Further details will be in the Newsletter on Friday.
Staying in at Break
At HFS we believe that students benefit from going outside for break and lunchtime and that as long as they have appropriate clothing they won’t be cold. School policy also states that if the temperature is below -2°C alternative arrangements will be made, especially for younger students.
We ask that parents inform us in advance, by email or phone, if a student needs to stay inside during break or lunchtime for medical reasons. To ensure that teachers have time to prepare for the next lesson, students who stay inside will be asked to sit in the Admin Office.
The PTA would like some donations of candy or chocolates to make gift bags for the students to receive at the Winter Show.
Donations can be sent to the Admin Office.
Clubs in the last week of the term
Clubs will happen in Week 15 but only Sports Club on Monday will happen in the last week of term.
The bus will follow the ‘No Club’ schedule from Tuesday of the last week of term.
Last Day of Term
Please be aware that the last day of term, Friday 16th December is a full day. There will be lots of fun and class parties going on but school finishes at the normal time of 3.30 pm.
Name Change Survey
Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their opinions about a possible change of name for the school. We value your opinions.
To clarify a few questions that came from the survey.
Any name change will not affect the relationship between HHI and the school. We would still enjoy the support of HHI in the future
Any change of name will not affect the legal status of the school. We will still only be permitted to enrol students holding foreign passports or Korean passport holders who have lived abroad for over 3 years
The main motivation for a name change would be to raise the profile of the school with a name that more accurately reflects who we are
This week we have welcomed a visiting team from the Council of International Schools. The team spent the whole week in school, visiting classrooms, holding meetings, and trying to get the best possible picture of our school. We are very grateful to the team for the way they engaged with our school community and the many interesting conversations we had.
At HFS we are very proud of our CIS-accredited status and the hard work that goes into ensuring that we meet the very highest standards of international education. The school will receive a report from CIS in about 8 weeks, highlighting our many strengths, as well as areas for further improvement.
I would also like to thank the parents who met with the CIS team for volunteering their time and also congratulate our students and teachers who spoke confidently and enthusiastically about their school.
The Chairman of the HFS Board has issued the following letter confirming that the school will relocate to a new site at the end of 2023. This is a very exciting prospect for our school and we will be working hard to ensure that the relocation process goes smoothly and that our new site is an amazing place for teaching and learning. We will of course be engaging with our community as part of this process and further details will follow soon.
Please remember that HFS will be closed next week for our mid-term holiday.
We look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 14th November for the exciting run-up to Christmas.
Kindness Club Market
Mrs McClellan is collecting old newspapers for a project.
Dear HFS students, parents, and families. Tickets for the Halloween event on Friday, October 28th are now on sale for ₩10,000. Please submit your payment to Ms. Yujin in the admin office by Thursday, October 27th.
Each ticket is good for activities and treats and will help fund future events put on by the HFS PTA.
Also, candy donations are greatly appreciated! All varieties welcome, please bring donations to the admin office by Thursday, October 27th.
We look forward to seeing everyone dressed up and enjoying the festivities!
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to Scholastic to browse the latest books and order online. Book catalogues were also sent home on Friday.
Please place your order online by 21 October 2022.
Parents Parking Permits
The parking permit allows parents to park their cars inside the open area behind the water fountain from 8:30 to 9:30 am and from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on school days. The parking permit could be cancelled by the Hanmaeum Center if parents park their cars in a not allowed time or area. We appreciate your cooperation in advance.
It’s getting to be autumn and temperatures change a lot throughout the day. Those who need to order school hoodies can contact the admin office. It would be appreciated if you could make your order by Friday 21 October.
Halloween – We will have a Halloween party with dressing up on Friday 28th October during school time.
CIS Team Visit – Week beginning Monday 31st October
Mid-Term Holiday – Monday 7th November – Friday 11th November
The Winter Show will be on Wednesday 14th December.
Class Pages and Updates
Be sure to check out the latest Class Posts from your child’s teacher