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Newsletter Term 3 Week 10

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. Parents of our F2 children enjoyed a very happy and emotional graduation ceremony on Wednesday. As Ms. De Klerk said on the afternoon, the children have grown in every way since the start of the academic year and they are ready for commencement to Year One. With balloons, video interviews and final hat toss, it was a lovely afternoon, and thank you to Ms. De Klerk, Ms. Dingli, Mr. Green and our parents who helped make this event so memorable.

Awards Assembly

We had a very full, and enjoyable, whole school assembly on Thursday, and it was great to see the range of achievements gained by our students, from athletics to academics to attendance!

As a faculty we are rightly proud of the efforts made by all students, and it is also right that some individuals are recognised for particularly epitomising the HFS core values. The following students have received commendations for this term: –

Mr. McCrimmon – Leila Cerise De Los Reyes
Ms. Zorina – Margarita Florovskiy
Ms. Fuller – Dhanya Sri Kotikalapudi
Mrs. Munden – Zarin MaisarahYusmi
Mr. Fairclough – Aimin Simandjoentak
Ms. Strang – Akshitha Chenna
Mr. Munden – Qistina Alya Arulhaizal

The Outstanding Achievement Award for 2016 / 2017 was presented to Ece Ungor. The loud and extended applause Ece received from faculty,  students and parents, reflects the amazing and varied contribution she has made to HFS in such a relatively short time – well done Ece!

End of Year reports

All students will receive their end of year reports today. Please see the following information regarding some of the reports contents

  • Attendance was calculated for this term only, as previous reports also recorded attendance. The figure records attendance up to and including Friday 16th June. One school day is calculated as two attendances.
  • Please note that any assessment result should be placed within a context of being a ‘snapshot’ of a student’s attainment, at the time of that assessment. A broader measure of a student’s attainment and progress this term is provided by the comments in the end of year report. That being so, assessment grades do provide a useful tool for comparing a student’s attainment against age-related expectations  – Cambridge Progress Checks (Years 3, 4 and 5), and how any one student is performing in relation to other students of the same age, following the same Cambridge programme – Cambridge Checkpoint assessments (Year 6 and 9).
  • Cambridge Progress Checks grades
  • Bronze – Working towards the standard. Learners have a basic grasp of the curriculum content. They have achieved a few of the learning objectives and are working toward achieving others. They would benefit from more focus on some areas of the curriculum.
  • Silver – Meeting the standard. Learners have a sound grasp of the curriculum content. They are successfully achieving many of the learning objectives as expected at this stage.
  • Gold – Exceeding the standard. Learners have an excellent grasp of the curriculum content. They are successfully achieving the great majority of the learning objectives and often go beyond what is expected at this stage.
  • Cambridge Progress Check is scored as follows: –

Parent Volunteer Luncheon
Thank you to those parents who attended the luncheon earlier this week. As I said at the time, many of the events held this year would not be possible at HFS without the support of our parents and families. We offer sincere thanks to all those who have helped in any way to make this a very successful year. 

Parent / Teacher Conferences Wednesday 28th June

Please be reminded that all students should attend with parents if possible. Please return reply slips as soon as possible as confirmation of attending the meeting with the class teacher.

PTA Summer Party

The PTA will provide food for their end-of-year party on Monday 26th June. All students, including F1 and F2, will have an extended lunch from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main School, allowing them to enjoy the delicious food, kindly donated by our PTA. All parents are welcome to join with the students for this happy event.

Last day of School

A gentle reminder that Friday 30th June is the last day of term and the school will close at 12 p.m., with the bus leaving at approximately 12.15 p.m. HFS will reopen at 8.55 a.m. on Monday 28th August.

HFS Summer Swimming Camp

HFS is very pleased to provide a two-week Swimming Summer Camp for our students and family during the upcoming summer break as follows.  Any interested students should sign up by Monday, June 26, 2017. Please apply to the school Administrative office.

  1. Period: July 3 – July 14, Monday & Wednesday (Twice a Week)
  • Age Limit: From Y1 to Y9 HFS students and family
  • Lesson Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
  • Cost: KRW 80,000 per person
  • Class Size: Minimum 3/ Maximum 6 per class
  • Place: The Clubhouse swimming pool
  1. Lesson
  • Beginner
  • Time: 10:00-10:45 (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Skills taught: Safe entry, floating, treading water, sculling and basic swimming skills
  • Intermediate
  • Time: 11:00-11:45 (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Skills taught: Basic swimming skills, survival swimming skills, four strokes
  1. Instructor
  • Mr. Taeho CHA
  • Technical Director, Korea Life Saving Society
  • Lifeguard License issued by The Royal Life Saving Society Australia
  • Swimming Coaching License issued by the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA)

Please contact the school Administration office with any queries regarding this offering admin@hyundaiforeignschool.com.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS. 

Diary dates

  • Friday 23rd June – End of year reports sent home
  • Monday 26th June – PTA Summer Party, Main School 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday 27th June Year 1 / 2 end of year trip to Small World Park
  • Wednesday 28th June – Student-led Parent / Teacher conferences, school closed for students
  • Thursday 29th June EYC end of year trip to Small World Park
  • Thursday 29th June Year 3 – 8 end of year trip to Gyeongju World
  • Friday 30th June – Last day of term school closes at 12 p.m

Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Kind regards,

Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 9

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. HFS students, parents and staff enjoyed a wonderful Sports Day this week. The glorious weather was matched by the performances on the field and track, with students benefiting from the enthusiastic support from the many parents in attendance. The competition was intense but always fair, with Team Otters lifting the HFS Sports Day trophy for 2017, closely followed by Teams Hedgehog and Pheasant.

I have been fortunate to attend many sports meetings, and this latest HFS Sports Day was notable for its wonderful atmosphere of competitive fairness, its fun and its excellent organisation. Thank you to Mr. Moss for all his hard work in preparing the students, and for organising the meeting logistics, and thank you also to the administrative office and Mr. Song in helping to prepare the sports field. Further thanks are also due to our PTA and parents for their unwavering enthusiasm and support, and for the end-of-meeting ice blocks! Finally, my sincere thanks to all who had any part in making this such a brilliant occasion.

Photographs of the HFS Sports Day 2017 will be uploaded to our  Facebook page shortly.

Clubhouse arrangements

Although we are rapidly approaching the end of the school year, following some recent confusion regarding students using the Clubhouse restaurant facilities, here is a reminder of the current HFS practices: –

  • Students eating lunch at the Clubhouse must be accompanied by an adult, and this adult should collect the students from school and sign them out.
  • Only students in Years 5 to 9 can order lunch from the Clubhouse. These orders are managed by students from Mr. Munden’s class. Students in Y5 – 9 cannot order food for siblings.

Healthy eating at HFS

A gentle reminder that students should not be provided with ‘fast’ foods (McDonald’s, Subway etc) for lunch or snack.

Thank you for your help with these matters

Parent / Teacher Conferences Wednesday 28th June

The appointment letters for this term’s parent / teacher conferences will be sent home today, with the oldest sibling, if there is more than one child attending HFS. Please check the school bag for the letter, complete the reply slip and return to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.

As these meetings are intended to be student-led, it is requested that all children accompany parents or guardians to these meetings. 

Awards Assembly – Thursday 22nd June 11 a.m.

Please note the time of our final assembly of the year is 11 a.m. to enable our Early Years children to be present. All parents and family are welcome to the awarding of many prizes including final commendations, athletics ribbons, attendance prizes and leaving certificates. The assembly will take place in the gymnasium as usual.

PTA Summer Party

The PTA will provide food for their end-of-year party on Monday 26th June. All students, including F1 and F2, will have an extended lunch from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Main School, allowing them to enjoy the delicious food, kindly donated by our PTA. All parents are welcome to join with the students for this happy event.

HFS Summer Swimming Camp

HFS is very pleased to provide a two-week Swimming Summer Camp for our students and family during the upcoming summer break as follows.  Any interested students should sign up by Monday, June 26, 2017. Please apply to the school Administrative office.

  1. Period: July 3 – July 14, Monday & Wednesday (Twice a Week)
  • Age Limit: From Y1 to Y9 HFS students and family
  • Lesson Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
  • Cost: KRW 80,000 per person
  • Class Size: Minimum 3/ Maximum 6 per class
  • Place: The Clubhouse swimming pool
  1. Lesson
  • Beginner
  • Time: 10:00-10:45 (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Skills taught: Safe entry, floating, treading water, sculling and basic swimming skills
  • Intermediate
  • Time: 11:00-11:45 (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Skills taught: Basic swimming skills, survival swimming skills, four strokes
  1. Instructor
  • Mr. Taeho CHA
  • Technical Director, Korea Life Saving Society
  • Lifeguard License issued by The Royal Life Saving Society Australia
  • Swimming Coaching License issued by the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA)

Please contact the school Administration office with any queries regarding this offering admin@hyundaiforeignschool.com.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS. Please note that this is a link for the official HFS Facebook page. In the past, other pages have been set up, and we are currently trying to determine the owners of these pages. If you know who does own these pages please ask them to contact the school Administration office.

Diary dates

  • Wednesday 21st June – Parent volunteer luncheon, school canteen 1 p.m.
  • Thursday 22nd June – Awards Assembly, all parents welcome 11 a.m.
  • Friday 23rd June – End of year reports sent home
  • Monday 26th June – PTA Summer Party, Main School 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday 27th June Year 1 / 2 end of year trip to Small World Park
  • Wednesday 28th June – Student-led Parent / Teacher conferences, school closed for students
  • Thursday 29th June EYC end of year trip to Small World Park
  • Thursday 29th June Year 3 – 8 end of year trip to Gyung-ju World

Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Kind regards,

Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Changes to the programme for Week 9

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Dear Parents,

A gentle reminder that this week there are changes to the teaching programme as we hold our Sports Day on Thursday 15th June.

For this week only, Wednesday will be a full day at school, and the faculty will follow the usual Thursday timetable. Year 1 and 2 will have swimming on this day, and Mr. McCrimmon’s after-school hockey club will also be on Wednesday.

Rising Star Soccer, provided externally, will continue as usual on Tuesday and Thursday at 3.40 p.m.

Thursday is our annual Sports Day. Students should arrive promptly at school for registration at 8.45 a.m. All students will then depart for Spanish fields at 9.05 a.m.

The students will arrive back at HFS at approximately 12.30 p.m. when they can be collected and go home. School is closed for Thursday afternoon.

Please also note, no students are allowed to leave / be collected from Spanish Fields. ALL students must return to HFS at the end of the event.

The school bus will depart at 12.45 p.m.

Please contact myself, the class teacher, or the school Administrative office with any questions regarding arrangements for this week.

Kind regards,

Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 8

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. It was a privilege to be part of the audience to see some very talented students participate in the HFS Music competition, as part of our Creative Arts celebration. From keyboards and strings to vocal performances, all those who took part deserve many congratulations for their musical talent, and their courage and bravery in performing magnificently for their peers and parents.
Results: –
First place 
Dave Gomes, vocals / piano – ‘Snowflake’
Second place
The Eight Harmony, vocals / ukulele / cups – ‘When I am gone’
Alia Simandjoentak, Daphne Tillier, Erin Yun, Hayun Jeon, Jasmine Crouch, Lian Schwarz, Monica Pevreal, Qistina Arulhaizal
Third place
Sofie Jeon, cello – Arirang

Many thanks to Ms. You for the time spent helping the competitors to prepare, and also for preparing the wonderful Creative Arts exhibition in the school gymnasium, which showcases the talents of many more HFS artists. The range and quality of work is breathtaking, and can only really be appreciated by seeing it firsthand. To this end, the exhibition will remain in place until Friday 16th June. I do urge you to visit the school (during office hours) if you have the opportunity over the next few days, to see the amazing range of artistic talent at HFS.

Please see our Facebook page for photographs of the HFS Music competition and Creative Arts exhibition.

HFS Sports Day – Thursday 15th June, Spanish Fields

Start Time: 9:30 am     Finish Time: 12:30 pm    
Where: Spanish Fields, Dong-Gu, Ulsan

Dear Parents,
 
On Thursday15th June F1-Y9 students will take part in the annual Sports Day to be held at the Spanish Fields.  Students will be in mixed age teams, and will participate in several athletic activities throughout the morning, collecting valuable points in an attempt to be part of the winning team. All teams have been given the name of an animal to create even more excitement! There will also be Year group sprint races, plus tug of war competitions to add spice to the day. Participation, fun, and healthy competition are the aims for the day so please come along and support your child.
 
It would be appreciated if your child could come to school in their PE uniform and sports shoes. Please also ensure that your child puts sunscreen on before coming to school, and that they bring a hat, at least one filled water bottle, gloves for the tug of war event, plus a nutritious snack. All students (including EYC) should arrive at main school by 8.45 a.m. and will register in their classrooms as normal. EYC staff will meet their students in the front of school and then escort them to the cafeteria.
 
Students will travel to / from Spanish Fields by bus (please see * note below).
As part of the fun-filled morning, a special parent / teacher tug of war event will be held, so please come along prepared with sports shoes!
 
*Please note that Thursday 15th is a half day, as has been previously advertised, and there will be no afternoon classes. You may therefore collect your child once they return by bus from Spanish Fields (no later than 1 p.m.).
 
We look forward to your support on Thursday 15th June.

Yours Sincerely,
Mr. Richard Moss  
PE Teacher  

A gentle reminder of the changes to our school programme for HFS Sports Day. All children will go home after the sports meeting from the HFS site, at no later than 1 p.m. This will allow some recovery time for our students, and our staff! To compensate for this, Wednesday 14th June will be a full school day, and follow the regular Thursday timetable and curriculum. Please see below: –

To ensure the safety of our students, and for ease of organisation, parents must collect students ONLY FROM HFS after the conclusion of the event. No students are to be collected directly from Spanish Fields. All students will return to school.

  • Wednesday 14th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
  • Thursday 15th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 1 p.m. (latest)
Rising Stars soccer school will still be at the usual time on Thursday afternoon.

Awards Assembly – Thursday 22nd June 11 a.m.

Please note the time of our final assembly of the year is 11 a.m. to enable our Early Years children to be present. All parents and family are welcome to the awarding of many prizes including final commendations, athletics ribbons, attendance prizes and leaving certificates. The assembly will take place in the gymnasium as usual.

HFS Summer Swimming Camp

HFS is very pleased to provide a two-week Swimming Summer Camp for HFS students and family during the upcoming summer break as follows.  Any interested students should sign up by Monday, June 26, 2017. Please apply to the school Administrative office.

  1. Period: July 3 – July 14, Monday & Wednesday (Twice a Week)
  • Age Limit: From Y1 to Y9 HFS students and family
  • Lesson Duration: 45 minutes per lesson
  • Cost: KRW 80,000 per person
  • Class Size: Minimum 3/ Maximum 6 per class
  • Place: The Clubhouse swimming pool
  1. Lesson
  • Beginner
  • Time: 10:00-10:45 (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Skills taught: Safe entry, floating, treading water, sculling and basic swimming skills
  • Intermediate
  • Time: 11:00-11:45 (Monday & Wednesday)
  • Skills taught: Basic swimming skills, survival swimming skills, four strokes
  1. Instructor
  • Mr. Taeho CHA
  • Technical Director, Korea Life Saving Society
  • Lifeguard License issued by The Royal Life Saving Society Australia
  • Swimming Coaching License issued by the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA)

Please contact the school Administration office with any queries regarding this offering admin@hyundaiforeignschool.com.

Sun Safety at HFS – a reminder

A gentle reminder about students wearing hats as a matter of sun protection. My thanks to parents of our younger students as most of these now regularly wear hats outside. I ask parents of our older students, particularly Year 5 and upwards, to encourage some awareness of, and responsibility for, healthy lifestyle choices, and remind these students to wear a hat.

Mathletics and Reading Eggs websites

Many of our students enjoy using these school-linked websites at home in addition to their use at school. HFS is currently renewing its membership for the coming year, and adjusting our students lists. There may be some disruption in the availability of these websites, but we hope this will be resolved very soon. My apologies for any recent problems gaining access to these sites.

Late lunch or snack delivery

Parents should deliver snacks or lunches direct to the school office and not to the classroom to avoid disrupting lessons. Thank you for your help with this matter.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS. Please note that this is a link for the official HFS Facebook page. In the past, other pages have been set up, and we are currently trying to determine the owners of these pages. If you know who does own these pages please ask them to contact the school Administration office.

Diary dates

  • Thursday 15th June – HFS Sports Day, Spanish Field 9.30 a.m.
  • Thursday 22nd June – Awards Assembly, all parents welcome 11 a.m.
  • Friday 23rd June – End of year reports sent home
  • Tuesday 27th June Year 1 / 2 end of year trip to Small World Park
  • Wednesday 28th June – Student-led Parent / Teacher conferences, school closed for students
  • Thursday 29th June EYC end of year trip to Small World Park
  • Thursday 29th June Year 3 – 8 end of year trip to Gyung-ju World
Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Kind regards,
Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. There is still an air of excitement around the school today after last night’s stellar premier of ‘The Return of the Return of Mr. Nasty’. This new action / romance / comedy movie was well received by all who were present, and the movie’s end was greeted by a standing ovation for the director and the stars, many of whom are sure to have Hollywood agents beating a path to their door. More from our very own Steven Spielberg, Mr. Fairclough, below: –

Thank you to all for making the showing of our film a night to remember.

If you would like a copy I can either do so by email or if you send a memory stick/USB to me then this is also fine.

You are very welcome to copy and share with family and friends but please do not put the film, or clips of the film, on social media sites.

Thank you,

Mr. Fairclough

SKAC Sports Day at Sajik Stadium, Busan

HFS students enjoyed a very successful day participating in the annual SKAC Sports Day. However, just as pleasing as any sporting success was the conduct of the students and the accompanying teachers were delighted with their attitude and sporting fairness. Please see below for the HFS results, with congratulations due to all our students who participated with great spirit and determination. My thanks to Mr. Moss in preparing the students so well for the competition, and to Mr. and Mrs. Munden, and Miss Duri, for accompanying and supporting the students on a very hot day!

Name Event Position
Humza 1000m G3 Boys 3rd
Alicia 400m G3 Girls 3rd
Om Long Jump G3 Boys 2nd
Alexis 1000m G3 Girls 2nd
Srinika 1000m G3 Girls 1st
Arif 600m G3 Boys 3rd
Om 100m G3 Boys 3rd
Om 400m G3 Boys 1st
     
Jack Long Jump G4 Boys 2nd
Connor Long Jump G4 Boys 3rd
Ece 200m G4 Girls 3rd
Connor 4x100m Relay G4 3rd
Ece 4x100m Relay G4 3rd
Jasmine 4x100m Relay G4 3rd
Faris 4x100m Relay G4 3rd
Ece 100m G4 Girls 3rd
Connor 1000m G4 Boys 1st
Connor 100m G4 Boys 1st
Aiman Quoit Throw G4 Boys 3rd
     
Tin Shot Put G5 Boys 1st
Leigh Ah Discus G5 Girls 2nd
     
Lian Long Jump G6 Girls 3rd
Lian 200m G6 Girls 2nd
Lian 100m G6 Girls 3rd
Daphne 400m G6 Girls 1st

Evacuation Drill at HFS

The school carried out an emergency on-site evacuation drill at the main school and the Early Years Centre at 9.45 a.m. this morning. This was preceded by a test emergency text message that was sent to all cell phones for which parents had provided contact numbers. If you did not receive this text message please inform the school administration office so that emergency contact details can be updated.

School Closed Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June

A gentle reminder that HFS will be closed to students next week for our staff professional development day on Monday, and the Memorial Day public holiday on Tuesday.

Lunch and Snack cutlery

Please provide the requisite cutlery for the students to use at snack and lunchtime. Unfortunately, the school supply of forks has greatly diminished recently and we are waiting for further supplies.

HFS Sports Day – Please see below for important information regarding the collection of students after the event

A gentle reminder of the changes to our school programme for HFS Sports Day. All children will go home after the sports meeting from the HFS site, at no later than 1 p.m. This will allow some recovery time for our students, and our staff! To compensate for this, Wednesday 14th June will be a full school day, and follow the regular Thursday timetable and curriculum. Please see below: –

To ensure the safety of our students, and for ease of organisation, parents must collect students ONLY FROM HFS after the conclusion of the event. No students are to be collected directly from Spanish Fields. All students will return to school.

  • Wednesday 14th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
  • Thursday 15th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 1 p.m. (latest)
Rising Stars soccer school will still be at the usual time on Thursday afternoon.

Parent volunteers for Sports Day

There is still time for parents to volunteer as helpers on the day. If you can volunteer, please contact Mr. Moss, or PTA (pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com). All help is gratefully received and greatly appreciated.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS.

Diary dates

  • Monday 5th Junestaff professional development day, school closed
  • Tuesday 6th JuneMemorial Day, school closed
  • Thursday 8th June – Music competition / Parents’ assembly
  • Friday 9th June – PTA Meeting @ School Canteen 9.45 a.m.
  • Thursday 15th June – HFS Sports Day, Spanish Field 9.30 a.m.
  • Friday 23rd June – End of year reports sent home
  • Wednesday 28th June – Student-led Parent / Teacher conferences, school closed for students
Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Kind regards,
Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 6

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. The air has been full of signs and symbols today as HFS enjoyed ‘Maths Day’ across the school. From ensuring the fox does not eat the chicken as they cross the river, to a murder mystery investigation, all our students have been enjoying a fun, and even exciting, day of mathematical activities. Please check our Facebook page for the latest photographs of today’s activities.

Hyundai Foreign School

HFS recently concluded a series of information sessions for both new and current parents. These sessions detailed the rigorous academic programme that will be followed in the coming years, and the school’s financial health, both in terms of its standing as an independent faculty, and its ongoing relationship with HHI. Please see the following message from Mr. Paul Kim, Executive Board member, that underlines the commitment of HHI to maintaining strong support for HFS.

Dear Parents,
HFS would like to reassure the parent community that HHI is appreciative and supportive of the important role that HFS has been playing in successfully meeting the educational needs of the children of its clients and those of the general community in Ulsan.
HHI is currently providing the following financial support for HFS and will continue to do so in the future with a firm commitment: –

  • To provide the school buildings and the school site for the school
  • To maintain capital investment to ensure proper maintenance and upkeep of the school facilities
  • To support the school in maintaining financial viability

Please rest assured that HFS stands on a secure financial foundation and will remain so in the future.  In this regard, we would sincerely appreciate it if you could put your unwavering trust and faith in HFS as a long-standing educational institution providing an English-based international education for the community in Ulsan.
Mr. Paul Kim
Executive Board Member

At HFS we do understand that these can be uncertain and unfamiliar times for our families, certainly in comparison with the recent history of HHI. However, if any families have any questions at all, please do contact myself directly, or the school administrative office, for the most recent, and accurate, information.

Movie Premier Night at HFS

The Return of the Return of Mr. Nasty

Mr. Nasty – the world’s most dangerous man – has escaped from Alcatraz and is hiding a nuclear bomb in a school in Korea. The British and Korean intelligence agree to send their best agents to find him.
Can they do so before he detonates the bomb with the red bit?
Will Miss Mayhem make it back from the hairdresser on time?
Will Thor get a conscience and fight for good, not evil?
Are you wondering what on Earth I am talking about??
Then come along and see for yourself:
HFS HALL  7:15 pm on Thursday, June 1st.
Actors will meet and greet the audience at 6.30 p.m.

Please note the film does not contain shocks or horror but there are (short and exaggerated) fist fight scenes so parental guidance is advised.

HFS Sports Day – Please see below for important information regarding the collection of students after the event

A gentle reminder of the changes to our school programme for HFS Sports’ Day. All children will go home after the sports’ meeting from the HFS site, at no later that 1 p.m. This will allow some recovery time for our students, and our staff! To compensate for this, Wednesday 14th June will be a full school day, and follow the regular Thursday timetable and curriculum. Please see below: –

To ensure the safety of our students, and for ease of organisation, parents must collect students ONLY FROM HFS after the conclusion of the event. No students are to be collected directly from Spanish Fields. All students will return to school.

  • Wednesday 14th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
  • Thursday 15th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 1 p.m. (latest)
Rising Stars soccer school will still be at the usual time on Thursday afternoon.

Parent volunteers for Sports Day

The class teachers have already appealed on behalf of Mr. Moss for the help of our class parents for Sports Day. I am very grateful to these parents, and any others, who wish to support the HFS staff during this activity. If you can volunteer, please contact Mr. Moss, or PTA (pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com)

Sun safety at HFS

It has been pleasing to see the number of children wearing hats recently, and teachers have also been reminding our students of the importance of sun safety. However, there is still a significant proportion of children, of all ages, without any hats. Please support the school in encouraging our students to develop a sense of responsibility for the own well being by ensuring all children come to school with a hat. This does not need to be a school cap, but these are available to purchase, in a wide range of sizes, from the school administrative office.

Health and Safety

There has been an increase in the number of students complaining of upset stomachs recently. Class teachers have reminded the students about the importance of hand washing routines. Please also consider the composition of student lunches now that the warmer weather is here. Unfortunately, we are not able to refrigerate any food at HFS, so please ensure lunches are not liable to spoil in the hot weather.

End of Year gift giving

The school faculty recognises and very much appreciates that some families wish to show their thanks by giving gifts to individual class teachers, at the end of the academic year, or because the family is leaving HFS. Whilst the school truly does appreciate the kind generosity of our families, we are bound by the recently introduced Anti-Graft laws. Please do support the school in this important matter and adhere to the following instructions regarding gift-giving at this time. 

  • Leaving teachers and other leaving staff members may be presented with gifts.
  • All leaving families may present gifts to any HFS staff member.
  • Faculty members for academic year 2017 / 2018 (Ms. De Klerk, Mr. McCrimmon, Mr. and Mrs. Munden, Mr. Blacklock), cannot accept any gifts from those students who will remain at HFS for the new academic year.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration and support in this matter.

Term Three Extra Curricular Activities

Please see the table of activities for this term.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS.

Diary dates

  • Tuesday 30th May – SKAC Sports’ Day Sajik Stadium Busan
  • Thursday 1st June – Movie Premier Night at HFS from 6.30 p.m.
  • Friday 2nd June – Evacuation drill
  • Monday 5th Junestaff professional development day, school closed
  • Tuesday 6th JuneMemorial Day, school closed
  • Thursday 8th June – Music competition / Parents’ assembly
  • Friday 9th June – PTA Meeting @ School Canteen 9.45 a.m.
  • Thursday 15th June – HFS Sports’ Day, Spanish Field 9.30 a.m.
  • Friday 23rd June – End of year reports sent home
  • Wednesday 28th June – Student-led Parent / Teacher conferences, school closed for students
Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have a peaceful weekend.

Kind regards,
Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 5

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. It has been wonderful to see the gloriously sunny weather recently, and this has been a timely reminder for HFS and all our families to consider skin safety in the sun. Please ensure each child has a peaked cap and refillable water bottle when coming to school each day, both clearly labeled with the child’s name. Parents can apply sunscreen before the children come to school, however, no adult at HFS can apply further sunscreen to the children during the day. Additionally, students are not allowed to apply sunscreen to each other.

HFS Sports’ Day and a change to the school programme

We are looking forward very much to the annual HFS Sports’ Day which will be held at Spanish Fields on Thursday 15th June, and Mr. Moss will send home further information regarding this nearer the date.

As Thursday 15th June was the only available date at Spanish Fields for the event, there will be a change to the weekly programme at HFS. As I have mentioned above, the warm weather has arrived in Ulsan, and we are aware that this will almost certainly be the same for our Sports’ Day. Consequently, all children will go home at the conclusion of the sports’ meeting from HFS, at no later that 1 p.m. This will allow some recovery time for our students, and our staff! To compensate for this, Wednesday 14th June will be a full school day, and follow the regular Thursday timetable and curriculum. Please see below:-

  • Wednesday 14th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
  • Thursday 15th June – school hours 8.55 a.m. to 1 p.m. (latest)
Rising Stars soccer school will still be at the usual time on Thursday afternoon.
Families leaving HFS

This term will unfortunately see some of our families moving on. Leaving families must inform the admin office (admin@hyundaiforeignschool.com), and the class teacher, at least one week in advance of any leaving date. Please also discuss with the class teacher the printing of this term’s report, if this is required before Friday 23rd June, when all end of year reports will be sent home.

End of Year gift giving

The school faculty recognises and very much appreciates that some families wish to show their thanks by giving gifts to individual class teachers, at the end of the academic year, or because the family is leaving HFS. Whilst the school truly does appreciate the kind generosity of our families, we are bound by the recently introduced Anti-Graft laws. Please do support the school in this important matter and adhere to the following instructions regarding gift-giving at this time. 

  • Leaving teachers and other leaving staff members may be presented with gifts.
  • All leaving families may present gifts to any HFS staff member.
  • Faculty members for academic year 2017 / 2018 (Ms. De Klerk, Mr. McCrimmon, Mr. and Mrs. Munden, Mr. Blacklock), cannot accept any gifts from those students who will remain at HFS for the new academic year.
Thank you very much for your kind consideration and support in this matter.

HFS Open Morning Saturday 20th May from 10 a.m.

This Saturday HFS will hold an Open Morning to present information regarding the new academic year. Although all families are invited to come to this meeting, it’s primary purpose is to provide information for families who are new to HFS, or may be considering joining our school. Much of the information in this session was covered in the Parents’ Information Session held last March. If any families were unable to attend that meeting, please do join us tomorrow to hear our proposals for the new academic year.

Term Three Extra Curricular Activities

Please see the table of activities for this term.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS.

Diary dates

  • Monday 11th May – Thursday 25th May Assessment Weeks
  • Monday 15th May F2 trip to Busan Zoo 9.30 am
  • Saturday 20th May Open Day and Information Session 10 a.m.
  • Friday 26th May Maths Day
  • Tuesday 30th May SKAC Sports’ Day Sajik Stadium Busan
  • Thursday 8th June Parents’ Assembly
  • Friday 9th June PTA Meeting @ School Canteen 9.45 a.m.
Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have a relaxing weekend.

Kind regards,
Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter Term 3 Week 4

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Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. After our recent break, the pace of life at HFS will quicken with much to complete before the end of this academic year. There will be many activities for our students including our annual Sports’ Day, Maths Day and end of year assessments, and end of year trips for all year groups. With this also being the time that some of our families will also be leaving the school, it will be very important for all our students to value these final weeks of this academic year. It is an opportunity to reflect upon, and appreciate, the friendships that have been made, and the experiences they enjoyed during this time.

Earthquake Drill

The school carried out another Earthquake Drill this morning, following Government instructions. The drill was completed quickly and without incident. A test emergency message was sent by text to all families at approximately 9.45 a.m. this morning, following the protocols in place for a real event. If you did not receive this test text message, please contact the school administration at admin@hyundaiforeignschool.com in order to check family contact details.

Term Three Extra Curricular Activities

Please see the table of activities for this term.

Art Auction Friday 12th May @the Clubhouse from 7.00 p.m.

TONIGHT’s the NIGHT! All of the canvases your children have painted will be auctioned off at the Art Auction. First item up for bid at 7:30 pm!! So, come to the clubhouse at 7 pm, grab a drink, an appetizer, and take a look at the canvases before the auction starts! (Please bring cash for your purchases.)

Assessment Weeks May 15th – 25th

During these weeks, all students will have assessments in Mathematics and English, with students in Year Three and above also having an assessment in Science. The data from these assessments will be used to inform the end of year full academic reports, and also the three-way Student / Parent / Teacher conferences coming up next month.

As always, we strongly advise against any attempt to ‘cram’ or revise for these assessments, as this can frequently have an adverse effect at this late stage. We always try to ensure this is a stress-free experience for all our students, and we hope that this will also be supported at home.

Please check your child’s class page on the website for a timetable of assessments.

Maths Day Friday 26th May

We are looking forward very much to this year’s Maths Day, which will be an opportunity for our students to enjoy exciting Maths investigative activities. It is hoped that this will provide some stimulating relief after the assessments, and also encourage enthusiasm for this subject amongst some of our more reluctant mathematicians. Further details will be available on the website class pages nearer the day.

HFS Open Morning Saturday 20th May from 10 a.m.

We are looking forward to hosting our Open Morning and Information Session next Saturday. Although all families are invited to come to this meeting, it’s primary purpose is to provide information for families who are new to HFS, or may be considering joining our school. Much of the information in this session was covered in the Parents’ Information Session held last March. If any families were unable to attend that meeting, please do join us next Saturday to hear our proposals for the new academic year.

Please do check and LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/hyundaiforeignschool/ for photographs, student articles and updates about all that happens at HFS.

Diary dates

  • Friday 12th May Art Auction, the Clubhouse 7.30 pm
  • Monday 11th May – Thursday 25th May Assessment Weeks
  • Monday 15th May F2 trip to Busan Zoo 9.30 am
  • Saturday 20th May Open Day and Information Session 10 a.m.
  • Friday 26th May Maths Day
  • Tuesday 30th May SKAC Sports’ Day Sajik Stadium Busan
Please contact the specific class teacher(s) or the school office with any questions regarding these dates.

Have an enjoyable weekend.

Kind regards,
Tony Blacklock

Principal
Hyundai Foreign School

Tongyeong trip – Early Arrival Update

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Good afternoon,

The bus appears to be well ahead of schedule and we now have an estimated time of arrival at school of 3.40 pm – 4 pm. Once again, ‘real time’ updates will provided by the students.

Kind regards,

Tony Blacklock

Principal

Hyundai Foreign School

School closed on Tuesday 9th May

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Dear Parents,

A gentle reminder school will be closed on Tuesday 9th May for the Presidential elections.

Kind regards,

Tony Blacklock

Principal

Hyundai Foreign School