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A warm welcome back to term three. As usual we have started the term at full speed. This term we begin our unit ‘Looking After Myself’ and again it’s full of meaningful, relevant and engaging learning experiences both in school and out in the community. As expected we will also have a number of additional events to celebrate a year of learning and participate in inclusive programs with our peers in mainstream schools.
This week we have been focusing on the importance of reading and the love of all things ‘books’. Our Book Week (Reading is my Super Power) included special readings together in the library, dress up day, buddy reading with KJS and a performance of Peter and the Wolf by Faust Theatre. We followed up with class work and ideas for home learning. Thank you to Sandra Gee for organising this and to all staff and families who made it a memorable week.
You will all have received an e-notice about our participation in the K11 ESF Art Exhibition: The Journey – An Exploration of Art. We are so proud of our collaborative artwork and some works were chosen to advertise the show. Classes will be visiting the show during opening times and we hope that families are also able to attend the opening or visit at a time that suits you. Thanks again to Sally who led this project.
We had a fabulous, inclusive Maths Day with our friends from KJS and KGV. The focus was ‘Time’ and the activities were differentiated so everyone could have fun and learn. We always love these days thanks again to Heidi for organising this.
Thank you to the families who have responded so enthusiastically to our call for food scraps to feed our newly acquired composter (and ultimately our garden beds). I certainly had a large container to bring to school after the weekend. So nice to be rid of the guilt of putting all these items in the bin to go to landfill – see the photo below! Remember also that Jackie is asking for citrus peel (for the next 3 weeks) to make her natural pesticide. Below is a copy of the email I sent to all of you with a list of items that are suitable to add to the compost.
On Monday night we had a very productive PTA meeting. We celebrated the outstanding results of our two fundraising events – Wear Blue for Autism Awareness Day and the Danceathon. Thank you for your support and this contribution along with the incredible generosity of our ESF colleagues we now have $247,014.80 to put towards the purchase of a new bus.
The other main item on the agenda was the transition to the new school uniform starting in August 2019. We now have (almost) all the samples and we believe the students will look (and feel) very smart. In early June we will hold some days for parents to come to school and try on sizes with their sons and daughters and then order ready to start the new school year. We will send you an e-notice closer to the time. 2019-20 will be a uniform ‘transition’ year with the expectation that all students will be in the new uniform by August 2020. We will put photos and information on how to order on our website and alert you to this when it is available.
Last but not least we have a date for the PTA AGM – please put Thursday 22nd August at 5.30pm in your calendar. This meeting will follow the Meet the Teacher afternoon (4.00-4.45) and the Welcome Presentation (5.00-5.30). You will receive an email from the PTA and I strongly suggest you consider joining this fantastic group of families who do so much to support our school.
Dates for your Diary
Public holiday – Monday 13 May
Siblings Day – Thursday 16 May
ESF Art Exhibition opening – Friday 24 May 4pm
Public holiday – Friday 7 June
Showcase – Emerald Class
What a busy Term 2 for Emerald Class. As a part of the functional learning, there is the priority to engage with others and in community activities. During Math Day, students from Kowloon Junior School assisted with leading the different activities which focused around time. Emerald Class enjoyed playing “What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf” and had a lot of fun. During Book Week, we had a Year 5 class join classes for a Buddy reading session. Students were paired with Emerald Class to enjoy a few stories together. It was wonderful to see them enjoy one another’s company and a book together. The highlight of our term was the Special Olympics Adaptive Sports Day. Emerald Class students competed in a variety of games adapted to their ability levels. This event drew many schools and organizations from the local community. Well done to all our students and their effort.
Students explored the many different systems they use on a daily basis as a part of unit theme of How Things are Organized. Enjoying a walk to the Lohas Garden Cafe, students ordered and enjoyed a drink at the cafe with their friends. This tied in very nicely to the ASDAN module on Number when visiting the cafe. This term we look forward to our unit learning focusing on how our choices affect health and wellbeing. Emerald Class will be exploring the different ways to keep their bodies healthy and regulating their behaviours.
What an amazing year of exploring and learning for Emerald Class. It has been an amazing journey so far and we are looking forward to the exciting months ahead.
Book Week – Reading is my Super Power
JCSRS Sustainability Project – food composting
Special Needs Network Hong Kong
Finding the right school for our children with special needs is a daunting and often frustrating task. In Hong Kong where school places are limited, waiting lists are long and local SEN schools present language barriers, it’s easy to see why this is a headache for many of us. There is also the concern that over time, the selected school may not be able to appropriately accommodate the needs of our developing (and sometimes diagnosis-evolving) children.
Trisha Tran, a fellow parent of a child with global development delay, has been advocating for an increase in the number, scope and quality of school places for non-Chinese speaking SEN children since 2014. She has carried out extensive research on private and public schooling options in Hong Kong. In her upcoming talk on May 21st, she will be sharing her research on navigating the different educational routes available in Hong Kong and offering tips on her approach to advocating for more support.
Whether you are about to embark on this mission or already have children attending a school, this talk will offer you invaluable advice and tips.
As schooling is one of the most important issues for our members, register soon to reserve your seat! CLICK HERE to sign up.
- Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
- Price: $100/person
- Where: Skadden, 42F, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central
For inquiries, contact us at email@example.com
In collaboration with Heep Hong Society, SNNHK is delighted to announce our upcoming workshop on the PACT programme in June.
WHAT IS PACT?
PACT is a communication technique that aims to improve the synchrony of communication between parents and their children with no or limited language skills under 12 years old.
Where other therapies tend to burden the child by teaching them to modify their behaviour in situations they are often too young to understand, the PACT programme focuses on the parent’s communication so as to diversify interaction and synchronize parent-child communication.
In this two-part workshop, led by Mr. Neo Ngan, a registered Educational Psychologist (HK) and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (US), parents will be taken through the theories, research and video demonstrations to combine interactive play skills with levelled communication techniques, enabling parents to develop more tailored communication pathways at home. For more details on the workshop and trainer, please CLICK HERE.
Date: Saturday 1st June 2019
Venue: Kwun Tong Peace Evangelical Center
Unit G, 6/F,
133 Hoi Bun Road,
MTR: Exit B6, Ngau Tau Kok MTR Station
CLICK HERE for the Google map
AGENDA AND FEES
10:00 – 11:15 Workshop A: PACT for children with no or emerging language skills HKD50/person
11:15 – 11:35 Introduction to PACT: Background and research (Free)
11:45 – 13:00 Workshop B: PACT for children with developing language skills HKD50/person
If you are looking for a positive home therapy to improve the interactions and social communication between you and your child, then CLICK HERE to REGISTER.
As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Programme for Creativity and Talent Development “Summer 2019” CAISE, Faculty of Education, HKU
CAISE, Faculty of Education, HKU
Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education (CAISE), Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong is glad to announce that the Summer Programme for Creativity and Talent Development is now open for registration!
Aim of the Programme: The Programme aims to enhance students’ creativity, higher-order thinking skills, personal and social skills, and career and talent development. The activities will help students explore problems and develop creative approaches to their solutions. These experiences will help them become more autonomous learners. Most activities will be conducted in groups, to help the students acquire essential team working and interpersonal skills. They will also learn to appreciate individual differences and human diversity.
Programme Date: 15 July – 27 August 2019
Target Participant: K2-K3, Primary School and Secondary School Talented Students.
Courses on mindfulness, twice-exceptional learners, and parent-child relationship are designed for educators and parents.
Medium of Instruction: English or Cantonese
Course fee: HK$650 – HK$6,000
Nomination: Our programme welcomes school teachers, mentors and parents nomination
Financial Aid: In promoting equal opportunities, financial aid is available for application. The successful applicant will be offered the tuition fee discount (up to 90% off) provided that they could fulfil 100% attendance. The financial aid applications are assessed independently at the discretion of HKU CAISE.
Course information and registration: http://caise.edu.hku.hk/talent/
- Submit the online registration form;
- For new applicant/ secondary 1 student: please ask the referee to complete the Teacher/ Mentors/ Parents Nomination Form;
- Send the cheque and nomination form (or sent by schools separately) by post to our Centre;
- The result will be released in May 2019 and the successful applicants will be notified by email.
- Registration will be closed by 17 May 2019 (except Social Stars Shine which is on 31 May 2019).
For enquiry, please call Ms. Virginia Cheung, the programme manager via email firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp 5681 5334.
Dr. Cheung Wai Ming & Dr. Mantak Yuen
Supervisor of the Programme for Creativity and Talent Development
CAISE, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
- Summer Programme Programme Book
- Programme Calendar
- Nomination Form
- Summer Programme Poster
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課程費用：港幣$650 – $6,000
查詢：電郵caise@hku.hk／WhatsApp 5681 5334聯絡課程經理張小姐。
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