2 Feb 2018

Newsletter 21/2017-18

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
 Staying Healthy during Flu Season
 Language Arts Fortnight Celebrations
 Year 6 DTPP Vaccinations
 ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival – 17 March.2018
 ESF Language & Learning – Term 3 Enrolments
  PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 2

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Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 5th of February – Dress up day for “Hong Kong Our City”
  • Thursday the 8th of February – Author Visit for Year 1 to 3
  • Friday the 9th of February – Chinese New Year Activity Day

The Year 4 students performed ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ to peers and parents this week. It was an energetic and enjoyable performance which was linked to their learning within the unit of inquiry. The students were confident, enthusiastic and worked superbly as a team to entertain their audiences. Well done to all of the students! Everyone was relieved to know that ‘Giraffes Can Dance’ at the end of the performance. Thank you to all staff involved in supporting the students in their performance.

Congratulations to all QBS runners for their efforts at KGV last weekend. Mr Schroder and Mr Leone reported that the students gave their best and raced with a positive attitude during the cross country event. We hope parents enjoyed the photos of this event which were shared via email.

Next week we are looking forward to the Chinese New Year Activity Day. The Mandarin Team are coordinating this event and all staff will be involved in an activity with multi age groups of students. There will also be some activities going on at school to celebrate Language at QBS. All students are encouraged to come dressed as something that celebrates Hong Kong on Monday the 5th of February. Students do not wear uniform on this day. Please read the message below from Ms Yee, Ms Ong and Ms Trunkfield to find out more about some activities for students during the next two weeks at QBS

Finally, I would urge everyone to click here and read some important messages about saving energy from a group of Year 6 students at QBS.


Staying Healthy during Flu Season

Please click here to read an important information about staying healthy. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and vigilance.

Language Arts Fortnight Celebrations

Monday 5th February – Thursday 15th February

This year at QBS Book Week is teaming up with the Chinese Department, Visual and Expressive Arts Department to celebrate a language arts fortnight. The theme for the last two weeks leading up to Chinese New Year will be ‘Hong Kong: Our City”. This will be a chance for us to celebrate Hong Kong culture, literature and the arts in the lead up to one of Hong Kong’s most auspicious festivals.

On Monday 5th February the children will come to school dressed in something which celebrates the city of Hong Kong. Please consider what you love about our city and be as creative as you like with the costumes. The children will be asked to bring a $10 dopnation that will go towards providing literacy resources for the Indochina Starfish Foundation, a charity based in Cambodia that educates disadvantaged students from the city of Phnom Penh.

On Thursday 8th February, the Year 1, 2 and 3 students will have an author visit from Stuart Reid, a poet, from the UK. He will be selling books for his visit and there will be more details for parents, about those book sales, in the coming weeks.

On Friday 9th February, the whole QBS community would come together to have a Chinese New Year Activity Day. (Normal class lessons would be suspended) Students will experience six kinds of Chinese related activities in the areas of sports, art and craft, mindfulness, expressive arts, games and puzzles throughout the day. It will be great to see the community embracing the rich culture of Hong Kong during the Chinese New Year season.

On Wednesday 14th February, we will have a display of the children’s understanding of the Chinese Culture at our CNY Assembly. Students should come in school in gold, red, yellow or traditional Chinese clothes to celebrate the festival.

We would love any parents who would like to share any stories or books in Mandarin, Cantonese or English over these two weeks to get in touch with Anna Trunkfield anna.trunkfield@qbs.edu.hk or Katherine Ong Katherine.Ong@qbs.edu.hk . We can arrange a time for you to come in at lunchtime or to read to your child’s class.

We are looking forward to everyone contributing to this exciting week.

Kind regards,

Sue Yee, Katherine Ong and Anna Trunkfield

Year 6 DTPP Vaccinations

The Department of Health will be coming to QBS for the Year 6 students vaccinations of DTPP. The consent/refusal forms have been given to the students today. Please return all forms by
12th February. No late forms will accepted after this date.

Regards, Nurse Delia

ESF 50th Anniversary Carnival – 17 March 2018

ESF Language & Learning – Term 3 Enrolments

PTA News

Early School Closure – 12 noon on Thursday, 15th February 2018

School will be closed for Chinese New Year Break at 12 noon on 15th February 2018. Please click here for Early School Closure – Bus Schedule.


Clearance Sales

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Uniform transition update

Click here for the Out of Stock / In Stock Item List.

Please click on the below for the latest order forms

[Stationery List: Items out of stock will not be available moving forward. You are requested to buy the items locally.]

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.

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.

“Click here for PTA Office and Shop Operation”