22 Aug 2018

Newsletter- 22/08/18

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



Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 30 August                            Evening Session ‘Wellbeing’ Dr Helen Street sign up gateway

Friday 31 August                                 Staff Continuous Professional Development Day – No school

Monday 3 September                         Welcome Meetings No school for children, sign up gateway

Friday 14 September                          KJS Lantern Festival & PTA AGM

Tuesday 18 September                      ESF Secondary Music Festival

Monday 24 September                       Staff Continuous Professional Development Day – No school

Tuesday 25 September                      Mid Autumn Festival – No school

Monday 1 October                              National Day – No school

15 to 19 October                                 Mid Term Break – No school

Sunday 28 October                            ESF Hong Kong Run 2018

29 October to 1 November                 Photo Days

Monday 5 November                          Staff Continuous Professional Development Day – No school

Friday 9 November                             Quiz Night / Bingo Night

15 and 16 November                          School Musical

19 to 21 November                             Y4 Camp

Friday 23 November                           ESF Orchestra Day

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



Dear Parents,

We are so delighted to see we already have 94 parents signing up for our evening with Professor Helen Street. Her information evening next Thursday will be really valuable for all parents and there is no guarantee that Dr Street will be back with us in the years ahead, so please sign up!

We had our first celebration of learning Assembly last Friday with Year 2-6 undertaking to be especially kind, caring and supportive of our new Year 1 students. We are so delighted to have our Year 1 students joining us and getting into the swing of life at KJS. The assembly was also an opportunity to welcome our new staff and reinforce the focus on wellbeing in the term ahead.

We really are set up well for a wonderful year at KJS, however the factor that will determine the success or otherwise of our students is our partnership with families. To help us please make sure you sign up for the welcome meetings so that you can share you aspirations, concerns and knowledge about your child so that together we can achieve KJS Success. When home and school work together the sky is the limit for our children! I am very grateful we have such a supportive community at KJS.

James E. Faust comments: ‘A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.’

We encourage you to have some conversations as a family about what each family member is grateful for and encourage your child to chat about what they are grateful about at KJS.

Finally, please go to your app store and download “ESF” and then select KJS so that you can see our calendar and have newsletters etc directly to your phone. If you have children at other ESF schools they may also be ready to use this helpful app!


Kind regards



Neill O’Reilly




Mosquitoes and Dengue Fever

As you will be aware there has been a recent increase in Dengue Fever across Hong Kong. The school is very aware of the situation and with ESF support are taking a range of preventative measures. To support your child’s wellbeing please spray repellent on them before they come to school and attach repellent patches to their uniforms if this is your normal practice. We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and we can advise you that to date we have no significant increase in mosquito numbers or bites on children at school. Our school nurse keeps very accurate and up to date records and will advise leadership if the situation changes. In the meantime we remain vigilant in our preventative measures and will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your support.



70th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (2018)

Entry forms for the 70th Hong Kong Schools Speech Festival (2018) are now available here .  Parents who wish their children to participate in the Festival must return the completed forms together with the entry fee in cash, to the school office by Tuesday 11 September.  Late applications cannot be processed.

Please also write your child’s name and class on the top right hand corner of the entry form.  For further details on Rules & Regulations and Syllabus, please visit the official website http://www.hksmsa.org.hk



KJS Sailing Club (Y4 to Y6 students only)

This year’s sailing club is scheduled to start in mid September. Registration will open on next Monday 27 August 9am.



KJS Sports Clubs

We have once again had an overwhelming response to our sports clubs this term. All our sports clubs are now oversubscribed. If you have been placed on the waiting list for any of our clubs you will be notified if and when spaces become available.



Junior Baking Class

Term 1 Baking Class at KJS starts September 13th, for children ages 5-11.  Ms. Lan Hee Hong is a fully qualified teacher and also a cake designer.  For more information, please see the attached (Brochure and Enrolment form).  For any inquiries, please contact Ms. Hong at flourhk@hotmail.com

Watch the Junior Bakers in action:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOW88jsc8A0



PTA Update


PTA Committee 2018-19

We are in the process of putting together our new committee for this school year.  We have vacancies in for the role of Vice Chair and Parent Representatives.  If you are interested in joining our PTA committee, please go onto the PTA page on the KJS website and fill out the PTA Committee Nomination Form.  We look forward to welcoming new committee members.


Upcoming Event

We will be having  our annual Lantern Festival and AGM on Friday 14 September 2018.  Kindly stay tuned for more details.


Class Representatives Community and the PTA

Thank you to all the parents who are representing their classes through our ‘Class Rep’ chat.  Through this chat, we aim to bring our school community together to work towards the benefit of the school.

Thank you.



Student Success

Isaac (3A) won the champion in 25m breaststroke and the first runner-up in 50m breastroke. He was very pleased that his hard work paid off. Congratulations Isaac!


Urvi (4F) performed yoga with her group in Indian Consulate on the occasion of Independence Day of India. Congratulations Urvi!


Brandon (4K) and Matias (1K)  took part in the Swimming Gala at Yau Yat Chuen Garden City Club and had a great time this past weekend. Good job boys!


ESF and Other Notices





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..