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Newsletter- 23/09/20

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Dates for Your Diary

Wednesday 23 September                 In School - Y2, 4, 6 (8:10am - 12:10pm)

Thursday 24 September                     In School - Y1, 3, 5 (8:10am - 12:10pm)

Friday 25 September                          In School - Y2, 4, 6 (8:10am - 12:10pm)

Monday 28 September                       In School - Y1, 3, 5 (8:10am - 12:10pm)

Tuesday 29 September                      In School - All Students (8:10am - 12:10pm) & Y1 & Y2 Parent Seminar - RSE Curriculum

Thursday 1 October                            National Day - No school

Friday 2 October                                 Mid-Autumn Festival - No school

Monday 5 October                              ESF CPD cancelled - NORMAL learning day

Tuesday 13 October                           Parent Seminar - Triple Ps

Friday 16 October                               Day before Mid-Term Break - NORMAL learning day

19 - 23 October                                  Mid-Term Break

Monday 26 October                            Chung Yeung Festival - No school

Friday 11 December                           Last day of term - Half day (finish at 12pm)

14 December - 1 January                   Term Break

Monday 4 January                              First day of Term 2



Dear Parents,

The air was full of excitement and anticipation as children crossed the threshold into KJS today! I have never seen so many smiling faces (and I am not just referring to the children!). We are delighted that as of today 600 of our children will have been back to school and by tomorrow all 900 will have started at KJS for the first time in 2020/21. We are really looking forward to next Tuesday when they are all in together and you can return to some semblance of normality. Many thanks to Ciarian Fay and the Health and Safety Team for all the work they have done to make this transition a success.

Thank you to the 604 parents who responded to the Parent Survey. This is a new record for us with 82% of families having their say. The results show once again that overall in excess of 90% of parents agree or strongly agree with the schools distance learning provision. Next week, we will share some details from the survey and also the planned next steps if we end up in distance learning again.

Thank you for supporting your child for this very positive transition back to school. Thank you for your hard work, your patience and especially for taking the time to have your say and being part of shaping our distance learning provision at KJS.



Kind regards



Neill O'Reilly



Spotlight on the PYP

The purpose of this section is to support our learning community to better understand each of the elements of the Primary Years Programme. Please click here  for this week's Spotlight on the PYP.



ESF Relief Grant

The deadline for applying for the ESF Relief Grant has passed. If you have not opted in and are still interested in receiving the grant, please check if it is still available on your ESF App.

Once this function closes on the ESF App, opt in to the grant will no longer be available.



Library News

Welcome back to school everyone!

It's so nice to see all the lovely children coming back to school. We'll share pictures of students at the library very soon.

In the meanwhile, please visit our KJS Virtual Library.  We have some exciting opportunities for children to purchase books from Scholastic and from an author who recently visited Year 5, Ms. Ritu Hemnani.

Happy Reading!



Student Success

The celebration of student success will channel to our Facebook page. 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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