12 Dec 2019

Newsletter #17

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
Other News


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students,


Happy Holidays and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

We’ve had a wonderful first term of school and have much to be proud of.  It’s time for students and staff, and parents too, I hope, to recharge and relax in preparation for the next term ahead.

It was such a wonderful Christmas celebration last night.  The singing from the three Choirs; Junior, Chamber and the Community Choir was sensational.  Thanks to the PTA for their organisation, the staff for their training and enthusiasm and to the parents for supporting the event.


Discos and Class Parties

The Discos were very popular – thanks to the PTA for their organisation and to the staff for helping out with supervision.  Mr Pheasant’s play-list was very popular!

Class parties are well underway and children have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the end of term festivities.


Sports Teams

Our sports teams continue to represent our school with pride, showing great sportsmanship. They are not phased by coming up against stronger opposition at times and the coaches tell me that they are improving each game and always aim to do their best. Thanks to all of the students who have represented the school in a sporting competition this term and to the coaches for their endless energy and support of the players.


Christmas Concert

For more photos, click HERE.


Big Business Market Day – Year 5

It was wonderful to see the hall full of Year 5 parents this morning to celebrate the wonderful achievement of their children. Year 5 students have been incredibly inventive and hard working, creative entrepreneurs.  They have worked in teams to set up a small business to sell goods and have marketed these goods in a professional way through websites that they have personally developed.  It’s been an impressive unit of inquiry where the learning has been engaging, and ‘real-life’ giving the students hands-on experience of the challenges and celebrations of running your own business.

A special thanks to the staff who have been involved in this wonderful process and to the parents for your support too.  Well done Year 5 students – we are so proud of you!  I’m wondering how I’m going to spend my money on market day with all the wonderful array of goodies to choose from!

For more photos, click HERE.



See you all in Term 2!

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.

Friday 13 December – School closes at 12 noon for end of term.


New Dates for 2020:

Monday 6 January – Term 2 begins

Wednesday 8 January – Year 1 and 6 vaccination day (details sent previously)

Tuesday 14 January – Year 2 Bake Sale


Week beginning Monday 20th January – Chinese New Year Celebrations (Details to follow)

Thursday 23 January – School closes at 3pm for CNY holiday

Monday 3 February – School closed for CPD (staff training)

Tuesday 4 February – School resumes for students


Medical Authorisation Form

Please click HERE

Student Withdrawal Form

Please click HERE.

PTA Winter Uniform Order Form

Please click HERE.

Dear Y1 & Y6 Parents and Guidance,

All immunisation consent forms and record cards are well collected during previous weeks. Once again, the immunisation for DTap-IPV (Year 1) & dTap-IPV (Year 6) will be held on 8 January 2020 in the morning at school.  All immunisation record card will be return to your child after injection.

If student could not attend on the injection date, you may receive a letter from Department of Health which tells you to make a new appointment from one of the government clinic for injection.

Wish you all enjoy your holiday and Merry Christmas!!!

Nurse Crystal

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Upcoming Events

Friday 13 December – DCK Lunch Order Deadline


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 Chinese New Year Assembly. No auditions or previous singing experience – just lots of enthusiasm needed! First rehearsal after the Christmas holidays will be on January 9th 2020.

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

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

December 11 – Ethan Cheung (2F) participated in the 71st Hong Kong Speech Festival in the category of Solo Verse Speaking. He used the piece “Who’s Afraid” by John Foster and was awarded 87 points which won him second place. Well done Ethan!


Filmmaker Novelist Orator


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.