Newsletter #13

Beacon Hill School latest newsletter available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.


Principal’s Words
Important Dates
Around BHS
PTA News
ESF News
Other News


Dear Parents,


Our Year 3s have been away on camp for the last two days and were fortunate to have good weather. I spent the day with them today and they have had a wonderful time. Thanks as always to all the staff who give up their time away from their own families to ensure our students have a great experience.

All camp photos can be found HERE.


Today we had a return visit by an ex-BHS student who is now a successful musician and speaker – Scott Darlow. He performed for all the students and also incorporated stories about Australian culture. He will visit the school again next Thursday with copies of his latest CD which can be bought for $100. It was a great opportunity to listen to him especially in BHS’s 50th Anniversary.




Parent Information Evenings Offered This Term


As you may be aware, ESF will be holding a 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Wednesday 6th December at HKCEC. The event is open invite to all ESF’s past and present staff members, all ESF School Alumni, Family and Friends. This is a great opportunity to socialise with old friends, make new ones and improve the breadth of your network while having fun.

Currently we have a promotion code “ESF50” that may be used at registration; this is a special $988 offer on the ticketing website,


We are participating in many sports tournaments over the coming weeks. Mr Teahan will report on them in the Newsletter. Good luck to all our teams. Our Chamber Choir has been rehearsing hard for many performances in several Hong Kong shopping malls in the next 4 weeks. I hope you get time to watch and support them. The dates and venues are listed here:


Thank you for supporting the annual ‘Box of Hope’. A total of 305 boxes were collected on Tuesday. It is lovely to think that we are going to bring a smile to so many children who have never received a gift before.



A reminder of our upcoming events to mark the BHS 50th Anniversary:



Great BHS Christmas Bake Off

14th December 2017

Our Great Beacon Hill Bake Off will take place on Thursday 14th December. To take part, you need to bake a cake / some cakes at home which you are happy to donate and deliver them to school on the morning of 14th December when they will be judged by a team of ‘highly qualified’ tasters. All of the cakes will then be on display and available for sale that evening at the Christmas Concert and the winner will be announced. Please make sure your entry is clearly labelled and any containers you send your cakes in have your child’s name and class marked on them so we can return them to you.

Quiz night with curry buffet – adults only.

19th January 2018

Tickets for our Quiz and Curry Night are now available – $225 per person including an Indian Curry Buffet. You will receive an eNotice this weekend which will contain a ticket reservation form and further details. The form can also be downloaded HERE.

Tickets are limited so hurry and get a team together for what promises to be a fun evening.



Community Choir

Our BHS Community Choir has started up again. Please sign up if you would like to come along. The evenings are fun and casual and no prior singing or performing experience is necessary.

For existing members, click HERE for the audio files.


The Year Group Weekly Updates and Single Subject Monthly Updates are available on the school website – so please remember to refer to the website or our app ( ) each week to learn about what is happening in your child’s class.


Have a great weekend!



James Harrison



Discovery College Girls Football

Yesterday the Girl’s football team participated in the annual Discovery College girls football tournament. They performed very well in finishing 5th out of 12 teams. We were drawn in a tough group where we managed to finish 3rd after winning two, drawing one and losing two games. In the fifth/sixth playoff we defeated DBIS 2-0. Well done to all the players with special mentions to Katie and Tian Wen who were making their A team debuts. Thanks to the parents who attended as well.


BHS vs Harrow 2 – 0 Rei 2
BHS vs GSIS 0 – 2
BHS vs Discovery College 2 – 0 Rei Sophia
BHS vs Kennedy 0 – 2
BHS vs ICHK 0 – 0
5th/6th Playoff BHS vs Discovery Bay 2 – 0 Sophia Rei



Tim Teahan

Uniform Shop

Opening hours are:

Mornings : Monday – Friday, except Tuesday 8:15-9:15

Afternoons : Monday and Friday only 2:45-3:15


Pizza Lunch

Reminder that Year 1 Pizza Lunch will take place on Tuesday 21st November.


Christmas Disco

Forms for swinging sixties disco have been distributed and forms are still coming in.  We have extended the deadline to Wednesday 22nd November.  Please return by this date in order to secure a place.


Please note due to popular demand, this year’s Disco will be split into two separate events by year group.


Y1-3 Thursday 30th November

Y4-6 Friday 1st December


Christmas Concert

Forms for the Christmas Concert to be held  on Thursday 14th December have been distributed.  If you wish to purchase tickets please return with cheque by 1st December.  Note, tickets will not be available to purchase at the door and must be bought in advance. All performers will be given free pass into the event.


Christmas Hampers

We kindly need your donation of items to fill our Xmas hampers.  Items include :

  • Chocolates, biscuits, pastries
  • Candies, dried fruits
  • Mince pies, fois gras
  • Health and beauty products
  • Wine
  • Honey

Please note, all items must be new and in their original packaging.

Please send them into the PTA office by 24th November.



Deadline for December DeliFresh order lapsed on 15th November.  If you still wish to order, please contact DeliFresh directly on 2116 2207 or





To mark ESF’s half-century, we are publishing a commemorative book: ESF The First 50 Years. This volume will chronicle the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It will also celebrate the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.

The book will be published in November 2017. Place your online order before 30 October to enjoy 10% off and the very special ESF 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book Jubilee Gift Set!  Order link:


ESF 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

To round off ESF’s 50th Anniversary you are invited to the Gala Dinner.

Date: Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Time: 7:00pm (Reception begins at 6pm)

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

Early Bird Price: $1,700 (early bird offer valid until 1st November 2017)

Sales of tickets and further information are already available through ESF website at

This should be an occasion to remember and a wonderful way to conclude the ESFs celebrations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Steven Szeto or Ally Shum at



Communicable Diseases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health remind us ALL to remain vigilant against Scarlet Fever (SF), Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) and Hand, Food and Mouth Disease (HFMD).

  • At present, we have not received any suspected or confirmed cases.


SF is a bacterial infection which mostly affects children and the mode of transmission is via respiratory droplets or direct contact with infected respiratory secretions.  The child may experience fever or sore throat or headache or vomiting or abdominal discomfort / pain; body rash and / or the tongue with the “strawberry-like” appearance.


AGE is highly infectious, commonly caused by norovirus and rotavirus.  The child may complain of nausea or abdominal discomfort / pain or malaise or experience vomiting or diarrhoea or fever.


HFMD is a viral infection.  You will notice skin rash over hands and feet (with vesicles), the child feels unwell with fever and sore throat (may have painful mouth ulcers).


If, you suspect that the child has any of the above named communicable diseases, please consult the doctor for confirmation of diagnosis, rest at home until s / he fully recovers.

Please monitor other children in the family.

Always Keep Hands Clean.


Thank you.

Ms Chen

Disclaimer: Beacon Hill School and the English School Foundation do not recommend or endorse any external events in this newsletter. There is no contractual arrangement between BHS/ESF and the event organisers.