HFS Newsletter 2018/19 Term 2 Week 3

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Dear Parents


Term Two is now in full swing and we have been fortunate to have had a mild winter season this year. A few short announcements for this week’s newsletter.


HFS Fire Safety Drill Inspection

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I am pleased to report that HFS passed our Fire Safety Drill Inspection with flying colors. It is mandatory for all institutions to undergo an inspection from the fire department to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of its fire safety procedures. All the students evacuated the building in a calm and orderly fashion, remembering to follow the instructions to cover their mouths and crouch to avoid inhaling smoke. The fire department was impressed with the speed and efficacy with which we mustered on the field and rewarded the students with photos in and around the fire engine. Please click here to see more pics on our Facebook page. Well done, everyone!


The HFS Parent Teacher Association Facebook Group

Our Parent Teacher Association is a valued and vital part of our school community and I recommend you join the Facebook group to stay up to date with events and information that they might share. Please click here to view and join the Facebook group.


Seollal Celebration on Wednesday 30 January


Being part of the Korean community means acknowledging and celebrating the most sacred holidays and traditions that are a part of this wonderful culture. The Korean Lunar New year will take place from the 4th to the 6th of February, the school will be closed for those three days but we will celebrate at school a little earlier on Wednesday 30th January. Students are encouraged to dress in Korean traditional clothing, or traditional clothing from their country, for the day. We will have a short program acknowledging the significance of the New Year. The program will be as follows

  • 12:30 Lunch and Ddeok snack in the cafeteria.
  • 13:00 Playtime as normal
  • 13:30 Seollal assembly – Year 2/3 song, Year 4-9 presentations,
  • Ceremonial bowing and placing New Year wishes on the tree.
  • 14:15 Seollal games – Whole school moves to the gymnasium and, in classes, play traditional Korean games
  • 15:00 Move to the Futsal field to do Kite flying
  • 15:20 Return to class for dismissal.
  • Please join us from 1:30 pm and be a part of the HFS Seollal celebration.


F1/2 Year1 School Trip to Dongrami theatre

Our budding actors in the early year’s classes are in for a treat on Thursday 31st January. They will be visiting the Dongrami theatre as part of their IPC Unit on “Let’s Pretend”. They will get a tour of the facilities and be able to play on the stage, dressing up in costumes and learning about actual stage productions. I am very pleased that the HFS partnership with the Dongrami theatre company can provide such a valuable learning experience for the little ones. To allow your child to attend this school trip please complete the online permission form by Monday 28 January by clicking here.


That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and have a splendid weekend.

Best regards,


Scott Kearney