Primary Update

February 15

Welcome back from CNY break....

I hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable Chinese New Year and made the most of this beautiful weather in Hong Kong. I look forward to seeing everyone back at school tomorrow.


It is my pleasure to announce that after interviewing a very strong field of candidates we have successfully filled the positions left by Christian, Carolyn and Tommy.

We have appointed the following staff who will begin with us at DC in their new roles tomorrow.

  • Michelle Jones will take up the position of EA in 2 LRO.

  • Maren Williams who has been an EA in 3CTA for the past 6 months will be moving to her new role as an EA in LDT.

  • Ian Urqhuart, who most of you already know, will join 3 CTA on a permanent basis after his work as a supply EA within our school for the 1st half of the year.

  • Karina Cann will be a welcomed addition to the Primary office as the PA to the Head of Primary.

Congratulations to all the new staff members and we look forward to working with you at DC.

Other staffing news:

Claire Nichols will be completing her final practicum teaching at Clearwater Bay School for the next six weeks. She will be replaced by Erin Maj for this period of time in Year 5.

3 Way Conferences

Can I please congratulate everyone on a highly successful 3 Way Conference in the week before CNY. Many parents commented on the positive experience they had meeting with their child and his/her teachers.

As with all things we do, it is important to gather feedback on the process to ensure we can make it as successful as possible. The first Wednesday back is a Team leaders meeting where we will be discussing future conferences. I would like for teams to feedback positives and areas for improvement to their respective Team Leaders, SST's to Leanne and Chinese to Debbie to enable us to have a discussion about future 3 Way conference experiences.

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Week in Action..

This Week.... week beginning 15 January

Monday 15 February: Staff Meeting (Maths) Refer to Lyn's email re: Rich Tasks

Wednesday 17 February: Team Leaders


School Photos as per schedule all week.

Tuesday 16 February: Year 6 Field Trip

Thursday 18 February: Year 5 & 6 Touch Rugby Day (Selected Students)

Next Week..... week beginning 22 February

Monday 22 February: Staff Meeting (Visible Learning)

Wednesday 24 February: Collaborative Planning


School Photos as per schedule all week.

Friday 26 February: Basketball Year 5 & 6 (Selected Students)