2 Mar 2018

Newsletter 24/2017-18

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 Clubs Term 3
  PTA Administrator
 ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival – 17 March 201
 ESF The First 50 Years’
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for the week of 26th February:

  • Monday the 5th of March – Year 6 DPTP Vaccinations
  • Tuesday the 6th of March – Parent Teacher Consultations (School closure at 12:00 noon)
  • Friday the 9th of March at 9 am – Class assembly (2R/2G) for parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

It has been a busy first week back in school. Students have settled quickly into routines again after their holiday break. I have enjoyed having the students back at school and have spent most of my week in the classrooms with a particular focus on Maths lessons.

It was good to welcome Year 3 and Year 4 parents to school for Athletics Days during the week. Thank you for supporting the events. The students are always so excited when parents come to school and the atmosphere during both Athletics Days was happy and positive. The year on year physical improvements were pleasing to observe. Well done to all of the Year 3 and Year 4 students for their effort. Thank you to Mr Schroder and Mr Leone for their continued development of students through PE units of learning.

Parents joined students and staff for the Chinese New Year Assembly to finish the week. The assembly was a showcase of the learning from various clubs and was enjoyed by all. Well done to all of the students involved. Thank you to the Mandarin Team, Ms Hill and Mrs McGraw for the commitment to students in the lead up to the assembly performances.

We said goodbye to Mrs Mona Diwan this week. Mona was the PTA Coordinator at QBS. A farewell morning tea was hosted by the PTA for Mona, staff and committee members. Mona was presented with a gift and flowers for her loyal service and commitment to the QBS community. Mona will be missed by everyone at QBS and we wish her every success in the future.

Please click here to read an email sent to all families earlier in the week about the QBS bus service.

Next week we look forward to welcoming parents into school for parent teacher consultations. Please note that school will close for students at 12.00 noon on Tuesday the 6th of March to allow the start of 1-1 meetings between parents and teachers.


QBS Clubs Term 3

It is the time of year to start thinking about QBS Term 3 clubs. Please click here for all the information needed on how to register. Please note there are many Private and ESF Ed Services to register for. The information in on our QBS website> Life at QBS>Clubs.

PTA Administrator

Quarry Bay School’s PTA Committee is looking for a part-time administrator. The PTA Committee currently oversees the school’s uniform shop, bus operations and stages a number of social and fundraising events each year and ensures that Quarry Bay School PTA remains compliant with relevant legislation and guidelines relating to its activities. The administrator will provide support to the PTA Committee, particularly the Co-Chairs, Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Secretary.

  • Provide general administrative support, including dealing with incoming and outgoing correspondence (email and post) and responding to general enquiries
  • Track and process all funds (incoming and outgoing) and maintain appropriate financial documentation, ensuring all legal requirements are fulfilled.
  • Arrange necessary licenses for events, order equipment/services, track deliveries and provide general support as needed
  • Provide support in organising and executing social and fundraising events
  • Co-ordinate with shop staff and bus co-ordinator.

Working hours to be negotiated.

To apply for this position, or for any questions, please contact ptasuggestions@qbs.edu.hk.

ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival – 17 March 2018

‘ESF The First 50 Years’

‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

What’s in the Book?

  • Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
  • Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
  • Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
  • Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff

The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies will also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong.

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/

PTA News


QBS will close at 12:00noon for Parent Teacher Consultations on Tuesday 6th March, 2018.

School bus arrangement – Tuesday 6th March, 2018
The buses will depart school at 12.00noon. All parents will be notified of the arrival time of their respective bus. All parents and carers are requested to be at the stop 5 minutes prior the arrival times of the buses.


For queries on uniforms please contact Amy directly on ptashop@qbs.edu.hk for any shop queries you may have.

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”