27 Apr 2018

Newsletter #29

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,


This morning 3F shared their class assembly with the school. Sadly I was at ESF Centre so missed it, however I did get a sneak peek yesterday morning in one of their practises. I am sure they did a wonderful job this morning and that their parents and the school enjoyed it. Well done to 3F and thank you to Ms Farago, Ms Lau, Mr Gibson, Mrs Kashish and Ms Kannis for their work with the children.


This week we hosted two visiting team members from the International Baccalaureate (IB) for the 5 year evaluation visit. They were highly impressed with the school – the students, staff and parents. They will be preparing their final report for us which will contain commendations and recommendations which will support us with our continued drive for improvement. The report should be with us in around 6 to 8 weeks and I will share the major findings at that time. I would like to thank the whole community, but especially the staff who have worked so hard throughout this process.


Our International Food Fair was a great success again this year and you will have read the PTA report in the previous newsletter including the results of the raffle draw. The PTA are still working on the final figures but I understand that we have raised around HK$150,000. Thank you for your most kind and generous support.


We are now approaching the time of year when the temperature is increasing and also when we may have heavy rain. Please ensure your child has a named BHS hat with them each day so that they can play outside. Also you may wish to refer to our ‘Bad Weather’ procedures on our website – https://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/bad-weather-procedures/




Enjoy the weekend.





Online Scholastic Book Club

Thank you to everyone who ordered from our Scholastic Book Club. We are delighted to let you know that thanks to your support we earned over $2,500 to spend on books for the school.

The orders have been submitted and the books you ordered should arrive within 2 weeks.


Please let me know if you have any feedback about the online book club system we are now using.


Thanks again for your support,

Charlotte Fennelly (on behalf of the English team)


BHS’s 50th Celebration Year Book

As you may, or may not, be aware, we are celebrating Beacon Hill’s 50th anniversary this year, including a special 50th celebration year book. If you are a past member of the Beacon Hill School community we would like to hear from you with any memories, suitable stories or simply any message to be included in the year book.Please could you send your contribution to alumni@bhs.edu.hk. We would appreciate it if you could send the messages etc in by Friday 4th May. If possible, send us a photo of when you were at BHS! Thanks in advance.


Year 4 Bake Sale

Huge thanks to the Y4 students and families for your home made Bake Sale goodies.  Y4 helped to raise $4,120 for the BHS PTA to help support BHS.


International Food Fair Lottery

A reminder for the lottery prize winners to contact Janley on 2337 8932 to arrange collection of prizes from our PTA office at 23 Ede Road, Kowloon Tong on or before Fri 4th May 2018.


Emails have been sent out to those who did not return the raffle tickets.  All ticket stubs and money must be verified as part of the lottery licence requirements.  Unsold tickets must be returned for auditing.  Please double check and return as soon as possible.


Deadline for May DeliFresh order was 20 April.  If you have not yet ordered and still wish to do so, please contact DeliFresh directly on 2116 2207or feedback@delifresh.com.hk


Summer Uniform

The Summer Uniform order form is out.  Unfortunately the Uniform Shop is still temporarily closed however orders can be handed to reception.  These will be processed within a day or two and sent direct to classroom.


Order form for summer uniform can be picked up outside the PTA office or can be downloaded here: Beacon Hill School – ESF » PTA


Upcoming events

3 May – PTA executive committee meeting

8 May – Y4 Pizza Lunch

29 May – Y1 Bake Sale

31 May – Quiz Day

5 Jun – Y2 Pizza Lunch

7 Jun –  PTA executive committee meeting

19 Jun – Y3 Bake Sale







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.