29 Mar 2018

Newsletter 28/2017-18

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
 Emergency Contact Details in Gateway
 QBS Rugby
 QBS Year 3 Multisports
 QBS Term 3 Clubs
 ‘ESF The First 50 Years’

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for next week:

  • Tuesday the 17th of April – Victoria Park trip (2T/2G)
  • Wednesday the 18th of April – Victoria Park trip (2F/2R)

Ms Dunstan has needed to return to Australia unexpectedly to support her family. I have been Acting Principal as we finish the term.

Today, we had a repeat of the 2R and 2F’s assembly to the whole school for our final assembly. The singing and the poems reflected lots of emotions. The main one across the school today is of happiness as we finish for our two week holiday break.

This week the students have been looking forward to the Student Voice initiative of a whole school Pyjama Day to support Thomas House in Thailand. Thomas House is a new school in Northern Thailand which provides education for children with additional needs. QBS has supported the school previously and the result was the completion of their new buildings. We are hoping that this time, the fund raising will help provide some resources and equipment for the school. The day was a huge success and we raised lots of money for Thomas House. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the fundraising.

I would like to wish all our families a safe and happy break and remind everyone that school will restart on Monday 16th April.


Sue Yee

Vice Principal

Emergency Contact Details in Gateway

Please ensure your family contact details (i.e. who is the priority contact person, mobile phone numbers, address) are accurate in the Gateway. In the event of an emergency we need to be able to contact parents. Recently staff have experienced some instances where mobile phone numbers and priority contact details have not been current. If there have been changes in your contact details thank you for attending to this request promptly.

QBS Rugby

Our rugby squad have participated very successfully in two Mixed Tag Rugby Tournaments, held during the past two weeks.

In the ‘ESF Tag Rugby Tournament,’ held at Sandy Bay Sports Ground on March 20th., we entered 3 teams. Both our ‘B’ and ‘C’ Teams finished half way in their pools, and played some entertaining rugby. Our ‘A’ Team won all 4 games to win their pool outright, which meant that we advanced to the semi final of the Cup competition. In a pulsating and high quality semi final match, we lost in a sudden death play off to Kennedy School, after the scores were tied at 4 tries each at full time. It’s always hard to lose a game in ‘Sudden Death,’ but it was a great effort by all of the players involved.

On Tuesday of this week, we again entered 3 teams in the ‘International Schools Mixed Tag Competition,’ where our ‘B’ Team played exceptionally well to win the Shield Trophy. Our ‘A’ Team again played some excellent rugby to win all 4 of their pool games and finish top of their pool. This meant that we entered the Cup Round Robin competition, where we finished runners up. And so, we finished the tournament in second place overall out of the 15 competing teams.

Congratulations go to all squad members for their skill and commitment over the course of the last two terms. You have done the school proud.

QBS Year 3 Multisports

The QBS Year 3 Multisports Club on Thursdays after school still has vacancies. If you want your child to join, please contact Nurse Delia.

The Year 3 Multi-sports club provides an introduction to various sporting activities with a focus on fundamental skills and concepts such as speed, agility, balance and ball familiarity. Students will experience a range of sporting skills through activities such as gymnastics, basketball, football, tennis and athletics.

QBS Term 3 Clubs

Please make sure that you check the Gateway to see which club your child is in for Term 3. Also make sure that you inform the PTA regarding travel arrangements.

‘ESF The First 50 Years’

‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

What’s in the Book?

Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff
The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies will also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong.

Enquiries: 50book@esfcentre.edu.hk

More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/