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I was recently in New Zealand and I read an article there about a child who was approached by someone he did not know. This stranger told the boy that he had been instructed to pick him up by his mother. The boy replied, “what is the password”. The man did not know the password so the boy refused to travel with him, walked away and then went straight to an trusted adult for help.
I have heard about this strategy recently here in Hong Kong as well and I wonder how many of our parents have adapted it. Basically the strategy is to ensure everyone in the family is aware of the “password”. This means that if anyone approaches your children about travelling with them e.g. picking them up after sports practice etc, the child can ask for the password before going agreeing to go with them. I thought the concept was definitely worth sharing and I leave it up to you to decide whether or not it is a good idea to implement as a family.
This week in my blog, which you can access by clicking HERE.
- Scholarship idea at Peak School – giving back to Hong Kong
- Phones – does your child really need a Smart phone?
- Teacher placements for next year – staffing for next academic year
Enjoy your long weekend everyone.
The Golden Dragon Book Award Winners have been announced!
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The Library Team
A Message from the Groups of Animal Conservation (Y6 Exhibition)
We are a group of Year 6 students part of a project involving pangolins, rhinos being poached. We were wondering if it is possible you could come join us on the 8th of May on Monday from 2:45 to 3:15 in the Library ILE room to come and auction for our art! All the money will be donated to NGOs that help pangolins and rhinos.
Thank you for taking your time to read this.
Nora Donovan, Elizabeth Bower, Will Brasington and Adrian Man
The 3rd International Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show (Hong Kong), 2017
To better promote Chinese Culture and to strengthen Chinese education amongst Hong Kong’s youngsters, Kennedy School together with other ESF schools are going to hold Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show in June, at Kennedy School.
It also aims to use this event to showcase young Chinese learners’ talent and to offer them a platform for communication. This year’s event will be very special as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of ESF. Here are some basic information of the Chinese Talent Show:
Participants: Students of 4-18 ages old, in kindergarten, primary or secondary schools
Competition dates: 17-18 June 2017
Venue: Kennedy School, 19 Sha Wan Drive, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.
- Chinese Native Speakers – both parents are of Chinese origin, and using Chinese as her/his first
- Non Chinese Native Speakers – with one or two non-background parents, or using other languages
as first language despite the fact that parents are of Chinese origin.
Use of Language:
Putonghua is the only accepted language in speech items. Both simplified and traditional Chinese characters are accepted in writing items.
- Every participant should select competition items matching their competition group and year level.
- Every native speaker of Chinese can choose no more than three competition items that match their age group;
- Lower primary (Year 1 – Year3) non-native speakers of Chinese can choose no more than two competition items. Upper primary (Year 4 -Year 6) and secondary non-native speakers of Chinese can choose no more than three items.
- Any participants whose total score from three competition items is the highest will be awarded the title of “champion” (kindergarten and lower primary non-native students only need to have the highest total from two competition items).
- Champions will get a certificate of award and a special cup; they will also be qualified to enter the national final.
- Each item from each group will have one first prize, one second prize and one third prize (a certificate will be awarded); additionally, there will be several awards of excellence (a certificate will be given to the winners).
- One or two extraordinary participants from this year’s event will be chosen to be the “Chinese Culture Ambassador”; they will become the image ambassador showing up on Hong Kong region’s poster for the year.
Please click HERE for detailed information.
Registration Period: From now on till May the 24th
Registration Methods and Payment:
- Please register at http://www.apclta.org Registration fees can go directly to HSBC (004) 450-4-046709. Please email the receipt with student’s name and competition items to firstname.lastname@example.org as the evidence for successful registration.
Collected by Chinese teachers:
- Please download registration form for Chinese Native Speakers or Non-Chinese Native Speakers
- Fill up the form and hand it with crossed cheque to your child’s Chinese teacher (Cash is not acceptable)
- The cheque is made payable to: HONG KONG ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF PINYIN QUALITY EDUCATION (PYQE)
The Chinese Team
After School Activities
Please be reminded that Optometrist Sue Salnikow will be offering Vision Screening Tests for our Peak School students at school on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th May.
Please complete and return the booking form attached before Friday 5th May if you would like your child(ren) to take part in the vision screening