Newsletter 2019/20 Term 3 Week 12

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Dear Parents,


We have reached the end of the 2019/20 academic year and what a fitting sendoff it was.



HFS End of Year Assembly


As is now custom at HFS we ended the year with a celebration of learning that has taken place over the course of the term as well as awarding students for their good character and academic performance. Congratulations to Olivia Walker-Hutchison, Ryan Kirkland, Léo Chaudet, and Dayeon Lee for being deserving recipients of the HFS Citizenship Award this term. You truly embody the values which we hold dear at HFS. Congratulations must also go to Jisika Philip, David Song, Jeremy Philip, and Theo Fatet for your fine academic performance this term. I have no doubt that you will keep up the good work as you enter your next year of studies.

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It was an extra special ceremony this time as we had the pleasure of seeing the fruits of the students’ hard work in putting together their international group projects. All of the presentations were outstanding and I was blown away by their creative performances.



A special message of congratulations to Leigh-ah Cho Duggan on her graduation from Year 9. We wish her all the best of luck and happiness as she enters the next phase of her schooling career. Well done to our FS 2 students for also making it to the next step of their learning journey as they prepare to enter Year 1 next year.


On a sad note, we bid farewell to Dayeon Lee and Chris Roussos as they depart HFS. We have enjoyed having them at HFS and wish them nothing but adventure and delight on the next leg of their learning journey. We would like them to know that, should they return, they will always have a place at HFS.



Taekwondo Summer Camp starting on Monday 20 July


A friendly reminder of the UNESCO Taekwondo Summer Camp that starts on Monday 20 July. The school gate will be open at 9:45 am for you to drop off your child and the lesson will start at 10:00 am and run until 12:00 noon. Please remember to pack a water bottle and ensure that your child wears sports outfit and long sweat suit trousers are recommended. Students will be barefoot during the lesson. Parents should collect their children promptly at 12:00 noon. It promises to be a fun and rewarding initiative.



Farewell Ms. Nurse


It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Ms. Nurse. She quickly made herself a well-liked member of the HFS community and her warm, friendly presence in the halls of the school will be missed by all. Ms. Nurse, we thank you for this year that you have spent teaching the Year 1-2’s and music to all the HFS students and hope that you have enjoyed your time at HFS. I wish you luck and happiness wherever you may land.



New School Year Calendar and Class Structure


The 2020/21 academic year will commence on Monday 24 August, with induction for new students being on Friday 21 August. Please click here to see the Academic Calendar for 2020/21.

The class structure for next year will be:

  • FS 1 – Year 1 : Ms. McClellan
  • Year 2 – 3 : Mr. Kearney
  • Year 4 – 5 : Mr. Green
  • Year 6 – 9 : Mr. Dunn


I am looking forward to what the new year holds in store for the school and am confident that we are ready to face any new challenges that the new year may bring. Thank you for your continued support and I hope you have a safe, healthy and enjoyable summer break.



Mr. Keareny