Glenealy School Newsletter

26th September 2018

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Message from Brenda

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival.

I’m sure you all enjoyed this special time in Hong Kong with family and friends. The students enjoyed making lanterns and moon cakes as part of their cultural programme in Mandarin lessons.

Typhoon Update!

Great news! The footpath access to school is now completely cleared so as from this afternoon normal pick up and drop off arrangements will take place. Thanks so much for your patience and support in keeping everyone safe.

Social Drinks and PTA Annual General Meeting

I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting tomorrow night. This is an excellent opportunity to socialise with other parents and to hear about the achievements of the PTA. Please RSVP via the link in the PTA section of this newsletter.

Have you booked your three-way conference (Teacher, Child and Parents)?

Please book in a time slot using Gateway to secure an appointment. As a reminder all Year 3-6 children need to attend this conference with you. Please find more information here.

An Exciting New Initiative for Parents!

On Tuesday October 2nd from 8.30 am-10.15 am we would like to invite you in to school to be involved in Parent Circles and Learning Walks. This is a new way of working with you. For more information, and to RSVP, please refer to last week’s newsletter. Please register by Friday. If you have registered by are now unable to come, please let us know.

Technology - Creating a Safer Internet Environment at Home on PC and Mac.

Take back control of your child’s laptop! Attend the workshop on Thursday 4th October (pm) and bring your laptops with you. Be guided as to how to make your laptops safer for your child. This will be a hands-on, informative workshop. Please click here to register for this workshop.

Kind regards


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Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 26th September

Island School Information Seminar (see details below)

Thursday 27th September

PTA AGM and Drinks Evening 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm Parents & Teachers only

Monday 1st October

Public Holiday- National Day

Tuesday 2nd October

Parent Circles and Learning Walks 8:30 am - 10:15 am

Happy Valley Sports Programme (Y4 - Y6) starts this week

Thursday 4th October

Creating a Safer Internet Environment Information evening - adults only 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday 9th October and Thursday 11th October - 3:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Three Way Student Conferences

Friday 12th October

Dress Casual Day for The Community Chest

Monday 15th October

Mid-Term holiday

Monday 22nd October

School resumes

Monday 12th November

Vision Screening

Monday 26th November

Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisations

PTA News

PTA Annual General Meeting and Parents’ Drinks Evening

The Glenealy School PTA AGM and Drinks Evening is tomorrow night!

Start Time: Doors open at 5:45 pm, wrap up by 7:30 pm

Date: Thursday 27th September 2018

Place: The Centre, Glenealy School

To help us plan the catering, please RSVP using the short Google Form here.

Come along and join us for delicious finger food, soft drinks, beer and wine as we briefly review the past year and thank you all for your support. Please note that this is a parent/teacher only evening, so come ready to mix, mingle and enjoy the hospitality!

As per the Supplemental Notice to the AGM sent out last week, at this year’s AGM we will be confirming resolutions for Glenealy School PTA to change its legal status from Limited Company to Association/Society. We will also be voting on a new Constitution for the Association, please click here to review the Constitution.

For copies of the Agenda, the 2017-18 Report & Accounts and/or the Supplemental Notice to the AGM, please contact Becky on

Island School Information Seminar & Tour

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News from Medical Room

Please note the re-scheduled dates:

Vision Screening November 12th 2018

Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisations November 26th 2018

Top Tech Tips

A brilliant ‘go-to’ resource for helping parents and teachers understand the risks that our children face being online is Internetmatters. It is UK based and is regularly updated to reflect updates and new technologies. A brilliant section is the parental control section which not only covers internet search engines but also major games consoles and online platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. This site complements the second BYO device workshop for PCs and Macbooks on Thursday 4th October 2018.

Quarry Bay School Workshop- URSTRONG

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Dear Parents/Carers,

Quarry Bay School is pleased to announce that they will be hosting URSTRONG, an internationally recognized Social Emotional Wellbeing program, on Thursday 25th October.

The aim of URSTRONG is to empower children with the skills, language and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships. To learn more about URSTRONG and their programmes please watch this short video which describes the impact of URSTRONG on children and parents around the globe.

URSTRONG will be holding two Language of Friendship workshops on Thursday, 25th October at Quarry Bay School. The workshops have been designed for parents/carers to attend with their children.

Parents can register via the attached electronic advertisement/poster:

-Language of Friendship Jr. (Years 1 and 2 plus parents) from 4.30pm to 6.00pm

-Language of Friendship (Years 3 to 6 plus parents) from 6.30pm to 8.00pm

If you have any questions or queries regarding this event then could you please contact URSTRONG directly using the following email address:

We look forward to welcoming you at one of the workshops.

Kind Regards,

Quarry Bay School.



Quarry Bay School (Hong Kong)
Ph: +852 2566-4242

Year 1 and Year 7 Admissions

Year 1 Central Application period for children born in 2014 commences on 1st September and closes on 30th September 2018. Please click here for Year 1 key dates.

For Year 6 students, the submission of the Year 7 secondary transfer application on Gateway has now closed.

For further details, parents should refer to the information available on the ESF website at for key dates and for school zones.

Please note, ESF reserves the right to redirect students based on majority of transferring cohorts in primary school should there be overcapacity at any of the secondary schools.

Year 7 offer letters will be sent to parents from the respective secondary schools on Friday 30th November 2018 and the Year 7 deposit payment deadline to secure their secondary school place is Friday 14th December 2018.

Important Reminder

Has your child's visa status changed?

As a reminder, all children attending an ESF school need the appropriate and valid visa status to do so. Please inform the school if your child's visa status changes. For more information refer to the Immigration section on the ESF website.

Useful School Forms

Student Withdrawal Form - required one month before the last date of attendance

Medical Authorisation Form - required should your child need to take medication whilst at school, on a school trip or camp

ESF/Glenealy Calendar for 2018/19

Please refer closely to this calendar for any important events, (e.g . booking your holidays) for the next academic year.

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Extra Curricular Activities Term 1 2018-19

Disclaimer Notice: Glenealy School does not endorse or represent the accuracy, truthfulness or reliability of these advertisements placed by outside agencies.



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Michelle - 6020 5476


Namrata Bindra -3107 8810

  • Creative Dance
Hillary - 9124 5814


  • ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Sports Clubs & Tennis

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  • Brownies

Penny Donowho - 9181 7318


Yin Ping Ho 2884 1420 / 9215 2682

  • CENTER STAGE STUDIOS (Musical Theatre)

Imogen Taylor - 5236 7960



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Imogen Taylor - 5236 7960

  • THE CLASSROOM BY MG (Litteracy)

Mary Godridge - 9103 4378



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  • APPDEV-X (Coding)

Joey Ngai -

  • ACTIVE KIDS (Stormy Chefs)

Elsie - 3480 4199


  • ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis & Gymnastics

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Charles Mok - 9494 7636

  • ACTIVE KIDS (Science Adventures)

Elsie - 3480 4199


Geetnajali Dhar - 9830 0612


  • ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis & Gymnastics

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  • READ FOR MEANING (Reading)

Mary Barker - 2523 0062 / 9401 4559