Dear Bradbury School Community
Happy Diwali! It is a joy to share the Festival of Lights with our students. Many thanks to our wonderfulparents who organised an amazing variety of Diwali activities, so that all of our students could join in this important cultural celebration. It was an enriching event that everyone enjoyed.
It remains a frustration that two concerns around child protection and safety remain present at school, unfortunately due to the actions of some of our parents. Firstly, we ask that parents respect our request not to photograph or video students other than their own child at school. This includes other children and staff in the background. We know that images uploaded onto open social media sites can be hijacked and manipulated for other purposes and we all need to be vigilant around protecting our children from any possible threat of this.
Secondly, parents continue to double park outside school and sit and wait, thus holding up the traffic, who can’t get past them. In their frustration, other drivers move into the lane for oncoming traffic at speed, causing yet more chaos and confusion. Please do not double park. If you would like to park and wait for your child, please arrive at around 2:55 pm, when the buses have left and there is more space on the road. Your child will be supervised until 3:00 pm.
Let’s work together as a community and keep our children safe!
N.B. Dates and Activities may change from time to time. Please check the online calendar for the weekly updates on www.bradbury.edu.hk Calendar. Thank you.
|09 November 2018 (Friday)||Last Day for Box of Hope Drop Ins||8:30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.|
|09 November 2018 (Friday)||Class 3S/3C Assembly||8:45 a.m.|
|09 November 2018 (Friday)||Diwali Celebration in School||All Day|
|12 November 2018 (Monday) –
14 Wednesday 2018 (Wednesday)
|Class 5T/5F Camp||8:30 a.m.|
|12 November 2018 (Monday)||1ZC to St. Mary’s Home|
|13 November 2018 (Tuesday)||1C to St. Mary’s Home|
|14 November 2018 (Wednesday)||1M to St. Mary’s Home|
|15 November 2018 (Thursday)||P.Y.P. Information Session||9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.|
|15 November 2018 (Thursday)||Sausage Sizzle||12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|19 November 2018 (Monday) –
21 November 2018 (Wednesday)
|Bookazine Fair||8:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.|
|19 November 2018 (Monday)||1R to St. Mary’s Home|
|20 November 2018 (Tuesday)||Year 5/ 6 Sports Day||9:15 a.m.|
|20 November 2018 (Tuesday)||1N to St. Mary’s Home||8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.|
|21 November 2018 (Wednesday)||Year 6 Camp Meeting||5:00 p.m.|
|22 November 2018 (Thursday)||School Production : MacBeth||7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.|
|26 November 2018 (Monday)||Feeding People in Need ( Part 2) TBC|
|27 November 2018 (Tuesday)||Incoming Year 1 (2019-2020) Parent Information Meeting|
|28 November 2018 (Wednesday) –
30 November 2018 (Friday)
|Class 4H/4V Camp||8:30 a.m.|
|30 November 2018 (Friday)||Winter Night Market||5:30 p.m. –
|04 December 2018 (Tuesday)||Christmas Food Collection|
|04 December 2018 (Tuesday)||Parent Workshop: Parental Control on Devices||5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|05 December 2018 (Wednesday)||Food Packing|
|05 December 2018 (Wednesday) –
07 December 2018 (Friday)
|Class 4A/4B Camp||8:30 a.m.|
|10 December 2018 (Monday) –
13 December 2018 (Thursday)
|Year 6 Camp|
|14 December 2018 (Friday)||Last Day of Term 1
School Ends at 12 noon
|17 December 2018 (Monday) –
04 January 2018 (Friday)
( No School )
|07 January 2018 (Monday)||School Resumes
Start of Term 2
Invitation Bradbury School Winter Night Market
Friday, November 30th 2018 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm
We are delighted to be sending you this invitation once again. Yes, we are back! It has been gratifying to have already received so many notes of interest about taking tables at our ever popular Marketplace. This year the 2018 Bradbury School Winter Night Market will take place on Friday, November 30th. As ever, the aim of the Night Market is to raise funds for the Bradbury School PTA and to provide a fun evening for the 720 Bradbury children, their families and friends. Guests will be greeted with international food and drinks stalls, games, crafts activities and an opportunity to shop for a huge variety of products at our Marketplace, all set amongst a festive background.
As a valued Vendor who has previously attended the Night Market, or indeed who has already enquired about a table for this year, we cordially invite you to reserve a table to sell your products. Tables are approximately 6 feet by 2 feet and are located either in our covered playground or the adjacent main playground. All tables in the main playground are covered with marquees and extra lighting is provided in each marquee. The cost is $1,000 per table or $1,800 for 2, for with the price .However we also offer you an extra opportunity to share a table, the cost for a half-table will be $600. We will advertise on Facebook listing the name and contact details of each of the stallholders as well.
Please note, regrettably, there is no parking available at the school during the Winter Night Market. However, it is possible to drive in to unload your products between 3:00pm – 4:30pm on the day. Vehicles can return after 8.30pm to collect goods. Closest parking is at either The Adventist Hospital or The Police Museum Playground, both on Stubbs Road.
We really hope you can join us! To reserve your space, please complete the attached form and make your payment for the appropriate amount. We are able to accept payments by cheque or bank transfer. If you pay by bank transfer, please remember to email me the payment acknowledgement for our records.
We very much look forward to welcoming you on November 30th.
Khyati Mehta on behalf of Bradbury PTA Ltd.
BRADBURY SCHOOL WINTER NIGHT MARKET
FRIDAY, November 30th 2018 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Company Name: ____________________________________________
E-mail address: ____________________________________________
Contact Name: ____________________________________________
Mobile No.: ____________________________________________
Description of merchandise for sale: ____________________________________________________________
Number of Tables @ $1,000 each ($1,800 for 2): ___________________
Half Table @ $600 each: ______________________________________
Number of Power Points needed : _______________________________
Special Requests: ____________________________________________
Please return completed form and payment to confirm your table(s).
Cheques and forms can be sent to Bradbury PTA, 43C Stubbs Road, Hong Kong.
Cheques should be made payable to Bradbury School PTA Limited.
Alternatively you may make a bank transfer to HSBC808-642524-838 Bradbury School PTA Ltd.
Please email your completed form AND the bank receipt to Bradburynightmarket@gmail.com.
Failure to do so makes it hard for us to reconcile your payment and will cause a delay in confirming your table(s).
If you have any questions, please call or email Khyati Mehta at 56910850 email@example.com or Bradburynightmarket@gmail.com.
By Kelly Xu, P.T.A. Chairperson, and Lin Gong, Bradbury School P.T.A. Limited
We have two vacancies on our wonderful PTA committee. To this end we would like to call for parents who would be interested in being seconded onto the committee until further notice. Please let us know via the school office if you are interested in joining us.
Winter uniform and stationery order form can be downloaded here. Place your order early, and write cheque payable to: Bradbury School PTA Limited.
Sausage Sizzle: Thursday 15 November 2018
Delicious good quality sausages, grilled on the BBQ and wrapped in fresh bread delivered to your classroom.
CASH payment only – No coins or Cheques please.
Please return order form and money to your class teacher by Thursday 8th November.
No plates provided so please bring your own on the day of the sizzle.
★★★★★★VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE!! ★★★★★★
If you can help to cook or deliver to classrooms please contact the PTA
Tel: 28932256 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
dTap-IPV Year 6 Immunisations 2018-2019
By Lauren Lau, Health Professional
The School Immunization Team of the Health Department will visit our school on the 9th of January, 2019 (Wednesday) to offer the Diptheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (reduced dose), and Inactivated Poliovirus vaccine (dTap-IPV) vaccination for Year 6 students only.
Please fill in either the consent form/refusal form, and return it to the medical room on or before 14th of
December 2018, Friday. Please complete the form and attach your child’s medical records (copy/original). The medical records will be returned to you immediately after the immunization. If you do not receive all your child’s vaccination records, please contact me immediately.
The forms have been distributed to the Year 6 classes. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Some School Uniform Reminders
By Therese Gallen, Head of Literacy
With the beginning of some slightly cooler weather we have been seeing many students wearing all sorts of long sleeved undergarments visible outside their uniform, and also outer -garments that are not school uniform. Please note that only school uniform items should be worn to school. Our PTA shop has a full range of school jumpers and PE track tops and pants available for sale. There is also a good collection of clean, good condition second-hand items for sale at very low prices.
Another concern is that many of our younger students come to school overdressed, with too many layers of clothes on. This results in students becoming overheated and uncomfortable as the days are still warm and students run around during their playbreaks One outer layer, such as a school jumper or the PE track-suit top, that the student can remove themselves, should be sufficient for most days.
Please ensure that all clothing items are clearly labelled with the student’s name and class, as our lost property bins are filling up with unnamed clothes.
A reminder also that jewellery of any type should not be worn to school- especially necklaces, which are a safety concern. Students with pierced ears are permitted to wear small, stud-type earrings only. Nail polish and sticker ‘tattoos’ are also not permitted.
Thank you all to your attention to these details. Wearing correct uniform helps all our students to be proud of being part of our Bradbury community.
Hong Kong Young Writers Awards
By Therese Gallen, Head of Literacy
Interested students are invited to enter the 10th Anniversary Competition of the Hong Kong Young Writers Award. The theme this year is:
“New Tales of the Ming Treasure Voyages”.
Students can submit entries in the following categories:
- Cover Art
I will be holding a lunchtime meeting next week for students interested in entering. Information about what to do and how to enter will be provided at the meeting. The meeting will be on Thursday Nov 15th. Students will be informed of the meeting by class teachers and reminded over the school loudspeaker announcement
system. There will be follow-up opportunities over the following weeks for any students who either missed the meeting or would like to ‘check-in’ to discuss their entry with either myself or Ms Thompson in the library,during scheduled lunch breaks.
Students must work on their entries independently and all entries will be due into school by the first day of Term 2, Monday, January 7th.
You can find more information about the competition and this years’ theme, the categories and word limits at: https://www.hkywa.com/
Box of Hope Appeal
By Steve Fennelly, Vice Principal
Thank you all so much for your generosity in your creating and handing in your boxes of hope.As a school, we collected an amazing 476 boxes of hope. That means that our community have helped 476 children who are less fortunate than ourselves. What a wonderful effort!
The boxes were collected this morning, just after we took this photo of the student councillors who had helped organise the classes.
Thank you all again for your help, it is very much appreciated.
Poem by 3C
By Tara, Kaydence, Keira, Maia, and Charlie
“As I sared at my desk…
I saw a blue triangular fin flickering
here and there…
Chomp! Chomp! Snapity snap!
A small silvery beady eye
staring at me
as if I was food!!
Sudden darkness swallowed me
Infinite rows of sharp razor teeth.
Chomp! Chomp! Snapity snap!
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator
Bradbury celebrated Diwali the Hindu Festival of Lights on Friday. Many students and staff wore traditional dress and a series of activities were run by the community at lunchtime which the children enjoyed.
Feeding People In Need In Our Community
By Amandra Bremner & Carol Farrington, Action Leaders
Our upcoming community action event with Sunshine Action is on Monday 26th November. This is a great
opportunity for families to serve in the community together and to help people less fortunate than themselves. During this event we visit people living on the streets to deliver a hot meal and some basic food and toiletry items such as biscuits, fruit, and soap.
Please find the details below:
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 must be accompanied by an adult)
How: MTR Tung Chung Orange line from Central MTR Station
Cost: $200 per person attending (this covers the cost of the hot food we deliver and is payable when we meet on the evening)
Bring: Recycled shopping bag
Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes
At Bradbury, we provide our community with various events across the year, in which we can help others. ‘Feeding People in Need’ is one such event. If you are interested in taking part, please notify Ms. Fritzi in the school office 25748249 and either Ms Farrington or I will contact you closer to the time with more details.
PYP Parent Information Session
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme is a curriculum framework designed for
students aged 3 to 12. The PYP transdisciplinary framework focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both at school and beyond. Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective assessment, the programme places a powerful emphasis on inquiry-based learning.
If you would like to learn more about the PYP, please come along to the school hall.
Thursday 15 November 2018 at 9:00AM—10:00AM. Please RSVP with Ms. Fritzi at 2574-8249.
By Jane Thompson, Librarian Teacher, and Connie Leung, Librarian Assistant
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 Monday 19th November, Tuesday 20th November, and Wednesday 21st 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 Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st November. I will email the class schedule to parents on Friday 16th November.
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 $130 and hardback books are generally priced between $150-$250. 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.
WINTER NIGHT MARKET BOOK STALL
We are looking for volunteers to help out on the second hand book stall at the Winter Night Market on Friday 30th November. If you are able to help then please email on:
Your help is much appreciated.
The ESF “Run for Our Future” is the major community engagement event organized by the
English Schools Foundation (ESF) among the annual ESF calendar of events. It will be
comprised of a running course of 1km to 10km, with adjacent community activities and carnival at Hong Kong Science Park.
The ESF Hong Kong Run:
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Time: Start from 0830
Venue: Science Park, HK
Distance: 1Km, 3Km and 10Km
Open to: Students and families, teachers, support staff and their families and friends
Registration fee: Individual $200 / Family Run $450 (shuttle bus service from University Station to Science Park)
Online registration: https://hkrun.esf.edu.hk/en
We are currently looking for a Part-time Gardener to maintain our spaces.
The role will include:
- Caring for the lush green wall we have around the school;
- Watering potted plants along the corridors;
- Replacing plants on a needs basis;
- Pruning and maintaining the Lower Playground Garden.
This is a paid position and the necessary applicant would need to be available for 10 hours per week. If you are interested in this position, please contact Alan Tang, email@example.com.
Third-Party Organised After School Activities
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 enroll your child directly to the company:
Fabric Art—Creative Art with Fabrics, Fabric Design, Crafting & Creative Sewing – Alifya Kasubhai (Fabric Art), contact Alifya Kasubhai at 9281 5290 or firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.fabricart-hk.com
Singing, Acting, Dancing – Ballet, Jazz, Tap Dance – CentreStage Studios HK Ltd., contact Imogen Taylor or Kaijah Bell at 5236 7960 or 2689 2272 or email@example.com website: www.centrestagestudioshk.com
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.