27 Sep 2019

Peak View – 27 September 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
Student Council
Mosquito Repellant and Sunscreen
The Library News
New reading platform – EPIC Book Subscriptions
Golden Book
Diwali Celebrations

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers

I do hope you all enjoyed the Mid Autumn Festival last Friday night.  It was another very successful evening and my thanks in particular to Ildi and Ally for all their work that went into organising it.  My thanks also to all the parents who volunteered their time or donated items for the silent auction.  Your support means a lot to the school.

This week in my blog, which you can access HERE, I cover the following:

  • French Mother Tongue – If there is enough interest we will once again offer lessons after school via ESF Languages
  • Day following National Day – please make sure your contact details on Gateway are up to date
  • Counselling Service – we have access to counselling services from St Johns
  • Parenting tips – a timely resource courtesy of RCHK and the Stress Network, USA

Obviously quite a major sporting event on at the moment in Japan.  After what happened in the Cricket World Cup, I am going into the Rugby World Cup with a philosophical approach.  Too early to tell who has the upper hand at the moment but I would not be surprised at all if it ends up going to a Northern Hemisphere team this time round.  Great that it is too close to call.  Thank you to all those mums and dads that have shared with me that they have tickets for the quarters, semis or final.  I’m very happy for you!

A reminder that there is no school on Monday, as it is our ESF wide CPD day and with no school on Tuesday, this means that the children enjoy a 4 day weekend and return to school on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend and thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards


Student Council

Recently  students running for Year 6 Student Council gave presentations to the Y3-Y6 students at assembly.  There are two positions available per class and as seniors of the school Year 6 students present to, and are voted by, the entire Year 3-Year 6 student body. Speaking to an audience of over 180 people is a huge accomplishment and these students demonstrated strong communication and social skills as well as being risk takers.  As always, the staff are extremely impressed with the high calibre of these presentations.  As with the recent House Captain elections, I would once again would like to make give special recognition to all the students who put themselves forward in this way.

Alex Lee
Theo Perrin
Shiyu Sano
Kinga Papp
Colin Leung
Leo Colani
Giulia Bassolino

Sana Bijlani
Cedrik Leung
Hanna Rumble
Jonathon Law
Sonya Slade
Cherry Lau

Congratulations to Hanna Rumble, Sonya Slade, Kinga Papp and Alex Lee who were voted as Year 6 Student Council this year.

Jonathan Law, Cherry Lau, Leo Colani and Giulia Bassonlino have also been invited to take on the responsibilities of  Student Ambassadors and to welcome visitors and guests to our school and show them around.

Year 3-5 classes have now completed their in-class elections for House Prefects and Student Council and we look forward to helping all of these students develop leadership experience in the coming year.

Many thanks
Tiphany Bloomfield

Mosquito Repellant and Sunscreen

Please note that children are allowed to bring their own ROLL ON mosquito repellant and sunscreen to school. We encourage these to be applied at home before school in the first instance. Please note sprays and aerosols are not permitted.

Year 1 and Year 6 Immunisations

We are still waiting for some Consent Forms and Immunisation Records to be submitted to the Medical Room. Immunisations for Year 1 and Year 6 are on Wednesday 16th October.

If you do not consent to your child having the Immunisation, please return the consent/refusal form regardless. If you are refusing the immunisation you do not need to submit original copies of your child’s Immunisation Records.

Please note there is a drop box for the Nurses in reception, please feel free to leave any correspondence for us in there, it is checked daily.

Return of Immunisation Records

These will be returned to students on the day of the immunisations (16th October), please look out for them in their book bags.

Please email us with any queries to nurse@peakschool.net

Yours Sincerely,
Laura and Gloria

School Nurses

The Library News

For all that he been happening this fortnight.

Library News Letter, please click here.

New reading platform – EPIC Book Subscriptions

Dear Peak School Parents,

Over the last year we have been reviewing our online services. During this time we have discovered a great resource for Peak School and all our students www.getepic.com This site is proving to be a great asset in the classroom and has replaced the previous subscriptions we had of Big Universe and Wheelers ebooks.

Many of our students would like to access this resource at home, and may indeed have already asked you about it. Unlike our previous subscriptions this service can only be accessed at home through a home subscription – it’s a bit like Netflix for books. The app and webpage give your children access to a huge library of fiction, non-fiction and non-english books through a monthly subscription that can be cancelled at any time.

I would like to stress that that there is no obligation to subscribe, but you may like to have more information about it and so I have attached the flyer that goes with the service and some information about it. If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch with Epic or with the Library or Mr Hollingsworth.

Golden Book

Diwali Celebrations

Diwali Celebrations

Peak School will be celebrating Diwali on Tuesday, 15 October.  In preparation for this lovely event, may we invite students who have Diwali decorations to bring them to school on Wednesday, 2 October so we can put them on display.  Please make sure that your child knows the items that they have brought to school and that you put a label on them so that they can be returned when we take down the display.

Thank you!

Chiqui Colet
Vice Principal


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