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Dates for Your Diary
1 December Winter Fair PTA event
5-8 December Y6 Camp
11 December Holiday after Local Election
12 December Y1-2 Athletics Day
13 December Y3-4 Athletics Day
14 December Y5-6 Athletics Day
15 December Last Day of Term (school ends at 12:00)
8 January First Day of Term 2
As always, I hope this newsletter finds you well.
Firstly, I want to remind you that our PTA Winter Fair will be taking place next Friday, December 1st. This event, I’m sure, will be one of the highlights of the year, and we are grateful for the support of all the parent volunteers who have signed up to help. Your dedication and participation are much appreciated.
Additionally, I am excited that our theatre club will be performing after school on Wednesday. Our talented students have been working hard to put on a fantastic show, and I encourage you to come and show your support if your child is involved.
I would also like to express my gratitude to all the students who were involved in the recent photo shoot for our new school website. Their enthusiasm made the process smooth and enjoyable. We cannot wait to showcase these photos and highlight the vibrant spirit of our school community.
Lastly, I want to take a moment to inform you about our school policies and guidelines. Just like any large organization, ESF Has established these measures to ensure that we work efficiently, effectively, and consistently. To make it easier for you to access these policies, we will shortly be creating page within Splat, our online platform, where you can view the most relevant ones as an ESF parent.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with these policies, as they play a crucial role in maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all.
Have a great weekend.
Mr Gavin MacGregor
The school photos are now ready for purchase. A sample of the individual shot has been sent home with your child today so please kindly check his/her school bag as you will need the unique code to proceed with the order. The previews of the class photo and school photo are available online once you log onto the order page.
- Please visit https://www.techni-photo.com/order/
- Input the following information to access your child’s photo and online order form –
- Unique Code (as shown on the sample photo)
- Last Name (as shown on the sample photo)
- Email Address
- Order deadline: Friday, 8 December
The order and payment process can only be done online this year. Please DO NOT send any cash or cheque to school for the purchase. Your order should be ready in mid-January.
For any order enquiries, please contact ‘Techni Photo’ directly by phone 2803-5988 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child has not taken an individual student photo, please contact Techni Photo to schedule another shoot before Saturday, 9 December as your child will need the photo for his/her Gateway account and KJS Year Book.
Executive Function and Child Development
This topic is part of the series of presentations promoting positive wellbeing in children.
Have you ever wondered how your child’s brain works? Why do they think and act in a certain way? Our brain is a complex and intricate system that governs every aspect of our bodily functions, movements, thoughts, reflexes and sensations. Importantly, our brain plays a significant role in our everyday functioning, interaction with our environment as well as regulating our impulses and emotions.
Executive function is a key set of skills and mental processes that helps us govern our daily life. The essential executive functioning skills are planning, organising, emotional regulation, self monitoring, focus and memory. These specific skills complement each other and work in concert to help us perform our tasks and achieve our goals.
Goal: This talk will provide an overview of how executive function works and its relevance to learning, problem solving, social interaction, managing stress and emotions.
Date: 6 December 2023
Location: Kowloon Junior School, 1st Floor Library
Attendees: KJS parents
Facilitator: Ian Ong, Student Counsellor
Light refreshments will be provided
*Registration through the gateway will open at 4pm on 27th of November and close on Tuesday, December 5 at 4pm (Under “Activity” on Gateway”)
Chinese New Year (CNY) Assembly Auditions
CNY Assembly: Wednesday 7 February
If you are interested in participating in the CNY assembly our audition days are as follows:
Years 1, 2, 3: Dec 6 (Wednesday) at 12:30 in the School Hall
Years 4, 5: Dec 8 (Friday) at 12:30 in the School Hall
Year 6: Dec 13 (Wednesday) at 12:30 in the School Hall
Please note, all auditions should be no more than 2 minutes, all music needs to be on a thumb drive and ready to go on the audition day. No need for costumes on this day.
Parents do not need to be there for the auditions. The classroom teachers will ensure the children get to the hall at the right time.
Performances should be related to Chinese New Year / Chinese Culture and are not restricted to Chinese Instruments, Chinese Dance, Kung Fu, Poetry Recitation, etc.
Please take the appropriate amount of time to practice with the children to ensure they are ready to perform with confidence during their audition.
Please complete this form before 30 November if your child would like to have an audition.
Dear KJS Community,
Are you feeling festive? Are you dreaming about eating Santa’s cookies or stealing a candy cane from the Christmas tree? If you want to get into the Christmas spirit, why not enter The KJS Times drawing competition?
Put your skills to the test and enter a picture that connects to anything Christmassy!
The winning entry will be on the front cover of the Christmas edition of The KJS Times for all of our school community to admire and enjoy.
The entry requirements are:
- The drawing has to be something related to Christmas or the festive season
- The picture has to be A4-sized so it can fit in the entry box
- All years and students can participate
- Your name and class needs to be written on the BACK of your entry paper
Please submit your entry in the box located on the ground floor inside the SCHOOL OFFICE.
The deadline for submission will be December 6th at 9.00 am.
We can’t wait for your entries!
Merry (Early) Christmas from the KJS Times!
Athletics Days, 2023
This year all our students will participate in Athletics Days the last week of this term on the following dates;
The Athletics Days will be held on the Perth Street Sports Ground. All children should come to school as usual on that day. They will then walk together from school to the Perth Street Sports Ground with their teachers.
Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit and school hat. Please make sure your child brings a named water bottle and an easy to eat snack for Sports Day.
All parents are invited to come along and watch their children take part in this fun event. The sports ground, located behind the Perth Street site, can be accessed at Shek Ku Street, see map below.
We look forward to seeing you there.
KJS PE Department
KJS and Crossroads Foundation
\To streamline the ongoing collection and make it easier to process items for collection please help by adhering to the following;
- ONLY sports shoes please. NO school shoes.
- Attach sports shoes together by the laces/velcro straps or tie together through the back heel loops
- Please don’t use plastic bags. Place only the sports shoes in the collection box.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
News from the PTA
Hello KJS Community,
Well, of course the big news coming up is the KJS PTA Winter Festival which will take place here on school grounds next Friday 1 December from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets are selling out fast, but there are still some available. Sales will stop once we reach capacity or on Monday 27th at 10:00 am (whichever comes first).
Get Ready for Winter Magic at KJS!
Dear KJS Families,
The magic of winter is coming, and we’re turning Kowloon Junior School into a snowy spectacle! The PTA and KJS School are thrilled to invite you to our Winter Festival on December 1 2023 from 5 pm to 8 pm for a night of enchantment, fun, and community spirit.
This Winter Festival is a celebration of community, joy, and the magic of the season. Join us with your loved ones for an unforgettable evening.
Secure your spot by purchasing tickets on Eventbrite NOW !
Vendor Call! Be a Part of the Festive Fun!
️ Are you a vendor with unique, festive goodies to share? Join our Winter Festival Market at KJS! or if you can recommend someone – please do so – share our message with anyone who could be interested!
How to Participate:
Contact us at email@example.com or WhatsApp 62114154.
Let’s make this Winter Festival Market extraordinary together!
We hope to see many of you there!
As the weather is getting cooler, many parents will be looking to buy winter uniform items. To support our sustainability ethos, we ask families to use the upcycling programme before discarding items that are no longer used by them.
Just follow the simple steps below:
- Donors list their available items via a simple Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/KJS-Upcycling-Donations
- Parents looking to get uniforms (incl. library bags) may view all available items in one list: https://tinyurl.com/KJS-Upcycling-Inventory
Interested parents contact the donating family directly to arrange drop off & pick up via the PTA office. More details are included in the above links.
PTA AGM 2023-24
We successfully held our AGM on 8 November 2023 and the following people were elected as new Executive Committee Members for this academic year:
NEW PTA Executive Committee Members (Parents) 2023-2024
NEW PTA Executive Committee Members (Staff) 2023-2024
We thank everyone in advance for their time and dedication for the benefit of the whole school community.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Rekha Mahbubani in the PTA office for assistance.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather!
The KJS PTA Team
Junior Baking Class with KJS Registered Tutors
Interested parents please contact the organiser directly for sign-up.
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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