Year 1 and Year 2 End of Year Trip to the Treehouse Park

On Tuesday, June 27th the Y1 and Y2 students will be enjoying a morning at the Treehouse Park near Namok (10 minute drive from HFS).

The morning is aimed around students and staff spending quality time together and having some fun in the sun.


At the park the students will:

  • play games on the playground
  • role play in the small world centre
  • participate in a variety of games on the field
  • enjoy the rail slides
  • eat morning snack and lunch at the picnic tables

We will be leaving at 9:00 am and returning to HFS by 12:30 pm.

Please ensure your child is wearing sunscreen prior to arriving at school.

Students must bring:

  • a hat
  • water bottle
  • packed lunch that does not need to be heated


Whole School Sports Day Thursday 15th June


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

On Thursday 15th 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 a number of 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, a filled water bottle, gloves for the tug of war event, plus a nutritious snack. All students (including EYC) should arrive at main school by 8.45am 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 1pm).

We look forward to your support on Thursday the 15th.

Sports Day And Swimming Help

Just a reminder that I am looking for parent help for both the HFS Whole School Sports Day on June 15th, and the Swimming classes that commence next week. Without enough parent hands the Sports Day cannot possibly run effectively, as all teaching staff and assistants are all heavily involved already.  Basically I need help in escorting the various teams around a course of 7 athletic events and generally supervising them. All simple stuff which will take no longer than one hour. You can then relax and settle down to watch the sprint races and tug of war safe in the knowledge that you have “done your bit” for the HFS community.Your cooperation in this matter would be really appreciated. Full instructions will of course be given.

Please rush your interest to me at

Many thanks

Sharing Theme for Term 3 Week 5

Next Tuesday students will begin writing a brief book report for our Literacy lesson.

Therefore, our sharing theme for Week 5 will be to bring in a book that you enjoyed reading.

Students should bring their book in on Tuesday, May 16th.

Request For Sports Day Help

I am looking for parent volunteers to help out for part of the whole school Sports Day on Thursday 15th June.

Help will be needed in taking a team of students around a course of activities/events, escorting them to the washrooms, cheering them on when they are competing,getting students to the correct place at the correct time. All easy stuff. Sadly there will be no monetary reward, but you will have the honour of having “done your bit” for the community, in what might prove to be one of the last events for many at HFS. How’s that for a massive incentive!

I could do with a threadbare minimum of 7, but ideally up to 21 pairs of hands.

Could you let me know via email (

I will send out a general Sports Day info message a bit more closer to the date.

Many thanks in anticipation of your cooperation.

April Newsletter


We have started our unit on Information Texts Including Recounts. Students have written about their home countries and were even able to write their own short biographies. Their work is currently on our Literacy Display board so please come and have a look! After our short break we will be writing book reports. Our next unit will focus on Fantasy Stories.


In Maths we have been revisiting concepts about number. We have really focused on counting on, back, or between to solve addition/subtraction problems. Some groups have been using tens and units to add numbers beyond 100. We have also learned how to decide if we should add or subtract to solve a word problem. All of the students are doing a great job of showing how they solve problems.


We have been reviewing the names and locations of continents, oceans and our home countries.


We started our Term 3 unit Growing Plants by making our own cherry blossom art project. We also made our own mind maps of about plants and the students came up with some very unique ideas. Each student planted some seeds and predicted how long it will take to grow. We will be checking on our plants upon our return to school.




A map (could be from a place you visited or your own creation)