9 Nov 2018

Newsletter 12/2018-19

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
 Chicken Pox
 Hong Lok Yuen Under 10 Football Tournament
 ESF Run 2019
 What are the secrets of a Healthy Relationship?
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

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Key dates for the upcoming week:

  • Friday the 16th of November – Last day of QBS Sports clubs

A very happy Diwali to all QBS families celebrating this week. Thank you to Jessica Daswani (PTA Coordinator) for leading a series of lovely events throughout the week for the children. Following the dress colourful day on Wednesday, $17,000.00 was raised for the Access Life Assistance Foundation. This is an NGO supporting children undergoing cancer treatment. QBS is grateful to this hard working group of parent volunteers for their continued initiative and action which makes our school such a wonderful community.

Recently our students have been representing QBS in the wider community at the ESF Orchestra Day and at the Hong Lok Yuen International School football tournament. Well done to all of the girls and boys involved.

I would encourage families to sign up for the ESF run (please see details below). Last year QBS was recognised for being the school with the greatest number of student participants. There are a variety of options for families to join so please sign up.

Please read the information below about chicken pox. This week there have been some cases diagnosed.



Chicken Pox

We would like to make you aware that we have a number of children across the school with chickenpox. Chickenpox is an acute infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is a very common childhood infection. It occurs all year round. It can be transmitted by direct person-to-person contact, through droplets or airborne spread of the discharge from the respiratory tract, and indirectly from the articles freshly soiled by discharges from the infected persons’ lesions.

Children suffering from chickenpox may develop low-grade fever and skin rash on their scalp and body, which spreads to the face, arms and legs with formation of vesicles over a period of 5 days. The rashes occur mainly on the trunk and the vesicles are itchy. The vesicles dry up and form a scab in about three days and the patient usually recovers in about two to four weeks.

Key points to remember:

  • Chickenpox is a common childhood illness caused by a virus.
  • It is very easy to catch.
  • Most cases of chickenpox are mild and children get better completely.
  • Your child needs to see a doctor if they have a very high fever or are very ill, particularly if they become very drowsy, or are breathing fast or vomiting a lot.
  • Children with chickenpox need to stay home from school and day care.

To prevent chickenpox, the following measures are recommended:

  • Please screen for sick children before they enter the school. The sick child should stay at home and seek medical advice. The sick child should be excluded from school for around one week or until the skin lesions crusted to prevent spreading the disease to others.
  • Please supervise children on personal hygiene practices especially on how to wash the hands properly with liquid soap, cover nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing, and proper disposal of nasal and mouth discharge.
  • Please keep the environment clean and hygienic, maintain a good ventilation at home.
  • Please maintain a good communication with us, if you notice a children with symptoms of chickenpox, please let us know, I am Nurse Charlotte, and I can be reached by 2566 4242 or charlotte.chan@qbs.edu.hk Thank You!
  • See the CHP link below for further information.

Check if it’s chickenpox:

1. Chickenpox starts with red spots. They can appear anywhere on the body.

2. The spots fill with fluid. The blisters may burst. They might spread or stay in a small area.

3. The spots scab over. More blisters might appear while others scab over.

Hong Lok Yuen Under 10 Football Tournament

This week we attended the Under 10 Football Tournament at Hong Lok Yuen School.

We had 2 teams playing (one boys and one girls team). Each team really improved throughout the day and after playing some challenging fixtures in the group stages both finished the day with victories in their play-off finals.

ESF Run 2019

Last year ESF hosted the first ESF HK RUN to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the English Schools Foundation.

It was great to have so many students, parents and teachers participating and we would like to promote the event within the QBS community again.

Entry is now open and filling up fast – please click the link below to get involved.


What are the secrets of a Healthy Relationship?

Dear Parents,

Register today for the final talk of “Taking care of YOU” series: “Relationships”

Research shows that couples raising children with developmental disabilities do NOT face a higher risk of divorce while others have challenged the results. Children bring joy to the family in many different ways.

Yet, it is undeniable that raising children who need additional support brings challenges to the couples finances, self esteem, social lives, careers.

SNNHK together with AFHK have organised an evening event for parents to discover the resources available to keep a healthy and thriving partnership.

Please join us on Thursday, November 15th by registering here

SNNHK Members Discount Code: Please contact us on snnhkevents@gmail.com

Limited seats

We look forward to seeing you there!

SNNHK Volunteer Committee

PTA News

Upcoming PTA event

QBS PTA Christmas Fayre – Friday, November 30, 2018

QBS PTA appreciates all the support we can get from you as QBS community.

Please click here for the parent volunteer sign-up sheet.

We look forward to making this event a successful one with your help.

Best Regards

Jessica Daswani
QBS PTA Coordinator
+ 852 2887 1004

PTA Shop

Please note that the shop is permanently closed. Uniforms can now be ordered online at www.schooluniform.hk

School Buses

Parents and caregivers must ensure that there is at least ONE adult present at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the bus arrival timings for pickups.

For queries regarding buses, Purnima Sharma (QBS Bus Coordinator) can be contacted via schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk. Please be reminded NOT to send Bus related emails to pta@qbs.edu.hk

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.

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 Operation”