand that every child is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of summer camp options to suit all interests and schedules.

With a variety of options to choose from, including playgroups, sports, language, arts, STEM workshops, and online courses, there's something for every child at ESF Sports & Language. Our experienced educators provide a safe and supportive environment for kids of all ages to develop their skills and enjoy a summer of fun and learning. This year's highlight is the Eager Explorers Expedition, a four-week English programme (weekly basis enrolment available) that takes students on exciting quests to different areas of discovery.

Our Full Day Camps are a popular choice for students ages 5 to10 years, featuring multi-disciplinary class activities in the morning to strengthen language efficiency or develop STEM skills , followed by a multi-sports class in the afternoon.

For those looking to focus on sports, we offer our signature multi-sports and Up to 13 single sports camps, including swimming, football, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, lacrosse, tag rugby, krav maga, netball, hockey, fencing and outdoor adventure camps. These options are perfect for developing children's sporting skills through play, developmental games, and game-based sports.

Spaces are limited. Sign your child up for an ESF Sports & Language summer camp today and give them a summer they'll never forget!

Online Coding courses available!

Full Day Camps (King George V School, Kowloon): HERE

Half Day Camps Course Listing (Kowloon): HERE

Hotline: 2711 1280

Email: info@esf.org.hk




Student Success

Dear parents,

Thank you for sharing your child's achievements with us over the past year. As the school principal, I am always delighted to hear about the accomplishments and growth of our students. We appreciate your enthusiasm in wanting to share these achievements with our school community.

In recent times, as we continue to adapt to the post-pandemic context, our focus has shifted back to the original purpose of our school's social media channels. Our goal is to use these platforms to strengthen the school community by highlighting the many events, activities, and collaborative projects that involve our students, staff, and families. Through this approach, we aim to foster a sense of unity and celebrate the collective accomplishments of our school community.

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.


Kind regards,

Dr. Jamie Schmitz





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