Congratulations to our Year Six children and to all the staff on a very successful Exhibition. A special thanks to the Year 6 team for your hard work. The Exhibition is designed to be the cumulative expression of six years of PYP. This means that over the years each and every teacher has contributed to the enquiry thinking that our students display. Our whole staff have been involved in giving them the opportunity to shine and we are all very proud of them.
Thank you Y6 parents for your enthusiastic support. Your presence makes a difference and gives our students an appreciative audience. We know that you are also very proud of your children.
We farewell to the following staff:
Queenie Ho, Resources Manager – new position
Mansha Sakhrani, Educational Assistant – relocating to England
Matthew Baker, Education Assistant – won a teaching position
Sam Wong, Site Manager – new position
Thank you to you all for the contributions you have made to make our school the wonderful place that it is.
My best to you for a relaxing and refreshing Easter Break. I look forward to welcoming you back on the 16 April.
|29 March 2018 (Thursday)||Last Day of Term 2
( School ends at 12 noon)
|30 March 2018 (Friday) –
13 April 2018 (Friday) inclusive
|16 April 2018 (Monday)||Classes Resume after the Easter Holidays||8:30 a.m.|
|17 April 2018 (Tuesday)||Y1 DTP Immunizations & some Y6||9:00 a.m.|
|23 April 2018 (Monday) –
27 April 2018 (Friday)
|26 April 2018 (Thursday)||P.T.A. Sausage Sizzle||12:00 p.m.|
|27 April 2018 (Friday)||Action Day|
|30 April 2018 (Monday)||CPD Day – No Classes||—–|
|01 May 2018 (Tuesday)||Labour Day – Public Holiday||—–|
|07 May 2018 (Monday) –
11 May 2018 (Friday)
|CIS/IB Visit Team Evaluation|
|15 May 2018 (Tuesday)||Y3 Market Day|
|21 May 2018 (Monday)||CPD Day – No Classes||—–|
|22 May 2018 (Tuesday)||Buddha’s Birthday – No Classes||—–|
|29 May 2018 (Tuesday)||Y5/Y6 Student Led Conference|
|01 June 2018 (Friday)||New Year 1 Visits|
|06 June 2018 (Wednesday)||Y3/Y4 Student Led Conference|
|14 June 2018 (Thursday)||Y1/Y2 Student Led Conference|
|18 June 2018 (Monday)||Dragon Boat Festival – No Classes||—–|
|19 June 2018 (Tuesday)||Year 3 & Year 4 Disco||3:00 – 4:00 p.m.|
|20 June 2018 (Wednesday)||Year 5 & Year 6 Disco||3:00 – 4:00 p.m.|
|21 June 2018 (Thursday)||Year 1 & Year 2 Disco||12:00 – 1:00 p.m.|
|26 June 2018 (Tuesday)||Year 6 Graduation Ceremony|
|29 June 2018 (Friday)||Last Day of Term 3
(School ends at 12 noon)
Please remember to collect UNUSED toiletry items from any hotel that you visit during the forthcoming holiday and subsequent weeks right up to 27 April.
By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator
The Year 6 students had a very successful Exhibition, showcasing their learning to many members of the Bradbury community. The students confidently presented TED talks, movies and Drama performances about various issues linked to their passions and interests .
A huge congratulations to all those involved and to the students who did a great job showcasing their learning .
Year 1 Celebrates Book Week and Reading
By Year 1 Teachers
In Year 1 we are inquiring into the many ways we can create and share stories. We decided to have our Book Week celebrations last week, including the reading and sharing of lots of favourite stories with each other. Everyday the Reading Fairy appeared in our rooms and commanded we stop and drop everything, and read! On Thursday we arrived at school dressed as a character from a story book we love. We paraded in Teletubbyland and brought our story book characters to life. It was a colourful and lively event.
The Great Year 3 Modern Day Chariot Race
By Toby Daniel, Year Group Leader
Last Friday saw the final clash in the The Great Year 3 Modern Day Chariot Race. Class time trials had been run and a team of 3 drivers was chosen in each class to represent their classes to vie for the esteemed title of Year 3 Chariot Racing Champions! Each driver had to navigate their chariot, built during Bradbury’s STEAM week, towed by a modern day horse (remote control monster truck) through the course and back to the start/finish line for their next teammate to repeat the process.
The action was fast, the cheering was loud and the engagement was high. However, like all good competitions, there could only be one winner! So, the results of the 2018 The Great Year 3 Modern Day Chariot Race are
- 1st- 3D– Drivers: Weilun, Finn, Callum
- Equal 2nd 3V– Drivers: Willemijn, Matilda, Taisia and 3SP– Nathan, Vuihuo, Athena
- 3rd – 3C-Drivers: Mia G, Shota, Mia T
Congratulations to all the competitors and all the Year 3 students for making some great chariots!
Feeding People in Need
By Carol Farrington, Action Leader & Amanda Bremner, PYP Leader
Thanks to all the staff, students and families that supported the recent feeding people in need community event with Sunshine Action. This event was well attended with the students distributing 60 hot meals, basic food items, shoes and toiletries.
The students learned a lot about life on the streets and many of them were humbled by the experience.
Our next feeding people in need event with Sunshine Action will be Monday 14th May. Please let Ms. Fritzi know if you are interested in joining.
By Carol Farrington, Action Leader & Amanda Bremner, PYP Leader
This year we are having a whole school action day to celebrate the varied actions students have taken as a result of their learning. Our whole school action day, is scheduled for the Friday the 27th of April. On this day we will have a variety of events happening, as well as packing hygiene kits with Sunshine Action for some of Hong Kong’s most needy and vulnerable. On the day up to 3000 kits will be packed by student and parent volunteers.
This will happen throughout the school day and it would be fantastic if we could have some parent volunteers. Here is an outline of the days proceedings:
8:15am- 9:00am – Assist with setup of tables for packing.
9.00am-10.00am We will be coordinating and packing hygiene kits with student volunteers
10:30am-12.00pm We will be continuing with this process.
From 1.00pm we will be loading the packed kits for dispatching. To make this day successful, we need a significant amount of parent volunteers to assist with all aspects of the set-up, packing, loading and tidying up at the end of the day.
Volunteers will need to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as there will be some lifting involved. If you are able to volunteer to work with the students on this day please contact Ms Fritzi to register your name and time. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
By Jane Thompson, Teacher Librarian & Connie Leung, Library Assistant
After the Easter Holiday all students from Years One to Six will have their loan increased by one book. The extra book is to encourage and enable children to borrow books in another language and must be used for this purpose only. Our Chinese Department have recently purchased some lovely new books for the library and these will be out on the shelves shortly. The new loan system will commence on Monday 16th April and will look like this:
Years 1, 2 & 3: 2 books of choice plus one other language book (3 in total)
Years 4, 5 & 6: 3 books of choice plus one other language book (4 in total)
SOUTH AFRICA MOBILE LIBRARY-ENGLISH BOOKS FOR COLLECTION
We will be continuing to collect books for this charity as part of the Bradbury School Action Day which takes place on Friday 27th April. We have ordered more boxes from Sony HK and we will be encouraging students to find books on their bookshelves at home to donate to this worthwhile cause. Teachers will be sharing a short video with their classes to explain about how the mobile library works. Please encourage and help your child to find books that they could give. Any donations can be brought to the library and students will be helping to put them in boxes on Action Day.
South Africa Mobile Library – Children’s Books for Collection We accept books as follows :
- Written in English Language
- Suitable for 6-12 years old
- Pages should not be yellow or brown (due to aging)
- No missing or torn pages
- No scribbling on the pages
- No Textbook
- No Magazines
- No Encyclopedias
Year 1 Vaccination Reschedule 2018
By Lauren Lau, Health Professional
Due to transportation arrangements, the School Immunisation team cannot come on the arranged date, and have rescheduled to visit the school on April 17th, 2018 for the upcoming DTP Vaccination for the Year 1s, and Year 6s (those that has missed out the Vaccination in February).
In the meantime I will keep your child vaccination records to the day that they come and visit.
If you would like to collect your original records please contact me.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Hong Kong Young Writer’s Awards entry by Brigitte Wong, Year 6
“Ok class, reading time!”
Natalie Watton groaned. Reading was her worst subject. She hated reading! However, her teacher Ms. Lockwood loved reading. That’s why Natalie hated being in her class, because of “library time” and “reading time” every day.
“Natalie, come with me to the library!” Ms. Lockwood said.
Natalie sighed, this wasn’t the first time. Ms. Lockwood would take out many books for her to read. But she will NEVER EVER read a book. Natalie had no choice.
“Fine” she replied.
When they arrived, Ms Lockwood took a old book called “The Journey To The West”.
“Wu Cheng’en?, What kind of name is that!”
“It’s a Chinese novel”, answered Ms. Lockwood.
“You can read this here, I’ll tell you when reading time is over”, Ms. Lockwood said .
In a flash she was gone. It was just Natalie in the library. When she was about to go out of the library, a monkey jumped out of nowhere.
“Where did you come from?” She asked, trembling with fear.
“Well, your book. I need you to help me. I am the monkey king. My friends are trapped in a weird thing called a building.”
“You can talk? ” She asked surprised.
“Of course I can talk. Let’s go.”He replied early.
“But which building?”, she asked.
“Well, I don’t know, but its very tall, and I counted the floors and they are 100.”, he answered
“Must be ICC. Come let’s go take a taxi.”
When they got on the taxi, Monkey king asked:
“What is this? Why does it have circle things instead of horse legs?”
“Silly Monkey King. This is a taxi. Those are wheels.”
Soon they arrived, but Natalie didn’t know where the entrance was.
“Ok, let’s use Google maps!”, she said while taking her phone out of her bag.
“What’s Google maps?”Monkey king asked.
“An App on my phone.” She replied.
“And what’s a phone?”He asked again.
“Um, this.” She pointed to her phone.
“What’s that?” He asked pointing at her pop socket.
“It’s a pop socket ” She answered.“Geez, you’re so old school. You don’t know anything!.”
Using Google maps they soon arrived at the Lobby of ICC.
“Which floor are your friends in?”She asked.
“Um, look there there!”He exclaimed.
“What are you guys doing here?”, she asked
“We are TRAPPED!”They replied.
“Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!”she laughed . “You guys are so silly ,just open the door and you are free.”
The friends escaped by opening the door. Monkey king told his friends all the stuff he learned.
“We took a taxi, I used a phone……..”
“WAKE UP!”Ms. Lockwood yelled.
“HUH?, that was a dream?”
“Who knows books are so interesting. From now on I love books!”
So she grew up and loved books.
10 years later….
Natalie was now a teacher.
“Bob, I have something for you ” Natalie said.
Bob, like Natalie, when she was young, hated books. He will NEVER EVER read a book.
He handed him the copy of “The journey to the west.” that Miss Lockwood had first given her.
“You will like it, it’s magical”, she said with a smile.
So Bob became a teacher and passed it on. And it still being passed on now.
By Julia Dunn, PTA Chairperson, Catherine Hufton, Vice Chairman & Lin Gong, Bradbury School PTA Limited
SAVE THE DATE
April 20 Year Book Cover Competition Deadline
April 26 Sausage Sizzle
June 19,20,21 School Discos
YEARBOOK COVER COMPETITION
There are lots of exciting things happening over the next few months, the first of which is the launch of our annual yearbook cover design competition. This is open to all Bradbury students and is a chance for them to show off their creative talents.
The only rule – it has to be an original idea created by the student. Please see the following poster for more information. Closing date is Monday, April 20th. The first and second place winners will be the Front and Back Yearbook covers, and the runners up artwork will be used in the 2018/19 School Calendar.
Our next Sausage Sizzle is on Thursday, April 26. Forms will be sent home in your child’s diary straight after the holidays and will need to be returned by Monday April 23.
Disco dates have now been confirmed:
Tuesday 19 June – Yr3/4
Wednesday 20 June – Yr 5/6
Thursday 21 June – Yr 1/2
We encourage classes to use these as end of year parties and more information will be sent to you via your class parents closer to the time.
As always, if you have any comments, ideas or suggestions for events or spending plans, or if you are interested in joining the PTA committee please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Therese Gallen, Vice Principal
Interested students might like to test their spelling skills and word knowledge in the SPELLBULARY, spelling ‘competition’.
The competition is run by The Kelly Yang Project – a writing and debating centre here in Hong Kong. This is a city wide ‘spelling bee’ and is open to children aged 6-12 years old.
Students can register independently, and parents can attend with them.
The Spellbulary competition will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Sheung Wan.
Attached is an event poster with registration information. You can also refer to this short video for an idea of how the competition works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZUmIP9KvG0. Registration forms can be downloaded here.
‘ESF The First 50 Years’ is now published! This volume chronicles the ESF story, highlighting key events over the last 50 years. It also celebrates the successes and contributions of our students and staff, both past and current.
What’s in the Book?
- Stories of ESF’s major developments and milestones over the past five decades
- Interviews of all 22 ESF schools with key historic events and current whole school photos
- Exclusive interviews of 22 prominent alumni
- Interesting stories from 5 key leaders and 12 long-serving staff
The book is now available for sale via the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/50th-book/. Copies are also be available in major bookshops in Hong Kong.
More details: http://www.esf.edu.hk/2017/12/11/esf50-book/
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
CentreStage Studios HK Ltd. – Singing, Acting, Dancing – Ballet, Jazz, Tap Dance, contact Imogen Taylor or Kaijah Bell at 5236 7960 or 2689 2272 or email@example.com
Starlit Voice Ltd. – LAMDA Musical Theatre & Group Drama, contact Vincent Warren at 2108 2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.starlitvoice.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.