26 Oct 2018

Peak View – 26 October 2018

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
Golden Book
Understanding the IPCC report: A Parent Presentation
PTA News
Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2019
Library News
Box of Hope

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers

I hope your child/ren got to enjoy their mid term break and you were able to spend time with them.

We have a busy week next week with Year 4 and Year 6 away on camp.  Year 6 are off to Outward Bound for the week and Year 4 are off to Cheung Chau on Wednesday.  We already have Year 1 students, who have heard about the camping trips, wishing to be older so they can go camping as well!  As a school we feel these camping experiences are so valuable and our children absolutely love them.

Just before the mid term break we held our Maths parent workshops and we were delighted to have over 250 families attending over the course of the 3 days.  We are so lucky to have such a supportive and engaged parent community.  If you would like to view the presentations or the maths rubrics or activities that we referred to, you can do so by clicking HERE and accessing my blog.

Sadly Clarissa Lee, our Office Manager, has informed us that she has to return to Malaysia with her family at the end of this term.  Her last day at Peak School will be December 7.  Clarissa will be extremely hard to replace but we are in the process of doing so at the moment.  We will officially farewell Clarissa closer to the time but she will obviously be a huge loss for the school.

Finally, for those that celebrate Diwali early next month, we do hope your celebrations are filled with love, light and laughter.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and thank you for your continued support.

Bill Garnett

Key Dates


Golden Book

Understanding the IPCC Report: A Parent Presentation

Peak School parents are invited to attend a presentation by our Environment and Sustainability teacher, Mr. Michel Maruca on Friday, 9 November from 8:45 – 9:45 a.m.

The International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) published its most recent report in October. The climate change problem is true and is global.  The latest report portrays a dark future for our civilization, should the current trends pursue in just a very few years. In order to understand the scope, nature and pace of this challenge, Peak School backs up the report and invites its community to go through the report together. Block the date in your calendars and prepare all the questions you wish to ask. It will also be an occasion for Peak School to test some of the responses it drafted to answer this challenge.


PTA News

Movie Night

Let’s pencil mark the dates on your calendar for the MOVIE NIGHT, Thursday 15 November 2018 (3:15 -5:00pm).  Tickets will be on sale next week!


Our wonderful parent volunteers have organised some Diwali activities for all students at lunch time on, Wednesday, 14 November.  If you celebrate Diwali feel free to encourage your child(ren) to come to school in their traditional dress to celebrate this important festival.


We have introduced new uniform prices effective from 22.10.2018. Please makes use you use the new order form when ordering.

Hong Kong Young Writers Awards 2019

This year’s Hong Kong Young Writers Awards is all about discovery! The theme New Tales of the Ming Treasure Voyages is centered around Chinese explorer Zheng He and his voyages in the 1400s. What sort of adventures do you think they had? What would it have been like to be a young person on such a journey? What sort of jobs would have to be done on the ships, and what sights would you see that you would remember forever? These are some of the questions that our young writers this year could ask themselves when planning their stories and texts. As every year, entries can be made from all age groups / classes across a range of genres, including poetry, fiction (stories), non-fiction texts (reports, biographies etc.) and cover art. If your child is keen to participate, please ask them to speak to their class teacher, or see Mr Auld in the library at lunchtime on Tuesday October 30th at 12.45 pm.

Library News

Please click HERE for library news.

Box of Hope

Once again the Student Council are supporting this worthwhile Hong Kong Charity.  The Year 6 Student Council have presented information about this at assembly and forms are available for those families wishing to take part and make a box to donate.  Boxes will be collected from Peak School on November 15th.  Please click HERE for further information.

Many thanks!

Tiphany Bloomfield
Year 6 Class Teacher
Student Leadership Coordinator


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