22 Sep 2017

22 September 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.

  Principal’s Message
 Show case – Gold class
 Dates for your Diary
 Jade – coffee club

Principal’s Message

We always like to show case the work of our students and last weekend at the Discovery Bay Craft Fayre was a great opportunity to do this. Jen and I  proudly sold the jewellery that our students have been making at school and at Sai Kung community centre. Thank you to the families and friends who came along to support us and bring us cold drinks!

 

We are currently working on our Home School Communication policy and we will share this at the next PTA meeting to ensure we have parent feedback before finalising this. Parents are always welcome at school. One thing we do ask is that you (or your helper) drop your sons and daughters off in the front foyer and not at the class room door. There are several reasons for this. Firstly we want to promote independence and enable as many students as possible to walk to class with little or no support. We are  very conscious of safety and need to know who is in the building at all times.  This is also a busy and important time of day that teachers and EAs focus on welcoming and settling the class. Their attention needs to be on the students and it is not a good time for conversations about individual students. If you need to relay important messages please do this via the communication channels agreed with the teacher or let us know in the front foyer and we are happy to pass this on. If you need more time with the teacher please make a mutually agreed time. Thank you for helping us with this.

As I mentioned in the last newsletter our library is having a ‘revamp’. Thank you to the many parents who came along to help us organise books and make the space user friendly.

On Wednesdays there is a lot of ‘action’ around the school. Our senior students are participating in all sorts of vocational education tasks such as shredding and recycling. I am also delighted that I am offered a choice of drinks that I can order and have specially delivered to my office. What a treat. Thank you to the team of staff who support this and congratulations to the students who are learning new skills.

There are all sorts of other activities happening outside school. Our sailors are on the water, there is tennis, ten pin bowling and games at KCC and our horse riders are enjoying time outside in Ma On Shan.

Show case – Gold class

Gold Class have had an excellent start to the term and we are feeling settled with our new team and new friends. Last week we started our Unit work for ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and in Literacy we read our core text ‘Families’ and students shared their family photos with their friends and started to create their Family Trees. In Maths students have been exploring Google Maps and finding where they live, this ties into our ASDAN unit of work ‘Using ICT’ and students were able to use the Interactive Whiteboard to find the location of their homes, they have also been exploring and using different forms of measurement. Gold Class worked together to create a collaborative collage of Hong Kong to show where they all live, and have added their ICT findings to the display this is being proudly displayed in the classroom.

Some of our favorite activities so far this term have been Weekend Reflection during Monday morning ‘Circle Time’, where students have the opportunity to share their weekend activities with their friends, this has been an excellent opportunity for students to practice their communication skills and asking and answering questions. Students also love swimming in the KGV pool on a Wednesday, our sessions in the SI Room and our Friday Therapy rotations. We have had a wonderful first half term in Gold Class and are looking forward to more fun in the next half term!

Dates for your Diary

Parent meetings to discuss IEPs – Tuesday 26 September (book via the Gateway)

CPD day for all staff (no school for students) – Friday 29 September

Mid term break – Monday 2 to Friday 6 October

Jade – coffee club