5 Oct 2018

Newsletter 8/2018-19

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
 Lantern Making Competition 2018 Results
 URSTRONG – Language of Friendship Workshop – Thursday 25th October
 Social Thinking parent workshop at ESFC – ‘Using Social Thinking to Understand Social Communication Challenges’
 SCAA Mini Lacrosse (Free Trial on Saturday)
 Ms Ong taking action – Donation to Philippines in Oct 2018

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

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Key dates for next week:

  • Whole week – Year 6 Outward Bound Camp
  • Tuesday the 9th of October – Year 3 trip
  • Tuesday the 9th of October – Deadline for submitting the Music Festival competition to school
  • Wednesday the 10th of October – Chinese Information Evening
  • Friday the 14th of September – Class Assembly (5K/5M) for parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

QBS Mid Autumn Assembly

Thank you to all of the students for their contributions to our Mid Autumn assembly this week. There was poetry, dance, singing, storytelling and drumming. The students have been rehearsing with the Mandarin teachers and Miss Hill to prepare for this assembly. It was enjoyed by everyone.

QBS on Facebook

Please be reminded that QBS Facebook page is the school’s main social media platform. If you you haven’t done so already, you can follow QBS learning at https://www.facebook.com/QBSchool

We hope parents enjoy taking a peek into daily learning and life at QBS via this social media platform.

QBS Camp Season

The camp season at QBS has arrived. Over the next six weeks Year 4, 5 and 6 students will be involved in their residential camps. Significant preparation and planning goes into these camps and we have been pleased to welcome parents to the information evenings in recent weeks.

The Year 6 students and staff will depart for their Outward Bound Camp next Monday. Outward Bound is a significant experience for our Year 6 students. Each year I am impressed by the personal growth demonstrated by the students as a result of their experiences on camp.

I will join the Year 5 Camp this year and cannot wait to sleep in my tent! The students may need to help me when it is time to put up my tent. This is one skill I have never fully mastered! I will make trips to see the students at the Year 6 and Year 4 camps also. I always look forward to visiting the students to hear about their adventures.

QBS staff and the camp providers have been in close contact since Typhoon Mangkhut about the impact on the local environments. This close liaison with providers about the QBS camps will continue to ensure our students have a safe and high quality residential camp.


Lantern Making Competition 2018 Results

Congratulations to all the winners!

URSTRONG – Language of Friendship Workshop – Thursday 25th October

Quarry Bay School is pleased to announce that they will be hosting URSTRONG, an internationally recognized Social Emotional Wellbeing program, on Thursday 25th October.

The aim of URSTRONG is to empower children with the skills, language and self-confidence to be better friends and develop healthier relationships. To learn more about URSTRONG and their programmes please watch this short video which describes the impact of URSTRONG on children and parents around the globe. Also, please click here for the flyer if you are interested.

URSTRONG will be holding two Language of Friendship workshops on Thursday, 25th October at Quarry Bay School. The workshops have been designed for parents/carers to attend with their children.

Parents can register via the links below and please use the promo codeESF to receive $5 CAD ($30 HKD) off per ticket:

  • Language of Friendship Jr. (Years 1 and 2 plus parents) from 4.30pm to 6.00pm: Click here to register
  • Language of Friendship (Years 3 to 6 plus parents) from 6.30pm to 8.00pm: Click here to register

If you have any questions or queries regarding this event then could you please contact URSTRONG directly using the following email address: megan@urstrong.com

Social Thinking parent workshop at ESFC – ‘Using Social Thinking to Understand Social Communication Challenges’

Jean McPherson and Belinda McLaughlin (ESF SEN Advisory team) will be offering a parent workshop this term ‘Using Social Thinking to Understand Social Communication Challenges’

This 60-minute session aims to increase parent understanding of the ways in which children with social communication differences experience the social world. Parents will be guided through the Social Thinking framework around ‘The Four Steps of Communication’ with opportunities to reflect on their own child’s level of social communication and how best to support them.

Dates for sessions are – Kowloon November 20th at KJS and HK island November 28th at ESFC. Both sessions will run from 5.00 – 6.00pm.

Parents should sign up using the link below:

SCAA Mini Lacrosse (Free Trial on Saturday)


Ms Ong taking action – Donation to Philippines in Oct 2018

Through participating in the Philippines Medical Mission over the years, I had seen how the people benefit from it. I hope that I can do something for them. I am taking personal action for this group and would like to collect donations of old/new summer clothes (adults or children), shoes, toys and stationery for them.

It would be collated and shipped through Hope of God Church Hong Kong to Philippines during this Christmas season.

Collection Date : 9-12 Oct 2018
Collection point : QBS Gym (door near to the reception area)

Thank you for your kind support.

Best Regards
Miss Katherine Ong