Newsletter 2018/19 Summer Vacation (3)

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Dear Parents

I hope everyone enjoyed a restful and relaxing summer break.

I am pleased to send this first welcoming message from Hyundai Foreign School as school coordinator and as it enters its exciting, new incarnation at the Hanmaeum community center. I am happy to say that the move from the foreigner’s compound went smoothly. The school will be ready for the upcoming academic year which will start on Monday August 27th.

New staff members
I am also happy to announce that HFS has a number of new staff members joining the faculty. Ms. Marie McClellan will manage the FS1, FS2 and Year 1 class. I, (Mr. Scott Kearney) will manage the year 2 and 3 class and function as the school coordinator, Mr. David Gaffney will be in charge of the year 4, 5 and 6 class and Mr. Nathan Dunn will manage the year 7, 8, 9 class. We are proud to welcome such a diverse and experienced group of teachers to the HFS team.

New School contact information
A reminder that should you wish to communicate with the school the office number is now 052-252-2851 and the address of the school is 3rd Floor, Hanmaeum Center, 30, Badeurae 1-gil, Dong-gu, Ulsan, Republic of Korea. Please do not hesitate in contacting the office for any queries or concerns that you might have.

Updated contact / address information
All parents are kindly asked to give the office their most recent contact information.  This is necessary for the development of the bus route for the beginning of school which we are in the process of finalizing. Please click here and fill out the required form by Thursday 23 August. Thank you for your cooperation.

HFS Open Day
We will have an open day on the morning of Saturday 25 August for all parents and children. This is an opportunity for you to view the facilities, meet the staff and answer any questions that you might have. 09:00 am to 10:00 am will be an induction for new students. At 10:00 am we will have a welcome message followed by a tour of the new premises, after which guests are welcome to explore the school grounds and have a chat with the teachers and staff while enjoying some refreshments. I look forward to seeing you all there.

I am confident that this will be a dynamic and exciting chapter in the HFS story.


Scott Kearney

Newsletter 2018/19 Summer Vacation (2)

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Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is enjoying a restful holiday with family and friends.
I want to inform you that I have taken another position and will not be returning as the HFS principal.  I have been appointed as the “School Consultant,” which means I will be available to HFS staff for advice, if they need it.
I plan to come to school once a term during this transition year on a Saturday to meet with staff and hopefully parents.
I am pleased to announce that Mr. Scott Kearney has been appointed as the, “School Coordinator.”  I am confident that with Paul Kim, Mrs. Yeo, Ms. Yujin, Mr. Kearney and the new staff working as a team, it will be another successful school year.
I want to thank all the parents for their support.  
I wish you all the best.
Parents should take note that the phone number of the school office is now 052-252-2851. 
Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2018/19 Summer Vacation (1)

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Dear Parents,

I want to begin by thanking all parents for your support in the closing weeks of the 2017-2018 academic year.  What a super couple of weeks we had saying good-bye to the school buildings and the compound.

Now we move on to a new chapter in the HFS journey.  All are busy getting the Hanmaeum Center ready for the upcoming school year.  We are confident that this temporary site will be a great place for your children to continue to thrive in their educational pursuits!

Updated Contact/Address Information

All parents are asked to give the office their most recent contact information.  We need this information particularly for the development of the bus route for the beginning of school. Please click here and fill out the required form.  Thank you for your cooperation.

School Tour

Parents and students are welcome to attend our Open House on Saturday, August 25th.  This will be an opportunity for everyone to tour the facility and get familiar with the new environment.  More information regarding the details of the day will be coming soon.

Parent Handbook

A revised copy of the Parent Handbook has been uploaded on the school website.  Please click here and read it carefully.  If you have any questions, we would be happy to address them on Open Day or you may contact the office at your convenience.

School Office Hours for Summer

The school office is open all summer, Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30.  Please feel free to contact the office if you have any questions or concerns.

We are all excited about the upcoming school year!  Enjoy your summer vacation.  Please remind the children that, “Readers are Leaders!”

Best Wishes,

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 11

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Dear Parents,


We would like to thank all parents for a wonderful school year.  We appreciate your support.  Please click here to go to the shared google drive for downloading photos from this year.


Final Assembly

All enjoyed the Final Assembly Celebration today.  Please see photos.




An invoice for the next school year was sent home last Monday.  Please transfer the amount to the designated school account by July 20th.  Thank you for your cooperation.


Summer Newsletters

There will be newsletters during the summer vacation with information about the next school year.  Please check regularly for emails from the school during the summer.


Well, this school now comes to a close.  We wish all of you a safe and happy holiday. For all the families leaving us here at HFS, we wish you the very best.


See you soon at the Hanmaeum Center!




Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 3 Week 10

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Dear Parents,

All is well at school as we prepare for the end of the school year and our time on this beautiful campus.  Enjoy the newsletter!


After School Activities


There will be no after school activities next week.  We want to thank the teachers who kindly volunteered to run the activities and clubs this year.  



PTA Meeting

There will be a PTA meeting at 9 am on Tuesday in the cafeteria.  All parents who will be here next academic session are encouraged to attend.


Parent Volunteer Thank You Luncheon

So many parents have volunteered their time this year on numerous occasions.  We would like to have a luncheon with parents On Wednesday June 27th at 1 pm.  Students will eat in the cafeteria at 12:30 and then will be taken to the pitch for a dodgeball tournament while the adults enjoy the luncheon.  All parents are welcome.  Please click here to indicate your attendance.


Farewell Party/Final Assembly

The final assembly will be on Friday June 29th at 9:15 am.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 and the school bus will depart at 12:40.


New Staff

  • Mrs. Marie McClellan – FS1, FS2, Year 1.

Marie is from Canada and is currently teaching grade 2 at Shanghai HD Bilingual School in Shanghai.  She has taught in Indonesia, South Korea and Canada.  She is married and enjoys crafts, cooking, travel and photography.

  • Mr. David Gaffney – Years 4, 5, 6.

David is from Ireland and is currently teaching year 6 at Shaftesbury Primary School, London.  He has also taught in Ireland and Spain.  He enjoys outdoor pursuits, caving and crafts including woodwork and metalwork.

  • Mr. Nathan Dunn – Years 7, 8, 9.

Nathan is from the UK and is currently teaching Year 5 at Peel Park Primary School in Bradford, UK.  He has worked in the UK and South Korea.  He is married with a Korean wife and one child.

Pictures from this Week


We are all looking forward to our final week of the school year.

Best Wishes,


Peter McLeod