27 Apr 2018

Newsletter 30/2017-18

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
 6A Campaigns and Events Group’s action plan
 2nd Hand Summer Uniforms
 After School Clubs Supervision – Important Safety Message
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 30th of April – CPD Day (no students in school)
  • Tuesday the 1st of May – Public holiday
  • Thursday the 3rd of May – History Museum trip (5A and 5V)
  • Friday the 4th of May – Class assembly (1R/1H) for parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)
  • Friday the 4th of May – History Museum trip (5Y and 5J)
  • Friday the 4th of May – The Brilliant Balloon Man Show 

ESF Celebration of Dance

I am looking forward to attending the ESF Celebration of Dance at West Island School on Friday evening. QBS students will perform in this event and represent our school. Special thanks to Ms Hill who continues to ensure the Expressive Arts at QBS are developed to a high standard in our school.

Trial School Lunch Delivery

During the lunch break on Thursday the QBS Student Voice representatives joined with a group of staff and parents to sample some school lunches delivered by a company called ‘the new Luncher’. The QBS PTA initiated this food sampling and will explore how a regular lunch delivery service may be introduced for students. The students and adults were overwhelmingly positive about the food and the prospect of lunch deliveries in future. Please watch for further details about this possibility for QBS. Thank you to the PTA for taking the initiative to investigate such an option for families at QBS.


This week I attended the screening of a documentary called Angst. It was interesting and highlighted the importance of reading the signs of anxiety and worry in young people. It also provided a very candid insight into the views of young people. Our children are growing up in a complex world which is rapidly changing. As a parent of two daughters, I reflect often about the importance of modelling personal self-awareness, grit and resilience. Angst provided some very good insights into how parents might open up discussions with their children about managing stress, pressure and fears. I would recommend this film to parents if you have the chance to view it in the future.

Each morning I enjoy being at the school gate to greet the students as they arrive at school. It is one of my favourite times of the day. I find out so many interesting things from the students as they arrive at school. During this time I encourage everyone to begin the day positively by greeting each other with a smile and a friendly good morning. Greeting people politely and respectfully is a life skill which reflects well on our children as they grow and mature.




6A Campaigns and Events Group’s action plan

Dear Parents,

As part of the 6A Campaigns and Events Group’s action plan for the Exhibition, from May 2 – 11, we are setting up a toiletries drive for asylum seekers / refugees in Hong Kong. We are aware that refugees aren’t as privileged as we are and we want to help them. They are not allowed to buy these items with their allowance so we would really appreciate it if you could let your child bring in a few (new/unused) toiletries –e.g., toothbrushes, shampoo, soaps, etc. — and put them into the boxes at the end of their hallways.

We are planning to donate these essentials to Christian Action, an organization that helps provide for refugees what they need.

Thank you for your support.

6A Campaigns and Events Group

2nd Hand Summer Uniforms

The Summer second hand uniforms are on sale outside the medical room. There are many sizes, so please come have have a browse.

Also please note that we can no longer take any donations at the moment. We do not have any more space to store them.

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

Do not miss the event of the year. Tickets selling fast!

Please login via: http://brilliantballoons.com/qbs for tickets

School Bus

Buses will restart operation on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.

All QBS Clubs have commenced from 23 April 2018 and parents are requested to notify Purnima via schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk of the following information:

  • Student’s 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.)


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.

[The job entails approx. 1 hour in the mornings and 1 hour in the afternoons)
Please email notify Purnima on schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk

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”