17 Nov 2017

Peak View – 17 November 2017

Peak School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.

 Principal’s Message
 Golden Book
 Year 2 Parent Culture Workshops
 A Cyber Safety Issue
 Community
 After School Activities
 Disclaimer

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

The camp season has just ended with Year 4, 5 and 6 all having a wonderful time at their respective camps.  Year 4 enjoyed their camp on Cheung Chau Island, Year 5 overcome their fear of heights at the Wong Siu Sang Leadership Training Institute (we call it the Scout Camp) and Year 6 spent a week at Outward Bound.

Overall the behaviour of children across the year groups was excellent and one Outward Bound instructor summed it up nicely “rather than spending energy on managing behaviour I was able to spend energy having fun!”

My thanks also to all the staff who supported the children on these camps.  Camps can be very demanding mainly owing to the lack of sleep as you spend most of the night up worrying that the children will wake!

In my blog, which you can access by clicking HERE, you can access the following:

  • Year 6 Camp Photos
  • Year 5 Camp Photos
  • Year 4 Camp Photos (more to be uploaded soon)

We look forward to seeing you all next week at the 3 Way Conferences.  A reminder that these meetings are a chance for the child, parent and teacher to meet and for the child to share their targets moving forward.  If you have not registered for the conference can you please do so as soon as possible.

Finally, my thanks to Ildi, Erica and all the parents and teachers who helped make “Movie Afternoon” such a success yesterday.  It would seem that the 3.30pm option for the Movie and Danceathon events is a popular one amongest the majority of families as we have definitely seen an increase in ticket sales since we changed to the afternoon rather than the evening.

It was nice to hear that families new to the school, in the past few weeks, were so impressed with the community feel of the event and with how well supported it was.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks everyone for your continued support.

Warm Regards
Bill Garnett
Principal

Golden Book





Year 2 Parent Culture Workshops

The students in year 2 have been treated to 12 workshops led by parents teaching them about their family’s culture and history. We’ve learned about China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Turkey, India, Pakistan, Scotland, Iran, and Greece. The topics included languages, the Jewish faith, food, music, dance, art, family histories, myths, and geography. It has been a truly wonderful experience and has given a the children the opportunity to appreciate the diverse background from which we all come, whilst also making connections between the cultures. Thank you so much for your support with this unit; it has been invaluable to the students. You can have a look at our learning next week with the wall displays outside of the year 2 classrooms where the students will be demonstrating their learning from these workshops.

A Cyber Safety Issue

Dear Parents,

I have been contacted by the ESF Learning Technology Adviser, Kevin Tibble regarding disturbing content on the children’s version of YouTube. Please see the image below.

Please do not allow your child to use an internet connected device (computer, tablet or phone) without adult supervision. Even with all of the safety settings installed, it does not guarantee that all objectionable content will be blocked.  I also recommend reading the terms and conditions before installing an app or setting up an account on a website. Planet Peak has a plethora of vetted resources for searching information and images as well as many educational games and resources. We do not allow children at our school to search Google or Youtube.

I would also like to ‘re-recommend’ a site to assist you. Sometimes we are unaware or caught off guard when watching tv, going to the movies, surfing the web or using installed apps. The site is called Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org). It has a straightforward search function, and it provides a very detailed description of TV, movies, apps, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact me via hollic1@ps.edu.hk if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Mr. H

Community




After School Activities





Disclaimer

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