21 April: Vision Screening Continues
24 April: K2 Book-inspired Dress Up Day
25 April: Photo Day Rerun
2 June: ESF-wide Transition Day
12-16 June: Save-the-date for K2 Celebration of Learning
29 June: Last School Day of Term
30 June: Summer Break Begins
Dear Hillside Families
Welcome to Term 3 – our favourite term of the year!! I hope you all had a wonderful Spring break and that the children are refreshed and ready for a big term of learning (and a lot of fun along the way!).
Towards the end of the last term, our teachers planned for this term’s new Unit of Inquiry (UoI). We have many exciting learning engagements planned, and I know the children will have the opportunity to develop many new skills, have fun, and enjoy their new unit.
Please visit our class blogs on the Hillside Learning Hub for your child’s latest class news, which will include information about your child’s Unit of Inquiry. Based on parent feedback, the teachers will update the class blogs more frequently to provide more timely info about the learning undertaken in each class. We hope parents can revisit this at home to strengthen the home-school connection. Please encourage your child to share and talk about what they have been doing and learning by going through the class blogs or class albums together.
Thank you for all the parent participation and volunteers last term. We are very fortunate to have so many parent interests and assistance to enhance teaching and learning opportunities. With this said, more parent involvement opportunities will be available, don't forget to sign-up before the end of year (espeically K2s!). Please be conscious to limit or spread out your number of sign-ups, especially this last term, to allow all parents an opportunity on the rosters before the summer break.
As we enter Term 3 and the Spring/Summer season, we would like to remind you of our weather policy to ensure the safety and well-being of all our children.
As you are aware, the weather can be unpredictable during these months, with the possibility of rainstorms, typhoons, and other weather events. In the event of severe weather, we may need to modify our school day to ensure the safety of our community. Our policy follows the guidelines set by the relevant authorities (EDB and HKO), and we will monitor the weather conditions closely and keep parents informed of updates via the ESF App messaging system.
As a reminder, we kindly request that you ensure your children are dressed appropriately for the Spring/Summer weather and have adequate protection such as sunscreen, hats, and mosquito repellent. Please also ensure that your contact information is up-to-date so we can reach you in case of an emergency.
As we resume normal operations after the pandemic, we are excited to inform you that food and cooking activities will return as a regular part of our programme.
We understand how important it is for children to experience hands-on learning opportunities, and cooking is a great way to teach them about nutrition, science, and even math skills! We will be taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our students, including following guidelines for food handling and sanitation.
We encourage you to talk to your child about the importance of hygiene and hand washing before and after cooking activities. If your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know so we can make accommodations.
Title: Why Sleep Matters
When: Tuesday, 9 May 2023, 12-1pm
Is there anything more frustrating than bedtime protests, sleep delays, and nighttime wake-ups?
With over 18 years of clinical experience working with children, Bree will share her knowledge on sleep for children between 3-5 years old. The objectives of the talk:
Learn facts about optimal sleep
Understand what sleep issues are really about
An approach that comes from an understanding of child development and separation
Strategies to help your fearful child build resilience and coping skills.
Your child's How the World Works Unit of Inquiry report is now available for viewing. Please refer to the graphics below to access your child's report. When viewing the report, we invite those parents interested in contributing by adding your comment in the "parent response to learning" box.
Next week, the K2 children will tune into their last Unit of Inquiry How We Express Ourselves. To encourage children to see how stories provoke thinking and expression of self, we’re inviting them to dress up as a character in a book of their choice. Inspiration for costumes can be drawn from a fiction or non-fiction book. Let your ideas run wild!