18 Feb 2019

Abacus Newsletter 18th February 2019

Abacus Kindergarten’s latest newsletter available to read now. Find out the latest news from around the school and upcoming events.

Coming Week Dates

Week Beginning – Monday 11th February

Monday Uni Students Visit
Tuesday New K1 Parent Meetings
Next Week

Week Beginning – Monday 25th February

Monday K1 Arts Trips
Important Dates This Term

Monday 4th-9th March –  Parent Conferences
Friday 5th April –  Public Holiday
Thursday 11th April –  Sports Day and Final Day of Term 2
Friday 12th April –  School Closed – Staff Meeting
Monday 29th April –  Term 3 Begins

Although we are not governed by the statutory holidays for schools, we follow the ESF schools calendar. During every year we have 5 teacher training days built into the calendar. This is in addition to the contact days with children. These CPD days are added onto our calendar not removed from the contact days with children.

Please find the school calendar for Abacus Calendar for 2018-2019  here.

Parent Conference

Our Term 2 parent conferences will be open for booking from 5pm today. Please login to Gateway to book you appointment under the communication tab. The conferences will be held from 4-7th March. This is your opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and next steps with their teacher. If your child is in the English class you may want to make a separate appointment to meet your child’s Chinese teacher Jiawen Liao as well as their class teacher.

School Rabbits

We are still looking for homes for our school rabbits. We took over the lovely pair last summer when a family was relocating and couldn’t take them. It has been fantastic for the children to observe them and experience looking after them. However, we feel the rabbits would really be happier in a quieter home with more space to run around.

The rabbits come with their home, bowls and water bottle etc and we can let you know how to look after them. If you are interested please let the office know.


(All links open in a new tab/window)

Moodle – Your child’s portfolio and reports, class news, school news and photos.
Gateway – Change personal details, sign up for events and book parent consultations on Gateway.
The School Calendar – All important dates can be found here for next year.

Class Pages

K1 English Class
Olivia Kane, Michelle Chan and Sue Tyson/ Penny Loveridge
K1 Bilingual Class
Hannah Smith, Allison Fung and Maria Lee
K2 English Class
Olivia Kotyck, Anita Jims and Jackie Henderson
K2 Bilingual Class
Danielle Evans, Susanne Liu and Bridgette Walker