18 May 2018

Newsletter 33/2017-18

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
 The Shiu Family need our help!
 Message from Belinda McLaughlin – Kim Barthel Workshop
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 21st of May – CPD day (no student in school)
  • Tuesday the 22nd of May – Public holiday (no student in school)
  • Thursday the 24th of May – Year 5 Museum Morning
  • Thursday the 24th of May – Year 3 Beach Clean up
  • Friday the 25th of May – Class assembly (1M/1J) (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

2018/2019 QBS/ESF Calendar

Please disregard the previously shared 2018/2019 QBS/ESF Calendar – it has changed. An additional public holiday has been gazetted by the HK Government (13 May, 2019) and a CPD day has been removed (1 February, 2019).

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

Congratulations to the Year 6 students for an outstanding Exhibition on Thursday. It was a very proud QBS moment for staff and parents. The students were passionate, inspiring and knowledgeable about human rights issues impacting on refugees living in Hong Kong. I lost count of the number of times students reflected to me how privileged their lives are in comparison to others within the wider community. The meaningful contributions by various action speakers and charity groups from across Hong Kong were crucial to the success of the Exhibition and the authenticity of the learning. Thank you to all involved in this significant learning event for the Year 6 students.

We recently shared with families the various action group projects students were undertaking as part of their Exhibition. Please click here if you would like to read about the action. Through student-led action, $50,000.00 worth of money and goods will be donated by the students to a range charity groups supporting the refugee community in Hong Kong – tremendous QBS action resulting in students making a difference!

During assembly on Friday the Year 6 students shared how their action will make a difference to the lives of refugees living in Hong Kong

Please be reminded there is no school for students on Monday the 21st of May. School resumes as normal for all students on Wednesday the 23rd of May.




The Shiu Family need our help!

Jennifer Lau is a highly respected and regular supply teacher at QBS. She is also a valued supply teacher within the ESF community. Sadly Jennifer’s husband, Gavin, is very unwell. The family are reaching out to all networks for support. Please see the flyer below for further information. Jennifer, Gavin and their girls have been part of the Glenealy School community for years. Gavin (Dad) is an ex-Glenealy and KGV student, and daughters Felicity and Natalie are Glenealy alumni too.

The KGV Alumni is organising a Donor Drive on 25th May (Friday) at the Causeway Bay Blood Donation Centre. Please join Jennifer and the Alumni team take action. Jennifer will be there from 6:30-8:30 pm. We hope you can help the family by joining this Donor Drive too.
Address: 14/F Plaza 2000, 2-4 Russell Street, Causeway Bay. Exit A CWB MTR station
Telephone: 2834-2084

Message from Belinda McLaughlin – Kim Barthel Workshop

Please find details attached of a forthcoming information session with Kim Barthel. This session, hosted by SNNHK is running on Saturday June 16th.

Kim is mental health occupational therapist Kim Barthel, OTR, who teaches internationally on specialties such as attachment, trauma, addiction, sensory processing, movement, and learning. She is highly respected by both parent and SEN professional communities and this event will no doubt be a valuable experience for all those who attend.


PTA News

Pizza Lunch

  • Tuesday, June 5th 2018 – Lower School
  • Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 – Upper School

Pizza order forms will be distributed to all student next week.

School Buses

Bus service will resume on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

For any bus related queries, do not hesitate to contact Purnima on schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk

PTA Shop

Shop will be CLOSED on Thursday May 24, 2018

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.

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”