24 Nov 2021

Newsletter- 24/11/21

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


Dates for Your Diary

17 December                                 Last day of term – Half day (finish at 12pm)

20 – 31 December                         Term Break

03 January                                     First day of Term 2



Dear KJS Families,

Our year six students are very excited about their day-camp starting tomorrow. With the weather now consistently cooler, there is no better time to experience outdoor education in Hong Kong. Our students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves, learn new things and skills, and have a lot of fun in a variety of outdoor settings over the next three days. I look forward to spending the day with them on Thursday, as well as hearing their stories of excitement and adventure.

Outdoor education or education outside of the classroom (EOTC) provides a range of learning contexts never before or not often experienced by many of our students. The chance to grow and connect with others in energising ways that put students in the stretch zone of learning is literally an unforgettable event. EOTC also highlights and amplifies students’ strengths as they learn more about themselves, often building confidence in the process.

EOTC also provides our students with an opportunity to connect with nature in an authentic and appreciative way. EOTC in natural settings can help to bring us into the moment, much like mindfulness meditation. This can improve our students’ sense of wellbeing and potentially provide them with a sustainable way of effectively managing stress as experiences may become lifelong pursuits. ‘Action is the antidote to anxiety’ is a great quote that reminds us that moving towards anything meaningful invariably makes us feel better. EOTC amplifies this as the ‘action’ is so very often physica and collaborative.


Kind regards,

Dr Jamie Schmitz

Acting Principal



School Vacancies

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join us.  If you or your family/friends are interested, please email the job applications to our HR team at jobs@kjs.edu.hk.  For details of the roles, please refer to our website https://www.kjs.edu.hk/work-with-us/.

  • Supply Educational Assistants for Year Groups, Chinese and Learning Enhancement Teams – to cover ad hoc absences
  • Cleaners – permanent position



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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