23 Jan 2020


致白普理學長: 鼠年吉祥,賀新禧 !

Happy Chinese New Year to the Bradbury School Community

Greetings to the Bradbury Community,

Thank you for your outstanding support of our Burshfire Action Day.  We raised $70,290 which will be donated to WWF Australia.  Great effort everyone.  Thanks to Mc. McKee and Ms. Bremner for organizing.

Nurse Lauren has written some important health prevention information.  With the increasing number of Wuhan Pneumonia cases, we all need to be extra vigilant.  Please do not send your child to school if they show any
symptoms of being unwell.  Hand sanitisers will be in every classroom after Chinese New Year.

My best to you all for a healthy and prosperous Year of the Rat.

Kung Hei Fat Choi!


Sandra Webster

Click to watch the Lion Dance on Youtube.

Important Dates

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.
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.
06 February 2020 Year 6 Vaccinations
06 February 2020 Y4 School Trip 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
13 February 2020 Y4 School Trip 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
13 February 2020 School Production ( new date)
14 February 2020 Year 2 Dinosaur Zoo Production Trip
14 February 2020 Island School Transition Day
19 February 2020 Feeding the Homeless TBC
20 February 2020 Year 4 Cake Sale 9:30  – 10:30 a.m.
21 February 2020 3C/3L Class Assembly 8:45 a.m.
28 February 2020 2E/2F Class Assembly 8:45 a.m.
03 March 2020 Community Gardening Day
04 March 2020 Parent Consultations 1 3:00 p.m.
04 March 2020 Year 5/ 6 Sports Day
11 March 2020 Year 1 MMR Injection
12 March 2020 Parent Consultations 2 3:00 p.m.
13 March 2020 1P/1Z Class Assembly 8:45 a.m.
19 March 2020 Year 3 Cake Sale 10:00 a.m.
20 March 2020 4S/4V Class Assembly 8:45 a.m.
01 April 2020 Y6 Exhibition 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
03 April 2020 Last Day for the Reading in Unusual Places

Photo Competition & Book Trailer Submission

03 April 2020 Last Day of Term 2 —–
06 April 2020 –

17 April 2020

Easter Break ___
24 April 2020 Y6 MMR/Hepa B Vaccine

Y5 HPV Injection

28 April 2020 Year 2 Sports Day
29 April 2020 Year 1 Sports Day
30 April 2020 Buddha’s Birthday (Public Holiday) —–
01 May 2020 Labour Day (Public Holiday) —–

Bushfire Donations

By Mike McKee, Vice Principal and Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator

A huge thank you for all the amazing donations we received in support of the WWF Australia. I am pleased to announce that the Y6 Action Agents collected $70,290.30 which will go towards the rehabilitation of animals affected by the recent bushfires.

DTP Vaccinations for Year 6 (2019-2020)

By Lauren Lau, Health Professional

Please note that the School Immunization Team of the Health Department, has been rescheduled to the 6th of February (Thursday) to offer the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Poliomyelitis (DTP) vaccination.

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

Influenza Season & Wuhan Pneumonia

By Lauren Lau, Health Professional

Health is important in our school community.  This is a small reminder to prevent illnesses from spreading.  As we are entering the peak season of the flu, together with the increase cases of Wuhan pneumonia,  please be aware of your child’s health situation.

Parents should not send their child to school if the child is unwell with cold/flu symptoms, has a fever 37.6 or above, as well as any signs of nausea and vomiting symptoms.

If the child does become feverish at school, they will go to the medical room, and the school nurse will determine if the child needs to go home.

If your child is unwell, please report it to the office or the school nurse.

COLD/FLU Symptoms consists of:

  • Fever, 37.6 or Above
  • Sore throat/ Itchy throat
  • Dry Cough
  • Runny Stuffy Nose/ Nasal Congestion
  • Child states feeling unwell/ tired.

When your child does contract cold/flu symptoms :

  • Try to avoid antibiotics, as it does not cure the cold/ flu symptoms
  • If child has a fever, let them rest at home until their fever is reduced, and take them to see a medical
  • If symptoms prolong for more than 7 days, take your child to the doctor.

Prevention of Cold/Flu:

  • Educate the child to frequently wash their hands.
  • Educate the child to cover their nose and mouth when they need to sneeze or cough.
  • Try to avoid taking children to overcrowded places.
  • Provide a healthy nutrition for the child.
  • Educate the child to have a
    regular exercise regime.

Bradbury Action Day 2020

By Amanda Bremner –  PYP Coordinator

This academic year we will, once again, have a whole school Action Day to celebrate and share the integration of action within our students’ learning experiences. Action Learning is the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower us to be socially responsible citizens and to take authentic, sustainable action within local and global communities.

The Bradbury Action Day is scheduled for Friday the 8th of May. On this day there will be a variety of events happening, including packing bags of toiletries and food bags. These will be distributed to some of Hong Kong’s most needy and vulnerable people with the assistance of the charity Sunshine Action. Our aim is to pack up to 3000 hygiene bags with students and parent volunteers and around 400 food bags will be distributed by the Year 5 students.

We’d like families in Years 1,2,3,4 & 6 to collect UNUSED toiletry items from any hotel that you visit during the forthcoming holiday and subsequent weeks right up to the end of April. Every day millions of unused and partly used toiletry items are thrown away by hotels and end up in landfills, so our community action will have an environmental, as well as a service element to it. The children can then bring their collected items into school and place them in the boxes that are set up in the school foyer. Each year group has been assigned a hygiene item to collect for their year group:

  • Year 1 Shampoo
  • Year 2 Conditioner
  • Year 3 Shower Gel
  • Year 4 Bars of soap
  • Year 6 Toothbrush and Shaving kits

Year 5 students will collect food items to pack which they will bag and distribute in the New Territories on Action Day. We would like each child to try and bring in two sets of the following food items:

Year 5 Food items (Rice, Pot Noodles, Oatmeal, Milk Powder, Honey, Healthy drinks, Canned food) – No glass bottles or jars please.

The collection of these items will take place up until the 5th May. Thanks again in advance for everyone’s support with this day so we can collectively show kindness and make a difference in the lives of others in our community.

US hotels throw out an estimated two million bars of soap daily.  (CREDIT: CLEAN THE WORLD)

The Bradbury Green Team

By Amanda Bremner –  PYP Coordinator, Martin Law – Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator, & Andrew Fok – Gardener

This term we welcome two new members to the Bradbury Green Team:

  • Andrew Fok, our new gardener, holds a Bachelor in English and Teaching degree. He is passionate about gardening and is pursuing a degree in Arboriculture.
  • Martin Law, our school Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator who has a background in Geography and Geographic Information Systems and the Environment.

They have been busy propagating plants with the Year 3 students as part of their UOI on sustainability and resources.

Congratulation Brigette van der Vossen who applied for a ParknShop Award and received $3500 dollars to help with our school garden on the second floor playground.

Community Gardening Day at Bradbury

By Martin Law, Environmental & Sustainability Coordinator

On Tuesday 3rd March, Bradbury School will be having another Community Gardening Day where we are inviting keen members of the community into Bradbury to grow seasonal produce/herbs/ flowers, develop our existing green walls, and get an opportunity to do some satisfying work. The community gardening days are a great opportunity to have a chat, exchange ideas, and learn a few things from our on-site botanist who will be working alongside us too!

You don’t need to know how to garden to join in this community adventure. We will provide some tools, soil, water, and gardening tips but if you have any of your own, please feel free to bring these into school with you.

Everyone is welcome to commit for as much time as they can spare during the school day starting at 9:00 AM.

Please sign up at https://forms.gle/Z5Ca5gJFRJZmTnRT9

Tetrapak Recycling

By the Bradbury Green Team

You may be aware that drink and food cartons (Tetra Pak-style cartons) cannot be recycled in Hong Kong’s 4-bin recycling system. The multiple layers of cardboard, plastic, and aluminium that make up these cartons make it difficult to separate and recycle. Up until now, there has been only a small recovery programme for this material in Hong Kong, and what was collected was sent to Thailand for processing.

There is a new facility in Hong Kong called Mil Mill which is processing these cartons. As a school, we would like to reduce our contribution to the landfills and so we have begun collecting our cartons to be collected by Mill Mill once a month in collaboration with Plastic Free Seas. However, the collection system requires the cartons to be prepared for recycling, and the Year 6 Action Agents are leading this initiative for their United World Nations Bronze badge.

We hope to extend our collection to the wider Bradbury community as well. Our first collection day will be on Friday the 28th of February, from 8:30am to 3:30pm at the school office if you wish to bring your own cartons in to be collected and recycled.  Information regarding which items can be collected, collection date, and preparation instructions can be found in the poster attached.

Thanks very much for supporting this recycling initiative.

Living Museum by 2E & 2F

By Tracy Fleming, Y2 Teacher

The past came alive this week in 2E and 2F! Students explored the central idea: “People’s lives change over time” by learning about people and artefacts in the past. During their personal inquiry time, they chose to learn more about a particular person, artefact, or concept and presented their learning at a “Living Museum.” Parents and other students came to the classrooms and saw the “exhibits” come to life. There were exhibits about Albert Einstein, Coco Chanel, Soichiro Honda, and J.K. Rowling, as well as cars from the past, dinosaurs, and the first computer. The students were excited to share their learning and enjoyed presenting to others.

Library News

By Jane Thompson, Teacher Librarian and Connie Leung, Library Assistant


Thank you to all families who have put in entries for the Reading in Unusual Places competition. There is still plenty of time to enter.  All entries will be displayed in a photo gallery in the library. Please note that you can only submit one photo per student. We recommend that you do not alter the image in any away e.g. cropping or re-sizing. We will endeavour to acknowledge your entry via return email. Please check with us if you don’t
receive this email.

Email entries to me at jane.thompson@bradbury.edu.hk.

(A sample of some enteries) 


Make a movie of your favourite story or a short scene from your favourite book. You, your friends and family can star in it if you wish. The movie should be no more than 4 minutes long and should be sent to Mrs Thompson as an ‘imp4’ file (using an iPad to make the movie will be fine.) Take a look at some professional book trailers online to help inspire your creation!

There will be prizes for the most creative in both competitions. We will be accepting entries from Monday January 6th and the competition will close on Friday 3rd April.



We are closely monitoring attendance in school.

If your child is ill and is unable to attend school, please inform the class teacher by email or telephone school, 2574-8249, explaining the reason for the absence.

NB//  We are required to inform EDB of all absences of seven consecutive days or longer.


We like to encourage imaginative and cooperative play in the playground and children may bring small toys to school to use at playtime if they wish.  However, the children are responsible for their own belongings that they bring to school.  As a result, we suggest that children do not bring anything into school that is easily broken, of sentimental value, or expensive as we cannot take responsibility if they are lost.

We also ask that your children do not wear jewellery to school and carefully note the following:

  • No jewellery whatsoever may be worn during P.E. lessons for obvious safety reasons.
  • Only small STUD earings may be worn to school. These should not be worn on P.E. DAYS unless your child is able to remove them and replace them unaided.
  • If your child wears a piece of essential religious jewellery, please contact the Principal.

PTA News

By Monica Brennand, PTA Chairperson &  Lin Gong, PTA Administrator

Thank you, Parents and staff, for all your support in the past few months. We have some great PTA events and activities planned this term.

“Curry Bingo” – a night of fun and games for parents and staff has been planned for March 13th, 2020. More details to follow after the Chinese New Year break.

We wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous Year of the Rat!

Important Dates 2020

20th February  Year 4 Cake Sale

19th March Year 3 Cake Sale

14th May Sausage Sizzle

28th May Year 2 Cake Sale

We are in the process of planning more school events in term two and three so please watch this space!

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
website: www.adventuresportsacademy.com

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

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

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

SeeWrite, Creative Writing, contact Vickie Yeung at 2559 9882 or info@seewritehk.com 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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