29 Nov 2019



Greetings to the Bradbury School Community

Tonight is our fabulous night market, which is a PTA highlight of the year.

Thanks to our ever hardworking PTA committee and the scores of volunteers for many hours of planning and preparation.  The support of our parent community is certainly a well recognized strength of our school.

I look forward to seeing you all there tonight and sharing the good times that Bradbury is renowned for.

Thanks also to our wonderful sausage sizzle volunteers!  The sausages were great.


Sandra Webster

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.

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


8:30 a.m.
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)

Christmas Holidays ——
06 January 2020 Classes Begin for Term 2 8:30 a.m.
07 January 2020 Year 5 Puberty Video Presentation

(for Parents only)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
13 January 2020 Term 2 After School Activities Starts
14 January 2020 Year 3 / Year 4 Sports Day
16 January 2020 Year 5 Cake Sale 9:30 a.m. – 10:30
16 January 2020 Incoming Year 1 Interviews 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
16 January 2020 SIS Experience 8:30 a.m.
20 January 2020 –

21 January 2020

Incoming Year 1 Interviews 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
20 January 2020 Year 6 Vaccinations

The vaccinations for year 6 is cancelled in January 20, but have been rescheduled for February 6th.

22 January 2020 Chinese New Year Celebrations/

Lion Dance in School

1:30 p.m.
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.
06 February 2020 Year 6 Vaccinations
13 February 2020 School Production ( new date)
14 February 2020 4A/4B Class Assembly 8:45 a.m.
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.

Sausage Sizzle

Happy Holidays!

Happy St. Nicholas’ Day to our Dutch families.  We hope Sinterklaas brings our students many wonderful presents.

We also acknowledge Thanksgiving Day for our American families.  It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

Library News

By Jane Thompson, Teacher Librarian


Interested students are invited to enter the 11th Competition of the annual Hong Kong Young Writers Award. The theme this year is:

‘Future Adventures of the Greater Bay Area’

Students can submit entries in the following categories:

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Cover Art (A3)
  • Poetry

Students must work on their entries independently, at home and all entries will be due into school by the first day of Term 2, Monday, January 6th.

You can find more information about the competition and this years’ theme, the categories and word limits at: https://www.hkywa.com/


Year 1 learning about the features of nonfiction.


Year 2 learning about the past.  After listening to a story about how Grandpa got his wrinkles they recorded events from their lifetime, before they were born and a long time ago.

PE Updates

By Ally Maclay, Head of PE, & Samantha Nicholls, PE Teacher



Thursday 28 November was the last day for all After School Activities.  It’s been a disrupted term but I appreciate your patience with these issues which were out of our control.


Next term, the activities will include Tag Rugby, Yoga, Hockey Basketball and Running. There’s still some confirmation of other non sporting activities. I will send a further email to update you when they will open for registration as well as a full complement of activities.

Thanks again for supporting our programme and I hope you can sign your children up for next term.


Please support your male teachers,
As they grow an added feature,
For the month of Movember,
Will be one to remember.

Your winks and smiles,
Will make the MO grow an extra mile,
Please show your true wealth,
And donate your time to MEN’S HEALTH.

Click here to donate : http://moteam.co/bradbury-bandits

DTP Vaccinations for Year 6

By Lauren Lau, Health Professional

The School Immunization Team of the Health Department, will visit our school on Thursday 6 February (changed from 20 January 2020) 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.

Eco Tips

By Amanda Bremner, PYP Coordinator

PTA News

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


Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help with the sausage sizzle on Wednesday, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the food & the PTA raised over $10,000 for the school!

Winter Night Market – last update!

Thank you for all your generous donations and effort towards making six wonderful hampers – they are now being displayed in the hall, please come and take a look!

If you can bring any baked goods for our cake stall this evening that would be most appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you all this evening & please remember to bring your own cups/ cutlery and plates if you can!

Also, if you you’d still like to volunteer this evening or help with preparations in the PTA office, please do get in touch pta@bradbury.edu.hk or just pop into the PTA on the 4th floor.


Our winner’s will be announced this evening. The child who sold the most raffle tickets, and the winner of a brand new IPAD will be announced in the next school assembly!


Silent Auction is still live until 6pm today so don’t forget to placed your bids.


We have some exciting prizes in our tombola, please come and buy a ticket (only $30 to play) these will be sold by Santa’s helpers on the evening, as well as at the tombola table.

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!


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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