14 Oct 2017

Bradbury Newsletter 13 October 2017

Dear Bradbury School Community,

I trust that your break was relaxing and refreshing.

We are excited to once again be hosting Professor Peter Sullivan in school to work with teachers.  He will be holding a Mathematics Parent Information evening on Thursday 16 November 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please email Ms. Fritzi at fritzi.yu@bradbury,edu.hk if you would like to attend.  Further information will come out closer to the date.

We recognise and value ways to communicate effectively with each other through apps like Whatsapp.  However, we are also aware that these school groups are being used to post false information that is alarming and disturbing some parents, who do not realise the scam nature of the posting. Can I ask that these groups are used wisely and if you ever have any concerns, please talk to us first?

Can I also remind parents that students are not permitted to bring sweets of any kind into school. 

Finally, a continued plea not to photograph or video any child who is not your own!

Thank you.

Sandra Webster



Important Dates




16 Oct 2017 (Mon) World Food Day
18 Oct 2017 (Wed) Year 5 Arts Gallery
19 Oct 2017 (Thur) Year 5 Cake Sale 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
20 Oct 2017 (Fri) CPD Day – No Classes —-
25 Oct 2017 (Wed) Parent Teacher Consultations – Day 1 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
27 Oct 2017 (Fri) Techni-Photo Orders Deadline 12:00 noon
01 Nov 2017 (Wed) PYP Parent Information Session 5:00 p.m.
01 Nov 2017 (Wed) –

03 Nov 2017 (Fri)

Book Fair 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
02 Nov 2017 (Thur) Parent Teacher Consultations – Day 2 3:00 – 6:30 p.m.
06 Nov 2017 (Mon) Feeding the Homeless (Part 2)
06 Nov 2017 (Mon) –

09 Nov 2017 (Wed)

5C/5B Camp 8:30 a.m.
10 Nov 2017 (Fri) CPD Day – No Classes —–
13 Nov 2017 (Mon) –

15 Nov 2017 (Wed)

5S/5F Camp 8:30 a.m.
15 Nov 2017 (Wed) Year 6 Inoculations All Day
16 Nov 2017 (Thur) Mathematics Parents Evening – Prof. Sullivan 5:00 p.m.
16 Nov 2017 (Thur) Sausage Sizzle 12:00 noon
22 Nov 2017 (Wed) –

24 Nov 2017 (Fri)

4P/4T Camp 8:30 a.m.
29 Nov 2017 (Wed) –

01 Dec 2017 (Fri)

4H/4F Camp 8:30 a.m.
01 Dec 2017 (Fri) Winter Night Market


Parent Teacher Meting Bookings

Parent Consultations for Term 1 will be organised on the following dates:

Wednesday 25 October 2017 (3pm-6.30pm)

Thursday 02 November 2017 (3pm-6.30pm)

The Gateway Parent Consultation Booking system will be open for Parent bookings from Friday 13 October 2017 to Monday 23 October 2017. If you wish to secure an appointment please log onto Gateway between these dates and book a time that is convenient for you.

John Ainsworth – Vice Principal


More parents needed for survey!

Thank you to the parents who kindly filled in the survey. We need more parents’ feedback.

The CIS and IB surveys will each take approximately 7 – 15 minutes to complete. We hope you can spare some time to help the school in its desire to improve. The survey will be available until Monday 9th October 2017.

To access the IB survey, please click on this link: IB Parent Survey

To access the CIS survey, please click on this link: CIS Community Survey – Parents

If you have any questions or need support, please contact stephen.fennelly@bradbury.edu.hk  .

Thank you very much for completing the survey.

Amanda Bremner (PYP Coordinator) and Steve Fennelly (Vice Principal and CIS Leader)


Techni-Photo Order Forms

You should have received the order forms from Techni-Photo by now.  Please return the order forms to the school office by Friday 27 October 2017.

Please make cheque payments to ‘Techni Photo.’ We would prefer cheques if possible.

Thank you.

John Ainsworth – Vice Principal)


Feeding the Homeless – 6 November 2017

The next feeding event will take place on 6 November from 6-7.30pm. The details are as follows

Where: Nam Cheong MTR Station Exit A – meet across the road outside Fu Cheong Mall

Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm (meet 5.45pm)

Who: Year 2-6 students and families/friends (students need to be accompanied by an adult)

How: MTR Tung Chung orange line from Central Station

Cost: $200 per person (this covers the cost of the food we deliver and is payable in cash when we meet on the evening)

If you are interested in taking part, please notify Ms. Fritzi in the school office 2574-8249 or email fritzi.yu@bradbury.edu.hk and either Ms Farrington or Ms. Bremner will contact you closer to the time with more details.


World Food Day

Thank you to the families who have brought in items for ‘World Food Day.’

All items can be dropped off at the school office until pick up which is scheduled for the 16 October .Your support is appreciated by many.

Below are some of the items we have collected so far:


Library News

Once again we are looking forward to hosting the Bookazine Book Fair in the Library. The Book Fair will be open from 8.00 am until 2:30 pm on Wednesday 1 November,  Thursday 2 November, and Friday 3  November.  Parents are welcome to browse at any time.

Students will have an opportunity to browse and make purchases during assigned class times and if necessary during break or lunchtime on Thursday 2 November and Friday 3 November. I will email the class schedule to parents by Friday 27 October and also include it in the Bradbury School Newsletter.

If you would like your child to purchase one or more book/s on their allocated day please send them with an appropriate amount of money in a secure purse or container. The cost of most paperback books will be around $120 and hardback books are generally priced between $150-$220. Please remind your child to be responsible for both their money and purchases. If you are concerned about your child handling money, please feel free to do your own browsing and purchasing together in their allocated class buying time.

Jane Thompson (Teacher Librarian and Connie Leung (Librarian)


PYP Parent Information Session

A PYP Parent information session will be held for all new parents to Bradbury on Wednesday the 1st November at 5pm in the Hall.

In this workshop we will be looking at the elements of PYP, what inquiry learning looks like in the classroom and how parents can support the PYP at home.

This will be an interactive session and will last around one hour. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with Ms. Fritzi in the school office by the 27th October.

Amanda Bremner – PYP Coordinator


P.T.A News


19 October Year 5 Cake Sale
November CPD Day (Changed from the 17th)
November  Sausage Sizzle


The Year 5 cake sale will be held on Thursday, 19th October 2017. We would be grateful if each year 5 Student could contribute one dozen (only) individual sized cakes for this event. Please have your child deliver the cakes to the school hall on Thursday morning. If you would like your container returned, please clearly label both the top and bottom with your child’s name and class. Please remember no nuts or nut products.

Although brownies and cupcakes are very popular, there is a school wide focus on health this year. To encourage children to make healthier choices we would love to see some alternatives that more nutritious and lower in sugar.

Volunteers – we require 9 helpers on the day between 9:30am and 11:00am.  Please email your class parent or the PTA at pta@bradbury.edu.hk or call 2893 2256 if you can help.

If you would like your child/children to buy a cake, please provide them with $10 and they will have an opportunity to buy a cake at morning break on Thursday.


Thank you to our amazingly generous parents who have donated prizes for this year’s raffle.

Thanks to them we have the best selection of prizes we have ever had! Tickets will go on sale in November so watch this space!!

Please also keep an eye out for emails from your CLASS PARENT. They will be contacting you over the next few weeks with more information about how you can help with the night market.

Don’t forget to check out and like our Facebook page for all the PTA news and upcoming event details!

Julia Dunn – PTA Chairperson

Email: pta@bradbury.edu.hk.
Website: http://www.bradbury.edu.hk/pta-2/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BradburyschoolPTA/


Adult Yoga at Bradbury

Parents are welcome to join our yoga sessions in the library.

Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

$100 drop in rate.

$80 advance payment rate.

Please bring a mat and wear suitable clothing.


3rd Party Organised After School Activities

Dear Parents,

The following companies are currently hiring our facilities to provide extra-curricular activities for students. You may browse the school website under “LIFE AT BRADBURY” for their programs and enrol your child directly to the company:

ESF Sports Programme, contact at 2760 3900 or sports@esf.org.hk website: www.esf.org.hk

Adventure Sports Academy Ltd. – Soccer & Basketball Training, contact Eilis Cheung at 3998 4042 or info@adventuresportsacademy.com website: www.adventuresportsacademy.com

Backershagen B.V. (LanguageOne) – Global Mother Tongue Education, contact Leandra Lok at

5501 5262 or leandra.lok@languageone.nl website: www.languageone.nl

Banana Art Club – Art Class, contact Michelle Chan at 6020 5476 or bananaartclub@gmail.com website: www.bananaartclub.com

Brilliant Learning International Ltd. (Sanskriti) – Sanskriti/Hindi Language Class, contact Geetanjali Dhar at 3563 4300 or info@sanskritiglobal.org website: www.sanskritiglobal.org

Discovery Dome Hong Kong Ltd. – Astronomy Club with a Portable Mobile Planetarium (Year 3-6 students), contact Lorne Ali at 9754 4081 or lorneali@hotmail.com, website www.discoverydome.hk

Foundation Academy Ltd. – Foundation’s

Filmmaker, contact Namrata Bindra at 3107 8810 or academy@foundationge.com website: http://www.foundationacademy.co/filmmaker/

HoYinPingChess / Hong Kong Junior Chess Club – Chess Class, Holiday Camp, Tournament, contact Yin Ping Ho at 9215 2682 or hoyinpingchess@gmail.com website: www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/lesson.html /www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/camp.html or www.hkjuniorchess.org

Move For Life Ltd. – “Move” Dance Class, contact Rosie Martin at 5491 2473 or info@moveforlife.asia website: www.moveforlife.asia

Primary Matters – Writing Workshop, contact Marion McNally at 9465 4468 or primarymattershk@gmail.com website: www.primarymattershk.com

Starlit Voice Ltd. – LAMDA Musical Theatre & Group Drama, contact Vincent Warren at 2108 2182 or info@starlit.hk website: www.starlitvoice.com

Valley Rugby Football Club Ltd. – Netball FUNdamentals 12 week Programme, contact Chanelle Candy at 2815 3670 or netball@valleyrfc.com website: http://www.valleyrfc.com/netball—junior-academy.html

N.B. Bradbury School is not responsible for the quality and safety of programmes offered by third parties. However, please note that all hirers are required to provide third party liability insurance. Parents are urged to take steps to ensure that they are satisfied with any and all aspects of the after school programme(s) they elect to opt in to.