9 Dec 2016

PTA Newsletter – Friday 9 December 2016

Staff Appreciation Lunch    Christmas Carol Concert Events in January & February PTA News School Buses Lost Property  Books  PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours Adverts Disclaimer

Staff Appreciation Lunch

A big thank you to Emma Linnitt for organising the lunch again and to Olivia Morley, Karen Gibson and Amy Shroff for helping her. In addition, thank you to all the parents who kindly donated a dish on the day itself. The teachers and support staff had a delicious lunch, it is a great way to say thank you to them for all their hard work. If you donated some food please remember to call into the PTA office on Monday and collect your dish or container.

Christmas Carol Concert

We hope you enjoyed the Christmas carol concert on Tuesday. Thank you to all those who helped-out preparing and serving the drinks and snacks.We had a very generous donation of mince pies, hot chocolate, milk and cookies from ParknShop for this event. We raised $7000 for Operation Santa Claus. This is an annual charity campaign, which aims to support the needy in Hong Kong and beyond, inspiring hope, and funding life-enhancing transformations through different projects.

Events in January & February

20 January – Year 3 & 4 Social, 6 – 7:30pm

7 February – Sausage Sizzle

17 February – Year 5 & 6 Disco

24 February – Family Bingo Evening

PTA News

Nicky Anderson will sadly be leaving the PTA office this term. We would like to say a huge thank you to Nicky for all her support over the last year and a half, she will be missed and we wish her all the best for the future. We are delighted that Kerensa Heywood, who has been working with the PTA for several years, will be able to take over Nicky’s role in the PTA office.Apologies for the delay getting membership cards to you. We are waiting on a few final details and should have these to you early next term. In the meantime, if your company would like to offer a discount to CWBS parents then there are still one or two spots available – please contact the PTA office.

School Buses

If your child goes on a bus, please talk to them before the start of term about the rules and expectations for whilst they are on the bus. Please encourage them to behave in a respectful way and listen to the bus staff. Support the bus staff by reminding your children to remain seated and wear their seatbelt at all times for their safety.  Please also remember to inform bus staff if your child is sick or will not be on the bus for any reason and write a note in the school diary for any changes to going home arrangements.

Lost Property

There is a lot of lost property, including many unnamed water bottles and snack boxes. On Tuesday anything unclaimed and unnamed will be recycled. If your child has lost something, please ask them to carefully check the white boxes and unnamed items by the PTA office on MONDAY 12 December. Please review all items of clothing, lunch boxes, snack boxes and water bottles over the holidays and renew the labels before returning to school in January. If you purchase second hand uniform, make sure the name of the previous owner is properly removed. Properly labelled items are sorted and returned to the classes. Please explain to your children that they should not borrow items from the lost property boxes as this causes problems for the owner when they come to look for their items.


There are a few remaining boxes of second hand books if anyone is able to take and donate these please contact the PTA office.

PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Next term the PTA office will open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:15am – 2:45pm and will be closed on Wednesdays. The uniform shop opens on Mondays from 8am – 4pm.  Parents are always welcome in the PTA Office, we have stationery items and second hand uniform for sale and tea and coffee, so please pop in anytime you are in school.


“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


Festive Snowman Baking Workshop

Let’s have some Christmas fun and bake/decorate 4 snowmen cake pop/cupcakes.

Date:      Saturday, 10th December
Time:     10:00AM-12:00PM
Cost:      $480/child (includes baking supplies for in class, take home box and recipe)
Venue:   Hayfever Studio (The Flower Market) 1/F, 62 Flower Market Road, Mongkok

Contact:  info@flourgirl.org or www.facebook.com/flourhk


Ms. Lan Hee Hong is a fully qualified teacher and also a cake designer. For more information, please see the attached brochure and enrollment formTo reserve a place or arrange for a trial class, please email Ms. Hong at flourhk@hotmail.com

Watch the Junior Bakers in action: https://youtu.be/vOUuKWhIXms







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