21 Nov 2018

Newsletter- 21/11/18

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Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 22 November                      Y4 Trip to Wetland Park – 4F, 4C, 4D

Friday 23 November                           Quiz Night / Bingo Night

26 and 27 November                          Y6 Movie Trips

Tuesday 27 November                       ESF Kowloon Netball Tournament

Thursday 29 November                      Y1-3 Author Visit

27 to 30 November                             Y5 Camp

3 to 7 December                                 Y6 Camp

Friday 14 December                           Last day of term – half day

17 December to 4 January                 Term Break – No school

Monday 7 January                              First day of Term 2

Friday 11 January                               Y6 Immunization


Dear Parents,

Well, Chitty Chitty went off with a Bang, Bang!!

Our children, families, invited guest and staff were treated to an incredible performance supported with student created props and stunning costumes to make the show a roaring success. What you might not know is how much the show promoted some key characteristics of or AAROW’s of Success, Achievement, Agency and Opportunity. Watching the children practice and practice, learning from their mistakes and persisting and then presenting four incredible shows was ample evidence of student achievement. 170 children stepped up and asked to be part of this show, taking advantage of the opportunity to learn through the arts. What stood out most was the level of agency in this production. We had children making decisions for themselves and others about props, dance moves, backstage work, lighting and sound, and front of the house. Our children ‘owned’ this show! Their feedback has been very instructive as we plan ahead for expression through the arts in the next academic year. You can be sure we will continue to celebrate and innovate in the arts at KJS. You can also be sure that whatever is selected for the next year will be driven by student voice and involve student choice.

Enjoy the week ahead. Next week, our camps begin.  This is another wonderful expression of our AAROW’s with achievement, opportunity, respect and wellbeing featuring highly for our children.

Thank you to the dedicated team at KJS for making learning such a positive experience for our children.

I hope to see many of you at our Friday Bingo night!


Kind regards



Neill O’Reilly




Library News – Upcoming Author Visit and Christmas Decorations by Parent Volunteers

Author Visit for Years 1-3 on Thursday, 29 November 2018

We are pleased to welcome children’s author, illustrator, and storyteller, Gail Clarke, to our school on Thursday, 29 November 2018. Her animal adventure stories, based on the themes of migration, animal journeys and looking after our planet, are told with the help of her storybook friends: Patrick, the excitable African grey parrot puppet, Cosmos, the curious baby humpback whale, the very green Chameleon, and Jed, the hammerhead shark who wants to explore the oceans.

If you would like to look at or buy one of Gail’s books, they will be available after school on the day of the visit or order forms may be obtained from the KJS library. Students in Years 4-6 are also welcome to visit us after school to meet Gail.

For more information about her books, please click here .


Christmas Decorations by Parent Volunteers

Thank you again for our lovely parent volunteers, Nancy Wong (Parent of Alexander Fung in 1K) and Monny Ng (Parent of Chloe Cheng in 1K), who are starting to decorate our library with Christmas decorations.


Other parent volunteers have also come to our library to help with book wrapping, shelving and library lunchtime play. Thank you so much for your support.

If you have any further questions or interested in helping with the library, please contact us at library@kjs.edu.hk.



Term 2 Junior Baking Class

Term 2 Baking Class starts on 17 January 2019.  For more information, please see the attached brochure & enrolment form.  For inquiries, please contact Ms. Hong:  flourhk@hotmail.com

 See the Junior Bakers in action by clicking on the link below:




PTA Update

Our much-awaited Bingo Night is on Friday.  We look forward to seeing you and your families at this event.  Tickets are still available and our advice would be to purchase your tickets as soon as possible if you haven’t done already so we can make sure we have enough light refreshments for everyone.

The all-inclusive $80 ticket gives you 5 games, light refreshments and a bonus round of Bingo too. Please remember to bring your own water bottles which can be refilled at the event.

A reminder that this will be a non-alcoholic event so kindly refrain from bringing your own drinks.


School Fair

We will have our school fair on Saturday 16 March 2019.  Once again, we look forward to having you there.  Thank you to all our raffle prize sponsors and everyone who has contributed to the school fair so far.  We are still in need of volunteers, International Food Stall teams and team leaders, auction items, and sponsorships and donations.   If you would like to get involved, please get in touch with us at pta@kjs.edu.hk.


PTA Committee Meetings

Our PTA Committee meets once a month on a Tuesday.  The meeting dates and events for the rest of this academic year are as follows:

15 January 2019

*25 January 2019 – School Disco

19 February 2019

5 March 2019

*16 March 2019 – School Fair

9 April 2019

14 May 2019

18 June 2019


We look forward to seeing and meeting our Class Representatives at these meetings.  We meet at 5:00pm in the School Library.

More details of our School Disco will be released very soon.


School Lunch – Tastee Gourmet

The hot meal service at school began this week.  If there are questions or concerns about this service, kindly email us.

Thank you.


Student Success

We are delighted families are regularly sharing their children’s success at home with us at KJS. To help manage the large amount of information the school sends home, we will channel the celebration of success to our Facebook page leaving the newsletter with the key weekly messages and important dates. 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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