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F1/2Y1/2/3 Trip to Gyeongju Bird Park on Thursday 30 May Info and Permission Form.

Dear Parents and Children,

bird park

In linking with our recent IPC learning units “Green Fingers” the F1/2 Year 1/2/3 students will have a school trip to the fantastic Gyeongju Botanical Gardens and Bird Park on Thursday 30 May. It promises to be a fun and rewarding learning experience for our students. Since the Hanmaeum center will be closed for the day it will be a full-day trip returning by 3:30 pm. Please note that since we will not have access to the building on Thursday 30 May the school bus will collect children and proceed directly to the bird park in Gyeongju. It is vital that students are at their respective collection points at least 5 minutes before the bus arrives since, should a child miss the bus, there will be no way to return to collect that child and there will not be anyone in the office to field calls due to restricted access. The School mobile phone number is 010-9742-2945 should you wish to contact us urgently. Please see the list below for your child’s pick-up and drop off point and the time that they should be there.

Gyeongju Bird Park Trip School Bus Schedule

Children who do not usually take the bus to school must be dropped at the Sangteville gate of the old compound by 08:35 am. Below is a picture and Here is a Google Maps link to the Sangteville pick-up location. The bus will drop them off at the same  place by 3:30 pm in the afternoon. There will be no art club on that day.

Sangtevill Stop

Parents must ensure that your child uses the restroom before getting on the bus since the trip to Gyeongju is a little far although we will have a restroom stop if necessary. The cost for the trip is 10 000 Won. Please send that fee to school with your child and complete the online permission form by clicking here by no later than Monday 27 May.  if you do not want want your child to attend the trip they will have to stay at home for the day. Remember to pack only a snack, lunch and water bottle for the day and ensure that your child is wearing their blue HFS  uniform on the day.  Please contact the admin office should you have any queries. Thank you for your support and cooperation with this enjoyable learning endeavor.

Best regards,

Mr. Kearney

Week 11 Update and science experiment on Tuesday 13 November

Dear Parents and Children,

Since the year 1/2/3 students have been working so hard at rehearsing their assembly for Monday we will not have spelling words for this week. The students had an awesome time at Kidzania and showed of what they learned at the Job-based theme park by creating wonderful explanation texts of the jobs that they learned about.  In English this week we looked at the features of non-fiction, explanation texts and it was good to interlink the English with our IPC learning unit on “a day in the life”. We had discussions about what equality means and talked about whether or not boys and girls can do the same jobs.

We will be concluding this unit by looking at a “day in the life” of a scientist and are fortunate to have Mrs. Lickert conducting an experiment in class on Tuesday 13 November. Students are encouraged to bring small amounts of clear liquids to rest in our experiment.  Household items such as vinegar, lime-juice, oil or similar clear liquids will be ideal.

In Math this week the students showed wonderful creativity as they progressed from recognizing and making symmetrical reflective shapes to designing amazingly colorful reflective patterns. We also started looking at fractions in shapes.

The students have worked hard preparing scripts, organizing games and rehearsing a play for their assembly on Monday. Do try and join us for an entertaining presentation of their learning on Monday at 1;30 pm.

That is all for this week. Enjoy these pictures of our trip to Kidzania.

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Kidzania Information and Schedule for Thursday November 8th

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Dear Parents and Children,

The wait is almost over and the day for the Year 1/2/3 trip to Kidzania Busan is almost here.

Since this is a full-day trip students must not bring school bags to school on the day. Only bring Snacks lunch and water bottles. Students must wear long pants and sneakers and a thin jacket. Students are welcome to bring any “Kidzbucks” they may have from previous trips to Kidzania. The trip will be from 09:00 am until 4:30 pm and as a result Drama club will be cancelled for the day.

The schedule and program for the day will be as follows:

09:00 am – School bus arrives at HFS as normal. Y1/2/3  have registration, get tags and go to restroom. No bags only snack, lunch, water bottle.
09:10 am – Bus departs for Busan. Mrs Florovskiy to accompany the group.
10:40 am – Arrive at Centum City Busan. All to disembark bus and proceed to 4th floor. (Jackets can remain on bus).
10:45 am – Snacks to be eaten in waiting area outside Kidzania.
11:00 am – Enter Kidzania and get wristbands. Students put in groups as follows:
Group 1 Mr Kearney
Group 2 Miss Yujin
Group 3 Mrs Florovskiy
Groups enter 5th floor and proceed to center circle where lunch and snack boxes will be left in Lunch area upstairs.
Group 1 will follow the route –  Police (19) – Florist (43) – CSI (21) *Vet (45) is optional extra.
Group 2 will follow the route  – Florist (43) – CSI (21) – Police (19) *Vet (45) is optional extra.
Group 3 will follow the route –  CSI (21)-Police (19) – Florist (43) *Vet (45) is optional extra.
 After that the groups will roam freely around the 5th floor with their supervising adult until meeting back at 12:40 for lunch.
12:40 pm – Meet at the central circle and go for lunch in the lunch area upstairs.
1:00 pm – Groups will explore the 6th floor.
Group 1 will follow the route – Pilot training (50) – Robotics (52) – 3D hologram studio (67).
Group 2 will follow the route –  3D hologram studio (67) –  Pilot training (50) – Robotics (52).
Group 3 will follow the route –  Robotics (52)  -3D hologram studio (67) –  Pilot training (50).
After completing these sections Groups can roam freely around the 6th floor until 2:30.
2:30 pm – Groups Meet at 5th floor Chocolatier (7) to complete chocolate making activity.
3:00 pm – All groups ready to depart Kidzania – Headcount to be done. lunch and snack boxes to be collected.
3:05 pm Depart Kidzania and head to HFS.
4:30 pm Arrive at HFS and disembark bus. Students to hand in tags and meet parents in Multimedia room.
I hope you are as excited for the trip as I am.

Kidzania trip permission and agreement form

Dear Parents,

Kidzania city

As part of our IPC learning unit on “A Day in the life” we will be looking at different jobs and occupations. Kidzania theme park in Busan offers a unique learning opportunity for children to experience what it is like to work in different jobs. HFS would like to organize a trip to Kidzania for the year 1/2/3 children on Tuesday 6th November.

You can view the Kidzania website by clicking here.

The price of admission is 23 000 Won. HFS will cover most of the cost but parents will have to contribute 10 000 Won towards the entrance fee. Note: This reduced entrance fee only applies to a group of 15 students or more so all parents must agree in order to make the trip viable.

Parents are asked to complete the online permission form by clicking here by no later than Monday 22nd October.

Best regards,

Mr. Kearney