2 Dec 2016

Newsletter 14/2016-17

Quarry Bay School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.

 Principal’s Comments
 QBS Hour of Code
 Private Clubs/ESF ED Services
 Second Hand Uniforms
 Student Voice News – Final reminder for gift donation
 Chidren Activities
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Looking ahead at QBS

  • Tuesday the 6th of December – Year 2 and Year 4 class Christmas parties
  • Wednesday the 7th of December – Year 5 and Year 6 class Christmas parties
  • Thursday the 8th of December – Year 1 and Year 3 class Christmas parties
  • Friday the 9th of December – Dress red and green to celebrate Christmas and End of Term 1
  • Friday the 9th of December – QBS Interim Reports live on Gateway at 9.00am
  • Friday the 9th of December – End of Term 1 (school ends at 12.00 noon)

It has been another busy week at QBS and the end of term 1 is rapidly approaching. Next Friday QBS will close at 12.00 noon for the Christmas holiday break. Please be reminded to log into Gateway to read your child’s Interim Report next Friday from 9.00am.

Thank you for the gifts donated for students at West Morninghope School. This is a long-standing tradition at QBS and each year a group of staff and students visit the school. Gifts are exchanged and all of the students enjoy the experience.

This week it is the annual PTA Christmas Fayre at QBS. The fayre is a lovely community event and I look forward to seeing students and families on Friday evening. Thank you for supporting the QBS PTA.

Please send your child to school dressed in red and green for Christmas next Friday the 9th of December. Students are encouraged to be creative and dress for Christmas. Students do not need to wear uniform to school next Friday.


QBS Hour of Code

All students have been busy developing their coding skills during the QBS “Hour of Code”. We would encourage students to continue coding at home. Password stickers are in student diaries. As well as the course students have been following, there are many additional activities on the themes of Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Moana etc The link to these activities is at the bottom of the Hour of Code page which can be accessed from the front page of Qoodle. Please note that due to the high volume of traffic expected on the Hour of Code web site next week student progress will not be saved.

Private Clubs/ESF ED Services

The Term 2 Private Clubs and ESF Ed Services are now taking enrolments. If you are interested in signing up your children please contact the club leaders directly. These are the clubs available:

  • Move for Life: info@moveforlife.asia
  • ESF ED Services: sports@esf.org.hk
  • Primary Matters: primarymattershk@gmail.com
  • Creative Problem Solving/Envirnmomnetal Club: tonycann2015@gmail.com
  • Bricks for Kidz: heytontze@gmail.com
  • Show De Bola Soccer: talentsportshk@gmail.com
  • Starlit Voice: wendy.warren@starlit.hk
  • Foundation Filmaker Academy: emily.au@foundationge.com
  • Activekids: elsie@activekidshk.com
  • Paper Flower/Knitting: husain.ahmad1935@gmail.com
  • ChessKids: hkgoclub@yahoo.com.hk

Second Hand Uniforms

The Winter second hand uniforms are on sale outside the medical room. There are many sizes, so please come to have a browse.

Also note that we can no longer take any donations at the moment. We do not have any more space to store them.

Student Voice News – Final reminder for gift donation

The charity group section of the Student Voice wish to let people know about the upcoming West Morninghope Christmas Charity.

Each year, Quarry Bay School donate different presents to children who are less fortunate than us. This has been going for a very long time and we wish to continue this tradition.

The year 5 and year 6 student voice children will be going to visit the school and take all the presents that our community bring in. The day that they will be going will be Wednesday 7th December. So we need all families to donate a gift before Monday 5th December. When your child brings the present into school, they can put it under the Christmas tree in the school hall or give it to their class teacher.

The types of gifts that you may wish to donate could be soft toys, action figures, small easy Lego/Duplo sets, top trump cards, stationary, children’s picture books and puzzles. But any gift will be much appreciated. The gift needs to be new, not expensive, wrapped and labelled with whether it is for a boy or girl and what age it will be suitable for.

Thank you for kind support and generous offers.

Year 5 and 6 Charity Action Group

Children Activities

ESF Winter Camps


Multi-Sports Class at Braemar Hill Road Playground

We are pleased to hear that a new multi-sport class will be starting in the new year at Braemar Hill playground. Please click here for more information on the courses and the free trial lesson.

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events:

  • Sunday, 22 January 2017: Junior Chess Star Competition 2016

Christmas Winter Fayre 2016

Gate will open at 5:30pm. If you haven’t got a coupon, you may purchase it at the ticket counter at the fayre onsite.

Please wrap up warm as it might be chilly in the night. Looking forward to seeing you all this evening.

Pre Christmas Fayre – Class hamper wrapping

Thank you to our parent volunteers who came in specially this morning to help with wrapping the class hampers so beautifully.


School Buses

Early School Closure – Christmas Break

School will close early at 12:00noon for Christmas Break on Friday, 9th December 2016. Please click here for bus schedule.

Feedback or Suggestions

If you have any feedback, or suggestions you would like to make for our events or services provided, please email them directly to: ptasuggestions@qbs.edu.hk. Your email will be received directly by our Chairman, who will reply to you at the earliest available moment.


We request all parents to support a greener environment by BYOB “bring your own bag” when you come to purchase items from the shop.

[With immediate effect the PTA Shop will no longer provide any shopping bags].

Please contact us on 2566 4242 (ask to transfer to PTA), or 2887 1004 for further queries, or by email to pta@qbs.edu.hk, during operation hours.

“Click here for PTA Office and Shop Operation”