Welcome back everyone to the start of another exciting year at HFS!
It was lovely to see all the students on Thursday and the school is full of life again. It has been a short week with the students spending some time getting to know their new teachers and classmates. Classes have been doing team building activities, establishing class rules and setting up new routines. The serious learning starts next week!
It was also nice to meet some new families on Wednesday and welcome them to our school community. We will hopefully be meeting lots of new families this year.
Quite a lot to tell you about this week.
Welcome Mr Morgan
We would like to welcome Mr Ricahrd Morgan who will be a trainee teacher working in Mr Dunn’s class. Mr Morgan is originally from England and has lived in Korea, working in education for many years. He is already a very experienced teacher and we are sure he will be very successful this year.
He will be in school on Tuesdays and Wedensdays.
Welcome back Mrs Jiyu
We are very happy to welcome Mrs Jiyu back to HFS.
Please take a moment to fill in a Contact Form. It is very important that the school has up-to-date information and some of your details may have changed. We would like to ask all parents, even parents of returning students to fill out a form.
CIS Inspection – Postponed
During the summer break we were contacted by our accreditation body, The Council of International Schools, informing us that due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation they will be unable to visit HFS as planned in January. Instead, their will be visiting us for a full inspection in October 2021 (the following academic year). Our accrediaton status is unaffected and we will continue the process of continuous school improvement leading to their next visit.
We would like to invite parents to a Curriculum Meeting with your child’s teacher on Thursday 2nd September. Each class may arrange their meeting slightly differently and you should receive further information from your child’s teacher. At these meetings teachers will talk about what their class will be learning this year and explain things like homework and class expectations.
Thursday 2nd September.
- Ms McClellan’s Class – 9 am – 9:30 am
- Mrs Sim’s Class – 3.00 pm – 3.30pm
- Mr Dunn’s Class – 11 am – 11:30 am
- Mr de Klerk’s Class 11:30am – 12 noon
This is also an excellent opportunity to pop in for a chat with Mr Green or the Admin Office.
We look forward to seeing you all.
N.B – Please remember that in accordance with our COVID-19 protocols, parents will have their temperatures checked as they enter the school and should not attend if showing any signs of fever.
After School Activities
After school activities will start in Week 5 and last for 10 weeks. Keep an eye out for sign-up sheets coming soon. If you would like to organise an after school activity, please see the volunteering section below.
- Thursday 2nd September – Curriculum Meetings
- Monday 20th September – Chuseok Holiday – One Week
HFS Core Values
Our Core Values are a set of 10 ideas that we think are very important. We talk about our Core Values a lot at school and students should become very aware of them.
This week in assembly Mr Green challenged all students to memorize the Core Values as a bit of extra homework. Maybe it would be nice to talk about these values at home.
Curiosity – Creativity – Confidence – Respect – Responsibility – Leadership – Teamwork – Growth Mindset – International Mindset – Environmental Awareness
Next week we will be posting information about our Parent-Teacher Assocaition. Maybe you would like to join and help us organise a Halloween party for the kids.
There are various opportunities for parents to volunteer to help in school. In the past parent volunteers have been involved in activities such as reading with students, accompanying trips, organising the library and running after school activities.
If you are interested in volunteering in school please let us know by filling in this short form. Alternatively, you can get in touch with Mr Green for a chat.