24 Aug 2018

Newsletter 2/2018-19

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
 Welcome Back To QBS Evening
 QBS Club Registration
 Lantern Making Competition 2018
 Student Health/School Dental Care Service
 Supported Web Browsers For Gateway
 Michael Carr-Gregg parent sessions – Raising Happy and Resilient Young People
 ESF Programme
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

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Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 27th of August – Free Dress Day
  • Tuesday the 28th of August – Parent Volunteers Morning at 8:30am
  • Wednesday the 29th of August – Specialist Information Evening at 6:30pm

Thank you to our parent community for the wonderful support on Thursday evening. Staff were pleased to have you in school for the Welcome Back to QBS evening. I hope you found the event informative.Thank you to our PTA for arranging vendors in the gym for visiting parents.

I would encourage parents to attend the Specialist Information Evening next Wednesday the 29th of August to learn more about how these teachers work with your child at school. Please click here to read about this information evening next week at QBS.

Free Dress – Monday the 27th of August

All QBS students and staff will dress casual on Monday and take community action for the Shiu family. Please click here for more information. Cash or cheque donations are welcome on Monday. Donations can be sent into school with your child. Class teachers will collect donations at the start of school on Monday. Cheques can be made payable to: Quarry Bay School.

All money raised will be donated to the Shiu family. Thank you in advance for supporting this community action for the Shiu family.

New Faces at QBS

New support staff have joined QBS and they are warmly welcomed to the community. Welcome to Ms Wendy Castro, Mr Simon Chu and Miss Hayley Hartley. These colleagues are working as full time education assistants. Miss Amy Yeung has joined the Office Team and is assisting with finance and human resources. Mr Simon Chu has been working as the school’s Caretaker for several months. I am pleased to introduce these new colleagues to you all. Please read their introductions.

Traffic in Hau Yuen Path

Cars parked along the footpath in Hau Yuen Path and in the lay-by where QBS buses park up at the end of the school day, do not help the safe dismissal of our student body. I am sorry to report that it seems to be some QBS parents or drivers parking cars in these places and hindering the safety of others. Please be thoughtful when driving in Hau Yuen Path at the end of the school day.


Welcome Back To QBS Evening

It was wonderful to welcome so many parents and carers to our Welcome Back to QBS evening last night (Thursday 23rd August). The purpose of the event was to enable parents/carers the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher. During this time parents/carers were also able to view their child’s class and find out how they can provide support at home. Prior to the classroom sessions the leadership team provided a brief welcome presentation in the hall. Key messages were provided about the upcoming academic year at QBS, the school’s teaching and learning principles, the safeguarding of students and the promotion of positive behaviour expectations.

Please note that slides used by each year group and the LMT will be shared with parents/carers next week. This will enable the presentation slides from the Specialist Information Evening to be shared at the same time.

Our Specialist Teacher Information Evening will take place next Wednesday between 6.30-7.30pm.

QBS Club Registration

Please carefully read the requirements for QBS Club registration. Payment must be received before club registration in Gateway is possible. Registration via Gateway is not possible without payment.

Lantern Making Competition 2018

Student Health/School Dental Care Service

The Student Health and Dental Health Forms were sent out on Tuesday 21st of August. Please be reminded that a $30 is required if you wish for your child to join dental health care. Deadline of submission is on the 7th of September.

Supported Web Browsers For Gateway

Please note that Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari are supported for use with the Gateway. Older versions of Internet Explorer are not supported because Microsoft no longer provides security updates. Free copies of Google Chrome and Firefox are available for download Microsoft Windows and Apple OS.

Michael Carr-Gregg parent sessions – Raising Happy and Resilient Young People

This presentation focuses on prevention and on what modern psychological science says parents can do to build happy and resilient young people. It would be suitable for parents of Year 5 and above or those who want to prepare early.

Presented by Australia’s highest profile child and adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg this entertaining and informative session will equip parents with the skills, knowledge and evidence based strategies to help young people successfully tackle the developmental tasks of adolescence and to put in place the protective factors that reduce the chances of them developing any of the high prevalence disorders.

For further information and to sign up please click the links below:

RCHK 3rd september 6.30-8pm – http://bit.ly/ESF_Parents03

WIS 4th september 6.30-8pm – http://bit.ly/ESF_Parents04

ESF Programme

ESF Festival of Music

Term 1 programmes

PTA News

Upcoming PTA event


  • Tuesday, September 4th , 2018 – Lower School
  • Wednesday, September 5th , 2018 – Upper School

Order forms will be distributed to all student next week. If parents would like to be volunteers for this event please email to pta@qbs.edu.hk

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 can be contacted via schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk

Job Vacancy : Supply Bus Escort / Supply Bus Mother

We are urgently looking for Supply Bus Escorts /Supply Bus Mothers to take care of the students, and ensure safe and disciplined travel, to and from school.

Salary Scale: depending on route confirmed.

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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