We have passed the half-way mark of the term and of this fantastic year at HFS in is new incarnation and are still going strong. I am proud that every week brings a new and exciting event and occasion for the school to celebrate and enjoy teaching and learning. This week was no exception.
100 Days of Learning at HFS
We have reached an important milestone at HFS this week; 100 Days of learning at the school in its new location at the Hanmaeum center. Each class celebrated the day in their own way. Credit must go to Ms. McClellan and the FS1/2-Y1 class for making the most out of the day. Well done to all students, parents and staff for making it possible for us to achieve this and I look forward to many more days of teaching and learning at HFS.
Busan National Science Museum Trip
The Year 2 to 9 students enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Busan National Science Museum. There is a wealth of interactive exhibits about different areas of science for the children to explore. From forces and aeronautics to dancing robots and even simulated walking on the moon, everyone had an amazing time at the museum. It was a hugely successful trip and I am glad that the students were able to see a lot of the scientific principles that they have been learning about being enacted in interactive installations.
International Week Presentation and Food Share
As is tradition at HFS we will celebrate one of our core values with a week dedicated to international mindedness. On Thursday 28 February we will have our international food-share event staged by the HFS PTA. If you would like to prepare a dish from your country to serve on the day please email the PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org and detail what you would like to prepare, (remember to make sufficient serving for the HFS community). We will have the International Food-Share at 12:00 pm and the students will deliver their International Week Presentations at 1:30 in the hall. Join us for a celebration of the diverse community that constitutes HFS.
School closed on Friday, 1st March
The school will be closed on Friday 1st March in Honor of the holiday acknowledging the Korean Independence Movement. I hope you can all have an enjoyable long-weekend break and appreciate time with family and friends.
Farewell to Olivia McCarthy
Finally, on a sad note, we must bid farewell to our year 2 student, Olivia McCarthy. We wish her and her family the best of luck and happiness as they embark on the next leg of their journey. I know Olivia will do well wherever she lands. Olivia is extremely creative, taking part in violin club as well as skating and acting in her spare time. It had been a pleasure having her in my class this year and as a student at HFS these past few years. Good luck Olivia! We will miss you.
That is all for this week, thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.
Mr. Scott Kearney