Principal's Blog

Principal Blog

Date: 09 DEC 2016
2nd November 2018
Dear Parents,
 
Part of the work Anfield does to support the local community is to host teacher training students from Hong Kong Universities. It is vital that trainee teachers see how their theoretical knowledge is actually applied in the classroom.  Our highly skilled international staff are always willing to share their expertise so that others understand both the realities of teaching and also the huge satisfaction that is to be gained from following this career path.
 
As such, we welcomed 17 students from the Education University Hong Kong, this week, to support their studies in the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Primary) Programme. They focused on our curriculum, daily operations, teaching styles, the impact on student learning, and how to ensure the students develop a global perspective as members of our Anfield family. It was extremely gratifying to be able to support the teachers of the future in their development!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal

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26th October 2018

Dear Parents,
 
All staff members have spent time recently highlighting the threads we weave when facilitating the children’s growth mindset, mindfulness, international mindedness and character development.
 
Underpinning these are the skills crucial for effective functioning as adults, the “6Cs” - Character education, Citizenship, Communication, Critical-thinking, Collaboration and Creativity.
 
Earlier this week, I sent all parents detailed information about the “6 Cs” and how you can support us in increasing the children’s awareness of them on a day-to-day basis. I am sure that you will agree it is vital that we all focus on these global competencies to help our students function effectively as adults in the 21st Century!
 
Vicky Davies
Principal

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12th October 2018

Dear Parents,
 
One of the main highlights of this week was definitely the Mindfulness and Growth Mindset parent workshop held by Ms. Elise on Wednesday. It gave new parents real insight into why these areas are a priority for us at Anfield, and also provided updates and additional resources for those parents who have been following our progress throughout last year. I am sure all those present can’t wait to try out the strategies suggested at home!
 
Our Harvest Festival was very well attended and reminded me so much of similar assemblies when I was a child. We celebrated harvest by singing, praying, sharing students’ work and displaying the many vegetables, fruit and dried food brought in by the children from home. The food will be taken to the Missionaries of Charity today to be distributed to the poor and needy.
 
Wishing you a restful mid-term break,
 
Vicky Davies
Principal


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5th October 2018

Dear Parents,
 
The typhoon may have stopped us from sampling the delights of Ma Wan beach, but we certainly made up for it at school yesterday. The whole staff prepared a huge range of beach-based activities for the children to take part in on site. They had tremendous fun, as you can see from our Facebook page!
 
Next Thursday 11th October is our Harvest Festival Assembly. Many thanks for the food donations which have come in so far – I hope that the Harvest table will soon be filled to overflowing again, this year. We all very much look forward to sharing the children’s songs and poetry with you on that day.
 
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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28th September 2018
Dear Parents,
 
I was so glad to see our Anfield family return safely to school last week following the devastation of Typhoon Mangkhut. It continues to affect us at all levels, as you will know from the letter I have sent out today regarding the postponement of our annual Picnic Day.
 
During this crisis, the dogged determination and resilience of the Hong Kong community in re-establishing a sense of normality have shone through. It has been a stark reminder of how important it is to help each other in times of need, and that we should be continuously grateful for all our blessings. The most important priorities in life are not things, but people and relationships.
 
Please continue to take good care of yourselves and your families. 
 
 
Vicky Davies
Principal

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14th September 2018
Dear Parents,
 
There was a real buzz at the Cheese & Wine evening on Tuesday. It is always a great opportunity for parents to come together, forging friendships that will last many years, both at Anfield and beyond. 
 
The teachers really appreciated the opportunity to share more detailed information about the curriculum which will be covered in individual year groups and also how parents can support their children at home. Our small, family community continues to go from strength to strength, and it is all down to our joint commitment to do the very best for our children.
 
Please keep yourselves safe this weekend.
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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7th September 2018
Dear Parents,
 
I am extremely grateful to those of you who are using the parking spaces in World Wide Gardens or are parking well away from the school site. The safety of our school community is always at the forefront of our minds – it would be dreadful if one of our families suffered a grave injury as a result of inconsiderate parking.
 
On Tuesday evening next week, we will be holding our annual Cheese & Wine Curriculum Evening. This is a great opportunity to meet new members of our Anfield family, both staff and parents, as well as learning more about your child’s general routines and learning. I look forward to seeing you then!
 
 Vicky Davies
Principal

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31st August 2018

Dear Parents,
 
The children have certainly had lots of exciting stories to share this week! All of our many new students are settling in really well and look extremely smart in their school uniform. 
 
As always, we look forward to working in partnership with you so that your child can grow in confidence, with a love of learning, and a determination to be the best person they can be. 
 
Please continue to emphasise to your child the value of school and education. Explain that treating everyone with respect, being on time and in school every day, wearing the correct uniform and working hard is important to you. The value you place on these will be the value your child holds. We will be supporting this message on a daily basis in school.
 
Vicky Davies
Principal
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24th August 2018
Dear Parents,
 
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the start of another exciting year at Anfield! Your children will be rested after their summer break and ready to be challenged in their studies. I hope that returning students will have taken note of the targets set for them in June, which will help them make maximum progress. 
 
Once again, I am reassured that the strong and effective working partnership between home and school will continue to the benefit of all students. Our focus on providing a healthy school environment ensures that you can be secure in the knowledge that the children are returning to a safe and healthy place of learning.
 
For those of you who bring your child to school by private car or taxi, please remember that there is no parking or dropping off on the roads outside or near to the school. To avoid traffic congestion and the resulting dangers to the children, please park in the public spaces at World-Wide Gardens or else park well away from the immediate area. Your help in this matter is much appreciated.
 
Please remember that if you have any queries, however large or small, my door is always open.
  
Vicky Davies
Principal