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Newsletter- 26/01/24

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Dates for Your Diary

8 February                            Chinese New Year Dress Up Day

9-19 February                       Term Break

21 February                          International Mother Language Day (Library)

29 February- 1 March           Y4 Camp

4-8 March                              Book Week

5-7 March                              Book Fair

13-14 March                          Author Visit- Kev Payne

16 March                               KJS PTA School Fair

21 March                               Year 1 and Year 2 Fun Field Day

22 March                               Last Day of Term (school ends at 12:00)

9 April                                    First Day of Term 3


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.

6 February                             Kowloon Schools Cross Country Festival

23 February                           Kowloon Schools Basketball Festival

27 February                           Kowloon Schools Tag Festival

2 March                                 ESF Cross Country Festival

15 March                               HKPSSA Tag Rugby Festival

16 March                               HKPSSA Cross Country Festival

20 March                               HKPSSA Basketball Festival




Principal's Message

Dear Families,

This week, our teaching staff has been actively collecting data as part of our school-wide initiative to improve the use of feedback to enhance learning. The teachers have been observing each other, interviewing students, and sharing their experiences in implementing various feedback strategies in their classrooms. I would like to express my thanks to our staff for their hard work and dedication throughout this process. Their continued efforts will be of great benefit to our students moving forward.

I would like to also extend my thanks to all the parents who attended our flexible thinking workshop earlier this week, led by our school counsellor, Mr. Ong. It was wonderful to see so many of you actively engaging in this important topic.

You may have already marked your calendars for the upcoming Whole School Fair, scheduled for Saturday, March 16th. The PTA has been diligently planning this exciting event, but they need your help! We need more parent volunteers to contribute some of their time and assistance. Even a small amount of help will make a significant difference. Please contact your year group PTA if you think you may be able to help. Thankyou in advance!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.


Mr Gavin MacGregor





Chinese New Year Celebrations

Dear KJS families,

 xīn nián kuài lè

As Chinese New Year approaches, we wanted to let you know that children are invited to wear traditional Chinese clothing or anything red to school on Thursday, February 8th. If they do not have red or Chinese clothing please send them to school in their regular KJS uniform.

Our Chinese New Year celebrations that week will consist of a whole school assembly, a performance from a local Lion Dance troupe and of course all of the ongoing cultural celebrations taking place during Mandarin lessons. We will be sure to get photos and videos uploaded to our KJS community Facebook page.


Warm Regards,

Mrs. Doucette and the Chinese team!




Parents Talks

Emotional Regulation

Have you noticed why children sometimes have difficulty managing their emotions when they are upset or anxious? It's common for babies to cry, toddlers to tantrum and occasionally for primary school students to explode like a ferocious volcano. This is how they communicate their feelings and needs when feeling stressed.. Even as grown ups, we at times will verbally express our discontent when we are exasperated when things don't go according to our plan.

Feeling discombobulated can make us feel helpless as our strong emotions get the best of us. Anger, frustration, sadness and anxiety are some of the powerful emotions that everyone experiences from time to time when faced with challenging situations. Our intense emotions not only affect how we function throughout the course of the day but our perception and understanding of the situation we're facing. These emotions serve as an important barometer of our internal states and how to best respond to a situation. For children, this can affect how they feel about being at school, dealing with friends and most of all, their sense of selves.

This presentation will focus on how emotions play a significant role in our daily lives and its primary function in regulating one's emotional state. A quick overview of Zone of Regulation also will be presented to help parents understand how we can help them develop age appropriate skills in making decisions by acknowledging and managing their emotions.

Date:  7 February 2024                                                         

Location: Kowloon Junior School, 1st Floor Library

Time: 3-3:45pm

Attendees: KJS parents

Facilitator: Ian Ong, Student Counsellor

Light refreshments will be provided

*Registration through the gateway will open at 4pm on Monday 15 January and close on Monday, 5th February at 4pm (Under “Activity” on Gateway)




News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,

Get ready for the most exciting event of the school year - The KJS PTA School Fair! Join us on Saturday March 16th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm right here at KJS.

We need your help and support in the following ways:

- VOLUNTEERS - Just 30 minutes of your time would mean the world to us. Our aim is to have at least 150 volunteers for the  event - please SIGN UP NOW to make sure for the event to happen! Volunteers will receive game vouchers (valued at $100 ) to be used at the fair as a token of appreciation.

- FOOD DONATIONS - Share your favourite homemade dish or purchase food for our Parent's Food Corner and bring it on the day of the Fair.

- UNUSED NEW TOYS OR NON-FOOD ITEMS - We'd love to sell them at our PTA stall or use them as prizes for games. To be collected at the PTA office.

- SECOND HAND BOOKS - Donate any gently used books in good condition. To be dropped off outside the PTA office in a designated box.

Please take a moment to fill out this  form to Volunteer & Donate items. Remember, the more the merrier. Your contribution is truly invaluable!

MARKET VENDORS - If you have a business or are involved in any commercial activity, we would love for you to consider having a stall at the fair. And if you know someone who might be interested, please share this opportunity with them, register here.  Showcase your business or spread the word to anyone who might be interested in having a stall.

We can't wait to hear from you soon & cannot wait for the big event to happen!


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,




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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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