HFS Newsletter 2018/19 Term 2 Week 8

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Dear Parents,

Another week has passed us by as we approach the end of term 2. This week has been devoted to sharing and expressing our understanding of what it means to be part of a global community. I am pleased that HFS has staged many successful events this year over and above the teaching and learning that takes place at the school. We still have a few noteworthy occasions to cover before the term ends.


International Day

I am pleased to report that the International Day program was a huge success. International mindedness is one of the core values at HFS. We are truly lucky to have such a diverse group that makes up the HFS community and it is important to celebrate this diversity. The students reflected their countries in creative and decorative traditional dress. Parents out did themselves with the banquet of cuisine from all over the world and the outstanding student presentations revealed the hard work that the students have put into their projects over the last few weeks. Thank you and well done to everyone who made the day a success. Please enjoy these pictures from the day’s proceedings.

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International Book Day Dress-Up


From Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare we love to plunge into the pages of a good book. Thursday March 7th is international book day and we will continue the HFS tradition of celebrating the occasion by dressing up as characters from our favorite stories. So If your child is a Harry Potter fan dust off the wand and broom or let them come as a hobbit or as Alice in Wonderland, get creative and let them show off their favorite literary character as we celebrate that “readers are leaders” at HFS.


HFS Parents Survey

I am happy to report that HFS has been operating splendidly over the last 6 months in its new existence at the Hanmaeum center. As the group that makes that existence possible we would like to hear your honest and valued opinion regarding the facilities, staff and teaching and learning at HFS as you have experienced it over the last year. Please take a moment to complete and submit this brief survey since your feedback will allow us to see areas in which we need to improve as well as our strengths. I would like to assure you that the survey is anonymous and no information or data will be shared. Please submit your response by Friday 15 March. Your cooperation with this is greatly appreciated.

Click Here to go to the surveyhttps://goo.gl/forms/aYxK17EyXFIDp9Tk1


 Farewell to Winston Lee and Jinmyeong Seo


Finally, with great sadness we must say farewell to Winston Lee and Jinmyeong Seo as they depart from HFS to attend Korean school. I have enjoyed teaching Winston since year 3 and I am proud of the diligent, talented and responsible young man that he has become. Jinmyeong has always proven to be a take-charge individual and her mature attitude will carry her a long way. We wish them the best of luck in the next step of their school careers and want them to know that they will be missed.


The school will be closed tomorrow in honor of the holiday acknowledging the March 1st Korean Independence Movement. Have a restful extended weekend and thank you for your continued support.


Best regards



Mr. Scott Kearney