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The monthly community newsletter

31 may 2013

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Dear HKA Community, It’s hard to believe it, but it’s that time of year again when we must say goodbye to friends and valued colleagues. At HKA, we are fortunate to have wonderful faculty and staff, and we want to note their service with gratitude and wish them well in their endeavors. It’s especially exciting to see so many Co-teachers moving into full teaching positions. One of HKA’s strengths is its commitment to educational leadership through ongoing professional development, and in these departures, we really see tangible success of the model! What follows is a list of faculty and staff who are leaving at the end of the school year. As Head of School, I want to offer my sincerest gratitude for all they’ve done to contribute to the HKA community. Next month we’ll be introducing new faces joining HKA in August. Goodbye and Good Luck! Teachers Terry Barrett Ben Cooperman Alyssa Fraser Ramona Friesen Kerry Hasell Jane Sparks Michael Sparks Co-Teachers/ Ben Gonzalez EC Mandarin Anthea Harris Margarita Hoyos Matt Jackson Virginia Man Daniel Muller Amelia Umlauf Learner Aynsley Carter Support Caroline Dawson Devalina Mitra Leslie Stitt Operational Sarah Baur Jenn Barnes Eliot Michael Taylor Xiao Xi

Stephen Dare, Head of School

I also want to thank parents for their continued support of the school. Parents give so much to HKA, and one place we see that every year in the Staff Appreciation Lunch. This year was a real challenge, with the cancellation of the original date due to Black Rain warning. Many thanks to all the parents who responded with such flexibility and good humor, especially Amy Clayton and Susan Choi, who organized the event. Included in this month’s newsletter is the 2013-14 calendar. You’ll find a one-page PDF attached. Calendar dates are always included on the HKA website, and you can find easy instructions for importing the calendars into your desktop computer or mobile device here.

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I’d like to bring your attention to a few changes in next year’s calendar. The Cultural Food Festival, traditionally held on a school day in December, will be on Saturday, 26 October 2013. We’ve moved this HKA tradition to a Saturday to make it easier for more of our community to attend and be involved. Furthermore, we will celebrate the opening of our new campus 25-26 October and felt it would be fitting for the CFF to be a part of these festivities, representing a wonderful blending of the old and new. Sports Day will be confirmed in June. We have requested the sports ground next to the campus, allowing for easy transportation from school. This will likely mean that Sports Day will occur over two days, with Primary School and Secondary School events held on different days. Finally, thank you to those of you who were able to attend the most recent Coffee Morning on the topic of ASAs. I outlined the design premise of the co-curricular activities and reviewed the ASA transportation system. Please watch for more details, including scheduling and costs, before the start of the 2013-14 school year. On Friday, 19 Hong Kong Academy graduates walked across the stage, received diplomas, and headed off to further studies and bright futures. While much has transpired this year – PYP reevaluation, MYP evaluation, building projects, MYP pilot projects, strategic plans, and so much more - the focus at HKA remains firmly on educating our students in a manner that remains true to the mission of the school and preparing them for what lies ahead. Stephen Dare Head of School

HKA World Wise News Plans for HKA to become the ‘most green school’ possible are thoroughly underway. The World Wise Committee has a host of plans up its sleeve, which we hope to support in the next year or so, including: • Support the school’s green roof project, which will offer all manner of educational possibilities, including solar panels, water collection and redistribution, farming (hopefully the children will even be able to ‘grow their own dinner’ or at least some of it), and nurture some local wildlife. Use of bamboo for design features within the school. • If possible, we would like to extend our farming capabilities to nearby allotments in order to support the local community at the same time as growing some of the food served at school locally, seasonally and organically. Any budding ‘parent’ farmers please step up now! • Employing a local horticulturalist who will not only ensure that all gardens and landscaping are grown with the local environment in mind (indigenous planting, planting to protect from pests, etc), but someone who will also be able to record, minimise and potentially eliminate the use of any harmful chemicals. Our expert can also work with children to build and support environmental themes in the curriculum.

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! Xiao Xi

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Watch this (green) space! -HKA World Wise 31 May 2013


Bus Transportation Sign up forms for 2013-14 bus service have been distributed and registration is in progress.

Bus FAQs What happens if I find the stop you assign me to is not convenient for me? As we are starting our service for the first time, it is difficult to list all stops until we have finalized registration. If parents find their assigned stop is not convenient once finalized, they can choose to withdrawl and receive a refund. What happens if I pay now but move mid-semester? You will be reassigned to another bus and payment will be adjusted. Please note this is due to seathing availability. Can I have a refund when I stop using the service in the middle of the semester? Sorry no refund will be made. Can I join one month as a trial period? You can but your application won’t be given priority. If there are seats available after the enrollment then your application will be considered. Full time bus riders have priority. Why use a big (60 seater) bus and not two smaller busses to make the route with less stops? The bus company only has limited inventory of smaller buses and this would increase travel time in the long run. Please direct any questions to Liza Chan, Operations Manager, via First Class.

Operational News for 2013-14 Catering The school has contracted with a leading institutional caterer, Chartwells, to provide meal services at our new campus. Chartwells currently serves several of the major international schools in Hong Kong. They have been involved at the earliest stages in the design of our catering facility. Meal services will be available for all full-day students on both a subscription and for purchase on-demand. Subscription signups will be sent out by Chartwells. Onsite payment by Octopus card will be encouraged with limited cash payment capabilities. More information about subscription will be available one to two weeks before the start of classes in August. Chartwell’s focus will be on commissioning the new facility and ironing out the inevitable kinks in the system. A limited range of hot selections, salads and sandwiches will be available to start. Selections will be expanded in later weeks. A snack and coffee bar will be open on the Upper Ground floor for use by parents and teachers. Chartwells are excited to already be working with HKA’s World Wise committee on environmental initiatives and healthy food offerings. Parents from World Wise met Chartwells’ management and nutritionalist earlier this year. Many initiatives, such as “no plastic” and recycling programs, have been adopted in the cafeteria and food programme designs. Other initiatives will be eased in after the food service start-up period. Please see Chartwells’ introductory newsletter and sample menus attached with this newsletter. These will also be posted on the school website. Car pickups and traffic HKA has made a commitment to the Sai Kiung community to ensure the minimum disruption to neighborhood traffic. Parking or waiting street side around the school should be avoided particularly at morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. All parents are encouraged to use the large, nearby public car park to avoid congestion around the campus. We expect the first few weeks back to be hectic. To ease congestion and ensure safety, drop-offs and pick-ups by private car in the bus lay-by area will be discouraged until the second week of classes. Parents who wish to drop off students by private car during the first week of classes are asked to park at one of the nearby public car parks and escort the students into school. Health and Safety HKA currently has more than 20 staff trained in First Aid and CPR. A health office located on the first floor will be staffed and available to handle minor medical and dispensery needs. In the case of emergency and ambulance transportation, students will be taken to Tseung Kwan O regional hospital. -Dale Willetts, Director of Finance & Operations

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Dragonfly Shop News LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT In the last Xiao Xi, the Dragonfly Shop was proud to announce the winner of the ‘Limited Edition T-Shirt Project’ as William, G5ren. William’s t-shirt will be going into production over the summer holiday by Kukri. You may be familiar with Kukri as they produce merchandise for the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. To guarantee your size and availability, Dragonfly will now be taking advance orders. If you are NOT leaving Hong Kong next year, please complete and return the ONLINE ORDER FORM. You will be notified in due course to make payment and collect your t-shirts at the beginning of next semester. If you ARE leaving Hong Kong at the end of semester, you can still order a t-shirt. Please CLICK HERE and print off the form, complete and return with a cheque attached via back pack mail to DRAGONFLY SHOP C/O COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT. Please ensure you complete the forwarding address box so the t-shirts can be posted out to you at the beginning of the new school year. The deadline for the return of both order forms is Monday 10 June 2013. Thereafter, at the beginning of next semester, the Dragonfly Shop will have stock of the item but sizes will be limited in quantity. Also with the imminent arrival of the summer break please don’t forget to purchase gifts to take back home for friends and family from the Dragonfly Shop. CLICK HERE for order form. Again please print off the order form and return with cheque attached via backpack mail to DRAGONFLY SHOP, C/O COMMUNICATIONS DEPT no later than Monday 10 June. Orders will be despatched to you no later than Tuesday 11 June. The Dragonfly Shop will close for the summer from Wednesday 12 June for inventory/stock checks. So, hurry and get your orders in before the deadline closes on Monday 10 June and let’s celebrate our move to Sai Kung! -HKACO Dragonfly Committee Surinder Francis, Chair

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From the Head of Primary School Dear Primary Parents, It was wonderful to greet and see so many of you on campus this past week for the HKA Arts Festival. Portfolio Sharing Day Students’ artwork may be collected on Portfolio Sharing Day, 5 June. Teachers will have scheduled a student-led sharing for 30 minutes between 8:00am and 12:30pm on 5 June and students will not have a regular schedule that day. Portfolios are a wonderful reflection and celebration of your child’s work and they show evidence of student’s learning and growth over the year. Students have selected and reflected on the work and will be sharing some of their most meaningful work in their portfolio. Students will take their portfolios home at the end of the year to continue their celebration of a great school year.

Virginia Hunt, Primary School Principal

Progress Reports Progress reports will come home via backpacks on the last day of school, Wednesday, 19 June. Teachers will remain online in FC until 26 June in the event that you need any clarifications. Bonnie Campbell Hill Reading Continuum You will also receive your child’s reading continuum adapted from Bonnie Campbell Hill’s continuums. One important tool teachers use when they fill out the reading continuum is the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA 2). The DRA 2 is administered twice a year and measures a student’s reading engagement, reading fluency, and comprehension. Continuums provide a clear picture of a student’s learning and can help parents, teachers, and students document literacy growth. Additionally teachers have identified tools that help them assess a student’s learning at the descriptor levels in each of the continuum stages. Preparing for Transition Teachers have been busy giving children closure for this school year and preparing students for the transition to their new grade. All grade level teachers have gone in to teach a lesson below their year group to see where the children are leaving off as they prepare for the students’ new beginnings and welcoming them to their new grade. All primary teachXiao Xi 31 May 2013 65


ers will participate in transition meetings between grade levels to gain a sense of individual students as well as the grade level as a whole. Students were also given an opportunity to visit the classrooms of the year groups above them and get some advice from the current year group students. Class lists for the 2013-14 school year will be emailed in August prior to the first day of school. Please see PS staffing allocation for the 2013-14 school year. Classes will be named RĂŠn meaning altruistic and virtuous and Ai meaning affection and to be fond of. Primary Classroom Staffing for 2013-2014

PK1-G3 Swan Choi

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I would like to thank the many parent volunteers who have supported the Primary School this year and a special thank you to our room parents who have given generously of their time to coordinate events and organized support that enhances classroom life for our students. Our program and classroom life is richer and stronger because of all of you. I would also like to invite parents to express interest in being a class parent for the 2013- 14 school year. Each class will require 1- 2 parents. Names will be collected from now until the first week of school. When selecting class parents we try to find a balance between returning and new families and also give different parents an opportunity. Some grade levels can be over subscribed with volunteers and we may need to request your support in another grade level. If we are unable to select you as a class parent, please know that your help and support is always welcome. Request may be submitted to myself and cc Angie Law using the subject line “Class parent 2013- 14”. If you would like to know more about the class parent role, please contact our current HKACO chairs, Jill Baxter and Hilde Santern. The All School End of Year Assembly will be held on Wednesday, 19 June from 10:00am-11:00am on the basketball court. The children will dismiss at the regular schedule with a 12:20pm dismissal for students in K-G5 and 11:20am for PK1 and PK2. Our G5 students will receive certificates in honor of their years in the Primary Years Programme and will be welcomed into Secondary by Doug Musco. The PS choir will close the assembly. All parents are welcome to attend the End of Year Assembly. Warm regards, Virginia

PS Counsellor News Transition and Change The last primary school parent / counsellor coffee morning is on Thursday, 13 June at 8:30am in the MPR. The topic will be on helping children with transitions and change. It will focus on HKA’s move to the new school, also moving grade levels, moving homes, going to another school and moving to a new country. We will cover different strategies and lines of communication for parents to help their children express themselves in preparation for that change. We also have a great opportunity to have playtherapist, Ms Cheryl Poston attending the coffee morning. She will be joining us to demonstrate some play based strategies to help children build resilience and cope with change. Looking forward to seeing you there. -Carla Nagel, PS Counsellor

Service Learning Update This month focuses on our present and future communities! Grade 4 just brought their initial service learning project on water conservation to a close. They confidently presented their video to a MPR full of eager prospective HKA families during a recent Open House. Students highlighted the new water conservation measures at the Sai Kung campus, our current water initiatives, and their continuing commitment to ensure sustainable water programs in the future. Bravo to all of you water super stars! Grade 1 is busy preparing for their service project, also within the Sharing the Planet transdisciplinary theme. Students have been learning about plants’ lifecycle and what they need to live. Grade 1 will travel to Sai Kung to spread some good cheer and a lot of knowledge, by presenting starter mint plants to local businesses and organizations. The plants will be housed in beautiful hand-painted pots, courtesy of Art integration. We can’t wait to see the pictures! -Heather Goode, PS Service Learning Coordinator Xiao Xi

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Secondary Middle School &High School From the Head of Secondary School Good day Secondary School community, I hope this month’s Xiao Xi finds you all well and gearing up for the end of the second semester. This is an exciting and sometimes frantic time of the school year. Our secondary students are faced with a number of very significant end of term assessments, making decisions on their schedules for next year, and dealing with the realities of either leaving the HKA community or having friends leave school. It is a time when we work hard to maintain normalcy in our daily schedule and routines, and reinforce that there is still a lot of learning to do prior to end of school. Having your support at home is critical so that your children are hearing a consistent message. This includes maintaining your daily routines and ensuring that your children are in school every day until Wednesday, 19 June. Teachers are planning carefully for the remaining 3.5 weeks of school and our expectation is that students will be in school through the 19th and will enjoy the closure of the 2013-2014 school year with their classmates.

Douglas DouglasMusco, Musco, Secondary School Middle & High SchoolPrincipal Principal

I would like to extend my congratulations to the Class of 2013 students that completed their IB and HKA final examinations on 21 May which represented the conclusion of over three weeks of exams. The IB examinations are externally assessed by educators from around the world and we will receive results during the first week of July. Mr. Ritchie, IB Teachers, and I will analyze these results during our August orientation and we will make this data available for the community once school opens. I also look forward to sharing details on university and college acceptances when we return from the summer holiday. Our soon to be graduates, as well as their high school classmates, enjoyed a nice evening of celebration the 48th floor of Exchange Place (American Club) on 25 May during the High School Formal. The SRC chose a James Bond theme and our students looked great as they dined and danced the night away. The Class of 2013 will have their Graduation ceremony on Friday evening, 31 May. We look forward to awarding our 19 students with their HKA diploma on this evening. Kudos also go out to our students in G6-11 that completed end of year assessments this week. There has been a positive air of seriousness on Xiao Xi 31 May 2013 8


campus as students tackled these important end of term tasks. Teaachers will assess these tasks and will be providing feedback to students in the coming weeks. Semester 2 assessments are incorporated into term marks which will be available on the last day of school. Please note that we are unable to provide final reports prior to 19 June. I look forward to meeting with our G5 students this week and discussing the transition to Secondary School. These are always exciting and fun times for me as I get to know our new secondary students. Ms. Cowan, Mr. Thomas and Ms. Julie have prepared a number of meetings and events for our G5s which I know will help with the transition to Secondary School. I know this transition creates some anxiety for students and parents (I have a G5 in my house!) and these transition events are a nice way to discuss these issues and help our students process and prepare for the move. I was on a tour of the new campus last weekend, and am incredibly excited about what will be on offer for students next year. The physical space will allow us to properly expand and grow our programme, both academically and co-curricularly, and allow us the autonomy to run the Secondary School daily schedule as we would like. We have completed the master schedule and have just about completed placing students in all of their chosen classes. Individual student schedules will be discussed and handed out to students on the first day of school in August. We will also have a one week add-drop period to make any corrections and adjustments in schedules in August. And finally, if you are interested in assuming a leadership role in the Secondary School as a grade level parent representative to the HKACO please let me know. For those that express interest I will forward a description of the responsibilities. This is a great way to get involved, and ensure the Secondary School community stays abreast of events and happenings. Many thanks for reading, and for your continued support of your children and the Secondary School program. As always, please send me a note, or stop by the office with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello. Wishing all of us a positive and enriching conclusion to the 2012-2013 school year.

Please stop by and visit the MYP Personal Project Exhibition on Wednesday 5 June in the MPR from 8:30am12:00pm. This capstone assessment is completed by students in their final year of the MYP and gives them the opportunity to develop a piece of action research motivated by their personal interests. At the exhibition, you will be able to see a wide variety of projects that were completed by HKA’s 21 Grade 10 students, including: creating a guide to beginner photography; performing a medley of popular rock songs from the past 60 years; writing a novel that explores adolescent issues; composing and performing an original song; training for and completing a half-marathon; and researching and producing a cholesterol-free cookbook. We look forward to seeing you on 5 June and sharing the our collection of Personal Projects with the wider school community! -Jennifer Swinehart, MYP Coordinator

Warmly, Doug

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Secondary Counsellor News This month I have been busy focusing on end of year arrangements and engagements, as well as looking at scheduling items for the start of the new school year in August. Our Seniors have finished all exams and are now officially finished with all school work. I remember that feeling of freedom; having no specific commitments and being able to sleep as long as I wanted to. I hope they are enjoying every minute of it! On 25 May, students in Grades 9-12 attended the end of year formal. James Bond was the theme and the night was a great success. On Thursday 30 May, the Seniors attended a graduation rehearsal during the day, and then those attending the Senior banquet will be joined by family members at the American Club in Central and followed by the graduation ceremony on Friday 31 May. I wish each and every one of them all the best for their new adventures and every success for the future. Our HKA Ambassadors will be chaperoning the Graduation event. They received their polo shirts today and as you can see by the photo, they look very smart. They are very proud to be a part of this new initiative and I am looking forward to working with them. I have also been meeting up with the current Grade 5 classes to get to know the students and to help ease transition anxieties related to moving to Secondary School as well as moving to a new building. We have been having a lot of fun together and I think that they feel well supported. I would encourage Grade 5 parents to ask their children about our meetings and how they are feeling. The last big event of the year from my chair will be the Transition Social, which is being held on Friday 7 June on campus for students currently in Grades 5-7. The event will begin at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. Permission forms will be distributed in the near future that will provide more detailed information. Three more weeks and school will be out for summer! I can already hear Alice Cooper’s voice in my head! -Laura Cowan, Secondary Counsellor

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University and College Counsellor News Here are some dates to consider for your calendar: Raffles School of Continuing Education Open Day Date: Saturday, 8 June Time: 10am - 1pm Venue: 1F Centre Point, 181-188 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai Registration: 2520 6838 HKUST Admissions Information Session for 2014 Entrants for Local Students Studying for International Qualifications Date: Saturday 15 June Time: 2:30-4:00 Venue: Lecture Theater J, HKUST Campus Registration: http://join.ust. hk/local/visit/calendar.html SAT test dates for 2013-2014 October 5 November 2 December 7 January 25 May 3 June 7 Visit my blog hkauniversitycounseling.weebly.com/ upcoming-events.html to stay on top of upcoming university and college events. -Vanessa Fong, University & College Counsellor

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ACAMIS Soccer From 17-21 April, 22 students and coaches traveled to Beijing for the ACAMIS High School Soccer tournament. Both girls and boys teams finished in 4th place with Aubrey (G9) and Ken (G9) being named Most Valuable Players for their respective HKA teams. Whilst in Beijing students were fortunate enough to spend the first day of their travels visiting the Great Wall of China. Many thanks to Mr Khalid Saleem, Mr Daniel Muller, and Ms Robin Muller for dedicating their time to coach our students during the 2013 Soccer season.

ISTA From 13-16 April, HKA attended ISTA (International Schools Theatre Association) at the French International School here in HK. Just under 200 students were in attendance with a high caliber of artists, actors and directors from all over the world. A tremendous amount of theatre experience and learning happened in workshops, ensemble groups and in a short performance for an audience of parents and friends. -Stella Ireland, Secondary Theatre Arts

SCISAC Basketball Hong Kong Academy hosted this years SCISAC Middle School Basketball Tournament which took place at ISF Academy from 10-12 May. Five other schools from Taiwan, China and Macau traveled to Hong Kong to participate in the 3-day event. HKA girls finished in 3rd place and HKA boys finished in 4th place. Well done to Clio (G8) and Erik (G8) for their individual awards, recognizing their outstanding performance and sportsmanship during the tournament. A BIG thank you to everyone in the HKA community who assisted in the organization of this event and special thanks to Sonya Yong, Jill Baxter, and Hilde Santens for coordinating the homestays for our visiting students. The HKA community managed to host 88 visiting students, which is an outstanding effort and speaks highly of the support we have within the school. Also lastly I would like to recognize the efforts of Mr McKinney and Mrs Cook who not only dedicated many hours in preparing our students for this tournament but also put in a great deal of time and effort to make sure this tournament was a success. -Christian Cook, Athletics Director

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HONG KONG ACADEMY 2013-2014 MASTER CALENDAR AUGUST 2013

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August 20 New Student / Parent Orientation 21 1st Day of School for Students 28 G6-G10 Back to School Night 29 G11-G12 Back to School Night 30 Welcome Back Coffee Morning September 3-7 G12 Retreat 3 PS Back to School Night 3 Board Social 6 Secondary Grade Level Retreats 6 HOS Coffee Morning (HK Island) 7 HKACO Back to School Picnic 10 Parent Evening - Bill & Ochan Powell 13 PS & SS Counsellor Coffee 18 Mid-Autumn Carnival 19 HKACO Mid-Autumn Beach Party 20 Mid-Autumn Festival - NO SCHOOL 21 ACT Exam 24 University Fair (HKA) 27 SS Parent Book Club October 1 National Day - NO SCHOOL 1-6 ISTA DP Theatre (London) 3-4 ISA Testing 5 SAT Exam 6-10 School Photos 8 G6-8 Community Evening 8-11 G5 Camp 9-11 G4 Camp 11 SS Counsellor Coffee 14-18 Mid Term Break 25 PS Counsellor Coffee 25-26 New Campus Opening Events 26 Cultural Food Festival 30-31 Parent-Teacher Conf - NO CLASSES 31 SCISAC MS Soccer (Chengdu) November 1 SS Parent Book Club 2 SAT Exam 7-10 ACAMIS HS Volleyball (Hangzhou)

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8 HOS Coffee Morning (Sai Kung) 12 Upper Primary Community Evening 15 Semester 2 Tuition Due 15 Teacher In-Service Day - NO CLASSES 19 IB Diploma Information Evening 22-24 G6-8 ISTA (Guangzhou) 22 SS Counsellor Coffee 29 PS Counsellor Coffee December 6-7 Secondary Theatre Performance 6 SS Parent Book Club 7 SAT Exam 10 G9-12 Community Evening 16-6 Jan Winter Break January 7 Classes Resume 10 SS Counsellor Coffee 17 PS Counsellor Coffee 20 School Photo Make Up Day 21 Parent Evening - All About PYP 24 End of Semester 1 24 SS Parent Book Club 25 SAT Exam 27 Semester 2 begins 29 Lunar New Year Assembly 31-7 Feb Lunar New Year Break February 11 Early Childhood Community Evening 14 HOS Coffee Morning (HK Island) 18-19 ERB WrAP (assessment) 20 ACAMIS HS Basketball (HKA) 21 SS Parent Book Club 22 School Gala 25 G5 - SS Transition Evening 26 IB Theatre Evening 27-1 Mar SCISAC MS Volleyball (Taiwan) March 1-2 GIN 852 (Hong Kong) 4 Board Candidates Night 7 SS Counsellor Coffee 10-14 Secondary China Studies Programme

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ISA Testing Results Parent Evening IB DP Art Exhibition Spring Break Classes Resume ACAMIS HS Soccer (Dalian) Earth Day Observation SS Parent Book Club Primary Maths Night

May 1 Labour Day - NO SCHOOL 2 HOS Coffee Morning (Sai Kung) 3 SAT Exam 5-23 IB Diploma Exams 6 The Buddha’s Birthday - NO SCHOOL 8-11 SCISAC MS Basketball (Macau) 9 SS Counsellor Coffee 12-16 Arts Festival 15 2014-15 Semester 1 Tuition Due 16 PS Counsellor Coffee 19-20 G5 Exhibition 20 Board AGM 22-23 G4 Play 23 SS Parent Book Club 24 G9-G12 Spring Formal 28 Parent Volunteer Brunch 29 Class of 2014 Graduation June 2 4-6 7 11 18 20 25

Tuen Ng Festival - NO SCHOOL SS Assessments SAT Exam Staff Appreciation Lunch Portfolio Sharing Day PS Counsellor Coffee Last Day of School for Students


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Chartwells Your Food Service Provider Who are we? Chartwells is a leading food service provider to International Schools in Hong Kong. We serve more than 18,000 meals a day in more than 20 International Schools. All our meals will be cooked daily in our brand new and well equipped onsite kitchens using the freshest ingredients imported from countries such as Australia, NZ and the US. The use of MSG is strictly prohibited in any of our cooking processes. The Primary students will be on a pre-paid system. For the Secondary students we would like them to make their choices daily from one serving counter. Payment for the secondary students will be made by octopus only on a meal basis. In this sheet, you will find some basic information about our services with the school and some frequently asked questions parents and students usually have at the start of the school term. We would like to thank you in advance for choosing Chartwells and invite you to contact us at any point with your suggestions or comments. We look forward to seeing you in the new school term.

Kind Regards,

Charles Woolmington Regional Manager – Chartwells

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Charles Woolmington - Regional Manager

Diana Chan – Chartwells Nutritionist

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Francis O’Grady – District Manager CHARTWELLS INFORMATION SHEET FOR CHINESE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL francisogrady@compass-hk.com

2012


Meal Enrolment & Payment System Meal Enrolment – PPS & Cheque Payment Only Parents can download our menu and enrolment form from the Chartwells website (www. Compass-hk.com). Students can choose to enrol on a monthly or 3-month basis. The Enrolment Meal Set includes a main course, fresh vegetables, milk and homemade dessert or fresh fruit on alternate days. Freshly homemade soup will be offered twice per week between November and February. Parents can pay for the meal enrolment by our PPS service. With PPS, you can make payment anytime, anywhere, through the use of a touch-tone phone or via the Internet. Please refer to enrolment form for PPS payment instruction. Cheque payment can be made to “Compass Group Hong Kong Limited” with child name at the back of the cheque. Payment System – Octopus For secondary students who purchase their lunch on a daily basis. We encourage student to pay via octopus as it ensures not only an efficient customer flow for the service counters but also a clean and safe payment system. Octopus is very important and will bring fast and efficient transactions even during the peak period.

Putting Fun Back Into Food Chartwells “Putting Fun Back into Food” campaign raises the importance of eating healthily and leading a healthy lifestyle through interactive sessions with pupils in their schools. Working with onsite catering teams, schools and the Nutritional Team of Chartwells HK, we have developed a series of events which encourage students to try something new and eat healthily.

NO MSG

Chartwells Food Policy MSG is prohibited in all our cooking processes      

Peanut FREE Only from audited or qualified sources Daily fresh pastry items Daily assorted fresh salad



International cuisines (Chinese & Western food) Developing tasty, creative, nutritious recipes that appeal to students



  

 

Quality ingredients Fresh food or natural food raw material Daily GREEN (vegetarian) items Healthy Cooking Practices (less oil, low salt & sugar) Use of natural flavour enhancers Healthy snack options Nutritive

Chartwells Nutritionist Chartwells feels it is our responsibility to have a nutritionist to answer parents, students and teachers’ concerns in a professional manner. The education sector has specific, exact requirements. Experts agreed that children and adolescents need a varied and a nutritious diet for both physical and intellectual development. The Department of Health has recorded a rising trend of obesity among primary school students, from 16.4% in 1997/98 to 19.4% in 2005/06. That is to say, almost one in five school children are obese. As a responsible caterer, we care for our children’s health. We are committed to provide high quality food to meet the nutrient needs of our students. The role of our Nutritionist to schools  Weight Management  Deal with Teenage Obesity  Fitness Watch  Healthy Promotion and Prevention  Menu Planning with healthy choices  Can provide health talks, health seminars

Chartwells Commitment Nourishing students is not only our business. Our team will work closely with the school management, parents committees and the student’s cuisine committee to provide the best food and service possible. We are here to listen to you and we are always open to suggestion and comments, it is our commitment to the communities in which we serve and we are looking forward to working with you all in the new school year.

CHARTWELLS INFORMATION SHEET FOR CHINESE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

2012


Hong Kong Academy (Primary Section) August 2013 Menu : Week 3-4 21-Aug (Wednesday)

23-Aug (Friday)

22-Aug (Thursday)

A Baked Fish with Saffron

A Herby Toad in the Hole

Broth & New Potato

SCHOOL OPEN DAY

with Mash

B Chinese Style Spare

B Yeung Chow Fried Rice

Ribs with Sticky Rice

C Seven Spiced Tofu with

C Vegetable Frittata

Gingered Noodle

26-Aug (Monday)

27-Aug (Tuesday)

Salad

Salad

Turkey Salad

Caesar Salad

Dessert / Fruit

Dessert / Fruit

Fresh Fruit Cup

Chocolate Pudding

Pumpkin & Green Beans

Steamed Zucchini & Carrot

29-Aug (Thursday)

30-Aug (Friday)

28-Aug (Wednesday)

JAPANESE DAY A Chicken & Garlic Kiev

A Slow Cooked Pork Stew

with Saute Potatoes

B Tuna Pasta Bake

B BBQ Chicken Steak with C Braised Vermicelli with

with Brown Rice

A Pork & Mexican Salsa

Rice

Potato

C Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu

A Chicken Teriyaki with

with Rice

EARLY DISMISSAL (NO LUNCH)

with Rice

B Fish in Miso Sauce with

B Breaded Fish with

Rice

Roasted Potato

C Stir Fried Udon Noodle

Assorted Vegetables

C Pasta Neapolitan

with Assorted Vegetables

Salad

Salad

Salad

Salad

German Potato Salad

Nicoise Salad

Mixed Bean Salad

Ham & Tomato

Dessert / Fruit

Dessert / Fruit

Dessert / Fruit

Dessert / Fruit

Fresh Fruit Salad

Lemon Tart

Chocolate Mousse

Fresh Fruit Salad

Steamed Cauliflower & Pumpkin

Steamed Asian Greens

Pumpkin & Green Beans

Pan Fried Eggplant

These foods should form the basis of your diet. So fill up on them.

Best eaten in moderation. These food are still important for a balanced diet.

Don't have too much of these. Just treat ourselves every so often.

Vegetarian dishes contain no meat, fish, shell fish, poultry or product derieved from these sources but may contain dairy or eggs

Hong Kong Academy (Secondary Section) August 2013 Menu : Week 3-4 21-Aug (Wednesday)

SCHOOL OPEN DAY

26-Aug (Monday)

27-Aug (Tuesday)

23-Aug (Friday)

22-Aug (Thursday)

A

Baked Fish with Saffron Broth & New Potato

A

Herby Toad in the Hole with Mash

B

Chinese Style Spare Ribs with Sticky Rice

B Yeung Chow Fried Rice

C

Seven Spiced Tofu with Gingered Noodle

C Vegetable Frittata

Pumpkin & Green Beans

Steamed Zucchini & Carrot

29-Aug (Thursday)

30-Aug (Friday)

28-Aug (Wednesday)

INDIAN DAY A

Chicken & Garlic Kiev with Saute Potatoes

A

B

Sweet Chilli Fish with Brown Rice

B Cataplana with Diced

C

Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu with Brown Rice

Slow Cooked Pork Stew with Rice Chicken & Paprika

Potato Spiced Lentils with C Potatoes & Caramalised Onions

Steamed Cauliflower & Pumpkin These foods should form the basis of your diet. So fill up on them.

EARLY DISMISSAL NO LUNCH

Steamed Asian Greens Best eaten in moderation. These food are still important for a balanced diet.

A

Chicken Korma with Cinnamon Rice

A Pork & Mexican Salsa

B

Tandoori Fish with Lemon Rice

B

Breaded Fish with Sweet Chilli Glaze

C

Sag Aloo (Spinach & Potatoes)

C

Mushroom & Potato Curry

Pumpkin & Green Beans Don't have too much of these. Just treat ourselves every so often.

Pan Fried Eggplant

Vegetarian dishes contain no meat, fish, shell fish, poultry or product derieved from these sources but may contain dairy or eggs

Xiao xi may 2013  

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