14 Sep 2018

Newsletter 5/2018-19

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
 Expressive Arts News
 Important information for Year 1 and year 6 students
 ESF Programme
 PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

Please click here

Key dates for next week:

  • Monday the 17th of September – Restorative Practice Information Evening at 6pm
  • Tuesday the 18th of September – Parent Teacher Consultations

Parent Teacher Consultations

It has been a busy week at school. Class talent performances have been entertaining everyone. We were pleased to welcome parents for the consultations on Tuesday. The consultations continue next Tuesday with class teachers. Mr Schroder, Mr Leone, Miss Hill, Mrs McGraw, Mrs Caplin and Mr Purton are also available to parents during the consultation times. You can visit these teachers in the gym, learning centre and ICT suite.

Visitor to QBS

Next week we will welcome Kristy Elliott back to QBS. She will provide professional development for staff on Monday and Tuesday. The area of focus will be on using a strategy called circles to develop social and emotional development aspects in students. Kristy will offer a workshop to parents in the evening. Please click here to read about this workshop.

After School Clubs

We value the extra curricular life of students and at QBS we aim to offer a wide range of clubs. The waiting arrangements for all after school clubs is under review. A communication about procedures for after school clubs will be shared in the near future. There have been occasions this week where students waiting for several hours for a club have disturbed those clubs which have been in session. The area in front of school will be designated as the waiting zone for all adults and students so that clubs are not disrupted once they are in session.

Wet Weather Procedures

All parents are encouraged to be familiar with the school’s wet weather procedures given the predictions about Typhoon Mangkhut reaching Hong Kong on Sunday. Should school be impacted by this typhoon all parents are advised to monitor news and weather bulletins early Monday morning.


Expressive Arts News

Hong Kong Speech and Music Association – 71st Music Festival

QBS are members of the HKSMA and every year there are speech and music competitions. If your child would like to enter the music competition, please complete the steps below:

1. Go to the HKSMA website http://www.hksmsa.org.hk/en/

2. Click on the Member Login section and enter our school details

  • Membership number: 015287
  • Password: umvp7q

3. Children can enter as individuals, duos or as a group. Choose which category your child is going to enter and scroll down to download the correct music entry form. Please note the music forms will be available to download from Friday 21st September.

You need to check the 71st Music festival syllabus to check the choices of music available and the the payment amount for your child’s entry. (Different entries have different costs.) The syllabus will have all the particulars of the competition. On the website the syllabus is available on the home page.

4. Complete the form accurately (participants details) and write a cheque for the correct amount made payable to Quarry Bay School. You don’t need to complete the Responsible Teachers section of the form – we will complete this at school. Please note that HKSMA are very very particular about the form being completed correctly and will reject applications if this is not done and not refund the entry fee. We are unable to check your forms for you so please ensure that they are correct.

5. Send your completed form and cheque to school for the attention of Ceri Hill by Tuesday 9th October at the latest. You must also complete this google form so that we can record the entries.

6. QBS will complete the Responsible Teachers section of the form and deliver all the entries to the association in time for the deadline.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. ceri.hill@qbs.edu.hk

Important information for Year 1 and year 6 students

Year 1 ( born 2014) Sibling Application to QBS

If you wish to apply for a Year 1 place for next academic year 2019/2020 the Central Applications application period is from 1-30 September 2018.

Year 6 students transferring to an ESF secondary school for Year 7

Any current Year 6 students wishing to transfer to an ESF secondary school must submit the Y7 secondary transfer applications (located on Gateway) during the period Monday 3rd September- to Friday 14 September 2018.

The Gateway Y7 transfer form for August 2018 will be available to parents to access from the 3rd September.

Parents will receive an email once they submit their Y7 transfer form. Each family may only submit one form.

All allocations for an ESF secondary school will be determined by your residential zone at the start of Year 6.

For further details, please refer to the information available on the ESF website at http://www.esf.edu.hk/year6-to-year7-key-dates/ for key dates and http://www.esf.edu.hk/esf-zonesfor school zones.

All newly joined students to QBS in Y6 are guaranteed a Y7 place but not necessarily for the school of zone. Please note that ESF reserves the right to redirect students should there be overcapacity at any of the secondary schools.

Y7 Offer letters will be send to parents from the respective secondary schools on 30 th November 2018 and the Y7 deposit payment deadline to secure their secondary school place is Friday 14 December 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further inquiries.


Ms Sue YEE
Vice Principal

ESF Programme

ESF Festival of Music

Term 1 programmes

PTA News

Upcoming PTA event

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm, 27th September, 2018 
Lantern Walk

30th October, 2018
PTA AGM/Calling all Mum & Dad entrepreneurs of QBS

We are excited to announce the first collaboration between our entrepreneurial parents and QBS. We are organising an event on 30th October, from 5-8pm where you will get to sell/showcase what you do. Space is limited, please reply to niyak19@gmail.com.

PTA Shop

Please note that the shop is permanently closed. Uniforms can now be ordered online at www.schooluniform.hk

School Buses

Parents and caregivers must ensure that there is at least ONE adult present at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to the bus arrival timings for pickups.

For queries regarding buses, Purnima can be contacted via schoolbus@qbs.edu.hk

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.

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.

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 Operation”