24 May 2019

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
PTA News
ESF News
Other News


Dear Parents,


At BHS we are piloting an ESF Air Quality Monitoring system which gives us more accurate localised data about the Air Quality at BHS.  Unfortunately twice this week, we have had to cancel outdoor play and outdoor PE lessons as the air quality has been poor.  Whilst this has been disappointing for the students, the health and safety of our students is a top priority.


This week we had a wonderful concert for parents by students and adults from the Chamber Choir, the Orchestra, the Ukulele Club, and the Community Choir. The students were confident and performed to a very high standard. Everyone was so proud of them. Congratulations students and Community Choir – the concert was excellent. It was a lovely evening of music, enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to Mr Gibson, Miss Kannis and Miss Ma. More photos can be found HERE.


Well done to 3G for an amazing assembly. It was a thoroughly enjoyable assembly show casing their talents and their learning about collaboration.  The students, through dance, acting and singing explained the history of collaboration from hunters and gatherings to football stars!  I would like to congratulate all the students who performed to such a high standard and the superb guidance from Ms Lau, Miss Kannis and Mr Glencross.


Please Support “Enough Plastic”


BHS/ESF 2019-20 Calendar

Please find attached the BHS/ESF calendar available for all parents. Please click here to view the 2019-20 term dates, CPD (i.e., staff professional development days) and various holidays.


Health & Safety

Please refer to the notice below from our School Nurse regarding signs and symptoms of illness.  We have had a few cases of children coming to school with a high temperature and having to be sent home.  Please help us to ensure that we are maintaining a healthy environment for all students.


Student Achievement

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 19 – Bradley Mak (1W), Jaydon Leung (1W), Cyrus Lo (1W), Aidan Leung (1W), Edgar Wan (1W), Emma Wong (1W), Serena Lee (1W) and Hannah Lee (1W) participated in the Oxfam Rice Event to raise funds for the smallholders farmers in poor communities around the world as they face challenges like climate change, food shortages and poverty.  The children and their parents formed a volunteer team to help sell the Oxfam rice packs to passer-by’s at walkway nearby Tsuen Wan station.   It was a rewarding and memorable experience for the children as they can make a difference through their own effort.


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


Scholastic Book Club

Our latest Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://world-schools.scholastic.co.uk/beacon-hill-1 to browse the latest books and order online. For every HKD$1 you spend in BHS’ Book Club, our school will earn 20c in Scholastic Rewards.

Please place your order online by June 7th 2019.

For further information, please refer to the email entitled, “Scholastic International Book Club May/June 2019.”

Many thanks,

The BHS English Team

Mandarin Club

We will continue with stories from our beloved “Journey to the West” (西游记)series in our Mandarin Club. In our last story, we met the final group member, Monk Sha (沙僧). Now the team is complete and the real challenges begin. This coming Monday, we will found out the first challenge Tang Monk, Monkey King and their group encounter. It is a very interesting episode and not quite like any other you may have read so far. To give you a hint, it is not about a fight against any monster, but more like a test of each group member’s resolve or determination to go on with their Journey. The test is a trick played by four Bodhisattvas (菩萨). It is also quite funny in a way, especially with regards to Piggie (猪八戒). So come join us and find out what the test is really about, who passes this tricky test, and what happens to the one who fails.


Aquathon Team

May 21 – Well done to the Beacon Hill Year 6 Aquathon team who competed in their first aquathon, the HKPSAA Kowloon Schools aquathon of the year at Kellett School. An aquathon consists of a 250m swim followed by a run (850m). The members of the club tried their best and should be very proud of their efforts. The B team finished 5th in their competition and the A Team also finished 5th (only 1 point off fourth). Rachel was 8th in the girls competition which was our best individual result. Thanks to Miss Chung for cheering them on and Miss King for her coaching. Also, thanks to the PTA who this year bought our brand new tri suits. Photos can be viewed HERE.

Cricket Team

May 22 – BHS participated in the HKPSSA cricket tournament at King’s Park. For all but one of the students it was their first time to participate in a cricket tournament. The children may have been lacking in experience but more than made up for it with their enthusiasm to place fourth in the bowl section of the tournament. All the children managed to create a highlight for themselves over the five games played. The captain of the side, Dev, hit numerous boundaries and bowled with accuracy and pace. Jonathan completed 36 balls without a single wide, where both Ryan and Maxi batted solidly, with their partnerships consisting of all double figures. Shafay and Andrew were both outstanding in the field, managing to restrict the eventual winners, QBS, to their lowest total of the tournament. Kaeli, one of only two girls in the tournament, was consistent with both the bat and ball, establishing her as one of better female players for her age in Hong Kong.

A huge well done to all those involved for their never give up attitude and enthusiasm.

Table Tennis

May 22 – Andrew Chan (6D), Donovan Yim (6H), Jonathan Lau (6D) and Trevor Tsang (4F) were very pleased to receive the trophy from the prize presentation of Kowloon West region primary school table tennis (Boys B) tournament. There were 47 schools in the region registered for the sports competition in 2018-9. The team BHS played very well and got 3rd runner up by defeating one of the seeded teams in the competition process.  Andrew was named the outstanding player of the tournament.  Well done boys!


Bake Sales

Tuesday 28 May Y1 Bake Sale

Tuesday 4 June Y3 Bake Sale

Please remember to bring some money so your child can enjoy some hone cakes goodies at break time

Year 3-6 Quiz Day

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

Please remember to bring a container for drink & snack


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

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 28 May Y1 Bake Sale

Thursday 30 May Y3-6 Quiz

Tuesday 4 June Y3 Bake Sale

Email : pta@bhs.edu.hk




In light of the recent Influenza B issue at school, we would like you and your child/ren to maintain good personal and environmental hygiene. According to advice issued by Centre for Health Protection, the current influenza activity in Hong Kong is coming up. We have stepped up the cleaning procedures at school to against the spread of germs.

Seasonal influenza is a contagious disease. It is mainly spread through droplets when infected people cough, sneeze or talk. It is usually incubated for 1-4 days.

Oral 95.9–99.3°F


Armpit 96.6–98.0°F


Ear 97.0–99.5°F


If your child does not feel well in the morning, prior to school, with flu-like symptoms, please kindly keep your child home until at least 48 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. We strongly suggest to seek for medical advice if there are signs and symptoms such as:.

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle ache
  • Running nose
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Stuffy nose
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

Thank you for your support and co-operation.

Crystal Tao
School Nurse

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.