BRADBURY NEWSLETTER – 15 NOV 2019
Greetings to the Bradbury School Community
I would like to take the time to say thank you for your continued support in what has been a difficult week. Most staff have been able to come in to school, and all have ensured that home learning has occurred for our students.
At this stage, I have no information on the status of school next week. Please continue to check your emails- I will update you as soon as I know anything.
A couple of matters:
- The Year 5 & 6 sports day next week (Tuesday 19th) is postponed. New date to be advised.
- The school production is also postponed. The new tentative date is Thursday 13th February.
I will wait to see how next week unfolds before making a decision about after school activities.
On a personal note, thank you for your lovely messages in regards to the twin’s arrival. All went well, Millie and Niall are gorgeous and I am a very proud Nana!
Stay safe and take care.
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.
|19 November 2019||Year 5/ Year 6 Sports Day||8:30 a.m.|
|19 November 2019||Last Day for Box of Hope Collections||3:30 p.m.|
|21 November 2019||Sausage Sizzle||12:00 – 1:00 p.m.|
|21 November 2019||The Power of Positive Parenting||8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
|24 November 2019||Hike for Hunger||9:00 a.m.|
|25 November 2019||1Z to St. Mary’s|
|25 November 2019||Year 6 Parents Camp Meeting||5:00 p.m.|
|26 November 2019||1C to St. Mary’s|
|28 November 2019|
|29 November 2019||Bradbury School Night Market||5:00 – 8:00 p.m.|
|29 November 2019||Last Day for After School Activities (P.E. Led)|
|02 December 2019 –
04 December 2019
|Class 4A/4B Camp||8:30 a.m.|
|04 December 2019 –
06 December 2019
|Class 4S/4V Camp
|09 December 2019 –
12 December 2019
|Year 6 Camp||8:30 a.m.|
|13 December 2019||LAST DAY OF TERM||2:40 p.m.|
|16 December 2019 –
03 January 2020 (inclusive)
|06 January 2020||Classes Begin for Term 2||8:30 a.m.|
|13 January 2020||Term 2 After School Activities Starts|
|14 January 2020||Year 3 / Year 4 Sports Day|
|14 January 2020||SIS Experience Day||TBC|
|16 January 2020||Year 5 Cake Sale||9:30 a.m. – 10:30|
|20 January 2020||Year 6 Vaccinations|
|23 January 2020||CPD DAY (NO CLASSES)||—–|
|24 January 2020 –
31 January 2020 (inclusive)
|Chinese New Year Holidays (No Classes)||—–|
|03 February 2020||Back to School||8:30 a.m.|
|05 February 2020||Y1 Kids Festival Performance Trip||8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.|
|14 February 2020||Class 4A/4B Assembly||8:45 a.m.|
|20 February 2020||Year 4 Cake Sale||9:30 – 10:30 a.m.|
Year 5 Camp Photos
Box of Hope
By Steve Fennelly, Vice Principal
Last Day for Collections: 19 Nov 2019
Six years ago, Bradbury began supporting the ‘Box of Hope’ charity. We will be participating again this year and the appeal will be organised mostly by the student councillors.
Box of Hope is an annual charity project aimed at providing useful/educational gifts to underprivileged children in Hong Kong & Asia, donated by Hong Kong school children and local organisations.
Your child’s role is to fill old shoe boxes with NEW, interesting and EDUCATIONAL gifts at home and drop them off at a collection point. Bradbury School is a collection point. The boxes are then collected and delivered directly to the children in need. Some of these children have never received a gift. Each child has been given a set of stickers that they will need to stick on their box of hope.
I received information about this year’s appeal late last week, and although your child should bring home an informative sticker to be stuck on the decorated Box of Hope shoe box next week, I wanted to flag this now, just in case you are looking for an activity for the last weekend of the break!
As the collection week is in mid November, please encourage your children to start making up their boxes over the next week or so. We will start collecting them up from next Monday.
You can find out more information at http://boxofhope.org/home/main/en/
What to Pack
All items must be NEW. Please try to include 2 items from each category.
Remember to make your box both FUN and EDUCATIONAL!
Please include essential hygiene items.
TOYS – something to love – Bear, soft toy, tennis ball, finger puppet, jigsaw, yo-yo, small musical instrument, torch(incl batteries), playing cards, small trucks and cars, doll, jewellery, make-up, hair accessorises
EDUCATIONAL SUPPLIES – something to do – books – (simple english), Felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber, colouring book, notepad, picture/puzzle book, chalk, pencil case, stickers, calculator, etc.
HYGIENE ITEMS – something to use – Toothbrush & toothpaste, hairbrush, comb, hair clips, a bar of wrapped soap, flannel. NO LIQUIDS PLEASE.
OTHER ITEMS – something to wear – Sunglasses, cap, sun hat, bangles, necklaces, watch etc…
What not to Pack
NO FOOD / MEDICINE / WAR RELATED ITEMS toy guns/soldiers/knives / CLOTHING (other than listed above) / FRAGILE ITEMS Glass containers/mirrors / LIQUIDS of any kind including blow bubbles/shampoo/bubble bath/toiletry sets/aerosols / DANGEROUS ITEMS Marbles/sharp objects/scissors/razors.
How to make your box
On behalf of our student council and the children who will enjoy a happier Christmas due to your donations, thank you very much for your support!
(Near) Native Chinese Classes Workshop
By Angela Gou and Cassily Lu, Chinese Teachers
On Wednesday 27 November, there will be a workshop from 3:00pm – 3:50pm for parents and family members of children who are studying in the (near) native classes. The workshop will include:
- The Chinese Curriculum Framework of (Near) Native Stream
- Ways to foster a love of Chinese reading
- Resources for use at home
The workshop is mainly conducted in Chinese. If you are interested to attend this workshop, please sign up at https://forms.gle/MsU7VUPMQEaT3q588 or scan the QR code below:
Call for Chinese Food for Winter Night Market
(November 29th, 2019, 5:30 pm—8:30 pm)
The Winter Night Market is approaching. There will be a Chinese Food Stall on the night, and we would like to invite your participation in this wonderful school event by organizing some delicious Chinese food for our community. Below are some of the ideas for your reference. Each portion is catered for a minimum of 20 people. All foods are nut free.
- Fish balls / Siu Mai
- Fried rice / Fried Glutinous Rice
- Fried Noodles / Rice Vermicelli
- Spring Rolls
- Chicken Wings
If you are interested in supporting this event, please sign up at https://forms.gle/W73MToiArNdotqdbA or scan the QR code below:
By Sandra Webster, Principal
Further to the RSE (Relationships, Sexuality Education) survey last year, where we gathered responses to gain an understanding around comfort levels if RSE outcomes are taught to your child, we would now like to share the updated RSE Curriculum Document (click to access) with you. Your child’s class teacher will let you know when they will be teaching these outcomes at each year level. We will also hold some workshops later in the year to provide you with further support if you require it. I have included a list of resources that we as a school use and you may be interested in purchasing to help support your child’s learning at home. You can also borrow these books from the library. Please contact your class teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
Books to support the ESF RSE K-Year 7 Curriculum
|‘Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect’
|‘Do You Have a Secret?’
|‘My Body! What I Say Goes!’
|How Did I Begin?’‘
|‘What’s Happening To Me?’
|‘What’s Happening To Me?’
|‘It’s Not the Stork!’
Robie H. Harris
|‘What Makes A Baby’
|‘Mummy laid an egg’
DTP Vaccinations for Year 6
By Lauren Lau, Health Professional
The School Immunization Team of the Health Department, will visit our school on January 20th Monday to offer the Diptheria, Tetanus, and Poliomyelitis (DTP) 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, January 14th, 2020. The forms have been distributed to the Year 6 classes.
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.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Year 2 Habitat Expert Walk
By Year 2 Team
The Year 2 students have been learning about the close connection an animal or plant has to its own habitat. They have also considered whether certain actions by humans are helpful or harmful to those habitats. They then shared their learning on a ‘Habitat Walk’ between classes.
By Monica Brennand, PTA Chairperson & Lin Gong, PTA Administrator
As school will remain closed today, we have to postpone our Sausage Sizzle.
We will get back to you with a new date soon. We will still need a lot of help, so kindly let us know if you’re still able to volunteer once the new date is confirmed.
Don’t forget to keep selling your raffle tickets – the student who sells the most tickets will win a brand new IPAD!! Details can be found in posters around school. Please remember any unsold raffle tickets must be returned to the PTA by 20th November.
The ever popular silent auction will be open from Monday 18th November – there will be a box in reception where you can place your bids, We hope you will bid generously for theses prizes so that we can ensure our children blossom at school. Remember that you need to bid it to win it!!!
Details can be found in posters around school.
Winter Night Market – Volunteers and Donations
Thank you for all your generous donations towards the year group hampers! These will soon be displayed in the hall.
Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to volunteer for a games stall!
We still urgently need volunteers for the following games:
Candy Cane Fishing: 7.30 – 8.30pm *3 volunteers*
Guess the LEGO: 5.30 – 6.30pm *1 volunteer* AND 7.30 – 8.30pm *2 volunteers*
Duck Cups: 7.30 – 8.30pm *2 volunteers*
Knock em Down: 7.30 – 8.30pm *1 volunteer*
Bounce it out: 7.30 – 8.30pm *2 volunteers*
Ring Toss: 7.30 – 8.30pm *1 volunteer*
Please get in touch with Lynda at email@example.com if you are able to volunteer.
Please contact Khyati at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to run or volunteer at one of our delicious food stalls:
Australian, South East Asian (Thai, Malaysian, Filipino, Singaporean & Indonesian), Dutch, Japanese, Cake – we need LOTS of baked goods donated & still looking for lots VOLUNTEERS to help sell these.
We also really need more volunteers for the following stalls:
Korean, Indian, Chinese, Pizza
Craft Stalls/ Face & Nail Painting
Please contact Helen Choi at email@example.com if you can help out!
If you are even a little bit artistic and think you’d be able to help paint kids faces, please send us an email. We will provide all the face paints and materials.
We will also need volunteers for the new & used uniforms stall
If you you’d like to volunteer on the night or help with preparations in the PTA office before the event (the week of the WNM), please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
The PTA are also still collecting donations for the following:
Prizes for Tombola/ Cash donations/ new & used books/ new & used uniforms
Winter Night Market Vendors
We have a great selection of vendors lined up but still need more! If any parent works for or has a connection to a toy manufacturer/ stationery supplier – we’d love to hear from you
PTA Facebook page
Thanks to everyone for following us on Facebook. If you haven’t had a chance to do so, now is the time. Lots of community updates coming soon!
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:
ESF Sports, contact 2711 1280 or email@example.com website: www.esf.org.hk
Soccer & Basketball Training – Adventure Sports Academy Ltd, contact Eilis Cheung at 3998 4042 or
Sanskriti/Hindi Language Class – Brilliant Learning International Ltd., contact Geetanjali Dhar at 3563 4300 or
firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.sanskritiglobal.org
Chess Class & Camp – HoYinPingChess, contact Yin Ping Ho at 9215 2682 or email@example.com website: www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/lesson.html / www.hoyinpingchess.com/index/camp.html
Swedish Language and Culture – Swedish Cultural Society, contact Linda at 9316-6599 or
SeeWrite, Creative Writing, contact Vickie Yeung at 2559 9882 or firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.seewritehk.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.
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