Glenealy School Newsletter

16th October 2020

Message from Chris

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


At the end of this long half term I would once again like to thank our community for the support from August until now. The children have been buzzing around the school all week and are really enjoying their learning, which we look forward to building upon after half term.


We hope all our families have a restful holiday and we very much look forward to seeing you upon your return on Tuesday 27th October.


Virtual Book Week Art Exhibition


Our wonderful PTA have organised an art exhibition for the children to take part in. This exhibition will be virtual - and we are hoping will be something that can be enjoyed by all our children and families! The exhibition is related to our Book Week, which will be held after the half term break. We are, due to the circumstances, unable to have our traditional Book Parade this year - so instead wanted to give children the opportunity to celebrate their favourite books in a different way!


During the half term break, we are inviting all Glenealy students to submit an art piece inspired by their favourite book. You can use any medium of art such as paintings, sculptures, dioramas, Lego creations, sketches or a collage. Please also give the artwork a name/title eg. “Harry Potter in Action!” - just like in a real Gallery - and if you like, a very short explanation or description as to why this book inspires you! Once completed, a high quality resolution photograph should be emailed to pta@glenealy.net including the student’s name and class.


Checklist:

  • Create a piece of Art inspired by a book or a story character (painting, drawing or sculpture!)

  • Create a “Title” for the piece of art (eg. “Harry Potter in Action”)

  • Optional - write a short description of the piece of art - 3/4 sentences about why this book inspires you!

  • Take a good quality picture of the piece of art (not with your child in). Try to make sure the photo is well lit.

  • Send the piece of art via email with the name and class, title and short ‘blurb’ description to: pta@glenealy.net


Once completed, a high quality resolution photograph should be emailed to pta@glenealy.net including the student’s name and class.


The artwork will be uploaded to a fantastic virtual gallery, which will be shared within the Glenealy community for all to admire and enjoy. We can't wait to see the children’s creations.


To give you an idea of the way the virtual exhibition will work, please take a quick tour of this one which has been shared with us by ESF Wu Kai Sha Kindergarten.


Redress Day


It has been great to see children in their Redress clothes today showing support for this great initiative!


Redress Day is to raise awareness of having healthy attitudes towards our consumption of clothing and celebrate alternatives to buying new clothes, such as swapping, borrowing or buying secondhand.


Redress Limited which is a registered charity, has organised a clothing drive. They will be collecting unwanted clothes. Once the clothes have been collected, they are sorted by Redress who will then focus on getting these unworn and unwanted clothes back into use by people who want or need them (donated to charities such as Impact HK, Oxfam and Po Leung Kok). Last year during the clothing drive, Glenealy School collectively saved 208.2kg of clothing from our Hong Kong landfills.


Where are the collection boxes?

We will not be collecting clothes on site this year but there will be collection boxes placed around public locations in Hong Kong in October. See locations here or visit this website: https://www.redress.com.hk/clothing-collection/2020


What kind of clothing can be collected?

  • Any type of clothing and fashion accessories for men, women and children.

  • Please make sure that you wash any clothing first!

  • No shoes


PTA AGM


I would like to thank all our PTA committee members and in particular Fatema Jangbarwala and Becky Steel for arranging and running such a successful AGM yesterday. One of the strengths of our school is our supportive and engaged community. The PTA at Glenealy do some incredible work and provide support to parents. Although the past year has not been like any others, with a reduction in face to face events, they have continually shown support for our community and keep innovating to try to meet community needs as best they can in the current circumstances. Thank you to all involved and we very much look forward to building on the great work of the PTA over this coming year.


Best regards,


Chris

EDB Student Grant 2nd Tranche

As parents are aware, the EDB are handing out a second tranche of subsidies to students.

The detailed information can be found on the message sent out on the Glenealy App a few days ago and can be found here. As a reminder, the schedule for on site signing is :


Schedule for on site signing pre-filled in Form B (green colour)

or picking up a blank Form A (white colour):


Monday 19th October

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am Year 2

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am Year 3

  • 9:30 am - 10:00 am Year 4

  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am Year 5

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am Year 6


NB:

  • Parents with more than one child in school may choose either slot to sign all the forms

  • For those new parents (Year 1 and new joiners) who did not meet the deadline of returning the blank forms today, they may come between 9:00 to 11:00 am on Monday 19th October to pick up, complete and immediately submit the blank Form A (white colour)


For further clarification, please contact Rekha Mahbubani at enquiry@glenealy.edu.hk



Dates for your Diary

Monday 19th - Friday 23rd October

Mid - term break

Monday 26th October- Public Holiday

The day following Chung Yeung Festival

Tuesday 27th October

School resumes after mid - term break

Friday 6th November

Influenza vaccines - for those who pre-enrolled only