14 Dec 2018

Newsletter 17/2018-19

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
 Gateway Planned Offline Periodps
 ESF Run 2019

Principal’s Comments

Our Junior Choir were invited to sing Christmas songs at the annual ESF Centre staff party on Friday morning. This followed a very successful performance by the drama, dance, orchestra and rock band clubs at the Robin Hood Hoodwinked pantomime performance. Well done to the students involved. Staff involved in supporting the students this week were proud of the students’ performances.

It has been a very busy and productive first term at QBS. I reflect with pride on the efforts of our wonderful students and hard working staff. Recent InCAs test results from Durham University indicated that our students continue to make excellent progress in reading, spelling, general Maths and mental arithmetic. This affirms the professionalism of staff and their thoroughness in the delivery of learning and teaching experiences for students. I am grateful to parents for their continued support and partnership with our school. Good things happen at QBS because parents and staff are committed to the continuous improvement, development and success of the students.

I will take a holiday with my husband and daughters in Canada. My skiing is slow and steady much to the disappointment of my youngest daughter – she thinks I need to be more of a risk taker!

I look forward to seeing the students return from a well-deserved holiday break in 2019. It is a privilege to be part of your child’s learning life at QBS. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with your family.

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)

Gateway Planned Offline Period

Gateway will be offline for database upgrade from 5pm December 27 to December 30.

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.