30 Nov 2022

Newsletter- 30/11/22

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


Dates for Your Diary

05-07 December                     Y5 and Y6 Day Camps

16 December                          Last Day of Term (school ends at 12 noon)

19 December – 06 January     Term Break

09 January                              First Day of Term 2



Acting Principal’s Message

Dear KJS Families,

On Tuesday, we had our first group of Y2 parents on-campus to experience play-based learning with their children. As you may recall, we offered the same opportunity to Y1 families over a number of weeks, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Play-based learning is a constructivist approach to learning, whereby students learn through active and playful engagement with the world around them. Unstructured play is one valid strand of play-based learning, however there are other strands that can be effectively supported by teachers and adults. The key, of course, is to ensure that we preserve the core play element that fosters understanding through exploration and discovery.

From Thursday this week, students will return to eating their lunches in classrooms. This change will not affect the school timetable at this stage. A short review of the school schedule in light of this change will be carried out in early December and any changes will be implemented in January.

As recently mentioned, our PTA is working hard to support us in being able to provide an external lunch provider option to KJS families from 9/1. I appreciate that this has been a long time coming so details will be shared as soon as possible.


Dr. Jamie Schmitz
Acting Principal
Kowloon Junior School




Triple P Parent Programme

Dear Parents,

We will be holding two Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) seminars by Zoom. We successfully ran these sessions last year and you are welcome to attend again should you wish to; please note the content is the same.  This is an Australian internationally acclaimed program and will be facilitated by Carolyn Aukafolau from our Learning Enhancement Team.  At KJS we value the partnership that we have with parents and how we can develop this not only to support the wellbeing of students but also you, our parent community.

The seminars are

  • Positive Parenting – Thursday 1st December 1:00pm – 1:45pm
  • Raising Confident, Competent Children – Thursday 8th December 1:00pm – 1:45pm

The seminars suggest strategies to promote positive, caring relationships between parents and children which help to develop effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of common developmental issues and childhood behavioural concerns.  You will get the opportunity to enhance your knowledge skills and confidence to support your child in a variety of ways and you will learn how to use positive parenting strategies to encourage children to learn the skills and competencies they need to promote their health, development and wellbeing.  This aligns with many of the IB learner profiles which are our school values.

Positive Parenting – 1 Dec 2022 (1:00pm to 1:45pm)


Passcode: 845541


Raising Confident, Competent Children – 8 Dec 2022 (1:00pm to 1:45pm)


Passcode: 340221


We look forward to seeing you at the sessions.




Athletics days are back! After 3 years we are once again able to offer our students the chance to showcase their athletics skills off site at Perth Street Sports Ground.

Year 3 (9-11am) and year 4 (12-2pm) on Tuesday, December 13th

Year 5 (9-11am) and year 6 (12-2pm) on Wednesday, December 14th.

Students will need to come to school in their PE kit with their water bottle and an easy to eat, healthy snack (no sweets or sugary drinks please).

Whilst this is great news for the students unfortunately due to restrictions on numbers at the venue; this year we will not be able to have parent spectators.

Our year 1 and 2 students will have their own athletics days after the Christmas break.



KJS Times

Dear Students & Parents,

Please enjoy the latest edition of The KJS Times by clicking this link. Our focus this month has been in celebration of learning across our school community.

The KJS News Team has been visiting different year levels to interview students and take pictures of all of the wonderful learning taking place throughout our school.

We hope you find time to sit back as a family, relax, and enjoy the collective efforts of our news team.

As always, happy reading!


Kind regards,

The KJS News Team



Cyber Safety Parent Online Session

Dear parents,

We would like to cordially invite you to join a brilliant PTA-funded online cyber safety session. Our PTA has kindly agreed to draw on the very well respected expertise of Susan McLean, who has worked with ESF on multiple occasions to build our understanding and practices around cyber safety. You may find the qualifications of Ms McLean below:

The details are as follows:

Date: 7th December, 2022

Time: 5pm

Zoom Link:



Meeting ID: 948 3581 3181

No password

There is no need to sign up for the talk, just connect via the Zoom link.


Chess Club



ESF Sports & Language – Winter Camp

19 December, 2022 – 6 January, 2023

This winter break, let ESF Sports & Language take your children on a Winter Wonderland adventure! Explore this special time of the year and journey through a variety of programmes and workshops for many fun-filled days together! Taught by a team of experienced and qualified educators, students will be immersed in an environment where they will build confidence and a passion for learning through different sports, arts, STEM or language activities.

An ideal opportunity for your children to find new hobbies or enhance their knowledge and most importantly, have fun!

For sports enthusiasts, we have Rugby, Hockey, Lacrosse, Krav Maga and more; For language lovers, we offer Panto Performance, Spanish Christmas Cultures, Christmas Craft Workshop and more!

Online Coding classes are available!

Course Listing (Kowloon District): HERE

Hotline: 2711 1280

Email: info@esf.org.hk



Junior Baking Class with KJS Registered Tutors

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




Student Success

The celebration of student success will channel to our Facebook page. You can find the school’s Facebook here. Please keep the photos and stories coming of our children shooting the AAROW’s of Success!





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