Glenealy School Newsletter

3rd April 2019

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Message from Brenda

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Thanks for supporting ESF Jockey Club Sarah Roe School (JCSRS)

The school was a sea of blue yesterday to advocate for children with Autism and to help raise money for JCSR School. Thanks for your generosity. In total we raised $8,430 - an outstanding effort.

ESF Choral Concert

Our Year 5 students will be performing as part of a mass choir on Thursday evening at the ESF Choral Concert, where primary school students from all the schools in ESF will sing in unison, in parts and in harmony to entertain a large audience. There are a few tickets left.

Performance date: 4th April 2019 (Thu)

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Arena, Wan-Chai, Hong Kong Island (MAP HERE)

Tickets are available at

Rugby Sevens!

Rugby week has started in Hong Kong. Good luck to all of the children playing in mini-rugby games this week and good luck to the Hong Kong team and any other teams you support too!

Kind regards


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Dates for your Diary

Thursday 4th April

ESF Choral Concert- Queen Elizabeth Stadium 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday 5th April

Ching Ming Festival-school closed

Wednesday 10th April

Year 6 Exhibition Evening 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Friday 12th April

End of Term 2 - school closes at 12:00 noon

Monday 29th April

Start of Term 3

Wednesday 1st May

Labour Day -school closed

Thursday 9th May - Friday 10th May

Year 4 camp

Monday 13th May

Day following Buddha's Birthday- school closed

Tuesday 14th May

School Council Meeting 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday 15th May- Friday 17th May

Year 6 Shenzen trip.

Thursday 6th June

Glenealy CPD day- no school for students

Friday 7th June

Public Holiday- Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival

Tuesday 18th June

School Council Meeting 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Friday 28th June

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

PTA News

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Year 2 Fundraiser

The Year 2 Fundraiser last Friday was a huge success. The children and adults both enjoyed the games and yummy treats on offer. A total of $11,441 was raised which will contribute towards the playground renovation projects.

As part of their Exhibition work, Shrada, Erin, Gaia and Angelo from Year 6 took action and sold homemade pom poms and bracelets at the Bake Sale. They raised an additional $1,138.

These proceeds will be donated to Impact HK who’s aim is to make a positive difference to the plight of the homeless in Hong Kong.

Well done Year 2 makers and bakers, and to our industrious Year 6 students for a wonderful community event.

Uniform Recycling

The PTA are partnering with the Year 6s and will be collecting second hand uniforms on Friday 12th April from 8.15 am -8.30 am and on Monday 29th April from 8.15 am - 8.30 am. Please see the Year 6 Exhibition section for further information.

Help make Glenealy plastic free!

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The Green Team have taken action and made posters for our classroom bins to encourage students to go plastic free for snack and lunch.

Please support our initiative by helping your child pack snacks and lunch without using plastic wrappers or packaging.

We are encouraging students not to put any plastic wrappers or packaging in our school bins, but to bring them back home to consider reusing or recycling.

Help us take action and make a positive green difference!

Thank you,

The Green Team.

Year 6 Exhibition Actions

Please can you the support Year 6 Exhibition Actions.
Year 6 Team

Old Uniform Collection

Dear Parents,

My name is Noa and I am in Year 6. My Exhibition group is working on "Sustainable Community" and we are looking into how to reuse clothes. We are collecting used (but clean) uniforms from all year groups at Glenealy School to donate to the Crossroads Foundation.

Donations of old uniform for re-use and recycling can be dropped off at the PTA Uniform Shop/ or Year 6 on Friday 12th April from 8.15 am -8.30 am and on Monday 29th April from 8.15 am - 8.30 am.

Remember: You will not be able to use the old style uniforms after the end of June at school anymore.

Thank you to all families that have already recycled old school uniforms. The PTA sent 16 large bags of recycled uniform to Crossroads Foundation at the end of last term, for use overseas. Click here for more information on the wonderful work this charity does. Glenealy is committed to responsible recycling and re-use of our old uniforms. We will be arranging further collections of the old-style uniform later in the year.

Thank you.

Noa Yoon 6S

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Growing up Online- Information Evenings for Parents

An informative & entertaining session for Parents and carers is delivered with Susan McLean's famous 'no-nonsense' approach & will cover the positive benefits of technology as well as what parents need to be aware of.

Please register on the links below if you are interested.

The cost would be $200 per person.

Monday 8th April 2019

ESF Centre -

Tuesday 9th April 2019

West Island School -

Thursday 11th April 2019


Lost Property

There are many unclaimed items on the Lost Property shelves outside the Nurse's room.

Can all parents and caregivers check if there is anything in Lost Property that belongs to their child (ren) as any remaining items will be cleared and donated to charity at the end of this term.

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 Draft Calendar for 2019-20

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


The start date for 2020/21 shown for indication only. We recommend individuals and families avoid making travel plans for August 2020 until the school start date and back to school work date are confirmed.

Glenealy Globe

Read this week's article from the Marvellous Media Mavericks and the amazing fund raising for Down Syndrome done by Raphael Kirton and Gabriel Egloff of 2M.

Extra Curricular Activities Term 2 2018-19

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Michelle - 6020 5476


Namrata Bindra -3107 8810


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  • Brownies

Penny Donowho - 9181 7318


Yin Ping Ho 2884 1420 / 9215 2682

  • CENTER STAGE STUDIOS (Musical Theatre)

Imogen Taylor - 5236 7960



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  • THE CLASSROOM BY MG (Litteracy)

Mary Godridge - 9103 4378



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  • APPDEV-X (Coding)


  • ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis & Gymnastics

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Charles Mok - 9494 7636

  • ACTIVE KIDS (Science Adventures)

Elsie - 3480 4199


Geetnajali Dhar - 9830 0612


  • ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Tennis & Gymnastics

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  • READ FOR MEANING (Reading)

Mary Barker - 2523 0062 / 9401 4559