28 Feb 2020

CWBS Newsletter – Friday 28 February

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Principal’s News

Dear Parents

Update on distance learning

You will have heard during the week that the Hong Kong Government has once again extended the Suspension of Classes in Schools until after the Easter break, with classes now scheduled to resume on Monday 20 April.  

Given that we have completed 4 weeks of distance learning and are now facing a further five weeks until the Easter break we thought it timely to collect your views and feedback on the distance learning provided so far.  This information will help us to refine, develop and improve what we offer to students over the next 5 weeks. We have created a survey questionnaire to do this and it would be appreciated if you could find a few minutes to give us your feedback on the following link.   https://forms.gle/19sE2iDj7vaqmXveA

Distance learning student work samples 

Writing in Year 1 – Our Year 1 students are continuing to practice their writing at home. Recount writing about weekends and what they know about materials has been a focus.

Mindful art with Year 2 – Our Year two students were able to show their creative side and express themselves through art.  Students received step by step instructions through Seesaw and uploaded their final artwork to their portfolio

Reflections of check out discussions using SeeSaw – Our Year 2 students have been checking out. This week they reflected on what they have learnt during their current unit of inquiry “Sharing The Planet”.

Year 3 students have been inquiring into Forces and share their understanding of buoyancy.

Year 4 students demonstrated their understanding of community facilities that reflect human needs.

Work by Gaile 4R

Year 5 students have been learning how to write instructions

Working from Spain, Livy 5R, has been able to demonstrate her learning.

Year 6 students inquired into angles in visual art

Work by Siya 6M


Wellbeing is always a focus for our students and staff and also for you as parents. Given the challenging times we all find ourselves in, the big changes in school and family routines, along with the uncertainty surrounding the current events, the changes can impact on wellbeing. Below are some links and articles you may find valuable. 

The Five Ways to Wellbeing. These are five simple actions that help people, big and small, find balance, build resilience and boost mental health and wellbeing. 

  • Connect – talk and listen, be there, feel connected
  • Be active – do what you can, enjoy what you do, move your mood
  • Take notice – remember the simple things that give you joy
  • Keep learning – embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself
  • Give – your time, your words, your presence

Further information can be found on the following link: About the five ways to wellbeing

Supporting Children Through the Current Health Crisis – An article that includes tips on taking care of yourself as well as tips on supporting your child.

Taking Care of Your Family During Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks – Information from the Centre for the Study of Traumatic Stress. The paragraph on the ways to involve your children in family health care you may find particularly helpful. 

As wellbeing has been a focus for our students during this period, the IN team has been facilitating the Fun Friends and Friend for Life programmes in order to support students as they navigate their feelings and emotions at this time. The feedback from students and families has been very positive.  Keeping the structure and familiarity of the lessons the same as ‘normal’ has helped students maintain routines and continue to foster peer and teacher relationships during an unusual and somewhat unstable time for all. As a whole staff we are very aware of supporting student’s resilience building skills and giving them tools and strategies for managing the different situations they are encountering with distance learning, and navigating the current environment in Hong Kong. 

Collecting resources

Our Friday collection of resources has been working quite well with parents coming in to collect workbooks and English and Chinese home readers.   This week Mr Craig also set up a borrowing system for sports equipment related to the PE distance learning set for each year level. We intend to continue this system with parents able to collect resources and change books every Friday from 8.00am-10.00am and 2.00-3.00pm.

Chris Hamilton


Diary Dates

Fridays in March       Resource collection 8.00am – 10.00am & 2.00-3.00pm

Monday April 20       Scheduled date for classes to resume in schools.




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