September 2017

The students have just finished their GL Assessments.  They have worked very hard on these tests and they will provide me with plenty of extra useful information when planning our units of work.  The students have settled well in the new school year and are already developing some good teamwork skills.  More…

GL Assessment Week

The school has recently adopted the Progress Test Series by GL Assessment as the way we measure students progress in the school.  It is hoped that the information provided by these assessments will provide a clearer illustration to the parents on how their son/daughter is doing at school.  More information about the assessments can be found here.

As part of the school starting to use these tests we need to perform “benchmark” tests with the students.  The purpose of these benchmark tests is to get a starting level for the students.  This information will be then used to further inform the teachers what the students can and cannot do and help us to plan our lessons accordingly. The score from these assessments will also be used as the score against which we measure the students progress at the end of the school year.

Year 3/4, Year 5/6 and Year 7/8/9 will be taking these tests in Week 5 of this term (25/09/2017 – 29/09/2017).  Due to the purpose of these tests, i.e. to provide extra information to the teachers about what the students can and cannot do already, the students should not be “cramming” for these tests.  However, it is important that the students are in school for the days that they have the tests.  The timetable for Year 7/8/9 tests can be found here.

Ulju Mountain Film Festival

Students in Year 3-9 have been invited to attend the Ulju Mountain Film Festival to take part in a number of fun activities on Friday 22nd September 2017. Whilst there, the students will get the chance to experience a Tree Climbing ‘Namunori’ Fun Route, walk along the Relaxation Route, enjoy a Yeongnam Alps Virtual Reality Experience and take part in silkscreen printing. Students will need to bring with them a white or lightly coloured plain t-shirt or canvas bag for them to take part in the silkscreen printing activity. We will leave school at 9:10 am and will be back by the end of the school day. We will be travelling to the festival by coach and the students will need to bring a packed lunch with them that does not need to be heated.

Please complete the permission form if you are happy for your son/daughter to take part. Waist measurements are needed for the harnesses which will be used in the tree climbing activity. Blood type has been requested by the festival organisers as a precaution.

Welcome from Mr Munden

A warm welcome to all returning families and those new families we are welcoming into the community.  I am Mr Munden and this is my third year at Hyundai Foreign School after teaching in London, England for 8 years. More…

Year 7/8/9 Behaviour Expectations

Students in Year 7/8/9 are expected to act as positive role models to the other students at all times; upholding the schools aims for students to be respectful, responsible, tolerant, confident and striving for academic excellence.  To help promote these values students will be rewarded merit points when they demonstrate these characteristics around the school.  Examples of this could include providing insightful answers in class discussions, producing a particularly good piece of work, helping other students when on the playground or taking on a positive leadership role around the school.  Once the class has collected a predetermined number of merits (linked to the number of students in the class) we will have a class reward on a Friday afternoon.

If a student chooses to not try to uphold these school aims they will receive a demerit.  If a student collects 5 demerits they will receive a 5 minute break time detention, if a student receives 15 demerits in a term an email will be sent to the parents notifying them about this.  Demerits can be received for not being respectful to other students or adults, repeatedly not producing work to a level expected of them, repeatedly not completing homework on time or for regularly not bringing to school the required equipment.

The students’ merits and demerits will be recorded in their Merit/Spelling books which they are expected to have in school every day.  Parents are encouraged to check these books regularly to see how their son/daughter is doing.

Year 7/8/9 Packing List

Students will need to bring the following items to school every day;

  • A laptop which is fully charged (please see separate guidance for laptop specifications).
  • The charger for their laptops.
  • A mouse to use with their laptop.
  • Any workbooks they have taken home for homework.
  • Their merit/spelling book
  • Their homework diary

Students will store their laptops on a dedicated table at the back of the room or in their locker.  They will not be allowed to keep their laptop in a bag on the floor or on the back of their chair.

All other stationery will be provided for by the school.  However, the students may want to bring in the following optional items;

  • A pencil case containing a blue, black and red pen; a pencil; pencil sharpener; eraser; ruler; protractor; and a compass.
  • Coloured pencils to use for mind maps, poster work etc.
  • A combination padlock to use for their locker (please no key padlocks in case the keys get lost).

Year 7/8/9 Homework Expectations

In Year 7/8/9 homework is seen as a valuable tool to consolidate prior learning, prepare students for future learning in class or to provide time for students to complete tasks which we do not have time for in a busy school day.  The following expectations for homework are based on best practise from leading secondary schools in the United Kingdom. More…