HFS Newsletter 2018/19 Term 2 Week 4

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Dear Parents

We are almost half-way through term two and the school will be closed from February 4th to 6th in commemoration of Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year Holiday. We were lucky to have a pinch of snow this week and fortunate that it did not interfere with our Seollal celebrations.


Seollal festivities and activities


The highlight of this week was undoubtedly the spectacular Seollal celebration on Wednesday. We cheekily chose to commemorate this holiday early and it was a fun-filled day of awesome activities.

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Thank you to the staff for preparing the delicious Tteok that was enjoyed by all. I was impressed with each class’s contribution to the assembly, well done to all our hard-working students.

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The activities were entertaining and exciting. I never get tired of playing the traditional Korean games, Jegi-chagi is my favorite. The spectacle of the children’s flying kites was truly a sight to behold. Please enjoy photos from the day by viewing our Facebook page here.


Scholastic Book order


At HFS we believe that readers are leaders and take every opportunity to stimulate children’s imaginations with reading a good book. Scholastic offers a wealth of reading material to capture your child’s mind so please take a moment to browse the scholastic book catalogue and place orders online by clicking here. There is a treasure trove of books on offer for your child and I am sure that you can find a few that they would enjoy, regardless of their age. This is a gentle reminder that the scholastic book order must be submitted by no later than Sunday February 10th.


Term Planner Updated

At HFS we believe in acknowledging significant and important dates and we mark them on our term planner for your convenience. This has been updated to include our Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Thursday 14th February. This event is being organized by our Student Council and Ms. McClellan. Another important day is International Book Day on Thursday March 7th, when students will be encouraged to dress as their favorite literary character. We will also be holding a Pajama Dress-up day on Friday March 15th when students may come to school in their pajamas (for a small fee that will go towards a worthy cause). These promise to be fun events for all.

Click here to see the Term 2 Planner.


HHI Art Gallery Trip


Art stimulates the mind and gets one’s creative juices flowing. HHI art gallery currently has an eye-opening exhibition about graffiti artists on display. We would like to visit the exhibition on Friday 8 February and let the children engage with some fascinating contemporary urban artworks. The trip is open to Year 2 to year 9 students and will take place after from 1:30 until 3:00 pm. After-school club activities on the day will not be disrupted. To allow your child to attend please complete the online permission form by clicking here. Responses must be submitted by Wednesday 6 February.

That is all for this week, thank you for your continued support and do have a cheerful and enjoyable Seollal break.

Best Regards,


Scott Kearney