6 Jan 2017

CWBS Newsletter – Friday 6 January 2017

 Principal’s News   Diary Dates News From The Medical Room News From Library Student Council Events CWBS Healthy Eating Policy Coffee Morning Green Week Student Achievements  Adverts   Disclaimer  

Principal’s News

Dear Parents,

Welcome back for the beginning of term 2. I hope all families had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year break. We welcome Julie Lee (5J) and Sofia Hession (5G), new students who are joining CWBS this term. I would also like to welcome back Ms Emma Watkins who is returning from maternity leave to teach year 3W.

Christmas Music Concert

Our annual Christmas Music Concert staged on Tuesday 6 December was a great success. All the groups performing did a wonderful job, especially given that some had only been together and practising for a few weeks. Well done to our Chinese drummers, the Ukulele ensemble, the xylophone group and the junior and senior choirs. Thanks to all the staff involved on the night and particularly the teachers working with the performance groups, including Heidi Cooke and Natasha Yuan with the Junior Choir and Carmen Lam and of course, Ryan Broderson with the senior choir and the ukulele and xylophone groups. Thanks to the PTA for hosting ‘Christmas cheer’ afterwards and special thanks to Park ‘n’ Shop for donating the mince pies. 

Feeding Hong Kong

Thank you to all families who supported the tinned food drive for ‘Feeding Hong Kong’. A total of 111.07 kg equivalent to 264 meals was donated. The food was redistributed to their partner charities, all of whom are registered non-profit organisations working with underprivileged individuals in Hong Kong.  We received a very nice certificate of thanks from Feeding Hong Kong.

Crazy Hair Day

Crazy hair day at the end of last term was also a big success with many very way out hair styles.  A total of $11,594.00 was raised to support Mission Possible and the charity work they do in constructing and maintaining schools in rural Cambodia.

ISA – International Schools Assessment

In term 1, Year 4-6 students across ESF sat the International Standardised Assessment (ISA). The assessment provides a snapshot of a child’s learning in a range of mathematical and literacy areas. The results from this assessment have been sent to us and we are currently uploading them to Gateway for parents to access. Parents will be sent an email next week explaining how they can access the results of the assessment through Gateway.

Year 1 Interviews for 2017/18

Interviews for year 1 students who will start school next year in 2017/18 were commenced this week. From the 260 applications received we will Initially interview 160 students to fill the 120 places that we have available for year 1. The interviews are being conducted over the next three weeks leading up to Chinese New Year. Letters will be sent home advising the outcome of interviews and offering enrolment places from 16 February 2017.

Chris Hamilton

Principal

Diary Dates

Wednesday 11 January

Year 5 Science Museum Trip
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Friday 13 January

Year 6 NGO Agents of Change Day at Kowloon Junior School

Year 1-3 Assembly (Year 2 hosting)

Friday 20 January

Year 4-6 Assembly (Year 5 hosting)

Year 3 & 4 Social 6.00-7.30pm

Thursday 26 January

CNY Assembly 9.00-10.00am

News From The Medical Room

Immunisations

The Department of Health is offering the diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactive polio virus immunisation (DTaP-IPV) to our Year 1 students on Wednesday 15 March 2017. Forms will be sent out on Friday 10 February.

This immunisation will be offered to Year 6 students later in the school year.

Nurse@cwbs.edu.hk

Please remember to inform the School Nurse if your child is absent due to illness. Many childhood illnesses such as chicken pox, HFMD, Scarlett fever, conjunctivitis are highly contagious and have recommended exclusion periods from school to protect all students. Please note exclusion periods as below. These are important and based on Department of Health guidelines.

** Please remind your child to sign in at the office if they arrive at school after 0830hrs and remember to sign them out if they leave before the end of the school day.

News From Library

THE HONG KONG YOUNG WRITERS AWARDS 2017 COMPETITION NOMINEES

Thank you to all students who have worked hard on a piece of writing or drawing artwork for the 2017 Hong Kong Young Writers Award.

Congratulations to these students who have had their entries submitted.

 

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Terese Yan 6M

Isabella Jiang 6M

Rou Zhao 5J

Mohini Damodaran 4W

Angela Shi 4T

Edward Zhu 6J

Khrish Butani 4W

Annabel Brown 6J

Adele Li 5B

Kyra Wan 5M

Sophia Yu 4C

Alexia Chabrie 5J

We wish them all the best in the competition.

Thank you again to all other students who entered this year. All entries will be compiled into a Clearwater Bay Story Writing Book.

Mrs Barwell and Mrs Harris

Student Council Events

Crazy Hair Day

On 2 December, Student Council hosted a crazy hair day at CWBS. Students from each class were chosen to be the winners for their crazy hair. We raised $11, 594 for Mission Possible. We saw lots of crazy hair styles, like a unicorn, a waterfall, hair spray and pig tails. Everyone had so much fun looking at the crazy hair styles. Well done and thank you CWBS.

JCSR Christmas Concert

On 8 December, Student Council went to Sarah Roe Jockey Club School to watch their Christmas Play “Giraffes Can’t Dance”. It was about a giraffe called Jerald who couldn’t dance. During the play the JCSR students danced phenomenally and tried extremely hard. They put on a great show and we will always remember the humorous acts and the amount of effort they put in.

Year 5 and 6 Student Council

CWBS Healthy Eating Policy Coffee Morning

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Green Week

Green Week 6-10 March, 2017 – Request for Ideas

As well as being environmentally aware as much as we can, here at CWBS we always have one week in the year when we really focus our attention on green issues. This year, it will take place from 6-10 March.

We are planning to repeat some of the very popular activities such as the nature photo competition and the palm sugar bake off, but we are also looking for new ideas. Please contact me if you have any suggestions for activities. Perhaps you have something you are passionate about and would like to share with the children, or an art activity that uses recycled materials. All your ideas will be gratefully received!

Best wishes,

Justine Taylor

Environmental Coordinator

Student Achievements

On 18 December 2016, Aidan Leung (6R) participated in the 2016 Hong Kong Poomsae Competition, he won the gold medal in the men’s 10 to 11 years old division, set poomsae Taegeuk 7. It was the Hong Kong Annual Taekwondo Poomsae Competition organised by the Hong Kong Taekwondo Association. Aidan also won a silver medal in the Hong Kong Boys’ Taekwondo Competition 2016 (Sparring) in October 2016. Well done, Aidan!


Julius Zhu (2H) spent his Christmas holiday with the kids in orphanages in Zhaotong, Yunnan province in China. His family brought lots of presents for the kids. They played with them, taught them some games and read stories together. Julius also taught them to sing Christmas songs and make Christmas tree crafts which he learnt at CWBS. They liked the Christmas tree decorations very much! It was such a wonderful experience for him. Well done, Julius!


On 3 December, Poppy Worthington (3W) won 5 medals (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in the ESF swimming gala. She also won the “Best Team Player” award in her netball team in the Netta’s Netball Competition. Well done, Poppy!

Adverts

“Hands On Handwriting”

New courses for January 2017 at CWBS: Term 2 academic year 2016/17hoh1

Monday Workshops:      2:45 – 3:45 pm

Years 2-4 :          ‘Building Handwriting Confidence’  (letter formation/ joining/spacing and layout ).

Students will continue to reinforce the basic skills with individual guidance in developing neat handwriting and presentation. Each student will have an HOH booklet for home practice. Lots of ‘Hands On’ practical work with different media, textured surfaces and a variety of sensory experiences to encourage everyone to write confidently.

Wednesday Workshops :  2:45 – 3:45 pm

Years 3 – 6:           ‘Handwriting and Journaling.’

Students will create handwritten and illustrated journal pages to showcase neat, cursive writing, and /or clear printing, combined with their own creative writing input. Some fun elements with printing and designing to challenge the imagination.

Includes revision of essential skills and, for more confident students, writing with calligraphy pens.

Starting: January -March 2017 TBC but in line with CWBS calendar

Workshop courses run for 9 weeks: Course fees $2,700

For all enquiries and to reserve a place please contact Mrs Rose Godfrey:

Email: roseofengland88@gmail.com         Phone: 90177533




 

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Disclaimer

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