28 Jun 2024

Newsletter- 28/06/24

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


Dates for Your Diary

14 August                       First Day of School



Principal’s Message

Dear KJS families,

As we reach the end of another academic year, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks for your support during my first year as Principal at Kowloon Junior School. This has been a truly wonderful year, and it has been a joy to fully open up and welcome all of you into the school to share in your children’s work, performances, sporting events, and of course, our Year 6 PYP exhibition and leavers assembly, held yesterday morning.

Our community has flourished with the help of our fantastic PTA events, including the Winter Fair, Monster’s Ball, Drake the Dragon launch day, and our fabulous whole school fair in March, celebrating the rich history of this wonderful school.

I would also like to wish the best of luck to our Year 6 students as they move on to KGV and other schools across Hong Kong. We are confident that they will continue to excel and make us all proud.

I would also like to offer special thanks to some of our staff who are leaving us this year:

Ms. Seward, our Year 5 Lead, who will be returning to New Zealand after 4 years at KJS.

Mr. Ted, who has been working mainly in Year 4 this year, is leaving to pursue teaching opportunities across ESF.

Miss Jade, who has been working with both the LET team and Year 3 this year.

Miss Yoyo, our Year 1 EA, who is moving on to a different career outside of education.

Finally, Ms. Helen Hu, from the Mandarin team, who after 16 years of dedicated service at KJS, is moving on to spend more time with her family.

We wish them every success in their future ventures.

Finally, I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable summer and look forward to welcoming most of you back in August.


Warm regards,

Mr Gavin MacGregor





KJS Times

Dear KJS Community,

The time has come for our budding journalists to take a well-deserved summer break, but we wanted to leave you with a final edition of the KJS Times to share and enjoy with your family over the holidays.

Our student journalists have worked hard all year to bring you the latest news, interviews, and stories from around our school. We hope you enjoy reading through this special summer issue.

Farewell, safe travels and as always, happy reading!

Kind regards,

Mrs. Bailey

On behalf of The KJS News Team




News from the PTA

Hello KJS Community,

We can’t quite believe it, we are here at the end of the school year!!

It has gone by for us so fast, and yet so much has been accomplished, happened and achieved from the whole community.

A HUGE Thank You to every single student, staff, parents and supporters who made each event a success, each initiative an innovative one, each time commitment a gift to make this PTA one of the strongest in ESF.

During the summer, please take Drake with you and post us pictures, no matter where you are in the world, so we can spread the magic of the KJS mascot everywhere.

Drake is ready to travel the World!

For those children who have purchased Drake, we are asking parents to take them with you on your holidays, wherever that may be, and take photos in different locations and settings . These photos can uploaded on this Padlet and parents can select the location of where they are.We hope to see some amazing photos!

For those who have not yet got their Drake, it’s not too late! You may still order for your child or a gift for other children via the PTA website. They may pick it up in August as the PTA Office will be closed for some weeks 

Chartwells Lunch service

For families who wish to use the lunch provider service from Chartwells next year, you need to register here:https://forms.gle/PqRordhQUSvFA3r16                                                             

ALL PARENTS NEED TO REGISTER, EVEN IF YOU HAVE DONE SO LAST YEAR as they need the NEW CLASS INFORMATION for next year. (Excuse the capital letters, don’t mean to “shout”.) 😊                                                                                                                           

Please DO NOT enter the current class info as it will be invalid after today.                                                                                                                           

If you have any questions you may contactChartwells directly on Whatsapp 9551-6983 or email: kjs@compass-hk.com. Thank you!

As always, we encourage parental involvement in our projects, you may contact us when we return from the summer break:

PTA Office T: 3765-8709

PTA Email: pta@kjs.edu.hk

PTA Whatsapp: 6211-4154

PTA Website: https://www.kjspta.com


Have a good weekend ahead!

The KJS PTA Team.




Baking Class

Interested parents please contact the organiser directly for sign-up.



ESF Explore

Please click “Click Here” under the Enrol Now column for more details

Category Programmes Ages Enrol Now
Full Day Camp Sports and Language combined 5- 11 Click Here
Sports Basketball 5 – 16 Click Here
Fencing 5 – 9 Click Here
Gymnastics 5 – 10 Click Here
Tag Rugby 5 – 8 Click Here
Netball 5 – 8 Click Here
Football (KGV) 5 – 12 Click Here
Multi-sports 3-10 Click Here
Tennis (BHS) 4 – 9 Click Here
Language Challenge Your Creativity 6-11 Click Here
Debate & Dialogue 9-16 Click Here
Journey with Commander Earth 3-8 Click Here
First Steps in English 6-11 Click Here
Primary Writing P1-P6 Click Here
Primary Preparation 4-5 Click Here
Secondary – Life Skills – Resume, Email and Interview Techniques 12-16 Click Here
Secondary – Make News Make Sense 12-16 Click Here
Secondary Debate 12-16 Click Here
Spanish through Art and Culture 7-11 Click Here
Reader’s Theatre 6-8 Click Here
Creative writing 6-11 Click Here
Arts Music – The Treble Makers 5-7 Click Here
Drama 4-12 Click Here
Drawing intensive 9-12 Click Here
STEM Coding 6-11 Click Here
Science 6-11 Click Here





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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