No School on Wednesday
Please remember that there is no school on Wednesday 19th May due to the Buddha’s Birthday Holiday.
We hope everyone can enjoy a lovely early Summer day off.
New Bus Schedule
Please note the new bus schedule including the new bus that will run after clubs. Please make sure to inform us by email or phone if there will be any changes to your child’s bus routine.
Class Compositions for 2021/22
Below is a table showing our current plans for class compositions in the coming academic year.
Please note that this is subject to change if the number of students enrolled at each stage changes significantly between now and the end of term.
Some notes of explaination
- The number of teaching staff has increased as Mrs Sim will be joining us and all current teachers are returning
- Mr Green will not be taking a class full time. Instead, he will be available to provide support lessons and work with groups of students where needed. He will also be teaching music to all classes and maths every day for the Year 1 – Year 2 class. He will also be continuing to serve as the school Principal.
- Most teachers are moving age ranges. A number of factors have affected this decision including giving students the chance to learn with a new teacher, individual teacher preference and avoiding teachers teaching their own children.
- The school has placed a high priority on grouping the Foundation Stage children separately. The curriculum for these students is very different from other years and it is therefore to everyone’s benefit that they are taught separately. The increase in the number of teachers has made this possible next year
- Please also read below about the school’s position on composite classes
- If you would like to discuss class compositions, or any other matter relating to your child’s education, Mr Green is always available for meetings
|Class||Aged range||Number of students|
|FS1 – FS2||3-4||5||Ms McClellan|
|Year 1 – Year 2||5-6||10||Mrs Sim|
|Year 3 – Year 5||7-9||10||Mr Dunn|
|Year 6 – Year 8||10-12||10||Mr de Klerk|
Additional Teaching Staff
|Miss Yuli||Art, Teaching Assistant|
|Mrs Gang||Korean language teacher|
|Mr Green||Maths for Year 1/2, Music, Extra Support Lessons, Principal|
|Mr Baker||Extra Support Lessons|
|Mrs. Jiyu||Teaching Assistant|
About Composite Classes
At HFS we operate composite classes. Composite classes allow the school to utilize the resources available to us to best meet the educational needs of all our students. Composite classes also provide stability and allow us to make groups of students that will work well together. We are well aware of the potential issues associated with composite classes and work hard to mitigate these. We also strongly believe that composite classes, if managed properly, present many educational opportunities for all students that would otherwise not be present.
Due to our small class sizes, extra support available and the skill and dedication of our teaching team we are confident that we are able to provide an outstanding education for all our students. Our teachers are well-trained and experienced in providing differentiated instruction and also in taking advantage of the opportunities presented by composite classes. We are dedicated to making the small size of our school a strength by paying close attention to individual needs of each student.
Due to the nature of our main clients it is often difficult to predict future student numbers with any accuracy. Projects arrive and leave the shipyards regularly and information about prospective students is often difficult to obtain. Class compositions are reviewed regularly and we are able to make changes quickly if circumstances change. We are also flexible in terms of placing students in classes. In circumstances where the school and parents agree that the educational needs of a student would be better met in a different class we are willing to move students. Students are regularly assessed to ensure that they are benefiting from the educational program we offer and strategies are in place to deal with issues that may arise.
In the academic year 2021/22 the number of students on roll is expected to increase and the school has plans in place to deal with these changes.
As with all issues related to your child’s education, the school is always keen to hear your opinions and work together to seek the best possible solutions.