The December issue of our Library Newsletter is out!
In this issue –
- Farewell to Mrs Rodwell (maternity leave)
- Hong Kong Writer’s Award
- ‘Like’ us on Facebook
- The parents library
- Our favourite Christmas books
- A quick reminder
- Did you know?
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Please see below for important dates for Term 2 including Parent workshops, PTA coffee mornings, Sports Days and Book Week. A digital version will be emailed to all parents shortly. Please note that there will be a midday finish on Thursday 30 January as it is on the eve of the Chinese New Year. This allows our Chinese families and staff the necessary time to prepare. All ESF schools will finish early on this day and it is a one off owing to the timing of the actual New Year.
The below is a draft version and although the events and dates listed are unlikely to change there may be other events to add closer to the time.
Please click HERE to download a copy of the important dates.
As you know the reports for Term 1 will be issued via Gateway early in Term 2. The reports will be available through Gateway on Monday January 13 at 3pm. The reports focus on English, Maths, Units of Inquiry (first 2 units) and Chinese. There is also next steps for English and Maths as well as a judgement on effort for all areas reported on.
For our Year 4-6 parents you can also expect to receive the ISA results from the assessments your child sat back in early October. These will also be shared via Gateway and we hope to have these available on January 13 as well but this will depend on when we get them back from ISA as we need about a week to separate all files into individual records (we receive them as one big pdf file).
As previously mentioned we were working hard to start a French Mother Tongue program at the school. I am delighted to report that this program will now go ahead at Peak School every Monday after school. At this stage we have 3 families (7 children) and my thanks to Jane Peters for working closely with the other families and ESF to ensure the program was established. The program is designed for children who can already speak French and will act as a maintenance program and is not designed for those that are new to the language. It will run weekly beginning Term 2.
A reminder that the school will support any parents who would like to see a mother tongue program started at the school for children after school. If you would like to know more about how to get a program started please contact me.
This is to remind all parents and families that we have a strict ‘no nuts’ policy at Peak School. This is because we have some students with severe allergies to nuts. Lately we have had some children come to school with peanut butter sandwiches and/or Nutella sandwiches. Please can I stress to you all that the exposure of nuts to some of our children will result in the children requiring immediate medical treatment so we ask that all parents ensure foods with nuts in them are not provided in the lunch boxes.
Please click the link below to download the Year 5 and 6 Chinese Parent Presentation which Mary Liu and Abbie Tsang used at the workshop on Friday, December 6.
Please find below the presentation given to our Year 6 parents regarding the Chinese program at Island School. The presentation was part of the Year 5 and 6 Chinese workshop for parents held on Friday 6 December.
Intro to the Chinese Programme at Island School