Greetings to our Bradbury School Community
It is always a joy to welcome parents into our school. Thank you to those who attended our Parent Teacher Consultations to receive a brief update on your child’s progress. We realise that a 10 minute timeslot is very short, so if you need more time, you are encouraged to make another appointment for a more in depth discussion at a time that suits both you and your child’s teacher. This is important to remember as it is important that each interview keeps to time. Your understanding on this is much appreciated!
Also a note to let you know that the specialist teachers are also available on a ‘drop-in’ basis on the same night.
Our next Parent Teacher Consultation evening is on Thursday 1st of November and I look forward to welcoming those of you who will be attending our second session.
|24 October 2018 (Wednesday)||Ex-Hillside Kindergarten Parents Meeting||9:30 a.m.|
|24 October 2018 (Wednesday)||Parent Teacher Consultations||3:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.|
|30 October 2018 (Tuesday)||Diwali Organisers Meeting||12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.|
|31 October 2018 (Wednesday)||P.Y.P. Information Session||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.|
|05 November 2018 (Monday) –
09 November 2018 (Friday)
|Box of Hope Drop Ins||8:30 a.m. – 3.30 p.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|
|28 November 2018 (Wednesday) –
30 November 2018 (Friday)
|Class 4H/4V Camp||8:30 a.m.|
30 November 2018 (Friday)
|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
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.
By Therese Gallen, Vice Principal
This packet was found on the Year 1 and 2 playground this Friday morning, broken open with peanuts scattered on the ground. Please note that we are a NUT FREE SCHOOL as we have a number of children with life-threatening allergies to peanuts/nuts.
Any food containing nuts in any form must not be sent to school with students or eaten by any visitors in the mornings. Please check with all members of your household who prepare or bring food to school that this is understood. Thank you for your support on this important matter.
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.
Sausage Sizzle: Thursday 15th 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
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 me know via the school office if you are interested in joining us.
Kelly Xu, PTA Chair.
Diwali: Help Needed
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator
Bradbury would like to acknowledge and celebrate Diwali which is happening in November. I am looking for people in our community to help me organise some festivities around the school for this day. If you have time and would like to help please let me know .
There will be a meeting on Tuesday 29th from 12.00pm to 1.00pm at Bradbury School to discuss possibilities.
Year 6 Entrepreneurs
By The Year 6 Team
- What is the next fad or trend?
- What products will appeal to Year 3 children?
- How will you attract customers to buy your product?
- How easy is your product to manufacture?
- How much will your product cost?
- How will you ensure that you will make a profit even after production costs?
These were questions put to the Year 6 children as a provocation at the start of our new Unit of Inquiry centred around Trade. The children had to design, make, promote and then sell 10 units of a product to our buddy classes in Year 3. Each group was competing against other ‘companies’ in their class to make the most profit!
The children then reflected upon the successes, difficulties and strategies experienced when trying to Trade! These reflections will build into the rest of our unit.
Year 2 Living Oceans Education
By The Year 2 Team
This week Year 2 had a visit from Estelle Davies, the founder of Living Oceans Education. Estelle came to share her knowledge, passion and experience with our students, helping them to discover and connect with our living oceans. The children discussed how they could help this fragile ecosystem by reducing the amount of single use plastic that otherwise might end up in the sea.
PYP Parent Information Session
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator
If you would like to learn more about the PYP, please come along to the school hall.
Wednesday 31st October 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Please RSVP with Ms. Fritzi.
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 or the refusal form, and return it to the medical room on or before, Friday, November 2nd.
Please 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.
Do Not Double Park
By Sandra Webster, Principal
Please do not double park, waiting to pick up your child at the end of the day.
As you can see from the photo, this causes traffic congestion. In this case, the traffic going up the hill just had to sit behind this double parked car until they were able to pass. A manoeuvre in itself dangerous to the driver and to our students crossing the road.
Please be a considerate driver.
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.
SOUTH AFRICAN MOBILE LIBRARY:
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.
SECOND HAND BOOK STALL: BRADBURY WINTER NIGHT MARKET
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.
BOOK DONATIONS TO BRADBURY LIBRARY
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.
By Ally Maclay, Head of Physical Education
It’s been great, during the first half of term one, to work with the majority of the year levels, on Adventure Challenge. In Adventure Challenge we test the children’s ability to work individually and in groups with challenging activities targeting skills such as communication, cooperation and creating strategies. As teachers, it has been a wonderful opportunity to experience a variety of personalities in different situations, especially those showing their creative side at solving some difficult problems. We hope the students can continue to develop these skills over the year.
Healthy Habits in Year 3
Year 3 students have completed a trans-disciplinary Unit focusing on healthy habits. We have learnt about making healthy choices focusing on sleeping, our diets, hygiene, exercise and mental health. The children are also able to understand how poor choices in one area can affect other areas of our health, and how we must make good balanced choices in all areas if we are to be at our healthiest!
The netball season has got off to a flying start. A group of girls took part in the ESF Pre-Season Tournament at Aberdeen. The girls got a great taste of competition and have shown some great potential thanks to some hard work from Mrs Thompson as their coach. Now, the team is looking forward to playing more friendly games over the term, building towards the Island Tournament and the final HKPSSA Championship Competition.
Thanks to Sam Nicholls, Jane Thompson, Sigrid Balle and Whitney Choi, from the Valley Sports Academy, for helping to manage the programme this year.
Boys’ Football (Soccer)
On Friday 5th of October, Mr Fennelly and seven Year 4 footballers visited German Swiss International School to participate in an Under 9 Football Tournament. The boys were placed in a very competitive group that included ‘A’ teams from GSIS, French International and Kellett School.
The boys did a fantastic job working together, particularly as this was the first time that they had played together as a team. As the tournament progressed, the results got better too! Well done to William Vale, Brendon Cheng, Dhruv Mehta, Callum Hulme, James Walker, Callum Dick and Henry Francis.
On Wednesday 10th October, two Year 6 boy’s teams from Bradbury played in a friendly, round-robin football tournament against Beacon Hill School. We took an ‘A’ and a ‘B’ team and both teams won all of their matches against Beacon Hill, playing excellent, flowing football. Mr Fennelly was really pleased with the commitment and technical ability the boys showed – particularly in the sudden, very heavy rain!
Congratulations to Wesley Wan, Dylan Sujanani, Alex Langford, Matthew Rooney, Ollie Phillips, Jo Meekhams, Louis McLaughlin, Adrian Lin, Matthew Lee, Nicholas Keeley, Aidan Wong, Daniel WesternMatteo Ng-Brett, Charlie Edwards, Thomas Wolter-Varley, Tyson Uyede and Ben McEntee.
Girls’ Football (Soccer)
With Ms. Nicholl’s love for the sport, she has inspired a resurgence of girl’s soccer at Bradbury. Every Thursday at lunch, a group of Year 5 and Year 6 students have been training together and some students train after school on Tuesday. We have had our first game against Beacon Hill School and it was the first game for many of the girls. The teams performed very well with some strong performances from Leah Moi, Skye Semple and Chanthy Vale. A special mention to Lily Cook, who excelled playing her first ever game of football.
We wish the team well when they go to the Peak to play against other ESF schools on Saturday morning.
AusKick Blitz Tournament (Australian Rules Football)
On the Friday before half term, eleven of our finest Year 4, 5 and 6 boys went to Sandy Bay in quest of being the best AFL Primary school in Hong Kong. Under the coaching of Mr. Cook, the boys were set up with a great opportunity to compete. With 5 wins from 7 games they came 3rd in a competitive tournament behind Kennedy School and the Australian International School. This is promising for the future, as AFL skills are transferable to many other sports. Well done to all the boys involved.
14th November – ISLAND NETBALL TOURNAMENT
20th November – Y5 and Y6 SPORTS DAY – HKU STANLEY HO SPORTS GROUND
22nd November – ISLAND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
24th November – HKPSSA FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
5th November – B and C GRADE NETBALL TOURNAMENT
Food for thought…
TODAY’S CHILDREN MAY BE THE FIRST GENERATION TO HAVE A SHORTER LIFE EXPECTANCY THAN THEIR PARENTS.
LET’S CHANGE THAT. Watch this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmOlzRQTabA
A reason we encourage our students at Bradbury School to make HEALTHY CHOICES and BE AS ACTIVE as possible.
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.