3-14 May: Parent-Teacher Conference
25-26 May: School Photo Days
28 May: ESF Wide Transition Day
2 June: Parent Webinar
29 June: Last Day of School
We are committed to the health and safety of our community, and we will continue our efforts to adapt to the rigorous procedures required of everyone to stay safe, and in good health. We are grateful for the recent relaxation of the government’s health and safety restrictions, but we must stay vigilant to ensure that we can continue to “stay open”.
Last week, 22 schools had to undergo compulsory testing due to outbreaks of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). Please note children with a temperature of 37.5℃ or above must stay home until symptoms subside, and are recommended to take rest for at least two more days before returning to school. Children displaying any symptoms of illness when they arrive in school (ie. temperature of 37.5℃ or above, coughing, etc.) will have to go home. Please refer to our medical matters page for additional information.
If your building receives a compulsory testing order, please stay home until your child receives a negative testing result. The CHP advice is that children under six-years-old should undertake a saliva/ spit test or stool sample test. For any enquiries on compulsory testing arrangements, please contact the CHP hotline at 6275 6901, which operates daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
We appreciate your cooperation and support in order to keep everyone safe.
Audrey and the Hillside Team
Date: 2 June, 1-2pm
Title: Resilience in the time of COVID-19: Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-emotional development of children
Please register in advance - [Web Link]
Since 2020, people around the world have had their lives upended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Children and their families have had their daily lives disrupted: closed schools, extended periods of time spent online, substantial limitations on socialization with peers, and even quarantine, hospitalisation, and loss. This talk will shed light on how the pandemic has affected children’s socio-emotional development and provide insight into the resiliency of children. Professor Chen will present an array of research findings relating to this to provide a balanced perspective on these topics. Using this information, this talk also looks to explore ways in which a supportive environment can be created for children and their families.
About Professor Eva E Chen:
Professor Chen received her doctorate in Human Development and Education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree with Honours and Distinction in Psychology from Stanford. Her research interests center around the social and cognitive developmental processes of young children across different social backgrounds, and she has worked closely with kindergartens in the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China. She has also been interviewed by the South China Morning Post and the New York Times and has given talks at research conferences, the SCMP Learning Festival, Hong Kong Children’s Discovery Museum, and the Reach Out and Read Foundation.
You will have received an email from CEO Belinda Greer inviting you to share your thoughts about ESF education experience in a survey. The online questionnaire was sent to parents, staff, and students in Years 4 to 13 on April 30. All feedback collected will support us as we continue to improve what we do. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete and the deadline is May 14. As always, your time, honest feedback and thoughtful suggestions are very much appreciated.
The children have embarked on their last Unit of Inquiry of the year (K2 - How We Express Ourselves, K1 - How We Organise Ourselves)…. If you would like to learn more about the Unit of Inquiry along with some concrete examples of what the learning might look like in the classroom, feel free to watch a short video of Brenda walking through the unit in finer detail. ...Click to Read More...
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