Kowloon Junior School - ESF
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Newsletter- 24/02/21

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Dates for Your Diary

Tuesday 2 March            Parent Workshop - Triple P Seminar 2

1 - 5 March                      Book Week

Thursday 4 March            World Book Day

Tuesday 16 March            Parent Workshop - Y5 & Y6 Relationships & Sexual Education

18 & 19 March                3 Way Learning Conferences

Thursday 25 March         ESF Evening of Dance

Friday 26 March               Last day of term - Half day (finish at 12pm)

29 March - 9 April            Term Break

Monday 12 April               First day of Term 3



Dear Parents,

The school is full of buzz, energy, learning, voices, laughter, and the unmistakable sound of children enjoying their learning, friends, and teachers. Like you, we are very excited about the increase in numbers permitted in school, and we look forward, with anticipation, to a continuingly safe return of even more children. KJS is operating within the guidelines set by the EDB, which permits one third of the school capacity. I am sure some families will have connections to other ESF and international schools where it appears the school has far more than ⅓ in school. The difference is the approved capacity a school has, and for KJS and other schools built in the recent era, the capacity very closely matches the actual roll (in our case 900). For other schools, the capacity can be substantially higher than the roll resulting in the availability to bring in more than ⅓ of its children. We will continue to work closely with ESF and the EDB to ensure we can safely bring in the maximum number of children within these guidelines set by the Government.

We are aware ‘in school' learning enhances a sense of wellbeing for students through the feeling of belonging, connection to peers, friends and staff, and to opportunity for specialists and hands on learning. To further enhance wellbeing, we are supporting the ‘March the World 1' challenge. This initiative promotes physical wellbeing, family connectedness, achievement, opportunity, and respect for self and others. Additionally, through participation not only will physical wellbeing be enhanced, but children and families will also be supporting vulnerable children in Hong Kong through ‘Variety, the Children's Charity'. As we head towards March, we encourage you to consider this positive option for your child and family.

Kind regards




Neill O'Reilly




Library News

Book Week is just around the corner!

Lots of exciting activities have been planned. During 1-5 March, students will be dressing up in their favourite book week costumes, join live Zoom storytelling sessions (English and home language), join live Author Visit sessions, participate in Book Week activities, and shop online or at supplier bookstore (details on page) for exclusive KJS discount.

Please have a look at our dedicated Book Week page on our KJS Virtual Library for more detailed information on different events happening during 1-5 March.


After School Writing Club

Our "After School Writing Club" is starting again to launch off Book Week. Our young budding authors have enjoyed the process of writing a book and seeing it published. This time, students are invited to join and publish a newspaper!

Sessions will start on 2 March! Details can be found here. Spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.



ESF and Other Notices

Chinese Language Festival 2020/2021

Please click 2here for more information.



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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