Kellett Bulletin

20 September 2017


Updates to Kellett School’s Safeguarding Procedures
 
Please click here to view an updated letter from Principal Ann Mc Donald on Kellett’s Safeguarding procedure.
 
If you will be volunteering at Kellett School at any point, please click here to download the Safeguarding Form that must be filled out prior to any volunteering activities.
 

Kellett Senior School’s first Piano Festival
 
Kellett Senior School will be holding their first ever Piano Festival in November, with special guest judge Jacqueline Leung. Click here for more information.
 

 
Notices in blue are repeated messages from past eBulletins, however still contain relevant information.
 
 
Message from Parent Advocate Co-Chairs
 
Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to act as Parent Advocates for this year’s Annual Fund! We are delighted to have you on the team and look forward to welcoming you in person.
 
For those parents who have not yet volunteered but are considering it, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about the role and discuss how we can make it a rewarding experience for you. We also encourage you to join one of our training sessions next week to gather more information as you consider whether you would like to join the team.
 
All advocates contribute importantly to the worthy cause of enabling extraordinary programs and curriculum enhancements that our children can enjoy.
 
Three training sessions for Parent Advocates will be held next week, offering a choice of times and locations that are convenient for everyone. We encourage all parent advocates as well as parents considering the role to attend one of these sessions. If you have not already RSVP’d to the Development Office, please email either of us kathie.allderige@gmail.com or pearlptam@yahoo.com with your preferred time and location.
 
Monday 8:30 – 10:30am Pok Fu Lam Campus
Tuesday 8:30 – 10:30am Kowloon Bay Campus
Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30pm Central
 
Thank you again for your interest!
 
Pearl and Kathie
 

School Shop
 
We are still looking for volunteers for the KLB School Shop. Full training provided!!
 
Please complete this google form: https://goo.gl/forms/3EI3Ui7n6tk0AxZt1
 

Parent Swimming
 
Due to changes in the curriculum timetable, the new time for Parent Swimming is Tuesdays from 1:45pm to 2:45pm. Swimming will commence from Tuesday 19 September. Please read the eBulletin regularly as we will announce periodical closures of the pool due to internal activities via the eBulletin.
 

Parent Volunteers Needed!
 
The Annual Fund exclusively funds enhancements to the school curriculum, to inform and inspire students thoughts, ideas, knowledge and understanding that heighten regular classroom learning.

This year, staff and parents have identified 15 amazing enhancement initiatives that the school wishes to roll out in the coming year. Without the support of parents, none of this will be possible.

To know more about volunteering for the Parent Advocate Team or to sign up today, please contact parents, Kathie Allderige at kathie.allderige@gmail.com or Pearl Tam at pearlptam@yahoo.com or contact Katie in the Development Office kkwong@kellettschool.com.

Training will be provided during the week of Sept 18. A dynamic and rewarding experience awaits you. Please contact us today.
 

OUR PARENT COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!
  
The Parent Committee is looking for one parent volunteer from each campus (Kowloon Bay Prep, Pok Fu Lam Prep and Senior School) to comprise a team of three to work together to organise future key, whole-school Parent Committee led events such as the annual Fair and the bi-annual Ball. Each of the three campus leaders will need to create sub-working committees and oversee the event and also be responsible for a specific area such as accounting, licencing and coordination of volunteers. A list of volunteers is already available for these events. The provisional date for this year's Fair is 21 April 2018 and we are keen to recruit a working committee this term to ensure time, energy and resources are maximised! Anyone interested should contact their school's campus coordinator for more details.
 
Kowloon Bay Prep Campus Coordinator: Aparna Kapur Shankar (apskaps@gmail.com)
 
Pok Fu Lam Prep Campus Coordinator: Sabrina Grandolfo (sabrinagrandolfo@gmail.com)
 
Senior Campus Coordinator: Chrissie Simons (chrissieneasimons@gmail.com)
 

Kowloon Bay Prep Campus – Supply Teaching Assistants required
 
We are presently looking to build on our supply teaching assistant list for the 2017/2018 year. The role in Kowloon Bay is ideal for people living in the Sai Kung/Clearwater Bay/Kowloon areas. If you are interested in being considered for supply support and have the right to work in Hong Kong, please visit our website for further details. Feel free to pass this information to anyone who may be interested in work which offers flexibility and attractive hours particularly for those with a family.
 

Formal Notice of Withdrawal

If your child is leaving Kellett at the end of the Autumn Term i.e. on or before 15 December 2017, please provide formal notice by completing the Withdrawal Form. The deadline for formal notice of withdrawal is  1 September 2017.
 
This form should be emailed to principal@kellettschool.com and copied to admissions@kellettschool.com.
Upon receipt, the Admissions Office will send out an acknowledgement letter.
 
If you require reports or invigilation for applications to overseas schools, the procedure may be found in this policy.
 
Notice deadline dates for each term may be found on the school’s website:
http://www.kellettschool.com/562/admissions/leaving-notice
 
 
Tuition Fees *REMINDER OF PAYMENT*
 
A polite reminder that Tuition Fees for Autumn Term are due for payment by this coming Friday. All bills were issued by email on or around 24 July. Should you have any queries pertaining or have not received a bill please contact finance@kellettschool.com with “Autumn Term Fees” in the subject line.
 

Weather Warnings Guidance
 
We have updated our Weather Warnings Guidance in accordance to the EDB and the Hong Kong Observatory. The information found in this document is of vital importance during periods of inclement weather, especially rain warnings and typhoon warnings. Please take a moment to read through the document here.
 
Annual Fund
 
An invitation from Ann Mc Donald, Principal
I invite you to join the Parent Advocate Team 2017/2018 to help share the impact on students of the enhancements proposed by staff and parents for next year’s Annual Fund. The school’s sixth Annual Fund campaign will run from 16 October to 24 November.
 
Enhancements funded through the Annual Fund help to create a leap in value for all our students, staff and the Kellett brand. Kellett School’s Parent Advocates are central to the campaign, facilitating peer to peer understanding of the benefits to students. You may also enjoy getting to know other parents in the community.
 
This year, it is my pleasure to introduce parents Pearl Tam and Kathie Allderige in their new role as Co-Chairs of the Parent Advocate Team. They will help manage the process for all Advocates and will assist in the training and support to be provided.
 
Please contact me, Pearl, Kathie, or the Development team for more information.
Kellett School Development Office development@kellettschool.com.
 

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