29 Jun 2018

Newsletter 38/2017-18

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
 Rock Band Concert Raised Fund for Charity
 Sports News
 Year 6 Refugee Assembly
 Fortnite Computer Game
 Volunteering Opportunity
 26th Silver Jubilee District Scout Group
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

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.

Staffing Change

Sadly we will farewell Ah Fong this week. Ah Fong is a member of the amah team. She is respected by staff and students for her hard work, helpful attitude and happiness. Ah Fong has worked at QBS for nine years and her loyal service to our community has been greatly appreciated.

Mrs Alison Hanna will leave QBS this week. Mrs Hanna has been working as an Education Assistant in Year 6 this academic year. She has been an asset to Year 6 and will be missed by staff and students. Mrs Hanna has also been a QBS parent for many years and supported the school in many different ways.


QBS School Council

I would like to thank Rory Macfarlane for his contribution to the QBS School Council in recent years. Rory has been the parent representative on the school council. He has been generous with his time and supported the continued improvement of the school. Thank you Rory.

Thank You

It has been a tremendously busy, productive and successful year at QBS. I am proud to be part of the community. It is a privilege to be the Principal of Quarry Bay School and work with your wonderful children. I would like to extend my best wishes to all staff and students leaving QBS.

I hope everyone has a relaxing and restful summer holiday break. I plan to spend time with my daughters and husband on the farm and at the beach in Australia.

Have a lovely summer holiday QBS!


Rock Band Concert Raised Fund for Charity

The Rock Band wants to say a very big thank you for all of your support!

Yesterday was the first ever Rock Band concert in Quarry Bay School. The upper and lower school students were a fantastic audience, moving to the music and even singing along! A big well done to all of the performers. Very soon Julian (drummer), Matthew (guitarist), Britney and Felix (singers) will be moving on to secondary school. Maxi (guitarist) and Maxwell (pianist) will still be with us and we hope to present more of our music to you.

Today, we raised a total of $3420 for the schools in Nepal. The donation will definitely bring smiles to the faces of the children in Nepal, helping the people of Mr Um’s country. We will be using the money to purchase some resources for the schools which we will deliver during the mid-term break in Term 1 2018/19.

Thanks again and have a wonderful summer!


Sports News

Quarry Bay Sports Kit

We have counted a few missing sports kits from our stock. It is very important that these are returned before the end of the school year so we can continue to ensure our school teams are prepared and smart in QBS strips.

If your child has participated in any of the following tournaments please can you check that all kit has been returned.

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • X-country
  • Aquathon

Rugby World Cup

The Hong Kong National Team have a very important fixture this weekend at HKFC in their bid to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in Japan next year. Please see the video about the match and we hope to see lots of our students supporting them.

Hong Kong Rugby Qualification Match

Year 6 Refugee Assembly

Year 6 teachers and students held an assembly on Wednesday 20th June, in order to present cheques to several NGOs, who represent Refugees in Hong Kong. During the recent Year 6 Exhibition, our students raised an amazing HK$43,000 plus, for these charities.

In order to coincide with World Refugee Day, we invited representatives of the charities to participate in our assembly, and to receive the donations.

The charities who have benefited from our fantastic action are: Branches of Hope, Christian Action, Refugeek, Free to Run, and The Crossroads Foundation. (The organisation ‘We Are Here’ also participated, but are unable to accept donations).

Congratulations to our Year 6 students in particular, and to the school as a whole, for their tremendous support throughout the Exhibition process.


QBS raised $5,846.10 in the 2nd hand uniforms selling throughout this academic year. This donation will be given to one of our on going charities that QBS works with. THANKS again!

Message from Nurse Delia

Dear QBS students, parents and staff,

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for all the wonderful 15 years at QBS. I have seen so many students grow up and it makes me proud to have been a part of their lives. I will miss QBS and I wish everyone all the best

Love, Nurse Delia

Fortnite Computer Game

There has been some concern expressed in the media recently about the latest computer game to become popular with Hong Kong students. Please find linked here a parents guide to Fortnite which has been produced by Kevin Tibble (ESF Learning Technologies Advisor). Hopefully the guide will be of use to parents giving a better understanding of what Fortnite is, and the main issues to be aware of before deciding whether to allow your child to play.

Volunteering Opportunity

QBS Students,

If you will be in Hong Kong over the summer, there is an exciting opportunity to take action available at Branches of Hope in Wan Chai. You may well have heard about Branches of Hope (formerly the Vine Centre) from the amazing work Year 6 presented during the Exhibition.

To support the education of refugee children, and to give them an opportunity to make friends, Branches of Hope runs a Summer School and would love you to join them. There will be a range of fun activities for you to take part in. Simply by coming along, you will be helping children to feel welcome. If you are interested, please contact Branches of Hope by emailing info@branchesofhope.org.hk or calling +852 3527 6088.

If you can make it, let us know. We love to see students taking action!

Miss Barbour

26th Silver Jubilee District Scout Group

PTA News

School Buses

Please note that school bus service will finish at 12pm on 29 June 2018 and resume on 13 August 2018.

For queries regarding buses, Purnima can be contacted from 8 August 2018 on schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk

PTA Shop

The shop is permanently closed.

Uniforms can now be ordered online at www.schooluniform.hk/

Effective from the 29th of June, 2018 the PTA will no longer operate a uniform shop at QBS. All uniform items are to be purchased online. Going forward, all uniform can be ordered from the supplier directly at www.schooluniform.hk Orders for items of the newly design uniform will then be sent directly to your home address. If you order items of the existing QBS uniform (Year 2-6 students only) these can be collected from the PTA office during the opening hours.

New Year 1 students joining QBS in August 2018 need to have placed their order before the end of June 2018 to guarantee delivery to their home in August.

Should any student not have placed their order they can visit the supplier directly at their location in Lai Chi Kok.

Unit B1, 1/F, Tai Cheung (Liberal) Factory Building (泰昌工廠大廈), 3 Wing Ming Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Directions can be found at https://www.schooluniform.hk/pages/contact-us

Opening hours:

  • 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am – 2pm on Saturday (by appointment only, please call +852 2375 5923)
  • Closed on Sunday and public holidays

PTA Office

PTA Office will re-open on 13 August 2018

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”