23 Nov 2018


Dear Bradbury School Community,

Wow!!  What an amazing performance the production cast and crew gave us!  It was a spectacular example of what our students can achieve, even at their young age.  Thank you everyone who supported them to achieve this high standard of excellence.  I know that there were many hours of hard work and practice behind this by many people – staff and parents alike.  A special mention to Gethyn Clothier and Jane Thompson for spearheading the production.  Great job everyone!

Our Winter Night Market is fast approaching and it looks to be the best ever!  Thank you again to our school community for joining forces to bring us this event, the proceeds of which will go directly back into benefitting our students.  Another special mention – thank you Kelly Xu, our PTA Chair for doing a great job pulling it all together.

An important note:

The Winter Night Market starts at 5:30 p.m.  Setup begins at around 3:00 p.m., so all students and children will need to be off the school grounds by then.

I look forward to seeing you at the Winter Night Market.


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.

26 November 2018 (Monday) Feeding People in Need ( Part 2) TBC
27 November 2018 (Tuesday) Incoming Year 1 (2019-2020) Parent Information Meeting
28 November 2018 (Wednesday) –

30 November 2018 (Friday)

Class 4H/4V Camp 8:30 a.m.
30 November 2018 (Friday) Winter Night Market 5:30 p.m. –

8:30 p.m.

04 December 2018 (Tuesday) Parent Workshop: Parental Control on Devices 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
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

12:00 noon
17 December 2018 (Monday) –

04 January 2018 (Friday)

Christmas Holidays

( No School )

07 January 2018 (Monday) School Resumes

Start of Term 2

8:30 a.m.
09 January 2018 (Wednesday) Year 6 dTap-IPV Injections

P.T.A. News
By Kelly Xu, P.T.A. Chairperson, and Lin Gong, Bradbury School P.T.A. Limited

Winter Uniform/Stationery

Winter uniform and stationery order form can be downloaded here.  Place your order early, and write cheque payable to:  Bradbury School PTA Limited.

Are you ready?


WHEN – 30th November, 5:30-8:30PM


TICKETS – Can be bought upon entry, 20$ per person, free entry for children below 2yrs.
Enjoy free entry on buying 6 TOMBOLA tickets (or more) at 50$ each!

ATTRACTIONS – International food and drink stalls, exciting games and craft activities, second hand uniform and book stalls, TOMBOLA for adults, Lucky Draw for kids and much  more. Our local vendors will sweep you off your feet with the products they will have to offer while you can enjoy some holiday shopping or retail therapy, as you would like to call it. The SILENT AUCTION will be in the School foyer soon. Just in case you happen to visit school, that’s something not to be missed!!

TRANSPORT – For your convenience we have a FREE to and fro shuttle bus service for you to enjoy. Starting at 5pm there will be shuttle buses from GPO and the Cricket Club to Bradbury school. The buses will leave school for GPO and the Cricket Club at 8 and 8-30pm.
Please refer to the poster for in between timings.

PRE-ORDERING SYSTEM – To make things easier for you, we have a pre-ordering system this time. The forms have been sent into your child’s diary earlier this week. Please pre-order your game cards and cash vouchers to avoid queues on the night.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Last but not least, without our strong parent community, all this would not be possible. If you think you can volunteer at a stall for just 30 min then please show your interest in the form that was sent home for the same or contact the PTA. We specifically need more help in the 7:30-8:30 pm time slot.

A HUMBLE REQUEST– Considering the negative impact of plastic on the environment, we are
targeting to minimize the use of disposable plastic as much as we can. Please support us by bringing your own reusable plates, cups, etc. We will provide reusable cups, paper cups/plates as an
alternative to plastic at the market.

Let’s begin the Countdown..

The PTA Committee
Bradbury School


FRIDAY, November 30th 2018​ ​5:30PM​ ​–​ ​8:30PM

Company​ ​Name:​ ​​​ ____________________________________________

Address:​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ____________________________________________

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.​ ​​​​​​​

C​​heques​ ​should be​ ​made​ ​payable​ ​to​ B​​radbury​ ​School​ ​PTA​ ​Limited​.

Alternatively you​​ may ​​make a​​ bank ​​transfer​​ to ​H​​SBC​​808-642524-838​​ 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​ khyati.nilang@gmail.com​ or


PTA​ ​Office​ ​Use:
No.​ ​of​ ​Tables​ ​Reserved:​ ​​​

Cheque/Receipt​ ​No.​ ​​​ ______________

Amount​ ​Received:​ ​​​ ______________

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


We are looking for volunteers to help out on the second hand book stall at the Winter Night Market on Friday 30th November. If you are able to help then please email on:  jane.thompson@bradbury.edu.hk .  Your help is much appreciated!

dTap-IPV Year 6 Immunisations 2018-2019
By Lauren Lau, Health Professional

The School Immunization Team of the Health Department will visit our school on the 9th of January, 2019 (Wednesday) to offer the Diptheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (reduced dose), and Inactivated Poliovirus vaccine (dTap-IPV) 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 14th of December 2018, Friday.  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.

The forms have been distributed to the Year 6 classes.  If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sick Students Coming to School
By Therese Gallen, Vice Principal & Head of Literacy

Over the past few weeks there have been quite a few students sent to school who were unwell and we have needed to send them home first thing in the morning. This has been especially noticeable in the Year 1 and 2 classes.

PLEASE do not send your child to school if they are unwell, especially if they have a fever, a ‘fresh’ cold (runny nose), a bad cough or an upset stomach. We all need to work together to limit the spread of  illnesses by keeping unwell students at home until they are fully recovered before returning to school.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Action Day Celebrations 2019
By Amanda Bremner & Carol Farrington, Action Coordinators

On Friday, April 5th, 2019 we will have our annual Bradbury Action Day. On this day students demonstrate the responsibilities associated with being Internationally Minded and work with others for a shared purpose. Students are encouraged to participate in “tangible actions which make a difference,” linked to their learning and real life issues.

On this day the Bradbury community works with the NGO, Sunshine Action, to pack food or hygiene bags for people in need.  This supports the elderly who are living alone in Hong Kong. This year we will be packing food bags consisting of soy sauce, cooking oil, canned foods and instant noodles. Over the next four months (until April) we will be talking to the students about Action through assemblies and class presentations, encouraging families to bring these food items into school.  On the day, we are aiming to pack 4000 food bags and have a variety of Action based activities happening which will be linked to year group Unit of Inquiries.

During the next week you will see posters going up around school and conversations will be had in class with the students about the Global Goals and Action opportunities.  Ms. Farrington and Ms. Bremner will also be calling for help with various tasks/actions on the day so please watch the upcoming newsletters and class emails for further updates.

Help Needed: Feeding People In Need
By Amanda Bremner & Carol Farrington, Action Coordinators

Our upcoming community action event with Sunshine Action is on Monday 26th November. 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, where 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 Ms. Bremner will contact you closer to the time with more details.

Poems from Year 3
Rainbow bubbles
Reflection, rainbows
Calmly flying high
Like a shiny crystal ball floating
Carefully flying
Vanishing quickly
Like a feather
Rainbow bubbles
By Kyle Leung, 3S

A mobile phone is a world
Apps are workshops
The screen is the sky
The glass protector is the atmosphere
The password is a secret door
The wifi is the air
The games are jobs
The batteries are day and night
A mobile phone is a world
By Marc Tsang, 3S

Special Announcment!!
Save this date for specialist workshop on helping your child’s reading development
By Therese Gallen, Vice Principal & Head of Literacy
  • TIME: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

We have been fortunate to secure Dr. Misty Adoniou to  conduct a workshop for all parents here at school, after our staff professional development day on January 18th.  Dr Adoniou is a well recognised teacher and academic research expert in children’s language learning, reading, grammar and the needs of English as an Additional Language learners. She is always in great demand as a consultant and presenter both in her home country Australia, and overseas in International contexts.

Dr Adoniou is always an engaging and knowledgeable presenter. You are sure to get plenty of great ideas and learn a bit more about how to best engage and support your child as a reader. This is a ‘not to be missed’ opportunity.

To secure a place at this special session please email or ring Ms Fritzi at the front office on fritzi.yu@bradbury.edu.hk  or 25748249 to ensure that you don’t miss.

Production:  ‘Macbeth’

Year 2 Visit from Gary Stokes
By Claudia Tarr, Year 2 Leader

This week Year 2 heard from Bradbury parent and founder of Oceanic Love, Gary Stokes. He talked to the children about the human impact on

habitats, in particular the ocean.

This has further enhanced students’ learning about how animals are closely connected to their habitat and how humans can help or harm these fragile areas.

Y5/6 Sports Day

The ESF “Run for Our Future” is the major community engagement event organized by the
English Schools Foundation (ESF) among the annual ESF calendar of events. It will be
comprised of a running course of 1km to 10km, with adjacent community activities and carnival at Hong Kong Science Park.

The ESF Hong Kong Run:
Date: Saturday, 26th January 2019
Time:  Start from 0830
Venue: Science Park, HK
Distance: 1Km, 3Km and 10Km
Open to: Students and families, teachers, support staff and their families and friends
Registration fee: Individual $200 / Family Run $450 (shuttle bus service from University Station to Science Park)
Online registration: https://hkrun.esf.edu.hk/en

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 info@adventuresportsacademy.com website: www.adventuresportsacademy.com

Fabric Art, Fabric Design, Crafting & Creative Sewing – Alifya Kasubhai, contact at 9281 5290 or contact@fabricart-hk.com website: www.fabricart-hk.com

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

Singing, Acting, Dancing – Ballet, Jazz, Tap Dance – CentreStage Studios HK Ltd., contact Imogen Taylor or Kaijah Bell at 5236 7960 or 2689 2272 or admin@centrestagestudioshk.com website:  www.centrestagestudioshk.com

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                         svenskaskolanhongkong@hotmail.com Website: www.svenskaskolan.hk

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.

Part-time Gardener

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, alan.tang@bradbury.edu.hk.