Glenealy School Newsletter

29th May 2019

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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.

School Uniform

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

Long Weekend

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!

Kind regards


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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

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

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

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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.

Preparing Your Tetra Pak For Recycling

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Take your action for World Ocean Day


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 ( 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 ( for more information about how plastic ends up in our seas

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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

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The Journey: An exploration of Art- an ESF Community project

This exhibition highlights the many artistic talents of our students across the ESF Schools, from kindergarten through secondary school, PIS and special school. The exhibition is not just a journey through the years of our schools, it represents the way in which our young men and women grow and develop as people. The art works cover a wide range of media. This is a 10-day art exhibition and it's opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday 24th May at 4:00 pm. Feel free to come along and see the exhibition!

Details are:

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)

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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