24 May 2024

Newsletter- 24/05/24

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


Dates for Your Diary

31 May                       New Y1 Transition Day (home learning for current Y1 students)

10 June                      Tuen Ng Festival

13th June                     ESF Evening of Dance

28 June                       Last Day of Term 3  (school ends at 12:00)

Team Events

Please see below for the following team events that some of our students will be taking part in this term. As always those involved will be notified nearer the time.

1 June                          HKPSSA Aquathlon Festival

3 June                          HKPSSA Cricket Festival



Principal’s Message

Dear KJS Families,

This week, Hong Kong once again demonstrated how quickly the weather can impact our lives. The red signal towards the end of the day on Tuesday allowed us to test out our protocols. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the staff and the site team for their swift actions and dedication in ensuring our school community’s safety.

We had the PYP Exhibition this afternoon, and it was fantastic to see so many parents come and witness the amazing work our students have produced through their inquiries, research, and actions over the past 10 weeks. Your support and encouragement truly make a difference in our students’ education journey. I must thank all staff but in particular the Year 6 team for their hard work throughout this process.

A special thank you to the parents who joined us for the Q&A session yesterday regarding the proposed timetable adjustment. Please remember that we have two more sessions scheduled for next week on Tuesday 4th June and Friday 7th June, starting at 8:30 am. You can choose to participate either face-to-face or via Zoom. In the meantime we will share a FAQ document over the next day or so that highlights the questions and our responses from Yesterday’s session.

Have an enjoyable weekend


Mr Gavin MacGregor




Refund of Year 6 Camp Fee Balance (Year 6 Students only)

Near the end of the school year, we will refund any unspent camp fee to Year 6 students before they leave KJS.

After deducting all the expenses, the balance is stored in each student’s eWallet under the Payment System. Parents are required to submit an online request through the system on or before Sunday 9 June 2024 in order to receive a refund cheque.

●     Refunds will be made by crossed cheques in HK dollars and distributed in June 2024.  Parents will be notified in due course.

●     In addition to a refund request, parents can also choose to transfer the balance to another child in the same family providing that he/she will still be attending KJS in August 2024.

●     Parents can also choose to donate the balance to the school for the purchase of teaching and learning supplies.

●     For those who fail to submit a request, no refund cheque will be prepared and the balance will be donated to the school automatically in August 2024. No further notification will be sent out to these parents.

To learn more about accessing the Payment System, please refer to this website www.kjs.edu.hk/payment. To submit an online refund request, please refer to the section eWallet, Refund & Account Closure on the same website. Should you still have further questions, please contact our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.



Sale of 2023-2024 Yearbook (Year 1 to Year 5 Students only)

We are pleased to announce that the production of this year’s yearbook is underway. The details are as follows:

  • The yearbooks are available on a first come, first served basis while stocks last.
  • Year 1 to Year 5 parents can only order one copy per student – HK$125 per copy, including a payment processing fee.
  • To place an order, please log in to Gateway, sign the eNotice “2023-2024 Yearbook” and pay by PPS, PayPal or credit card on or before Sunday 16 June 2024. Other forms of payment, including cheques and cash, will NOT be accepted. To learn more about how to pay via eNotice on Gateway, please refer to this webpage kjs.edu.hk/payment.
  • Distribution is scheduled in late June 2024 and parents will be notified accordingly.
  • Delivery by mail or courier will NOT be an option.

Same as previous years, each Year 6 student will receive a free copy as a farewell gift. This will be arranged in late June.

For any questions, please contact our Finance Team at finance@kjs.edu.hk.



Library News

Dear KJS Families,

We hope you managed to stay safe and dry this week.

Book Week Readathon

Thank you for KJS Communities’ generous support of our initiative to raise money for underprivileged children to gain access to books. This year, our library monitors chose Bring Me A Book.

We have tabulated the results and the updated number that we raised is HK$24,052.97.

Students who participated in the Readathon and who returned booklets to the library have been issued a Certificate of Participation. If your child did not receive theirs, please pass us the completed Readathon booklets as soon as possible.

Here is a sample:


Battle of the Books (BOB) – new Year 5 & 6 students (August 2024)

If your child is entering Years 5 & 6 in August this year, they are eligible to join our popular Battle of the Books club. Details of the club can be found on our KJS Virtual Library. Here is the link.

Please note that the Primary Book List is out now and the 20 books that students need to read are listed on our website and the official HKBOB page. Book supplier offers will also be listed and they are optional for families to join. Copies of the books will be available at the start of Term 1 in the Library.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lau at macy.lau@kjs.edu.hk.


Kind regards,

KJS Library Team




Student Council

 KJS Student Council Applications are Open!

Dear KJS Community,

The time has come again for us to start the process of recruiting for our 2024-2025 KJS Student Council!

If your child is entering Years 4, 5 or 6 for the 2024-2025 academic year and is interested in this student leadership opportunity, they can read the attached slideshow for more information about how to apply. The closing date for applications will be Friday, 7th June at 3pm.

Please contact me directly at leah.bailey@kjs.edu.hk if you have any questions about the process.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Bailey



KJS Times

The KJS Times is Recruiting!

BREAKING NEWS! The KJS Times is recruiting for the 2024-2025 News Team!

If your child is entering Years 4, 5 or 6 for the 2024-2025 academic year and is interested in the opportunity to be part of our school newspaper, they can read the attached slideshow for more information.

The closing date for applications will be Friday, 7th June at 3pm.

Please contact us directly at kjstimes@kjs.hk if you have any questions.


Share Your Child’s Hobbies with Us

Does your child have a unique hobby? Have they been exploring new activities during the weekends? Well, we’re highlighting students at KJS who have been doing just that.

This is an opportunity for your child to be featured in the KJS Times Hobbies Padlet! Simply click on this link, upload a photo of your child participating in their chosen hobby and add a caption that gives some more details.

Kindly be aware that all readers of the KJS Times will have access to your child’s post. Please assist your children in uploading their photos to the Padlet if they need help.

We look forward to inspiring our whole school community to try new experiences!



ESF Art Exhibition

Well done to all the students who submitted their artwork for the ESF Art Exhibition. Shortlisted students would have received an email. For other participants, please come to the G/F office to collect your artwork.



News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community!

We have many exciting projects coming up next week, mainly our inspirational speaker, Lonnie Bedwell, on 29 May and Transition Day on 31 May for our new Year 1 families who will be visiting KJS and our Year 6 families who will go to visit their secondary schools. 

Lonnie Bedwell Visits KJS – Wednesday 29 May 2024

KJS PTA is very proud to sponsor Lonnie Bedwell’s talk at KJS on 29 May to some of our students.

Lonnie Bedwell is the first totally blind climber to summit Mt Everest. He is also a motivational speaker, author, extreme adventure athlete and ex US navy veteran.

Lonnie made a connection with a KJS parent last year at the Mt Everest base camp and addressed some of our students via Zoom in June 2023. So inspiring was he that we have decided to bring him to Hong Kong from America to talk to schools and corporations during his stay here. Lonnie will be talking to our Y3-6 students on Wednesday 29 May and it would be so good for the children to have a little knowledge about him before the talk. If you get a chance, please sit and read all about him on his website, Lonnie Bedwell .

Lonnie arrives in Hong Kong on Tuesday and KJS is his first stop in his busy schedule on Wednesday morning. Please spend some time looking at his website so the children will appreciate his visit.


Drake the Dragon Day – Friday 7 June 2024

Drake the Dragon is marching closer to KJS!

Drake will be landing into school on June 7,  and we will celebrate his arrival all day.

Students will be encouraged to come to school in casual clothes in Drake colours (red, yellow or gold). The Student Council, who have written original content stories, will be visiting various classes and giving author readings.

They will also be doing readings in the library. And there will be a few more surprises…

Drake will be available for purchase through an online order and payment form. We will be sharing the form by the end of May for those families who wish to buy them.

Important: For those who purchase Drake, the Dragons will be delivered to your child’s classroom on June 7th by our parent volunteers.

There will be no need to pick them up from the PTA Office.

As always, we welcome parental involvement in our projects, feel free to contact us:

PTA Office T: 3765-8709

PTA Email: pta@kjs.edu.hk

PTA Whatsapp: 6211-4154


Have a good weekend ahead!

The KJS PTA Team.




Student Success

Thank you for sharing your child’s achievements with us over the past year.

While individual achievements are undoubtedly significant and provide a source of pride for both the student and their family, sharing every student’s accomplishments on our social media channels is no longer feasible. Our intention is to create an inclusive environment where all students, regardless of their individual accomplishments, feel valued and celebrated.

That being said, we encourage you to share your child’s achievements with their teacher and peers, as well as within your personal social media networks. This way, your child’s accomplishments can be recognized and celebrated by those who know them best.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to navigate the post-pandemic educational landscape. Our school community’s strength lies in our collective efforts to celebrate the diverse talents, achievements, and experiences of all our students.





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