15 Aug 2018

eNews Term 1 Issue 2

Dear Parents,

Please find attached a list of confirmed dates for the first half term of the new school year.

There will inevitably be additions to this list as we progress into the term and we will endeavor to provide you with as much notice as possible of the new events.  Further information about each event will be sent to you closer to the time.

Meet the Teacher Evening Thursday 23 August 2018

Please note the first event of the year is the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening.  This will be held on Thursday 23rd August.

This is an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teacher and learn about the programme for the year ahead.  Parents are invited to meet in their child’s classroom at the following times:

Year 1-3 6 pm
Year 4-6 7 pm

Each presentation will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour.

Specialist teachers will be available on a drop in basis between 5.30 – 7.30pm in the following locations:

The Mandarin Team The School Hall and the Mandarin Rooms Diana Choy, Patricia Wu, Joyce Chen, Jackie Chan, Snowy Chen, Linda Tsoi.
Music The Music Room Mrs Ada Niermeier
PE The Gymnasium Mr Damian Kelleher

Please pop into see the specialist teachers if you would like further information about their particular aspect of the curriculum programme.

Members of the School Leadership Team will be available to meet and greet parents and will be popping into classrooms during the presentations.  Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

The Leadership Team is: Perry Tunesi (Principal), Chris Briggs (Vice Principal – Years 1 – 3), Bryan Turner (Vice Principal – Years 4 – 6), Skye Jeynes (Lead Teacher Curriculum – Years 1 – 3), Trudy McMillin (Lead Teacher Curriculum – Years 4 – 6) and Elise Draeger (Lead Teacher Learning Access).

Refreshments provided by the PTA will be available on the playground before the start of the two sessions.

Important Dates:

Thursday 23 August Meet the Teacher Evening
Years 1-3    6 pm
Years 4-6    7 pm
Wednesday 29 August Parent Volunteer Coffee Morning
8.30 am
Thurs/Fri 6 – 7 September New Parents / Helpers & Families Positive Approaches
Class by class basis. Times to be advised.
Friday 7 September PTA AGM
6.30 pm
Tuesday 11 September Parent Teacher Conferences (3 – 6 pm)
Thursday 13 September Parent Teacher Conferences (3 – 6 pm)
Wednesday 19 September Parent Teacher Conferences (4 – 7 pm)
Friday 21 September School Closure – SJS CPD Day
Y1 Unit 1 Live on Gateway (4 pm)
Tuesday 25 September Public Holiday – Day After Mid-Autumn Festival
Monday 1 October Public Holiday – National Day
Tuesday 2 October Teacher Led Clubs begin
Monday 8 October Y4-6 Athletics Day @ Shatin Sports Ground
Friday 12 October Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 Unit 1 Live on Gateway (4 pm)
15 – 19 October Half Term Break
Tues-Fri 23 – 26 October School Photos


Openings to be a Supply EA / Supply Lunch Supervisor at SJS

We are interested in inviting high energy, hardworking personnel to work for us as supply EA or Lunch Supervisor. If you are interested, please send your resume to Ms. Kari Yeung via email info@sjs.esf.edu.hk .  Candidates will be shortlisted for an interview.

** Personal data is collected and used for recruitment purposes only.

Shuttle Bus Emergency Hotline - 2882 6623

Kwoon Chung Motors the company which operates the morning and afternoon shuttle bus service from Fo Tan MTR Station to school and back have provided the emergency contact number should you have any queries regarding the bus service. Tickets are available from the SJS School Office at a cost of HK$7.50 per journey. SJS students must be accompanied on the shuttle bus by an older STC sibling or a responsible adult.

Best wishes,

Perry Tunesi