28 Feb 2018

Newsletter- 28/02/18

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



Dates for Your Diary

Wednesday Feb 28                                        Book Fair (4/F), Mother Tongue Readers, Surprise Readers

Thursday March 1                                          Book Fair (4/F), Book Character Dress Up Day!

Monday 5 March                                              ESF Stakeholder survey opens

Thursday 8 March                                            Y1 Immunisation

Tuesday 13 March                                            ESF Chinese INSET (No Chinese Class)

Wednesday 14 March                                       ESF Mixed Basketball Tournament

Thursday 15 March                                          Student Led Conference (After school)

Friday 16 March                                               Student Led Conference (No classes, by appointment slots)

Saturday 17 March                                          KJS School Fair and ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival at KGV

Monday 19 March                                            ESF Stakeholder survey closes

Friday 23 March                                              School Concert

Tuesday 27 March                                          Y1 & Y2 Sports Day

Thursday 29 March                                         End of term (Full school day)

Monday 30 April                                              Teacher training (No classes for children)


Dear Parents,

Welcome back!

It has been an unexpectedly long break. I do hope you and your children have had a refreshing time. We are straight back into it this week as we complete our Book Week and Chinese New Year Celebrations.

On March 5 you will receive the ESF Stakeholder Survey. This survey is very important to both thenschool and the foundation. I strongly encourage you to take the 15 minutes required to complete the survey. In particular there are 10 KJS specific questions related to wellbeing that we really need your input on. I can’t offer you any bribes or rewards other than to say that if we really want ‘Success for Every Child’ then we really need every parent to respond to the survey!

I am really looking forward to hearing you, our parents, having your say about KJS and ESF in the upcoming survey. In the meantime please ask your child to talk about the highlight of their day (“What three things were great about your day at school?”) as they get back into the swing of schools and learning.


Kind Regards



Neill O’Reilly



Student Led Conference – Registration Open Thursday 1 March

Parents please be reminded the registration for the Student Led Conference will be opened on Gateway  (Communication > Parent Consultation) on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 3:00pm.


Y1 Immunization (DTaP-IPV)

Parents please be reminded to return the consent form concerning the combined DTaP-IPV vaccination and original immunization records to the school nurse on Thursday 1 March 2018.


Chinese New Year Celebration

The CNY assembly is postponed to Friday 2 March. Parents and students please be reminded to come to school wearing Chinese-style or red-colored clothes to celebrate CNY in our school!


ESF Stakeholder Survey

After Chinese New Year stakeholders will be invited by email to participate in the biennial ESF Stakeholder Survey, which will be open from 5 to 19 March 2018. Through this survey we aim to find out about the impressions that parents, staff and students have formed about the education we provide. The feedback from the survey will help us build on our strengths and inform our future planning.

A parent invite will be emailed to the primary contact parent in your family on 5 March. [If you have a child at another ESF school you will receive a separate invite by email to participate in that school’s survey].

We would be very grateful if you would spare the time to complete the survey. It’s shorter than in the past and takes about 15-20 minutes to complete (though may take a little longer if you wish to add comments in the optional comment boxes).


Y6 Food Drive

Before the holiday, Y6 has raised 10 boxes of food to Feeding Hong Kong, a local charity organisation. Thanks to the effort of the KJS community, the food collected can help provide approximately 363 meals for people struggling in hunger.


Additional KJS Sports Opportunities

Y4 Running Club

Tuesdays 3-4pm  KJS starting March 6th 2018.

An introduction to distance running.


Y5/6 KJS Cricket Bowling Clinic

Thursday lunchtimes in the KJS Gym starting March 8th 2018.

The bowling clinic will help us identify potential cricketers to join our cricket activity in Term 3.


If your child would like to join either of these activities please sign up through the Gateway > Activities. Registration will be opened from 5:00pm on Friday March 2nd.

Places are limited and additional places if available will be given to students in order on the waiting list.


PTA Update

School Fair

Our school fair will take place on Saturday 17 March 2018.


Raffle Tickets

Please submit your envelopes with your raffle ticket stubs and unsold raffle tickets, if any, to the PTA office by Monday 5 February 2018.

If the children were away when the raffle tickets were distributed before the Chinese New Year break, kindly please approach the PTA office for more details.



We are still looking for volunteers to help with the following areas:

  •       Face Painting
  •       Nail Polishing
  •       Temporary Tattoos
  •       Head Bands
  •       Hair Spray Colouring
  •       Book Sale
  •       White Elephant Stall
  •       International Food Stalls

If you would like to help for 30 minutes or more, please do fill in this form and send it to the PTA office in person or via email pta@kjs.edu.hk.

Thank you for your help and we look forward to seeing you at our school fair.


Student Success

Geet (6L) participated in the Mother’s Choice flag day this past weekend. She would like to share this meaningful event with the KJS community.


Muji (1W) has been awarded 1st running up of International Visual Arts Awards for Children & Teenagers 2017 and 2nd running up on Christmas Drawings competition 2017 in the Hong Kong International Exchange of Artist and Culture Association. Congratulations Muji!


Leonard (6T) and Claire (4M) received Silver and Grand Prize respectively in a calligraphy and painting competition hosted by Hung Li Hong Kong. Their drawings are being displayed for public at the Hong Kong City Hall. Congratulations Leonard and Claire!


ESF and Other Notices

ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival

Please click here for more information.


ESF Language & Learning – Spring Sensation Camps

Please click here for more information.



ESF Language & Learning – Author Writing Workshop

Please click here for more information.


4th International Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show

To better promote Chinese Culture and to strengthen Chinese education amongst Hong Kong’s youngsters, we are going to hold the 4th  Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show in April, 2018. We also aim to use this event to showcase young Chinese learners’ talent and to offer them a platform for communication.

Please click here to watch a video about last year’s Chinese Talent Show, and click here for more detail about this year’s show and registration.


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..