21 Jan 2019

Abacus Newsletter 21st January 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 21st January

Friday K1 Play Visits – School Closed
Next Week

Week Beginning – Monday 28th January

Thursday Chinese New Year Party
Friday Chinese New Year Concert

Last Day of School Before Chinese New Year Holiday

Important Dates This Term

Friday 25th January –  New K1 Play Visits – School Closed
Thursday 31st January-  Chinese New Year Party
Friday 1st February –  Chinese New Year Concert
Monday 4th-10th February –  Chinese New Year Holiday
Monday 11th February –  Teacher Training Day – School Closed
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.


As you are probably aware from the media influenza season is upon us and the EDB are monitoring the flu situation in kindergartens closely. Several kindergartens have been closed already. So far Abacus has had very few cases. However, we ask you to be extra vigilant please to prevent an outbreak at our school. If your child looks at all unwell please keep them at home. We would also appreciate you taking your child’s temperature each morning before sending them to school. We will also be taking temperatures on arrival to school.

If your child is running a high fever please take them to the Dr and ask for a flu test so that they can be diagnosed correctly and the appropriate medication given. We would appreciate it if you also keep us updated so that we can monitor the situation carefully. We will keep you posted if we have any more cases.

Library Books

A big thank -you to the parents who came and helped us re sort the library books last week. Your help was much appreciated.

Box of Hope

Thank you to all who contributed to our Box of Hope last term. the boxes have now been distributed to many happy children. In total 35,242 boxes have been collected and distributed. Please see the Generic Thank you (2).

Chinese New Year Celebrations

We are busy preparing for Chinese New Year within school. Our Chinese teachers have been preparing many exciting activities for the children in order to welcome in the New Year.

Next Thursday we will have our class Chinese New Year parties, hopefully you should have already received an email asking you to send in some shared for for the party. Children should wear school uniform on this day please.

On Friday we will have our Chinese New year concert. Children will perform some Chinese songs and parents are invited to attend. The concerts will take place at 10.30am and 2.30pm. Doors open from 10.15am and 2.15pm. We will start on time so please be here a little early. Children can wear Chinese New Year party clothes on this day or something red if they don’t have any.

(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