14 Sep 2018

Newsletter #5

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,

This week, we had another visitor from ESF Centre, Mr. Adam Hughes our Director of Education.  Over the course of the year, Adam will be visiting our students and supporting the developments at BHS.

3W Class Assembly

Thank you to 3W for a great celebration of their new start in Year 3.  They confidently shared their worries and showed us how we can turn our red thoughts into green thoughts, with a little help from an amazing robot!  3W also explained some strategies that a ‘Calm Down Hero’ uses such as wriggling our ten fingers, blowing air, reaching high and touching the floor.

Wellbeing Focus

This week one of our Inclusivity House Captains, Brody Roessel shared with us how he looks after his well-being because he CONNECTS.  He says he does this through Acting.  Brody said it was important as an actor to connect with fellow cast members and make a connection with the audience.

When children are interested, curious and engaged in an activity, their brain is making new connections.  As adults, we need to discover what excites and interests children.  What do they become fascinated by?  How can we support them in exploring these interests?

Health & Safety

Child Protection and Safeguarding at BHS

BHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. The school expects all staff, volunteers, students and visitors to share and uphold this commitment. If a child cannot feel safe, they cannot learn to their full potential.  At BHS, all visitors and volunteers working with students, by signing into the school, are agreeing to follow the guidelines for Safeguarding as stated in this booklet.

Mandarin Mondays

At BHS, we are very fortunate to have a supportive community.  We have a small group of parents who run the Mandarin Mondays Story time in the Learning Centre to encourage the enjoyment of Mandarin through stories.  Next week, the focus will be on Mid-Autumn Festival:

Mid-autumn Festival is coming! We are holding a special session about Mid-autumn Festival in Monday’s Mandarin club. Do you know why we celebrate this Holiday? Do you want to know the story of a beautiful fairy who lives on the moon? Do you want to play some interesting riddles about Mid-autumn? Then come to our Mandarin club and have some fun! We will tell stories about a fairy named Chang’er during the Lower Primary session and play some riddles during the Upper Primary session. We have prizes for those who find the right answer to the riddles!

Beacon Hill School App for Mobile Devices

Our new and improved Beacon Hill School app is now available to download.  Mr Lowe has developed the app which is more user-friendly.  You will be able to view school events in the calendar and keep up to date with the latest newsletter and weekly updates. More details below.

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

Important Dates

Looking forward to seeing many of our families at the PTA Bowling event this evening.

With the Super typhoon, Mangkhut heading our way over the weekend, I wish all our families a safe weekend.  Please refer to our ‘Bad Weather Procedures’ on our website for more information and listen for TV and radio announcements on Monday morning.

Kind regards,

Susan Chung

Acting Principal


Parent Consultation Evening

BHS App V2.0 Available Now

The Beacon Hill School mobile app has been updated with a new interface and various improvements and fixes. We apologise for the users that were unable to use the old version following a recent iOS update, this problem has now been fixed. The app allows you to:

– Easily access the latest news from BHS including newsletters and weekly updates.
– View the calendar of upcoming events
– Receive important notifications from the school

Search the App Store on your phone for Beacon Hill School or click the links below:




Mid-Autumn Market

2018-19 Excursion, IT and PTA Fees

Please be reminded that the fees for excursions, IT and PTA are due on 28 September 2018.

Shiree Yam
HR/Finance Manager

Year 1 Admissions 2019 – 2020

Central Applications Year 1 (2014birth) admissions in 2019-2020 enewsletter.pdf

Boys Football Club Training Schedule

Tuesday 18th September

King’s Park – 4.30pm pick up at King’s Park

Tuesday 25th September

No training – public holiday


Girls Football Club Training Schedule

All sessions will be held at Kowloon Tsai Park.

4.45pm pick up at school.


Hot Lunches

The hot lunch menu for October has just been distributed.  Deadline for order is Thursday 20 September.  Please make sure your order is placed in the box outside PTA office by this date as DCK will not accept late orders.  The order form is also available on the BHS website.

Beacon Hill School – ESF » DCK Menu

PTA Volunteer and Donation Forms

Please return the PTA Volunteer & Donation Forms.  The various events run by the PTA rely on your support, generosity and valuable time.  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Sponsorship form.pdf


A reminder that uniforms shall no longer be purchased directly from PTA. Orders are to be made online and once cheque payment is received the items will be sent direct to classroom.  The form can be downloaded from BHS website as per the following link:


Winter uniforms will be available for sale after the mid term break.  However we are experiencing delivery problems with jackets and fleeces which we have been advised may not be available until November.

PTA Bowling Night

Friday 14 September

Hope you all have a fantastic time at tonight’s bowling.  See you all there.

Have a great weekend.




ESF Festival of Music

The ESF Festival of Music – Secondary Showcase, organised by ESF Secondary Music Department and ESF Centre, will take place between 18th and 20th September 2018.  Featuring students from Discovery College; Island School; King George V School; Renaissance College; Sha Tin College; South Island School; West Island School.

French Mother Tongue Class

School newsletter article (2018) - French mother tongue class.doc.pdf



Chickenpox (or Suspected)

We would like to inform you of the fact that one student is on sick leave with Suspected Chickenpox.  The child is resting at home and will resume school as per doctor’s advice.

Chickenpox is very contagious.

The signs and symptoms include a low-grade fever, a skin rash on the scalp and body (mainly the trunk).  The vesicles are itchy.

If you suspect that your child has Chickenpox, please consult the doctor for confirmation of diagnosis and if confirmed with Chickenpox (or Suspected), please could you inform the school via e-mail.

Also, please closely monitor other children in the household.

Reminder (from the Centre for Health Protection, the Department of Health)

“ To prevent outbreaks of influenza and other respiratory infections, it is of prime importance that children with fever (oral temperature higher than 37.5°C, or ear temperature higher than 38°C), regardless of the presence of respiratory symptom, should not be allowed to attend school.  They should be advised to seek medical advice and should avoid school till 48 hours after the fever has subsided”.


Always Keep Hands Clean.


Thank you.

Rosalind Chen

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.