3 Nov 2017

Newsletter 11/2017-18

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
 Digital Citizenship
 2nd Hand Winter Uniforms
 “Walk The Wall” Charity Walk
 ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book promotion
   PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Thursday the 9th of November – Year 1 DEN Day
  • Thursday the 10th of November – Year 4 Hong Kong Park Trip

Dear Parents,

The weather has been wonderful for the children and staff on Year 4 camp this week. As Acting Principal, I have been all over the school enjoying being involved with the children and their learning.

Today, the orchestra is out at Kowloon Junior School participating in the ESF Orchestra Jam. Miss Hill has taken along those children who commit themselves to being a part of the school orchestra. It is a great opportunity to meet up with other ESF schools to play music together.

The Year 2 assembly was wonderful this morning and very well supported by the 2T and 2F parents. The children shared their Unit of Inquiry and showed how we celebrate different occasions around the world. The children clearly enjoy celebrating together and sharing their learning with the parents.

The school has been full of different activities throughout the week, which we regularly post through the LMT blog. It is worth looking at the variety of opportunities that we provide at QBS.

Finally, please see the link below for the Annual Report 2016-2017 which has been approved by the School Council.

Annual Report 2016-2017

Have a lovely weekend

Digital Citizenship

Are you struggling to keep up with how to raise kids in the digital age?

If your answer is yes, we strongly recommend that you sign up to receive the parent newsletter at Common Sense Media.

The newsletter contains a wealth of resources and tips for parents from app reviews to advice on appropriate screen time.

2nd Hand Winter Uniforms

The weather is starting to change and becoming a bit chilly…
We have a large quantity of 2nd Hand Winter Uniforms for sale. Please come have a look. Nurse Delia has more uniforms in her office as well.
Remember that all proceeds will go to one of our school charities.

***We are not collecting anymore uniforms for the time being, since our space is limited. If you have 2nd hand you would like to donate please send it in at the end of Term 2 ***

“Walk The Wall” Charity Walk

Come join the “Walk The Wall”, a 9 km charity walk through Tai Tam Country Park on December 2nd. The purpose of the walk is to raise awareness and money for China’s abandoned and disabled children. This year a Hong Kong celebrity (Corina Chamberlain) will be attending. Please click here for more details.

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 NOW at http://www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/”

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

PTA News


THURSDAY, 16TH NOVEMBER 2017: Annual General Meeting & Wine, Cheese and Shopping Evening

Information for this event has been sent to all parents via separate email. Online registration is required if you are attending the event.

Please click here for details on the AGM & Wine, Cheese and Shopping evening. If you are having difficulties registering online then please email us at mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.


  • 22nd November 2017 – Lower School
  • 23rd November 2017 – Upper School

Pizza order forms have been distributed to all students. Please complete and send in your order forms early. Please note:

  • Cash payment only;
  • Payment to be put into an envelope and sealed. Please state the Name of student, Class number, Contact Number, and state “Pizza Lunch” on the envelope;
  • All orders are to be sent to: PTA Office directly;
  • Orders without payment will be returned;
  • Orders confirmed may be cancelled for refund on or before Tuesday, 14th November 2017 – after which no refund is applicable under any circumstances;

Click here to download – Lower School Pizza Lunch Order Form
Click here to download – Upper School Pizza Lunch Order Form

We welcome Parent Volunteers who would like to help with the event to contact us as soon as possible 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 click here to download the form and send it 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.

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

So if you would like to head your food stall please contact us on ptaevents@qbs.edu.hk or mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk asap. We will liaise with you and assist you closely to make all the arrangements of supplies for the event.

BAKE STALL: Are you a good baker? If yes, register to bake for our bake stall now at: mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.

TOMBOLA: Are you interested in operating the booth? Or making a contribution? Or donating an item (new items only please)? If yes, please let us know by email at: mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk, or you may bring them directly to us at the PTA Office.

2ND HAND BOOKS (in useable condition): Please drop off items in drop boxes outside the PTA Office.

WHITE ELEPHANT STALL (items donated are to be in useable conditions): Please drop off items in drop boxes outside the PTA Office. If you would like to help to run the stall – please let us know at: mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.

We will require support and assistance of parents to make this event a success, as in past years. So if you would like to support or help in any way, please let us know immediately by email at: mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk or click here to download Xmas Parent Volunteer Form

(will be done on 29th November 2017 at 9:45am – outside the PTA Office):
We request help from parent volunteers who would like to help in wrapping the Class Hampers. Please email us at mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk if you are interested asap.

If you would like to contribute with a donation (by cheque) towards the event, please download the Donation Form here. Please complete and send it into the PTA office. All donations above $100 are subject to tax exemption for which a receipt will be issued.
[ALL proceeds raised at PTA events will be given as donation to school to enhance learning facilities for the betterment and benefit of all the students to make a difference! ]


The PTA is pleased to announce Ms Amy Tsoi as our Shop Supervisor. She will be available to serve your shopping requirements or queries during shop operating hours.


Please do not hesitate to contact Amy directly on ptashop@qbs.edu.hk for any shop queries you may have. Amy will be happy to assist.


  • 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

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”