Welcome to your Parent Teacher Association Ltd (PTA) at Quarry Bay School. All parents of children attending ESF schools are members of their PTA, so we warmly welcome you and hope you will find participating a worthwhile experience for yourself and your children.
There are 17 members on the QBS PTA Executive Committee, which comprises of parents, teachers and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). Ms Fiona Bishop (parent) is the current Chairperson. We look forward to meeting you personally one day, but in the meantime, login to The Gateway (TG) and browse to the ‘Documents>School Documents' section and you will find our PTA Committee list in the PTA section. Your committee is elected annually at the AGM, which is held in October. Nomination forms for anyone wishing to join the committee can be found in the PTA AGM folder in the ‘School Documents’ section mentioned above on TG.
Purpose & Focus
We are all passionate about helping QBS to maintain and develop its position as a student-centred and innovative school for all of our children. We achieve this aim through regular consultations (twice a term) on educational matters and by organizing events which raise funds for the school and local charities, as well as provide opportunities for the QBS community to spend time together. Again, go to the PTA Documents area on TG to read more about our purpose in our Memorandum & Articles of Association and to read our meeting minutes.
Members of the PTA Executive Committee also sit on the School Council and the Committee of Parents (ComPar).
As well as the above, the PTA provides two main services to the school: the student bus service and the school shop. Ms Dorothy Ho is the PTA Administrator and she looks after the buses; Ms Amy Lau is the Shop Supervisor and Ms Mona Diwan is the PTA Co-ordinator who supports all of our operations. You can contact them at: email@example.com or on 2887 1004.
We are proud to be a successful PTA which really does make a difference to our children’s experience at QBS. A few examples of events we’ve held include the ever-scary Halloween Disco, Christmas Fairs, a Walkathon, a Bring & Buy Sale and the Popcorn Sales. School equipment funded by the PTA includes interactive whiteboards, laptop computers, new books for the Learning Centre and various play equipment for use at break and lunch times. View a more complete list of our recent achievements, and by logging into Qoodle with your child's login you can visit the School Gallery and view some of our past and current event photos (they are tagged with PTA for easy sorting).
But our work is never done, and our next major target is to raise funds to support the development of learning spaces by providing internal fittings and furnishings. In order to achieve this, we need your help. Your participation in events will benefit your family in more ways than just raising funds for your children’s school. It will enable you to make new friends, get to know the teachers and staff better, and show your children that joining in community events has positive outcomes for everyone. Click here to view upcoming events which are also in our QBS Calendar, available throughout this site. You can also complete this form to show interest in joining our volunteers for upcoming events.
Communicating With Us
We are keen to communicate with our members so our Chairperson regularly contributes to the school newsletter. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions for us, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will go directly to our Chairperson.
Did you know that there is a small PTA Lounge at school where you can rest in comfort while waiting for your child? Free tea and coffee and a PTA book swap are available – all next door to the PTA Office.
We look forward to welcoming you.