Glenealy School Newsletter

27th February 2019

Message from Brenda

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students

Student Led Conferences

Thanks so much for attending the Student Led Conferences last week. It was lovely seeing the children taking you around the school and sharing their learning journey with you. Thanks for being encouraging, positive and focused on supporting your child throughout the day.

Having read your child’s mid-year report and having attended the SLC, if you still have questions or queries about your child’s progress or learning, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher for an appointment at an alternative time.

Evaluation and Accreditation

Our CIS/IB visit will take place from Sunday 3rd March until Friday 8th March. We will have 7-8 visitors in the school during this time. When you see the visiting team members (they will be wearing green lanyards) in the school, please do make them feel welcome.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Assembly ‘What is a Caring Global Citizen?’

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This week we continued to talk about what makes a Caring Global Citizen at Glenealy School. Ask your child about it.

This focus tied in well with the current learning that is taking place in Year 6 through their Exhibition process.

This is an important and significant Unit of Inquiry that encompasses all of their learning within the Primary Years Programme (PYP) IB. Over the last week the Year 6 students have begun taking action, both within and outside of the school.

This has included working alongside pre-schoolers at Hillside Kindergarten, doing a Kindness Walk and giving food to the homeless in Mong Kok and being Fitness Gurus in the playground to get us all energised before school!

Another interesting initiative has been students who have chosen to take action by living without their helper for a week!

We are encouraging all of the children in assembly to take action in any small way they can, e.g. being nice to a friend, showing empathy, saying no to plastics, saying thank you, doing chores at home etc. You can help encourage your child to do something small to make a difference too.

How do we describe a Caring Global Citizen at Glenealy? Here’s the definition we all came up with.

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Site Staff Vacancy

We are looking for a cleaner/caretaker to work alongside our site staff team here at Glenealy. The job information can be found on our website. If you know of someone who might be interested, please ask them to contact Pam Stanley in the school office or via email

Have a great rest of your week.

Kind Regards


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Dates for your Diary

Sunday 3rd March - Friday 8th March

CIS and IB Team Evaluation Visit

Wednesday 13th March

Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisations

Friday 22nd March

Glenealy's Got Talent show 2:00 pm

Tuesday 26th March

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

Thursday 4th April

ESF Choral Concert- Queen Elizabeth Stadium

Friday 5th April

Ching Ming Festival-school closed

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

Monday 13th May

Day following Buddha's Birthday- school closed

Kid Power Programme

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UNICEF Kids Power band - Update

You should have received an e-mail giving details of the distribution, usage and settings of the Kid Power Bands yesterday from school.

Just in case you missed reading it, you may find the contents of the e-mail here.

For those parents who have responded after the extended January 31st deadline, we will try to arrange it, but do need some time to organise it. Please contact me directly on: if you need any more information on this and I will get back to you in due course.

In the meantime: keep stepping!

Warm Regards

Andy Pattison.

Lost Property

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

Can all parents or 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.

ESF Chinese Talent Show

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The ESF Chinese Talent Show is back in May 2019! The show is a perfect platform for primary and secondary school students to demonstrate their interest and achievement in learning Chinese. It helps strengthen schools' Chinese programme, enhances their understanding of Chinese culture and builds friendships among participating students and schools. Please go to this website for more details and to register

ESF Centre.

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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Glenealy Globe

An ordinary hero doing an extraordinary thing. Read more from the Marvellous Media Mavericks column in The Hall of Fame.

Extra Curricular Activities Term 2 2018-19

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Michelle - 6020 5476


Namrata Bindra -3107 8810


  • 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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  • THE CLASSROOM BY MG (Litteracy)

Mary Godridge - 9103 4378



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  • APPDEV-X (Coding)

  • 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