Newsletter #15

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,

We have had a very busy week in Beacon Hill this week.  We have had our U11 Girls’ Netball team participating in a tournament winning the Bowl competition, congratulations to them.  Our girls football team were also competing in the Kellet Girl’s Football Tournament where they were very successful, winning the cup competition. Congratulations to all of those involved.  We have had our Year 5s furthering their understanding of the difficulties some have in the world in gaining access to clean water during their trip to the Crossroads site.  Our Year 6s have been finding out more about how museums create displays and artefacts to engage their target audiences through visiting the Science and History museums too.  We have also, as part of our 50th anniversary, had our PTA Christmas Discos with a 60s theme.  It was wonderful to see the 60s costumes that the children wore in yesterday’s Yrs 1-3 disco, and I am sure it will be the same for tonight’s Yrs 4-6 disco, and I am sure all who attended had a great time.


Looking ahead, next Friday, 8th December is our Sunshine Action day where all the children will be helping to make food parcels that will be used by various charities across Hong Kong to support those in our community who are in real need.  Thanks to your generosity earlier this term we are aiming to produce 1,600 food parcels during the day, so I am sure we will all be very busy next week.


This morning 3S treated us to a wonderful assembly, sharing their learning about a bag of worries that followed them around, mainly about camp, and how they managed to overcome their worries.  I particularly enjoyed the message that our worries are easier to deal with if we share them, and talk through them, with others.  It was wonderful to see such an inspiring assembly.


Our choir, and Beacon Hill’s community choir, are performing on Saturday, 2nd December at Island School’s fair. If you are there make sure you look out for their performance at approximately 2:10pm.  I am sure they will do us all proud. Please see below for more dates and times the choir is performing in the coming weeks.



Our Chamber Choir has been rehearsing hard for many performances in several Hong Kong shopping malls in the next 2 weeks. I hope you get time to watch and support them. The dates and venues are listed here:


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, cookies, gingerbread houses, mince pies etc etc 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!

Chad Pheasant
Vice Principal

Sports for All

A small group of students and parents from Beacon Hill School went to Discovery Bay International School for a very enjoyable day on Thursday 23rd November. Four different schools participated in a variety of events including drumming, parachute games, obstacle courses and even capoeira. Our students were open minded, courageous, and caring and we were very proud of them all.

Thanks to all the parents who were able to come along and support. We hope to be able to participate in more of these events in the future.

Colette Davis
Head of SEN


Kowloon Schools Netball Tournament

Ten girls from Year 6 represented Beacon Hill at the Kowloon Schools netball tournament hosted at KJS on Thursday 23rd November. They got the opportunity to play seven other school teams and did our school so proud. Although they lost the first three matches to DBIS, CWB and KJS, by the fourth game they had shaken off the nerves and achieved a draw with ICHK. The girls went on to win their final three matches 7-2, 6-1 and 10-0 against SJS, DC and RCHK where they picked up momentum and played brilliantly together as a team. Well done to each of you for your outstanding efforts, great job to our captain Carrie and thank you to the parents who came along to support!


Tamar Younie

Kellett Under 11 Girls Football Tournament

Well done to the girl’s football team who won the Kellett Under 11 girl’s football tournament yesterday. They played a grueling 8 games and went unbeaten throughout the whole tournament without conceding a goal which is a fantastic achievement.


Our first game was against Kennedy B and thanks to hat-tricks from Mia and Rei we were comfortable six nil winners. Against Quarry Bay it was another 6-0 victory with the highlight being Cameron scoring her first BHS goal. Our next two games were tough but we held on to beat Kellett and GSIS 1 nil. Amazingly it was another 6 nil win against RCHK B with Mia scoring her third hat-trick of the day. Straight after that was another 1 nil victory against Harrow. 6 group games and 6 wins meant we were top of our group. In the group games we had played our best football this season.


Our semi-final was against Kellett and we dominated the match with Tian Wen, our goalkeeper, only touching the ball twice. Carrie, Hermia and Kaeli stopped all their attacks and with our midfield and attackers running all day we were victorious 3 nil.


In the final we meet GSIS again and we were by far the best team with once again Tian Wen having nothing to do in the final. Mia scored a wonder goal to start it off and Rei scored two more and we were  3 nil winners.


Well done to all the girls and also to the fantastic parental supporters.


BHS vs Kennedy B 6 – 0 Mia 3, Rei 3
BHS vs Quarry bay 6 – 0 Mia 3, Rei 2, Cameron
BHS vs Kellett Pok Fu Lam 1 – 0 Mia
BHS vs GSIS 1 – 0 Rei
BHS vs RCHK 6 – 0 Mia 3, Rei 2, Sophia
BHS vs Harrow 1 – 0 Mia
Semi Final BHS vs Kellett Kowloon Bay 3 – 0 Mia 3
Final BHS vs GSIS 3 – 0 Rei 2, Mia


Tim Teahan

PTA Christmas Hampers

Our last drive for donations to the Xmas hampers… These shall be assembled 11 December so if you have any items that can be included please bring them into PTA office. We kindly need your donation of items to fill our Xmas hampers.  The lucky draw will take place on the night of the Xmas Concert.


Christmas Concert

Deadline for purchase of tickets to the Xmas Concert was 1 December.  Note, tickets will not be available to purchase at the door and must have been bought in advance. All performers will be given free pass into the event.


Grand Raffle Prize Donations

Huge thanks to parents who have donated prizes / cash towards our Grand Raffle.  Without your generosity we cannot make the event so successful.  If you would like to contribute please reply to the E-notice which was sent out on 22 November by Friday 8 December as submissions need to be made to Lotteries Board.  Your generosity is much appreciated.


Christmas Disco

An enormous thanks to the teachers and parent volunteers who helped at the Disco.  The children had a fantastic time dancing with all the teachers.


Uniform Shop

Please note from now until the end of term, Uniform Shop will only be open in the mornings.

Opening hours are:

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

Afternoons: Closed





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. Order link:






We would like to inform you of the fact that one child is on sick leave with Scarlet Fever.

It is a bacterial infection caused by Group A Streptococcus.

Signs & symptoms include fever, sore throat, a rash (usually the upper trunk and neck which spreads to the limbs).


If you suspect that the child has Scarlet Fever, please consult the doctor for confirmation of diagnosis.

To prevent the spread of this disease, please do not send the affected child to school.

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.