3 Jun 2016

Newsletter #34

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
SEN News
ESF News
Other News



Dear Parents,

The children continue to work hard despite it being near the end of the academic year. The weather has been particularly hot this week, meaning difficult conditions for our cricketers on Wednesday at the ESF Cricket Tournament. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for this weather including having a BHS hat. All of our Y6 students were at their ESF secondary schools today for their final part of the transition process. All of the children I saw looked very excited and happy and I am sure they will have had a great day. 3D and 5A have been out today on their PTA Prize trip after selling the most raffle tickets for the International Food Fair. They have been to the movies to watch ‘Angry Birds – The Movie’ followed by pizza back in school – I know Mrs Dale was looking forward to watching the movie! I hope they all had a great time

The end of year school reports will be available on the Gateway from the evening of Monday 20th June. Your child will also bring home a letter on that day indicating which class they will be in next year, after having met their new teacher and classmates that afternoon.

As next week is a short school week there won’t be a Newsletter or any Weekly Updates next Wednesday but teachers will include any necessary information for the following week in today’s Weekly Updates.


6th School Council Meeting, 5pm
7th Year 2 Pizza Lunch
8th Year 4 Swimming
9th Public Holiday, School Closed
10th BHS CPD Day – School Closed
13th New Year 1 Induction, 11.15am
14th Year 1 Bake Sale
15th Year 4 Swimming
22nd Year 4 Swimming
22nd Year 6 Production, 7pm
23rd Year 6 Graduation Lunch
24th End of Term 3. School closes at 12pm.

Please note that you can view our calendar on the school website.
Please be aware of the days when BHS will be closed – 9th and 10th June.


Student Achievement Beyond School

We would like to share the wonderful news with all of you. Kalman Yang (5P) won his first gold medal with Hong Kong International Hockey Association last Sunday.

Wishing you a lovely weekend.




News from the English Team

We need your help!

The end of the school year is fast approaching and we will soon be asking the children to stop borrowing from our school library. This is necessary so that we can chase up lost books and make sure that the catalogue of nearly 10,000 books is ready for the new school year. As you will imagine this is a huge task for Mrs Lowe and we would appreciate any volunteers from our parent community who could help to scan and shelve the books correctly. If you can spare any time in the weeks of 13th and 20th June please do get in touch with Ms Jeves  jevese2@beaconhill.edu.hk.

As home and library borrowing from school ends your children will need to choose from their own collection of books at home, Reading Eggs and the public libraries for their daily reading with you. There are also lots of stories online that you can share at home. The Oxford Owl site is one example which has over 200 books, suitable for all ages, to read online.  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/reading-owl/find-a-book/library-page


Tinkering Tuesday

Tinkering Tuesdays in the library continue to be very popular and we have had such a range of activities over the term. Opportunities for the children to get creative have included beading, den building, painting, doodling, Lego, electrical circuit building, origami, mosaic making and paper plane building.

Island School Information Meeting

There will be a meeting at IS to discuss redevelopment and a number of other issues. They like to extend an invitation to the event to any interested members of our school community, particularly parents.


Time/date: 6:30pm on Monday 20 June.

Venue: Island School Hall


  • Show some of the latest visuals on intended decant site refurbishment.
  • Present the completed concept design of the new site. Aided by a ‘walk-through’ of the BIM model
  • Reflect on parent and teacher feedback from the visits to the temporary relocation sites.
  • Present the main findings and recommendations from the recent CIS:WASC 5 year review process.
  • Present the headlines from the parent survey.
  • Present the headlines form this year’s SDP

Please RSVP to Mr Gareth Stevens if you wish to attend:


RSVP: gareth.stevens@online.island.edu.hk


 Kim Barthel_low



Last Wednesday the BHS cricket team played in the ESF tournament organised by KJS at Kings Park. We played in the bowl group and played against 4 teams Renaissance College, Discovery Bay, Quarry  Bay and Bradbury School.


Our first match was against Renaissance College and even though we won easily last week, we lost by 8 runs this week. We realised we still needed work on our batting like last week but our fielding and bowling were awesome. Our second match was against Discovery Bay and we sadly lost by 18 runs. Mr Teahan told us to look for the gaps and since the pitch was bigger than last week we should hit to the sides because that was the closest boundary.


We then played Quarry Bay and beat them by 23 runs. We were extremely happy that we won that match and thought if we could do it once we could do it again. Our next match was against Bradbury and we beat them by 12 runs. We ended up coming 4th in the bowl.


The player of the tournament was Armaan and we would like to thank Mr Teahan and Mr Hubbard for coaching us and all the other people who came and sat through the extremely hot sun to support us.

BHS vs RCHK 119 – 127
BHS vs Discovery Bay 121 – 139
BHS vs Quarry Bay 151 – 138
BHS vs Bradbury 142 – 130


Armaan (6F), Aayesha (6L) and Kunal (6H)

French Mother Tongue in ESF – Primary Phase

School newsletter article (2016) - French mother tongue class.pdf



Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

We would like to inform you of the fact that one student is on sick leave with HFMD.  The child is resting at home and will return to school as per doctor’s advice.

The child may experience spots on the hands and feet (that is, skin rash with vesicles), fever and sore throat.

The prevention is by means of maintaining good personal hygiene and good environmental hygiene.

Please consult the doctor about pain relief medication for the painful mouth ulcers.

It is important to keep the child as comfortable as possible and hydrated.  Due to the painful mouth sores, the child may not want to eat and to drink oral fluids.  Parental support or guardian support is part of the treatment.


If you suspect that the child has HFMD, please consult the doctor promptly for confirmation of diagnosis and for when to return back to school.

Also, please closely monitor other children in the household.



To prevent outbreaks of communicable diseases, students who experience skin rash, fever, acute respiratory symptoms, diarrhoea or vomiting are strongly advised not to attend school and should seek prompt medical advice.


FIFTH DISEASE or “slapped cheek”

Also, we would like to let you know that one student is absent from school with Fifth Disease or “slapped cheek”.  The child is at home, resting and will resume school as per doctor’s advice.

Signs and symptoms:  a typical facial rash which may itch, the rash may appear on the limbs and /or the trunk of the body, fever and tiredness.

The virus is transmitted through direct contact with infected respiratory secretions.

If you suspect that the child has Fifth Disease or “slapped cheek”, please seek medical advice promptly for confirmation of diagnosis and for when to return back to school.  Please closely monitor other children in the household.  Plus, adults and/or pregnant women, please consult the doctor.


Always Keep Hands Clean.

Thank you.

Ms Chen

Radio Television Hong Kong

This is an audition call from Radio Television Hong Kong. We are looking for talented children artists for their appearance on education television programmes.

Here are the requirements:

  • Age 7 – 12 ,boys and girls,all nationality are welcomed
  • English native speaker
  • Experienced in stage performance ,TV/film or commercial (not necessary)
  • Interested in TV production
  • Willing to take challenge ,patient enough to taking orders and good team player
  • Available to filming in late June-July 2016


Interested party may send your personal details including name, date of birth, height, contact no., e-mail address, performing experiences( if any), etc. and attach recent photos to loyip0615@hotmail.com with an e-mail subject: ETV talents.

We will invite the suitable candidates to our audition (audition period : Mid May – First June 2016).

Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation

Auditions for Youth Dancers


渣打藝趣嘉年華2016: 年青舞蹈員甄選
Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2016: Auditions for Youth Dancers

我們歡迎14 至25歲的青年攝影師參與此計劃。你無須擁有豐富的攝影經驗,你只需一香港所有年青舞蹈員召集!齊來參與本會一年一度於11月舉行之大型戶外活動「渣打藝趣嘉年華2016 」,成為巡遊和舞蹈表演的一分子,讓你在鎂光燈下舞出光芒!


Calling all youth dancers! Come and be part of Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2016 this November. Show your moves and shine as the city gathers to celebrate the arts!

We are looking for young and energetic dancers aged between 10 and 25. Experience preferred, enthusiasm a must. Audition spots are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Rehearsals begin in late August with performances taking place 12 & 13 November.


資訊 | Information
甄選 Audition

適合: 10至25歲

Suitable for: ages 10 to 25



There are four sessions across two days. You are only required to attend 1 session.

甄選時段 Session Session #1 Session #2 Session #3 Session #4
日期 Date 10/06/2016 (星期五 Friday) 10/06/2016 (星期五 Fri) 11/06/2016 (星期六) 11/06/2016 (星期六)
時間 Time 5:30pm-7:00pm 7:00pm-8:30pm 10:00am-11:30am 11:30am-1:00pm


地點: 本會排練室

Venue: YAF Studio


費用: 費用全免,需網上留座

Fee: Free admission, online application required


截止報名日期 Registration Deadline:

3/06/2016 (星期五 Fri)


查詢 Enquiries:

mag@hkyaf.com / 2877 2656


詳情 Details:


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.