29 Nov 2019

CWBS Newsletter – Friday 29 November

Principal’s News Diary Dates Winter Concert Impact HK Student Achievements Adverts  Disclaimer

Principal’s News

Dear parents


Our Year 5 camp is planned to go ahead next week from Tuesday to Thursday at Treasure Island on Lantau.    We certainly hope for fine weather so students can participate in the usual range of activities, including surfing, raft building and beach activities.  The weather is obviously a little cooler than 3 weeks ago but we have been assured by Treasure Island staff that the water temperature is still acceptable, though we will obviously monitor weather conditions on the day and decide accordingly.    


Year 3 excursion to Sheung Yiu Folk Museum

As part of the unit  ‘Where we are in place and time’ the rescheduled Year 3 trip to the Sheung Yiu Folk Museum went ahead on Wednesday 27th  in perfect weather.   Students enjoyed the 20 minute walk in to the village from the Country Park entrance.  On arrival at the former Wong family house they were treated to an informative talk by Mr Wong, a volunteer interpretative guide.   Students also had time to explore each of the various rooms containing a range of artefacts and informative displays. 

Box of Hope


Students in 5J recently coordinated the collection of Christmas gift boxes for ‘Box of Hope’.  This is a registered charity that collects Christmas gift boxes to donate to orphans and less privileged children throughout asia.   This year, in spite of the suspension of classes for several days, we collected 220 boxes.  Well done CWBS and thanks to 5J and Ms Craggs.







Winter concert arrangements

We have had to change our plans for the end of term winter concerts due to the recent suspension of classes.  Some of the performance groups have not had sufficient rehearsal time to be able to present multiple items at an evening winter concert, so we have cancelled this event.  Instead the groups that do have at least one item ready to perform will join our Christmas concert on Thursday 12 December from 8.45am-9.45am on the downstairs playground.  This Christmas concert will include  Year 1 and Year 2 choral performing as well as an item or two from the Junior and Senior Choirs and the Chinese drumming group and orchestra.  Parents are most welcome to join us to enjoy the performances.



 Students’ mid year written reports will be available online from Wednesday 11 December.   ESF have moved our reports from the Parent Gateway to a new online platform his year.  Further details will be forthcoming in the near future.


Staffing update

We have filled two positions for the next school year 2020-21, where staff gave early notice of their intention to leave.   Ms Wendy Egan is returning home to Australia for family reasons and her position as Literacy & Numeracy Coach / PYP coordinator for Years 4-6 is being taken by Ms Helen Read who is a current Year 4 teacher at the school.  Ms Angela Barwell our long serving librarian is also returning to the UK at the end of the year and Ms Janine Hudson has accepted the position as our new teacher librarian.  Janine is currently Head of library Services at St Stanislaus College in Bathurst, Australia.

The recruitment process to find a new principal for the next academic year was conducted from Monday 18 – Wednesday 20th November with the final 3 candidates visiting the school on Tuesday 19th November.  They met with separate panels of teachers, support staff, the Senior Leadership Team and parents.  Each candidate also gave a community presentation in the afternoon on the topic CWBS 2025.   Following a final interview on Wednesday 20 at ESFC,  Mr Michael Dewey , the current Vice Principal at Quarry Bay School has been appointed to the position commencing in the next academic year, from August 2020.


Chris Hamilton


Diary Dates

Tues 3 – Thurs 5 Dec             Year 5 camp at Treasure Island, Lantau

Tues 3 Dec                             Year 2J learning journey 8.45am-9.45am

Weds 4 Dec                            Year 2G learning journey 8.45am-9.45am

Thurs 5 Dec                            Year 2W learning journey 8.45am – 9.45am

Frid 6 Dec                               Year 2M learning journey 8.45am-9.45am

Fri 6 Dec                                 Flu Vaccination Program – 2nd round follow up if needed

Fri 6 Dec                                 Year 1-3 Assembly (Year 1 hosting)

Weds 11 Dec                          Years 4-6 class parties

Thurs 12 Dec                          Year 1-3 class parties

Thurs 12 Dec                          Christmas concert 8.45-9.45am.  Parents welcome to attend.

Fri 13 Dec                               Last day of term 1.  Full day school ends at 2.35pm

Mon 6 Jan                               First day of term 2.

Winter Concert 

Dear Parents,

You are cordially invited to attend the CWBS Winter Concert on Thursday 12 December from 8:45am-9:45am featuring Y1 Choral, Y2 Choral, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Chinese Drumming and Orchestra. The concert will be held on the ground floor playground. All parents are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there for some Christmas cheers!

Impact HK 

The Student Council team would like to say a huge thank you to the Clearwater Bay School community for all your donations towards helping ImpactHK. We are proud to announce that we collected a large amount of supplies for the homeless, thank you for making a difference to those less fortunate.

Thank you for all your support,

Ms Schwan and the Student Council Team

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