12 Oct 2018


Greetings to the Bradbury School Community

Our annual Winter Night Market is fast approaching!  This is a wonderful event that gives us the opportunity to come together as a whole school community and enjoy an evening together.

Many thanks to Kelly Xu for doing a great job of leading the huge job of coordinating and leading the organisation of this.  Her job has been made that much easier by the large band of volunteers working behind the scenes to ensure all runs smoothly on the night.  If you would like to contribute in any way, please let the school office know.

As we break for the mid-term today, I wish you a relaxing and refreshing week.

See you on the 22nd October!


Sandra Webster

Important Dates
15 October 2018 (Monday) –

19 October 2018 (Friday)

Half Term Holiday (No Classses) —–
24 October 2018 (Wednesday) Parent Teacher Consultations 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
31 October 2018 (Wednesday) P.Y.P. Information Session (TBC) 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
01 November 2018 (Thursday) Parent Teacher Consultations 3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
02 November 2018 (Friday) ESF Primary Orchestra Jam
05 November 2018 (Monday) –

07 November 2018 (Wednesday)

Class 5B/5C Camp 8:30 a.m.
07 November 2018 (Wednesday) Year 1 DTP Injections 9:00 a.m.
12 November 2018 (Monday) –

14 Wednesday 2018 (Wednesday)

Class 5T/5F Camp 8:30 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.
20 November 2018 (Tuesday) Year 5/ 6 Sports Day
22 November 2018 (Thursday) School Production
26 November 2018 (Monday) Feeding People in Need ( Part 2) TBC
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. – 8:30 p.m.
04 December 2018 (Tuesday) Christmas Food Collection
05 December 2018 (Wednesday) Food Packing
05 December 2018 (Wednesday) –

07 December 2018 (Friday)

Class 4A/4B Camp 8:30 a.m.
07 December 2018 (Friday) Year 1 Carol Concert
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

12:00 noon
17 December 2018 (Monday) –

04 January 2018 (Friday)

Christmas Holidays

( No School )

07 January 2018 (Monday) School Resumes

Start of Term 2

8:30 a.m.

Part-time Gardener

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, alan.tang@bradbury.edu.hk.

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 750 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.

If you would like any further information, please feel free to call Khyati Mehta  at  56910850 or email bradburynightmarket@gmail.comat and pls. cc me: khyati.nilang@gmail.com

We very much look forward to welcoming you on November 30th.

Yours truly,
Khyati Mehta on behalf of Bradbury PTA Ltd.

Winter Night Market Vendor Application can be downloaded here:  BRADBURY_ _WNM Form

Wan Chai Gap Trip
By Ms. Aoife Ni Chianain, Year 1 Teacher

Typhoon Mangkhut affected many in Hong Kong and the Year 1’s were not immune.  Excitement had been building and disappointment was overcome when our initial date had to be postponed however both trips were rearranged for the 26th and 28th of September.

Early in the morning the Year 1 students carefully packed their snacks and water bottles and boarded the school buses to our first destination – Wan Chai Gap playground.  1N, 1M and1C were not deterred by the morning drizzle and were well prepared with their school ponchos. Swings, slides and climbing frames were quickly dried off and snacks were enjoyed under the cover of the playground slides and bridges. 1R and 1ZC faced their own challenges and again the children were well prepared for the elements with plenty of water, sunscreen, hats and bug spray.

It was great fun to take the school bus, explore a new and familiar playground and take time to play together.  Thank you to the many parents who joined us on the trip. We hope you were very proud of how your children played together, managed their belongings and learned to line up, cross the road safely and travel responsibly on the bus.

We are already looking  forward to our next outing!

Bradbury Families Taking Action
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator

Following presentations to all classes by some Year 5 students, 31 students and their families, and 17 staff and their families pledged to take part on the No Air Con Night. This action, on 5th October, was initiated by the N.G.O. Green Sense who have thanked us for promoting the saving of electricity.

For World Food Day, on 16th October, students have been shopping and bringing in lots of food items. We have a great collection of goods to pass on to the poor of Hong Kong.

We are also very happy to announce that the Year 6 Action Agents of 2017-18 collected more than their target of $7,000 raising $7942.30. The money raised supports students from poor families in Khe Krom Cambodia to be educated at a United World College school.  This is an ongoing partnership Bradbury has developed with the United World Schools Organisation and is supported through the efforts of the Year 6 Action Agents.

Thank you very much, all students, families and friends who have joined us in these Action events to inspire minds and nurture hearts.

DTP Vaccinations
By Lauren Lau, Health Professional

The School Immunisation Team of the Health Department, will visit our school on the 7th of November, 2018 (Wednesday) to offer the Diptheria, Tetanus, and Poliomyelitis (DTP) vaccination for Year 1 students only.

Please fill in either the consent form/ refusal form, and return it to the medical room on or before, November 2nd, Friday.

Complete the form, and attach your child’s medical records (copy/original). The medical records will be returned to you immediately after the immunisation. If you do not receive all your child’s vaccination records, please contact me immediately.

The forms have been distributed to the Year 1 classes.

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Community of Readers:  We want you in the picture!
By Therese Gallen, Head of Literacy

This year at Bradbury School we have a whole school focus on READING. You will see a display about reading ‘evolving’ on the notice board in the front foyer.  It would be great to include some pictures of our parents and other family members reading for a variety of purposes outside of our school setting. This might be reading for work, following a recipe at home, reading online, or reading with or to your child……anything at all as long as it involves reading. We are thinking about where we read, what we read, why we read and when read …….so if you would like to send a picture into me, by email at school,  that would be great.

Year 5 Art Gallery
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator

Library News
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.

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 $150 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.


We have received a wonderful email from Sony HK expressing their deep gratitude to Bradbury School for their donations to this worthwhile cause. The books are now on their way to South Africa and Bradbury received a special note of thanks in a press release thanking all the donors.


We are collecting donations of second hand books for the second hand book stall. We are accepting both children’s and adult fiction and nonfiction. Please however do not send in textbooks, used stickers books or books that have been drawn in.


We are very short on fiction books in the languages of Hindi or Korean. If you have any books in these languages that are in good condition and suitable for primary school aged students we would be delighted to accept them. We also welcome books in any other languages.

Third-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 enroll your child directly to the company:

ESF Sports, contact 2711 1280 or sports@esf.org.hk website: www.esf.org.hk

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

Fabric Art—Creative Art with Fabrics, Fabric Design, Crafting & Creative Sewing – Alifya Kasubhai (Fabric Art), contact Alifya Kasubhai at 9281 5290 or contact@fabricart-hk.com website: www.fabricart-hk.com

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

Singing, Acting, Dancing – Ballet, Jazz, Tap Dance – CentreStage Studios HK Ltd., contact Imogen Taylor or Kaijah Bell at 5236 7960 or 2689 2272 or admin@centrestagestudioshk.com website:  www.centrestagestudioshk.com

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

Chess Class & Camp – HoYinPingChess, contact Yin Ping Ho at 9215 2682 or hoyinpingchess@gmail.com website: www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/lesson.html / www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/camp.html

Basketball Training – Hong Kong Star Basketball Training Centre Limited, contact Yuki Lai at 9669 4280 or yukilai@hk-bbstc.com website: www.hk-bbstc.org

Swedish Language and Culture – Swedish Cultural Society, contact Linda at 9316-6599 or svenskaskolanhongkong@hotmail.com Website: www.svenskaskolan.hk

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.