HFS Sports Day will be held on Friday 13th May at Ulsan College.
Here are some things to know:
Parents are welcome to come and watch (meeting us at Ulsan College)
Events will start at about 9.30am
Students will need a packed lunch that doesn’t need a microwave
Lunch will be at around 12.30
If rain is forecast we will postpone until the following Friday – We will let you know on Thursday
Hats and sunscreen might be needed
Sensible footwear is important
We took class and individual photographs last Friday. We will share them with you when they are been edited.
It was so nice to see all the students in their uniforms!
Outdoor Play and Masks
We have updated our COVID-19 Protocol in line with the most recent change in the guidelines from the Ministry of Education.
Students are now allowed to remove their masks if they are outside to play, for PE or for other activities. The students have been taught to put their masks back on as we are leaving the field and returning to school.
If any student wants to keep their mask on while they are outside that is also ok. We have talked to the students about respecting each other’s choices.
It has been great to see some smiling faces again!
You should have received a new set of RAT tests on Friday. This will be the final set of test we will be sending home. From May students are no longer required to take weekly RAT tests.
On Friday the government announced that masks will not be required outside starting from May 1st. We just waiting for confirmation from the Ministry of Education regarding how this applies to schools. We are hoping that soon we may be able to allow students to remove their masks when playing outside. For the foreseeable future masks will still need to be worn inside school and on the bus. We will update you when we hear any news.
Hanmaeum Center Parking
Please remember that all cars visiting the Hanmaeum Center and the school need a visitors pass. Passes are available from the Admin Office upon submission of a car registration certificate and a refundable deposit of 20,000.
We would like to take class and individual photographs next Friday. We would like student to wear their red school shirt on this day.
Please remember at Sports Day is planned for Friday 13th May (Week 4). We will be going to Ulsan College and parents will be welcome to attend. We will arrive at around 9am and stay until after lunch. It should be a great day out!
Further details to follow.
Each class is planning a trip and you should receive details in the Class Update. Don’t forget to sign-up. It is great to finally be able to go on school trips again after be restricted for so long due to COVID.
Welcome back to school and welcome to Term 3. Lots of exciting things have been happening this week and we have lots of exciting things planned for the rest of the term.
Clubs start next week
Please remember that clubs start next week and therefore the bus schedule has also changed.
Here is a reminder of what clubs you have signed up for.
Here is the form if you still want to sign-up for clubs (before Sunday please)
Monday – Sports Club with Mr Jouini’s Sport Club
Tuesday – Football and Knitting
Wednesday – Environmental Awareness
Thursday – Origami
Friday – Board Games
We like students who sign-up for clubs to keep going all term and not quit. If a student wants to stop coming to a club we need an email or phone call from the parents. Last term we had a few students who wanted to not go to a club on a particular day and it is difficult for us to organise buses if we haven’t received confirmation from the parents. Thank you
Spoons for lunch
One of our Core Values is ‘Environmental Awareness’ so we try to reduce the amount of plastic we use. One way to help with this would be if students always had the right cutlery to eat their lunch. Sometimes we have to give students plastic spoons and forks at school.
We have sent another set of COVID-19 tests home today with the students. Remember, students only need to do a test on Sundays now. The school only needs to be informed of positive test results.
Thank you to everyone who came to Mrs Sim’s PTA Meeting on Thursday. It sounds like we have a great event planned for Saturday 28th May. Further details to follow.
Whole School Sports Day will be on Friday 13th May at Ulsan College. Parents will be able to attend this year (yeah). Further details to follow.
Don’t forget to read your Class Update every week!
Sports Club with Jouini costs 70,000won for the whole of Term 3. This is a simpler way to organise payments than monthly. Please send the money to the Admin Office in a named envelope. All other clubs are free
Please think carefully before signing up for lots of clubs. Our teachers give their time to make interesting and fun clubs happen and we want kids who really want to be there.
There will be a bus running after clubs
Clubs start in Week 2 (next week). No clubs this week.
We hope everyone is having a great holiday and enjoying the lovely weather.
A full newsletter will be published on Monday next week but here are a few things to help the term start smoothly.
We are looking forward to seeing all the kids on Monday!
There are no clubs in week 1 so please check the bus schedule.
After School Clubs
Details of clubs will be published next Monday and clubs will start in week 2. Get ready to sign-up!
Please remember to do your COVID-19 test on Sunday before returning to school. We will be sending new test kits home on Friday. Starting from next week, students are only required to do one test per week, on Sunday.
Mrs Sim would like to hold a PTA Meeting on Thursday 21st April at 2.30 pm to gather ideas for a PTA event in Term 3. Everyone welcome. Further details on Monday.
We are happy to announce that HFS will be hiring a new class teacher for the academic year 2022/23. This is in addition to all of our current teachers, who will be returning. Having an extra teacher will be a great help.
We will not be announcing class splits and which class teacher will take each class until later in Term 3. We would like to have as much information as possible about our student numbers before making any decisions.
The end of Term 2 is rapidly approaching and it will soon be time for a well-earned break. In the meantime, we are all still working hard and learning lots at school!
Just a few things for you to be aware of:
We have sent a new set of RAT tests in the student’s bag today (Friday)
Students should still be doing a RAT test every Wednesday and Sunday
We have had confirmed cases in school with students and teacher being absent from school
The current guidelines from the Ministry of Education mean we don’t have to go into online learning even with confirmed cases in school
We will continue to do or best to ensure that our community is safe and that learning is not interrupted
If you have bee affected by COVID-19 in any way and need advice, please contact the Admin Office and they will be happy to help
Thank you for your cooperation – Hopefully we are coming to the end of this annoying time now!
Term 3 Invoices
Term 3 invoices have been placed in students’ bags today or may have been sent directly to site offices.
Celebrating 40 Years of HFS
If you have not seen our Facebook Group – Celebrating 40 Years of HFS be sure to take a look. There are some great pictures of the school at various points in our history. This week we have pictures of when our students got to meet Prince Charles when he visited the shipyard.
Last Day of Term
Friday 1st April (next week) is the last day of Term 2. This will be a full day.
We continue to do our best to keep the school running as smoothly as possible during these difficult times, whilst also following all appropriate guidelines and keeping our staff and students safe.
Here are some recent developments and things to consider:
Mr Dunn had been absent from school this week but he will return on Monday
We have updated our COVID-19 Protocol to reflect the most recent guidelines from the Ministry of Education
The most recent guidelines mean it is unlikely that we will have to have online learning again
As long as student tests negative they can still attend school even if a member of their family is positive
A positive test result for a student at HFS would not mean that other students would have to go into online learning
Students should continue to do a RAT every Wednesday and Sunday and the school will continue to supply test
If you need any advice regarding a COVID-19 related issue the Admin Office is always ready to help
The government will offer vaccinations to all children aged 5-11 starting at the end of the month.
Reservations can be made from 24th March
Vaccinations will begin on 31st March
Students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Access to School on Tuesday
On Tuesday 22nd March (next week) HHI will hold their shareholders meeting in the auditorium on the first floor of the Hanmaeum Center. The car park of the Hanmaeum Center will be closed in the morning and parents will not be able to drive in to drop off their children. Staff from HFS will be waiting at the entrance to the car park, by the guard hut to meet students arriving by car and help them get into school on this day. The bus will also be met at the guard hut and students supervised into school.
Payment Calendar 2022/23
The school fees and payment calendar for the academic year 2022/23 have been published on the school website. Fees have been increased by 3%, in line with inflation.