11 May 2018

Newsletter 32/2017-18

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
 Gymnastics and Movement Composition
 QBS Aquathon Team
 Digital Citizenship / E-safety
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Thursday 17th May – Year 6 Exhibition (for Year 6 parents)

2018/2019 QBS/ESF Calendar

The QBS/ESF calendar for the 2018/2019 school year can be viewed here.

During the week I have seen great learning taking place across the classrooms. The students have been working very purposefully and with good focus on daily learning tasks. Unfortunately the unsettled weather has kept everyone indoors during breaks. This has had an impact on some of the action planned by the Year 6 students. They have not been deterred and managed to put good contingency plans in place. Next Thursday is the QBS Exhibition. This is a significant learning event for our Year 6 students. I am looking forward to seeing parents at school for the exhibition next week.

The QBS Aquathon Team went very well at the Kennedy School friendly race on Thursday afternoon. There are further events scheduled for students this term and they continue with their weekly training with Mr Schroder, Mr Leone and Miss Barbour.

Best of luck to our QBS Cricket Team next week. They will be representing QBS at the Island Cricket Tournament which will take place in Happy Valley.

Thank you to Andrew ‘The Brilliant Balloon Man’ for his donation this week. Following Andrew’s very successful balloon shows last week, he donated money to the QBS PTA and this was gratefully received.




Gymnastics and Movement Composition

In specialist led PE sessions all classes have begun a gymnastics and movement composition unit. In order to ensure all students are safe during the unit we request that students follow the following dress rules for lessons.


A reminder to all parents that on PE days, students should not be wearing any jewellery (earrings, necklaces or bracelets etc). If you can help to remind your children to leave these items at home when dressing in PE kit that would be very helpful.


The best option is not to wear a watch on PE kit days or for students to leave them in their school bag before coming to the PE class.

Hair Accessories

It is important that students with longer hair have their hair tied back and all hair ties are of the soft type in blue or black.

QBS Aquathon Team

On Thursday afternoon we took 3 teams to compete in an aquathon (250m swim and 1km run) event with Kennedy School. All athletes completed the course confidently and are now looking forward to our upcoming events at Kellet Kowloon and KGV in the next few weeks.

Digital Citizenship / E-safety

We have had positive feedback from parents who attended the Social Media workshop at QBS on 26th April. Please see the link below to access a copy of the presentation.


PTA News

QBS Introduces:

The New Luncher provides the 1st online ordering for tasty, healthy and fresh lunch boxes delivered to school every day for your child!

We source our ingredients locally, as much as we can, and our Chef cooks from scratch every morning with no MSGs, no fried, no processed food, no GM and no additives.
We offer a monthly meal plan, or ad hoc days, for your child with 3 delicious menus (Western, Asian, Vegetarian) and add-ons.

The first delivery to QBS will be available on Monday 14th May 2018 (order by 10th May). Please click here for details.

School Bus for Academic Year 2018-2019 (Current Year 1 to Year 5 students)

Please return bus application and cheque no later than noon on the 16th of May, 2018 to Purnima Sharma (QBS Bus Coordinator) in the PTA Office. For details, please click here.

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”