Newsletter #12

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,

Enjoying Learning outside the Classroom!

Year 3, 4 and 6 have their camps this week.  We are lucky to have such beautiful weather!  As usual, photos are available to browse through via a google link which has been sent to you via email and the school website. Thanks for your support of these programmes which create memories for a lifetime! Staff have shared that the students are having a great time.

A big thank you to all the staff who have planned these excursions and who attend the camps.  It is a big sacrifice for staff to  leave their own families and personal routines for excursions like this.  We couldn’t do it without their good will.  THANK YOU everyone!

BHS Annual Report 2018/19

The Annual report (focussing on the previous year) for BHS is now available on the school website.  Please click HERE to view it. As always, this document provides a comprehensive overview of the school’s operations over the previous year.  All ESF schools report to the ESF Board and stakeholders in this way.

Updates for Parents

A reminder that Weekly Updates from teachers have changed to fortnightly distribution so you will not receive any update this week.  This is intended to help reduce the amount of communication you get from the school and to avoid undue repetition.


As cooler weather approaches, please be reminded to get in early to the PTA shop for any additional uniform items your child might need. As a reminder, our intention is to reduce our current inventory over the next year or so, in order to minimise loss from having to write-off too much stock as we will be moving to a brand new uniform.

Please note that your child will be able to wear their existing uniform this year and next.  The new uniform will start with our new intake of Year 1 students in 2020/21

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 fortnightly updates.

Tuesday 12th November – Year 5 bake sale for all of the students

Tuesday 19th November-Friday 22nd November – Year 5 Camp

Medical Authorisation Form

Please click HERE

Student Withdrawal Form

Please click HERE.

PTA Winter Uniform Order Form

Please click HERE.

Vaccination Consent Forms

Vaccination consent forms (DTaP-IPV) for Year 1 students were given out on 4 November 2019 – please check your child/ren’s dairy. You may need to return your child/ren’s immunization record card if you decided to join the program.  Since Year 6 is on camp, their forms will be given on next Monday.

The vaccination event will be held on 8 January 2020 (Wednesday).

If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you.

Crystal Tao – School Nurse

Popcorn Day

Huge thanks for supporting our Popcorn Days.  We managed to raise an amazing $8,300.  This along with last year’s effort helped fund the triathlon suits for Aquathon Club.  Thanks again.

Bake Sale

A reminder that Y5 Bake sale will take place on Tuesday 12 November.  To help support this event, please give your child some money so they can buy a treat during break time.


Winter Uniform is now on sale.  We have run out of the following :

Size 6, 8 & 10 Long PE Pants – These will be replaced shortly by new navy track suit pants which are due to arrive in November.

Size XS, S & M Fleece – These will be replaced by a new navy tracksuit jacket which are due to arrive in November.

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.

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.

We will be updating the ordering form this weekend to incorporate the new items so the link will not work on Saturday and Sunday. Thank you for your patience.

Uniform Order Form (Winter) – CLICK HERE

Hot Lunches

DCK have tentatively advised the Dec menu will be uploaded on 11 Nov with ordering period running through till 19 Nov.  If you wish to order please login to your child’s account at DCK Lunch

A reminder that lunch cancellations can only be made through email and must be sent out before 8:30am on the day required.  Please email stating school name, student name, class and cancellation date(s).

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 12 November – Y5 Bake Sale



Box of Hope

Football Training

Boys Training Schedule

All sessions will be held at Kowloon Tsai Park. Pick up from school at 4:45pm.  No training on November 19th because of the Year 5 camp.

Girls Training Schedule

November 13th – Kowloon Tsai Park – Pick up from school at 4:45pm.  No training on November 20th because of the Year 5 camp.

Kowloon HKPSSA Boys and Girls Football Tournament



Well done to the Year 5 students who represented the school at the HKPSSA football tournament on Tuesday. With the Year 6s on camp we had to take our Year 5s to a mostly Year 6 tournament and all the players gained immensely from the experience. The boys finished 10th and the girls finished 7th despite only having one goal scored passed them and only losing one match. The boys had a tough group and played to the best of their abilities. The highlights being the draw against Clearwater Bay, Carlson’s great long shot to score and Ivan’s heroic defender were a highlight.

The girls team won their group with 3 wins and a draw and four clean sheets. In the cup quarter final against Kellett Kowloon Bay neither team could score and it came down a 2 vs 2 game.  Kellett scored to put us into the 5th to 8th place semis. Our only lose and goal conceded in twelves minutes came in the match against ICHK. In the 7th place play off we dominated the match and won one nil thanks to our goal scoring machine – Sophia.

Our players of the day were Ivan for his great defending and willingness to go in goal when our normal goalkeeper went off. Veda was chosen by Mr Lowe for the girls for her positional play and solid defending.

Results – Boys


Thanks to the parents who came to support both teams.

Tim Teahan

Mandarin Monday

We have shared many stories and videos during our past Mandarin Club sessions. This time, we have decided to have some fun with handwork. Dumplings are a representative dish that Chinese people serve and eat during many important festivals and traditional holidays. This coming Friday is a Chinese solar term, the Beginning of Winter. Eating dumplings is a tradition on this day in many parts of China. So, do you know how to make dumplings? If yes, come and impress us on Monday. If not yet, no worries, come and join us and we will learn how to do it together.

Mandarin Club

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


October 23 – Aaron Tse (4A) took part as a volunteer in the Volunteer Works and ventured out to a public housing estate in Kowloon. Aaron, along with his little sister and parents, visited 7 households to distribute food hampers to Elderly People who are less mobile and unable to visit the Housing Estate Welfare Centres on their own. Apart from handing out food to the elders, Aaron and his sisters spent time talking to the elders and got an understanding of their daily lives since they are less mobile and unable to go outdoors regularly. Aaron learnt a lot from his first experience in volunteer works, and promised the Grandpas and Grandmas that he will visit again in the future. Fantastic work Aaron!


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


October 20 – Arthur Chui (5Y) and Abigail Chui (1L) passed their Taekwondo examination, and got the red and green belt respectively. Arthur also won the “Best Performance” badge in his grade. Keep it up you two!


November 2 – Olivia Cheung (1P) participated in the Monsters Inc. 3km run that was organised by HK Disneyland. She was awarded a medal for participation and for completing the run. Well done Olivia!


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.