Kellett Bulletin

Kellett Ball 2017
28 June 2017
 
We would like to wish you all an enjoyable and restful summer holiday!
 
Principal's Message
 
Please click here to view the Principal’s End of Term letter.
 
Last day of term
 
Friday 30 June, School will end at 12:15pm at both Pok Fu Lam and Kowloon Bay and reopens on Thursday 24 August. Happy Holidays!
 
Notices in blue are repeated messages from past eBulletins, however still contain relevant information.
 
 
General Reminder on School Fees and Charges policy
 
Thank-you to all those who have settled School tuition fees and sundry accounts for the academic year 2016-17.
 
Any outstanding accounts should now be settled as a matter of urgency including those relating to ECA and Music Charges for Term 3 which fall due for settlement no later than Thursday 22nd June 2017.
It is School policy that no outstanding accounts can be carried forward to the next academic year, and those with outstanding balances will be issued a statement next week advising of the action to be taken.
Should you have any remaining queries on accounts please e-mail finance@kellettschool.com with “Year End Accounts” in the subject line.
 
Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
 
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.
 

ABRSM Results
 
We have just received our latest Associated Board Music Results. We had 55 students undertake their practical music examinations in May. Out of those students, 14 (25%) received Distinctions and 22 (40%) received Merits – congratulations to the students and thank you to their teachers who prepared them so well.
 
Kellett Cares Aprons now on sale!
 
The Kellett Cares cooking aprons are now on sale! Click here to download the order form.
 
 
School Uniform Shops over Summer Holidays
 
Click here to view opening times of the KLB Uniform shop.
Click here to view opening times of the PFL Uniform shop.
 
Kellett Dragon
 
Issue 18 of the Kellett Dragon has been published. A copy has been given to the eldest sibling of each family this week. The online version is also available and can be viewed through the School Website ->Our School-> The Kellett Dragon
 
 
‘Home’ EPQ Project
 
Chloe Ng (Y13) has compiled a book called “Home” as part of her Extended Project Qualification for her A-Level Studies. From Chloe:
 
Have you ever asked yourself where home is to you, or what a home is to you? Perhaps the meaning of a ‘home’ aside from how it is defined in a dictionary?
 
This book is about the idea of ‘Home’. It is a book that consists of stories of individuals, in forms of interviews and recounts, by a group of expatriates living in Hong Kong, whom through this, define the subjective idea of ‘home’.
 
I explore the concept of ‘Home’ and different opinions and perceptions of those who have found themselves living in the city of Hong Kong, away from their home country. Having lived in a place watching individuals and families come and go from one country to another, I wanted explore the mind-sets of those who have travelled and settled multiple times.
 
Some may say that ‘Home’ is a place, and others may say it is family. Regardless of whether it is a geographical location or a person, a home is the most simple yet necessary thing that provides each of us with the feeling of security and happiness.
 
 
100% of the profits generated from the sales of these books will be donated to the Mother’s Choice Charity Organisation at the end of 2017. Every child deserves the love, care and support that many of us here at Kellett are privileged to have. This book will allow children in the foster care system in Hong Kong under Mother’s Choice to find their own loving homes and families they deserve.
The book can be purchased from the Reception office Pok Fu Lam Campus or Kowloon Bay ECA office between 8:30am - 4:30pm daily for HK$200, with payments in Cash Only.
 

Got any good quality uniform items that you no longer need?
 
Donations of pre-loved uniform to Kellett Cares for re-sale in aid of charity will be being collected from now until the end of term. Please donate CLEAN and GOOD QUALITY Prep and Senior items. There will be a clearly marked bin at the bottom of the Kellett staircase (by the ground floor reception) where anyone can leave any items for donation. Thank you!
 
(NO white prep shorts please! Senior School shirts ONLY IF IN GOOD CONDITION please)
 
Instrument Hire
 
All school musical instruments must be returned to the respective campus on or before Friday 23 June.
Instruments will be re-issued in August. In general, instrument hire is only for one academic year. Parents may like to discuss purchasing an instrument with their child’s music tutor or any of the academic members of the music department at their campus.
 

Time to order your special edition yearbook & 17-18 calendar!
 
You can now pre-order the 2016-2017 Anniversary Edition Yearbook and 2017-2018 Calendar at a 10% discount. The order form and instructions can be found here. Please note the deadline for the promotion is 30 June 2017.

This year’s hardcover anniversary edition will be a combined book, featuring all three campuses.
 

 
Photo Submission for the 2017-18 Calendar
 
Here is your chance to participate in the upcoming 2017-18 Kellett calendar! We are welcoming photo submissions from everyone in the Kellett community. Specifically, we are looking for pictures for the following pages:
 
1. Sports Day
2. Kellett School 40th Anniversary Celebration
3. Christmas Celebrations (Prep - Carol by Candlelight, Senior - Carol Concert)
 
The simple guideline is, “Send us your most witty and creative picture! One photo per family per catagory.”
 
Please submit your photos to yearbook@kellettschool.com by Tuesday 30 June.
 
Senior School Year Coordinators 2017-18
 
We are looking for volunteers to be Year Coordinators for the 2017-18 academic year. Ideally we would like two Year Coordinators per year group for Years 9 to 13, and four Year Coordinators (one per House) for Year 7 (current Year 6 parents are invited to volunteer) and Year 8.
 
The role is highly appreciated within the community and its main duties are listed HERE.
If you are interested in volunteering then please contact Vicki Neale – seniorsecretary@kellettschool.com in the first instance.
 
Kellett Cares Cookbook Selling Now!
 
It’s here! The new Kellett Cares Cookbook is on sale now!
 
With over 70 recipes on 182 glossy pages, this hard covered book contains beautiful colour photos of Kellett children and their culinary favourites. All this for HK$150 each!
 
Please take a moment to click here and see our short film, starring just some of the children featured in the book.
 
Made possible by the generous efforts of many Kellett parents, volunteers and staff members, all profits will go to Kellett Cares and directly benefit people in need.
 
Please click here (link to order form)for the order form. Copies of the Cookbook will also be available to buy at the KLB shop and PFL reception. For more information, please contact Amanda Dijanosic at amanda_d54321@yahoo.com.au.
 
Better get your copy fast... before they sell out!

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