Newsletter 2019/20 Term 1 Week 14

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Dear Parents,

The Winter holiday is fast approaching. I do hope you have your decorations up for the festive season and are counting down the days to the end of term break. There are a number of newsworthy items that I must mention in this week’s newsletter.


Year 1-2 Trip to Kidzania

 The Year 1-2 students enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Kidzania theme park today. Their eyes were full of wonder at the variety of “rides” that they could experience. From being doctors, nurses and veterinarians to piloting a jumbo plane and seeing what it is like to make chocolate, it was a spectacular outing as well as a valuable learning experience. I am glad that they made the most of their full-day excursion. Please enjoy these pictures from the trip.

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HFS 2019 Winter Show

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Once again the time has come for the annual HFS Winter Show. It promises to be an enchanting evening of music and entertainment. On Thursday 5 December from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm the students will enthrall us with performances of theater, song and dance. The drama club has been rehearsing studiously throughout the term to stage a production of “The Grinch” and each class has been practicing their musical numbers feverishly in anticipation of the event. I am also pleased that this year’s production will include a variety of independent solo and group performances by some of the students. Parking will be available in the square as well as the parking tower for the duration of the show and doors will open at 5:45 pm. Bring your friends and plenty of cash since there will be refreshments and food on sale as well as a cornucopia of Christmas crafts made by the students to raise funds for this year’s school year book. Let the show begin!


PTA Meeting on Monday 2 December

 We will have our next HFS Parent-Teacher Association meeting on Monday 2 December at 3:35 pm. Please join us if you would like to be a part of this vital and dynamic school initiative. The agenda for this month’s meeting will largely be devoted to the organisation and preparation of the HFS Winter Show next week. I look forward to seeing you there.


Parent Teacher Conference Sign-ups

On Wednesday 11 December we will have our termly parent teacher conferences during the day. This is an essential opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss their learning progress or any concerns you might have. Each interview will last 20 minutes and the sign-up sheet will be at the HFS admin office for you to complete. Simply fill in your child’s name on the sheet in your desired time-slot by Friday 6 December. It will work on a first-come-first-served basis so please select your slot as soon as possible.


Invoices for Tuition Fees

 You may have noticed that the invoices for the tuition fees went home with your child on Wednesday. Tuition fees for Term 2 are due by Friday 27 December. All fees must be settled by this date for HFS administrative and accounting purposes. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this regard.


To all the families celebrating or who have celebrated this important cultural holiday we wish you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. That is all for this week. Thank you for your continued support and do have a wonderful weekend.


Mr. Kearney