Click to download the 2022-23 Hillside Calendar. You can also access the school calendar via the ESF App.
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
We need your help! Please see the sections below for ways you can help us.
I hope you are keeping warm and dry under this damp weather. A reminder on those very wet rainy school days, we will have to change some of our pick-up or drop-off routines to keep everyone dry (or as dry as possible). We will use the main foyer for pick-up or drop-off during heavy rain.
On a different note, Bradbury School will adjust their school hours next month. If you drive your children to or from school, please do not park in front of the Hillside or Bradbury exit gates. Please be mindful of parking etiquette and that we are in a school zone. Be swift, and no unnecessary honking. Parking is always going to be problematic, given our location and limitations on Stubbs Road, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation with this request.
We are planning our annual Hillside Winter Family Picnic, which will take place 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.
One of the stations we are planning for is Santa! We would like to put a call-out to parents who might be interested in taking on this role for the morning or afternoon. We would suggest that you consider the opposite session from your child's normal class :)
If you are interested or have questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
More details about this event will follow soon!
As an IB World School, it is a requirement that Hillside undertakes a formal process addressing all aspects of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). During this period of evaluation (which takes place once every five years), we will seek input from both internal and external stakeholders to verify that the school is meeting all the requirements of the programme. Parent involvement and support play an integral part of this process, and we would greatly appreciate your input through completing this survey LINK here. Your feedback will help us to reflect on where the school excels, has shown growth and what may require additional attention.
It has been a Hillside tradition to foster the spirit of giving every Christmas. Not only does this tradition create a connection with our learning community, it also transfers our learning into an “action.”
Action is an integral part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and an opportunity for children to make a meaningful contribution to their community and also be change-makers.
We would like to take action and give back to our local community by supporting Rebooked, a non-profit social enterprise founded and managed by students! Their goal is to extend the shelf life of a book by providing a convenient and eco-friendly platform for books to be reused and enjoyed by other young readers. The books are also shared with NGOs and community partners as a way to support early literacy for the underprivileged children. Watch this short video of Stripey & Kuma visiting Rebooked!
Building on our sustainability principles, please donate slightly used pre-loved English books to bring joy to a new reader. If you’re interested in purchasing, please head over to Rebooked. Our Christmas appeal will run until Monday 12 December.
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.