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Parent information meetings – IB/CIS visit findings & future school directions
A big thank you to all the parents who attended either of the two meetings held this week to discuss the findings of the recent IB/CIS joint visit and put forward ideas and suggestions for our new school plan. The feedback provided and ideas and suggestions put forward by parents will be very helpful in setting our priorities and directions for the school over the next three years. We hope to have a draft of the new school plan available for comment by the end of this year or early in the new school year.
Heifer BIG bake sale
Well done to all students who took action to raise $11,700.00 to support ‘Heifer’ at the BIG bake sale at break time on Thursday morning! There were numerous ‘stalls’ selling a whole range of baked goods and craft items, only outnumbered by the lines of enthusiastic buyers. The funds raised support aid and development projects undertaken by Heifer in rural areas of of China. Heifer is a charity that CWBS has supported for the last 10 years by raising close to a million dollars in that time.
New Parent Representative on CWBS School Council.
I am pleased to announce that Ms Sujata Visaria is our new parent representative on the School Council. As the only nominee, Sujata was elected unopposed. Sujata has children in years 1 and 4 and lives + works on campus at HKUST.
Parent Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea
We will be holding a morning tea on Tuesday 19th June to thank all parents who have volunteered and helped in class, on excursions, as guest speakers or in numerous other ways across the school this year. Invites have been sent out but if you did not receive one for some reason and have helped in some way during the year you are most welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the front office so that we have an indication of numbers attending for catering.
Year 6 to Year parent coffee morning
The PTA will once again be hosting a Year 6 to Year 7 information session for parents next Wednesday 6th June from 8.30-9.30am in the multipurpose room on the first floor. Adele Brunner, a parent of both a KGV and CWBS Year 6 student will be presenting this session. This is always a very informative session and provides a great opportunity for parents to ask questions, share information and pick up some useful tips. All parents are most welcome to attend.
Monday 4 June PTA meeting 5.15pm
Wednesday 6 June Year 6 to Year 7 – parent coffee morning 8.30-9.30am
Friday 8th June Year 1-3 Assembly – Year 2 hosting 1.50pm
Wednesday 13th June School Council meeting 4.45pm
Friday 15th June Year 4-6 Assembly – Year 5 hosting 1.50pm
Monday 18th June Public Holiday – School closed
Tuesday 19th June Parent Volunteer thank you morning tea – 10.15-11.15am
Wednesday 20th June End of year music spectacular – 6.30 – 7.30pm
Student Portfolio & Seesaw Feedback
Thank you to the parents who completed the Student Portfolio & Seesaw Feedback Survey. We had 100 responses and almost all of these were very positive, along with a few questions!
Here is a summary of the results…
Based on the feedback we have received from the school community, teachers and students, we will continue to use Seesaw as our portfolio and journalling tool for at least the next two years.
Some answers to questions raised during the survey…
- Portfolios from students in Y1-Y5 will ‘roll over’ to their new class teacher. Year 6, and students leaving from other year groups will receive instructions on how to download the content from their portfolios.
- Both parents can create accounts to access the Seesaw journal. Please click here for more information.
- To zoom in on photographs in the app, parents should tap the image.
For more information about how we use technology at Clearwater Bay School, please check the ‘Learning Technology’ pages of the school website under ‘Learning at CWBS’.
SHARK FIN PROTEST
Organised by Wildaid, this protest takes place at Maxim’s Headquarters in Lai Chi Kok. We encourage any students interested in taking action to save our shark populations and protect our oceans to come along on Friday 8th June from 4pm to 6pm
Support sharks on World Ocean Day by taking part in a peaceful protest to encourage Maxim’s to stop selling shark fin soup in their restaurants around Hong Kong.
You can make your own posters to share your message about saving sharks. There will be shark costumes for you to wear whilst protesting.
To find out more about what this peaceful protest will involve, please watch this video of the April 21st protest that some of our students and teachers attended.
We hope to see many of our CWBS families get involved in this worthwhile campaign.
If you have any questions please email Mrs Jo Cadman or Mrs Justine Taylor.
Seven of our CWBS swimmers joined the HKSSF Sai Kung Inter-Primary Schools Swimming Competition on 25th Friday. They are Owen Wong (6C), Kyra Wan (6R), Peony Lee (6J), Sadie Casey (6M), Ginny Yuen (5M), Maria and Alissa Bisco De Alvarenga (6C and 4C). Altogether won 2 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze in individual events. Peony Lee broke one HKSSF All Hong Kong record in 50m Butterfly and two other Sai Kung records. She was also awarded the outstanding athlete of Sai Kung District.
Our only relay team (girls Grade B) finished the 4th out of 12 competing schools in 4x50m freestyle relay. We also brought back two group trophies as rewards of our achievements. Well done girls!!
PILOXING@ CWBS – Cardio fusion of Boxing, Pilates and Dance
Burn up to 1200 calories per hour
Improve cardiovascular ability.
Strengthen and lengthen muscles.
Improve balance and posture.
Suitable for Beginners and all levels…
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