10 Nov 2017

Newsletter 12/2017-18

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 2 Information
 Government Vaccination
 Digital Citizenship
 Paediatric First Aid, 25th Nov, 2017 ESF
   PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 13th of November – Dress Casual Day – Acts of Kindness
  • Thursday the 16th of November – AGM & Wine, Cheese & Shopping Evening
  • Friday the 17th of November – Class assembly (6M/6B) for parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

Dear Parents,

As you may know, Ms Dunstan has unfortunately been away from school over the past few days due to illness. We look forward to having her back with us next week.

As ever, it has been another eventful and positive week at school. Earlier in the week Year 1 students greatly enjoyed their ‘Den Day’, which was ably supported by the Year 6 students. The children loved working with their buddies.

Year 4 children have been out to Hong Kong Park, exploring animal and plant adaptations. Thank you very much to those parents who supported this trip.

Today, we have hosted a professional development day for ESF teachers from across the foundation. This has been a great opportunity to support colleagues and share practice in the teaching of reading. Thank you to all the teachers who took part in this today.

Tomorrow, we will be represented at the CIS Football Tournament by a team of Y3/4 boys and we wish them well for this event.

On Monday, we are looking forward to World Kindness Day being celebrated at QBS. This will be a dress casual day with the theme being red.

Finally, a reminder that we have the PTA AGM coming up next Thursday, 16th November, from 5:30pm onwards, followed by a cheese and wine evening. Please follow the link here for more details and sign up for this event. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

In the meantime, have a lovely weekend.

Michael Dewey

QBS Clubs Term 2 Information

It is the time of year to start thinking about QBS Term 2 clubs. Please click here for all the information needed on how to register.

Government Vaccination

The Government Immunisation team will be coming to Quarry Bay School on the 29th of November 2017. The Year 6 students will receive their (MMR (Measles , Mumps, Rubella Vaccine) and Hep B (Hepatitis B). Forms have been sent home today.

If you would like your child to have the Vaccine at school, please return the completed form along with the child’s original immunisation records by 22th of November 2017 to Nurse Delia.

No late forms will be accepted.


Nurse Delia

Digital Citizenship

Another good digital citizenship resource for parents

Another great resource for parents for parents trying to support children growing up in the digital age can be found at Childnet This site contains “Essential Information”, “Hot Topics” and “Conversation Starters”.

Paediatric First Aid, 25th Nov, 2017 ESF

Come and join us for a practical First Aid training course on Saturday 25 November,and get yourself qualified to handle emergency medical situations. First Aid official certificates of qualification (from UK body) will be granted to individuals after the course is completed.

We are lucky to welcome RN Jackie Simpson to our group. She will be running a course on paediatric first aid, tailored specifically to the concerns of parents and caregivers of children with special needs.

For those of you with a domestic helper do please bring her along to the course with you—it’s important that you’re equipped to face an emergency in the same way. We are pleased to be able to offer a special discounted rate for domestic helpers who accompany a parent on the course.

Sign up now and improve (or refresh) your skillset!

  • Organiser: First Aid Plus, with Jackie Simpson
  • Date: Saturday 25 November 2017
  • Time: 9:30am-5:30pm (with a break for lunch)
  • Venue: Aberdeen Boat Club, 20 Shum Wan Road, Hong Kong – The Bridge function room
  • Cost: $1,100 per person and $800 special rate for domestic helpers who attend with a parent

Registration: Please email snnhkevents@gmail.com to confirm your place before 17th November.
Please include your child’s diagnosis in your email and let us know if there are any skills or situations you would like to focus on.

Please click here for more details.

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.

  • Uniform transition update
    As per our previous notification, the current uniform design is in the process of being phased-out in the transition to the new ESF uniform. All outerwear designs are currently undergoing a review process and we are therefore unable to confirm the actual date of availability, which means that there are uniform items which are currently out of stock. (Click here for the out of stock item list.)
    As a temporary measure you may opt to purchase, externally, a similar item (i.e. design and colour) to the uniform for your child to wear until stocks arrive.
  • 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”