19 Jan 2018

Newsletter 19/2017-18

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
 Start of School Day – attendance register and late arrival
 ESF X-Country Race
 Is your child obsessed with YouTube stars?
 Clubs Information
 Athletics Events
 ESF Sports Clubs
  PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 2

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Key dates for next week:

  • Wednesday the 24th of January – Year 5 Market Day
  • Thursday the 25th of January at 8.20 am – CNY Activity Day meeting for parents
  • Friday the 26th of January – CPD Day (no students in school)

It has been a busy second week of term. I have been pleased to see the levels of focus from the students when I have been in classrooms during the week. It is always good to see students giving their very best effort when tasks are challenging and stretching their thinking. In addition to a busy week in the classroom some students have joined trips as part of their learning – Year 6s have visited South Island School and Year 4s have been to the theatre.

The Year 5 students are looking forward to hosting their Market Day next Wednesday. There are some very creative items in production and, at present, students are exceptionally industrious along the floor in Year 5. Each group of Year 5 students are required to use some key business principles as they embark on their Market Day. Please read the school’s blog next week to find out how things go for the students.

We have over 100 students participating in the ESF Cross Country race next Saturday the 27th of January at KGV. I hope the students are looking forward to this opportunity next weekend. It is heartening to know so many QBS students enjoy running.

Please be reminded that next Friday the 26th of January QBS will be closed to students due to staff professional development and training. Teaching staff and education assistants will continue their training courses over the weekend also. Please remember next week is a four day week for students at QBS.



Start of School Day – attendance register and late arrival

In Term 2 the school’s front gate will be closed at 8.15am daily when the bell rings. Any students arriving after the school gate has been closed at 8.15am will be required to register their attendance at Reception on the ground floor. These students will be marked in the Gateway attendance register as late. All teachers take the attendance register at 8.15am daily and students are required to be in the classroom for this so arrival before the school bell is expected.

Cooperation is sought by all parents to have their child at school before the 8.15am bell rings to ensure a smooth start to their learning each day.

ESF X-Country Race

On Saturday 27th January we have over 100 QBS students running at the ESF X-country run. All classes in Year 3 and above have been practising endurance running through a simplified version of the beep challenge in PE lessons.

We look forward to seeing many of you cheering on our runners at this event.

Is your child obsessed with YouTube stars?

This article raises parents awareness about inappropriate content which some YouTube stars are publishing and may be being viewed by your child.

Clubs Information

Please note that all QBS clubs will be cancelled on Friday 26th January due to the CPD day.

ESF Educational Services will go ahead so have your children come to school to attend the ESF clubs on Friday 26th January.

Athletics Events

A reminder to Year 3 and 4 parents to take note of the upcoming athletics events for which a separate email invite with further information will be sent out soon.

Year 4 – Tuesday 13th February (8:30 am – 12:00 pm).
Year 3 – Thursday 1st March (8:30 am – 12:00 pm).

ESF Sports Clubs

A reminder that ESF Services clubs will be on offer after school at QBS. If you have not signed up and wish to do so please click the links below.

ESF Services provide a sports program which offer sports classes for children all year round. It is also an excellent opportunity for younger students to begin learning fundamental movement skills from an early age.

PTA News

QBS CPD Day – No school

School will be closed for students on Friday 26th January 2018 for CPD Day. There will be no school busses operating on the day.


For queries on uniforms 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
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  • 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.

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.

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