Glenealy School Newsletter

12th June 2019

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Message from Brenda

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

It’s been another exciting week at Glenealy School with a focus on environmental issues (Earth Action). Throughout the week classes have been exploring and raising awareness of issues that affect us all. These issues have included sustainability, an appreciation of nature and the earth and caring for our oceans. We hope that our students will take positive action and make small changes that will have a big impact, not just for this week but ongoing into their futures.

On Monday students brought in tetra paks for recycling, thank you to everyone who had saved cleaned and flattened their used tetra paks. We managed to collect approximately 750 tetra paks adding up to 26 kgs which will now be recycled and will not be making their way to landfills in Hong Kong.

Today we are wearing green or blue to highlight World Oceans Day and there are more events planned throughout the week. Don’t forget the Green Summer Bake Sale on Friday!

On Tuesday we had our very musical morning with wonderful performances by our Year 2s on recorder and our Year 3s on violins. This was followed after the snack break by a unique opportunity and a very special treat for our students as we had our very own live show performed by the rock band Transition.

Transition are a three piece British rock band creating music that touches the soul - a fusion of Eastern and Western musical influence! Their roots are in Bristol, U.K, but they combine this rock foundation with Asian rhythm and melody, producing music that inspires audiences from both sides of the globe.

The atmosphere was electric in The Centre, particularly when the students joined in the singing of the Transitions most famous hit ‘Dui bu Qi, Wo de Zhong Wen bu Hao’ (Sorry My Chinese isnʼt so good). The band themselves were wonderful role models and they engaged brilliantly with the students. They truly demonstrated that with an open mind, perseverance and practice, we can all learn a great deal about other cultures and languages.

Kind regards


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Dates for your Diary

Friday 14th June

Year 4 Bake Sale

Tuesday 18th June

School Council Meeting (off-site) 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Thursday 20th June

Year 5 Evening Showcase "The Influencer" 6:00 pm

Friday 21st June

Brenda's Farewell PTA Morning Tea 8:30 am in The Centre

Friday 28th June

End of Term 3 - school closes at 12:00 noon

PTA News

Farewell to Brenda

We know that many parents would like the opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to Brenda. The PTA will be hosting a morning tea on Friday 21st June at 8:30 am, after drop off. Please join us in The Centre for tea, coffee and light snacks.

Year 4 Fundraiser

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The Year 4 Class Parents are working in collaboration with the Year 4 teachers and students to host a Bake Sale this Friday 14th June. The focus of this fundraiser is on sustainability and it is hoped that many of the ideas the Year 4 team are introducing will be used in all future fundraisers. This is a Bake Sale not to miss!

· Please do not use plastic

· Please use your lunch boxes to take your treats home

· Bring your own reusable plates, bowls & containers

· Have fun playing the sustainability themed games

· Enjoy super yummy treats

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School Sports

Over the past few weeks, Glenealy School has been very well represented at the HKPSSA Cricket Championships, Under-10's Rounders Championships, and the ESF Aquathon. I would like to congratulate all the students who have joined our School Sports clubs this year and also thank our whole school community for your ongoing support.

I am very much looking forward to many more sporting opportunities in the next academic year.

UNICEF Kid Power

UNICEF has given us until the end of this week to complete the final syncing of our bands to ensure that all steps are counted. After this, UNICEF will share with us the final data on the number of steps and total lives saved through this amazing initiative.

All students involved have been heavily invested in making a positive difference to their own physical activity levels and to the lives of those suffering from severe acute malnutrition around the world. Details will be shared about what students can do with their bands once this school-based pilot has ended. Thank you for your ongoing support with this programme.

Warm regards,

Andy Pattison

Physical Education Coordinator

Messages from The Green Team

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Tetra Pak Recycling

Amazing News!

At the tetra pak recycling drive we racked up about 26 kilos of tetra paks altogether. We got approximately 16 kilos with the white lined tetra paks and just over 10 kilos with the silver lined tetra paks. Thanks to the parents and students that helped with the collection booth and to all the families who were collecting the tetra paks - great job everyone!

Our next collection will be at the start of next term, so please keep collecting at home. Don’t forget to cut open, wash and dry your tetra paks ready for the next collection.

We have made a movie to help you prepare your tetra paks for recycling.

Preparing Your Tetra Pak For Recycling

Thank you for your support.

Safiya Gilham (5B) & The Green Team.

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Transfer information for students

At this time of year, some families may be moving to other countries and schools. If any documentation or assessments are required for your child's new school, please contact Rekha, the school's Admissions Secretary, directly to arrange this at

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, you may 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 this academic year.

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ESF Calendar for 2019-20

Please find the final version of the next academic year's calendar here.

Extra Curricular Activities Term 2 2018-19

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