2 Oct 2018

Abacus Newsletter 2nd October 2018

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 1st October

Monday Public Holiday
Thursday Speech and Language Screenings

BBQ Fair Meeting 9am

Friday Speech and Language Screenings
Next Week

Week Beginning – Monday 8th October

Monday Parent Conferences
Tuesday Parent Conferences
Wednesday Parent Conferences
Thursday Parent Conferences
Important Dates This Term

Friday 5th October  – K2 Park Trip
Monday 8th October – 11th October – Parent Conferences
Saturday 13th October – 21st October – Half Term Holiday – School Closed
Monday 22nd October  – Staff Training – School Closed
Monday 22nd October  – K2 Bilingual Parent Conferences
Tuesday 23rd October  – School Reopens
Friday 26th October  – K1 Park/Beach Trip
Saturday 24th November  – Abacus School BBQ Fair
Wednesday 12th December –  School Christmas Party
Thursday 13th December –  Carol Concert and Last Day of Term 1 for Children
Friday 14th December –  Staff Meeting – School Closed
Monday 7th January-  Staff Meeting – Term 2 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.

School Library

Unfortunately our school library still has a tree through the roof and is dangerous to enter. Therefore we are unable to access the books in there at the moment, it is likely to remain closed for a period of time yet. We we are really missing this learning space and all that a library offers for the development of our children at Abacus.  We would really appreciate it if you could support our young readers over the next month or so by taking your children to local libraries and reading stories to them in English. We encourage you and your child to go and visit one of the many government libraries that you may have access to.  For more information on about the government libraries please click here.

Year 1 Application

Hopefully you have all remembered to apply in September for a Primary school place. We would also be very grateful if you could complete this form to let us know where you have applied to and your school preference. This helps us to check your application has been received and also to negotiate visits for the schools. Please complete the form here.

Mid Autumn Festival Celebration Photos

Please have a look at the photos here from our Lantern Festival parade.

Frances Lai’s Wedding

Congratulations to Frances Lai in our office who got married a week last Saturday. We wish Frances and her new husband the best of luck and much happiness for their future married life.

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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