Glenealy School Newsletter
29th May 2019
Message from Brenda
Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,
Principal recruitment presentations.
Thursday 30th May (tomorrow) in The Centre at GS. Please arrive at 6:00 pm for the briefing before the first candidate presents at 6.15 pm.
Green week is coming!
Please refer to the body of the Newsletter for the exciting programmes taking place at school. There are many ways your child and family can get involved.
A gentle reminder that all students will need to be wearing the new school uniform from August 2019. If you are unsure how to order the uniform, please contact the PTA on firstname.lastname@example.org
As noted on the school calendar, children will not come to school next Thursday 6th or Friday 7th June. Thursday was allocated as a CPD day for staff, however earlier in the year all staff attended a Saturday CPD training day so this will be a day in lieu for staff this year. Friday celebrates Dragon Boat Festival. For those of you racing in corporate or social teams, all the very best!
Dates for your Diary
Thursday 30th May
Principal Candidates' Presentations to the Glenealy Community 6:00 pm
Thursday 6th June
Glenealy CPD day- no school for students
Friday 7th June
Public Holiday- Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival
Tuesday 11th June
Performances for Year 2 (recorder) at 8:30 am & Year 3 (violin) at 9:30 am
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
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
The Year 4 Class Parents are working in collaboration with the Year 4 teachers and students to host a Bake Sale on Friday 14th June. Look in next week’s Newsletter for more information.
Messages from The Green Team
Tetra Pak Recycling
GREAT NEWS!...........We have found a recycler who is going to recycle tetra packs and juice boxes and we are setting up a regular collection point at school at school for our community. We need your help to collect the packaging. (only tetrapaks please e.g. juice boxes and milk cartons.)
To prepare your packaging for recycling, you need to cut it open, clean it and leave it to dry. It won’t take up too much space to store ready for the collection day. It’s one way to reduce how much rubbish that goes to landfill.
We will be collecting the packaging before school on the playground on Monday 10th June.
We have made a movie to help you prepare your tetrapaks for recycling.
Take your action for World Ocean Day
FURTHER ACTION YOU CAN TAKE
With 'World Ocean Day' coming up, there are many ways that students and families can take action for our seas. Within Hong Kong there are regular community beach clean ups that welcome volunteers.
Plastic Free seas (http://www.plasticfreeseas.org) organise beach clean ups monthly between September and June. The next one is taking place this Saturday 1st June at Sam Pak Wan (North Plaza, Discovery Bay) between 2 - 4pm.
This is organised and run by Plastic Free Seas and not Glenealy School. Children must be supervised by an adult. You do not need to sign up.
If you would like to volunteer all participants must:
1. Wear closed-toe shoes (no flip flops or open sandals)
2. Bring a full reusable water bottle, hydrate well before the day of the cleanup
3. Bring sunscreen, bug spray and a hat is advisable
4. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Jeans are NOT advisable for hot weather. If there is a chance of rain please bring a rain coat.
Weather note: This community cleanup has been organised with Discovery Bay residents in mind. As such, Plastic Free Seas often wait and cancel as late as possible if there is bad weather. If you are coming from outside of DB, you will have to make up your own mind knowing that - if there is heavy rain or lightning before the start of the cleanup - it may be cancelled at the last minute. Cancellations will appear on the DB Green Facebook page on the day of the cleanup, when a decision is made.
ALSO... Whilst there are regular community clean-ups happening throughout Hong Kong, you don't have to wait until organised days to take action!
Why not hold your own family beach clean-up on a beach nearby? Could you help clean up a beach on your next holiday? How about helping to clean up around our Hong Kong streets or in the community? Did you know that litter dropped on the street doesn’t stay there? Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains. Drains lead to the ocean!
Read here (https://www.wwf.org.uk/updates/how-does-plastic-end-ocean) for more information about how plastic ends up in our seas
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 email@example.com
The Journey: An exploration of Art- an ESF Community project
Theme: The Journey: An Exploration of Art
Exhibition dates: 24th May – 2nd June 2019
Venue: K11 art space, B2/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Time: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Monday to Sunday)
(Free admission, open to public, opening ceremony special guest - Mrs. Belinda Greer)
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.
Extra Curricular Activities Term 2 2018-19
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- ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Soccer
- BANANA ART CLUB (Art)
Michelle - 6020 5476
- FOUNDATION ACADEMY (Film Makers)
Namrata Bindra -3107 8810
- ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Sports Clubs & Tennis
Penny Donowho - 9181 7318
- CHESS CLUB
Yin Ping Ho 2884 1420 / 9215 2682
- CENTER STAGE STUDIOS (Musical Theatre)
Imogen Taylor - 5236 7960
- ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Basketball
- THE CLASSROOM BY MG (Litteracy)
Mary Godridge - 9103 4378
- ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis
- ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis & Gymnastics
- MOK'S TAEKWONDO SELF-DEFENCE (Tae Kwon Do)
Charles Mok - 9494 7636
- ACTIVE KIDS (Science Adventures)
Elsie - 3480 4199
- BRILLIANT LEARNING (Sanskriti)
Geetnajali Dhar - 9830 0612
- ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis & Gymnastics
- READ FOR MEANING (Reading)
Mary Barker - 2523 0062 / 9401 4559