24 Jun 2016

Newsletter #36

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


Dear Parents,

This is our final Newsletter of this academic year. A time to reflect on the year that has past.

This week our Year 6 students rounded of their final year at Beacon Hill School with a wonderful performance of ‘Once On This Island’. They were fantastic – what a fabulous way to finish the year with a tale of a girl who uses the power of love to bring people together. A poignant message right now. Thanks of course to all the staff who have been involved in supporting the students. A special mention to Ms Annie Judge who came in to help. Annie will be leaving Hong Kong to spend time with her family in the UK after many years of dedicated service to Beacon Hill School. We wish her all the very best. Photos of the production can be found HERE.


Thank you to everyone who has helped make this year another great year. The children are fortunate to have adults at school who work so hard to make sure they make the most of their time here. They are also fortunate to have such supportive families at home – this makes all the difference.


Goodbye to our Year 6s. It was great seeing you all at your Graduation on Thursday – you looked so grown up! You have been a real asset to BHS –  please come back and tell us how you are enjoying secondary school. Photos of the graduation can be found HERE. Goodbye to those children and families who are leaving Beacon Hill School, either to attend different schools in Hong Kong or to move overseas:

Emma Ho (1G), Joshua Lam (1G), Elise Chan (1H), Jamie Ma (2A), Bryan To (2A), Joshua Sloane (3H), Matthew Kee (3K), Mateo Chow (4W), Avis Leung (4W), Andrew Han (5A) and  Jamie Craven (5P)


I would like to wish you all a lovely and safe summer, no matter what you may do or where you may travel. Keep in touch and we will see many of you back in school on August 15th.



James Harrison
15th Start of Term 1, 2016-17

Please note that you can view our calendar on the school website.

Gateway News

Year 6 Reports

Plese note that for the families of children who are currently in Year 6 you will only be able to access your child’s report until July 31st. Please make sure that you have downloaded any reports from Gateway by that date.


New Interface for Gateway

Over the summer the inetrface of Gateway will be undergoing some changes.  A guide for what this means and what it will look like is available on our website under ‘communications’.  Please take the time to familiarise yourselves with the changes.


As our fruitful school year draws to a close, we reflect on how wonderful our BHS community has supported BHS PTA events with monetary, prize and food donations and spirited volunteering. From families, parents, students, senior management team, teachers, education assistants, staff and caretakers, everyone has taken part in some way over the past year and we are very grateful that this support has benefited our BHS children and enhanced our BHS school spirit.


We look forward to seeing new exciting improvements in the playground & within BHS in the new school year.


  1. DeliFresh will start lunches in the month of September of the new 2016-17 school year.  Therefore, home packed lunches will be required during the month of August 2016. Please make sure you download the September 2016 Lunch Order Forms from the BHS website www.beaconhil.edu.hk/pta-2/, and complete with payment posted directly to DeliFresh Ltd. whilst BHS is on summer holidays. Deadline for September 2016 lunch orders is 18 August 2016.
  1.  Uniform Shop will re-open for Y1 & New Students and Y2-Y6 from Wednesday, August 10 until Friday August 12 2016, 9:00am – 3:00pm. Starting Monday August 15 2016 Uniform Shop will open Monday – Friday until Friday September 2 2016 8:15am – 10:00am, thereafter Normal Uniform Shop hours apply.


Trust Y6 Graduating Class families enjoy graduation celebrations & the Y6 Production DVD & good luck to our leavers.

See you all at the 2016-17 Welcome Social Bowling on Friday 9 September 2016 !


Rowena Chow
Chair, BHS 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.