11 Nov 2016

PTA Newsletter – Friday 11 November 2016

School Fair  School Fair Art Competition- International Sun Catchers- Winners  Fair Fundraising    Thank You  Class Winners   Events in December PTA Volunteers Box of Hope  School Buses Lunch Orders Lost Property PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours Adverts Disclaimer

School Fair

Firstly, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our 25th Anniversary International Fair such a success. We hope everyone had a great day out – the class contacts and volunteers did a fantastic job preparing games and stalls and decorating the school for everyone to enjoy.

This year we tried a new approach, charging at the gate and allowing the children to then play games for free. This shortened the waiting time at game booths and simplified the procedure.

There are a few items of lost property left from the fair so if you are missing something then please come to the PTA office.

School Fair Art Competition- International Sun Catchers- Winners

Thank you to all the students who entered the fair art competition. The sun catchers made beautiful decorations and some can still be seen in the under-cover playground. Congratulations to our 6 winners:

Henry Tong (1B)



Brendan Coles (2C)



Minni Kember-Cheah (3BH)



Francesca Pompeo (4W)



Toby Bailey (5J)



Isabella Jiang (6M)



Fair Fundraising

As soon as we have the final costs for the fair we will make an announcement about the money raised. The funds will be used for large umbrellas and benches for the roof top playground, playground equipment and construction toys, home readers and books in English, Chinese and Mother-tongue languages.

Thank You

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the fair. Thank you to all the school staff who helped with preparations and clear up, especially teachers who allowed us to use the classrooms, EAs who helped clear rooms and deliver information and Mr. Man and his team.

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered—there are too many to mention but your help is very much appreciated. Thank you to the children for their help in making decorations and preparing games. Some special mentions to…

Everyone who donated goods or silent auction prizes.

Elizabeth Corr from the Arcadia Group for the sample clothes.

Winerack and Casa for organising the liquor license, soft drinks and bar.

UniGroup Worldwide Moving for the bouncy castle.

Hong Kong Golf & Tennis Academy for providing a game.

Dickie Toys for donating the toys.

Jolly Ng and Mandy Ng for the graphics.

David Mead and the team of teachers for organising and running the BBQ.

Belinda Szeto, Emily Wilcockson & May Bevan for all their help.

Kiley Charteris for organizing the vendors.

Tara Delaney and Olivia Morley for all their help sourcing silent auction prizes.

Isabella Ting, Emma Linnitt and Britt Joynson for the accounting and cash counting.

Van Tse for sourcing decorations.

Simon Pang Washford for curating the music.

Julie Moore for stepping in as MC.

Our amazing Class Contacts and volunteer leaders who have organised games/ stalls and rounded up volunteers. We could not have done this without you!

Class Winners

As promised, there would be a pizza lunch provided to the classes which we thought put in the most thought and effort. Originally we were only going to have two prizes, but it was so difficult to choose, so we have increased the number to four classes.

The winning classes are:

2C for their amazing Mini-African Adventure;

1G for their great effort preparing the Book Shop plus a game;

3M for their brilliant Great British Spin-off game; and

4T for their wonderful Silent Auction which helped raise a huge amount of money.
We will get in touch with the class teachers of these classes to choose an appropriate date for the pizza lunch. Well done everybody.

Events in December

6 December – Staff Appreciation Lunch

6 December, 6.30pm  – Carol Concert

Emma Linnitt will be coordinating the Staff Appreciation lunch again this year. The staff work hard all year for our children and this is an opportunity to say thank you. Parents can provide some food, which is brought in and served to staff at lunchtime. If you would like to be involved or provide a dish then please get in touch with the PTA office.

PTA Volunteers

If anyone has a spare hour and would like to help we would really welcome some volunteers to sort through lost property, items left from the fair and second hand uniform. Just pop in to the PTA office if you can spare an hour.

Box of Hope

We collected 310 boxes this year, which is fantastic. Thank you for getting behind this great cause, which has a huge impact on under-privileged children at Christmas time. Thank you to Adele Brunner for collecting all the boxes and to Alex Seaward for storing them.

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School Buses

Unfortunately, there have been a few problems with behaviour on school buses. If your child goes on a school bus, please remind them of correct behaviour on the bus, this includes sitting down at all times with their seat belts on, listening to the bus mum and being well-behaved. The bus regulations are in the PTA section on the school website and should be read and explained to your child.

Lunch Orders

The December lunch order form has been uploaded to the website, please download it and return it by the 21 November.

Lost Property

Our lost property boxes are very full, particularly with hats and water bottles so please ask your child to come and check there if they have lost something. The lost property boxes are the white boxes outside the PTA office. Please make sure you name everything that is brought to school.

We sell laundry markers in the PTA office for $11.  Blank Sheet sell labels for clothing and bottles/boxes and offer a very good discount (30%) to CWBS parents.  View products and prices at www.blanksheet.com.hk.

PTA & Uniform Shop Opening Hours

The PTA office is open every day from 8:00am – 2:45pm and the uniform shop will open on Mondays from 8am – 4pm.  Parents are always welcome in the PTA Office, we have stationery items and second hand uniform for sale and tea and coffee, so please pop in anytime you are in school.


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