Principal's Blog

Principal Blog

Date: 09 DEC 2016
Dear Parents,
 
The Anfield School Official Facebook Page
We are delighted to share, and invite you to visit, our Anfield School official Facebook page at:
              https://www.facebook.com/AnfieldSchoolHK/
  
The Anfield School Facebook page is filled with photos, videos and updates from Anfield. We will bring you, and your family, the latest events from within our Anfield community. 
 
Please show your support for our school by sharing our posts, spreading the word and reaching out to community members who are not yet connected with us.
 
Best regards,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal 
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28th April 2017
Dear Parents,

“Absolutely stunning” summed up our annual Art Exhibition at the Cultural Centre this week! The children were rightly proud of their creations and thoroughly enjoyed showing parents around the exhibit.
Staff members presented the pieces at their best and the wider community was most appreciative, judging by the extremely positive feedback received over the three days. Another successful exhibition!
 
Have a restful Labour Day on Monday.
 
Vicky Davies
Principal

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31st March 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Father Benedict thoroughly enjoyed taking part in our Easter Assembly on Wednesday and it was a great privilege for the children and parents to hear him present the Easter story and also lead prayers.
 
The Friends of Anfield laid on some real treats for the children’s Easter Party today, and the Easter Egg hunt was a huge hit, as usual. Our dedicated parents never cease to amaze me with their boundless amounts of energy and limitless dedication to enhancing the children’s experiences as part of our Anfield family.
 
As we approach the Easter weekend, I would ask you to please reinforce the message that we give to all our children, that the wonder of Easter is not based on the fun of Easter egg hunts, jelly beans, and baskets of chocolate bunnies. It is important that they understand the significance of this holy time, and feel the atmosphere of love and joy within such an important spiritual celebration.
 
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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24th March 2017
Dear Parents,
 
The maths workshop was certainly well attended yesterday, and there was a real buzz throughout the session whilst parents were challenged with some of the concepts that their child are faced with on a daily basis. There will certainly be plenty of maths going on at home this weekend as they try out their new skills.
 
Almost every child has filled their beautifully decorated Easter Gift bag to overflowing! Your generosity in providing small items of toiletries and snacks will be so appreciated by the residents of the Missionaries of Charity “Home of Love” and also the TWGH Home for the Elderly. School Council members are delivering the gifts personally next week. Many thanks for your compassion for those in need during the Lenten season.
 
We also raised over $17,000 on World Water Day for WaterAid which is an international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation. The amount donated has increased from last year and will make such a difference to so many children, especially those of particular need in Africa. Your support is greatly valued!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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17th March 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Collaboration between home and school is as strong as ever at Anfield, as demonstrated by the extremely high parent attendance at our consultation evenings this week. With only two more weeks to go until the end of the Spring Term, I know that the opportunity to discuss the attainment and progress of the children across many subjects was timely. Teachers greatly valued sharing targets that home and school can focus on together, as this process is vital to ensure the children strive to achieve their full potential.
 
Next week, during the maths workshops for parents on Thursday, the focus is on how we approach maths teaching in school and how best you can help your child with their learning at home. Please remember to register online for these enlightening workshops if you haven’t already done so.
  
Vicky Davies
Principal
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10th March 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Fun was the buzz word at the whole school picnic yesterday on Ma Wan beach and our parents certainly provided splendid lunches for the children to replenish their energy between activities. Everyone took full advantage of the team games organised by staff members, and we definitely have some professional sand sculptors of the future in our midst!
I look forward to seeing you all again at our Parent Consultation evenings next week.
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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3rd March 2017
Dear Parents,
 
World Book Day marked its 20th anniversary yesterday and we joined in by celebrating our favourite stories and characters. More than 100 countries join this event each year and it is a great way of encouraging a love of reading in our children. More students than ever dressed up as their favourite book character to mark the occasion, and their outfits looked absolutely fabulous!
 
The Book Swap proved a great success and the students were hugely excited about trying new books and having a book which might have belonged to a friend or classmate. We were also entertained by New Zealander Blair Reeve who shared his comical style of performance poetry with us. It was certainly a day of happy reading!
 
Fingers crossed for good weather when we go on our picnic next Thursday – I look forward to catching up with many of you then.
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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24th February 2017
Dear Parents,
 
The weather certainly held good for the Anfield Fair last weekend! It struck me, as the day went on, just how many families we have whose children now span both our Kindergartens and the Primary School – our Anfield family grows stronger year by year.
 
The assembly presented by Class 3R was a real treat for parents today and the feedback from Year 5 students after their trip to the Apple Store was most enthusiastic, especially concerning the goodies they received! All students are very much looking forward to the activities planned for World Book Day next week – school is never boring!
  
Vicky Davies
Principal
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17th February 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Round up the family tomorrow, and spend the day at our Anfield Fair!
 
There will be fun and games galore for everyone - you never know, you might win a prize or two. Take your time browsing our stalls of cakes and cookies, hot and cold drinks, and yummy food from a range of delicious options.
 
I anticipate another record turnout for a great family day. The gates open at 11 am. See you then!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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10th February 2017
Dear Parents,
 
The highlight of this week has to be the professional Lion Dance today, performed by港澳黃昌國術體育會and I am really pleased that many parents were able to attend this event, which was spectacular to say the least! The children who will be performing their own lion dance next week certainly picked up a few tips to help them on their way.
 
Next Monday afternoon is our Chinese Lantern Festival celebration when some of our students will be showing off their skills in the drum performance, fan dance and lion dance. The Friends of Anfield will be hosting their annual CNY party after these performances, with an even greater array of traditional activities than last year for the children to partake in. An exciting afternoon is in store!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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20th January 2017
Dear Parents,
 
Key Stage 2 children thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the theatre on Tuesday to see “The Best of Barmy Britain”, a hilarious show that brings the history of Britain alive – there were certainly many chuckles from the audience!
 
The children performed most enthusiastically at our Chinese New Year Assemblies yesterday. All students certainly entertained us well with their superb reproductions of traditional stories. My thanks to all parents for providing the children with their fabulous outfits, and to the Mandarin Team for such thorough preparation.
 
Please remember that next week, we break for the Chinese New Year holiday on Wednesday. This academic year is passing too quickly!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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13th January 20167
Dear Parents,
 
The students have settled back into their learning mindset with remarkable ease this term, and have also helped the many children who are new to Anfield settle into our family in a most welcoming and caring way.
 
We are already well into the swing of student admissions interviews for 2017/18. It has been a brilliant reminder, for particularly the Year 1 teachers, as to how the present Year 1 students were performing this time last year – our children continue to make great progress and you should be very proud!
  
Vicky Davies
Principal
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16th December 2016
Dear Parents,
 
The term has ended in the usual Christmas flurry of concerts and parties, and the children are looking forward to a well-deserved break over the festive period. Our parents have continued to work hand-in-hand with the school in supporting our children in attaining their many varied achievements, and the extent of my thanks to all of you in that respect cannot be understated.
 
The Friends of Anfield have done sterling work in assisting with the various school events that have been held this term, and also in providing healthy nourishment for the students with a range of exotic fruit each Friday. The tireless efforts of the parents involved are greatly valued by our whole community.
 
I look forward to welcoming the students back to school on Wednesday 4th January 2017. Wishing you a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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9th December 2016
Dear Parents,
 
Only one school day left until the Christmas performances and the dress rehearsals are looming…..the sound of children singing resounds across the school as we celebrate this most festive season. You are all most certainly in for a treat on Tuesday next week!
 
Once again, our school choir lifted spirits in the local community when the children sang Christmas carols to the residents of the Ma Hing Chou Home for the Elderly in Shatin on Monday – it was a super performance and the residents thoroughly enjoyed the range of festive songs.
 
The Christmas Market today was totally sold out as the students clamoured to pick up the best bargains in their Christmas shopping spree – parents and siblings at home will have many treats in their Christmas stockings this year……..
 
Vicky Davies
Principal