Greetings to our Bradbury Community
What a great year it has been. I would like to thank you all for the support you have shown to our students and their learning.
We farewell the following staff and wish them well:
- Clayton Heggie (Y5 Teacher) – Island School
- Michelle Truman (Y2 Teacher) – International Christian School
- Carrie Sun* (Y1 E.A.) – Supply Teaching
- Leanne Oh* (Y2 E.A.) – Po Leung Kuk International School
- Phyllis Cai* (Chinese E.A.) – Delia School of Canada
- Tanya Bhambry (IN E.A.) – Special Needs E.A. at Sha Tin Collage
- Vanessa Style (IN E.A.) – Moving to Shanghai
- Stephanie Ng (IN E.A.) – Trinity College, London
* These three E.A.s have all qualified as teachers over their time at Bradbury and we wish them all the best as they pursue a teaching career.
Thank you to each one of you for your contributions to making Bradbury the wonderful school that it is. We will miss you and wish you every happiness.
Next year, we welcome to our staff:
Mr. Steven Bemet
Mrs. Tracy Fleming
Mrs. Rebecca Ryder
To those families who are leaving our school, we all wish you well on your next chapter. To returning families, we look forward to another year of learning and achievement at Bradbury School. To all, safe travels and may this Summer be a time of wonderful memories and special moments.
I received the sad news recently that Robert (Bob) L. Brown passed away recently after an extended illness. Bob was the first Principal of Bradbury from 1975-1996. As a community, we pass on our condolences and thoughts to his family.
Bob was a very special part of Bradbury and until a few years back, used to pop in and visit when he was in Hong Kong. He will be remembered fondly by those who knew him.
|30 June 2017 (Friday)||Last Day of Term 3 (This is an early dismissal)||12:00PM|
|30 June 2017 (Friday) PM – 11 August 2017 (Friday) – Inclusive||School Summer Holidays (No Classes)||——–|
|08 August 2017 (Tuesday) –
11 August 2017 (Friday)
|P.T.A. Shop Opens||10:00AM – 3:00PM|
|14 August 2017 (Monday)||Classes fo Autumn Term Begins for Years 2-6||8:30AM – 2:40PM|
|14 August 2017 (Monday)||Classes for Year 1 Group A Begins||9:00AM – 12:00PM|
|15 August 2017 (Tuesday)||Classes for Year 1 Group B Begins||9:00AM – 12:00PM|
Parents of our current Year 6 students, please note that you will be able to access data relating to Year 6 students on your Bradbury School Gateway account until 01 August 2017.
Following that date all students will be migrated up to the next year level and therefore you will not be able to access the data for current Year 6 students on Bradbury School Gateway after 01 August 2017. Please ensure that you download any reports that you require before that date.
John Ainsworth – Vice Principal
Island School Update
Island School Project – Parent Invitation
Before the end of the school year, I would like to invite you to attend a parent information evening to discuss the Island School project, the decanting arrangements and transport plans for students.
The session will be held at the Island School Hall in the evening of 22 August 2017, starting from 6pm. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to seeing you on 22 August and hope that you will have a relaxing summer break.
Chief Executive Officer
Congratulations to Hailey Tang of 4T, who represented Bradbury School in the Joint School Music Competition 2017.
The competition was held by the Joint School Music Association (JSMA) and Hailey was awarded the Gold Standard in the Medium Level Harp Solo category.
As you may be aware, our very own Rose Hopewell-Fong will be representing Hong Kong in the Woman’s Rugby World Cup in Ireland in August. What a great achievement and it is wonderful to have a player of her calibre on our PE staff.
Rose, congratulations, we all wish you the very best for some great games and lots of wins. We will all be cheering you on and look forward to hearing your world cup stories on your return.
The 3rd International Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your great support in The 3rd International Zhou Youguang Cup Chinese Talent Show. A total of 28 local and international schools took part in this competition.
There were 33 students from Bradbury School participating in the event. They were from both near native and mainstream classes. All the participants worked extremely hard practising for the competition. They have featured prominently in the awards. Adrian Ting has been awarded as one of the two Chinese Culture Ambassadors this year. Ms. Angela Gou received the Excellent Teacher award for the high number of achieving students from her classes.
|1N||凌樾然 Sophia Ling||Ancient Poems Chanting||Champion|
|Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes||Champion|
|Reading out pinyin||The second runner up|
|1BZ||赵泓叡 Tina Zhao||Modern Poems Chanting||The first runner up|
|2T||Chloe Keoshadi||Poems Chanting or Singing||Award of excellence|
|2T||汪炜仑 Weilun Wang||Reading out pinyin||Award of excellence|
|2G||王子昇 Tsz Sing Wong||Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes||Award of excellence|
|2C||丁毅臻 Adrian Ting||Story telling||Champion|
|Reading out pinyin||Champion|
|Chanting and Singing of Nursery Rhymes||The first runner up|
|3C||卫纪恩 Clare Wai||Ancient Poems Chanting||The second runner up|
|Hard Pen Calligraphy||The second runner up|
|3V||周子瑶 Eva Zhou||Ancient Poems Chanting||The second runner up|
|Story telling||The second runner up|
|Story Writing Based on Pictures||The second runner up|
|5C||Isla Grieve||Poems Chanting or Singing||Champion|
|Reading out pinyin||Award of excellence|
|4P||王钰雯 Vivian Wang||Modern Poems Chanting||The first runner up|
|Dictionary Use||Award of excellence|
|5H||Ancita Ma 马韵然||Reading out pinyin||The second runner up|
|5B||Sienna Montalvo||Poems Chanting or Singing||Award of excellence|
|6C||曹舒涵 Shuhan Cao||Pinyin Input||Champion|
|6C||李昕颖 Tiffany Lee||Hard Pen Calligraphy||The second runner up|
|Adrian Ting||Cultural Ambassador|
|Angela Gou||Excellent Teacher Award|
The big thanks also go to our school orchestra. They are Natasha Chun (5B), Airiana Chan (5F), Amelia Chow (5F), Chloe Hao (5C), Ean Luke (6C), Charlotte Lee (6C) and Miriam Lo. Their performance was the highlight of the award ceremony.
All the students enjoyed this event. We are proud that the Chinese language is widely promoted in our community.
I wish you all a nice summer holiday.
Jenny Chen – Head of Chinese
Action at Bradbury 2016/2017
Thanks again to all those families that have participated in various community action events this year. Next year, we will once again be holding regular events for our community to participate in and we hope that more families will be involved. These events are a great way to help others who are less fortunate through hands on feeding experience and allow our students to reflect on their personal situations. Our events are organised by Sunshine Action, a NGO that Bradbury has had a long term relationship with.
Please find below a list of dates for action events in the upcoming school year:
Feeding people in need Monday 18th September 6.15pm -7.30pm Nam Cheung
Feeding people in need Monday 30th October 6.15pm to 7.30pm Nam Cheong
Hike for Hunger Sunday 21st January Quarry Bay (Start point) 9.00am
Feeding people in need Monday 27th Feb 6.15pm – 7.30pm Nam Cheung
These events will be advertised through the school newsletter and interested families will be able to sign up via Ms. Fritzi in the school office.
Amanda Bremner – PYP Coordinator
Year 6 Action Agents
Congratulations to the Year 6 Action Agents who have gained their United World College (UWC) bronze level global citizenship badge.
Charlotte Blyth Dayeon Lee Emma Harvey Matthew Yuen Ben Spielmann Leela Teffaine Jay Jay Li Vedika Misra Riya Morais
UWC connects schools in the developed world with schools in post conflict regions. The students have been planning and taking action to enable around 20 students to receive an education in Khe Krom, which is situated in Northern Cambodia. . The pupils have been learning about daily life and received pictures of the UWC school which was built just last year. As part of the badge requirements the students presented their journey to the Year 5 students and will be educating the whole school in our last assembly for the year.
Well done Action Agents!
Amanda Bremner – PYP Coordinator
I would like, on behalf of the PTA, to thank each of you for your support, participation and encouragement over the year. It would be impossible to hold events such as the Night Market, the School Discos, Sausage Sizzles or Cake Sales without your help. Whether you have volunteered, baked cakes or donated time or money, every bit helps and we appreciate it all!
Thanks to your hard work and generosity we have managed to raise over $300,000 this year! This is all donated straight back to the school and used to support a wide variety of programs including the artist in residence, the library and the Year 6 leavers celebration. This year we also donated $200,000 to replace the safety flooring in the blue playground.
We are always keen to hear ideas about possible projects for the future. The PTA has, in the past donated funds for a variety of things, such as Telly Tubby Land, the Spiderweb, new water fountains and the retractable seating in the hall. Please let us know if you have an idea for our next project!!
I want to say a special thank you to the PTA committee members and the class parents who have all worked so hard to make 2016/17 such a successful year. Please consider joining the PTA committee or becoming a class parent next year. It is a great way to get more involved in the school community and help to strengthen the link between school and home!
I hope that you all have a wonderful summer and we look forward to working with you next year!
Classes for 2017/18
|CLASS TEACHER||LSC TEACHER/EA||CLASS
|1||Aoife Ni-Chianain||1N||105||Kaesha Ramchandani|
|Anika Barry||Zoe O’Reilly||1BZ||106||Phyllix Wan|
|Katie Townsend||1T||107||May Dy|
|*Anna Gardener||1G||108||Kalpana Kyawalic|
|Sheryn Cribb||1C||IEC||Joanne Tse|
|2||*Claudia Tarr||2T||205||Liz Worley|
|Tracy Fleming||2F||206||Catherine Yu|
|Rebecca Ryder||2R||207||Matthew Baker|
|Laura Gizzi||Maria Lee||2G||208||Sarah Mends|
|3||Jill Shepherd||Anna Prothero||3SP||305||Ruth Haslett|
|Jennifer Chan||3C||306||Arwa Zakir|
|Brigitte van der Vossen||3V||307||Montserrat Salazar|
|*Toby Daniel||3D||308||Peta Cook|
|4||Lorinda Thomas||4T||201||Champi Lo|
|Tom Flaherty||Vivien Cheng||4F||202||PT EA|
|*Katie Phillips||4P||203||Agnes Wan|
|Chris Harris||4H||204||Sam Campbell|
|Steve Bemet||Liezel Kemp / Simon Trinh||5S||303||
Soo Young Kim
|Zac Dickinson||Liezel Kemp / Simon Trinh||6D||403||
Dates for next year
The English Schools Foundation recently finalised the following dates for the Academic Year 2017-2018.
Please find below the term dates for Academic Year 2017-2018. We suggest that you keep this in a place where you can easily access it for your reference. It would be most helpful if you would please avoid calling the office to reconfirm the term dates. If there are any changes to the schedule, we will inform you via the newsletter. This will also be posted on the website under Community, Academic Year Dates 2017-2018.
|TERM 1: AUTUMN TERM
AUTUMN TERM BEGINS : 14 August 2017 , Monday (8.30 a.m.)
HALF-TERM HOLIDAYS : 02 October 2017 (Monday) – 06 October 2017 (Friday) Inclusive
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS : 15 December 2017, (Friday,12 noon) – 05 January 2018 (Friday) Inclusive
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND CPD DAYS (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
|08 September 2017 (Friday)||Continuous Professional Development (CPD) No Classes|
|02 October 2017 ( Monday)||The day following the National Day|
|05 October 2017 (Thursday)||The day flowing the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival|
|20 October 2017 (Friday)||C.P.D. Day|
|17 November 2017 (Friday)||C.P.D. Day|
|25 December 2017 (Monday)||Christmas Day|
|26 December 2017 (Tuesday)||The first weekday after Christmas Day|
|01 January 2018 (Monday)||New Year’s Day|
|TERM 2: SPRING TERM
SPRING TERM BEGINS : 08 January 2018, Monday (8.30 a.m.)
CHINESE NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS: 16 February 2018 (Friday) – 23 February 2018 (Friday) InclusiveEASTER BREAK HOLIDAYS : 29 March 2018 (Thursday,12 noon) – 13 April 2018 (Friday) Inclusive
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND CPD DAYS (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS) _
|16 February 2018 (Friday)||Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day|
|19 February 2018 (Monday)||Third day of Chinese Lunar New Year|
|30 March 2018 (Friday)||Good Friday|
|02 April 2018 (Monday)||Easter Monday|
|05 April 2018 (Thursday)||Ching Ming Festival|
|TERM 3: SUMMER TERM
SUMMER TERM BEGINS : 16 April 2018, Monday (8.30 a.m.)
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND CPD DAYS (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS) :
|30 April 2018 (Monday)||C.P.D. Day|
|01 May 2018 (Tuesday)||Labour Day|
|21 May 2018 (Monday)||C.P.D. Day|
|22 May 2018 (Tuesday)||The Birthday of the Buddha|
|18 June 2018 (Monday)||Dragon Boat Festival|
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:
Bome Co. Ltd. – International Standard Ballroom, Latin Dance Class, contact Ms. May Li at 2891 0289 or email@example.com website: www.bomedance.com.hk
HoYinPingChess / Hong Kong Junior Chess Club – Chess Class, Holiday Camp, Tournament, contact Yin Ping Ho at 9215 2682 or firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/lesson.html /www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/camp.html or www.hkjuniorchess.org
KennyMark Pty Ltd- Astro Trooper Space Workshop (Oct 2017), contact Kenny Tan at +61 405 841 446 or email@example.com website: www.kmptyltd.com