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I hope you were able to enjoy the lovely weather with your family during the long weekend. With our shortened work week this week, our site and office staff were joined by others from ESF to participate in the ‘Rice Dumpling Day’ last Monday. Even with the extreme heat, there were close to 40 participants who joined, and successfully met the target of wrapping 1000 dumplings in the morning. Together with the pre-cooked dumplings, the volunteers helped put a smile on over 1000 elderly Hong Kong residents. The dumplings that were wrapped will be delivered to two activity centres on 5th June. Well done and thank you to the BHS staff who volunteered and thank you to ESF for organising the event.
2K shared their assembly with the school this morning. Sadly I was at ESF Centre so missed the performance but I am reliably informed that it was a wonderful assembly truly appreciated by the school and of course, their parents. Well done to 2K, Ms King, Ms Carlotta and the other adults who helped.
Last night students and adults performed in our annual Summer Music Concert. There was a varied programme with performances by the Orchestra, Ukulele Group, Chamber Choir, Percussion Group and Community Choir. Thank you to all the performers, to the parents of Vera and Augusto for supporting in the orchestra and to Ms Chloe Ma, Ms Kannis, Mrs Blair and of course, Mr Gibson. More photos can be found HERE.
Our calendar for the new academic year is now finalised. We have been waiting for the Hong Kong Government to confirm the gazetted holidays. You can view a copy of the calendar on our website: http://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/calendar-2/
In addition to the action our community took on Monday, I wrote last week about the action our Year 5 students and teachers took during their ‘Big Business’ unit of inquiry. You may like to take a look at this website to read more: http://www.immanuelkindergarten.org/305391271
Have a lovely weekend.
BHS Dance Off 2018
We have just completed the first round of the BHS Dance 2018. It was wonderful watching all the talented performers. Unfortunately we could not include everyone in the next round. Below is a list of the children who are in through to the next round and when they will perform.
Wednesday 30th May, 12:45 to 1:30 pm in the hall. Bring your lunch.
|Thea, Annabelle & Alice||1P|
|Adam||1W||Cassie & Stephanie||3F|
|Vanessa||1L||Winsley, Fae & Natalie||3F|
|Mavis & Sophie||1L||Jayden||3F|
|Dany & Indiana||1P||Ariel & Charlie||4L|
Thursday 31st May, 12:45 to 1:30 pm in the hall. Bring your lunch.
|Yvaine and Keira||5D||Shawn||2D|
|Alegra||5F||Khristie, Beatrice and Chloe||2D|
|Andrea & Sasha||6D||Gingerly||5C|
|Eunice||2A||Tina & Samaa||6D|
|Casey and Olivia||2D||Couleur & Alexa||6Y & 6H|
|Seraphina and Mona||2D|
Dancers may perform the same dance or choose another. All dances should be approximately 1 min long. There will be 6 performers chosen to perform at one of our Golden Book Assemblies. We will judge the performances on:
The Student Council
Well done to the Beacon Hill aquathon team who competed last week at the Kellett School aquathon. The aquathon event consisted of a 250m swim followed by a 800m run. All of the Beacon Hill team members did their best and completed the whole course. The ‘A’ team finished 12th in their event and the ‘B’ team 10th. Individidual times and results are below. Thanks to the parents who came to help run the team and thanks to Dylan’s mum for taking photos which can be viewed HERE.
New Lunch Provider
As mentioned previously, DeliFresh will not continue in the next academic year. An eNotice was sent out a couple of weeks ago to survey whether there is enough interest to continue with the hot lunch provision. Delicious Chef King Catering Ltd have expressed interest. Lunches will cost $31 per day but they require students order every day for that month instead of a minimum select days. They will also need a minimum number of 150 orders per day to be viable at that cost.
So far 311 responses have been received but only 92 students have expressed interest. If you have not yet responded please can you do so as soon as possible, it will only take a minute.
We reiterate that the feedback from Sha Tin Junior School is very positive and school lunch orders are on the increase there. You can click HERE for photos of some meals they serve.
29 May – Y1 Bake Sale
31 May – Quiz Day Y3-6 only, 3:15-5pm
5 Jun – Y2 Pizza Lunch, deadline for order was Wed 16 May.
19 Jun – Y3 Bake Sale