26 Sep 2019

Newsletter #7

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
PTA News
Around BHS
Student Action
Student Achievements
Other News


Dear Parents, Caregivers and Students


Parent Consultations

Thanks to those of you who will be attending parent consultations tonight and to those of you who have been flexible with the contingency arrangements for some classes that were put in place due to potential traffic disruption on HK Island.  The teachers are looking forward to meeting you all and will reschedule any appointments missed to ensure they take place before November 1.  We will be in touch regarding booking alternative times for those families concerned.


CPD Day on Monday

As a reminder there will be a teacher training day ESF wide for all primary schools on Monday 30 September and this will be followed by the public holiday on Tuesday.


Dress Casual for Community Chest

On Friday 4th October our school will be encouraged to ‘Dress Casual’ and 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.  Students can make donations of $10-20


ESF Central Procurement for BHS Uniform

As a follow-up to last week’s newsletter you will be aware that there will be a change in school uniform in the next 2 years.  Please note that your child currently at BHS will be able to wear their existing uniform this year and next.  There is currently no change to the purple uniform & PE T-shirt, although this will change over time.


With the change of season, some families may be thinking about purchasing some new uniform items.  The PTA is working on ordering some stock items.  If, in the meantime an item is not available, ie the red sweater, we are flexible to allow students to wear a plain jersey that matches the uniform until the stock arrives.

Thanks in advance for your support.


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.


Thursday 26th September – Parent consultations evening (3D scheduled at another time)

Monday 30th September – School closed – ESF CPD day

Tuesday 1 October – School Closed – public holiday

Wednesday 2nd October – Parent consultations evening

Friday 4th October – Dress Casual day for HK Community Chest

Monday 7th-Friday 11th – School Closed for mid term break

Wednesday 16 October – PTA AGM (pm)

Friday 18th October – PTA Welcome Bowling Event

Friday 25th October – BHS CPD day – school closed

Saturday 26th October – BHS CPD day

Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th October – School photos.  Details will follow


Bake Sale

Thank you to the Y6 students & families for your home-made Bake Sale goodies.  Y6 helped to raise $4530 for the BHS PTA to help support BHS.


BHS PTA AGM – 16 October 5:15pm

The BHS PTA comprises of a group of parents and staff who work closely to build community spirit and organise various events throughout the year to raise funds for the school.  All members of the school community are invited to attend the AGM and this is an ideal opportunity to share your views and discuss any matters of concern.

The BHS PTA Executive Committee will also be nominated during the AGM and we welcome any parents who wish to join.  Just fill in the nomination form and turn up to the AGM.  Look forward to seeing you there.



Our existing Winter Uniform is now on sale.  There is limited existing stock in small sizes of the following items, pe long pants, red sweater and purple fleece.  As they run out they shall be replenished by new items from the ESF Central Procurement collection. There is no change to the purple uniform & pe shirts but we will commence a rigorous design process to finalise the new uniform which is due to come into effect in 2020-21 for the new year 1 intake and 2021-22 for remaining years


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

The October menu has been distributed and the deadline for ordering lapsed on 18 September.


DCK will shortly implement online ordering and payment through PPS.  We are still reviewing the details with them and will let you know as soon as everything is finalised.  In the meantime please ensure you have a PPS account as this is the only payment method they will accept.

Details of PPS can be found on this website: https://www.ppshk.com/index_e.html


Upcoming Events

September 24 – Y6 Bake Sale

October 16 – PTA AGM

October 18 – Welcome Bowling Social

October 30-November 1 – Popcorn Day (Details to follow later)






Boys Training Schedule

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

October 1 – No Training – Public Holiday


Girls Training Schedule

October 2 – Kowloon Tsai Park – 4.45pm pick up from school.

We are looking for a parent volunteer to help with the girls session as Miss Mak is on a course. Please email timothy.teahan@bhs.edu.hk if you are available to help from 3pm to 5pm.

Community Choir

Our BHS Community Choir will resume after the October half term break.  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.

Excursion, ICT and PTA Fee 2019-2020 (This note has been sent to you in hard copy)

Central Applications – Year 1 (2015 Birth) for August 2020-2021


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


September 21 – Judith Chan (1P) participated in the charity flag selling to raise funds for the people in need. She challenged herself to approach strangers on the street to sell the charity flags.  It was a rewarding and memorable experience for Judith and the family as a whole. Well done Judith!


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


September 22 – Katie Ji (2W) took the initiative to borrow a cooking book from the school library and decided to cook lunch for her family. She picked the ingredients from the supermarket by herself. She followed the recipe carefully and made a yummy pasta salad. Keep it up Katie!


September 23 – Glamour Poon (3H) is a pop dance lover. She has joined her current dancing school for nearly 10 months. She has recently been awarded with a Bronze trophy for her performance in her funky jazz examination. Well done Glamour!


September 25 – Louis Zhang (6P) received the ESF Tigers Basketball Development Academy Award 2018-2019 for Best DVL Defensive Player. Louis has participated in over 60 games in the ESF Tigers DVL Tournament during the last two seasons and his performance was superb! Recently, Louis is selected to officially join ESF Tigers U12 Elite Academy. According to the head coach, “The Elite programme will be challenging and rewarding and our expectations are high.” Keep it up Louis!

72nd HKSMSA Music Festival 2019/20

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.