29 Oct 2019

Abacus Newsletter 29th October 2019

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

This Week

Week Beginning – Monday 18th October

Wednesday Abacus Fair Meeting 8.45am
Next Week

Week Beginning – Monday 24th October

Tuesday School Tour
Important Dates This Term

Saturday 23rd November –  School Fair
Friday 13th December –  Last Day of Term 1 – Christmas Concert

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.

Abacus Calendar for 2019-2020 is available here.

Box of Hope

This year we will be again participating in the Box of Hope and your child should have brought home a leaflet explaining what this is and how to participate.

Here is a link to the details just in case you missed it. http://boxofhope.org/home/main/en/

Please note the idea is to fill a whole box with your child, letting them choose some items so they feel part of the process. Please note ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE NEW and your box should be complete. Please do not send in old toys or half the items for a box.

These boxes will then be passed on as Christmas presents to those less fortunate children.

The deadline for boxes to be delivered to school is 8th November.

Abacus Fair

Thank you to all those that attending the fair meeting last week. It looks like we will have enough parent volunteers to plan the event which is great.

Please keep the date for your diary – 23rd November

Supply Assistants
We have been struggling lately to find supply Educational Assistants to cover when our regular EAs are on training or sick.
If you would be interested in becoming one of our supply EAs please contact Pauline in the office.
The registration process is fairly simple, we need you to come in and fill in a form and then we arrange a police check for you.
Following this we can call you to come and help when needed. This can be quite short notice – for example in the morning before school.
Report Feedback
Thank you to the one person who completed our report feedback form !
If anyone else would like to feedback any information about the new report please complete the following form.
Alternatively you can email any feedback to me at frances.hurley@abacus.edu.hk
We look forward to hearing from you.
Class Teachers for This Year

The new class teachers for this year are as follows:

K1 English Class – Hannah Derisley, Sue Tyson/Penny Loveridge and Michelle Chan

K1 Bilingual Class – Olivia Kane, Allison Fung and Maria Lee

K2 Bilingual Class – Zena Deal (Maternity cover) Danielle Evans, Susanne Liu and Anita Jims

Danielle is currently on maternity leave until December. Zena is joining us from Clearwater Bay School for the term to cover.

K2 English Am Class – Suzanne Carrigan, Bridgette Walker and Hannah Jamieson

K2 English Pm Class – Fiona Hall, Bridgette Walker and Hannah Jamieson


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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

K1 Bilingual Class

K2 English Class

K2 Bilingual Class