16 Mar 2018

PTA Newsletter – Friday 16 March

PTA News    International Day of Happiness 2018 News from the Medical Room Adverts   Disclaimer  

PTA News

Events in March and April:

23rd March, Sausage Sizzle, Lunch time- Please send $30 payments clearly marked with student’s name and class if you haven’t done so. Please take note that there will be no hot lunches that day.

20th April – Book and Bake sale & Jumble Sale, 1 – 3pm – We need donations of children books only as we already have plenty of adult books. We will be having a ladies clothing jumble sale too, so come and grab a bargain. Volunteers needed, so let the PTA know if you can help.

23rd April – PTA Committee Meeting, 5:15pm

27th April – Year 4 & 5 Social, 6 – 7:30pm – Tara Delaney will be organising with Andrew Craig leading the Scottish dance. We will need volunteers for this event so please sign up if you are able to help.

Dad and Me Love History

One of our students, James Letters, and his father Paul have recently launched their podcast series ‘Dad and Me Love History’. It’s fun and educational (a bit like – but not a copy of – Horrible Histories) and is designed to get kids away from screens. Here are the first few episode topics:

  1. The Most Important Question in History
  2. Was the Great Wall of China built by an awesome leader or a crazy dude?
  3. Why was the Roman army so awesome?
  4. Why did Henry VIII need six wives?
  5. The history of “Mr Lego” and Mr Disney: who’s the best ever?

Have a look at their brilliant work on the following links…….

webpageTwitterInstagram and Facebook

Uniform Shop

Please take note that any school jackets sold within 1 year can be repaired free of charge by Aston Wilson LTD. You can also order longer length trousers for winter season. There will be a limited stock of size 22 uniform items which will be available soon. Please contact the uniform shop for more details.

Lost Property

The lost property boxes are full again. If your child has lost something please ask them to check the boxes. It is very important that all items are clearly labelled with your child’s name. We will recycle anything that is unclaimed on Tuesday 27th March. Please could a few parents volunteer to spare an hour or two on Tuesday 27th March to sort out the lost property – contact the PTA office if you can help with this – tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided! 

PTA Shop

The PTA sells a variety of items, including stationery, lined white boards for handwriting practice, recorders, hair ties, second hand uniform, tennis balls, mosquito repellent, second hand uniform and second hand books and DVDs. We also stock cards and wrapping paper.

Many thanks to parents, Leanne Tsang and Wen Tao for helping to sort out and bring the lost and found uniforms to the classrooms.

We are accepting any second hand children’s books or DVDs you’d like to donate, please drop them off at the PTA office.

International Day of Happiness 2018

Your child is invited to join CWBS in celebrating The United Nations International Day of Happiness on Tuesday March 20th. The United Nations recognises happiness and wellbeing as a universal goal and aspiration in the lives of people around the world.

To celebrate, we ask that your child wear bright colours to school. A $20 donation would be greatly appreciated to support the United Nations in continuing their work with the universal goals.

News from the Medical Room


According to the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), there is still a high level of influenza activity in Hong Kong at the moment.

Please be vigilant and do the following:

1. Check your child’s temperature daily

Due to the prevalence of influenza activity could we ask that children have their temperatures checked before school. If their temperature is above 37.5 then please keep them home for 48 hours af

ter their temperature has returned to normal to ensure they have fully recovered. Please be reminded that paracetamol will reduce your child’s temperature so please ensure you take their te

mperature at least 6 hours after the last dose before deciding when to return them to school.

  • Keeping your child off school for 48hrs post fever will not only prevent the potential spread to other students, it will also give your child’s immune system time to recover which will mean they
    will be less likely to pick something else up when they return.

2. Inform the school
For monitoring purposes please inform the nurse or school if your child is absent from school via info@cwbs.edu.hk or nurse@cwbs.edu.hk

3. Remind your child to wash their hands.
Remind your child about the correct hand washing technique and encourage them to wash their hands after using the toilet, before eating, after blowing their nose and on a regular basis throughout the day. Good hand hygiene as well as covering their cough (with their elbow) remains the best form of prevention.

Vision Screening

Optometrist Suzan Salnikow, BSc MCOptom will visit Clearwater Bay School on Monday 23rd of April 2018 to conduct Visual Screening Tests. Suzan is a HK based, UK trained optometrist who sees mainly children and babies in her clinics. A separate email with further information and the application form will be sent out today. Please return the form and payment no later than Thursday 29th of March.


Remember if your child is absent from school please inform the office or myself by emailing nurse@cwbs.edu.hk stating reason for their absence and expected return to school date if known so we can update our records.



Ms. Lan Hee Hong is a fully qualified teacher and also a cake designer.  Term 3 Baking Classes at CWBS start on April 17th.  For more information, please see the attached brochure and enrolment form.  

Watch the Junior Bakers in action:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfYdVLIfRJQ


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