Glenealy School Newsletter
4th May 2016
Message from Brenda
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students
There is a Year 1 Bake Sale fundraiser this Friday. Please note that assembly will begin at 1.30pm on this day.
Year 6 Exhibition
Congratulations to the year six students for their very successful Exhibition, which was shared last Thursday. Feedback received has been extremely positive, as was the connection made to the 17 United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals that helped our students look at positive ways we can take action, which will impact on the future.
We were all very impressed with how confident and articulate the students were as they willingly and passionately shared their learning through their poetry, freeze frames and at their exhibits. They were highly reflective as they shared successes, challenges and areas they would change if they did it again. Year six students should be very proud of the part they are already playing in making a difference. They were very inspirational! Thank you to all the staff involved for everything you did to support the learning and thinking along the way.
The Hall Redevelopment
We are excited with the final plans for our new school hall. As you know this is a massive project, taking over 6 months to complete. We have spent many hours on design to ensure this space will be a multi-functional space for PE and performance. The plans are now at tender stage and the project will definitely be going ahead. As a community we have collaborated to fundraise extraordinary amounts of money for such a small school and it will be such a proud moment for us all when we unveil the hall in January 2017. This space is going to transform learning opportunities for your children, as the classrooms, the library and the playgrounds have done so already. It is hugely exciting. We will have a special opening to thank you and to celebrate with you all. You can access some of the plans, concept ideas and sketch-ups by clicking on this link. Thank you again for your tremendous contributions in helping support our fundraising efforts.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 6th May
Year 1 Bake Sale, 3pm in the school playground
Tuesday 10th May
New Glenealy School website launched
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
Please click here to read about all the latest events and news from the Glenealy library!
The PTA is holding a Type-a-thon with the aim to improve the accuracy and technique of touch typing skills for all of our students. If children would also like to collect sponsorship whilst doing so, that would be terrific! All money raised will go towards the redevelopment of our new school hall.
Glenealy staff will launch the Type-a-thon at assembly this Friday and then all details will be sent home in hard copy on Monday. We have made it very clear and easy to follow with great links to on-line typing sites to assist the children with their practice. The focus will be on technique and accuracy rather than speed. The library staff will go through these sites and techniques with your child next week.
Please help your child by encouraging them to meet their typing practice goal over the ten days they select in May. Opportunities will also be given for students to practice at school. Please look out for more details on Monday.
Thank you in advance for your support for this initiative of raising proficiency of touch-typing and for contributing to this final fundraiser for the School Hall.
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 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.
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 - Clubfly.com.hk
Early bird tickets HK$250 each - purchase by 9th May.
Please click here for printable participation form.
Year 1 Bake Sale
Lookout for our Year 1 Bake Sale on Friday 6th May, 3:00 p.m. in the school playground.
Let's see more of Glenealy being Green!
Are you green? Have you recycled this week? Are you energy efficient ? Do you pack a package free lunch box ? Do you save water ? Do you use a reusable bag to shop? Do you always take a water bottle with you on a walk ?
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 May 6th
ESF 2016/17 Draft Calendar
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.