Christmas Bazaar Tutor Time International Nursery and Kindergarten (above) is organising a Christmas Bazaar sale with toys donated by parents. There will be bouncy castles, cotton candy, and many activity booths on the day. Proceeds will go to charities such as the Hong Kong Children's Cancer Foundation and the Hong Kong Red Cross. The school's Summer Bazaar generated a donation of more than HK$10,000. Parental Seminar The Kelly Yang Project (above) is to host a 'US Colleges and Boarding Schools' Parent's Seminar on Friday (6pm-7.30pm). Ms Yang and a guest speaker will talk about the admissions process and share tips for applying to United States universities and boarding schools. On November 10 (6pm-7pm), Ms Yang will hold a 'Creativity in Children' Parent's Seminar on understanding what creativity is, how it manifests in children, and ways to promote and encourage it throughout childhood and adolescent years. Intensive holiday workshops for creative writing, critical reasoning, reading and literature, and logic games will be run from December 18-22 and January 2-6. For details, visit www.kellyyang.com . For reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, your student's school and grade level, how many seats you would like to reserve, and a contact number. Woodland Walk Woodland Pre-Schools (right) is planning a sponsored walk on November 11 to raise money for the Child Development Centre (CDC) on The Peak. This is the third charity walk organised by Woodland. It will involve all eight Woodland schools and will take place in Happy Valley. The event will be opened by a local celebrity, and will involve about 1,000 children from the schools as well as their parents. At the end of the walk there will be bouncy castles, an entertainer for the children and a silent auction of original artwork. Anyone wishing to support the CDC can send cheques made payable to Michel Sealy, The Peak Pre-school, 81Peak Road, The Peak. Fun days Victoria Kindergarten (below right) is organising a Christmas performance. For more information please contact the school on 25705827. Nature Education (below left) is having a School Open Day on December 2 from 11am to 4pm. For more information, please contact the school on 28276606. ESF Winter Camp ESF Educational Services is running a Winter Camp from December 27 to 30. Students aged three to 16 are grouped in age-appropriate classes and the curriculum is tailored to their individual needs. All four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are covered. For details, visit www.esf.org.hk/esf_english/index.htm or call the English language section administrator Johnson Lau on 27112801. Help fight child abuse Child welfare group Against Child Abuse (ACA) will hold a flag-selling, fund-raising campaign in the New Territories on October 28 (7am-12.30pm). Volunteers for the 'Have your heart for children' campaign will sell flags of hearts. Veteran actress Nancy Sit Ka-yin is the campaign ambassador and will film a 30-second promotional video for the cause. ACA director Priscilla Lui says funds raised will be used to cover a range of ACA services including a hotline and public education aimed at tackling abuse of children, and promotion of non-violent alternatives at home and at school. Last year, more than 4,000 volunteers participated in the ACA fund-raising campaign, which generated more than HK$1million. Ms Lui says many areas of concern for the ACA are not sufficiently covered due to the increasing demand, despite support from the government, the community and The Hong Kong Jockey Club. New school Celebrates Montessori's Centenary A new Montessori pre-school, Casa dei Bambini, will open in January, the same month in which Montessori celebrates its centenary. The school will offer a year's full scholarship to a local child 'who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to go to an international Montessori school', says Joanna Godbolt, founder of the new school. Located in Western district, Casa dei Bambini will accommodate 300 children, and admission is ongoing. Teachers will be recruited locally and from overseas, and Ms Godbolt will be one of the teachers. The first Casa dei Bambini school was opened by Dr Maria Montessori in San Lorenzo, Italy 100 years ago to provide an alternative early education method that emphasised allowing children to set their own pace of learning. There are Montessori schools around the world, including China (above, circa 1920). A Montessori Centenary Conference will be held in Rome in January to mark the occasion. For details call 2259 3372 or e-mail email@example.com .