25 Apr 2018

Newsletter- 25/04/18

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



Dates for Your Diary


Monday 30 April                                  Teacher training (no classes for children)

Tuesday 1 May                                   Labour Day (no school)

Wednesday 2 May                             Y6 Immunisation,  Y2 Trip to Lions Nature Education Centre

Tuesday 22 May                                 Buddha’s Birthday (no school)

Tuesday 29 May                                 Y3 Trip to E-Farm

Wednesday 30 May                           Y3 Trip to E-Farm

Friday 1 June                                      Y3 Trip to E-Farm,   ESF Y6 Transition Day

Thursday 7 June                                 Y6 Exhibition Showcase

Tuesday 12 June                                PTA Annual Dinner

Monday 18 June                                 Dragon Boat Festival (no school)

Wednesday 27 June                          Y6 Leavers Celebration

Friday 29 June                                    End of Year


Dear Parents,

What a delightful end to the week we had last week! The essence of PYP and KJS was on display in Year 3 as they held a afternoon session on Fridays for families on ‘Living Museums’ The passion, motivation and determination of the students was so evident.

They dressed in costumes, rehearsed their presentations and then shared their new knowledge through speech, drama, song, visual and digital presentations. The AAROW’s of success were in evidence. The children were Achievers displaying their new knowledge and the progress they had made in their understanding of their chosen historical character, their Agency (voice, choice and ownership) was evidenced in their style of presentation and method of display, their Respect for others was evidenced through their careful and considered sharing of information, they were clearly provided with Opportunity to be creative and collaborative thinkers and learners, communicating their learning in a wide variety of ways and finally their Wellbeing was enhanced as they shared (successfully) their learning with staff and families, awesome year 3!

This approach to teaching and learning is the reason why so many families choose KJS and support their children to be inquirers and learners with agency.


Kind Regards



Neill O’Reilly



Student Success

Cecilia (3C) participated in the Joint School Music Contest and got Silver trophy. Congratulations Cecilia!


Anushri (5H) participated last week in the Spartan Race which was about a mile with different obstacles. She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would like to share this with the KJS community!


Jaeyun (5M) and Jeongwoo (2E) participated in “The 3rd Cheongjihoe Taekwondo Poomsae Competition in Hong Kong”. Jaeyun came first place in green blue belt category, and Jeongwoo came second place in blue red belt category. Congratulations Jaeyun and Jeongwoo!


Scott (6M) and Rahul (6A) earned medals at the Scholastic Chess Tournament. Scott won the bronze medal in Division B, and Rahul won the bronze medal in Division C. Congratulations Scott and Rahul!


Pranshu (3G) participated in the Taekwondo competition today and won a Silver Medal (2nd place). Congratulations Pranshu!


James (3C) earned runner up in a Taekwando competition. Congratulations James!


ESF and Other Notices

ESF The First 50 Years

‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

What’s in the Book?

  • Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
  • Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
  • Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
  • Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff

The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies will also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong by late December.

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/



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..