1 Nov 2019

CWBS Newsletter – Friday 1 November

Principal’s News Diary Dates Medical News CWBS Office News Library News PTA Fair Reminders Box of Hope The Pink Walk Adverts  Disclaimer

Principal’s News

Dear parents

School Fair – Tomorrow Saturday 2 Nov 12.00pm-4.00pm

Final preparations and setup are underway for our school fair tomorrow starting from 12 noon and finishing by 4.00pm.  This event is undoubtedly the biggest event on the school calendar, so do come along and support the PTA and school by helping out or participating in the many activities on offer.   There will be numerous student performances on the central stage as well as the usual range of food, drink and commercial stalls as well as games, activities and entertainment for students.   It is always a great opportunity to catch up with other members of the school community, either friends or acquaintances so fingers crossed for great weather and a great time for all.

Diwali – rangoli drawing

In the lead up to Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, which took place last weekend we were pleased to have Ms Meena Chainrai come in last Friday and work with all of the year 3 classes to produce a wonderful rangoli chalk drawing to highlight and celebrate this important festival for our Indian students and families.

Year 4 Learning Journey

All students in Year 4 proudly shared their learning with their families on Friday 25 October.  At the completion of their Sharing the Planet unit of inquiry, students were confident and knowledgeable when demonstrating their understanding of the central idea “Living things share, compete and impact upon their environment.”  Through a performance in the hall followed by displays in the classrooms, parents and guests were informed about the ways in which living things adapt to their environment, the interdependence within ecosystems and the impact that humans have on the environment.  The depth of conceptual understanding and scientific knowledge was clear to see, as well as the development of skills such as drawing and writing.  Feedback from parents, students and staff has been unanimously positive.  Many thanks to parents and guests for taking the time to support the Year 4 learning journey, and to the teachers and EAs who worked tirelessly to make it possible.  Congratulations Year 4 students!

Year 5 makers day

The Year 5s had an industrious time during their makerspace workshops over the last few weeks. Various workshops were on offer including sewing, woodwork, knitting, embroidery, crossstitch, joining, paper cutting and weaving. It was a great start to our market day unit, we were able to build up skills to prepare us for creating our products to sell next month.

Year 3 learning Journey

On Wednesday Year 3 shared their learning from their ‘How we express ourselves’ Unit of Inquiry with parents and relatives.  Following a short presentation in the hall to explain the central idea of the unit ‘how the arts inspire people to express feelings and ideas’, and show the different skills and techniques they had explored, the focus turned to the classrooms where students set up to display their work and talk through their art works and the feelings and ideas expressed through them.  The quality of work produced by students was truly amazing and commented on by many parents.  Congratulations to all Year 3 students on their efforts and a big thank you to teachers and EAs for all their hard work supporting students for this event.

Student Council – Impact Hong Kong

From Wednesday, October 30th Student Council started collecting donations for Impact Hong Kong. If you have any of the following items, please bring them into school. The Student Council Team will be at the front gates collecting donations each morning from 8am – 8:20am.

We Need:

  • Mosquito Coils
  • Blankets
  • Adult T-Shirts (in good condition)
  • Sand Sanitizer
  • Running Shoes (in good condition)

Donations will conclude on Friday, November 15th.  


Chris Hamilton


Diary Dates

Saturday 2 Nov                      School Fair 12.00-4.00pm

Tuesday 5 Nov                       School Council meeting 4.45pm

Wednesday 6 Nov                  Year 5L trip to Hotel ICON

Monday 11 – Fri 15 Nov          Camp week 

Yrs 4r & 4 G Mon 11 – Weds 13, Bradbury Camp, Cheung Chau,

Year 6 Mon 11 – Friday 15, Outward Bound, Sai Kung.

Year 4E & 4H Weds 13 – Fri 15, Bradbury Camp at Cheung Chau.

Year 5  Weds 13 – Fri 15, Treasure Island Camp at Pui O on Lantau

Monday 11th Nov                      Years 1-3 Author visit – Roseanne Thong

Wednesday 13 Nov                   Year 3 trip to Sheng Yu Village

Thursday 14 Nov                       Year 1 immunisations

Monday 18 Nov                          Parent coffee morning – The Primary Years Program (PYP)

Friday 22 Nov                             Year 4-6 assembly 2.50pm (Year 6 hosting)

Medical News 

CWBS Office News 

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Library News 

On Monday 11th November, Roseanne Thong the award winning author, writer, and educator will be visiting us at CWBS for the Lower School Y1-Y3 students whilst the Upper school are on camp.  

Roseanne is a certified teacher of 18 years from kindergarten through to university level and has written children’s fiction, educational materials, pieces for newspapers, magazines and much more.

She has lived and worked in Guatemala, California, Taiwan, Vietnam and Hong Kong and her travels are certainly reflected in her writing.

The students will experience a presentation following themes in their inquiries and how to write like an author. 

Year 1    Reaching for the stars: Colours, Numbers, Shapes to support Maths. 

RED IS A DRAGON picture book in  preparation for the upcoming How We Express Ourselves (Celebrations) unit of  inquiry.

Year 2    How ideas become books NOODLE MAGIC picture book

Life of an author making connections with our current unit of inquiry How we express ourselves inquiry 

Year 3  Place based poetry in Hong Kong using the picture book GAI SEE.  Connecting to Y3 current unit of inquiry Where we are in place and time. Focusing in on  HK’s traditions and street markets.

PTA Fair Reminders 

The PTA  are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow from 12-4pm for a fun filled day at the rainforest fair. 
We would like to remind parents to please donate:
Cooked onions for the teachers BBQ
Cupcakes, cakes, cookies decorated or plain and savoury items to the kids cafe 
(delivered to yr 1 shared area between 9-11:00)
Please remember to bring along your reusable bags for your goodies.
Our silent auction is now live, Please get your bid on!!!
Parents please note, If you have pre purchased tickets your name will be on our gate entry list, no actual tickets are being issued as we are trying to save on paper! 
Please quote your child’s class and names.
You can also buy tickets for entry and the shows on the day. 
Lastly…. A very very big thankyou to the children for all of their decorations, they have done an amazing job!!

Box of Hope 

The Box of Hope Foundation collected 35,000 boxes from around Hong Kong last Christmas and CWBS collected over 300 boxes. Over the next few weeks we will be encouraging CWBS students to bring in a filled box.

For many years CWBS has collected Boxes for the Box of Hope foundation. This is our main charity which we support at Christmas time. This charity collects shoe boxes filled with essentials and other items for less fortunate children in parts of Asia.  We are encouraging the students to give generously and think about other children in the world. 

Thank you so much for all your support and please encourage your child to participate in this amazing cause. 
These are items that Must be included in the box.
Bar of soap
Toothbrush and toothpaste
notepad and pen/pencil
face cloth/small towel
fun(card games, puzzles)
active (ball, skipping rope)
something to love (toy)
Then fill up the box with extra items that will make a child smile
OTHER IDEAS– color pencils/pens, maths set,pencil sharpener,stickers,cutlery set, small plate/bowl,cup,sunglasses,necklace,calculator,wind up torch,hairbrush,hair ties, cars,dolls,wallet. 
Please remember when packing
  1. All items must be new
  2. No liquids or food
  3. Wrap the lid and shoe box separately- Do not seal the box

The Pink Walk 

Thirteen members of CWBS staff & students represented the whole school in the Pink Walk on Sunday 27th October at the Peak,  fundraising for the HK Breast Cancer Foundation who help people through a difficult time both during and after treatment as well as funding research in finding a cure for this life changing and sometimes devastating disease.
A total of $16,380 has been raised so far!
A pink walk donation box has been placed in the front office – any donations would be gratefully received!





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