12 May 2017

12 May 2017 Newsletter

Jockey Club Sarah Roe School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.

[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Principal’s Message
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Emerald Class Showcase
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Dates for your Diary
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Relaxed Theatre for ASD Young People
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  A Toolkit for Carers

Principal’s Message

Just before the recent long weekend a group of our students joined in the Dance Fest at KJS and, not surprisingly, they made us feel very proud. Click on this link to see the fun they had. Again, I thank all the staff who put in the extra hours to be there on the night and all the preparation.

Also on the long weekend some of our students participated in the Robitics competition and won the Underwater ROV team Mate/Scout category. Congratulations team, I am sure we are going to continue to be part of this every year.

I am receiving a number of party invitations as classes plan, prepare and join in a number of celebrations. If you are celebrating events at home with family and friends please highlight this with your sons and daughters and feel free to share with us. One event coming up is to acknowledge, thank and celebrate siblings of our students. This will be a first and the day will be on 31st May with siblings from KGV coming to JCSRS. If this is successful (and we are quite sure it will be) we can look at expanding this next year.

Teachers and therapists are busy working on IEP reviews and reports in preparation for parent meetings on Thursday 13th June. This time we will be sharing information with you through an email from me that gives you a link to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). From here you use your log in to access the summary page of the Evidencer. This is instead of emailing the IEPs and reports to you. We are very hopeful that this will go smoothly and to help us with any technical glitches we will have a member of the ESF tech team with us at the parent meetings for support. Thank you again to Carol and the ESF team for leading this project and to the staff for embracing change that means some extra hours of work.

It was a pleasure to present Adrienne and Dr Willie from the Masarang Foundation to receive a donation from our Walkathon some months ago. We are very proud to support the fantastic work of this organisation.

Thanks to Joanne for organising a lovely musical event here at school.The ensemble “Akoustic Odyssey” from Australia visited our school and performed Mediterranean and Latin music, bringing energy to us on a Thursday  morning.  Thanks Premiere Performances Hong Kong for offering the program to us.
Students were highly engaged and had many interactions with musicians – clapping, clicking and tapping to the beats. Some of them even joined the musicians and played instruments together and came up to the front shaking their belly and their body. Students learned various music genres and instruments and greatly enjoyed this 1 hour program.

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I look forward to seeing many of you over the next few weeks at one event or another.

Karin

Emerald Class Showcase

Since the start of term three, Emerald Class has been working hard on a variety of interesting and educational activities. We started out our new unit “Let’s celebrate” looking at different ways to celebrate weddings. We shared family wedding photos, explored items related to weddings, and listened to different wedding music. In the Art session, we made bouquet of flowers as one of the unit’s activities. In the coming weeks, we will continue to look at different ways to celebrate traditions, achievements, values, and beliefs.

Since the start of term three, Emerald Class has been working hard on a variety of interesting and educational activities. We started out our new unit “Let’s celebrate” looking at different ways to celebrate weddings. We shared family wedding photos, explored items related to weddings, and listened to different wedding music. In the Art session, we made bouquet of flowers as one of the unit’s activities. In the coming weeks, we will continue to look at different ways to celebrate traditions, achievements, values, and beliefs.

Another highlight was the visit to the Salvation Army Family Store which was related to the “Community Event” section of the ASDAN module. Students enjoyed collecting their donations and were enthusiastic with putting their donations into the trays in the collection center. They had great fun shopping around the store too. We also joined in the Green Angel Education Programme to learn about the importance of valuing food and caring about the needy in our society. It is also one of the activities for the ASDAN module of Community Event. Learning is always fun for Emerald class, we will keep working and playing hard in term three!

Heidi Lee (Emerald Class Teacher)

Dates for your Diary

Thursday 18th May – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra concert for primary students

Food Angel Up-cycling workshop for secondary students

Monday 22nd May – Food Angel Up-cycling workshop for primary students

Wednesday 31st May – Siblings day

Monday 12th May – Dental Awareness workshop for parents 5-6pm

Relaxed Theatre for ASD Young People

A Toolkit for Carers

Dear All,

I am writing to you to let you know of a few events that might be of interest to your staff or clients.  I  personally am in awe of carers. Whether parents of children of special needs, workers in centres catering to special needs, nurses, teachers, volunteers, spouses, adult children, counsellors, even helpers.  In all cases they selflessly give with patience and fortitude to address the needs of others before themselves.  My concern is when do they take the time to address their own needs?
On May 10 the interest group of Parents of Special Needs Children will meet for sharing as well as a deep relaxation to the sound of the gongs.  This is the beginning of a suite of regular offerings ranging from led group discussions, psychological support, specialised integrated yoga for resilience  and of course deep relaxation and sound therapy. Later this month a talented sound and movement healer from India will visit. She will conduct a series of workshops all weekend May 25-28, one of which is a toolkit for carers. This is a set of practical exercises using breath, movement and sound that can be used on yourself as well as your charges. Here is the description of the workshops, please feel free to share with your colleagues, friends and family. Pragnya also has time for private and group sessions during the day on Friday, May 25, Sunday afternoon, May 28, Monday May 29 and June 1.
If you wish to learn more please contact Sally at info@red-doors.com or myself for further details and for group discounts.
Take care
Martha Collard
Founder
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