4 May 2018

Newsletter #30

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,


As you now know, Ms Susan Chung has been appointed as Acting Principal to take over from me for the next academic year. This is excellent news for BHS and Susan and I are already busy working together to ensure a smooth ‘handover’. We will be appointing an internal (BHS) acting Vice Principal who will take over Susan’s current responsibilities. I know you will welcome the appointment of Susan and will continue to give the wonderful support you have in the past.


This morning 5D shared their class assembly. They entertained and informed us focusing on the use and conservation of water. They shared the water cycle in an easy-to-understand way, presented a quiz where we heard about some tips to save water and demonstrated their synchronised swimming skills at the end! Well done to all of 5D including Mr Douglas, Ms Priya, Ms Kannis and Mr Gibson and as always, thank you to the parents for coming to watch.


Today we had several students attending a ‘Making Makers Day’ at RCHK. This is an interesting and rapidly developing area of education and Mr Lowe will be able to provide more information about the day in a later Newsletter.


Last Friday evening we had a group of girls performing in the ESF Celebration of Dance at West Island School. Ms Jeves, Mr Teahan and Ms Kannis have been working with the girls over several weeks, during lunchtimes and their hard work paid off with a magnificent performance. They showed skill, determination and passion with their dance and represented BHS superbly. Congratulations girls and thanks to the teachers for giving their time and to parents for their support. To view the video of the entire night, click HERE.


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/





On Sunday 29th April Gabriel, Marcus and Julien (3S), and Felix (3A) represented BHS in the “ActiveKids – The Chess Academy Hong Kong Inter-School Team Chess Championships 2018” at Saint Benedict‘s School and I am delighted to announce that they won the 1st runner-up position in the Lower Primary division.


There were a total of 19 teams from different primary schools. Each team played 7 rounds in the game.  The teams were much stronger than their last inter-school tournament at South Island School in March. With the unyielding spirit of the team members, BHS team climbed to 5th place after round 4 but then dropped to 9th place after losing to the champion team (Wah Yan) in round 5. The team was so determined to strive for an unbelievable rebound in the last two rounds and finally they successfully climbed to 2nd place.  Well done BHS chess team.


The final rankings of the competition:

Champion –  Pun U Association Wan Yan Primary School

1st Runner up – Beacon Hill School

2nd Runner up – Hong Kong International School

3rd Runner Up – German Swiss International School


On the 22nd April there was a ‘Rapid Chess’ tournament held at HKIS. Once again our chess players took part and performed strongly. Marcus (3S) achieved 1st runner-up place and Gabriel (3S) claimed 3rd runner-up place.

Very well done to the team and thank you to the parents who organised the BHS entry.


Enjoy the weekend.





School Yearbook


Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth

On Sunday 29th April, Marcus Chan and Koen Chen 3F were presented High Honors at the Johns Hopkins Centre for Talented Youth Ceremony hosted at the University of Hong Kong.


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced students around the world. Earning High Honors means the scores were among the highest of the tens of thousands of students around the world who tested with CTY.


Congratulations to them both for this outstanding achievement!

Susan Chung
Vice Principal


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 11th May. If possible, send us a photo of when you were at BHS! Thanks in advance.

BHS Community Choir

Please click HERE for the audio files for the music.

Cricket Tournament

On Wednesday 2nd May Beacon Hill played in the inaugural HK girls cricket tournament. For the whole team this was their first time playing in a competitive cricket tournament. The team played two games and narrowly lost both which meant we ended up finishing third out of five teams. The girls bowled amazingly well during the tournament and the organiser praised them for their correct technique and accuracy when bowling. Sophia was our player of the tournament for her two fours in a row and for bowling out an opponent. Photos from Mr Teahan and the organiser can be found HERE.



vs AISHK 1 216 -226 (lost by 10 runs)

vs Bradbury 220-223 (lost by 3 runs)


Tim Teahan


International Food Fair Lottery

Some prizes have yet to be collected.  Please contact Janley on 2337 8932 or visit  our PTA office at 23 Ede Road, Kowloon Tong to arrange collection of prizes as soon as possible.


A reminder again to all students who have not returned the lottery packets.  Unsold tickets must be returned for auditing.   All ticket sales and money must be verified as part of the lottery licence requirements.  Every ticket must be accounted for otherwise it may jeopardise approval of future licences.  Please double check and return as soon as possible.



Menu for Jun DeliFresh has been issued.  Please note deadline for ordering is 16 May.

Reminder, only all Y1&2  are given a copy, for Y3-6 your child must pick up from class teacher if they wish to order.  The menu can also be downloaded here : http://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/deli-fresh-menu/



Unfortunately delivery of caps is still pending from the supplier.  If order is placed we shall send direct to classroom as soon as they arrive.

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






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.