20 Oct 2017

Newsletter 9/2017-18

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
 Season Flu
 ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Wednesday 6 December 2017
   PTA News

Principal’s Comments

Key dates for Term 1

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Key dates for next week:

  • Key dates for next week:
    • Tuesday the 24th of October – Year 1 Athletics Event
    • Friday the 27th of October – Class Assembly for 5A/5V Parents (To view the Class Assembly rota, please click here)

All QBS teachers and education assistants attended professional development training at the end of the week. They joined colleagues from across ESF to consider ways to implement well-being strategies in schools which support students. Looking after the emotional and social development of a student is a valued part of the QBS ethos.

Thank you 3T and 3C students for a fun assembly on Thursday morning. I managed to get lost on my way to the assembly and was helped by the students to make it on time. The students enjoy the opportunity to perform for parents and we appreciate the effort everyone makes to be present at these events.

A reading workshop was held in the Learning Centre Amphitheatre for lower school parents on Thursday morning. Again, there was parental interest and support for this workshop. It is hoped a similar workshop will be held for upper school parents also. Reading is a critical life long skill which is highly valued at QBS.

Thank you to Mr Schroder and Mr Leone for arranging an enjoyable athletics event for the Year 2 students this week. The students were motivated and actively engaged throughout the event. The parental attendance and support was appreciated by all.

Please click here to read an email sent to parents this week about uniform at QBS.

I look forward to seeing QBS families at the ESF 50th Birthday Marathon on Sunday.


Season Flu

This is the time for seasonal Influenza and the HK Government is providing free flu vaccinations this year again. It is a new vaccination scheme. Please see link below and you can contact the Dept of Health directly for more information and for the list of doctors providing the Flu scheme.
The number is 21252125.


ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner – Wednesday 6 December 2017

PTA News



Our biggest, festive and fun event of the year is coming up soon and preparations are underway.

Commercial Vendors

We are pleased to invite Commercial Vendors for the event. We will have limited spaces available, so if you would like to participate as a vendor, please contact us via email as soon as possible and we will forward your interest to the vendor coordinator. All vendor spaces are available on first come first serve basis. For further queries please do not hesitate to contact Mona Diwan (PTA Coordinator) on mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk.

International Food Stalls

We are pleased to invite parents and carers to run the International Food Stalls at the event. As in the past, we encourage parents to group together and run their food stalls, selling food specialities from their countries. This year we hope to have the following stalls:

  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Indian
  • Chinese
  • Malaysian
  • Filipino
  • Italian
  • European

[If your country is not mentioned above, and you would like to run the stall – please let us know as soon as possible and we will add you in.]

Please contact us on mona.diwan@qbs.edu.hk asap with your contact information (your mobile number, your child’s class number, and your child’s name), with a list of items on your menu which you will be serving at the fayre. We will liaise with you and assist you closely to make all the arrangements of supplies for the event.


20th October 2017: No school (CPD Day)
There will be no school on Friday, 20th OCTOBER 2017 – due to CPD.

After School Activities (QBS Clubs, ESF Ed Svcs Clubs and Private Clubs):

We have received club lists. If your child is listed for the club they will be classified as a “Walker” unless we are notified by email of any further changes to their travel arrangement. All parents/Carers are requested to send email notification directly to pta@qbs.edu.hk with the following information included: student’s full Name; class number; bus number; name of activity and the day your child will be a walker.


  • Winter uniform – Purchase

Will be available for purchase from 10th October onwards. You may contact us to obtain order forms or download them from the PTA Section of the website, to place your pre-orders. All pre-orders can be collected after 16th October 2017.

  • Winter uniform – out of stock items

The following Winter Uniforms are currently out of stock.
We will be updating you weekly on the status of availability of these items as soon as they are in stock.

Please click here to see list

  • Winter Uniform – Effective

November will be transition month for uniforms. Students can opt to either wear summer or winter uniforms. A combination or mixture of both is not allowed.
With effect from 1st December, all students are required to wear winter uniform Only.

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”