1 Jun 2018

Newsletter 35/2017-18

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
 QBS Green Team ‘Zero Plastic Break & Lunch Day’
 ESF Summer Camps
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 3

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 4th of June – CPD Day (no students in school)
  • Tuesday the 5th of June – Pizza Lunch (Y1-Y3)
  • Wednesday the 6th of June – Pizza Lunch (Y4-Y6)
  • Friday the 8th of June – Class assembly (5Y/5J)  (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

2018/2019 QBS/ESF Calendar

The QBS/ESF calendar for the 2018/2019 school year can be viewed here. Please plan family holidays and trips outside of school term time.

Please be reminded that Monday the 4th of June is a QBS CPD day. School will not be open to students on this day. School resumes as normal for all students on Tuesday the 5th of June.

QBS Aquathon and Cricket Teams

Students representing QBS in the aquathon and cricket teams competed well again this week in competitions. The students’ commitment to their sport during a rather hot time is to be commended. I am looking forward to the aquathon at KGV in a couple of weeks time so that I can support our students.

Year 1 Familiarisation

We were delighted to welcome the new Year 1 students into school this week for the familiarisation visit. These young children will join the QBS community in August. Many of the new Year 1s joining QBS in August are siblings. The Year 5 students were great ambassadors during the familiarisation visit and offered help to parents and children. A small group of Year 1 students shared some advice and tips for parents so that they can support their child transition into primary school. The Year 1 students gave spontaneous speeches in the hall about why QBS is a great school and how parents can help their child be ready for Year 1. The Year 1 speeches were very articulate and impressed the adults listening. Staff were proud of the Year 1 and Year 5 students involved in the familiarisation visit. They were authentic student leaders. We look forward to seeing all of our new Year 1s again in August.

Preparing for the 2018/2019 Academic Year

Our Year 6 students went on their final secondary school transition visit today. The majority of QBS students move to SIS for Year 7. It is an exciting time for the Year 6 students as they prepare for secondary school.

QBS staff recognise that the end of a school year transition may also mean some students feel apprehensive. June may be a time of year when the upcoming year level and class groupings become more of a focus for students. All current Year 2 and Year 4 classes will be mixed for the next academic year. All current Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5 classes promote to the next year level without being mixed. If your child is feeling apprehensive, I encourage parents to talk about things and reassure him or her that it is normal to feel this way when things are changing. Staff will be supporting students in the coming weeks as transition discussions begin at school. If you have any concerns about your child’s transition into the next academic year, please contact the class teacher.

On Tuesday the 12th of June all Year 1 to 5 students will meet their new class teacher. Parents will be informed via email about new class teacher arrangements on the same day.

Please click here to view the teaching staff placements for the 2018/2019 school year. The education assistant placements will be finalised in the coming weeks.




QBS Year Book

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

QBS Green Team ‘Zero Plastic Break & Lunch Day’

Just a further reminder, that 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.

ESF Summer Camps

Please click here for details.

PTA News

Pizza Lunch

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

School Buses

Bus services will resume on Tuesday June 5, 2018 as Monday June 4, 2018 is a CPD

Job Vacancy : Supply Bus Escort / Supply Bus Mother

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 hr in the mornings and 1 hr in the afternoons)

Please email notify 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”