Greetings to our school community. All of you have been invited by your child’s class teacher to come and talk to them about your child. These meetings have been scheduled at various times over the last couple of weeks and have been around 10-30 minutes long. You have been invited to share information about your child because at Bradbury, we believe that it is important to listen to the person who knows their children the best – you! By knowing more about your child and their family, we have a greater understanding of them and this also brings our partnership with you closer. As this is the first year that we have formally done this across the school, I would like your feedback on how helpful you found this meeting to be. Please email me at Sandra.Webster@Bradbury.edu.hk.
Our Bradbury School Family Welcome Picnic is scheduled for Friday 7 September from 5pm to 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy an evening of socialising. In the case of uncertain weather, a decision to go ahead will be made on, or before, 3:00pm on that day. Please have a look at the website for any updates.
If the picnic goes ahead, please bring a picnic and a rug to enjoy meeting other parents and school staff in a social setting. Just a couple of reminders:
Staff are not ‘on duty’. Parents are reminded that they are responsible for the care and behaviour of their children. Parents must attend with children. Helpers are welcome as part of the family group but are not to be sent on their own with the children.
Helping the Shiu Family
Congratulations to the Bradbury community on a great effort. We raised over $61,000 for the Shiu Familiy.
Photos from previous picnics:
|01 September 2018 (Saturday) –
30 September 2018 (Sunday)
|Year 1 (2019-2020) ESF Central Application Opens (Children born in 2014)|
|03 September 2018 (Monday) –
14 September 2018 (Friday)
|Year 7 Online Applications Open on Gateway|
|05 September 2018 (Wednesday)-
07 September 2018 (Friday)
|07 September 2018 (Friday)||Whole School Picnic||5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.|
|10 September 2018 (Monday)||P.T.A. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING||6:00 p.m.|
|12 September 2018 (Wednesday)||Home Reading at Bradbury School||8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.|
|13 September 2018 ( Thursday)||Year 6 Cake Sale||10:00 a.m.|
|24 September 2018 (Monday)||C.P.D. Day (No Classes)||—–|
|25 September 2018 (Tuesday)||The Mid-Autumn Festival (No Classes)||—–|
|27 September 2018 (Thursday)||Sunshine Action: Feeding the Homeless||—–|
|28 September 2018 (Friday)||Deadline of Dental Health Forms|
|01 October 2018 (Monday)||National Day (No Classes)||—–|
In the News
in the South China Morning Post on 26 July, West Island School (WIS) and Bradbury School (BS) joined in the fundraising efforts to support Bethune House, a shelter for Hong Kong’s distressed foreign domestic workers. WIS raised more than HK$24,000 from a coin collecting challenge while BS raised more than HK$16,000 from a no-uniform day.
By Amandra Bremner & Carol Farrington, Action Leaders
Action is an essential part of The Primary Years Programme and forms a key part of the school vision, “enriching tomorrow”. Action is all integral part in the learning process that can arise at any time, within or outside the Programme of Inquiry (POI) and can come in many forms: participation, advocacy, social justice, social entrepreneurship, and life choices.
Bradbury defines action learning as ” acquiring the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower us to be socially responsible citizens and to take authentic, sustainable action within the local and global community in order to make a difference to the world around us”.
Our first community action event with Sunshine Action is on Thursday 27th September. This is a great opportunity for families to serve in the community together and to help people less fortunate than themselves. During this event we visit people living on the streets to deliver a hot meal and some basic food and toiletry items such as biscuits, fruit, and soap.
Please find the details below:
Where: Nam Cheong MTR Station Exit A – meet across the road outside Fu Cheong Mall
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm (meet 5.45pm)
Who: Year 2-6 students and families/friends (students must be accompanied by an adult)
How: MTR Tung Chung Orange line from Central MTR Station
Cost: $200 per person attending (this covers the cost of the hot food we deliver and is payable when we meet on the evening)
Bring: Recycled shopping bag
Wear: Comfortable clothing, walking shoes
At Bradbury, we provide our community with various events across the year, in which we can help others. ‘Feeding People in Need’ is one such event. If you are interested in taking part, please notify Ms. Fritzi in the school office 25748249 and either Ms Farrington or I will contact you closer to the time with more details.
Amanda Bremner and Carol Farrington
Student Health Service/Dental Care Service 2018-2019
By Lauren Lau, Health Professional
Please note that Student Health Service/ School Dental Service Application forms will be sent out to the students today. Please fill in the form and hand it in before the 28th September 2018(Friday).
If you are interested in applying for the School Dental Service for your child, you are required to submit the completed application form together with a cheque of HK $30, made payable to Bradbury School. Please write your child’s name and class at the back of the cheque.
If there are any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
By Catherine Hufton, PTA Chairperson, & Lin Gong, Bradbury School PTA Limited
Please join us on Monday 10 September at 6pm in the Bradbury School Hall for the Annual General (AGM) Meeting of the Bradbury PTA limited. All members of the Bradbury School community are strongly encouraged to attend. At the completion of the AGM light refreshments will be provided.
Class parents are currently being finalised – you will be notified in the coming days if you are class parent. Class parents will be in touch with their respective classes very soon to introduce themselves. Thank you to all parents who have volunteered for this role. This role is instrumental in the link between your child’s class and the PTA.
Bradbury School PTA Ltd
Nomination to Bradbury School Parent Teacher Association Limited
Executive Committee for the year 2018/2019
(Nominations must be lodged with Bradbury School PTA Limited,
43C Stubbs Road, Hong Kong by 5.00pm on Monday 3 September 2018)
We hereby nominate _________________________________________________________________________________________________
Proposed by: _____________________________________________ Signed ____________________________________
Seconded by: _____________________________________________ Signed ____________________________________
If elected I am willing to serve as a parent member of the PTA Committee for the 2018 /2019 school year.
Signed __________________________________________________ Date ______________________________________
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Bradbury School Parent Teacher Association Limited will be held on: –
Date: Monday 10th September 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: The School Hall
For the following purposes:
- To receive and consider and audited Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended 30th June, 2018
- To appoint of Auditors for the 2018/19 fiscal year, J.B & Co Certified Public Accountants retired and offer themselves for reappointment.
- To elect Executive Committee members for the year 2018/19
- To transact any other ordinary business of the Company
As members of the PTA all parents are invited to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting.
Election of the 2018/2019 PTA Executive Committee will take place and all parents are eligible to vote. If you wish join the PTA Committee or nominate another parent to do so, please complete the nomination form. Forms should be returned to the Chairperson or Hon. Secretary by email firstname.lastname@example.org or to the PTA office on/before 3 September 2018
The Agenda, Financial Reports, Minutes and Nomination form will be available on the School website (PTA – AGM and PTA Accounts)
If you would like to attend please RSVP by email email@example.com
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there.
Bradbury School PTA LTD
Island school has just recorded our best ever academic results which included
- 5 students scored 45pts
- 6 Students scored 44pts
- 99.1% Pass Rate
- 32.5% over 40 Points
- 91% over 30 Points
I value our partnership with Bradbury School and as such I would appreciate the opportunity to give you a thorough briefing on these results as well as:
- An update on the move to Sha Tin
- Share details of the design and timing of moving back to our redeveloped mid-levels campus
- Explain our philosophy and the programs which are driving our success
If you are interested in attending this session, I will be at your school at 9am on 4 September.
To assist with our arrangements, please RSVP via this linked Google form (Click here).
I hope to see you 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:
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.