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Photo time

Enjoy the photos taken during the Year 1 and 2 Trip, Assembly and Sport Afternoon.



Week 2 News and Trip reminder

Phonics and high-frequency words

Year 1: flew, grew, new, few, blew, glue, clue, blue, rescue, value

Year 2: environment, touched, endanger, extinct, fantasy, story, boys, since, white, days

Dear Parents and Children,

What a fantastic week we have had celebrating the joys of reading. Thank you to the parents and all involved in making Book week such an enjoyable experience. The costumes on dress up day were amazing. The reading corner and picnic was a resounding success and was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to read to the children, even Mr. Mcleod popped in to the year 1-2 class to read “Oi get off our train!” They enjoyed it thoroughly. We took advantage of the lovely weather and had the senior students read to us outside.

Well done to the year 1-2’s for putting on a spectacular assembly. All their hard work and effort shone through in the memorable performance about germs and hygiene and the stories we created were entertaining and encompassed the spirit of book week.

Thank you to all the parents for the response to the permission form for the School trip to the Botanical Gardens on Monday 30 April. The trip will go ahead as planned and the bus will depart from the school promptly at 09:30 am. If you have not done so, please send the 7 000 Won fee for the plant growing activity with your child on Monday.

In class this week the students delved into fantasy stories by John Burningham while also learning valuable lessons about protecting animals in the story “Oi! Get off our train”. They also created wonderfully imaginative descriptions of where they would go if their bed was magical and could fly. The Year 1-2’s learned the rules of rounding up or down to the nearest 10 and created addition puzzles. In IPC we continued our inquiry into living things and took our germ experiments one step further by adding water, the students are eager to see the results in the coming days.

Next week the school assembly will shift to Thursday and will be conducted by the year 1’s. Please feel free to come and watch as they put on a performance about plants and living things.

Enjoy the pictures from these weeks’ activities and have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You


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Bye Term 2 and Spring break begins

Dear Parents and Children,

Term 2 has come to an end and what a great term it was! We would like to say thanks to the parents for your initiative and support in making this another successful term. We also thank the children for their hard work throughout the term.

Sadly, we must bid farewell to Affan, Prewitt, Ameer and Satyam today. We wish them all the best of luck in their new schools. They will all be greatly missed by all of us at HFS.  And Year 1/2s, enjoy colouring the books you have made.

Thank you parents for your donations to the mini-market. The activity was filled with fun learning. Please be advised that there will be an educational trip to the Ulsan Botanical Gardens early on in the new Term. More details will follow.  Thank you for attending the final assembly. It was refreshing and pleasant to have it outdoors.

Please enjoy the photos from this week and have a wonderful Spring break.

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School Trip and Market Day

The School Trip to Ulsan Museum and the Grand Park was fun and successful. The students broadened their knowledge about the history of Ulsan. Ask your children about what petroglyphs are and what the Korean people of the past used in their daily lives, e.g. pottery and hunting tools. We also learned about Ulsan’s recent history and industrial development. It was an eye-opening experience. We   had a good time in the Grand Park, which was an added bonus! Enjoy the pictures of the children on their fantastic school outing!

We would like to remind you of our market day on Thursday. We are requesting parents, if you have not done so, to donate at least four small used items for the stalls. The categories are toys, snacks, books, clothes, stationary and odds and ends. The items should be small things that you wouldn’t mind parting with. Through this fun market experience, the children will learn the value of and how to work with money.

Thank you for your support with this activity

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You

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Week 6 News and Sullal Wishes

Dear Parents and children,

First of all, we’d like to introduce a new student, Rafaella, in Year 1. Please say hi when you see her around. We hope you enjoyed the school’s festivities. The students and Ms. You did excellent jobs in putting together the musical pieces for each class. Well done!

It has been a short but eventful week for the Year 1 and 1/2’s at HFS. The Year 1/2 assembly was successful and entertaining. Everyone enjoyed their poem recital and video interviews and the pass-the-ball game was rowdy fun. The next assembly will be conducted by the year 1’s in 2 weeks’ time and we are all looking forward to it.

On top of preparing for Seolllal the year 1’s ad 2’s still managed to squeeze some regular learning into the short, busy week. In English they year 1/2’s reflected on the process of organizing the assembly and created flowcharts explaining how to go about it. In math we continued to look at analyzing data and in IPC we created mascots for our home countries. Next week we will be designing and making Olympic medals. Mr. Kearney’s Chess kids are going from strength to strength and Ms. You’s Korean dance students are enjoying learning traditional dances – remember to practice, practice, practice!

Happy Seollal to all!



Week 4 News and Farewell to Hidayat

Year 1 Spelling:  grow  slow   cow   now   down   which   their   said    if     do

Year 2 Spelling: glossary, definition, divide, bobsleigh, mentor, without, once,

life, took, four

Dear Parents and Children,

Another week has past us by and learning continues in the Year 1 and 2 classes. Sadly, we must bid farewell to Hidayat this week. He has been a lively member of the year 1 class and he will be missed. We wish him and his family happiness and prosperity in the future. Our Volunteer teaching assistant is also leaving. Thank you Mr Park, you were here briefly but you made an impression on the students and staff. Thank you for volunteering your services.

It was a short due to the unexpected inconvenience of the water supply but the learning continued. In English we made progress in understanding explanation texts, the year 2’s created their own glossaries. In Math we looked at place value of units, tens and hundreds for the Year 2’s. We enjoyed some interactive and hands on games to reinforce our understanding. In IPC we continued our exploration of Olympic symbols by creating our own Olympic ring displays. They are very impressive.

Another exciting development is that we have introduced a mentoring program at HFS where senior students can mentor the junior students and Teachers will mentor the senior students. The groups will meet weekly to chat and offer assistance and guidance as needed. It promises to be a rewarding initiative at HFS.

Thank you and have a warm, wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms. You





Week 3 News and Spelling words

Year 1 Spelling: boat   coat   coin   join   boy   toy   we   there   can   an   your

Year 2 Spelling:  explain   meaning   alphabetical   energy   multiple   side   boy   animals enough  sometimes

Dear Parents and Children,

Another chilly winter week has passed by and we have progressed steadily with our work. In English we sorted words into alphabetical order and learned how to use a dictionary. The students had fun looking up the meanings of new words and words that they didn’t know. In Maths, we continued with repeated addition and multiplication (for Year 2). We played some challenging games to reinforce our learning of times-tables. Please test them to see how well your child knows counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. In IPC, we investigated the meaning behind the Olympic torch and made some of our own. The students showed wonderful creativity in their torch decorations.

Next week we will begin explanation text for English and continue with problem solving focusing on repeated addition and multiplication. In PE, we will be learning ‘Exercise for Music’ as well as attempting some Winter Olympic sports. It promises to be a fun week of learning ahead.

Keep warm this weekend.

Mr. Kearney and Ms You

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week 2 News and Farewell to Selim

Spelling Year 1: book     food      feet        sheep          light        sight        but   what     all        were      when

Spelling Year 2: Olympics,  food,   keep,   children,   feet,   land,    repeated,   curling,    monitor,   Journal

Dear Parents and Children,

The cold spell has ended and the sunny weather is here for your fun weekend. We bid farewell to Selim and his family as they leave us this week. We wish them all the best luck and happiness in the future. Students kept warm this week by working hard. We have introduced some new procedures for our students to express their creativity. They have been given a reading-review book to keep track of the books they read in their leisure time, which is not compulsory but purely for their pleasure. (They will get a star sticker for every book-review they write.)

In English, we continued rehearsing poems to present in a future assembly. In Maths, we continued multiplication for Year 2 and repeated addition for Year 1. In IPC, we are having fun investigating the Winter Olympics. Please talk about this topic with your children (i.e. Sports your country will participate in, watch the news for any Olympic related events, etc.)

We look forward to starting club activities next week.

Have a great weekend (Be sure to protect yourself if the air quality is poor.)

Mr. Kearney and Ms You



Term 2, Week 1 News & Homework

Spelling Year 1:  called, where, just, know, most    rain, pain, nail, tail, sail

Spelling Year 2: continents, ocean, southern, memory, wondering, important, until, money, form, school

Dear Parents and Children,  

Welcome back! We were thrilled to see all the children return happy and rested from the Winter vacation. We were lucky to have a bit of wonderful snow that led to a lot of fun and excitement. Enjoy the pictures. We got straight back into work from Day 1. We have learned classic nursery rhymes and poems in English and skip counting and word problems in Maths. In IPC, we have started our inquiry into the Olympics, which will carry on the following 6 weeks.

The whole school has decided that every student should have a journal for free writing to develop their writing skills. These will go home periodically for you to view what your child has written and also to write at home.

Year 1 students have also started to use the Weekly Spelling book to record and monitor their weekly spelling progress.

We look forward to having a successful and productive second Term!

Please enjoy the photos of week 1 in Year 1 and 2.

From Mr. Kearney and Ms You



End of Term 1 photos and something fun for holiday

Dear Parents and Children,

1 day of our precious holiday has gone! I hope you all have started enjoying your holiday! Please enjoy looking at your final photos taken in the final week of Term 1 at your leisure. These are final week learning shots, marvelous marble finishers and party shots.

For the children who are looking for some fun, exciting learning activities to enhance your learning, here are a few websites you can have fun with. Diary Writing (or book review with 2-3 sentences for Year 1) is also recommended for developing your writing skills. If you do, please bring your diary/book review to school along with some photos when you come back, which then can become a great resource for holiday talk and discussions.

Have a wonderful holiday everyone and we will see you on 8th January 2018. Thank you!

Ms. You and Mr. Kearney


Literacy: Fun online learning~!

  • For Year 1: I Can Read Game: Click on the word ‘Listen’ on the down left of the screen board, read a sentence and answer each question.

  •  For Year 1 and 2, Jungle Jumble to increase your vocabulary and word reading skill

  • PBS Kids has many games and stories that our children can enjoy and learn while they are at home or away.

Numeracy: Revise your mathematics skills through using ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Starfalls’.