Kellett Bulletin

14 March 2018

Last day of term
Friday 23 March, School will end at normal time at both Pok Fu Lam and Kowloon Bay and reopens on Monday 9 April. Happy Holidays!

Kellett Dragon
Please click here to read the e-Version of Issue 20 of the Kellett Dragon.  
We are looking forward to the Annual Concert on Thursday 22 March. Please ensure that you have booked tickets – student performers do not require tickets.

ECA registration commences at 6:00pm on Wednesday 14 March. Please see the schedule below for details.
The sign-up information for the ECA Programme for all three schools is: 

Phase 1 - Registration 
From 6:00pm on 14 March until midnight on 21 March
Phase 2 - Processing 
22 and 23 March
Phase 3 – Late Registration and Payment 
From 6:00pm 23 March until midnight 11 April
Activities Commence
Week beginning 16 April
(subject to payment being received)
Full details about the changes to the administration of the ECA and Peripatetic Music Programme (particularly in regards to payment) are found in this document (this information was originally published 16 August 2017).
A comprehensive guide to using CHQ is available here
Useful Contacts for ECA/Peripatetic Music Programme: 
Login/Username –
KLB Activities –
KLB Music Lessons –
PFL Activities/Music Lessons –
Outstanding Balances –

As part of our continued drive to offer opportunities for general fitness and well-being to the community, we are pleased to offer three new opportunities in the coming term. Please e-mail Phyllis Burnett to register for the classes. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
For details about each – please click on the link.

Parent Cross-Fit Classes
Tuesdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm (KLB Campus) $1750
Thursdays 2:00pm – 3:00pm (KLB Campus) $2250
Crossfit is training at high intensity using functional movements that make you better at living life. Stronger and fitter for general preparedness for whatever may come your way. It gives you fast results through varied workouts across different domains. It is all about making a better version of yourself through fitness.
Please e-mail Phyllis Burnett to register for the classes.

Notices in blue are repeated messages from past eBulletins, however still contain relevant information.
Kellett School is proud to host the 4th Orchestra Weekend on the 25 – 26 May. This event is open to instrumentalists in both Prep and Senior School. Further details will be available closer to the time on the eBulletin.

POSTPONED: Breast Cancer Awareness Talk *Update*.png
Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Breast Cancer Awareness Talk. New details will be released as soon as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

Please see the attached flyer for details of an upcoming Breast Cancer Awareness Talk being held at the Kowloon Bay Campus.
The talk is open to all parents, staff and sixth form students. Please complete the Google Form here to indicate your attendance.

Kellett School Marketing and Communications Review
Dear Parent,
In the final months of 2017, a Marketing and Communications Review was carried out by an external agency. The attached letter provides an overview of the key findings and recommendations.
The findings are overall positive, and as we had anticipated, there are a number of 'even-better-if' recommendations to improve and enhance the School's communications and overall brand.
Both the Board and the Senior Management Team are committed to taking the necessary actions to move forward positively and we look forward to engaging and communicating with you as we progress.
With kind regards,
Peter Goulston & Ann Mc Donald

Swim for Splash
Kellett will be partnering with Splash – Hong Kong’s only charitable organization dedicated to bringing swimming opportunities to under-resourced communities in Hong Kong, to provide a learn-to-swim class specifically for helpers during Term 3 2017-18 (look for the sign-up in next term’s ECAs). Splash currently offers free swim programmes for Foreign Domestic Workers, refugee and migrant families, and local Hong Kong children from low-income communities. Since starting in March 2015, Splash has run over 60 programmes and taught more than 1000 people how to swim and be water safe.
They are hosting a fun, competitive swim event (a 30-min continuous team relay of 3-4 people with 2 Splash graduates) on Sunday, 18 March at Canadian International School. To enter the race, teams must raise at least $5000 either through donations or direct payment. All proceeds go towards Splash’s goal of teaching 5,000 people by the end of 2020. This is a great event for competitive swimmers, recreational swimmers, and families. If you are interested, please click on the link for more details.
Kellett’s new Director of Swimming, Linh Carpenter, is the event’s race director and one of the main organizers. Please contact her ( with any questions.
The Splash Dash Relay is just around the corner and we're thrilled to share that a private donor has generously offered to match the first HK$2,500 raised by the first 25 teams that register.
It does not matter if you are a serious or recreational swimmer. In fact, if you're good enough to enjoy an afternoon swimming around a junk, chances are you're good enough for the Splash Dash Relay! Teams race the clock - not necessarily each other - to see how many laps they can swim in 30 minutes. It's quick, it's fun and most of all, it's an easy way to remove the economic barriers so that more people have a chance to learn.

Media Mentor Month
Are you concerned or mystified with your child’s digital media consumption? Media Mentor Month is an initiative to help parents develop a positive relationship with their children around digital technologies. Just as we like to be mentors for our children in reading or having a healthy lifestyle, we can also take steps to mentor them in their digital world too.
Media Mentor March is an initiative designed to facilitate positive dialogue in the home around the use of technology and media. Suggestions are given for activities that can be carried out every day of the month. You can view the ideas below or via this link:
If you would like to access wider reading and information about Technology and Digital Parenting, please visit our Learning Technology Pinterest page here:

First US Kellett Alumni Gathering to take place on April 15, 2018
On Sunday 15 April, the inaugural US Kellett Alumni Gathering will take place in Greenwich, Connecticut, kindly hosted by former Kellett parents, Frank and Margharet Nash. This will be a fantastic opportunity for previous Kellett students, families and staff based in the US to reconnect with Kellett, and for Ann Mc Donald, Principal, Nick Miller, Deputy Head PFL and Suky Lee, Admissions Director to hear how our families are getting on since leaving Hong Kong.
As many email contacts have changed, we would greatly appreciate your help to disseminate the invitation. Contact Katie Kwong at if you have any contacts for Kellett students and families who have relocated to the US or alternatively, please share the invitation posted to the Kellett and Kellett Alumni Facebook pages.
Thank you.

Year 10 Work Experience – Placements Needed!
Year 10 students will be taking part in Kellett Work Experience Week again this year. This forms part of the Careers Literacy programme which runs within the Global Citizenship Curriculum from Year 9 to 13. The aim of this week is to provide all Year 10 students with a unique opportunity to experience the world of work in an area of their interest.
We are therefore seeking the help of volunteers from the Kellett Community and beyond, who may be able to host Work Experience students during this week.
Work experience week will run from Monday 11 June to Friday 15 June. If you, (or somebody you know), are interested in hosting one or more Year 10 Work Experience students during this week, please contact Kirsty Whitwood -  for more information.

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