31 May 2019

CWBS Newsletter – Friday 31 May

Principal’s News Diary Dates Library News CWBS Yearbook Staff Luncheon Student Achievements Adverts  Disclaimer

Principal’s News

Cricket Tournament

On Wednesday, 22 May, the CWBS cricket team travelled to King’s Park to participate in the HKPSSA Cricket Tournament. The team played exceptionally well throughout the day and came second overall. The boys are to be congratulated for their teamwork, positive attitude and sportsmanship. Well done and thank you to Tae Joon, Alfie, Pramit, Harman, Charlie and Oliver. Also a big thank you to Mr Mead for coaching and Mr Romano for helping out on the day.

 

Sai Kung Swimming Championships

On Friday, 24th of May, Chloe, Ginny, Hitomi and Jennifer participated in the Sai Kung District School Swimming Competition in Kwun Tong. There were over 15 schools competing. All of the schools had at least 30 people in their teams with CWBS beingthe only school that had 4 people in their team. Each person had the opportunity to swim in one or two individual events and a 4 x 50m freestyle relay race. The team received a trophy for coming 3rd overall in their age group. A fantastic effort! 

Our Year 5 team, which consisted of Eunice and Hernice, were also very successful placing them fourth in their age group. Congratulations to all our swimmers!

As a result of their success at the swim meet, Eunice and Chloe have been invited to compete in the Hong Kong Primary Schools Swimming Competition representing Sai Kung + CWBS. Special congratulations and good luck to you both!

 

ESF Art Exhibition

ESF have recently opened a new art exhibition called, ‘The Journey: An Exploration of Art’. The exhibition is a new initiative for ESF and showcases the artistic talents of students across all ESF Schools from ages 3 – 18 years, highlighting the way in which students grow and develop. The work of 10 of our students forms part of the exhibition. Congratulations to Justin 2B, Taarini 4E, Emma 6M, Siya 5K, Mahi 2J, Rossie 4T, Eleanor 2W, Hidemi 4L, Dhiraj 3S and Aisha 4T.

 

The exhibition is open to all with details below:

The Journey: An Exploration of Art

Exhibition Date: 24 May – 2 June 2019

Exhibition Hall: chi K11 art space, B2/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Time: 12 pm – 10 pm, daily

(Free admission, open to the public)

 

Approaches to Learning Parent Workshop

Through approaches to learning (ATL) in IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum and that support them in ‘learning how to learn’. On Thursday 30, parents attended an informative coffee morning led by Jo Cadman and Kathy Derrick that focused on developing a deeper understanding of the ATL skills; the what, why and how. This was the second time this workshop has been facilitated for parents. The ATL skills permeate the teaching and learning environment at CWBS and are as follows; thinking skills, communication skills, social skills, self-management skills and research skills.

For more information on the ATL skills please click on the following link: HERE

Through approaches to learning (ATL) in IB programmes, students develop skills that have relevance across the curriculum and that support them in ‘learning how to learn’. On Thursday 30, parents attended an informative coffee morning led by Jo Cadman and Kathy Derrick that focused on developing a deeper understanding of the ATL skills; the what, why and how. This was the second time this workshop has been facilitated for parents. The ATL skills permeate the teaching and learning environment at CWBS and are as follows; thinking skills, communication skills, social skills, self-management skills and research skills.

For more information on the ATL skills please click on the following link: HERE

Thank you to the parents for actively participating in the learning. We had a lot of fun!

 

Request for action from Year 3 – Nude Food

The students in Year 3 have been reducing plastic in their snacks over the last few weeks. They found out that at first they were using 24 pieces of packaging in each class at snack time. That is 120 pieces of packaging each week. If we multiply that by 24 classes at CWBS that is 2880 pieces of packaging each week! The students have been trying hard to reduce the amount of packaging they bring to school, and also wash and recycle the plastic that they do bring.

To help, please send fruit which has its own skin. Pack vegetables or cheese pieces. You can also make your own cookies or muffins to send for snack. Please help Y3 reduce plastic and packaging in our school. Thank you.

Kavya and Louis 3C

 

2019/20 Year 1 transition morning

It was an exciting day today as we welcomed 120 Year 1 students and their families to our CWBS community for our Year 1 transition morning. Our transition students met their teachers and EAs, spending an hour exploring their new learning spaces, listening to stories and painting. Parents attended an induction session in the hall. It was lovely to see so many familiar faces as well as seeing new CWBS faces. A warm welcome is extended to all our families. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Chinese paper folding and storytelling in the Learning Resource Centre

Friday lunch times in the Learning Resource Centre are full of language experiences. Students explore paper folding and storytelling in Chinese and a variety of other mother tongue languages with the help of our dedicated parent volunteers.

Thank you to all parents who have read stories and taken part in various activities. The students really enjoy their Fridays!

 

Student Council Charity Day: On Wednesday 12th June Student Council will be holding a charity day to support Impact HK. Impact HK supports the homeless of Hong Kong with kindness walks, housing and job creation for the homeless. We ask that you bring a $20 donation and wear a crazy outfit such as crazy hair, crazy shoes and crazy socks. Please wear shoes that cover your feet such as school shoes or trainers.


Diary Dates

Monday 3 June                  PTA  Meeting – 5:15pm

Thursday 6 June                No school for students – Staff professional development day

Friday 7 June                     Dragon Boat Festival – School is closed

Wednesday 12 June          School Council Meeting & School Council Meeting 

Thursday 13 June              PTA Y6 parent meeting for transition to Y7 – 1.30pm

Friday 14 June                    Family Bingo PTA – 6:30pm


Library News

HEIFER READ TO FEED PROJECT AT CWBS
The children are getting very excited about the sums of money coming in for the villages of Longhua county of Hebei Province in China. Heifer Read to Feed project allows students to take action by reading and other activities ie: Bake Sales, Garage Sales etc to raise money for communities less fortunate than themselves.Please note: all donations must be given into the teacher or Librarian by Friday 21st June.  We  thank you for helping your child with the support in their reading and also to enable them to make a difference in the world.

HEIFER CRAFT & BAKE SALE

Please note that the CWBS Heifer Read to Feed Craft & Bake Sale will be held for all students to attend on Wednesday 5th June lunchtime.  The items will be $5 and $10 and all proceeds will go to the Heifer Read to Feed charity project.  All students wishing to buy nut free bake items and crafts should bring no more than $50 in a named recycled envelope.

Many thanks to all parents and students who have worked hard in producing craft and bake items for their tables.

BOOK AUTHOR ELLEN LEOU (LULU THE CAT) ORDERS
If you have order any books from Ellen Leou our Book Week book author – they will have been sent home on Friday in your child’s book bag.  If she/he didn’t have a book bag at school they will be sent home later when a book bag is available for protection.  Any queries please contact Big Good Company .  Tel: 60809631        email: biggoodcompany@gmail.com

CWBS Yearbook 


Staff Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, 18th June 2019
This is a great opportunity for parents to show their appreciation and thanks to all the teaching, admin and cleaning staff for all their hard work.  Olivia Morley is coordinating and will need a good range of nut-free hot and cold dishes and desserts in order to provide full buffet lunch to all the staff.   There are about 100 people on staff to provide for and we need everyone’s help on this!!  A more detailed email about this will be sent out by your class contacts this weekend.  Should you wish to donate, please check with your class contact or contact Olivia directly on morley.olivia@outlook.com or 93173990.

Student Achievements 

Chloe Chan (6H) came first in the 100m breaststroke event in the swimming competition on 24 May. Her team came second in the 4×100 relay. CWBS was third overall and they got a trophy! The girls did a very good job.Chloe was selected to represent the Sai Kung district to take part in the inter-district primary school swimming competition on 8 Jun. 
 
 

On 19 May, Hidemi Yangai (4L) participated in the Hong Kong Gymnastics Festival. In total 45 schools and groups competed. Hidemi’s group “HK Japanese Rhythmic gymnastics club” came third place in the most dynamic and impressive dance category. Congratulations Hidemi!

 

Adverts

 Get your Free Trial Subscription Here 


Please note: Date is AUGUST 2019


Click Here to learn more





 


 

Disclaimer

Clearwater Bay School (CWBS) reserves the right to accept or reject any advertisement submitted for CWBS publications and on its websites. However, CWBS does not attempt to investigate or verify advertisements appearing in CWBS´s publications and on its websites. The appearance of advertising in CWBS´s publications and on its websites in no way implies endorsement or approval by CWBS of any advertising claims or of the advertiser, its product, or services. CWBS disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with advertising appearing in CWBS´s publications and on its websites.

Top