1 Jun 2018

CWBS Newsletter – Friday 1 June

Principal’s News   Diary Dates Learning Technology Green News Library News Impact HKStudents’ Achievements  Adverts   Disclaimer

Principal’s News

Dear parents

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.

Chris Hamilton


Diary Dates

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

Learning Technology


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’.


Green News

Please look at the Masarang Foundation for a report on CWBS support.
Recycling Collection Day – Saturday 2 June.
For Sai Kung residents, don’t forget that Friends of Sai Kung will have their recycling collection tomorrow in Sai Kung Square from 10am-1pm.


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.  

jo.cadman@cwbs.edu.hk      justine.taylor@cwbs.edu.hk

Library News

Due to the Library Refurbishment coming soon, the Library resources have to be organised and packed up, therefore all library books must be returned next week 4th-8th June.  Many thanks for your support.
Heifer Read to Feed 
Students were very busy this week with making and selling crafts and bakery items for the Heifer Fundraising Sale.  The whole school community had an opportunity to buy a variety of nut free cakes, cookies etc and craft items ie: origami, book marks, bracelets etc.  All proceeds will go towards the Heifer Read to Feed charity helping villages in Liangshan, Sichuan, China.
Thank you to all the students and parents who supported the Heifer Fundraising Sale yesterday.
We are very happy to announce that our students raised a whopping $11,777.00 for the Heifer Read to Feed charity and it is a great indicator of our student learner agency, showing empowerment, ownership and applying their skills to try to make a difference.
The Heifer Read to Feed program will finish on the 15th June.  All donations must be in by this date.

Impact HK

On June 6th the student council will be holding a Pyjama day to raise money for Impact HK. Impact HK is an organisation which strives to support the homeless in Hong Kong with kindness and empowers them for change. To support this organisation we ask you to donate $20 and wear your favourite Pyjamas to school. Thank you for your support.

Students’ Achievements

On Wednesday the CWBS Cricket team played the annual HK Cricket Tournament at King’s Park. The team performed incredibly well. In the heat they bowled, batted and fielded superbly. They encouraged each other throughout the day and as a result our cricket team won the HK Cricket Tournament Plate. Well done boys!
Jayden (2C) and his cousin had supported Oxfam’s “grain selling” charity event this past Sunday. The event  was aimed at supporting fair trade farming. Well done boys
Alicia Lortz (2M) attended the 2018 Little Musical Philanthropists Competition. After the preliminary contest, she entered the final and attained Champion in piano JI class. One goal of the competition is to raise money for Autism Partnership Foundation. Well done Alicia.

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!!



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