Monthly Archive - August2018

Newsletter 2018/19 Term 1 Week 1

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 First Week

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I am happy to report that the first week of HFS operating in its new premises has been a resounding success. Thank you to the dedicated team of faculty and staff that keeps HFS running and to the parents of our students for their continued support. I am sure that each week will get better as the year progresses.

 

Term One Planner

The completed term one planner has been uploaded for you to go through. Please take note of significant days and dates and mark them on your calendar.  

The school will be closed during the Chuseok period.

 

School Trip

As a dynamic start to the new school year HFS will once again be taking students to the UMFF mountain film festival. The trip will take place on Monday 10 September and is open to year 2 to Year 9 students. The outing will be comprised of a film screening and various thrilling and motivating outdoor activities and it will be a full day trip. Parents are asked to complete the online permission form here by no later than Thursday 6 September. This promises to be an exciting day out and I look forward to it being as successful and popular as it was last year.

 

Evacuation and Lockdown Procedure Drill

Safety is our top-most priority at HFS and since we are in a new and unique site we have updated our emergency evacuation and lockdown procedure. In the unlikely event that the school would need to be evacuated we will take full advantage of all of the three exits available to us. The staff has been briefed on the new evacuation procedure and we will be conducting a drill on Monday 3 September at 2:15 pm.

 

Club Activities

Extra-curricular activities are essential for bringing cohesiveness and identity to a school and they are a core part of the HFS ideals. Thank you to all who have signed up for the HFS after-school clubs, they will commence from Monday 3 September. Just a reminder that club activities run from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm and students are to be collected at the HFS multimedia center directly thereafter. I am sure that the students and teachers are excited to get the activities underway.

 

PTA Participants

The Parent Teacher association is a valued and integral part of the HFS community. We have always appreciated the input, support and connection that HFS shares with the parenting body. I would like to call on any parents who would like to participate in this association to email me at scottkearney@hyundaiforeignschool.com so that we can set a date for our first meeting.

 

Best Regards,

Scott Kearney

Term 1 Violin Club

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Any student between Year 2 and Year 9 who is interested in learning how to play the instrument is invited to join a violin club which will be organized as follows.

1. Instructor: Mr. Chanho Park (Professional Musician)

  • Mr. Park is a graduate of the school of music of University of Ulsan and a member of the USP String Ensemble. He will give the instructions in English.

2. Lesson: Every Monday at 15:40-16:40 in the HFS Korean/Music room

   – September: 6th, 13th, 17th 

   – October: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 

   – November: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

   – December:  3rd, 10th

3. Class size: Minimum 3 people / Max 10 people

4. Fee: 60,000KRW / 4 Sessions (Month)

Newsletter 2018/19 Term 1 Starts

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Dear Parents

 

Open Day

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Thank you all for coming to the HFS open day. It was a great success.  Thank you for all your positive feedback about the premises and facilities. We all look forward to working together to make this year at HFS successful and productive. The school is open for learning and ready for the first day on Monday 27 August. Please make sure to pack a morning snack, lunch and water bottle.  Please take care to not send nuts, fizzy soda’s or energy drinks with your child’s meal pack.

 

Parking, drop off and Collection Procedure

A gentle reminder of the procedures for morning drop off and afternoon collection as described in the parent handbook.  Parking is available in the parking tower and parking validation coupons can be collected from the admin office.  Parents are welcome to drop off their children from 08:45 am and escort them to their classes on the third floor.  The children who are taking the school bus will be escorted upstairs at 08:55 am by a staff member.

At the end of the school day, children will be dismissed.  Those taking the school bus will assemble in the hall.  They will be escorted to the bus by Miss Jiyu.  Students who are awaiting collection from their parents will assemble in the Multi-Media Center.  Please make sure to sign up for the bus and the bus will operate from Monday 27 August.

 

Club Activities

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I am happy to announce that club activities will commence from week 2, Monday 3 September.  They are open to students from Year 1 to Year 9.  Please sign-up for any club activities your children wish to participate in on the online form by Thursday 30 August. Students participating in club activities or awaiting collection by their  parents will assemble in the Multi-media Center.  Please collect your children from the Multi-media Center at the end of the school day and after club activities.

Click here to sign up for the activities.

 

Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to the start of a wonderful year.

 

 

Scott Kearney

2018/19 Term 1 After School Activities

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I am happy to announce that club activities will commence from week 2, Monday 3 September.  They are open to students from Year 1 to Year 9.  Please sign-up for any club activities your children wish to participate in on the online form by Thursday 30 August. Students participating in club activities or awaiting collection by their  parents will assemble in the Multi-media Center.  Please collect your children from the Multi-media Center at the end of the school day and after club activities.

Click here to sign up for the activities.

 

Thank You,

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.

Sincerely,

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. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Peter McLeod