28 Apr 2017

Newsletter 28/2016-17

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
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

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Key dates for next week

  • Monday the 1st of May – Public holiday (Labour Day)
  • Wednesday the 3rd of May- Public Holiday (Buddha’s Birthday)
  • Thursday the 4th of May – Year 1 Parent Teacher Consultations

Class Assembly

1H and 1M shared an enjoyable class assembly about living things. It was great to welcome parents. We were proud of the Year 1 students and their growing confidence when performing. Giving students opportunities to perform is valued at QBS and it is always a boost for students when parents are in the audience.

QBS Year Book

Please be reminded that entries for the QBS Year Book cover close next Friday. We hope to see many entries from students for this important memento of your child’s year at school.

Chinese International School (CIS) Field Renovation

This week the CIS field closed for renovation. This is the field located at the end of the Hau Yuen Path cul-de-sac. The renovation work is extensive and will take place from May through until late August. Staff have been liaising with CIS to understand the implications for QBS. Any noisy work will be taking place outside of school hours so as not to disturb learning of students. It is anticipated that there might be disruptions to traffic at times. These disruptions to traffic will be avoided during the peak drop off and pick up times.

School Shoes and Sports Shoes

Correct footwear is to be worn with the QBS school uniform. The required footwear can be seen in the photographs below.

Please click here to visit the QBS website to view the shoes and socks required at school (you will need to click on uniform at the bottom of the page to view the images). Socks must be ankle length please.

Parental cooperation is needed with all aspects of daily uniform. Please support this school expectation with your child so that uniform standards at QBS remain high.


PTA News

Upcoming PTA Events

Term 3

  • Spring Disco (Years 1-4): 10th May 2017
  • Pizza Lunch: 26th May 2017
  • New Year 1 Student – Induction Day: 2nd June, 2017

“DISCO” – For Year 1 to 4!
(Coming up on 10th May 2017)

Our next upcoming event is: the “Disco”. This is an afternoon disco held for Year 1 to 4 students only, and will commence straight after school till 4:00pm. All application forms have been sent home with the students on Tuesday. If you have not yet received your application form – please click here to download now.

[The Disco event is for QBS students only.]

Deadline date for submission of form is: Friday, 5th May 2017.

All students attending the Disco can come to school in their dancing clothes. If students have PE on that day, please bring along your PE shoes to change for the PE class.

Disco Games & Prizes:
There will be lots of Disco games and Disco prizes to be won……..The biggest award for the afternoon will be for “Disco King” & “Disco Queen”!

Parent Volunteers:
If you would like to be a parent volunteer for the event – please email us at mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk to confirm.
[All communication should include: Your child’s name, class no, your mobile no, and email address.]

“New Year 1 Student” Induction Day!
(Coming up on 2nd June 2017)

Parent Volunteers:
We would like to request for parent volunteers to assist with the Induction Day of the New Year 1 Students and Parents, to welcome them to Quarry Bay School, and to assist and guide them with uniform ordering/collection and booking school bus service. Your assistance, guidance and support will “Make a Positive Difference”!

If you are interested and available from 8:00am to 10:30am, please do join and assist us for the most important morning of every New Year 1 Student and Parent. Please confirm by sending us an email to mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk on or before 25th May 2017.
[All communication should include: Your Child’s Name, Class No, Your Mobile No, and Email address.]

PTA Shop

Shop Closed:
The PTA Shop will be closed on: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017.
[The office will assist to collect any pre-orders and payments for uniforms. You will be contacted by the Shop Supervisor once your order is ready for collection.]

School Buses

School Bus Applications – Next Academic Year 2017/2018

  • The deadline date for submission of School Bus Applications is closed.
  • All incomplete applications will be returned this week to parents for completion.
  • All re-submissions of completed applications and payment will be processed from date of second receipt, and will be processed on a first-come, first serve basis, provided seats are available.
  • All submissions of application forms will be treated on first-come, first-serve basis.
  • All late applications – after 5th May 2017 will be subject to a $100 administration charge.
  • All cheques of current date will be banked in commencing 4th May 2017 till end May 2017. Please ensure that you have sufficient funds to cover the payment.
    (All returned/bounced cheques are subject to $100 administration charge.)

Confirmation of bus status and receipts will be sent to all bus riders before the end of this academic year.

Term 3 After School Activities & Change of Bus Travel Arrangement

Unfortunately we still have many parents who do not inform the PTA if their child/ren have after school activities or a change in afternoon travel arrangements on the buses. The above results in a delay in departure of the buses from school, while the PTA staff, principals, teachers and staff of the school is looking for the missing students.

We therefore request your cooperation to notify us before 12:30pm on a normal school day, and 10:00am on an early school closure day, for change in travel arrangement of your child. This procedure is imperative and in the best interest and safety of your child.

(Parents are requested to inform PTA via email at pta@qbs.edu.hk as well as copying the message to the class teacher/school before 12:30pm.)

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”