Click to download the 2022-23 Hillside Calendar. You can also access the school calendar via the ESF App.
16 November: Parent Webinar on Play & Emotions (1pm)
23-29 November: K2 K11 Musea Art Tour Excursion
6 December: Parent Webinar: Self-Regulation (12noon)
15 December: Family Fun Picnic at Repulse Bay (Details to follow)
16 December: Staff Meeting Day (No Classes)
19 December: Winter Break Commences (School Closed)
9 January: Term 2 Begins. Classes Resume
Dear Hillside Families
Thank you for all the positive feedback from the K1 parents who were able to join our open-play time last week. We are excited to have our K2 parents participate this week, and a few even got to join our first fire drill of the year!
Thanks again to all the parent participants for supporting our programme and enhancing the children's learning experience.
As COVID rules are relaxed and things are resuming to normal, we are very excited to take our K2 children on an excursion to K11 for an Art Tour. A warm reminder to please check the App message titled "K2 e-Notice: K11 Musea Art Tour" for details.
We are also planning our annual Hillside Winter Family Picnic on Thursday, 15 December, AM/ PM sessions. This community event is intended for K1 and K2 families to come together and spread some holiday cheer. More details will follow soon!
We are pleased to invite you to a series of webinars specially curated for our parents by SPOT.
The first of the series is on Supporting Children's Self-regulation.
When: Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 12-1pm
Clare Watt is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist with SPOT Children's Centre, Hong Kong. With over 14 years of clinical experience working with both adults and children, Clare will share her knowledge of Self Regulation and the relationship between regulation and learning. The objectives of the talk will be to;
Understand the meaning of 'regulation'
This talk would be beneficial to parents, aunties and indeed any other carers or professionals supporting our children's self-regulation and learning.
Other upcoming sessions include:
Title: Developing Language Skills (and the impact from COVID)
When: Monday, 20 February 2023, 12-1pm
Details and registration to follow.
Title: Why Sleep Matters
When: Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 12-1pm
Details and registration to follow.
This was a very important session to help our carers support the children’s social communication and play skills. Brenda has kindly prepared this 1-page "handout" for our community, please feel free to share it with other family members (grandparents/ domestic helpers). You can access the video recording via this video LINK or the slides HERE.
I would like to put a call out for parents to help me with a short video that I will be sharing with new prospective K1 families. It is Admissions season, and we will soon be conducting play visits for a new cohort of families. If you would like to help, please share a short clip (a minute or less) of your experience or top tips with our new families. Please drop the file in this folder.
Thank you for your kind contribution in advance.
19 December, 2022 - 6 January, 2023
This winter break, let ESF Sports & Language take your children on a Winter Wonderland adventure! Explore this special time of the year and journey through a variety of programmes and workshops for many fun-filled days together! Taught by a team of experienced and qualified educators, students will be immersed in an environment where they will build confidence and a passion for learning through different sports, arts, STEM or language activities.
An ideal opportunity for your children to find new hobbies or enhance their knowledge and most importantly, have fun!
For sports enthusiasts, we have Gymnastics and multisports; For language lovers, we offer Santa Kingdom, Panto Performance, Spanish Christmas Cultures, Christmas Craft Workshop, messy play and more!
Course Listing: HERE
Hotline: 2711 1280