28 Mar 2018

Peak View – 29 March 2018

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

[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Principal’s Message
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Key Dates in Term 3
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Running Club (Year 3-6)
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Mixed Field Hockey Semifinalists
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Library News
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Road Safety on Plunkett’s Road
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  After School Activities
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Disclaimer

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents/Caregivers

It has been reinforced to me this week that as a society we really need to reassess who we look up to and hold up as our “heroes”.  The Magic Flute performances this week have been nothing short of incredible and I have to remind myself that the performers are only 8, 9 or 10 years old.

During the performance we sang “I need a Hero” by Pat Benatar.  It was at this point I realised my heroes were the children in the performance who; went way outside their comfort zones, committed fully to what they had to do for each other, laughed along the way and clearly loved being part of something special.  I cannot express how impressed and proud I am of all the children involved, not to mention the parents and staff who helped make it possible.

Compare that with some sporting “heroes”, who have made headlines recently, and it is not hard to question whether or not we are actually looking in the wrong direction for inspiration and role models.

My thanks to Jane Engelmann and all the staff who supported the children.  Jane is so creative and the way in which she supported the children to get to the point that they did was very impressive to watch.  I would also like to mention Ildi Fescer and all the other parents who helped with costumes, make up, dance choreography and props.  What an amazing experience and one that our “heroes” will not forget.

CIS Survey

My thanks to all the parents who took the time to fill in the CIS Survey.  A 30% response rate is considered high and we managed to get to 43%, well above the average response rate.  More importantly we now have lots of data to go through and analyse from not only our parents but also our staff, children and School Council.  A quick look at the results would indicate a very positive response from all stake holders but there will no doubt be areas for us to work on.

I do hope you get a chance to spend some time with your child/ren during their Easter break.

Thank you for your continued support.

Warm regards
Bill Garnett

Key Dates in Term 3

Running Club (Year 3 – 6)

From January 9th until last week, in all kinds of weather, the eighty faithful and dedicated runners of the Peak School Year 3-6 Running Club have been amassing significant mileage while running along Homestead Road. While running, they have been focusing on their pace, steady breathing and a relaxed running style. With each passing week runners have been able to run further and further while in some cases increasing their pace. During their run, parent volunteers, teachers and educational assistants have been steadily recording each runners distance or running along to give encouragement and support.  As a group the total distance run by all the runners was 2,805 km, which is roughly the distance from Hong Kong to Tokyo, Japan! Congratulations to all the runners for a great effort.

The students would like to thank all the parents, teachers and educational assistants for supervising, recording, pacing and encouraging them all throughout the season.

Mixed Field Hockey Semifinalists

Congratulations to the Mixed Field Hockey Team for demonstrating excellent teamwork and improvement in their play and positioning at the annual ESF Mixed Field Hockey Tournament at the Hong Kong Football Club. The team was in a tough pool and lost its first game to DBIS but quickly rebounded by beating Kennedy School ‘B’ and Kennedy School ‘C’ and tying GSIS ‘B’. The team moved on to the semifinals but lost to GSIS ‘A’. Well done to all the following players for an excellent tournament: Sophie Williams, Gustavo Hendriks, Haider Malik, Anum Javed, Harry Hattam, Sophie Aranha, Soraya Adefris and Adrian Lau.

The team would like to thank all the parents who came and supported them throughout the day and to especially thank Mrs. Robinson who has worked with the team every week and helped coach the team at the tournament.

Library News

It’s been a busy month in the Library:  Book Day, Author Visits and much more! Click HERE for our March Library News.

Road Safety on Plunkett’s Road

Dear Parents

We have been informed by Gammon Engineering, the construction company across from our school, that there will be some excavation road works for underground pipe connection between 3 April to 29 June 2018 on Plunkett’s Road. The section of the road concerned is shown in the map below. As such there will be temporary traffic arrangements expected.

Peak School Office

After School Activities




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