1 Feb 2019

Newsletter 21/2018-19

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
 ESF Run 2019
 After School Clubs Supervision – Important Safety Message
 Special Needs Trust Briefing for English-speaking parents
 Race the Runway
 Festival of Music – Secondary Showcase
 ESF Primary Choral Concert 2019
 ESF Sports

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 2

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Key dates for the upcoming week:

  • Monday the 11th of February – CPD Day (no students in school)
  • Friday the 15th of February – Year 1 Dim Sum lunch

Last week the QBS/ESF 2019/2020 school calendar has been shared with all members of the community. Please familiarise yourself with the calendar and avoid planning holidays during term time because it disrupts learning routines. The calendar is available by here.

ESF Hong Kong Run

Congratulations to all QBS students, staff and parents for their efforts last weekend at the ESF Hong Kong Run. It was a nice ESF community event. QBS was well represented at the event and won the prize for highest school participation. Well done to Ms Mutter (1M) for winning the title of fastest ESF female staff member and her age category. QBS also won the prize for best dressed family – congratulations to the Fung family for their creative and fun outfits! On Friday we held a whole school assembly to celebrate QBS community’s participation and success in last weekend’s race. Mr Schroder and Mr Leone have started regular training sessions with students so that their fitness and endurance continues to develop.

Kung Hei Fat Choi and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Thank you to all of the students and staff involved in the Chinese New Year Assembly on Thursday. Everyone was brightly dressed to celebrate and enjoyed a fantastic assembly. This assembly gave students an opportunity to showcase Chinese language, dance and music. One of the many highlights was the QBS Lion and Dragon Dance by the students along with a beautiful musical performance by the QBS Chinese Orchestra. The assembly was a wonderful celebration of Chinese culture. The QBS Mandarin Team worked very hard with the students during after school clubs and lunch breaks to create a varied performance.

I would like to wish everyone in the QBS community a very Happy Chinese New Year and prosperous Year of the Pig. Have a lovely Chinese New Year holiday with your family. I look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Tuesday the 12th of February. Staff will have a training day on Monday the 11th of February and school is closed to students on this day.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!



ESF Run 2019

Thanks for supporting the Quarry Bay team at the ESF run 2019. It was fantastic to have such a strong QBS presence at the event.

Our Year 6 students Toto and Zoe receiving the “Most participated school award” on behalf our QBS.

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After School Clubs Supervision – Important Safety Message

There is no playground supervision of children by staff after school finishes.

Students waiting for clubs must have an adult with them, both before the club starts and until it finishes. These students need to be actively supervised by the adult (parent, grandparent, driver or helper).

The adult who is supervising the child must be in the quiet area at the front of the school, and must know the child’s whereabouts at all times.

Students cannot play football, downball , basketball or use school sports equipment after school.

If your child does not participate in any after school activity, they are to go home immediately after the end of the school day. Only children in clubs should remain after school and this is going to be monitored in the future. Parents will be contacted if unsupervised children are left at school or supervision is not adequate.

This is for the safety and well being of your children. Thank you for your support.

Special Needs Trust Briefing for English-speaking parents

Please find details attached regarding a briefing session organised by the HK Social Welfare Department around the development of a Special Needs Trust for English Speaking Hong Kong residents/families of students with Special Educational Needs.

The target audience are families with children attending JCSRS, LSC or attending an ESF Kindergarten whereby JCSRS/LSC might be a suitable pathway.

Please see attachments describing the session including registration information.

  1. background information of Special Needs Trust (SNT) (for reference only)
  2. details of the SNT service briefing session
  3. registration form

Race the Runway

The next fun run we are looking to attend is the ‘Race the Runway’ Event. Please see the link below for more details.

Race the Runway 2019

Festival of Music – Secondary Showcase

Date: 12th-14th February 2019

Venue: RCHK, STC and SIS respectively

ESF Primary Choral Concert 2019

Date: 4th April 2019

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Wanchai

*please refer to Poster for event and ticket details.


ESF Sports

Term 2 enrolling now. Please click here for details.