23 May 2018

Newsletter- 23/05/18

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



Dates for Your Diary

Monday 28 May                                  Y1 Trip to Kadoorie Farm

Tuesday 29 May                                 Y3 Trip to E-Farm

Wednesday 30 May                           Y3 Trip to E-Farm

Friday 1 June                                      Y3 Trip to E-Farm,   ESF Y6 Transition Day

Thursday 7 June                                 Y6 Exhibition Showcase

Tuesday 12 June                                PTA Annual Dinner

Monday 18 June                                 Dragon Boat Festival (no school)

Friday 22 June                                    Y5 Market Day (see below)

Wednesday 27 June                          Y6 Leavers Celebration

Friday 29 June                                    End of Year

Monday 13 August                              Start of 2018-2019 School Year



Dear parents,

Did you know your own beliefs about Maths will impact on their achievement? As the final session in the newsletter focus on maths we encourage you to read this research.

What we do and say and the feedback we give our children makes a difference!

Did you know we have an emerging trend at school, phone, internet capable and camera watches? We have noticed a growing number of children coming to school with watches that are a phone, can access the internet and have a camera. Please note if your child has one of these devices so that you can stay in touch they will need to remove it during the school day for the safety of all. There is a significant risk to children when others have access to cameras, the web and phone lines without teacher supervision. Please support the school and our efforts to keep all children safe by ensuring your child does not come to school wearing these types of devices.

Do you have a drone we can use? We are currently developing a short movie “All about KJS” for new staff and new members to our school community. We need a drone for some of the footage the team want. Can you help us? If so please contact the office.

Did you know the PYPX is coming up? Look out for a special newsletter publication this Friday from our Year 6 students to showcase their work.

Enjoy the rest of the week and the beautiful weather!



The PTA and our Y6 students are organising a ‘Helper Appreciation and Information Session’ as part of KJS Action Day from 2.00-2.45 pm on Thursday 31 May. In the past this event has been an ‘Aunty Party’ where parents have sent along their domestic helpers and their children have presented the helpers with a homemade card. We would like to hold the event again this year to show our appreciation for these wonderful ladies and also offer some information about healthy snacks and ideas to reduce plastic packaging for the students snacks and lunches. Y6 students will present information rather than cards; however, KJS students will be given the opportunity to write thank you messages to their helpers which will be displayed for the whole community to see.

Details on how to create the appreciation messages will be given to all students by those exhibition groups involved this week. All students whose helpers attend the session will be released from their classes at approximately 2.30 pm to share the last part of the event with their helper.

All domestic helper participants will enjoy a tea party with cakes & treats provided by Ms Hong, our bakery tutor from Flour.  These cakes will be healthy option recipes and can be baked without using lots of individual packaging.  Copies of the recipes will be available so the whole family can enjoy them at home.

If you would like to sign up your helper to attend the Helper Appreciation and Information Session on Thursday 31 May 2-2.45 please complete the following form so we can plan refreshments accordingly.



Kind Regards



Neill O’Reilly



Advance Fees and Student Withdrawal

A message was sent from ESF to all parents regarding advance fees for the 2018/19 academic year. You may also view the message here.

If you are withdrawing your child at the end of this academic year, please complete the student withdrawal notice and return it to the school office via email by 1 June 2018. Otherwise, ESF will assume that your child is returning after summer and parents are liable to the tuition fees for September 2018 even if the student does not return to school.


Pre-order of Yearbook 2017-2018

We are now accepting pre-orders of this year’s yearbook. A separate email with details of payment will be sent to parents today.


PTA Update

Helper Appreciation Afternoon Tea

The PTA will be hosting an afternoon tea for helpers during which children will show their appreciation for their helpers at home.  This will take place on Thursday 31 May 2018 from 2:00pm to 2:45pm in the school library.

If you would like your helper to be a part of this wonderful afternoon, kindly please sign up using the form below:



New PTA Committee 2018/19

The PTA is busy preparing for events for the coming academic year 2018/19.  We have been collaborating with our current committee and will be looking for new members to join us.  At present we are looking for a new Vice Chair and several parent representatives, preferably one from each year group.

If you are interested in joining the PTA committee, please email your name, contact details, child(ren)’s name(s), class name(s) and the role you would prefer to serve in to  pta@kjs.edu.hk.

Thank you.


Student Success

Tristan (3G) participated in the HKFC Citi Junior Soccer Sevens and their team won the runners up for the category under 8. Congratulations Tristan!


Sana (3D) got promoted to the green stripe belt for Taekwando, and she would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Sana!


Athena (2G) participated her first Latin dance competition organised by the Asia Sport Dance Council. She won both the second runner-up at the 7 years age group of Solo Rumba and 7 years age group of Newcomer Solo Rumba. Congratulations to Athena!


Veer (3D) got a certificate and medal on Saturday in Kowloon cricket club for finishing a one year junior cricket programme. He would like to share this with the KJS community. Congratulations Vee!


Abigail (3G) recently passed her Grade 3 piano exam. Abby worked tirelessly and passed with Distinction (greater than 130 out of 150 points on the exam). Congratulations Abigail!



ESF and Other Notices


Parent Workshop: Communicating Effectively about Drug & Alcohol Use

ESF will organise a parent workshop entitled “Communicating Effectively with Young People about Drug and Alcohol Use.” The workshop will run from 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Monday, 28 May. Please click here  for detail and registration.


ESF The First 50 Years

‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

What’s in the Book?

  • Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
  • Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
  • Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
  • Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff

The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies will also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong by late December.

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/



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..