Glenealy School Newsletter

31st October 2018

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Message from Brenda

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,

Welcome back to the Year 6 team who had a wonderful time on their overnight camp to Lantau. Thanks to Rachel Lavery for her leadership in organising the excursion and to all of the staff involved.

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Your Child and Technology! (Mobile devices and tablets)

By popular demand we have Kevin Tibble back at Glenealy for one final technology workshop for parents. This is a repeat of the session held at the start of the year that many of you were unable to attend. This time we have organised a morning session from 8.30-10:00 am. Please refer to the flyer in the Newsletter which has a link to RSVP. Parents who attended earlier in the year felt very empowered to take back control!

Book Week

Thanks for supporting Book Week by assisting your child with their costume for the Character Parade last Friday. What a wonderful occasion it was with very effective costumes, from simple to elaborate. The community atmosphere was terrific - thanks for coming and sharing this event with us. A special thanks to the PTA and the library team for their support and organisation.

We would also be grateful if you could help your child organise their Box of Hope so we can make a difference to a child’s life at Christmas time. Please read the Newsletter further down for more details.

Don’t forget the Year 3 fundraiser after school this Friday. More details can be found in the PTA section.

Kind regards


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Dates for your Diary

Monday 5th- Friday 9th November

Box of Hope donations

Monday 12th November

Vision Screening

Tuesday 20th November

Kevin Tibble's Technology Workshop 8:30 am-10:00 am at Glenealy School

Friday 23rd November

PTA School Fair 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday 26th November

Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisations

Friday 30th November

Sports Day

Thursday 6th December

Honk the Musical 1st performance 7:00 pm

Saturday 8th December

Honk the Musical 2nd performance 6:00 pm

Thursday 13th December

Christmas Carol Concert - afternoon

Friday 14th December

End of Term 1- school closes at 12:00 noon

PTA News

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Year 3 Fundraiser – Friday 2nd November

Trick or treat? Which one will it be? Come and celebrate Halloween at the Year 3 Bake Sale. There will be games to play, a lucky dip and delicious desserts to enjoy. Remember to send $20 with your child to enjoy the treats on Friday.

The Fair is coming!

Volunteers needed

The PTA Committee is in full swing planning for our fun filled School Fair on Friday 23rd November. This wonderful event is the highlight of our school calendar. We would like your participation and involvement to make this event a success and a night for families and staff to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. You can volunteer on the hugely popular food stalls, the PTA organized stalls or help set up and wind up at the end of the night. If you are able to help, please can you fill the Google Form here. We will ensure that your time slot does not clash with your child’s musical performance.


We will soon be collecting books for second-hand book stall and last year’s very popular ‘Spin and Win’ game. You can start by collecting jars and things to fill them. Click here for inspiration and ideas! We will also be collecting new or nearly-new toys, games and puzzles in good condition -gently loved items only please. We will advise collection dates and times in the coming newsletters – watch this space!

Box of Hope

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The Box of Hope is an annual charity project aimed at providing useful/educational gifts to underprivileged children in Hong Kong & Asia. Many Hong Kong schools donate things to help these children to bring a big smile on their faces. What you have to do is fill a shoe box with some things and then wrap it with some colourful or nice paper.

Details of the items and how to pack the box can be found on a special label that the Events Team of Year 6 have given to each class.

The drop off dates for the filled boxes are the 5th- 9th of November. The deadline will be on 9th November so make sure to remember! When you bring your Box Of Hope to school, please drop them off to either Mr. Sangster or Mr. Buckley’s office . Like they say, charity begins at home!

If you have more questions, go to the Box Of Hope website here or ask us. We can be found in the 6B & 6S classrooms.

The Marvellous Media Mavericks,

Hayley Stork, Koel Malhotra and Noa Yoon

"How to Take Back Control" Technology Workshop

Please click on the picture to register

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Glenealy School Sports Day 2018 (Save the Date!)

When: Friday 30th November

Timings for Parents: Year 3-6 will activities will begin at 10:00 am

Years 1-2 will begin at 11:00 am

Where: Kowloon Cricket Club, 10 Cox’s Road, Jordan, Kowloon

Transportation: All children will travel by bus to the venue from school

As you will have noticed in the Dates for your Diary section of the Newsletter, Friday 30th November is our annual Sports Day. This event gives our students the opportunity to display their athletic abilities through enjoyable activities, completing challenges cooperatively with friends and competing as individuals with their peers. A strong focus will be placed on how students measure their own success internally, whether that be achieving a specific goal, being a good teammate or reflecting on their performance for setting future targets.

The event will have a festival atmosphere and parents are encouraged to join us. We expect all of the activities to be completed by approximately 1:00 pm, followed by some presentations which normally last until approx 1.30 pm. All children are expected to stay until the end of the event. You may take your child home directly after the closure of the Sports Day. A bus will be returning to school for those students who are unable to return home with their parents. More information will be shared closer to the date. We look forward to seeing you there.

Warm regards,

Andy (PE Teacher)

6th Annual Terry Fox Run 2018

The Terry Fox Run Hong Kong is coming soon on Saturday 3rd November and this year will be held at ESF Renaissance College.

The Terry Fox Run Hong Kong aims to continue Terry Fox’s “Marathon of Hope” and keep his aspiration of a cancer-free world alive. Since its Hong Kong debut in 2013, the Terry Fox Run has become one of the key charity events in Hong Kong.

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting cure-oriented, biomedical cancer research in Hong Kong.

For more details visit:

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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 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 the next academic year.

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Extra Curricular Activities Term 1 2018-19

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Michelle - 6020 5476


Namrata Bindra -3107 8810

  • Creative Dance
Hillary - 9124 5814


  • ESF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES - Sports Clubs & Tennis

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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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Imogen Taylor - 5236 7960

  • THE CLASSROOM BY MG (Litteracy)

Mary Godridge - 9103 4378



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  • APPDEV-X (Coding)

Joey Ngai -

  • ACTIVE KIDS (Stormy Chefs)

Elsie - 3480 4199


  • 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