23 Nov 2022

Newsletter- 23/11/22

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


Dates for Your Diary

05-07 December                     Y5 and Y6 Day Camps

16 December                          Last Day of Term (school ends at 12 noon)

19 Dec – 06 Jan                      Term Break

09 January                              First Day of Term 2



Acting Principal’s Message

Dear KJS Families,

I have literally just returned from a Y6 session with a visiting author, Jerry Pallotta, who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Jerry is most well known for his Who Would Win series that is very popular with many of our students. Jerry is 69 years old and still has an incredible amount of passion and energy for what he does after writing for the past 37 years. He shared a lot of interesting information about his journey, inspirations, and the writing processes he uses in a fun and authentic way. As you probably already know, Ms. Lau is very supportive of and enthusiastic about providing our students with experiences that will encourage and support them as readers, writers, researchers, and learners in general, and this is another great example of that. I’m pretty sure that a lot of our Y5 and Y6 students will be writing their own Who Will Win stories over the coming days, so please support them through noticing, listening, and questioning.

Moving ever closer at a rapid pace are our Y5 and Y6 day camps, scheduled for 5-7/12. Mr. Fay has been working very closely with APA (Asia Pacific Adventure) to ensure a challenging and enjoyable series of outdoor education experiences, and we have adjusted some of our locations to ensure full inclusivity for our students. These camps are sure to support the social and emotional development of our students, as well as being challenging enough to build resilience and, of course, a lot of fun. You should have received all relevant details by now, so please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Finally, please be on the lookout for information regarding a brilliant PTA-funded online cyber safety session scheduled for December 7 at 5 pm. Our PTA has kindly agreed to draw on the very well respected expertise of Susan McLean, who has worked with ESF on multiple occasions to build our understanding and practices around cyber safety.


Dr. Jamie Schmitz
Acting Principal
Kowloon Junior School



ESF Sports & Language – Winter Camp

19 December, 2022 – 6 January, 2023

This winter break, let ESF Sports & Language take your children on a Winter Wonderland adventure! Explore this special time of the year and journey through a variety of programmes and workshops for many fun-filled days together! Taught by a team of experienced and qualified educators, students will be immersed in an environment where they will build confidence and a passion for learning through different sports, arts, STEM or language activities.

An ideal opportunity for your children to find new hobbies or enhance their knowledge and most importantly, have fun!

For sports enthusiasts, we have Rugby, Hockey, Lacrosse, Krav Maga and more; For language lovers, we offer Panto Performance, Spanish Christmas Cultures, Christmas Craft Workshop and more!

Online Coding classes are available!

Course Listing (Kowloon District): HERE

Hotline: 2711 1280

Email: info@esf.org.hk



Junior Baking Class with KJS Registered Tutors

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




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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