8 Jun 2018

Hillside Newsletter 8 June 2018

Hillside Kindergarten’s latest newsletter available to read now. Find out the latest news from around the school and upcoming events.

Important Dates

Click HERE for the Full Hillside Calendar and instructions to subscribe.

 12-13 June  K2 Graduation (Please see schedule below)
 12-13 June  K2 Peak Trip (Please refer to earlier email for details)
 18 June  Public Holiday
 28 June  Last Day of School
 29 June  School Closed for Children – Professional Development Day
 15 August  First Day of School
Principal’s Message

Dear Parents

As we come to the end of the school year, it is always amazing to take a little time and reflect on how far the children have come (both academically and socially) in addition to how much they have physically grown since we commenced school last August. With only a few weeks remaining in the school year, we would like to remind parents to sign-up for your last opportunity to be a parent volunteer this academic year. Please sign-up HERE.

Of course, with our graduation/leaving ceremony just around the corner, the K2 children have been working hard to learn new songs and prepare for this important event that will be held next week. Please see the schedule below for details, and free feel to contact your child’s teacher should you require any clarification.

For all the K2 families moving onto Y1 and any K1 families leaving Hillside at the end of this academic year, please do take the time to revisit and download your child’s ePortfolio. Please spend some time together with your child to look through all the work they have done over the year and let them tell you all about it. There is a download button (document icon) on the right-hand side that allows you to download the entire ePortfolio as a PDF. You can access your child’s ePortfolio HERE.

Thank you to those of you who have attended the Bringing Active Learning Home and the Wellbeing for Early Years (Friendship, Resilience and transitions) parent session last week.

At Hillside we value the development of a positive partnership between home and school, and we know that this is an overall important factor in ensuring the children’s success. For those that were unable to attend the workshops, please click HERE to access the presentations for your information.

Hillside K2 Leavers’ Ceremony – NEXT WEEK!!

K2 Leaving Celebration Arrangements
(Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th June 2018)

  • All K2 Leaving Ceremonies will take place in your children’s regular K2 classrooms at Hillside International Kindergarten, 43B Stubbs Road, Hong Kong.
  • Children should come to school as normal and be wearing the Hillside Uniform for this event.
  • Due to space and seating limitations, it would be appreciated if each child were accompanied by only (2) adult family members for this event.
  • Please be reminded that we are unable to provide parking.
  • At the conclusion of the Leaving Celebration, you may wish to take your child. If you do so, please ensure that you inform the class teacher.
  • Children not going home with parents will remain at school and go home as per their usual arrangements.
Tues 12th June 2018 Wed 13th June 2018
Gecko AM + Tiger AM
9:30-10:30am
Dragon AM + Turtle AM
9:30-10:30am
Gecko PM + Tiger PM
1:15-2:15pm
 Dragon PM + Turtle PM
1:15-2:15pm
Year 1 ESF Primary Admissions (for the 2019/20 Academic Year) – SAVE THE DATE!!

We will facilitate an information session for kindergarten parents to explain the ESF Year 1 Application and Admissions Process. This will take place at ESF Centre (25/F Fortis Centre, 1063 King’s Road, Quarry Bay) on Wednesday 29 August 2018, from 6-7.30pm.

The ESF application lodging period takes place between the 1st and 30th September each year. For further information on the current process, you can visit the ESF website. http://www.esf.edu.hk/admissions-policy

Sun Protection and Outdoor Play – ‘No Hat – No Play’

With the start of the very hot weather season in Hong Kong its important to re-visit our ‘No Hat – No Play’ Sun Protection policy that we have at Hillside.

Children must have a kindergarten uniform sun hat to wear when they play outside or are engaged in kindergarten excursions/outdoor events.

Hats are essential every day, and therefore should be accessible in your child’s school bag. Mosquito repellent at this time of year is also highly recommended due to the location of our kindergarten.

Please note that we follow the advice/guidelines provided by the EDB/HK Observatory in regards to hot weather warnings. If it is too hot for outdoor play, our teachers will be advised, and indoor play will be rearranged to accommodate the closure of the outdoor play stations.

Payment of Advance Fees for Returning Children

For current K1 children returning in K2, you should have received an email outlining the details of payment for advance fees. The advance fees will be debited from your designated bank account on 1 August 2018 and will be used to offset September 2018 school fees. Please see the following link for details http://www.esf.edu.hk/2018/05/11/advance-fees-2018-19-hillside/
Have a wonderful weekend!

Kind Regards
Chris
Principal

Class Blogs

Please click on the links below to visit our class blogs on the Hillside Learning Hub for your child’s latest class news and photo gallery. Please contact kinder@hillside.edu.hk if you cannot access the Learning Hub.

Dolphin Dragon
Frog Gecko
Monkey TigerAM    TigerPM
Panda Turtle
Chinese
Parent Volunteer Sign-up

Inspiring Futures

Data Privacy The information we collect from you is in accordance with the ESF Personal Data Handling Policy and its related Personal Information Collection Statements (“PICS”). Our PICS statement is available online. http://www.esf.edu.hk/privacy

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