21 Apr 2017

Newsletter 27/2016-17

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
 Year Book Cover Competition
 New Physical Education Units for Term 3
 Year 5 and 6 Sports Day – Tuesday 25th April
 QBS Clubs
 Friendly Reminder – Year 6 Vaccinations
 Asia-Pacific Chinese-English Bilingual Festival, May 12-13, 2017 Shanghai, China
 Australian Rules Football
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

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Key dates for next week

  • Monday the 24th April – QBS (academic and sports) Clubs / Private and ESF Ed Services Clubs for Term 3 start
  • Tuesday the 25th April – Y5 & 6 Athletics Day
  • Wednesday the 26th April – Year 6 Vaccinations

Welcome back to our final term of the school year. I am not really sure where the time has gone this academic year and cannot believe we are almost at the end of April already. Students have been very settled and focussed this week. I have been quite proud of their attitudes to learning tasks when I have seen them at work in the classrooms and around school.

In this final term of the year it is very important that students continue to give their best, strive for improvement and enjoy each day. Families can support this by ensuring that families read the weekly newsletter, email messages and encourage a good night’s sleep for their child/ren.


Please ensure your family mailing address is current as the end of year report will be mailed to the address recorded in the Gateway. You can check you mailing address by logging into Gateway and verifying Mailing Address under the Family Information section.


Please be reminded that students are to wear summer uniform to school. Uniform expectations are very high at QBS and students are expected to be dressed properly in their uniform. Please click here to view QBS uniform guidelines. All students must have a QBS hat. There is a ‘no hat, no play’ rule in the playground so students need to wear a hat daily. Personal jewellery is not to be worn to school. Please support this expectation as such items are not part of the uniform. Students may wear a watch.

Wet Weather Season

We are entering the wet season so please be mindful that if weather systems impact on school the SMS communications will be activated. Whilst we make every effort to promptly SMS families about school closures, weather warnings can be issued at short notice and you are encouraged to monitor Hong Kong Government websites for information when these situations arise.

The key dates for Term 3 are included in the newsletter for your reference. It will be a busy term ahead and we hope this information assists you. I look forward to a successful term ahead for everyone at QBS. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns about your child’s school life at QBS.


Year Book Cover Competition

It’s the time of the year to put your creativity to the test for the Year Book cover competition !!

All children at QBS are invited to enter the Year Book Cover competition for 2017. The entries need to be on A4 paper, brightly coloured and eye catching. It needs to have the wording “QBS YEAR BOOK 2017 “on the entry. Children must give in their entry to Mrs Yee by Friday 5th May with their name clearly on the back of the entry.

New Physical Education Units for Term 3

In term 3 all year groups will begin a movement composition unit in which students learn about the human body’s capacity for movement through travelling, balancing, rolling, jumping and landing actions.

Please can you ensure that your child ties their hair up with a soft hair tie, which will ensure safety when performing certain movements.

Year 5 and 6 Sports Day – Tuesday 25th April

A reminder that next week we are hosting the Year 5 and 6 Sports Day. Please click here for the info letter previously sent out via email. We look forward to hosting you at the event.

QBS Clubs

Please note that the Multi Skills Sports (Year 3 only) still has some spaces available. The club will be held in Term 3 on Thursday after school.

Here is more information on the club:

The Year 3 Multi-sports club provides an introduction to various sporting activities with a focus on fundamental concepts such as speed, agility, balance and ball familiarity. Students will experience a range of sporting skills through activities such as gymnastics, basketball, football, tennis and athletics.

If you would like to sign up your child please contact Nurse Delia for more information.

Friendly Reminder – Year 6 Vaccinations

The immunisations forms for DPTP have been sent out for Year 6 students. Please send in the consent form (original records) or refusal form by the 24th of April. No forms will be accepted after this date. The immunisations will be held on Monday 26th of April.

Asia-Pacific Chinese-English Bilingual Festival, May 12-13, 2017 Shanghai, China

Jointly organised by Shanghai United International School (Wanyuan) and ESF, the event aims to provide an opportunity for students 10-18 years of age to showcase their bilingual competence. Participants may compete in story telling, poetry recital, speech and debate, all in the two languages. ESF have been represented in the past four years and students came back with flying colours. ESF Centre will take care of the logistics. Interested students can register at http://apclta.org/bilingual-festival-2017-214523582133410.html. The total cost will be HK$4500 – $5,300 depending on the number of registration.”

For details, please click here.

Australian Rules Football

HK Auskick provides the introductory Australian Rules Football program in HK for boys and girls from 4 to 14 years old, catering to all skill levels and highly compatible with any football background or passion. In conjunction, Hong Kong Junior AFL provides further training, development and the opportunity to play games in age groups from U8 to U15.

The programs makes learning to play the team game of Aussie Rules fun, safe and easy for kids. Through weekly coaching sessions the players will learn the skills of the game in an exciting, social and safe environment. It also provides a great opportunity for parents to interact with their kids during the activities and make new friends across Hong Kong around the greatest game on earth.

The 2017 season in Hong Kong commences on the weekend of 29/30 April and runs until early September, making it a perfect off-season fit with other football codes. A modified program is conducted across most of July to cater for summer holidays. Sessions are hosted by 5 Clubs based in 4 main locations across Hong Kong: Kowloon (and Sai Kung), Lantau Island (DB), Sandy Bay (Pok Fu Lam) and Happy Valley.

In 2017 our players of all ages will also have the opportunity to participate in a touring party that will travel to Shanghai on the weekend of the inaugural AFL main season game on 14 May between Port Adelaide and Gold Coast. Players will have the opportunity to participate in football events on against other travelling clubs and on the ground of the main game. We are also in the final stages of confirming our participation in an AFL game in Melbourne during the HK summer holidays, stay tuned for details.

Details of the Hk Auskick 2017 season, including registrations, are available on our website: http://auskickhk.com and you can keep up to date with our activities by liking us at http://facebook.com/auskickhk Complete your Early Registration by 23 March 2017 to ensure your kit is available prior to kit collection for the first session weekend.

Our program is run entirely by volunteers, and the success of our program and at each of our locations is on us all. If parents have the time or skills to contribute then please let your Club know during the registration process or email us at hk.auskick@gmail.com

PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events

Term 3

  • Spring Disco (Years 1-4): 10th May 2017
  • New Year 1 Student – Induction Day: 2nd June, 2017

PTA Shop

Summer Uniform Available

  • Summer uniform will be available for purchase now.
  • Updated order forms are posted onto the website.
  • Pre-Orders are welcome (you will be notified when your orders are ready for collection).

School Buses

Term 3 After School Activities

You are requested to inform the PTA on pta@qbs.edu.hk for any change in your child’s travel plan due to after school activities. In your communication please state your child’s full name, class number, bus number and the activity they are registered to attend.

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”