Please scroll below to view the maths presentations that we shared recently at our maths parent workshops.    We were delighted that, over the course of the 3 days, over 250 parents, grandparents and carers attended.



Obviously we all want the best for our children and as a school community our focus is very much about what can we do to support and nurture our children.

A recent study published by The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health confirmed what many of suspect but what was surprising was just how conclusive the results where.

According to the guidelines, children in the 8-11 years age group should not spend more than two hours in front of a screen, should get somewhere between 9 to 11 hours of sleep and should get at least an hour of physical activity a day.

Does your child get 9 to 11 hours sleep?

Does your child spend less than 2 hours a day on a device?

Does your child get at least an hour of physical activity a day?

If you answered yes to all of the above questions you (more to the point, your child) is meeting the recommended guidelines.  Guidelines, when met, ensure your child continues to improve their memory, attention and language skills.

If you answered no to 1 or more of the questions above, you (more to the point, your child) are significantly reducing your their ability to learn.

The study focused on 4500 children, within this age group, and found that only 5% answered yes to all the above questions.  That is 95% who said no to at least one of the above questions.  I suspect, as a school community, we would have a much higher response of “yes”.  However I do fear the amount of “no’s”, if we were truly being honest, is higher than it should be.

The data is clear, if our children do not get enough sleep, spend too much time in front of a device, and don’t exercise for at least an hour a day, they will not function cognitively anywhere near their potential.  Their ability to learn is severely compromised.

This is more than just about learning too, it is about leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

There is a culture in Hong Kong of children being involved in so many after school events such as tutoring, extra curricular activities etc but the clearest data we have, on supporting our children to develop and grow, could be as simple as ensuring we can answer yes to the above questions.


Here are the Maths Rubrics that Mr Evans and I will talk about at the parent maths workshops next week.

They clearly show the expected level for a child in a certain year group as well as clearly showing that the progression is on a continuum.  Please appreciate that that the outcomes are end of year expectations meaning that the children are expected to meet these outcomes at the end of the year (not right now)!

Click on the link below to download the corresponding rubric –

Four Operations rubric

Fractions rubric

Measurement rubric

Pattern rubric

Place Value rubric

Maths Rubrics Master – all rubrics located in one document


We would like to share with you the policies, procedures or essential agreements that have recently been endorsed by our School Council.  At each School Council meeting we usually review at least one policy or procedure and when appropriate I will share these with you.

Last week the School Council approved the following policies and/or procedures (please click on to view):

Lockdown Procedures

Fire Procedures (updated with support from The Peak Fire Station)

Language Policy

Before the end of this term we will be in a position to share with you the Assessment Policy as well as the Digital Citizenship policy as these are being shared with the School Council for approval in November.