HFS Newsletter – Term 1 – Week 5

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Student Council

Next Friday we will vote for Student Council roles. Student who go to student council meetings (after-school activity) on Tuesdays are encouraged to submit their application take one of the following roles. Applications can be made be registering with Green.

  • School Council President
  • Vice President
  • Class Representative
  • PTA Representative
  • Environmental Officer
  • School Buddy
  • Ray of Sunshine or
  • Worker Bee

Car Passes

You will need a car pass if you want to use the parking area in front of the school to drop off students or visit the school.

Car passes are available from the Admin Office.

Please remember to fix your car pass to the right side of our car windscreen when visiting the Hanmaeum Centre.

Upcoming Dates

Halloween – We will have a Halloween party with dressing-up on Friday 28th October during school time.

Mid-Term Holiday – Monday 7th November – Friday 11th November

The Winter Show will be on Wednesday 14th December.

Reminders

  • If a student needs to stay inside at break or lunch for health reasons we would like an email or call from the parents to confirm. We like to encourage students to go outside for some fresh air and sunlight as much as possible.
  • If bus arrangements change we would like an email or call from the parents. This includes not taking the bus one day or getting off at a different stop.

Class Pages and Updates

Be sure to check out the latest Class Posts from your child’s teacher

Parent Consultative Committee

Interested parents are invited to join the school’s Consultative Committee.

The purpose of this committee is to:

  • To ensure smooth and effective communication amongst all stakeholders in the school
  • To help the school community acquire an improved understanding of the operation of the school
  • To more readily listen to the views and opinions of the school community and reflect them in the management of the school

This group would meet once a term to discuss the school’s operations.

If you would like to be involved please send an email to Mr Green.

Great Learning Happening

School Closed

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Dear Parents,

After further consideration of the situation, we have decided that the best course of action is to CLOSE SCHOOL for the whole day.

Weather reports now indicate that the typhoon will be strongest around 11 am and we cannot guarantee it will be possible to get students safely into school in the afternoon early enough to make it worthwhile to open.

We apologise for the inconvenience and short notice.

The decision to close school is never taken lightly and we always act with the safety and best interests of all of our community in mind.

The school calendar will be amended to make up for days lost due to typhoons at a later date.

Late Opening Today

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Dear Parents,

Due to the temporary closure of the Hanmauem Centre and the potential for problems with the buses, the school will be closed this morning.

The morning buses will not run and we will send another message later this morning about opening today.

If you are already on your way to school you are welcome to come, teachers are here to meet students

We apologise for the late notification, which was due to situations beyond our control.

HFS Newsletter – Term 1 – Week 4

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There was no Newsletter last week because of the Chuseok Holiday and a lot has been happening in school since then.

Upcoming Dates

The Winter Show will be on Wednesday 14th December.

This year it will be held in the auditorium on the first floor of the Hanmauem Centre. This is a great opportunity for the students to perform on a big stage (and for parents to have comfortable seats to sit in).

Halloween – We will have a Halloween party with dressing-up on Friday 28th October. The PTA will be organising Halloween and you can get involved by contacting Mrs Leah.

Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and is helping in school. We have parents working in the library, helping with clubs and supporting students with extra learning opportunities.

COVID-19

We have had a few cases of COVID-19 in school recently.

Please remember that if you need any advice or help with issues related to COVID-19, the Admin Office is happy to help.

40th Birthday Celebration

Last Wednesday the school held an event to celebrate our 40th birthday.

We heard some great speeches from former teachers and from the Chairman of our Board. The student also posted their letters to themselves into the time capsule.

Thank you to everyone who either came to the event or helped with providing the kids with great party food.

P.E Attire

To help us keep our students safe during P.E lessons, please remember

  • Long hair needs to be tied up. Please make sure your child has a hair grip and can tie their own hair
  • Students need to wear appropriate footwear
  • Timetables for each class, showing when PE happens, are available on class pages
  • Earrings need to be removed or not worn on PE days

Changing your Bus Arrangements

Please remember that if your child is not going to take the bus, or their stop is changing we need you to contact the Admin Office or the Bus Supervisor. We cannot change arrangements based on what students tell us verbally and we will always call to check.

Class Pages and Updates

Be sure to check out the latest Class Posts from your child’s teacher

Chuseok

Everyone looked amazing in their Hanbok or national dress!

School Closed – Tuesday 6th September

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HFS will be CLOSED on Tuesday 6th September due to the dangers posed by Typhoon Hinnamnor.

There will be no online learning but a make-up day will be added to the calendar later in the year.

Staff will visit the school after the typhoon passes to assess any damage and check that it is safe to open on Wednesday. We expected to be open on Wednesday 7th September but we will keep you informed.

Stay safe everyone!

Typhoon information is available from the Korean Meteorological Agency

Sign-up for After-School Activities

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Please use this form to sign-up for after-school activities.

Please note:

  • After-school activities start in Week 3 (next week)
  • There will be swimming for other groups and ability levels in Term 2 and Term 3
  • Activities run from 3.30pm – 4.30pm
  • A bus is available after after-school activities
  • We would still love some volunteers to help with swimming on Monday
  • If you want to run your own club it is not too late.

PTA Meeting

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Mrs Leah would like to invite anyone who is interested in being involved with the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) to a meeting on Thursday 1st September at 2 pm in the Coffee Shop on the first floor of the Hanmaeum Centre.

Everyone is welcome!

This meeting will be mainly about organising things for the HFS 40th Anniversary Event on Wednesday 7th September.

If you have any questions you can email Mrs Leah – leaheyerly@hyundaiforeignschool.com

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Typhoon Approaching

We are carefully monitoring the approaching typhoon, which is expected to arrive over the weekend or early next week. If it is not safe to open school for any reason we will be in contact via email and text message.

Please stay safe.

After School Activities

Please remember that After-School Activities start next week (Week 3) so the bus schedule in the afternoon has also changed. Please take a moment to check what time the bus will be arriving at your stop.

Link to Bus Schedule

Please note:

  • Swimmers on Monday will need a swimming hat.
  • Students who have signed up for Sports Club should send 105,000won in a named envelope to the Admin Office.

40th Birthday Event

We will be holding a special event to celebrate the school’s 40th birthday on Wednesday 7th September. Parents are invited to attend a special assembly at 1.45 pm. If you would like to attend the assembly please contact the Admin Office so we can ensure we have enough seating.

We will be inviting some special guests and holding a ceremony in school. The students have also been challenged to think about what their life will be like 10 years in the future when the school is 50 years old. We will also be creating a time capsule containing letters and memories to be opened in 2032.

On Wednesday 7th September classes will also be holding parties to celebrate the school’s birthday.

Chuseok Celebration

The school will celebrate the Korean holiday of Chuseok on Thursday 8th September. Students are invited to come to school wearing Korean Hanbok or traditional dress from their home country. Dressing up is optional. On this day Mrs Lee, our Korean Teacher, will be talking to the students about the meaning of Chuseok.

Chuseok Holiday

Please note that school will be closed on Friday 9th September and Monday 12th September for the Chuseok Holiday

Open Afternoon

It was great to meet so many parents at our Open Afternoon this week. Remember, if you were unable to attend but would like to meet your child’s teacher they are always happy to arrange individual meetings.

Volunteers

Thank you the parents who have volunteered to help in the library, the library is looking good today. If you would still like to volunteer please contact Miss Yuli – missyuli@hyundaiforeignschool.com.

If you would like to get involved in volunteering in any other area please get in touch. We are always happy to have volunteers.

Parent Consultative Committee

Interested parents are invited to join the school’s Consultative Committee.

The purpose of this committee is to:

  • To ensure smooth and effective communication amongst all stakeholders in the school
  • To help the school community acquire an improved understanding of the operation of the school
  • To more readily listen to the views and opinions of the school community and reflect them in the management of the school

This group would meet once a term to discuss the school’s operations.

If you would like to be involved please send an email to Mr Green.

Parent/Teacher Association

A message from Mrs Leah (School PTA Representative)

A really big thank you and welcome to all the parents who made the first PTA meeting this Thursday! We hashed out some great ideas for the upcoming HFS 40th Anniversary event and there are so many ideas already growing for school events this year. I look forward to working with everyone and continuing to strive to make HFS a fun and memorable experience for students and families alike! If you would still like to join the PTA, or couldn’t make this week’s meeting, please email Mrs Leah.

Class Pages and Updates

Be sure to check out the latest Class Posts from your child’s teacher

Great Learning Happening

HFS Newsletter – Term 1 – Week 1

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First Week Done!

We have had a wonderful first week and everyone has made a great start to the new academic year.

I have been particularly impressed with the confidence all of our new students have shown and the responsibility for looking after them shown by our returning students.

We have lots of information to share this week.

If you have any questions or if anything is unclear, please contact the Admin Office.

After School Activities

After-school activities will start in Week 3.

Sign-up sheets for after-school activities will be posted early next week (we still have a few details to confirm).

Class Pages and Updates

Be sure to check out the latest Class Posts from your child’s teacher

You should receive Class Updates and School Newsletters by email but this may not have worked this week because we have been busy entering everyone details into the system.

Core Values

Hopefully, you will hear our students talking about these words a lot during the course of the year.

Our Core Values are how we communicate what is really important to us here at HFS.

Creativity | Curiosity | Confidence | Respect | Responsibility | Teamwork | Leadership | Growth Mindset | International Mindset | Environmental Awareness

This year we have chosen Environmental Awareness to be our Core Value of the year in receive special attention.

Open Afternoon

We would like to invite all parents to an Open Afternoon on Thursday 1st September. (Mrs Leah’s Class is one week later on the 8th)

At this event, each class teacher will give a presentation about their class and the great learning that will happen there. Attendance is not compulsory and we know people are busy but it is a nice chance to meet your child’s teacher.

  • Ms McClellan’s Class – Thursday 1st September – 2.45pm
  • Mrs Sim’s Class – Thursday 1st September – 2.45pm
  • Mr Leah’s Class – Thursday 8th September – 2.45pm (one week later)
  • Mr Dunn’s Class – Thursday 1st September – 4 pm
  • Mr de Klerk’s Class – Thursday 1st September – 4.30 pm

If you are unable to attend on that day, but would still like to meet your child’s teacher, please send them an email to arrange a meeting.

If you will attending a meeting and your child will therefore not be taking the school bus, please let the Admin Office know.

Volunteering

At HFS we value having a strong bond with our community and one way to achieve this is by having parents volunteering in the school.

If you would like to volunteer at school we would love some people to help with:

  • Library – We would love to have some people to help out on Fridays when most of the students change their library books. Miss Yuli would love to have someone to help with keeping the library tidy and returning books to the shelves. If you would like to, you could also help students choose books that are right for them.
  • Swimming – We would like to offer swimming as an after-school activity on a Monday. In order to do this, we need two volunteers to help supervise the students. Swimming will be taught by Mr de Klerk, who is a qualified swimming instructor and the volunteers are needed to meet legal requirements for supervision.
  • Running an after-school activity – Have you got a skill or talent you would like to share with some eager young minds? Can you teach baking or your native language. We would love to have some after-school activities run be parents so if you have an idea drop us a line. The school would support you in every way possible.

If you would like to volunteer at school in any way please get in touch.

Parent-Teacher Association

The PTA is for parents, teachers, students and administration to work together to support the school through social events, fundraising and volunteer opportunities, with the goal of enhancing the cultural, social and educational life of the school, benefit the children and contribute to the life of all members of the school community.

Upcoming Events for the PTA…

  • 40th Birthday Celebration on Wednesday 7th September – We would love some cupcakes and party bags
  • Halloween – We like dressing up and having a Halloween Party – Date to be confirmed

If you would like to be involved with the PTA this year please send an email to our school PTA representative, Mrs Leah – leaheyerly@hyundaiforeignschool.com

Covid-19 Test Kits

All students should have received two test kits today. If your child shows symptoms of Covid-19, please use the test kit before coming to school.

Consultative Committee

Interested parents are invited to join the school’s Consultative Committee.

The purpose of this committee is to:

  • To ensure smooth and effective communication amongst all stakeholders in the school
  • To help the school community acquire an improved understanding of the operation of the school
  • To more readily listen to the views and opinions of the school community and reflect them in the management of the school

This group would meet once a term to discuss the schools operations.

If you would like to be involved please send an email to Mr Green.

40th Birthday Party

We will be holding a special event to celebrate the school’s 40th birthday on Wednesday 7th September.

We will be inviting some special guests and holding a ceremony in school. The students have also been challenged to think about what their life will be like 10 years in the future when the school is 50 years old. We will also be creating a time capsule containing letters and memories to be opened in 2032.

On Wednesday 7th September class will also be holding parties to celebrate the school’s birthday.

Chuseok

The school will celebrate the Korean holiday of Chuseok on Thursday 8th September. Students are invited to come to school wearing Korean Hanbok or traditional dress from their home country. Dressing up is optional. On this day Mrs Lee, our Korean Teacher, will be talking to the students about the meaning of Chuseok.

School Calendar

Here is a link to the School Calendar

The next holiday coming up is Chuseok.

Great Learning Happening

HFS Newsletter – Welcome to 2022/23!

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Hello everyone and welcome to Academic Year 2022/23 at Hyundai Foreign School.

We hope everyone has had a great summer holiday and we are looking forward to meeting you all soon!

Here is some important information to help us start the year off well.

When does school start?

  • Induction Day for new students is on Wednesday 24th August – If you are a new family you should have received information about induction from the Admin Office
  • The First Day of School for all returning students is Thursday 25th August
  • Why do we start school on a Thursday? – This allows us to spend two days getting to know each other and establishing routines so the curriculum can start smoothly in a full week.
  • The Calendar for 2022/23 is available here and on the school website.

Contact Forms

We would like to ask all parents (even returning families) to complete a Contact Form to ensure we have up-to-date information.

After School Activities

After-school activities will start in Week 3. Further details and sign-up sheets will be published in next week’s newsletter. The bus will run on a slightly different schedule until Week 3 (see below)

Class Open Afternoons

We will be holding Class Open Afternoons on Thursday 1st September from 4 pm to 6 pm. Each class teacher will give a presentation about their class and the curriculum for the year. Further details to follow.

School Buses

Please take note of this important information about the buses.

Please note

  • the afternoon bus will run according to the ‘No Clubs Weeks’ schedule until Week 3
  • the morning schedule is different than last year so be sure to check it

If you have any questions about the bus please contact the Admin Office

School Newsletters

School Newsletters, like this one, are published every Friday during term time. The School Newsletter is available on the school website and is also emailed to all parents. If you would like to receive the School Newsletter to a different address, please contact the Admin Office. Next week’s School Newsletter will have lots of important information so make sure to look out for it.

See you soon!

We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

In the meantime, if you have any questions you can contact the Admin Office.