17 May 2019

Newsletter #33

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


Dear Parents,


It has been a rather short week at BHS for students due to public holidays and the BHS professional development day for all staff.  We now only have six weeks before the end of year and so many exciting things yet to come.


Well done to 4A on a fabulous class assembly, which demonstrated the wonderful inclusive ethos we have at BHS.  The children shared how we are all unique through a story.  We also got to see their amazing ukulele playing, singing and dancing.  Thanks also to Year 6, 3M and the parents for being a part of the assembly.  Thank you to Miss Andrews, Mrs Saxena, Mrs Turner, Mr Dealino, Miss Kannis and Mr Gibson for supporting the students.


If you are withdrawing your child at the end of this academic year, please complete the student withdrawal notice and return it to the school office as soon as possible. Please contact Mrs Barbara Woo (Admissions Officer) if you need assistance with this matter barbara.woo@bhs.edu.hk


Whatsapp Communication

We are aware that there are some Whatsapp groups amongst some parents and would like to remind you that the most reliable information about school life is found through the newsletter or by contacting the school directly. Please use the correct lines of communication found through the newsletter, weekly updates or through the class teacher to update yourselves about life at BHS.


Wellbeing Focus

At BHS our door is always open to parents and we welcome contact about your child and school life. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, specialist teachers, myself or members of the school’s leadership team if you need any assistance with matters related to your child.


Healthy Snack and Lunches

We encourage and support the children bringing healthy snacks to school. Please make a commitment to ensure your child has healthy snacks rather than cakes, cookies and chips. Fruit and veg are great alternatives.  It’s also timely to remind you that BHS is a ‘nut free zone’ as we have some students who are extremely allergic to nuts and any products containing them. Thank you for your support with this.


Student Achievement

April 14 – Hayley Gan (3M) was presented with a Bronze Award for her achievement in Painting in Junior Section during the World Children Arts Award 2019. The theme was “Sharing”. Well done Hayley!


April 27 – Ryan Yip (2F) participated in the 2019 ISI Glacier Open & Basic Challenge held at Festival Walk Glacier. He competed in 2 events, namely Solo Compulsories Alpha and Surprise Alpha, and had won the first place in both events. Fantastic Ryan!


May 11 – Scott Wong (1L) participated in his first football tournament, the Junior Soccer Sevens took place at the HK football club. Scott is a member of the U6 ESF Lions team. The team did a very good job, being able to play against 5-6 football teams and got runners up. Keep it up Scott!


May 12 – Felicity Chan (2F) participated in “2019 Piano Competition”. She has won the Gold Award for this competition. She has finally overcome her fear of performing in front of many audiences after many competitions. Well done Felicity and keep enjoying your music!


May 12 – On Mother’s Day, Cyrus Lo (1W) participated in the 30m, 60m and relay race with his Daddy in the 2019 KidSports Athletics Golden Championship. Cyrus won the championship of the relay race and said “We are no.1 and I want to give the trophy to Mommy for Mother’s Day”. That’s very sweet of you Cyrus!


May 12 – Ernest Chan (4W) participated in “2019 Taekwondo Poomsae and Sparring Competition”. He has won the 1st runner up in Pommsae (green belt). He also won 1 match and lose another one in the Sparring competition. He enjoys having the competitions because he feels that he has learnt a lot and became better after every match. Well done Ernest and keep it up!


May 13 – Arthur Chui (4A) took part in the “Run for Heart HK 2019” 2km Parent & Child Relay race. As part of the event to celebrate World Heart Day, the race aims to increase our awareness in the importance of sports in preventing heart disease and encourage healthy exercises in the family. Arthur and his dad teamed up to beat his sister and mom, and were able to proudly finish the 2km relay race in 8 minutes and 58 seconds. Well done Arthur!


At BHS we value the importance of developing the ‘whole’ child and this means valuing their achievement and interests outside of school.  If your child has achieved something special, we would be happy to share that with the BHS community through this newsletter.  Please email details and a photograph to kannis.tsui@bhs.edu.hk


Action in the PYP at BHS

May – Charlotte Ma (3W) and Heston Ma (4W) have had a very fruitful month. They participated in various community services such as serving 100 elderlies for lunch, nursing home visit, charity flag selling and visiting elderlies who are living alone with home cooked meals. May the children continue to show compassion and spread their love to the wider community especially those in need! Well done Charlotte and Heston!


Action in the PYP is when students are inspired through their learning and their experiences to make a difference to their lives or the community connected to real life issues and opportunities.  We would like to celebrate our students taking action outside of school.

Please email examples to kannis.tsui@bhs.edu.hk, and they will share through our newsletter.


There are different types of Action.  Last time a description of how ‘participation’ is a form of action was given, below is an description of how advocacy is a form of action.


Important Dates


Kind regards,

Susan Chung
Acting Principal


Year 5 Business Update

Congratulations to our Year 5 children who managed to raise an amazing HKD$53,404.2 for the Immanuel Kindergarten in Sudan. This means we donated an incredible £5,172.58 to their charity, the highest amount we have ever donated.

Chad Pheasant

Mandarin Club

Previously, we have known the story about the piggy who is the second apprentice of Tang Monk. Next Monday 20th May our Mandarin Club will continue the story of ‘Journey to the West’. This time Monk Sha “沙僧” will be introduced who is the third apprentice of Monk Tang. Monk Sha used to live in heaven, however he has been punished to stay in the button of a river called “Liu Sha River”流沙河 which has blocked the way of Monkey King. Monkey King recognises Monk Sha is a monster who wants to eat Monk Tang. How do they solve the problem this time? Let’s meet at the Mandarin story time.

Community Choir

If you are interested in joining our community choir, we rehearse on Thursdays at 3pm and 7pm in the Music Room.

This is open to all parents of BHS students, ex-parents of BHS and to BHS Staff. Our next performance will be at the Summer Concert. No auditions or previous singing experience – just lots of enthusiasm needed!

For existing members, click HERE for the audio files.


Year 3-6 Quiz Day

Time – Thursday 30th May 3:15-5pm in hall

Entry Fee – $60 (includes drink & snack, please BYO container)

If your child would like to take part please return the form by Friday 17th May.

Hot Lunches

DCK menu for June has just been issued.  If you would like to order please return by Friday 17th May.  Please note DCK will not accept any later orders.


The summer uniform is on sale.  If you wish to place an order please click on the link, fill in the form and hand in a cheque with you child’s name, class, contact number and uniform marked on the back.  We shall send the order straight to classroom as soon as the cheque is received.

Uniform Order Form – http://bit.ly/2XNssr2

International Food Fair Lottery


Lottery Licence No.4698


02091, 02671, 01448, 05116, 10651, 03898, 00328, 10560, 09882, 02443, 04589, 02530, 11066, 11596, 02641, 08780, 09221, 01047, 06340, 06881, 07546, 04062, 07711, 07250, 08462, 04169, 09232, 01736, 06747, 10850, 10009, 05200, 01385, 01555, 00519, 07673, 02984, 03490, 05580, 07694, 06825, 01122


Congratulations to our lucky winners.  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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Friday 17 May Deadline for June Lunch Order

Friday 17 May Deadline for Quiz Entry Form

Tuesday 21 May Y4 Pizza Lunch

Tuesday 28 May Y1 Bake Sale

Thursday 30 May Y3-6 Quiz

Email : pta@bhs.edu.hk


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.