Monthly Archive - December2019

Newsletter 2019/20 Term 1 Week 16

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Dear Parents,

The holidays have arrived as we have reached the end of the first term of the 2019/20 academic year at HFS. I am pleased at the progress that everyone involved in the school has made in cementing our place further in its new incarnation; our roots are firmly planted and we are functioning like a well-oiled machine. There are a few items I wish to share with you in this final newsletter of the term.


Final Term Assembly and Award Winners

The final assembly was a fitting culmination of a fun yet challenging term where examples of the hard work that the students have done was put on display. Firstly, congratulations to the recipients of the academic commendations: Ezra Lee, Lisa Fatet, Seongyun Seo and Dave Gomes. Your diligence and hard work has earned your name on the HFS Wall of Honour. A further congratulation to the recipients of our HFS Citizenship Award: Aarna Patil, Gabriel Tillier, Minsuh Cherry Blossom Kim and Jeongwoo Seo. You too will have your name on our wall and I hope you continue to display these fine character traits that have earned you this award.


I was excited to see the excellent video made by our student council to promote HFS. It will be shown on our website and social media pages to spread the good name of HFS. Well Done!

The work that the students displayed clearly shows the high level of teaching and learning that is taking place at HFS. I am always impressed at how it seems to get better and better each year.

Sadly, we had to bid farewell to Erin Yun as she departs HFS this term. Erin, you have made yourself a part of the HFS family with your bubbly personality and cheerful demeanor. We wish you all the best in the next step of your journey and would like you to know that you will always have a place at HFS.

Finally, thank you to the parents who attended today’s assembly. The students always appreciate it when their parents take time out of their schedules to see the work that they have made. Without you HFS would simply cease to be. Please enjoy these pictures of the day’s proceedings.

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Term 2 will commence on Monday 6 January and here is a link to the Term 2 planner. Please note that we may add or modify dates and will keep you informed of any changes that may be made.

I wish everyone a happy and blessed festive season and new year. Stay warm and if you are travelling please take care. Thank you, as always, for your continued support.


Best regards


Mr. Kearney



Newsletter 2019/20 Term 1 Week 15

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Dear Parents,

How time has flown this term. We are already in our final week of teaching and I am sure that everyone is eager and ready for a well-earned Winter break. There are a number of newsworthy items in this week’s newsletter.


HFS Winter Show Success

Music! Drama! Dancing and Singing! It was a night to remember and it seems that each year the production gets bigger and better. From the wonderful songs of the HFS singing club, brilliantly coached by Ms. Yeo, to the excellent staging of “The Grinch” by Ms. McClellan and the drama students as well as the individual class and solo/duet pieces. With the HFS staff working tirelessly behind the scenes, everyone put on an amazing show.  We were also lucky to have a visit by the man of the season himself. Well done to all involved for their hard work in putting the show together. I know the students have been rehearsing diligently throughout the term to make the event the success that it was. Thank you also to the volunteers of the HFS PTA for making such delicious refreshments for the evening. It will be a hard act to follow. Please enjoy these pictures from the evening’s festivities.  

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Term 1 Progress Reports Sent Home Today

It being the end of the term we have sent out your child’s report showing their academic and behavioral progress for the term. Please read and review the report and complete the parent comments section to bring to the Parent-Teacher conferences on Wednesday 11 December. I have no doubt that you will be pleased with the progress that your child has made in their learning this term at HFS.


Workbooks Home Overnight on Monday

On Monday 9 December you will find that your child’s English, Math and IPC books have come home with them for you to read through. Please go through these to see the work that your child has done throughout the term at HFS and ensure that the books are returned to school on Tuesday. You will then be able to discuss the learning with your child’s teacher at the parent teacher conferences on Wednesday 11 December. I hope you have filled in a time slot on the sign-up sheet. I look forward to seeing you there.


Dongrami Theater Production of “The Snow Queen”


On Monday 23 December at 7:30 pm Dongrami Theater will be staging a production of “The Snow Queen”. The show features our own Year 5 and 6 students Jeongwoo Seo, Ashleigh Herd and Dave Gomes in major roles in the play. I am always pleased when our students display the confidence, courage and creativity necessary to perform in front of an audience. Please go along and enjoy the performance on December 23rd and see the fantastic work that Miss Yoojung Im is doing with the students.


Final Week

 Next week is the final week of the term and as such there will be no club activities in the afternoons from Monday 9 December to Friday 13 December (Save for the swimming lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday). If your child does not take the school bus in the afternoons, please make adequate arrangements to collect them from school at 3:30 pm. Thank you for your understanding in this regard.


End of Term Assembly on Friday 13 December

On Friday 13 December HFS will close for the Winter break. As such we will have our end of term assembly from 11:15 am. Please join us for the assembly in which we will showcase some of the work that the students have produced throughout the term, bid farewell to any school leavers and award the academic and citizenship awards to the students who have earned them. School will end at 12:30 pm on the day and the bus will leave promptly at 12:40 pm. If you attend the assembly, you may depart with your child straight after.


Finally, Term 2 will commence on Monday 6 January and I wish all of our parents and children a blessed and happy festive season. If you are travelling do take care and enjoy the break everyone, you have earned it! Thank you for your continued support.


Mr. Kearney