HFS Newsletter – Term 1 – Week 1

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Our first full week is finished!

After taking two days to get to know each other last week, this week has been full of lessons and learning. I have been very impressed with how well each class has started the year with lots of great learning happening and the quiet hum of hard work emanating from every classroom. Take a look at the Class Posts to see all the great things that have been going on.

I am looking forward to meeting as many parents as possible on Thursday for Curriculum Meetings. Remember to pop in and say hello to Mr Green.

Curriculum Meetings

Remember that Curriculum Meetings are happening next week on Thursday 2nd September. Each class may arrange their meeting slightly differently and you should have received further information from your child’s teacher. These meetings involve the teacher giving a presentation and answering questions from parents. It is not individual appointments for each student.

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.

Class Updates and Newsletters by Email

You should be receiving an email every time a Newsletter or Class Post is published. If you are not receiving these emails or would like to not receive these emails, please get in touch with the Admin Office. We had some technical issues last week but I think I have fixed them now.


Mathletics is an online Maths program that the school provides access to for all students in Year 1 and above. This week all students should have received their Mathletics log-in details and been shown around the website a little.

Mathletics is a great way for students to do some extra maths at home. It is possible to change a students Matheltics level and some other settings if you contact their teacher. There is also an iOS and Android App available. Students may spend a little bit of time each week in class using Mathletics to encourage them to use it more, but it is mainly for use outside of the classroom. We also give out Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates for getting lots of Mathletics points. The classes are also competing against each other to see who can get the most points.

English as an Addiational Langauge (EAL) Lessons

Unfortunately, Mr Baker, our Part-time EAL Teacher will be moving with his family to Seoul soon so he is no longer able to work at HFS. The EAL Part-time teacher position was advertised and we received some excellent applications.

Mrs Mila will be joining us to work as a Part-Time EAL teacher starting very soon. Mrs Mila is a fully qualified teacher and the students already know her from the time she has spent in school volunteering. EAL lessons happen on Thursdays and all parents of students who will have EAL lessons with Mrs Mila have already been contacted.


Here are some pictures of all the great things that have been happening at HFS!