Monthly Archive - December2018

HFS Newsletter 2018/19 Term 1 Week 16

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Dear Parents

 

Term one has come to an end and looking back it has been quite eventful. From our inauguration at the Hanmaeum Center to our Chuseok celebration and Halloween evening, the first HFS open day and ultimately culminating in the fantastic HFS Winter Show last Monday – we have had a term full of memorable occasions and celebrations as well as the great teaching and learning in between. It has been a remarkable chapter in the HFS story and I am certain that next term will be equally memorable.

 

I wish to thank all of you for your support during the course of the term. A huge thank you as well to the staff that continues to keep HFS running and the students for all their hard work throughout the term. The school will close today at 12:30 pm for the Winter break. We will open again, energized and revitalised on Monday, January 7th.

 

A few pieces of information before we depart for the Winter break:

 

 

HFS Winter Show

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A magical evening of singing, dancing, drama and laughter it was and once again thank you to all involved in making the event a massive success. Please click this link to our Facebook page for a selection of photos from the night. I would particularly like to mention Miss Yoojung Im at the Dongrami Theater for her outstanding work in putting the play together. Her work coaching and teaching the students in the Drama club really shone through and we clearly have some future performers in our midst.

 

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Dongrami theater will be staging a separate production of Aladdin with Jeremy Philip and Cortney Dykes playing key roles. Do take the time to see them perform on Tuesday 18 December at 7:30 pm, you will not be disappointed.

 

 

Final Term Assembly

 

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Thank you to all who came to watch our final term assembly. The students really appreciate when parents take time to view their work being showcased. Well done to the students for putting on such awesome displays of your learning. Congratulations to all the recipients of the School citizenship awards and commendations. You deserve all the praise that you have received.

 

 

Term 2 Club Activities

 

We have all enjoyed the variety of after-school club activities during term one and I am happy to report that there will be a host of exciting, different club activities in the new term. We will have an HFS movie-making club for budding directors and cinematographers as well as an arts and crafts club for students to get their creative juices flowing. To keep active, we will have a basketball club and swimming club will continue on Tuesday afternoons. Finally, we will also have a knitting club to keep our finger nimble making scarves, gloves and hats among other things. Please sign your child up for these in the new term.

 

 

Farewell to the Lickerts

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A huge thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Lickert for generously preparing that scrumptious spread for the farewell lunch yesterday. Again we wish you all the best as you return home and know that you will always have a place at HFS.

 

Have a wonderful winter break. Travel safe if you are travelling and may everyday be filled with adventure and delight over the holidays. I look forward to everyone returning refreshed and recharged in the new term. Happy Holidays to all and may you ring in the new year with a smile.

 

Best regards,

 

 

Scott Kearney

 

 

Term 1 Final Assembly and School Bus

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Dear Parents

Tomorrow, Friday 14th December the school will close at 12:30 pm. The school bus will depart soon after to take children home. Please join us for the end of term assembly from 11:30 to 12:30 pm in which we will see examples of the children’ learning and give out students awards.

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Best regards,

Scott Kearney  

HFS Newsletter 2018/19 Term 1 Week 15

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Dear Parents

 

December has arrived and we can dust off our decorations and put up the tree. The term is almost at an end but there are quite a few things I would like to bring to your attention this week.

 

 

HFS Winter Show

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To celebrate the festive season HFS will be staging its annual Winter show in cooperation with Dongrami theater. Join us on Monday 10 December at 6:00 pm for a fantastic evening of holiday-themed entertainment. The students have been working extremely hard on their drama, musical performances and songs. There will be loads of refreshments and snacks on sale as well as some of our students own handmade Christmas arts and crafts. If you would like to contribute some cakes, cookies or fruit to be made available as a refreshment please send it to school on Monday but keep in mind that HFS has a strict no nut policy. Join us for night of singing, dancing and being merry. To parents of children performing on Monday, please ensure that they practise, practise, practise their words and moves to hone their performances for the big show.

 

Term 1 Reports

With the end of term looming I am sure that you are eager to see what progress your child has made in their learning. Progress reports for term 1 will be sent home with your child today. Please ask them and check their bags to ensure that you receive the report. Once you have read through it in detail please complete the comment section for parents and bring that to the parent teacher conferences next week.

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

On Wednesday 12 December we will be having our termly parent teacher conferences. A more detailed communique has been sent out but please remember to book your interview slot by filling out the form at the admin office by Tuesday 11 December. The teachers are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss your child’s learning progress.

 

Farewell for the Lickerts

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We are sad to be bidding farewell to Felix, Tom and Mr. and Mrs. Lickert as they depart for Germany at the end of the term. They have become a dear part of the HFS community and their absence will be felt in a big way. We wish the family luck and happiness as they return home and as Tom and Felix continue their learning journey at their new schools. As a farewell gesture the Lickerts would generously like to treat the school to lunch on Thursday 13 December. We will send a more detailed handout early next week but remember to pack only a snack and bring your water bottle for that day. should you see them in passing do say some kind words of farewell to the Lickerts, they will be missed by all of us.

 

Final Week and Final Assembly

Just a reminder that during the final week of term there will not be any club activities (Except for Violin class on Monday and the make-up Swimming lesson on Wednesday 12 December). The school bus will be running as normal at 3:30 pm daily. On Friday 14 December HFS will close for the Winter break. There will be a final school assembly from 11:00 am on the day where we will present awards and bid farewell to school leavers as well as enjoy some displays of student work. School will be dismissed promptly at 12:30 on Friday 14 December. Join us for an exciting sendoff as we put term one behind us and acknowledge the hard work and achievements that our students have made throughout the term.

 

Violin and Swimming Club during the Winter Break

There will be a few school activities running during the Winter break. The Schedules are listed below, and registration for clubs needs to be completed through the admin office by 12 December.

* Violin (4 lessons – 60,000 won)

– December 10th: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm (After school)

– December 17th, 24th, 31st: 11 am-12 pm (holidays)

* Swimming (2 lessons – 45,000 won)

– December 18th, January 8th: 3:30pm-4:30pm

 

That is all for this week. Thank you for your support, stay warm and have a wonderful weekend.

Best regards,

 

Scott Kearney

Term 1 Parent Teacher Conference

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Dear Parents

 

Next Wednesday, 12 December, will be the parent teacher conferences. I am sure you are all eager to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher. The conferences will run during the day until 4:30 pm and students will be at school as normal. Arrangements will be made to keep students occupied while the individual parent teacher conferences are taking place. Each conference slot will be 20 minutes. The available conference slots for each class can be seen in the table below. Please fill in the slot you wish to have at your earliest convenience. The schedule will be posted at the admin office.

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There will be swimming club on the day from 3:30 to 4:30 but there will not be yoga club. The school bus will operate as normal but if you do have a conference slot after 3:30 pm you will have to pick up your child. Please contact the school if you have any queries regarding the parent teacher conferences. I look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you and regards,