Kowloon Junior School - ESF
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Newsletter- 28/06/23

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Dates for Your Diary

29 June        Y6 Leavers Assembly

30 June        Last Day of Term 3- Casual Dress Day  (school ends at 12:00)

16 Aug         First Day of School




Acting Principal's Message

Dear KJS Families,

As we approach the end of another fantastic school year, I wanted to take a moment to share some highlights and express my gratitude to our incredible community.

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting the Year 4 Art Exhibition. The support from KJS families was overwhelming, and the students did an exceptional job explaining the artistic processes behind their incredible artwork. The exhibition not only showcased our students' creativity but also demonstrated the importance of feedback and step-by-step improvement. It was wonderful to see the students so excited to share their work, and we were delighted to provide them with opportunities to connect with adults beyond their family circles. Overall, it was a fantastic celebration of learning.

This week, we look forward to the Year 6 Leavers' Assemblies on Thursday morning. With three separate sessions, we are excited to send our Year 6 students off in style. They are well-prepared to tackle the challenges of secondary school, and their recent success in the PYP Exhibition Showcase has left them riding a wave of positivity and confidence. We eagerly welcome families to these events and can't wait to celebrate our students' achievements together.

On a personal note, my KJS journey will come to an end this Friday. I am truly grateful for the support and positive relationships I have enjoyed over the last two years. It has been heartening to see the KJS community begin to thrive again after the challenges posed by the pandemic. I wish you all the very best moving forward.

Finally, I want to extend my warmest wishes to everyone for a safe and enjoyable summer holiday. Whether you are staying close to home or embarking on new adventures, I hope you have a fantastic break and a great start to the next school year wherever that may be.

Take care, and thank you for the memories.


Kind Regards,

Dr. Jamie Schmitz - Acting Principal




News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,

Wow, last week of this year!! We have successfully completed a whole year on site in school!

It feels wonderful to see everything coming back to the way it was and we are looking forward to more exciting events in the next academic year.

We have started planning for this to take place in December but cannot do it without your help and energy! Yes, December! It's 6 months away, so why plan now? Because it takes that long to organise!

Please fill in this Google Form to tell us how you would like to be involved.

This will be our major event for the year and we need your help! All members of the community, from parents to staff to students will have an important role to play to make this happen and it's going to be amazing!!

Year 6 Leavers

Tomorrow, 29 June, we will celebrate our Year 6 students and their successes. The PTA has a few surprises lined up for them, so get excited!


End of the school year

Lastly, we bid farewell to those students and staff who are leaving KJS for the next steps in their lives. You will always be valued as KJS Alumni. Please contact Rekha on pta@kjs.edu.hk if you wish to come by and reconnect with us.

A special farewell to Jamie Schmitz, we appreciate all your hard work and commitment to KJS and wish you the best of luck as you start your new role as Principal of Beacon Hill School.

We wish everyone a safe, restful, enjoyable summer break and look forward to you coming back with fresh energy for the new school year! We will make KJS shine!


Best wishes,

The KJS PTA Team



ESF Sports & Language - Summer Camp

3 July to 25 August, 2023

Looking for a fun and educational summer camp experience for your child? Find the ideal summer camp program for your child's interests and needs at ESF Sports & Language! We understand that every child is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of summer camp options to suit all interests and schedules.

With a variety of options to choose from, including playgroups, sports, language, arts, STEM workshops, and online courses, there's something for every child at ESF Sports & Language. Our experienced educators provide a safe and supportive environment for kids of all ages to develop their skills and enjoy a summer of fun and learning. This year's highlight is the Eager Explorers Expedition, a four-week English programme (weekly basis enrolment available) that takes students on exciting quests to different areas of discovery.

Our Full Day Camps are a popular choice for students ages 5 to10 years, featuring multi-disciplinary class activities in the morning to strengthen language efficiency or develop STEM skills , followed by a multi-sports class in the afternoon.

For those looking to focus on sports, we offer our signature multi-sports and Up to 13 single sports camps, including swimming, football, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, lacrosse, tag rugby, krav maga, netball, hockey, fencing and outdoor adventure camps. These options are perfect for developing children's sporting skills through play, developmental games, and game-based sports.

Spaces are limited. Sign your child up for an ESF Sports & Language summer camp today and give them a summer they'll never forget!

Online Coding courses available!

Full Day Camps (King George V School, Kowloon): HERE

Half Day Camps Course Listing (Kowloon): HERE

Hotline: 2711 1280

Email: info@esf.org.hk




Student Success

Dear parents,

Thank you for sharing your child's achievements with us over the past year. As the school principal, I am always delighted to hear about the accomplishments and growth of our students. We appreciate your enthusiasm in wanting to share these achievements with our school community.

In recent times, as we continue to adapt to the post-pandemic context, our focus has shifted back to the original purpose of our school's social media channels. Our goal is to use these platforms to strengthen the school community by highlighting the many events, activities, and collaborative projects that involve our students, staff, and families. Through this approach, we aim to foster a sense of unity and celebrate the collective accomplishments of our school community.

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.


Kind regards,

Dr. Jamie Schmitz





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