7 Dec 2018

Newsletter 16/2018-19

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
 Guiding Statements Survey
 ESF Winter Camps
 ESF Run 2019
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

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Key dates for the upcoming week:

  • Wednesday the 12th of December at 9am / 6pm – Panto performance for parents
  • Thursday the 13th of December at 3pm – Interim Reports Live In Gateway
  • Friday the 14th of December – Last day of Term 1 (Noon closure)

Christmas Fayre

Last Friday evening was a lovely community evening at QBS. I hope parents and children enjoyed the fayre. It seems to get bigger and better each year. Thank you to all families for supporting the school and the PTA. The effort which goes on ‘behind the scenes’ to make this event happen is significant. Thank you to the PTA and to all members of our community for contributing to make it happen and ensuring its success.

Parents as Partners – Community Conversations

This week we had a small group of parents attend our first community conversations session. It was an opportunity to consider how parents can have more voice in our community. It is hoped attendance at these sessions will grow and support our school’s development. Please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs Yee, Mr Dewey or myself about community conversations.

‘Communication App’ Trial

As previously mentioned in the newsletter, staff recognise that the volume of online information sent to parents is a constant aspect of weekly school life and we would like to work on improving how this is shared/sourced in our school community. In Term 2 QBS will launch a trial of an app designed to streamline school communications which are sent home to parents (e.g newsletter, email, urgent alerts, calendar events etc). Approximately 70+ parents are involved in this trial. Updates on the trail will follow in future.

QBS Panto – Hoodwinked

Next week the drama, orchestra and dance club students will perform the QBS Christmas pantomime. This year the show is called Hoodwinked. There will be 120 students involved in the pantomime which is exciting for everyone. Miss McCorkell (1R) has been performing in ‘Snow White The Panto’ and has had a lead role. She has also been working with Miss Hill to lead the drama club.

Guiding Statements Survey

Dear Parents,

We are currently in the process of reviewing our Guiding Statements, which articulate our Vision and Mission for the students of QBS. along with our Learning and Teaching Principles (see below).

As part of that review process we would like to seek the views of all members of the QBS community, including you, the parents. Please take a moment to consider your hopes for your child around the following:

  • What do you want your child’s experience at QBS to be like?
  • What sort of people do you hope they will be, both every day and when they move on from the QBS community?

We would love to hear your thoughts. Please take a few moments to respond to the question below by completing the survey linked here.

What are the 5 words you would like to use to best describe your child, both everyday and when they move on from QBS?

Mr Michael DEWEY
Vice Principal(Yr 4-6)

ESF Winter Camps

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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

PTA Shop

PTA is happy to inform that a set of different sizes of uniforms (for the winter) will be available for fitting ONLY in the PTA office

Fitting Days will be Wednesday and Friday from 9 am until school close.

Uniforms can now be ordered online at www.schooluniform.hk

School Buses

Friday 14th December – Bus schedule for early closure

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.

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