20 Apr 2018

Newsletter 29/2017-18

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
 QBS Year Book Cover Competition
 E-Safety Workshop For Parents
 QBS Year 3 Multisports
 After School Clubs Supervision – Important Safety Message
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 23rd of April – Year 1 Kadoori Farm visit
  • Tuesday the 24th of April – Year 4 Chinese Parent Teacher Consultations
  • Wednesday the 25th of April – Year 1 DPTP Vaccinations
  • Thursday the 26th of April – E-Safety Workshop For Parents
  • Friday the 27th of April – Class assembly (4C/4G) for parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

Welcome back to the final term of the academic year. The children have returned from their holidays with big smiles and quickly settled into learning routines. Please click here to read the important dates for Term 3. Please do not hesitate to contact me – my door is always open to parents and I welcome contact about your child’s life at school.

I would like to thank people for the thoughtful, kind and caring comments expressed to me about my father’s well-being. Sadly he is unwell and, at times like this, kindness means a great deal.


Thank you to parents for giving feedback to PTA on the new style uniform items. This feedback is followed up with the ESF supplier. Gradually the new style uniform will be introduced into the QBS community. This week I have seen the samples of the new look PE shirts which are quite smart. Parents are encouraged to replace older uniform with new items as they become available and when children have outgrown their old uniform.

Please ensure your child is dressed in summer uniform in Term 3. Please click here to view the summer uniform details. Students are not to wear wrist bands and decorative items on their arms. I have noticed students wearing these types of decorative items during the week.

Any mosquito protection wrist/ankle bands are acceptable with uniform at school. Please ensure your child does not wear decorative jewellry to school. A watch or any item of religious or spiritual significance is acceptable. Earrings must be small simple silver or gold studs or sleepers please.


This week we welcomed Ms Webb back to QBS. She has been on leave this academic year following the birth of her son. Ms Webb will be teaching class 3C in Term 3.

We have said farewell to Mrs Sue Mason (1H Education Assistant). She will be missed by all and wish her all the very best for her future in the UK. Mr Alistair Yee will be the Education Assistant in 1H for the remainder of the school year. Mr Yee knows QBS and it has been good to welcome him back. 

We have welcomed Mrs Jessica Daswani this week. Mrs Daswani is the QBS PTA Coordinator and will be available to assist parents and community members on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday. Mrs Daswani is working in the PTA Office.






QBS Year Book Cover Competition

All children are invited to enter the Year Book Cover competition for the QBS Year Book 2018. The designs need to be bright and colourful on A4 paper. Name and class need to on the back of the entry and can be handed in to Mrs Yee by Friday 27th April. There will be a front and back cover design chosen and the winning designs will be on all the QBS Year Books.

E-Safety Workshop For Parents

Dear Parents,

Keeping children safe online is one of the most challenging aspects of parenthood today. QBS will be holding a workshop for parents on the subject on Thursday 26th April from 6-7pm. It will be presented by Kevin Tibble (ESF Learning Technologies Advisor) and Keith Purton (QBS Lead Teacher of Learning Technologies).

The event will give practical information on the 3 tenets of e-safety: Education, Agreements and Technical Controls. It will also cover the benefits and pitfalls of the social media apps and online games which many children of primary ages currently use. The session will be of most interest to parents of children in Year 4 – 6 but parents of children in all year groups are welcome to attend. This session is aimed primarily towards parents, and as such, children should not attend on this occasion. There will be opportunities during learning time for students to learn about the issues covered in this session.

Please fill in the form sent in an email sent on 28th March if you intend to come along in order to help us understand the number of parents we can expect at the event.

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.

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 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.

Note: Only students in Year 5 and Year 6 who would normally return home on their own may wait for their club without an adult. They should wait sensibly at the front of school or where their club leader is based.

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

PTA News

Upcoming Events – The Brilliant Balloon Man Show, May 4, 2018
Please login via: http://brilliantballoons.com/qbs for tickets


  • 23 April 2018 – After School Activities (QBS Clubs):
    All QBS Clubs will commence on 23 April 2018 and parents are requested to notify Purnima on schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk of the following information: Student’s Full Name; Class Number; Bus Number; Name of Activity and the day your child will be a walker.

PTA Shop

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

PTA Vacancy


Dear Parents,


  • Do you have new business ideas but without the know-how or experience to get them going?
  • Do you have a few hours spare A MONTH to learn about and to help in operating and managing a business in Hong Kong?

Then don’t spend all that money on an expensive MBA – this is all you need!!

The Quarry Bay School PTA currently has a vacancy for an Honorary Treasurer, which is a vital role in maintaining and developing its operations in support of your School. As Honorary Treasurer you will gain a good basic grounding in managing a company, with exposure to balance sheets, planning, cash management and all other operational aspects of running a business in Hong Kong. You will also get plenty of support from the staff and members of the PTA, who will take care the day-to-day elements of the operation and help you whenever you need it.

This is also a key opportunity to develop a range of skills used by company directors, such as presenting figures at meetings, project management and in leading or participating in sub-committees.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! The simplicity of the PTA’s operations makes it the perfect opportunity for you to learn the basics about running a business, comprising of a bus service and a school shop, as well as fund-raising events. All you need is enthusiasm, be good with numbers, logical in your thought processes and ideally to have some basic knowledge of Excel.

If you are up to the challenge, please contact Jessica Daswani by email at pta@qbs.edu.hk for more details. Who said learning was just for children?!

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”