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Newsletter- 24/10/18

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Dates for Your Diary

Thursday 25 October                          3 Way Conference (evening)

29 October to 1 November                 Photo Days

Thursday 1 November                        3-Way Conference (after school)

Friday 2 November                             ESF Orchestra Day

Monday 5 November                          Staff Continuous Professional Development Day - No school

Wednesday 7 November                   Y1 Immunization

Thursday 8 November                        Y1 Mandarin Consultation

Friday 9 November                             Quiz Night / Bingo Night and Diwali Assembly 1:30pm (auditions after mid term break)

15 and 16 November                          School Musical

27 to 30 November                             Y5 Camp

3 to 7 December                                 Y6 Camp

Friday 14 December                           Last day of term - half day

17 December to 4 January                 Term Break - No school

Monday 7 January                              First day of Term 2

Friday 11 January                               Y6 Immunization


Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to see the children back today. The break was very timely to allow children to get over bugs and seasonal illnesses and we are raring to go with an exciting 8 weeks of great learning planned.

I want to remind you of the really important Three Way Conferences coming up this week and next. Please do bring your child, for us to ensure Success for Every Child we need to talk openly and honestly about progress to date and agreed next steps.

This week marks the birthday of one of the most influential educators of all time. John Dewey (1859-1952) was a teacher, an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer who argued for children to learn through experience rather than rote learning, to learn from their mistakes rather than hide them and that learning is a social and interactive. He believed children should be active in their own learning and I would suggest he would be a strong advocate for children being present in meetings about their learning! In a lot of ways John Dewey set the scene for PYP learning and the IB philosophy. It is important to understand the origins of schools like KJS and organisations like ESF, we are so fortunate to be a continuation of such a progressive and innovative approach to schooling.

As you head into the Three Way conferences here is a reading regarding mistake making and productive struggle (both important ingredients for our maths programme at KJS) to support your discussions with your child and teacher.


I look forward to seeing you this week or next!


Kind regards



Neill O'Reilly



Redress Clothing Drive

The Year 4 students have organized a Redress clothing drive. Redress is an organization that is trying to cut down clothing waste in Hong Kong.

Important Information:

You can help us by donating unwanted clothing in the boxes outside the office between 24 October to 16 November.

Please donate good quality clothes for men, women and children including accessories and shoes. Please do not send in swimwear and underwear or poor quality shoes.

Thank you for your support!

The Year 4 students


Chitt Chitty Bang Bang Rehearsal

Parents please note that all cast members and choir will be expected to be at rehearsal on Saturday 3 November from 9:30am to 3:30pm. They should bring a snack and lunch, and parents should collect them at the end of the session.


PTA Update

Welcome back everyone!  Hope you had a great mid term break.

Our very first BINGO Night will be held on 9 November 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Please click here  for the details of the tickets and the event.

We look forward to meeting with you at this fun-filled social event.


Student Success

We are delighted families are regularly sharing their children's success at home with us at KJS. To help manage the large amount of information the school sends home, we will channel the celebration of success to our Facebook page leaving the newsletter with the key weekly messages and important dates. You can find the school's Facebook here. Please keep the photos and stories coming of our children shooting the AAROW's of Success!


ESF and Other Notices

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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..