25 May 2018

Newsletter 34/2017-18

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
 Mosquito Control at QBS
 QBS Green Team ‘Zero Plastic Break & Lunch Day’
 DAHK May Talk
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Friday the 1st of June – Year 1 Induction Day / Year 6 Pastoral Day

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.

The weather is extremely hot and students are required to wear a hat daily at QBS. Please support this by ensuring your child has their school hat packed each day. QBS has a ‘no hat no play’ expectation.

Year 3 went to Shek O Beach this week and did a clean up as part of their unit of inquiry. Following the visit the students calculated a collection of over 3000 pieces of small plastic and rubbish on the beach. The students were disappointed by this amount of rubbish and hope their action might inspire others to think about doing the right thing in our environment. The students were pleased to hear that members of the Shek O community had noticed the impact of the beach clean up and appreciated the effort by QBS.

Year 5 students had a very successful museum day this week. We were pleased to welcome so many parents in for this event. The students have been researching how ancient civilisations influence the present. The range of research and depth of learning was very apparent to all of the visitors.

The week ended with a fun assembly by 1J and 1M. The Year 1 students enjoyed their performance. Thank you for the positive parental support – the students were delighted to have parents in school for the assembly.

We have been alerted to a potentially dangerous photo/video Iphone App called “Tik Tok”. This app has recently become very popular in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia. Whilst users should be 16 years plus, a South China Morning post survey has found it being used by primary school students. This photo/video app allows children to publicly share identifiable personal information and sometimes inappropriate videos and photographs of themselves with strangers.

Please see the link to the article below for more information.





QBS Year Book

The winner is ….

We are very happy to announce that Amishi 2F and Yurino 5A have been chosen to be the front and back covers for the year book for 2017-18. It was very difficult to decide which entry to pick as we had so many lovely colourful designs to choose from. Thank you to everyone who entered the competition this year and we hope you like our choice.

New Year Book Ordering 

An email has been sent out to parents. Please click here for details and placing order. The deadline is Friday 15th June.

Mosquito Control at QBS

The safety of the children at QBS is our highest priority. We recognise that particularly during the summer months in Hong Kong, mosquito bites can be a problem, and we are working to address this.

In consultation with the ESF facilities and health and safety teams, we have commenced a treatment programme designed to minimise the impact of mosquitos on our school community. We are confident this will have a positive impact, and will be monitoring the effectiveness of the programme going forward.

QBS Green Team ‘Zero Plastic Break & Lunch Day’

In support of the CNN’s ‘Global Zero Plastic initiative,’ on Friday 8th June, we are encouraging all of the children at QBS to avoid bringing ‘single use plastics’ for their snack at break time, and their lunch, on that day. It is fine to bring ‘multiple use’ plastic containers.

This could also be an opportunity to encourage children to bring in a healthy snack, rather than crisps and chips, which tend to come in ‘one use’ plastic bags.

The Green Team will be speaking to all of the students about the initiative, in next Friday’s Phase Assemblies.

Information regarding the damage caused by plastics will be posted on Qoodle next week.

DAHK May Talk

Information from Dyslexia Association Hong Kong:

If you are the teacher or parent of a learner with dyscalculia or other maths difficulties, don’t miss out on DAHK’s May talk. Emily Dygve will discuss ways to overcome anxieties related to these specific numerical learning difficulties as well as providing practical strategies to help such students learn, understand and connect maths into their everyday lives.

Date: Thursday May 31st
Time: 7:15 to 9:15pm
Venue: Hong Kong Football Club, Sports Road, Happy Valley
Tickets: $150 + $10

For more details or to purchase tickets, please follow the link to Ticketflap: https://www.ticketflap.com/digital-programmes-to-support-learners-with-dyslexia

PTA News

Pizza Lunch

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

Pizza order forms have been distributed to all students. Please complete and send in your order forms early.

Please note:

  • Cash payment only
  • Payment to be put into an envelope and sealed.
  • Please state the name of student, class number, contact number, and state “Pizza Lunch” on the envelope
  • All orders are to be sent to: PTA Office direct
  • Orders without payment will be returned

Click here to download – Lower school Pizza Lunch Order Form
Click here to download – Upper school Pizza Lunch Order Form

We welcome parent volunteers who would like to help with the event to contact us as soon as possible at pta@qbs.edu.hk

School Buses

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

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.

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”