24 Oct 2019

Newsletter #10

Beacon Hill School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out about the latest news around the school and upcoming events.

Message from Brenda
Important Dates
Useful Forms
Medical Updates
PTA News
Around BHS
Student Action
Student Achievements


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,


CPD Day on Friday and Saturday

As a reminder, there will be no school for students this Friday as we have professional training that day.  Staff will also have CPD on Saturday to further the work we are doing to continue to enhance student learning at BHS. Thanks for your understanding.


School Photos

These are taking place next week.  Please read the details further down in the newsletter for further information.



As cooler weather approaches, please be reminded to get in early to the PTA shop for any additional uniform items your child might need.



We had an interesting and entertaining assembly last Monday to celebrate Diwali.  The children and staff dressed in bright colours and the performances were wonderful. Happy Diwali to those of you who celebrate this occasion. I hope you have a special time celebrating with family and friends over the weekend.


PTA Bowling

Thanks for coming along – it was great to see you here and to see everyone having so much fun. Thanks to the PTA for their organisation.


Kind regards,

Brenda Cook


Please find below important dates for your diary. These dates are more school-based rather than individual year group dates. More specific dates pertaining to your year group will be shared by your child’s teacher as part of weekly updates.


Friday 25th October – BHS CPD day – school closed

Saturday 26th October – BHS CPD day

Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October – School photos

Monday 4th November – Camp takes place this week for years 3, 4 and 6

Medical Authorisation Form


Student Withdrawal Form


PTA Winter Uniform Order Form

Click HERE.

Drug Administration Policy

Please go to Policies to enter “Drug Administration and Authorization Form”.  Please adhere to the procedure. We cannot give any medication without this form and also doctor’s prescription. This can be downloaded via the website: https://www.beaconhill.edu.hk/ -> Communications -> Letter -> Forms -> Medication Authorization Form.


Remaining Vigilant Against Communicable Diseases in School

In light of a peak season of winter influenza, please do not send your child to school with symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting, skin rash, fever, or influenza-like illness.  We strongly suggest to seek prompt medical advice.

Crystal Tao
School Nurse

Bowling Night

It was great to see so many of you at our bowling social last Friday night.  Huge thanks also to the staff who attended this event. Photos can be seen HERE.

Popcorn Day (30 October – 1 November)

Following the huge success of last year Popcorn Day returns.  Freshly made popcorn will be served for $20 a portion during break time.
Year groups will be split as follows in order to manage demand:
Wednesday 30 October – Y1 & 4 Popcorn Day
Thursday 31 October – Y2 & 5 Popcorn Day
Friday 1 November – Y3 & 6 Popcorn Day
In line with our drive to reduce waste, please ask your child to bring their own container. We appreciate your support for this event.


Winter Uniform is now on sale.
We have run out of the following:
Size 6 & 8 Long PE pants – these will be replaced shortly by new navy track suit pants which are due to arrive next month.
Size 8, 10, 12 & 14 Red Sweater – these will not be replenished this year.  PE jacket, fleece & wind jacket can be worn if weather starts to cool.
Size XS & S Fleece (Limited Stock)  – these will be replaced by a new navy tracksuit jacket.
Our Uniform Committee is working with ESF central procurement on the design of the new uniform.  Please note that the new uniform is not due to come into affect until 2020-21 for the new year 1 intake and 2021-22 for remaining years.  Any uniforms purchased now can still be worn this year and next year.
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 written on the back.  We shall send the order straight to classroom as soon as the cheque is received.

Uniform Order Form (Winter) – CLICK HERE


Hot Lunches
DCK have commenced their online ordering system.  We hope that this makes ordering more convenient.  It also cuts down on having to distribute paper copies which helps in our efforts to reduce waste.
Please be aware of ordering deadlines as this system does not allow any ordering beyond the deadline.
Please note deadline for November ordering lapsed on 21 October.  
We shall keep you updated here as soon as December menu is ready for ordering.
Lunch cancellations can only be made through email and must be sent out before 8:30am on the day required.  Please email mealbox@deliciousck.com stating school name, student name, class and cancellation date(s).

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 30 October – Y1 & 4 Popcorn Day
Thursday 31 October – Y2 & 5 Popcorn Day
Friday 1 November – Y3 & 6 Popcorn Day




School Photographs 28th-30th October 2019

Our school photographer will be in Beacon Hill on Monday 28th October until Wednesday 30th October.  All children should come to school in their school uniform on these days.  If your child has PE on Monday or Tuesday then please make sure that they bring their PE kit to school and they will be able to change at school.  Each class will have their class photograph taken on either Monday or Tuesday.  Our whole school photograph will be taken on Monday.


Siblings Photographs

For those of you who have more than one child at Beacon Hill the sibling photographs will be taken on Wednesday 30th October. If you would like a sibling photograph then please click on the link below and fill in the online form HERE to book a space.  Please note that your children should also wear their school uniform on Wednesday if you have opted for a sibling photograph to be taken. 

If you have any questions then please email me at chad.pheasant@bhs.edu.hk

Chad Pheasant
Vice Principal

Box of Hope

Football Training

Boys Training Schedule

All sessions will be held at Kowloon Tsai Park. Pick up from school at 4:45pm


Girls Training Schedule

Wednesday 30th October –  Kowloon Tsai Park – Pick up from school at 4:45pm

There will be no training on November 6th.

Football Under 10 ICHK Hong Lok Yuen Tournament

On Friday 18th October the Under 10 boys and girls football teams played in their first tournament of the year at ICHK Hong Lok Yuen. Both teams played very well and should be very proud of their efforts.
The boys team captained by Ethan finished 6th overall (out of 10 teams) and scored some of the most spectacular goals of the tournament. Our first game was the toughest and we just couldn’t get going against a strong Kellett Kowloon Bay. Our next game was against another strong team (ICHK) and we fought back from one nil down to draw 1 all. Our next two games we had started to click and we beat Kowloon Junior 2 nil and Shatin 2 3-2. We were tied for second in our group and ended up finishing third by goal difference. This meant we had to play Kellett Pok Fu Lam for 5th place and in an even game Kellett scored a last second goal which meant we finished 6th. Player of the tournament was shared between Ethan for his outstanding goalkeeping and Carlson for his spectacular goals.

The girls team captained by Ingrid finished tied for third. Our defence was super strong throughout this tournament and only conceded one goal (in a 3 on 3 golden goal match) and were unbeaten in 12 minute matches. Our first game was an exciting draw against ICHK. In our next two games we beat KJS and Kellett Kowloon Bay 4 nil. This meant we were tied for first and just like the boys we missed out on finishing first on goal difference. In the cup semi final against Kennedy it was another exciting game and neither team could score and it ended up being nil all. The game went into 3 on 3 golden goal and the girls were beaten by a superb Kennedy goal. That meant we had to face ICHK for third place and once again it was a close game and neither team could score which meant we shared third place with them. Player of the tournament was Ingrid for her outstanding defence.
Thanks to the parents who came to support us and Miss Kannis for taking photos and helping coach the teams. More photos can be viewed HERE.

Mandarin Club

Last Monday, we shared a romantic story about a legendary couple associated with the Sun and the Moon. This coming Monday, would you like to hear about a Chinese legend associated with another important natural element? Do you know there is also a big flood in ancient Chinese tales? So what is the story and who is the hero? To give you a hint, the hero is called 大禹(Da Yu). Like 后羿 who saved us from the scorching suns, 大禹saved us from the raging waters. So come join us on Monday and get to know another ancient Chinese hero.



Mandarin Club

HK Community Chest

On Friday 4th October our school was encouraged to ‘Dress Casual’ and to support the Community Chest by donating money to this fund. The HK Community Chest does great work in the community and supports a number of charities to make a difference to people’s lives. To find out more about what they do, click here.

With everyone’s efforts, we managed to raise a total of HK$8,432.9. Well done BHS!

Community Choir

Our BHS Community Choir has begun!  This is open to all parents of BHS students, BHS staff, and alumni students and parents of BHS. The choir will be rehearsing on Thursday evenings from 7pm. We would hope to perform at the BHS Christmas Concert. No auditions or previous singing experience – just lots of enthusiasm needed!

If you are interested in joining, please click HERE.

For existing members, please click HERE for the audio clips.

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. If your child has taken any action, we would be happy to share that with the BHS community through this newsletter and through our Facebook page.  Please email details and a photograph to kannis.tsui@bhs.edu.hk


October 19 – Jafar Wong (6D), Nathan Yau (5H), Julien Leung (5Y), Andy Pan (5W) and Marcus Chan (5W) participated in the charity sale for the Butterfly Children’s Hospice Foundation at Sai Kung Pier over the weekend. The Butterfly Children’s Hospices was founded to support families of children with life-limiting conditions and life-threatening illnesses in China. This Foundation is also specially endorsed by the HK Scout’s Silver Jubilee District. The boys worked together to approach different people in the market to sell the donated items and helped to raise around $4,000 in total for the Foundation. It was a wonderful and meaningful experience for the boys.  Well done boys!


October 20 – Liam Wong (6C) took part in the Yan Chai Charity Walk 2019 to raise funds for Yan Chai’s many charitable services that they provide to the community.  It was a beautiful day for coming together to help a worthy cause. Keep it up Liam!


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 and through our Facebook page.  Please email details and a photograph to kannis.tsui@bhs.edu.hk


July 27 – Enoch Wai (6C) participated in the 2nd HK International Music Competition for Young Pianists. He competed with junior pianists from different countries and managed to win 1st Prize in the final competition. He very much enjoyed his performance in the Prize Winners Ceremony at Haw Par Music. Congratulations Enoch!


August – Twisha Srivastava (1G) participated in an Illustrated writing competition from Eye Level. Kids from all around the world took part; for age 4-9 years all judged on the same band. This year’s topic was “My Hobby” and Twisha drew pictures related to her hobby and wrote some lines to support it. She got a participation prize for that. Keep it up Twisha!


October 5 – Nirvaan Chaurasia (2K) participated in an annual Diwali Kids dance show. Nirvaan was in a group of 16 kids and performed to 3 Bollywood songs. Him and his friends practised for three months. He had liked dancing casually but these group practises made him realise the importance of synchronisation and rhythm pattern. He was awarded a trophy and a certificate of participation. Keep it up Nirvaan!


October 12 – Charlotte Wan (5Y) participated in the musical “Titanic”. The production was originally supposed to show during June but was delayed and the production was finally able to show. They did two shows at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. It was amazing how Charlotte could still remember her lines and stage places after all this time. She played the role of Third Class Passenger aboard the ill fated RMS Titanic, which was on its maiden voyage to cross the great Atlantic from Southampton, UK to New York City, USA. Charlotte and her team sang numerous songs, and told the story of what happened when the White Star Line Ship set sail, till it hit an iceberg and sank on April 15 1912, 107 years ago. Well done Charlotte!


October 20 – Leighton Chu (3H) participated in Hong Kong Young Talent Music Competition organised by the HKCMAA. It was his first time for the piano competition after learning for one and a half year. Among the 20+ participants he scored 91 points and was given 1st place in the contest accredited with very good musical communication, pitch and tone. He has now learned how to handle fear and tension in future competitions. Well done Leighton!


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.