30 Nov 2018

Newsletter 15/2018-19

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
 QBS Parent Directory
 QBS Clubs
 Donation to West Morninghope
 ESF Run 2019
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

Please click here

Key dates for the upcoming week:

  • Tuesday the 4th of December – Year 1 Chinese Parent Teacher Consultations
  • Thursday the 6th of December – Parents as Partners – Community Conversations
  • Friday the 7th of December – Last day of ESF/private clubs

This has been another busy week at school, with lots happening and also much to look forward to as we approach the end of term. Year 4 students enjoyed a trip to South Island School earlier this week, and were very impressed by their student production. It was great for our children to see older ESF students acting as positive role models. Year 5 and 6 students are embarking on new units of inquiry with a strong scientific focus, so enjoyed visits to the Science Museum in Kowloon and Sha Tin Science Park also. These opportunities to learn outside the classroom are an exciting part of the curriculum.

This week, Mina has been involved in the ESF annual recruitment process. I know she is looking forward to returning to school for this evening’s event, and to seeing the children. The process of welcoming new students to QBS for next year has also already begun, with an information evening for prospective parents having taken place this Wednesday. Thank you to all those existing parents who attended this evening and the colleagues who led the presentation.

This morning, we enjoyed a wonderful music assembly, giving students involved in performing this evening the opportunity for a final rehearsal. Looking forward, we have students representing QBS tomorrow at Harrow School netball tournament and wish the girls all the best. Next week, the children have Christmas parties to look forward to, and rehearsals for the highly anticipated panto are continuing, so there is much excitement in the air.

Finally, we of course hope to see many of you tonight for our Winter Fair. The fair starts at 5:30pm, and we look forward to welcoming the community into school to enjoy a relaxed evening together. The PTA, along with staff and volunteers from the community have been working very hard to bring the event to life, and we would like to thank everyone who has offered their support.

Warm regards

Michael Dewey

Vice Principal

QBS Parent Directory

The contact details of parents who completed the recent e-notice in order to share their contact details with other QBS parents are now available on Gateway in School Documents > QBS Parent Directory

They can be accessed directly from this link after logging into Gateway

Please note that as the data is not dynamically linked to the Gateway Family information, we will be unable to make additions or changes until next school year. The information published is to facilitate social events within the QBS community and must not be shared or used for commercial purposes.

QBS Clubs

QBS Clubs for Term 2 will be available to book online via the Gateway from 12pm on the 7th December 2018. To enrol in an activity you must login with your Parent Gateway family login and register for your child under Activities. Please click here for details.

Donation to West Morninghope

This term, Quarry Bay’s Student Voice are reaching out to support West Morninghope School, located in Chai Wan. It is a school for disabled children. The school helps the students develop self respect, self discipline, self confidence and independence. They also teach the children life skills such as, personal hygiene, how to cook, how to dress, safety and how to communicate in English.

At QBS we like to support our community, so the student voice are taking action by asking all the students to donate a small Christmas gift to the children at West Morninghope School. These gifts will be delivered on Monday 11th December 2018, so that the children can have an enjoyable Christmas.

The types of gifts that would be suitable to donate are: stuffed toys, simple puzzles, easy children books or easy duplo/lego packs.

Once you have bought the gift, please wrap it, attach a note to say whether it is suitable for a boy or girl (or both) and what age it would be appropriate for. Bring the gift to 4S where it will be stored until it can placed under the Christmas tree in the school hall. Helpers from year 5 and 6 will deliver the gifts to the children at West Morninghope School on everyone’s behalf.

Thanks for your support and cooperation.

From: Student Voice reps, Mrs Kanthan, Ms Ferriday and Mr Sercombe

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.


PTA News

Christmas Fayre is just a few hours away. Please don’t forget to bring your own bag and lots of cash as we have over 25 vendors and games. Looking forward to seeing you all.

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”