16 Oct 2015

Newsletter #7

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Dear Parents,

We have completed our first half-term! What a busy start to the school year. It has been fabulous to see the children all settled and working very hard, whilst having fun too! Well done to our sports teams (football and netball) who have had an excellent start to the sports programme this year with the boys football team winning the Plate and the girls football team winning the Cup in last weekend’s ESF Tournament. The netballers got off to a magnificent start too! There is more on this further down this Newsletter.


We need your help!

As you will know it is important to us at school that the children can use their mother tongue and learn more about different languages and cultures. In the library we have a small collection of bilingual books in some of the languages the children speak at home. We really want to build up the collection and make it representative of the children in school. However, Mrs Lowe and Ms Jeves are struggling to find quality modern books that will appeal to the children written in languages other than English.

We need your help to build up the collection, and you and your children know best the type of books that will be popular.  We are asking for donations of books written in languages other than English that would appeal to children in Years 1 through to 6. These can be stories or information books and do not need to be bilingual, however if there isn’t an English translation of the title please provide one!  The books do not need to be brand new but in good enough condition to survive being read a lot.

Please send any books to school with your child and they can bring it to the library. We really appreciate your help with this project and we will keep you posted about how the collection is growing.

For questions and queries contact Emily Jeves – jevese2@beaconhill.edu.hk


19th – 23rd Half Term, School Closed
26th Year 4 to LEAP Centre
28th ICHK HLY Girl’s Football Tournament
29th Y5 Swimming
30th DBIS Football Tournament
30th 2A Class Assembly, 9am
31st (Sat) Peak Girls Football Tournament
3rd Y6 Bake Sale
3rd Maths Workshop for Parents: Y1 at 6pm; Y3 at 6.45pm; Y5 at 7.30pm
5th Year 2 to the Pitch for PE
5th PTA Meeting, 3.30pm
6th Diwali Assembly, 9am
6th Year 1 to the Pitch for PE
9th – 13th Year 6 Camp
10th – 13th Year 5 Camp
11th – 13th Year 4 Camp
10th / 12th Mandarin Parent Teacher Consultations
12th Year 2 to the Pitch for PE
13th Year 1 to the Pitch for PE
14th (Sat) Arts in the Park (Chamber Choir)


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


Maths Day

On Wednesday we joined in the World Maths Day. All of the children took part via Mathletics, competing against other students from Hong Kong and around the world. We also made a difference by supporting UNICEF and their ‘School in a Box’ campaign. Thank you to all of our wonderful mathematicians in BHS for supporting this day.


3K Class Assembly

This morning 3K treated us to a great class assembly. They shared their learning about communication and how people communicate in different ways and for different reasons. Communication is so important in all our lives and I am happy to know that our students are learning to recognise the different forms of communication and the impact communication has. Thank you to all the teachers who guided the students and well done to 3K! I think you deserve a week’s holiday!!


PTA AGM and Camp Information Evenings

Thank you to the PTA Committee members and those parents who were able to attend our PTA AGM on Wednesday evening. The PTA had a very successful year last year and have been able to provide many ‘extras’ to ensure our students have wonderful experiences at BHS. It was a very busy week for many parents and teachers as we had our Camp Information Evenings. We hope you found these valuable.


Community choir

Thank you to those who have already signed up! Some of you may have seen the British TV programmes based around the formation of choirs, such as ‘Military Wives’ and this has inspired Mr Gibson and myself to set up a BHS Community Choir. This would be open to all parents of BHS students and to BHS Staff. The choir will begin in January, rehearsing on Thursday evenings from 7pm. We would hope to perform at school around Easter. There won’t be auditions – just enthusiasm is required! If you are interested, please sign up at the following: http://goo.gl/forms/fHNKBF35kU

Go on – don’t be shy!

I wish you all a lovely weekend and I hope you are able to spend some quality time with your families next week during our half-term break. We look forward to greeting all the children back at school on Monday 26th October.

James Harrison



Read Across the Globe

hhtehTuesday October 20th is “Read Across the Globe Day” in Hong Kong. This is a historic reading event that raises awareness of the worldwide literacy crisis. This year “Bring Me a Book” and “Hand on Hong Kong” are organizing an event with the goal of setting a new Guinness World Record for the most children read to by their parents in 24 hours. This is a fun and meaningful activity to do with your children during the mid-term break and promotes the importance of reading aloud to your children. Please click HERE to refer to the attached background information if you are interested. If any of you do take part please let us know as we would love to hear about how you got yourself involved in this exciting event.

Thank you

The English Team

Year 2 & 3 Origami Clubunnamed

This club will take place on Wednesdays from 3-4pm, starting on 4th November until 3rd February 2016. The children will learn some basic origami skills and keep a folder of their work (all materials will be provided). We will make links to stories and make related origami models. We will hopefully progress to making more challenging origami models as time goes on and their fine motor skills develop. If your child is interested in joining this activity, please remind them to collect a letter from the basket outside my classroom (206), to be signed and returned no later than Wednesday 28th October. If there are more than 15 interested students, then names will be selected at random and children will be notified by Friday 30th October.
Charlotte Fennelly


Parent Evening with Marie Marchand

Tuesday November 17th from 6.30 – 8.00pm in the BHS school hall.

‘Bringing a family routine that works to your home.’

Developing routines in the morning, at meal time, for household chores, for homework and for bedtime that work for the whole family.

Please register your attendance via this link: http://goo.gl/forms/2VqT4UB1jb

Any questions please contact Belinda McLaughlin.



BHS Rockets had a very successful week in the HKNA Saturday League. We played ESF Wildcats Nettas team and won 16-0! It was a fantastic game and we played well as a team. In defence we had Michelle, Isaac, Milly and Victoria. Our attack was Aiden in centre, Kristy in the wings and Manika as our shooter. Aayesha and Armaan came straight from the ESF football tournament and went straight on in the second half and helped lead the BHS Rockets to victory!


On Saturday October 10th, BHS Starburst played Clearwater Bay School in the HKNA Saturday League. It was a very close game and in the end we drew 4-4. Our shooters for the game were Massimo, Allister, Angela and Jessica. Centre court players were Courteney, Noriyasu, Ellie Chow, Haye and Jasmin. Then in defence we have Janice, Ellie Chung and Jessica. Well done to all of BHS Starburst for a great game!

Click HERE to see more photos.



On Saturday 10th October the boys and girls football teams participated in the their first tournament of the year, the ESF Ed Services football tournament. Both teams were very successful with the girls winning the cup competition for the first time and the boys winning the plate competition. This is the first time we have won two trophies at the same tournament. Thanks to the parents and teachers who came down to support us and a big thank you to Miss Cheung for helping coach the girls’ team.


The girls started very strongly with a great three nil win over Kowloon Junior with Mia scoring a hat-trick. Our second game was a lot tougher and we managed to win one nil with Aayesha scoring a great game. Our last group game was against the Peak School and we fought hard for a nil all draw. This meant we won our group and were into the semi finals.


The semi final was very close against Kennedy and it went down to sudden death penalties. Mia scored her one and Kennedy missed. So we were into the big final, the cup final, where we had to play Discovery College. Discovery College scored early on in the final and we then we staged a great comeback with all the team putting in a lot of effort and Natalee scored 2 goals to help us win 2-1! Well done to all the players! Mia and Tammy were chosen as players of the tournament.

Click HERE to see more photos.



The boys team had a tough pool group and despite losing all three of their group games they had played very well. Our first game was a close 1 nil loss to RCHK. Our second was against the eventual cup winners Kennedy and we lost 3 nil. The final group game was against Discovery College 2 and in another close game we lost 2 nil. This meant we were in the plate quarter finals.The team had been playing well and we knew results would start going our way.


Our quarter final against Quarry Bay was another close game and even though we had our chances we didn’t manage to score so it went down to sudden death penalties and Jotaro scored his and Kwan Yin made a great save. Our semi was the local derby against Kowloon Junior and it was another nail biter! Beacon Hill managed to win one nil after great work from Praise who supplied the final pass to Jotaro who scored the winner.


The final was against Discovery College B who had beaten us in the group stage. This was another close one and it also went down to penalties. This time it was the best of 3  and we managed to win 2-1 with Jovan scoring the winning penalty and Kwan Yin making great saves in goal. Well done to all the players! Jotaro and Praise were chosen as players of the tournament.

Click HERE to see more photos.


On Thursday Beacon Hill participated in the Kowloon Football League. The Kowloon Football League is a chance to play competitive matches against other international schools from Kowloon. We had two teams playing and both teams did very well in their first week of the league. The ‘a’ team was lead by Daniel (6F)  who did a great job of organising and managing the team. They won 2 of their 3 games with Jake and Daniel scoring goals for the team.

Anakin (6L) also did a great job of organising and managing his ‘b’ team. They too won 2 games and lost one. Their highlight was a great 4-1 victory over Kowloon Junior. Goal scorers in their matches were Ronny (3), Aiden and Jordan.

Well done to both teams who played superb football!


Winter Uniforms:

  1. 16 October 2015 Year 1 and New Student Deadline – ONLY Year 1 and New Students will receive Winter Uniform Orders for Pre-Orders.
  2. 26-30 October 2015 – ONLY Year 1 and New Student Pre-Orders with cheque payment will be processed. Uniform Shop will be CLOSED for preparing Pre-Orders for Year 1 and New Students.
  3. Starting 2 November 2015 – Year 2-6 Pre-Orders with cheque payment will be accepted for processing. Winter Uniform Order Forms will be available starting 2 November 2015 to Year 2-6.
  4. Winter Uniform Order Forms will be sent home to Year 1 and New Students before 16 October 2015 Deadline.
  5. Please note that all Pre-Orders are processed with the help of Volunteers and will take time. We will endeavour to complete Pre-Orders with correct cheque payment by 3 working days from time of receipt.
  6. Please provide a bag with the Winter Uniform Order if $0.50 is not included in payment.



  1. The Deli Fresh November 2015 lunch order deadline has lapsed. Please contact Deli Fresh for order acceptance and confirmation.
  2. The Annual PTA Fee will be collected by Beacon Hill School on behalf of the Beacon Hill School PTA Ltd. Please arrange payment accordingly.


Have a great Half Term break!

Rowena Chow

Chair, BHS PTA


ESF Christmas E-card Competition!

Christmas is fast approaching! ESF wish to prepare an e-card for Christmas and are inviting ESF students to come up with a design.  The Christmas artwork could be a painting or drawing on A4 or A3 paper with any media such as water color, pastel, photography or digital.   Please send the original artwork to Ms Yu by 10 November if you would like to enter this exciting competition.   Why not work on this over the half-term break?  The final artwork will be selected by ESF.

Thank you!


The Drug Administration Policy

This can be found at www.beaconhill.edu.hk

Please go to:  About Us > Other Information > Drug Administration Policy.

Thank you.

Ms Chen


Terry Fox Run Poster - Bilingual