30 Sep 2016

Newsletter 6/2016-17

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
 ESF Football Tournament
 Expressive Arts News
 Gateway Maintenance
 Free Multi-Sports Trial Class (October 5th)Team
 ESF Services Sport
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Next Week at QBS

  • Monday the 3rd of October to Friday the 7th of October – Year 6 Outward Bound Camp (Sai Kung)

Parent Teacher Consultations

Thank you to all parents for being involved in the recent parent teacher consultations. It was good to see so many parents in school. Please be reminded that at QBS the door is always open to parents and if you need to discuss any aspect of your child’s school life or learning, we welcome your contact with us.

QBS So You Think You Can Dance

We have all enjoyed the student dancing in recent weeks. Students have been so enthusiastic about dancing as soloists, in groups and with their classes. This week we celebrated the end of the QBS So You Think You Can Dance at a special assembly. Thank you to Ms Hill for another wonderful half term of dancing.


ESF Football Tournament

Congratulations to all the players who represented QBS at the ESF Football Tournament at KGV last Saturday. It was a great start to the football season. There was a great spirit between our 3 teams, who were often seen and heard cheering the other QBS teams on. The boys teams were both unlucky to exit the tournament in the knockout stages, whilst the girls progressed to the plate final beating Clear Water Bay school to win the trophy. We are looking forward to seeing you all in action again next time.

Gooooo QBS!

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Expressive Arts News

QBS Dance off 2016

Dance fever hit QBS on Wednesday and all the children had the opportunity to watch our QBS superstars perform. We had dancing from soloists, groups, whole classes and even the teachers. Congratulations to all the children who performed.


Hong Kong Schools Music Festival

If you wish to enter your child into this competition, please go directly to the Hong Kong Schools Music and Speech Association website. Here you will find all the information you need on entry requirements and how to complete the application form.

If you need the membership number and password, need to use the membership card or need us to sign your application form, please contact Celine Chan at celine.chan@qbs.edu.hk to arrange this.

Music Instrument teachers

If your child wishes to start learning an instrument and you would like to know some recommended teachers, you may find the list from here (under General).

Thanks, Miss Hill ceri.hill@qbs.edu.hk

Gateway Maintenance

The Gateway will be out of service from 8pm Friday Oct 7th – 9am Sunday Oct 9th for maintenance.

Free Multi-Sports Trial Class (October 5th)Team

Next Wednesday October 5th, all students aged 5-10 will have the opportunity to join a free Multi-Sports trial class at Braemar Hill Road Playground.

Times and details below, contact info@sport4kids.hk to sign your child up for the trial. More details on this Multi-Sports programme can be found here: http://www.sport4kids.hk/trial-classes/

If you would like to sign up for this class for the term – an application form can also be collected from our school office.

LOCATION: Braemar Hill Rd Playground, Basketball Court
TIMES/AGES: 3-4pm (5-6 years & 7-8 years) ; 4-5pm (7-8 years & 9-10 years)
TERM DATES: Every Wednesday from October 18th – December 7th (8 sessions)

ESF Services Sport

Please click here to learn more about Autumn Camps & Clinics.

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events:

  • Friday, 11th November 2016: Pizza Lunch
  • Thursday, 17 November 2016: PTA Annual General Meeting
  • Friday, 2nd December 2016: Christmas Fayre
  • Sunday, 22nd January 2017: Junior Chess Star Competition 2016

5th Junior Chess Star Competition 2016

Rescheduled Date is Sunday, 22nd January 2017

Firstly, thank you to all the parents and students for registering for the “5th Chess Star Competition 2016”, and sending in your registration fees.

We are pleased to confirm that the rescheduled date for the Chess Competition is Sunday 22nd January 2017.

The closing date for registrations has been extended till 5th December 2016.

The QBS PTA LTD will be banking in all registration fees within the next week. Following this you will receive an email of “Confirmation of Participation” for the Chess Competition.

For further details or clarifications please do not hesitate to contact Mona Diwan on mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk or by phone on 28871004.

So if you have not yet registered please do so NOW!
See here for more information on the Poster.
Please click here for online registration.

Parent Volunteers – Chess Competition
We welcome parent volunteers who would like to help with the event. Please contact us as soon as possible at mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.

Christmas Winter Fayre 2016

Save the date…

Friday, 2nd December 2016

Mark this date on your calendar! Our biggest festive and fun event of the year is coming up and preparations are underway. Come along with your family and friends to enjoy the festivities……….

Last year’s Christmas Fayre was a huge success and the funds raised were given to school towards the School Renovation Project – which is now complete!

Wanted: Lucky Draw/Tombola Prize Sponsors:

We are looking for donations for the lucky draw/tombola prizes. Examples of prizes donated last year were: Gift hampers, I.T gift vouchers, headphones, wine bottles, brand-new board games, brand-new toys, brand-new stationery, chocolates, brand-new housewares, dining vouchers, and a lot more. Cash donations are also welcome. This will allow the PTA to purchase additional prizes for the stall.

If you would like to sponsor/donate a prize please email your contribution to mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk, specifying your name, your child’s name, class number and contact number. Please ensure all prizes are NEW and in good condition and all vouchers should be valid till 30 June 2017 or after. All donations sent in must be labelled: “LUCKY DRAW PRIZE”, and sent into the PTA Office to the attention of Mona Diwan – not later than 10th November 2016.

Wanted: Parent Volunteers – for International Food Stalls & Other Areas:

We are pleased to invite parents to run the International Food Stalls and Other Stalls at the event. As in the past, we encourage parents to group together and run their food stalls, selling food specialities from their countries.

Please click here to register as a Parent Volunteer for the event.

(Our events team will liaise with you and assist you closely to make all the arrangements of supplies for the event.)

Invitation: Commercial Vendors

We are pleased to invite Commercial Vendors for the event.

Please click here for the vendor applications form.

As there are limited spaces available, please send the original form and fee to the PTA office as soon as possible. All vendor spaces are available on first come first serve basis. For further queries please do not hesitate to contact Mona Diwan (PTA Coordinator) on mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.

PTA School Buses

All students are required to be at the bus stop 5-8 minutes prior the scheduled times to avoid missing the bus. The school bus will NOT wait for any late students. All students who are not collected at the stops by guardians in the afternoon, will be brought back to school by the bus mum, for which extra transportation charges are applicable (as stated in the bus rules). The buses will operate according to the Hong Kong Standard Time which can be matched by the clock on the bus, the TV or Radio.

Change in Daily Travel Schedule: Parents are requested to inform the PTA by email ONLY to pta@qbs.edu.hk for any change in daily travel schedule for their child/ren before 12:00noon. You are also required to inform the school/class teacher separately.


Stocks Arrived:

The PTA Shop has just received the stock of :

  • Eco-Friendly Book Bags – Red

Please come and collect your book bags now!

Parakito Mosquito Bands: NEW Design Bands and Refills are available for purchase now!

Parakito Mosquito Sprays: NEW Sprays are available for purchase now! Sprays will only be sold to parents & carers (adults) and are not to be used by students in school.

Winter Uniforms: will be available for purchase from Tuesday, 25th October 2016 onwards. Winter uniform order forms will be available on the PTA section of the website and our office commencing 28th September 2016. You may place your pre-orders. All pre-orders can be collected after 18th October 2016.

Parent Volunteers – Shop: we request for parent volunteers to help during the transition period on Friday, 21st October 2016, and assist with checking stock and stocking up uniforms. If you would like to assist please contact Rathi Nandakumar via email on ptashop@qbs.edu.hk.

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”