Glenealy School Newsletter

11th May 2016

Message from Dave

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,

It has been a week of contrasting weather here on Hornsey road as Friday’s Year 1 bake sale was basked in sunshine creating a carnival atmosphere and was a great way to end the week. Thank you to all the volunteers who made it such a success. While on Tuesday we saw heavy rainfall hitting Hong Kong and disrupting classes. We thank you for your understanding as the red rainstorm signal was hoisted at 7:35 am leading to the Education Bureau cancelling classes for the day. For more information on ESF’s policies and guidelines with regard to weather warnings please click here.

Year 6 China Week and Shenzhen Trip

This week saw the start of the Year 6 unit of inquiry exploring China’s language, culture and customs. The week got off to a great start with a trip to City Hall to sample some of Hong Kong’s best Dim Sum.

The students are also learning to cook their own Chinese cuisine, try their hand at cultural dances, art and craft, Tai Chi and mastering the Diablo, as well as, honing their bargaining skills in preparation for next week’s excursion to Shenzhen.

Year 4 Camp

Our Year 4 students are very excited about their camp at Tai Tam this Thursday and Friday. There is a great deal of research promoting the benefits of outdoor education programmes as students develop self esteem, take personal responsibility, co-operate with others, enhance practical problem solving and teamwork skills whilst extending their personal horizons. In addition to this, the camp is a whole lot of fun! I’m sure they will have a great time.

A fond Farewell to Ms LeBoutte

As some of you may already know Friday 20th May will be Ms Le Boutte’s last day with us as a Year 3 Educational Assistant. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chauny for her wonderful contribution to Glenealy School. She has a great rapport with students and staff alike and is a natural in the classroom. She will be sorely missed by us all and we wish her all the best. I know we will see Ms Le Boutte back at Glenealy in the future as she has already confirmed that she will come back for the Year 3 class party at the end of Term 3.

Dave Buckley

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 12th May

New Year 1 students uniform order deadline

12th - 13th May

Year 4 Overnight Camp at Tai Tam

Friday 13th May

Year 6 deadline for passport, Chinese visa etc into the school office

17th - 19th May

Year 6 Shenzhen Trip

Friday 20th May

Glenealy CPD day - school closed for children

Thursday 26th May

- PTA Uniform Shop, last day of opening before end of school

- Parents Party at Fly, 6.30pm

Friday 27th May

Year 3 Violin Assembly, 2.30pm

Thursday 9th June

Public Holiday - school closed

Friday 10th June

Glenealy CPD day - school closed for children

Tuesday 21st June

Year 6 Graduation, 8.45am

Wednesday 22nd June

Year 6 at KCC

Friday 24th June

End of school year - school finishes at 12pm

Students leaving Glenealy School

If your child is withdrawing from Glenealy School at the end of the school year please ensure you complete a Student Withdrawal form (below) and hand it in to the school office before June 1st.


PTA Shop News

New Year One Uniform Ordering

All parents of new Year One students commencing in August 2016 are reminded that the deadline for ordering school uniform is tomorrow, Thursday, 12th May 2016. Please note that this year, Year One uniform will be supplied on a pre-order basis.

If you do not place your order by Thursday, 12th May we cannot guarantee that we will have uniform stock for your child in August. Please click here for ordering details.

Uniform Shop End-of-Year Closing

All parents are kindly advised that the Uniform Shop will close at the end of May for stock take and audit. The last day of opening will be Thursday, 26th May 2016.

Parents are also advised that, due to the renovations in the school hall, we are unable to arrange our usual 'Back-to-School' Uniform Sale in August. Shop opening hours will be as usual once school recommences (Mondays 2.45 - 3.15 p.m. & Thursdays 8.20 - 8.45 a.m.). Therefore, parents who already know that their children will require new uniform for the new school year are encouraged to visit the shop during May and stock up in advance.

Parents’ Party

Join us for Happy Hour on Thursday 26th May 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Fly - G/F, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central -

Tickets HK$250 each – FINAL date to purchase is 12th May.

Please click here for printable Participation Form.

Thank you to the parents of Year One for the fantastic fundraiser last Friday. The kids loved the variety of games and food, and the Mother’s Day flowers were a nice touch. $13,473 was raised – well done!

Glenealy Globe

The Glenealy Globe - please click on the button above to visit the website and read about our Battle of the Books semi final.

Green Week

Green Week - Catch me being green photo competition

Ask a family member to take a photo of you doing something green – somewhere, anywhere!

You can get ‘caught’ taking action.

You could be recycling, on a beach clean up...anything!

The winners will be announced during Green Week.

Photos should be emailed directly to Mrs. Sexton 6S by this Friday

ESF 2016/17 Draft Calendar

Dear Parents,

Please find the final draft calendar for 2016/17 including the Glenealy CPD days. Please click here to view the calendar online. We do ask when planning your family holidays for the next academic year that you refer to the holiday periods as indicated on the calendar and try to take your holiday during these times.

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