STEM tower challenge

Last week the students were challenged to build towers using only newspaper and take.  They had a great time!  These were the results.IMG_1068 IMG_1067 IMG_1064

Y3-9 End of Year Trip

Thank you to everyone who made sure that the permission forms were completed and payment was made on time.  All the staff and students are very much looking forward to the trip on Thursday.  Below is some final information;

  • We will be leaving the school at 9:10 am.  Please make sure your son/daughter is at school on time.  We will not wait for any latecomers.
  • The students should bring a sun hat, a water bottle and a packed lunch.  I would suggest bringing these items in a small backpack which they can carry around with them during the day.  On most of the rides there is an area to leave their bags whilst on the ride otherwise they will be able to leave their bags with the supervising teacher.
  • Please apply any sunscreen to your son/daughter in the morning before they come to school.  Teachers will not be applying any sunscreen to students.
  • Please do not send your son/daughter with money to buy lunch.  It will not be possible for us to accommodate this arrangement.
  • If a student does bring a mobile phone it is the student’s responsibility.  The school will accept no responsibility if the phone is lost or damaged.
  • The students may want to bring 10,000 KRW spending money.  If the students want to ride the water themed rides they are strongly urged to wear a waterproof poncho which can be purchased for approximately 3,000 KRW from the theme park.  This then leaves about 7,000 KRW for an extra drink and a small souvenir if they wish to buy one.  PLEASE NOTE: the students are solely responsible for looking after their spending money.  The teachers will accept no responsibility if this money is lost.
  • We will leave the theme park no later than 2 pm and plan to be back at school before the end of the school day.

If you have any further questions please get in contact with your son/daughter’s class teacher.

End of Year!

It is almost the end of the year!  Just a few reminders before we go off for the summer holidays!

Final Assembly:

Tomorrow will be our final assembly.  We will be handing out awards and saying good-bye to the students leaving.  Please note that tomorrow’s assembly will be at 11am.

PTC Forms:

Please can you send in the Parent-Teacher Conference forms so that your class teacher has confirmation that you have received the letter and that you are happy with the time you have been given.

Gyeongju World:

If your child is coming with the school to Gyeongju World, please send in the 20 000 won by Friday.  You also need to make sure you have filled in the online permission form.


Reports will be going out this Friday.

Library and Reading Books:

Please can you start sending in library and reading books.  These resources are used on a regular basis across the school and replacing them is expensive.

Have a good afternoon and we hope to see you tomorrow at the final assembly!

No Clubs For Mr Moss On Wednesday 21st June

Just a reminder that I will not be running my Football, and Multisports Clubs on Wednesday 21st as per permission letter. There are other events also happening e.g. Parent helper lunch, and F2 graduation, which I am involved in.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Year 3 – 9 trip to Gyeongju World

On Thursday 29th June 2017 the students in Year 3 – 9 will be visiting Gyeongju World for their end of year trip.  This will be a lovely chance for students to spend time with their friends and their teachers in a more informal setting before they say farewell to each other as they either leave the school or go away for the summer holidays.  The trip will cost 20,000 KRW. This includes transport to and from the park and entrance to the theme park with unlimited rides on each ride.  The students will need to bring their own lunch and water. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SON/DAUGHTER WITH MONEY TO BUY LUNCH AT THE THEME PARK. The students will leave school at 9:10 am after registration and will be back at school for the end of the school day. Students will need to wear their red or blue school polo shirt for the trip.

The permission form can be found here.  Please complete the permission form and send in your payment to the class teacher by Friday 23rd June at the latest.  Please send the money to school in a sealed envelope with the teachers name, the students name and the amount enclosed written clearly on the front.  If you have any questions please get in contact with the class teacher.  At the moment we will not need any parent helpers for this trip sorry.

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.

SKAC Athletics Important Notice

Please be informed that STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE AT SCHOOL IN TIME FOR A 7.15 AM DEPARTURE and not 7.30 as stated in the permission letter. This is to ensure that we arrive in plenty of time for the event at Sajik stadium, Busan. I do hope this does not inconvenience anyone.

Just to remind all participants that they need to bring their normal grey HFS sports t-shirt, shorts, socks, and sports shoes. In addition they also need to bring a NAMED, filled water bottle, a hat, packed lunch, and a snack.

I have also asked students to write down on a piece of paper the times of each event they are competing in, and to wear a watch if they want.

We should arrive back by 4.45pm.

Parents are most welcome to attend, although you must provide your own transport.

Many thanks

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