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Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 7

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Dear Parents,

 

What a week it was at HFS!  Please see below for all the details.

 

HFS Winter Olympics

The Year 5-9 students played a pivotal role in our HFS Winter Olympics event. They started by brainstorming what they wanted to include using a mind map, and divided responsibilities accordingly.  The Year 5-9 students worked collaboratively to:

  • Choose, plan, and write instructions for our 10 different stations
  • Assign venues for each event and create a map outlining the exact locations
  • Provide constructive criticism to their peers as a way to improve the overall project
  • Divide the school into teams and assign team leaders
  • Use their graphic design skills to create posters, signs and advertisements
  • Explore the idea of sending letters to potential sponsors
  • Initiate the concept of a Torch Relay and map out the details for others to follow
  • Write a series of opening/closing ceremony speeches and choose individuals to present their work
  • Continuously revise, review, and reflect on their plans and ideas throughout the project
  • Debate whether we should have medals/winners and listen to other peoples’ opinions
  • Design and create our Olympic Torch
  • Help staff before, during and after the event

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Overall Mr. Munden and Mr. McCrimmon were pleased with the level of independence and responsibility exhibited by the students. Their creativity and hard work paved the way for a successful day. Very well done to all of the Year 5-9 students! You have made your teachers, parents, and the community very proud.

 

International Food Share day

 We have International Food Share Day planned on February 28th from 10:30am tp 12pm.

 

School Dance Party

 There will be a school dance on March 16th.  We will donate the proceeds to the Swami School in India to help purchase new playground equipment for the children. More information will come in the newsletter next week.

 

Pictures from Year 1/2 this week

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Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 6

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Dear Parents,

 

 As you will see below, there is a tremendous amount happening at HFS these days. Enjoy this newsletter and remember that our doors are always open to you.  Feel free to drop by and let us know if you have any questions.

 

Pics from this week

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<Year 1/2 leading the school assembly this week>

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<Year 7/8/9 working very hard in their break times practicing for their Seollal performance>

 

International Day Celebration Assembly

 Students are working in groups ranging from Y1-Y9 studying 9 countries for our internationalism celebration. Students are studying the UK, USA, Brazil, India, Korea, Iran, Russia, New Zealand and Malaysia. Each group will have 3-5 minutes to show the school and parents what they have learned about their country at our special assembly on 2nd March at 1:30pm.

 

All parents are welcome! This is one you don’t want to miss!

 

HFS Olympic Day

 HFS Olympics will begin Thursday 22nd February

 

School Dance Party

 Students are organizing a School Dance Party for 16th March from 3:30-5:30pm. More information will come in the next newsletter.

 

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Scholastic Book Order

– Deadline Thursday 22nd February

 A reminder to place your book orders online before next Thursday 22nd February.

 All orders can be made online at the following address:

http://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/hyundai-foreign

 Simply click “shop now” on the “Mini,” “XD,” or “Teen” coloured boxes in the centre of the page and you will be able to shop for the books listed in the leaflets.

 

International Food Share day

Wednesday 28th February 10:30am to 12pm (Setup from 10am)

Brazil     France     Germany     India     Indonesia     Iran     Korea

Malaysia     New Zealand     Philippines     Romania     Russia     USA

 We have a truly International Food Share Day planned on Wednesday 28th February.

 To the wonderful volunteers representing their “Home Country”, please start planning what you will prepare to share with the school community.

 Please cater for about 120 people.  Please NO NUTS in your dishes (due to food allergies in the school community)

 If you have any questions please email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com or ring or message Brony on 010-2810-4420.

 

Seollal Celebration

 We had great Seollal celebration today. Thank you for joining us. Please see the pictures.

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 Have a safe and happy holiday.

 

 Warm Regards,

 

 

Mr. Peter McLeod

Principal

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 5

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Dear Parents,

 

 The HFS Learning Community continued to thrive this week starting with our Olympic assembly on Monday organized by the Year 5/6 class.  If you have any questions about what you see below, please do not hesitate to contact school.

 

Parent Meeting

 We want to thank all parents who attended our meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss the move to the temporary school at the Hanmaeum Center for the 2018-2019 academic session. There is a link below to complete a survey regarding your interest in attending HSF next year.

 

 Please complete the survey by February 14th. Click here to go to the survey.

 

 For those who did not attend our meeting, we will provide a video of the presentation on the school website next week.

 

Pics from this week

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<Year 1/2>

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Class Pages

 Check out our class pages on the website! They are new and improved!

 

Assembly

 You will hear from your child that we have changed the format of the assemblies at school. They are now student led assemblies where a class each week is responsible for planning and carrying out the assembly.  Planning their assembly touches on many areas of the curriculum as the students must create and write the script, create and develop the ICT used in the assembly, collaborate with their colleagues, speak publicly and much more.

 Mr. McCrimmon’s class has held an assembly on last Monday and the theme was Winter Olympics.

 

 Mr. Kearney’s class will have assembly this Monday.  I have seen his class members diligently creating a video this week for their assembly. 

 

 All parents are Welcome to attend assembly at 1:30 pm each Monday.

 

HFS Olympics

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 Y5-9 collaborated this week to prepare for the HFS Olympics to be held the week following Seollal.  The students split into two main groups, one focused designing events for the tournament.  The others comprised the PR department with a focus on advertisements and graphic design.  Get ready for the Olympics at HFS!

 

Year 7/8/9 Winter Olympics Blog

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 Whilst learning about journalistic writing, Year 7/8/9 are going to be running a class blog during the Winter Olympics.  They will be updating the blog each day Monday to Friday from Monday 12th February to Monday 26th February.  The first blog will be published Monday 12th February at 3 pm. 

 

Click here to go to the blog

 

School Dance Party

 The student council has come forward with a proposal to have a school Dance Party on March 16th from 3:30-5:30 pm.

 

 We will have another brainstorming session on Wednesday at lunch.

 

 More information will come soon!

 

Warm Regards,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 4

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Dear Parents,
 
We hope all parents had a good week because we sure had a great week at school. Our entire learning community is passionate about the exciting things going on each day.  I am sure that you will be pleased with what you read below as you will get a feeling of what life is like at school.
 
Mentorship
 We started a new mentor program this week at school.  All staff members mentor our year 5-9 students and our year 5-9 students mentor our year 1-4 students.  This is good leadership training as well as it gives our students a sense of belonging.  Studies show that students improve academically when they have a mentor they can go to when needed. Be sure to ask your child about their mentor.

Class Pages
 Be sure to look at the class pages more often now.  They are updated weekly and are full of new and exciting information.
 
Parent Meeting
 There will be a parent meeting on February 7th at 7pm at school to discuss the move to a temporary site for the next academic year.  All interested parents are asked to attend.

Community Service

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 In the spirit of Global Citizenship, our students have been involved with 3 community service projects recently.  Firstly, students noticed that the woman we all know who sells fruit at the entrance of our compound looked cold sitting outside all day.  We used 100,000W from our charity fund and with year 3-4 students, we shopped on-line for gloves, a scarf, socks, hat and sweater. With the students who organised the event, we walked over to her on Monday afternoon and presented her with the gifts. The students felt very good about the impact they could make on the life on another person.  Well done! 
 We also donated 220,000W to the Swami School in India for their library.  The Principal, who is Shrinika’s (Y-3) Grandfather, sent us a touching video from all his students thanking us for the donation. 
 Finally, we donated 50,000W to UNICEF.  Students presented a powerpoint and video at assembly so now all students know the good work UNICEF does.
 We are very proud to see the passion our students have shown towards others and we are confident the culture of helping others will remain with them for the remainder of their lives. 

 

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International Food Share

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 International Food Share day is on Wednesday, February 28th!  This is always a fun event, a chance to showcase the food from “Home”.  Each country represented has a table of food from their homeland (prepared by the parents).  The children then take turns of walking around the room trying the food from around the world.  It is also an opportunity for the families to come and enjoy the international food as well.  At the moment we have France, Brazil and India.  There is a lot more countries represented at HFS.  It would be great if we could have as many countries represented as possible.
 If you are able to represent your country by providing food to share, please email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com or ring or message Brony on 010-2810-4420.

Scholastic Book Order
 A reminder that you can still order your Scholastic books online until Thursday, February 22nd.  All orders can be made online at the following address: http://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/hyundai-foreign
 Simply click “shop now” on the “Mini,” “XD,” or “Teen” coloured boxes in the centre of the page and you will be able to shop for the books listed in the leaflets. Please see Brony or email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!!!
 

 

Volleyball! By Andrei Iovu

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 6:30 am, pitch black, everyone was dragging their feet behind them but… not me! I had a sip of my mother’s coffee, known as a cappuccino, and was filled with energy spontaneously! It was as if I was shocked with electricity! I was early and waiting for Mr. Munden to arrive. After he arrived, and everyone else arrived, we were off! The bus journey was filled with laughter and charades.

 When we arrived, daylight came, and we went in as I was tingling with excitement and was amazed at the sight of players playing with such skill. We had our first match against GIFS. Unfortunately, we lost both sets, but it was fine because it was our first time playing on a proper court and we also learnt a lot from the game. We had targets to reach but the most important for me was ‘15 points or more during a set’. With the cappuccino circulating in my blood I knew that this task could be completed, but this wasn’t always the case.

 Our second game started against ISK/BIA and it was going amazingly well, we won the first set! Unfortunately, we lost the second set but we were really close to winning it. The third set was spectacular! We were losing 9-14 to ISK/BIA. Luckily, Daphne, using her amazing skills, hit the ball over and gave us the advantage as well as gaining us one point. Now it was 10-14 and Jack was up for serving. Jack got us four points with four serves! We were close to winning but ISK/BIA got the advantage and beat us to it. Our final match was against our arch rivals… BIFS! We had the upper hand in the first set but we lost it to BIFS! No!!!! We were losing in the second set but we still had the determination to carry on. Unfortunately we lost the game but were impressed by the way we played. We were heading back home again with laughter and charades with Mr.Mccrimon and Mr.Munden the cause for this joy and excitement.

 

Pictures from This Week

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Floor Hockey Club

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 The Tuesday Floor Hockey Club has been a great success thus far. Many of the students in the club have learned basic skills from Mr. McCrimmon on previous occasions. It has been really impressive to see how well the students have been stick handling, passing, and shooting. Last Tuesday there was also some top notch goaltending from Liam aka ‘The Wall’ and ‘Great Save’ Dave. How do you like our new protective glasses?

 

Assembly

 The year 5/6 student led assembly on Monday will take place at 1:30pm in the hall. All parents are welcome and bring your running shoes!!!

 

See you next week!

 

Warm Regards,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 3

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Dear Parents,

 

Wow!  Another exciting week at HFS!

 

After School Activities

 The first week of activities for our students was a huge success.  Our student council is hard at work brainstorming ideas to include even more activities next term!

 

Parent Meeting

 Parents are invited to attend a meeting on February 7th at 7pm at school to discuss the details of the plan to move HFS to a temporary site for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

 It is important that all parents who are interested in having their children attend HFS next academic year, attend.

 

Pictures from This Week

Y12 Y1/2 with Mr. Kearney Making Olympic Torches / Learning how to use a dictionary / P.E. Warm up routines / Math Multiplication

 

Y34 Y3/4 with Mrs. Munden Solving Math Problems

 

Y56  The Y5/6 students have been learning about all of the Winter Olympic events in preparation for an assembly on February 5th. We will be presenting a class created video and demonstrating some of our own games based on real events. Later on in Term 2, the Year 5/6 class will be organizing and preparing a whole school HFS Winter Olympics!

 

Y789Y7/8/9 Leading the Whole School Assembly

 

Warm Regards,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 2

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Dear Parents,
 
 We are now 2 weeks into the second term and we are happy to inform you that all is well at school.  Please check class pages for current information.
 
After School Activities
 Clubs will begin next Monday.  Be sure to sign up your child today!
 
Scholastic Book Order Time
 Today is the day!  The first book order event for 2018.  Students will be coming home with the Scholastic leaflets today.  Orders can start today and will continue till, Thursday, 22nd February.
 All orders can be made online at the following address:
 http://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/hyundai-foreign
 Simply click “shop now” on the “Mini,” “XD,” or “Teen” coloured boxes in the centre of the page and you will be able to shop for the books listed in the leaflets.  Please see Brony or email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com if you have any questions.  Happy shopping!!!
 
Term 2 Planner
 Term 2 Planner has been updated on the school website.  Parents can now check school events and class trips on the planner.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Peter McLeod

Term 2 After School Activities

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Dear Parents,

I am pleased to inform you that we will begin our after school activities next week. 

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Please click here to fill in the form by the end of this week so we know our student numbers.  It looks like we will have an exciting second term of activities.

 

Learning Resource Centre
The LRC (Library) will now be open Monday-Friday after school for students to return/borrow books, do research or do homework.  Students need to take advantage of this free time in the LRC!!!!!

 

Best Wishes,

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 2 Week 1

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Dear Parents,

 

We hope all is well and you have settled into the routine of being back at school.  It was a real pleasure to see the students return after the break so enthusiastic and passionate about their learning. 

 

Cold Weather

The temperature this week has been as low as -9 degrees.  We have given the children the opportunity to eat their snack at break time indoors before going outside for fresh air.  Be sure that all students have gloves or mitts, a scarf, hat and warm socks.  As long as the children are dressed warmly, being outside in the fresh air is good for them. 

 

Class Pages

Parents are reminded to check the class pages on the website to gain information on all the exciting curriculum developments taking place in the school.

 

Journals

All students in the school are writing their own personal journal this term.  This is an effective way to improve both the writing and creativity in our students.  Be sure to ask your child what they are writing in their journals and have them read to you what they wrote.  Giving your child ideas on topics or issues to write about in their journal would also be helpful.

 

Learning Resource Centre (LRC)

We want to remind parents that the LRC is open after school on Monday and Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:10pm and from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesday.  We encourage all students to read a lot!

 

PTA

There will be a PTA meeting on January 16th at 2pm in Bungalow #10.  All are welcome.

 

Warm Regards,

 

Peter McLeod