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Newsletter- 22/03/24




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

 

Dates for Your Diary


9 April                                    First Day of Term 3

 

Principal's Message


Dear KJS Families,

As we come to the end of a very busy term, I would like to extend huge thanks to all the staff, parents and students for making KJS the wonderful school community it is.

The school fair last Saturday was a fantastic event. I want to express my gratitude to all who attended and a special thank you to all the parent and staff volunteers who supported this PTA event.

A huge thanks to the Year 3 teachers and students for putting on a fantastic art exhibition last week. Your hard work and creativity truly shone through!

We held our first Fun Field Day for Year 1 and 2 yesterday afternoon. It was wonderful to see many parents joining in and enjoying a range of fun, physical activities with their children. Thank you also to Mr. Riddell and Ms. Hadley for organizing the event.

Finally, just a friendly reminder that the school term begins on Tuesday, 9th April for all students. We look forward to having everyone back and ready for another term of learning and growth.

Wishing you a wonderful Easter break!

 

Mr Gavin MacGregor

Principal

 

 

ESF-wide Art Exhibition 


ESF is going to hold a student art exhibition in late May to early June. Shortlisted art pieces of each school will be displayed in the art exhibition.

Interested students should submit their art piece to their class teacher on or before 19 April.

Exhibition Details:

ESF Art Exhibition 2024
Art Exhibition Period: 29 May - 2 June 2024 (Grand Opening on 28 May, 6pm - by invitation)
Time: 10am – 7pm (29 May - 1 June), 10am - 4pm (2 June)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
Fee: Free admission, open to public

Artwork Theme: Faster, Higher, Stronger

The Paris Olympics are almost upon us. Every four years, athletes from every country, from all walks of life and of all faiths and none come together to celebrate the remarkable nature of humanity. The Olympic podium is the highest point in sport, but those three medals do not represent the totality of the spirit that guides the Games, nor do they tell the story of the sacrifice, hard work and dedication of every participant.

This year, our ESF art exhibition is all about humans and their extraordinary power to achieve. Every single day, people in our schools, in our homes and in our communities are doing remarkable things and this is what we seek to celebrate in this show.

This need not just be about the people who have achieved something headline grabbing. It can also be about the people who do things to help us, to make our lives better and to support us in what we do. Who are the change makers? Who goes above and beyond for us? Who, in our lives, is dedicated to being faster, higher and stronger in the service of others? These are the people we seek to shine a light on.

Points to note for submission-

1) We accept drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, pixel art, digital art or photography that is relevant to the art exhibition theme.

2) Parent permission and consent should be granted for the child's art piece image or video and any information about the art piece, including name, school year and school name, to be shown publicly.

3) The art piece must be the student's original work without infringing any intellectual property rights

4) Each submission confirms that they consent to the use of the personal data for this art exhibition, such use to be in accordance with ESF's Personal Data Handling Policy and its related Personal Information Collection Statements (“PICS”). A copy of the PICS can be found on the ESF website (www.esf.edu.hk).

5)  All images or videos and other information of art pieces collected may be disclosed to third parties, including external service providers or website developers, for this art exhibition.

ESF Centre reserves the right to remove any sensitive content or art pieces that might potentially violate the law. When submitting art pieces, please be considerate of others and be sensitive to the content depicted.

Shortlisted art pieces will be returned to students after the exhibition.

 

 

News from the PTA




Dear KJS Community,

Wow, what a fantastic school Fair we had last Saturday!

We had hundreds of all the members of our community, from parents to staff to students and alumni come and enjoy a trip down memory lane as we highlighted special times of KJS Over the Years.

Our fantastic and dedicated core team of volunteers pulled out all the stops to take everyone down a historic journey and land you into the future with flight take offs!

We covered five floors with activities, games, yoga, food, music, performances, gardening, drumming, face painting, henna tattoos and not to forget, raising awareness of social issues with our featured NGOs.

Thank you to all the parents and staff who supported our raffle sales and congratulations to all the winners of the fabulous prizes. The student who sold the most tickets of 27 books (that's 270 tickets!) will get a special prize for their hard work.

We would like to thank each one of you for contributing towards making this the biggest Fair to date and for truly coming together as a committed and unified community.

We wish everyone a wonderful term break and look forward to seeing everyone back in three weeks.

Enjoy the holidays!

 

The KJS PTA Team.

 

 

Extra Curricular Activities with KJS Registered Tutors


Interested parents, please contact the organiser directly for sign-up.

Chess Club



 

Clay Club



 

Baking Class





 

 

ESF Explore - Term 3



6 April - 28 June

Embrace growth and unleash your potential with ESF Explore - Term 3 is fast approaching! Discover our meticulously designed selection of programmes in sports, language, playgroups, STEM, and arts.

Click HERE for more details and class schedule in Kowloon district.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Disclaimer



  1. Kowloon Junior School, English Schools Foundation and its affiliates shall take no responsibility for any activities, events, and services that are organised by other organisations or individuals and are mentioned in our newsletters.

  2. Our newsletters may contain direct marketing materials that are related to students' daily school activities and the KJS community. Parents who choose not to receive such materials should use their own discretion.

  3. In accordance with our Personal Data Handling Policy, Kowloon Junior School and English Schools Foundation may place your child's photos, name, school work, activities and accomplishments in our newsletters or other publications (including but not limited to our websites and social media sites). If you would like to opt out, please email the school office at office@kjs.edu.hk.


 
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