17 Apr 2019

Peak View – 17 May 2019

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

Principal’s Message
Key Dates in Term 3 & Draft Calendar 2019-2020
Student Led Conference Booking
Year 2 Message
Year 5 Message
ESF Chinese Talent Show 2019
Aquathon Team – The Island Schools Race
Environment and Sustainability (E&S)
Community Garden
Mobile Phones
After School Activities in Term 3
Disclaimer

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers

Our Year 6 children are less than a week away from their Festival of Action (Exhibition) with the soft opening on Wednesday afternoon and the evening presentations taking place from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Thursday.  It is so inspiring to see our Year 6 children get so passionate about a particular issue or focus area.  Self management skills become crucial for them at this stage as the children really need to prioritise their time carefully to ensure they are ready on time.

You can now book a slot or slots for the upcoming Student Led Conferences.  Bookings opened on Tuesday morning and will close on 22 May (Year 6 parents) and 28 May (Year 1-5 parents).  A reminder, for our Year 1-5 parents, that your child or children only come to school during the time slot/s that you have booked.  Classes are not running as normal on May 31, owing to the Student Led Conferences, and there will be no buses on this day as a result.

As previously mentioned Susan Keating, our Office Manager, is sadly leaving us at the end of the month.  We are currently recruiting for an Office/Admissions manager and an office administrator and we hope to have the positions filled in the coming weeks.  Please appreciate that there will be a transition period between Susan leaving and the new Manager arriving so I ask for your patience and understanding when contacting the office over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support.

Warm Regards
Bill

Key Dates in Term 3 & Draft Calendar 2019-2020

Please click HERE for key dates in Term 3 and HERE for draft calendar 2019-2020.

Student Led Conference Booking

Reminder that the Student Led Conference sign up is now open and the ability to book via Gateway closes on May 22 (Year 6 Parents) and May 28 (Year 1-5 Parents).

Year 2 Message

Year 2 enjoyed a day out at the Hong Kong Wetland Park on Wednesday, May 15th. Our trip helped to support our Sharing the Planet unit of inquiry. We did a group tour titled “Lively Wetlands” where we learned about the different types of wetland habitats and the food chains within. We were able to observe animals in the wild, and attempt to classify them according to their characteristics. A big thank you to the parent volunteers who joined us for the day!  

Year 5 Message

Year 5 enjoyed taking their learning outside the classroom on our recent trips to the Castle Peak Power Station. The students extended their understandings of energy transfer, transformation and the generation of electricity through both guided tours and hands on activities.

ESF Chinese Talent Show 2019

On Saturday May 18, there will be 27 children from Peak School participating in the ESF Chinese Talent Show!  Let’s wish the children break a leg!

These children are:

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Ching Hei Miles Law Cody Nixon Mianne Cheng Liliana Nixon Hannah Rose Willis Issac Yau
Soha Bijlani Nayantara Mukhopadhyay James Raper Amelie Schulz Lydia Li Lucas Jia Xin Ho
Sophiya Omar Dalia Raccah Arianna An
Sara Mills Chuen Hei Jonathan Law
Lily Akane Cherry Lau
Ruby Bruce Alfred Fong
Zoe Colani Siddhartha Rao
Connor McGinley Sana Bijlani
Lisa Tanaka Lucy Blades

Aquathon Team – The Island Schools Race

Although the aquathon season is still young, the Peak School Aquathon Team participated in its first race at the Chinese International School. Competitors were in teams of three to six with each member swimming 250m then quickly slipping on their shoes and running 1 km. Each member did very well, pushing themselves both in the water and on the run. Congratulations to the following athletes for a great day of racing: Harry Hattam, Dylan Chen, Fred Lam, Jemima Keys, Anastasia Alevizos, Savannah Key, Haze Leung, Hayden Leung, Rhiannon Leung, Charles Kan, Shina Tamaki, Ethan Lam and Kaitlyn Yuen. The team would like to thank all the parents and grandparents who came to encourage and cheer them on. Team members are now training for their next race on Saturday June 8th at KGV.

Environment and Sustainability (E&S)

Sadly, Michel has resigned from his position as E&S coordinator at Peak School.  Michel was passionate about the environment and climate change as well as being very knowledgeable.  We thank him for his contribution and for moving us forward in this area. He helped us realise, that as a school, we could and should be doing much more.  We will continue our war on plastic and have a number of initiatives planned for the new academic year which we will share in the coming months. Rachel Erwin has taken up a temporary position as our E&S coordinator until we are in a position to find a permanent replacement for Michel.

Community Garden

If you and your family would like to enjoy the outdoors then you are welcome to join our Community Garden every Sunday.  The garden is located on our upper playground and you are invited to join any Sunday to help with the gardening. The garden opens for a few hours in the morning from 8.30am.

Mobile Phones

If you are considering giving your child a mobile phone and allowing them on social media please try to attend this :- 

ESF will host a special screening of LIKE, an IndieFlix Original documentary on 28th June 6-7.30 at RCHK for parents, the cost will be HK$100 per head with children allowed if they are over 10.

The event will feature a viewing of the film, followed by an informative panel discussion, led by the director/ producer of the film, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix – Scilla Andreen, Dr Emily Wong – Professor at the University of Washington and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at HKU; and Tim Conroy-Stocker – ESF educational psychologist.

The movie explores the impact of social media on our lives and the effects of technology on the brain. The goal of the film is to inform, educate, and inspire people of all ages to self-regulate. Social media is a tool and social platforms are a place to connect, share, and care… but is that what’s really happening?By understanding the effects of technology and social media on the brain, on our lives and on our civilization, we can learn how to navigate it more safely together.

Please find below the link to see the movie trailer:

http://bit.ly/ESF_LIKE2019

After School Activities in Term 2

Disclaimer

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