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Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 12

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Dear Parents,

We have had another successful week of learning and fun here at HSF.  If you have any questions about the content of this newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

PE Kit
 Parents are reminded that all students need to have warm clothing for outdoor PE and breaks.  We do not want anyone to be cold!

Learning Resource Centre
 Our LRC is open on Monday and Thursday for students from 3:30pm – 4:15pm. The LRC is also open on Wednesday, from 1pm – 2pm.  A big thank you to our parent volunteers!

Student Council
 This week, students who were interested in being on the Student Council were asked to write a paragraph describing how they could add value to the group.  Each student also had to interview with the Principal do discuss their interest in the position.  Members of the Student Council will be announced at our assembly on Monday.

[PTA] Cake Stall Donations (Today and Tomorrow)
 It would be great if we could have a donation of cakes, cupcakes, cookies, samosas, fruit or any finger food suitable for sale at our Cake stall at the Fun Day Tomorrow.
We will be collecting your baking / food from:
   – School : Today after school
   – HFC Clubhouse : Tomorrow from 11:30am – 2pm

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Click here to see the updated Parent Handbook. Be sure to regularly check class pages for any updates from teachers. If you have any questions or concerns regarding class work, please contact the teacher directly.

See you tomorrow at FUN DAY!!!

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 11

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Dear HSF Parents,

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It has come to my attention that some parents are driving too fast in the compound!  Parents are concerned that we will end up with a child hurt or worse. 

Please drive slowly in the compound!!! 

 
Parent Volunteers in the Library

It seems that some parents missed our meeting for parents who wanted to volunteer in the library after school.  There will be another meeting for anyone interested on Monday @3:30 pm in the library.  See you there!

Students have 4 days away from school beginning tomorrow.  That does not mean that learning is put on hold!!!  All students are expected to READ everyday at home.  Parents should discuss with your child what they are reading and help them if needed. 

“Readers are Leaders!”

Have a safe and productive long weekend!

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 10

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Dear HSF Parents,

 

We have had an exciting week at HFS and we are pleased to share with you what new and interesting things we have been doing. 

 

Dress Up Day

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7. Dress Up Day-3

This was a huge success and fun was had by everyone.  The children dressed in their favourite costumes and began the day by touring the classrooms and offices in school.  Then we paraded as a school out in the community showing everyone what we were doing.  Students particularly enjoyed having their picture taken with the Police Chief off campus.  We returned from our parade to a picnic organized by the PTA.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this day a tremendous success!

 

Library Volunteers

We would like to thank Mrs. Psarros and Mrs. Davis for volunteering in the library on Monday and Thursday afternoons.  The library will now be open for students to return and take out books, read and use the new computers in the library after school. 

Library hours are:

Monday and Thursday-3:30 pm-4:15 pm.

Parents are welcome and feel free to bring your children! 

 

Coffee with the Principal

8. Coffe Morning with Principal

We had a nice time chatting and having a snack together after students went to class.  This is a time where we can all get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. We will continue this, “Coffee Morning,” on a monthly basis. 

 

Healthy Food, Healthy Future!

It has come to our attention that some of the students have had soda, energy drinks and gum in their lunches.  Please……our students need only healthy fuel to keep them energized.  No unhealthy food or drinks should be sent to school.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Healthy Food, Healthy Future!

 

Year 7/8/9 IMYC Entry Point Trip, Tuesday, November 7th

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 Year 7/8/9 will be walking up Yeomposan and having a go at “slacklining” as the Entry Point for their new IMYC unit on the concept of balance.  For those parents who have not completed the online consent form can you please find it on the class page and fill it in.  The students will be leaving school at 9 am and will be back at school in time for lunch.  Students are asked to bring a water bottle for the trip.  They will also need to wear comfortable clothing and trainers for the walk.

 

Autumn Break, Thursday & Friday, November 9th & 10th

 

Fun Day, Saturday, November 18th 2pm – 4pm at HFS Clubhouse

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For more information, please click on the link here.

 

Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 9

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Dear HSF Parents,

It has been a real pleasure joining the Hyundai Foreign School family this week as the new Principal. I want to thank everyone for the warm welcome I have received from parents, teachers and students. So you are aware, I am Canadian and I have spent the last 20 years working in international schools around the globe.  I am pleased that the students at HSF seem engaged in their learning and are well on their way to becoming enlightened and passionate global citizens.

I have an, “Open Door Policy,” and I welcome parents, staff and students to see me anytime if they have questions or concerns. I am confident that with hard work and cooperation between the school and home, our students will enjoy the success they deserve. 

Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the contents of this newsletter. 

 

Class Photos Monday, October 30th

Year One and Two photos will take place on Monday, October 30th. We ask that Ms. You’s class wear red tops and Mr. Kearney’s class wear blue tops. 

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We are all looking forward to an exciting Dress Up Day on Tuesday.  All children and staff have the option of dressing in their choice of costume for the day.  This is a chance for students to use their imagination and be creative.  Each class will have the opportunity to parade through the various classes and offices in the school to display their unique costumes.  At 11:45am, the entire school will parade through the compound and in the surrounding community to celebrate our special day.  Following the parade, there will be a picnic outside with games for everyone! Parents are welcome to parade with us and dress up, as well.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Coffee with the Principal, Wednesday, November 1st

After parents drop off their children on Wednesday, parents are welcome to come and meet the Principal for a drink and snack.  Coffee and tea will be served in the playground at 9:15am.  All parents are welcome to join us!

 

Library Volunteers

Parents interested in volunteering in the library are asked to meet Ms. Gang and the Principal in the library on Thursday at 3:40 pm for an organizational meeting.  We are excited about having parents being more involved in our library.  Remember……. Readers are Leaders!

 

Dogs on Campus

It has come to our attention that some dogs are being walked on school grounds after school hours.  We have had students slip and fall in, “Dog Mess,” which has resulted in tears and hurt feelings.  Please, we ask that dogs are walked off campus to avoid this from happening to our students.  Thank you for you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

We are all excited about the upcoming week.  Please ensure that you read with your child each evening! 

 

Best Wishes,

 

Peter McLeod

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 8

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Dear HFS Parents,

We are already at the halfway point of Term 1, humming along in our collective journeys of teaching and learning. I am quite certain that we will complete this journey through active support and attention from the school community.

This week, I am particularly pleased to inform you that Mr. Peter McLeod, the new Principal, will commence his role as Principal of HFS from Monday, 23 October.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the stakeholders of our school community for pulling together to provide valued support for the school in the absence of the Principal.  As the school starts a new chapter with the incoming Principal, I have no doubt that you will continue to do so in the future.  

From next week, Mr. McLeod will write the school newsletter to you. Although I began writing the newsletter to you out of necessity under the prevailing circumstances, I soon came to appreciate that it was a valuable opportunity for me to connect with you.  I would like to thank you for helping me feel that way.

Here are details of events set to take place in the following weeks.

 

Class Photos for Y1 and Y1/2 on Monday, 30th October (Uniform Required)

With the splitting of the Year 1 and 1/2 classes and the arrival of Mr. Kearney, we will be taking class photos for the Year 1 and Year 1/2 classes on Monday, 30th October. Please make sure that your child comes to school on that day in the school uniform or brings one with them. Class teachers will let the students know which colour to wear.  This information will also be made available on their class pages.

 

Year 1 and Year 1/2 Trip, Thursday, 2nd November

The Year 1 and Year 1/2 classes plan to have a school trip on 2nd November. They will take a tour of Hyundai Heavy Industries and visit the Ulgi Lighthouse and the bridge at the Daewangam Park. This trip is line with the IPC unit on buildings and has been arranged for the students to have a chance to have a look at the designs of the industrial buildings and structures.

 

Thank you for your time and I wish you and your family a wonderful weekend.

Warm regards,

 

Paul ES Kim

Executive Board Member

Hyundai Foreign School

 

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 7

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Dear HFS Parents,

The change of season brings with it pleasant and comfortable weather with less humidity. Autumn has traditionally been described in Korea both as a season of bountiful harvest and as the one more favorable to “drawing near to the study lamp.” I hope that our students get the maximum benefit out of the good weather by engaging more in the outdoor activities and applying themselves to their studies.

I have fantastic news to deliver to the school community as well as a couple of reminders for the following week.

 

Appointment of the New Principal

I am pleased to inform you that we have appointed the new Principal, Mr. Peter McLeod, and he is likely to arrive at the school within the next couple of weeks. All his documents were submitted to the immigration office prior to the Chuseok break and his visa is in process. Mr. Peter McLeod is a highly experienced educational expert from Canada with 20 years’ leadership experience. He is certain to be a valuable asset to the school with his extensive experience and knowledge and I would appreciate your valued support for him to succeed in his endeavor. He will make a formal introduction upon his arrival.

 

First PTA Meeting on Tuesday, 17th October at 2 pm

During the last term of the 2017/18 academic year, the PTA passed the torch to the new PTA and Mrs. Brony Pevreal took on the role as the new Chair. She wants to have the first PTA meeting on next Tuesday, 17th October at 2 pm at the Banquet Room of the Compound Clubhouse. I am aware that Mrs. Pevreal is currently inviting new members to join the PTA. The school welcomes and appreciates active and constructive engagement from the parent community and in this regard, it would be our pleasure to see many parents come out and attend this first meeting of the PTA in the new academic year. I am attaching her message below.

PTA MEETING, Banquet room, Clubhouse
TUESDAY 17th OCTOBER, 2pm

We would like to invite all parents who are interested in coming and joining the HFS PTA to our first meeting of the year.

The PTA last year held many events like the Fall Festival, International Food Day, Spring Bonanza, Yearbook and Scholastic Book orders, fun days at school and pizza lunches….

We welcome anyone to join, and are keen to have new fun events, if you have ideas we would love to hear them.

We had a great meeting at the end of the last school year, this was very promising and we had a great response from parents. If you are still keen to join, we would love to have you on the team.

Please consider coming to the meeting and volunteering your time to make fun events happen for your kiddos. 🙂

We hope to see you next Tuesday!

Please feel free to bring preschoolers, they are more than welcome!

If you have any questions about the meeting please feel free to ring Brony on 010 2810 4420 or email pta@hyundaiforeignschool.com.

 

Futsal Tournament at Daegu International School, Thursday, 19th October 2017

The HFS football club will be participating in a futsal tournament to be held at Daegu International School on Thursday, 19th October. Mr. McCrimmon will take our students to and from the venue on that day and the bus will leave from the school at 07:00 am. I would like to ask the parents whose child has signed up for the event to make sure that he/she comes to the school on time.

 

Thank you for your time and I hope you have a restful weekend.

Warm regards,

 

Paul ES Kim

Executive Board Member

Hyundai Foreign School

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 5

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Dear Parents,

 

I would like to say thank you to the parent community for coming out and joining the children in their Chuseok celebration at school. As you may be aware, Chuseok is a traditional Korean holiday during which people visit their ancestral homes and pay respect to their parents and relatives both living and deceased. To put it another way, it is basically an occasion for people to celebrate their togetherness as a community and express their gratitude to those whom they hold dear. In that respect, we can be together in our hearts on this occasion regardless of our nationality and beliefs and say thank you to each other for what we owe to each other as a member of this global community.

 

I hope you all have wonderful Chuseok holidays and return to school safely on 10th October.  Before I sign off, I would like to give you a reminder that the Year 1/2 class will be split into the Year 1 class taught by Ms. Sena You and the Year 1/2 class taught by Mr. Scott Kearney when the students return from holidays.

 

Happy Chuseok.

 

Warm regards,

 

Paul ES Kim

Executive Board Member

Hyundai Foreign School

 

Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 4

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Dear HFS Parents,

We are chugging along into the final week of the first month of the new academic year and the students are coming to school full of hopes and aspirations thanks to your active support and interest in the school. Our Y3-9 students have had an enjoyable day of great outdoor activities in connection with the Ulju Mountain Film Festival Trip (Please see the attached photos) and tomorrow some of our students will have fun watching and representing our school as escorts at a K-League soccer match at the Munsu World Cup Stadium. With the Chuseok holidays just around the corner, I am happy to make announcements and reminders for our parent community for the following weeks.

 

Chuseok Holiday Events, the Week of 25th September

The school will organize many colorful and fun activities throughout the next week to help the students to experience authentic Korean culture in anticipation of the Chuseok holidays the week after next.

On Monday the 25th September, a group of Korean musicians will come to the school and perform traditional musical instruments and traditional dance in the school hall from 13:30 – 14:30.  The students will then have a chance to play the instruments themselves. Parents are invited to witness the performance.

On Tuesday, the 26th September, Ms. Yuli, the HFS Art teacher, will be making a Korean art presentation and there will be calligraphy performances from 13:30 – 14:30.

Finally, on Friday the 29th September, the Year 7-9 students will make a presentation on Korean culture in the hall followed by a group dance called “Gang-gang-su-lae” in the school playground and this will be followed by group games. Ms. Yuli is going to create photo frames during that time and again parents are invited to come in and take photos with the students. Students will also be able to sample Korean rice cakes called “Songpyeon.”  This event will start just after lunch and parents are invited to come out and join us during this interesting afternoon of Korean cultural events.

 

GL Assessment Progress Tests Throughout Next Week

As informed previously, HFS students from Year 1–9 will sit GL Assessments throughout next week. Please check the class pages for the test schedules and information.

 

Mr. Scott Kearney Joins Us on Next Tuesday, 26th September

Mr. Scott Kearney will be joining us from next Tuesday. He will be teaching the students in the Year 1/2 combined class throughout next week and after Chuseok Holidays he will be responsible for the Year 1/2 class, while Ms. Sena You will take charge of the Y1 class. Welcome back, Mr. Kearney!

 

School Starts Back on Tuesday 10th October 2017

We would like to remind the parents that the school will start the Chuseok holiday on Monday 2nd October.  School will resume on Tuesday 10th October.

Last but not least, I ask you to please keep an eye on the monthly class updates that are being published on the class pages on the school website this week and next.

Thank you for your time and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Warm regards,

 

Paul ES Kim

Executive Board Member

Hyundai Foreign School

 

 

* Attachments: Pictures of the Y3-9 Students at the Trip Site

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Newsletter 2017/18 Term 1 Week 3

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Dear HFS Parents,

 

We have concluded our third week of the 2017-18 school year and the students are settling in well. The following are reminders and notices for you for the following weeks.

 

Curriculum Evening – Tuesday 12th September

The school had a successful Curriculum Evening on Tuesday 12th September. I would like to thank those parents who took the time to meet with myself and our faculty members on this occasion. During the session I took the opportunity to explain to the parents about the current status and the future of the school including;

  • its planned relocation to a temporary site after the current academic year;
  • its move to a permanent site in about three years’ time;
  • the ongoing efforts of the school to recruit a new principal; and
  • the splitting of the Y1/2 class into separate classes after the Chuseok Holidays.

For those parents who were unable to attend the evening, I invite them to refer to the slides that I have uploaded on the school website. Should you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to approach me.

 

GL Assessment Progress Tests

The Year 2 students took the GL Assessment Progress Tests in English and Maths yesterday and today. The Year 1 students will be sitting the tests next week and the Year 3 to Year 9 students will be sitting the tests in Week 5. As we have mentioned before, these tests have been newly introduced for this academic year and hopefully will help us to better monitor the progress each student makes and guide their growth. We ask you to check the class pages on the school website for detailed information about the tests including a test timetable.

 

Futsal Tournament at Daegu International School, Thursday 19th October 2017

Mr. McCrimmon is running a football club in preparation for a futsal tournament to be held at Daegu International School on Thursday 19th October.

The tournament is for students from Year 4 – 9 and, therefore, HFS students in these age groups are eligible to join the club. Your children are invited to sign up by using the permission form uploaded on the school website.

 

Events Next Week

  • School fire drill – Monday 18th September 2017
  • Ulju Mountain Film Festival Trip – Friday 22nd September 2017
  • Ulsan Hyundai FC Soccer Match – Saturday 23rd September 2017

 

Thank you for your time and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 

Warm regards,

 

Paul ES Kim

Executive Board Member

Hyundai Foreign School