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HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 9 – Update

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Just a few quick things…

Bus Schedule

From today (Tuesday), these are the bus drop-off times until the end of term.

Friday Lunch

The PTA will be providing a special pizza lunch for all the students on Friday. Students will therefore not need to bring a lunch on Friday, but they can if they want to. Students will still need a snack for the morning.

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 9

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End of Year Trips

Please note that the arrangements for some end-of-year trips have changed due to the forecast of bad weather. Please remember to check your Class Update. Mr Dunn and Mr de Klerk’s classes are going to Gyeongju World on Monday.

Library during the holidays

Please return all library books next Friday so they can be checked. We will be opening the library during the Summer Holidays and further details will follow.

Last day of Term

Friday is a full day of school finishing at 3:30pm

No Clubs in Week 10 | School Bus Times

Please remember that the only club running in Week 10 will be Sports Club on Monday.

Please note that most students will be on the second bus on Monday due to Mr Dunn’s and Mr de Klerk’s class trip and Sports Club.

Here is the Bus Schedule for your reference.

Staff and Classes for 2022/2

Next year we have been able to hire an additional Teacher and Teaching Assistant. The majority of our current staff are also returning.

FS1/2 – Mrs McClellan

Year 1/2 – Mrs Sim and Mrs Temple (student teacher)

Year 3/4 – Mrs Leah

Year 5/6 – Mr Dunn (Maths with Mr de Klerk)

Year 7/8/9 – Mr de Klerk (English with Mr Dunn)

EAL – Ms Temple

Art – Miss Yuli

Music – Mr Green

Korean – Mrs Lee

Teaching Assistants – Ms Jiyu, Miss Yuli and Mrs Jasmine

  • Mrs Jasmine will be rejoining the school to work as a full-time Teaching Assistant. She is a very experienced Teaching Assistant who has worked with the school for many years.
  • Mrs Leah will be joining the school after completing her teacher training with Moreland University. Mrs Leah has been working in the school for the last term and we have been so impressed with her that we want her to join us full time. She is already well-known and liked by her students and everyone at HFS.
  • Ms Temple will be joining the school as a student teacher working mainly with Mrs Sim’s class. This is our third year working with Buckingham University student teachers and we are sure Ms Temple will be as successful as our previous student teachers – Mrs Sim and Mr Morgan. Ms Temple will also be teaching EAL on Thursdays.
  • Mr Dunn will teach English to Mr de Klerk’s class and Mr de Klerk will teach maths to Mr Dunn’s class. This way students in these classes benefit from seeing a different teacher and the teachers can specialise in the subjects they enjoy teaching the most
  • Mrs Mila will be leaving the school to take up an EAL teaching position at an International School in Malaysia. The school is tremendously grateful for the amazing work she has done with our EAL students this year and the transformation she has brought about in the library. We wish her all the best for the future. Ms Temple will be take over teaching EAL.
  • Miss Jiyu will be returning next year but will spend some time away from school in Term 1 welcoming her second baby into the world. Her maternity leave will be covered by an alternative Teaching Assistant. Congratulations, Mrs Jiyu!
  • Mr Morgan will be leaving the school after completing his teacher training with us. He will be moving to Jeju to live on the beach and surf every day. We are very grateful for the tremendous work he has done this year and we are sure he has a great teaching career ahead of him

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 8

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No Clubs in Week 10

There will be no clubs other than Jouni Sports Club in Week 10.

The bus will run according to a different schedule which you can see here.

All clubs are running in Week 9.

End of Year Reports and Parent-Teacher Consultations

End of year report will be published on Tuesday 14th June and will be sent home with students. Your child’s class teacher should have been in touch to arrange a Parent-Teacher Consultation Meeting sometime in Week 9 or 10.

End-of Year Trips

Each class will organise a fun end-of-year trip to celebrate and reward students for all their hard work. Make sure you have signed up for the trip on your child’s Class Page.

Classes and teachers for next year

We are busy finalising a few arrangements and will be able to announce classes and teachers for next year before the end of term.

At this time we are happy to tell you that:

  • All our current class teachers will be returning next year
  • We will be employing an additional class teacher and making an additional class
  • We will be employing an additional teaching assistant
  • All our management and Admin staff will be here next year

Anti-Graft Policy

If you are considering giving gifts at the end of the year, please remember that Korea has very strict laws preventing teachers from receiving gifts in most circumstances.

Further details are available here or from the Admin Office

Consultative Committee

As part of our process of continual school improvement, the school intends to form a Consultative Committee

The purpose of this committee will be:

  • To ensure smooth and effective communication amongst all stakeholders in the school
  • To help the school community acquire an improved understanding of the operation of the school
  • To more readily listen to the views and opinions of the community and reflect them in the management of the school

The committee will meet once per term and meetings will be attended by the Principal, Executive Board Member, representatives of teaching staff, administration staff and also representatives from among the parents.

Full details are available in the Consultative Committee Policy

If you would like to be included in the next ballot for the election of parent representatives please contact the Principal by email to express your interest. Elections will take place before the end of term.

Photographs

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 7

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The year is quickly coming to an end and there is a lot going on!

Yearbooks

Once again we will be creating a yearbook for this year. The yearbook will feature pictures and messages from all the staff and students and is a lovely way to remember your time at HFS.

Yearbooks cost 20,000won and can be ordered using this form. Orders should be made by Friday 10th June.

End of Year Reports and Parent-Teacher Consultations

End of year report will be published on Tuesday 14th June and will be sent home with students. Your child’s class teacher will be in touch to arrange a Parent-Teacher Consultation Meeting sometime in Week 9 or 10.

End-of Year Trips

Each class will organise a fun end of year trip to celebrate and reward students for all their hard work. Further details will come via the Class Updates.

Classes and teachers for next year

We are busy finalising a few arrangements and will be able to announce classes and teachers for next year before the end of term.

At this time we are happy to tell you that:

  • All our current class teachers will be returning next year
  • We will be employing an additional class teacher and making an additional class
  • We will be employing an additional teaching assistant
  • All our management and Admin staff will be here next year

Anti-Graft Policy

If you are considering giving gifts at the end of the year, please remember that Korea has very strict laws preventing teachers from receiving gifts in most circumstances.

Further details are available here or from the Admin Office

2022/23 Calendar

Here are the term dates for 2022/23

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 6

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Family Fun Day

We hope you all had a great day on Saturday at the family Fun Day. It was great to finally be able to meet together for a school event.

A big thank you to everyone who helped with organising the Fun Day and a special thank you to Mrs Sim for being in charge.

Have a look at some great pictures below.

Same again next year?

COVID-19 Update

Fortunately, we have not had any more cases of COVID-19 in the last week. Please remain vigilant and do a RAT or PCR test if you have any symptoms.

Wednesday – No School

Please remember that there is no school on Wednesday 1st June due to the local elections.

Consultative Committee

As part of our process of continual school improvement the school intends to form a Consultative Committee

The purpose of this committee will be:

  • To ensure smooth and effective communication amongst all stakeholders in the school
  • To help the school community acquire an improved understanding of the operation of the school
  • To more readily listen to the views and opinions of the community and reflect them in the management of the school

The committee will meet once per term and meetings will be attended by the Principal, Executive Board Member, representatives of teaching staff, administration staff and also representatives from among the parents.

Full details are available in the Consultative Committe Policy

If you would like to included in the next ballot for the election of parent representatives please contact the Principal by email to express your interest. Elections will take place before the end of term.

Great Learning

Family Fun Day

COVID-19 Cases in School

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Over the weekend we have been made aware of a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among our students and staff. There are currently 4 cases we are aware of.

While this is not a cause for great alarm we are letting you know so you can be on the lookout for symptoms and take a RAT or PCR test if you feel it is necessary.

School is open as usual on Monday but we will be monitoring the situation closely.

Thank you.

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 5

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Book Donation

On Friday we were visited by Mr Tae Soo Kwon, President of the Korean Federation of Community Credit Cooperatives, who kindly donated 5 million Won to the school library. Mr Kwon and his associates came to present the books and meet the students.

Our students are very excited about all the new books they will have to read!

Class Photographs

You should have received little gift of a class and individual photograph on Friday. If you would like a digital copy to have printed we are able to provide them. The class and individual photographs will also be in the yearbooks which will be published at the end of the year.

Sports Day

Sports day last week was a great success and we are very proud of the Teamwork and Respect shown by all the students. Thank you to everyone who came to support us.

Family Fun day

Remember the Family Funday is on Satuday 28th of May at 3pm.

It is going to be a great day!

CIS Accreditation

At HFS we are very proud of our status as a fully CIS accredited school. This webpage from CIS give some details about what accreditation means for the school and our families.

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Sports Day is on!

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This is just a quick note to let you know that Sports Day will go ahead tomorrow (Friday 13th May).

The weather forecast shows a chance of some rain but we think it will be very light. If the weather is like today it will be perfect.

Some things to remember:

  • Parents are welcome to come and watch (meeting us at Ulsan College)
  • Events will start at about 9.30 am
  • Students will need a packed lunch that doesn’t need a microwave and a snack
  • Lunch will be at around 12.30 and we will return to school afterwards
  • Hats and sunscreen might be needed
  • Sensible footwear is important
  • Students should wear their regular PE clothes

All the students are very excited and it should be a great day.

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 3

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Sports Day

HFS Sports Day will be held on Friday 13th May at Ulsan College.

Here are some things to know:

  • Parents are welcome to come and watch (meeting us at Ulsan College)
  • Events will start at about 9.30am
  • Students will need a packed lunch that doesn’t need a microwave
  • Lunch will be at around 12.30
  • If rain is forecast we will postpone until the following Friday – We will let you know on Thursday
  • Hats and sunscreen might be needed
  • Sensible footwear is important

Class Photographs

We took class and individual photographs last Friday. We will share them with you when they are been edited.

It was so nice to see all the students in their uniforms!

Outdoor Play and Masks

We have updated our COVID-19 Protocol in line with the most recent change in the guidelines from the Ministry of Education.

Students are now allowed to remove their masks if they are outside to play, for PE or for other activities. The students have been taught to put their masks back on as we are leaving the field and returning to school.

If any student wants to keep their mask on while they are outside that is also ok. We have talked to the students about respecting each other’s choices.

It has been great to see some smiling faces again!

HFS Newsletter – Term 3 – Week 2

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COVID-19 Update

You should have received a new set of RAT tests on Friday. This will be the final set of test we will be sending home. From May students are no longer required to take weekly RAT tests.

On Friday the government announced that masks will not be required outside starting from May 1st. We just waiting for confirmation from the Ministry of Education regarding how this applies to schools. We are hoping that soon we may be able to allow students to remove their masks when playing outside. For the foreseeable future masks will still need to be worn inside school and on the bus. We will update you when we hear any news.

Hanmaeum Center Parking

Please remember that all cars visiting the Hanmaeum Center and the school need a visitors pass. Passes are available from the Admin Office upon submission of a car registration certificate and a refundable deposit of 20,000.

Class Photos

We would like to take class and individual photographs next Friday. We would like student to wear their red school shirt on this day.

Sport Day

Please remember at Sports Day is planned for Friday 13th May (Week 4). We will be going to Ulsan College and parents will be welcome to attend. We will arrive at around 9am and stay until after lunch. It should be a great day out!

Further details to follow.

Class Trips

Each class is planning a trip and you should receive details in the Class Update. Don’t forget to sign-up. It is great to finally be able to go on school trips again after be restricted for so long due to COVID.

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