25 May 2018

25 May 2018

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]  Dates for your Diary
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Showcase – Sapphire class
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Sun protection
[wc_fa icon=”angle-right” margin_left=”” margin_right=””][/wc_fa]  Disco Party Invitation

Principal’s Message

So summer has definitely arrived and we have had to have some play times inside. In general we like to get out into the play ground to ride bikes, throw the ball, run around and play. So we can all be safe we ask that each student wear a hat. Mike has written a reminder later in this newsletter.

This term it’s all about how we can be contributing global citizens and help to look after our environment. In classrooms the students are excited to see the silk worms eat the leaves and spin cocoons. We were also delighted to have Max and his friends from Dr Dog spend time with us in the hall. To top it off we had the Mobile Zoo with all sorts of creatures great and small. 

Jade class already help us with recycling and now we also have our Eco Warriors monitoring our use of power. They remind us to turn off our lights and air conditioning and learn how this helps us to contribute to a more sustainable environment.

Thanks to Kelly for organising the plastic reduction workshops across the school. We ask all families to help with this by using reusable containers for lunches and continuing to model less plastic in the home. It’s a tragedy to see what is happening to our seas and we can all make a difference.

As the term flies by we are making plans for end of year celebrations including our graduation assembly and an end of year outing to the cinema. Please keep an eye on our website calendar as well as e-notices for permission to participate. We are also very excited about the 2017-18 Yearbook  and if you have not put in an order please do so. We have just added several copies of last year’s book to our library shelves as so many students enjoy reading this over and over again.

A huge thank you to Liam’s parents Cecile and Oliver who are organising a disco for all students and families here at school on 8th June 3.00-6.00. Remember a family member needs to be present and siblings are welcome. See the poster below and the flyer in your son/daughter’s school bag for your invitation. See you there.

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing ideas with my Australian special school principal colleagues at the national conference in Adelaide. I have congratulated our staff on the excellent work we are doing here at JCSRS and brought back some ideas to ensure we continually look to improve.


Dates for your Diary

PTA meeting – Monday 28 May 5.00-7.00pm

Student disco – Friday 8 June 3.00-6.00 

Student Graduation Assembly – Friday 15 June 1.45-2.30

Cinema trip – Tuesday 26 June

Special Assembly – Friday 29 June 10.45-11.30

Last day of term 3 – Friday 29 June. Finish at 11.30

Showcase – Sapphire class

Sapphire class really love the current unit, We are The World. This term we have grown seedlings and looked after herbs in our planter. We met, stroked, brushed and fed two lovely dogs during the Dr Dog visit and we have observed silkworms eating, growing and changing. Currently we have two silkworm cocoons and we are anxiously awaiting the day our little friends transform into little moths!

We undertook a scientific investigation with flowers and celery to look at the purpose of stems. This involved cutting stems and placing them in water with food colouring. We made predictions and checked to see what happened. This was also a good chance to practice procedural writing.

We have continued to have a wonderful weekly Expressive Arts session with Merry. The students have learned about different kinds of expression using painting, physical movement and pretend play. The session is always a lot of fun. Sapphire class has had plenty to celebrate this term with the Art Exhibition and Book Week. We all enjoyed a visit to the gallery to see our work displayed professionally. It gave the students an enormous sense of pride to see their work on the walls!

And finally, we loved the inclusion opportunity of KJS and KGV students coming over to share book week with us.

Sun protection

Wearing a hat outdoors is the best way to protect your hair, eyes, and skin from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. While you still need to slather your skin with sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, a hat can help give added coverage for the skin on your ears and neck.

The school hat is designed specifically to protect the face and neck and can be purchased from Summi at reception for the small sum of 85hkd. Once purchased please write your child’s name on the label inside.

Thank you for assisting us to protect your child.

Mike Watson – PE teacher


Disco Party Invitation