31 Jan 2018

Newsletter- 31/01/18

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Dates for Your Diary


Monday 5 – Friday 9 February                         Book Week

Thursday 15 February                                        Chinese New Year Assembly (Half day for children)

Friday 16 – Friday 23 February                      School closed – Half term holiday

Monday 26 February                                         Teacher training (No classes for children)

Tuesday 27 February                                        Y5 & Y6 Parent Consultation with Mandarin Teachers (No Chinese Class)

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 (Whole school day)

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

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,

Thank you to those who took the time to write to me after last weeks newsletter invitation. It was great to have both positive and constructive feedback.

Book week is fast approaching. This week is an important reminder to us of the power and influence of the written word. I would like to encourage you to prepare for a “Home Book Week” You could:

  • Find a great book to share over the week
  • Model just reading
  • Switch off the TV and read at agreed times
  • Talk about your favourite books / authors with your children
  • Invite grandparents to read to children
  • Invite children to read some of their favourite stories to you

Whatever you do, take some time next week to join with your children as they focus on books, don’t leave it all to us, where home and school work together anything is possible and what is better than to engender a love of reading in our children!

Feel free to email me with some special things you did as a family in book week, and remember….

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”   Dr. Seuss

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.Charles William Eliot


Kind Regards



Neill O’Reilly




Calling All Young Designers!

We would like to design and make woodworking benches to put on the 4th floor in the shared space and we want your help. We are in need of two different sizes for the benches; 1 for lower primary and 1 for upper primary.

There are a few things you need to think about and incorporate into your design:

  • It should be heavy, sturdy and safe enough to handle different sorts of woodwork (please label the materials needed for your design)
  • There should be a way to hold the wood in place so it doesn’t move around when working
  • The height should be about as tall as the users hip bones (please include measurements)

If you would like to participate in this challenge, please submit your detailed designs with the measurements to Mrs. Doucette before next Tuesday.

All designs will be taken into consideration. Best of luck!


Book Week


PTA Update

School Fair

Our most anticipated event of the year, the school fair will take place in six and a half weeks.  We are looking for volunteers for the following areas:

  1. Face Painting
  2. Nail Art / Polishing
  3. Hair Spray Colouring
  4. Tattoos (temporary transfer tattoos)
  5. The White Elephant Stall
  6. Book Sales
  7. International Food Stalls* – Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Filipino and Western Stalls

*Please note that you do not have to be of a particular nationality or descent to help at that stall.  We welcome everyone everywhere.

We are still accepting items for the auction at the fair.  If you have something you would like to donate, please approach us at the PTA Office.


Sodexo Lunch Service

Last week we asked you to give us your feedback on the school lunch service.  We have received a few emails about suggestions or concerns from parents and we are working on ironing out these issues.  If you have any feedback, please do let us know at pta@kjs.edu.hk.

If you are a Year 4 parent and have accidentally placed a lunch order for your child for Thursday February 1st, kindly please email Sodexo at unit.kjs.hk@sodexo.com as soon as possible and the charge will be refunded because the Year 4s will be on a field trip.


Request for Donation for Auction

We are looking for more donation for our Auction of our School Fair 2018. Kindly send your donation with filled form as attached for your offerings.


Urgent Request for Volunteers on 5 Feb 2018 (Monday)

We are urgently looking for 4 volunteers who can help consolidate raffle tickets in the morning from 9a.m. to 11a.m. If you are free and can help, please email us at pta@kjs.edu.hk / Tel: 3765 8709 on or before this Friday, 2 Feb 2018.  We need your help.



Student Success

Four Students from KJS competed in the Scholastic Chess Tournament. Scott (6M) earned 3rd place in division B, Sewon (5D) earned 2nd place in division D, and Joon (4K) and Soyul (3D) earned Sportsmanship Award. Congratulations to all children!

Please click here for more information.


A group of KJS students participated at a local youth festival by performing yoga. They would like to share this with the KJS community.


ESF and Other Notices


ESF Sports – CNY Clinics

Please click here for more information.



ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival

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/



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