31 May 2019

Newsletter #35

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,

Art Exhibition

Last Friday saw the opening of the ESF Art Exhibition – The Journey: An Exploration of Art at K11 Art Mall.  Mr Whyman has worked with a group of students to create Art for this exhibition.  If you have not yet had chance to see it, the exhibition will run until Sunday 2nd June.  The exhibition showcases the artistic talents of ESF students from Kindergarten through to Secondary.

 4W Class Assembly

Today, the students of 4W delighted us with an assembly demonstrating their understanding of the 5 ways to wellbeing.  They explored what it means to Take Notice, Give, Connect, Keep Learning and Be Active and communicated through role play, song and dance.  We have been challenged to all try at least one of the ways each day and to encourage others.  Well done to all the students in 4W and the adults who supported them.

 Transition Days

Yesterday, we welcomed our kindergarten students who will be joining our Year 1s next year.  There was a lovely confident atmosphere as the students got to find out a bit about BHS along with their families.

Today, our Year 6 students went to visit their future Secondary schools to experience a day in the life of a secondary student.  BHS are making a commitment to ensure that the transition process for all our students is a smooth one.

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

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

Previously the piggy has failed the Bodhisattvas‘s test for loyalty and was punished. Next Monday 3 June, the story of the Journey to the West will continue. This time Monkey King has made a big mistake of ruining a magic tree where a valuable fruit called Gingsen Guo “人参果” grows. The fruit looks like a new born baby and has the power to enable eternal life for whoever has eaten it. The owner of the tree is also a powerful god. He put Monkey King’s group of 4 people in prison after he heard about this. How they can escape from the trouble? Let’s meet at the Mandarin club on time.

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.


Bake Sales

Thank you to the Y1 students & families for your home-made Bake Sale goodies.  Y1 helped to raise $3,950 for the BHS PTA to help support BHS.

Tuesday 4 June Y3 Bake Sale

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

Hot Lunches

The August and September Order Form will be sent out next week.  Please note the ordering deadline.


A few weeks ago we informed you that DCK had made an error in their May lunch orders and charged $2 less for each meal.  There are still some students who have yet to provide the $40 discrepancy.  We would appreciate if you could hand this into reception / PTA office as soon as possible.  They apologise again for all the inconvenience caused.


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 4 June Y3 Bake Sale

Email : pta@bhs.edu.hk




Seasonal influenza and communicable diseases are usually more common in periods of summer in Hong Kong.  BHS wishes to provide a clean and safe environment for all children.

To prevent the spread of infectious diseases effectively, we kindly like to ask all parents/guardians to maintain your child/ren’s  good personal hygiene and monitor their daily health condition.

If you suspect any signs and symptoms of illness especially when they develop fever, rash or vomit please keep your child/ren at home for rest and we strongly recommend you seek medical advice promptly.

We request that you inform the class teacher and school nurse of any absence from school due to illness..

Please let me know if you have any enquiry.

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.