27 Oct 2017

Newsletter 10/2017-18

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
 Athletics Events
 ESF Marathon
 DBIS Football Tournament
 Understanding and Supporting Minds that Learn Differently
 Wine & Cheese Evening
 ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book promotion
   PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

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Key dates for next week:

  • Key dates for next week:
    • Year 4 camp 
    • Friday the 3rd of November at 9 am – Class assembly (2T/2F) for parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

5A and 5V did a wonderful job sharing ways to solve conflicts during their class assembly on Friday. The students used a range of great music from The Beatles to tell stories. Well done 5A and 5V and thank you to all the parents for supporting the students. It was an enjoyable assembly.

It was good to welcome so many parents to school on Tuesday for the Year 1 Athletics Day. The students tried very hard at all of the stations and enjoyed the experience. Mr Schroder and Mr Leone did a great job coordinating the event. QBS students really enjoy having their parents visit school and Tuesday was an impressive turnout by the parents. The Year 1s were particularly excited about it all so thank you parents for being at school.

I am very proud to say our QBS boys football team won the DBIS Football Tournament on Wednesday at King’s Park. The competition was high and our boys played extremely well to come home with the trophy. Well done to our second boys team and the girls team for their efforts at the tournament.

Next week the Year 4 students will be out of school on their first residential camp at Cheung Chau. I am joining the 4G and 4T students for the later part of the week and am looking forward to the experience with them. I would encourage Year 4 parents to have their children well-rested for next week as it is a very busy and tiring schedule on Cheung Chau. Thank you to all staff attending for their involvement in this important experience. Sue Yee (Vice Principal) will be Acting Principal on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday when I am at Year 4 camp.

I am pleased to introduce support staff colleagues. These colleagues joined QBS this academic year and work in various supporting roles in classrooms and across the school. Please click here to read their introductory messages and extend a welcome to them when you meet them in school.

Finally, thank you to all the QBS families for being involved in the ESF birthday marathon. I was presented with a trophy for QBS last Sunday because we had the highest number of student participants across all ESF schools. Mr Schroder and Mr Leone were very pleased to hear this news!


Athletics Events

It was great to see so many parents supporting the Year 1 and 2 Athletic Events over the last couple of weeks. Your support helps to create an environment in which children feel comfortable and confident to show their skills and feel proud of their achievements.

There are a couple of short video’s linked on the Qoodle homepage which you may view. Further photos will be shared soon, with all Year 1 and 2 families.

ESF Marathon

The ESF 50th Marathon event last Saturday was a huge success and it was wonderful to run with so many teachers, parents and students on the day.

Quarry Bay School were thrilled to find out at the awards ceremony that we had been awarded the ‘most participation award’ having over 180 families competing. The trophy is now travelling around the school, and spending a day in each classroom.

We also had an individual award which went to Harry (3K) who finished in 2nd place in the Year 3 and 4 boys category.

DBIS Football Tournament

Congratulations to all 3 QBS football teams who took part at the DBIS Football Tournament at Kings Park. The players gave it their all and can be proud of their personal and collective performances in such a large tournament (168 teams!).

A special mention to the Boys A team who topped their group and managed to defeat Kowloon Junior and Canadian International in the knockout stage to lift the tournament trophy. An outstanding achievement.

You can also view a short video of the tournament below.

DBIS Football Tournament Video 2017

Understanding and Supporting Minds that Learn Differently

FOCUS and the Dyslexia Association (Hong Kong) are pleased to bring two internationally recognized experts together to share, educate and raise awareness of learning differences.

Dr. Thomas Brown & Dr. Lindsay Peer CBE

Parent and Educator Seminar
Understanding and Supporting Minds that learn Differently

November 18th
Kowloon Junior School

The seminar will be valuable to parents, educators and other professionals wanting to better understand how to support children with ADHD and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) such as dyslexia.

Morning only: 8:45 – noon (2 presentations) $700
Whole day: 8:45 – 3:45 (3 presentations and light lunch) $1,400

More information and registration from here.

Wine & Cheese Evening

Please save the date: November 16th from 6-9pm for the first Wine & Cheese evening with a mini bazaar in QBS. We welcome all parents come see our new and refurbished hall, have an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and have a good time without the kids! Details will follow soon.

ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book promotion

To mark ESF’s half-century, we are publishing a commemorative book: ESF The First 50 Years. This volume will chronicle the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It will also celebrate the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

The book will be published in November 2017. Place your online order before 30 October to enjoy 10% off and the very special ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book Jubilee Gift Set! Order link: http://www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

PTA News



Annual General Meeting & Wine, Cheese and Shopping Evening

Information for this event have been sent to all parents via separate email. Online registration is required if you are attending the event. If you are having difficulties registering online then please email us at mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.


Our biggest, festive and fun event of the year is coming up soon and preparations are underway.

Commercial Vendors

We are pleased to invite Commercial Vendors for the event. We will have limited spaces available, so if you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact us via email as soon as possible and we will forward your interest to the vendor coordinator. 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.

International Food Stalls

We are pleased to invite parents and carers to run the International Food 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. This year we hope to have the following stalls:

  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Malaysian
  • Filipino
  • Italian
  • European

[If your country is not mentioned above, and you would like to run the stall – please let us know as soon as possible and we will add you in.]

Please contact us on mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk asap with your contact information (your mobile number, your child’s class number, and your child’s name), with a list of items on your menu which you will be serving at the fayre. We will liaise with you and assist you closely to make all the arrangements of supplies for the event.



  • Winter uniform – Purchase

Are available for purchase now. You may obtain order forms from the PTA Shop or download them from the PTA Section of the website.

  • Winter uniform – out of stock items

We will be updating you weekly on the status of uniforms which are out-of-stock Items and in-stock Items. Please click here to view the list.

  • Winter Uniform – Effective

November will be transition month for uniforms. Students can opt to either wear summer or winter uniforms. A combination or mixture of both is not allowed.
With effect from 1st December, all students are required to wear winter uniform Only.

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”