17 Jan 2020

17 January 2020

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
 Dates for your Diary
 Showcase – Ruby Class
 Siblings Day 2020

Principal’s Message

A warm welcome back to term two. A special welcome to Daniel and his family who will join Pearl class.

We started the term with a focus on celebrating student learning. Congratulations to Nathan, Seth, Adam, Joshua, Jessica, Elia, Kimika, Jio, Aryan and Saad. At our assembly, all these students received awards for being Inquirers – demonstrating curiosity, enthusiasm and a love of learning.

At this assembly, we also shared a PowerPoint presentation on what our student council do as leaders in our school and how students can nominate to join this special group. William and Jessica spoke confidently to us about their experience as members of the student council last year. We look forward to sharing the new council with you in the next newsletter.

Teachers are busy starting the new unit of work ‘True Colours‘. I know you will hear all about it in the teacher’s weekly email to you.

We have been reflecting on our previous unit and we are also ready to begin mid-year meetings to review individual education plans and write reports to share with you. Mid-year parent meetings are optional and you will soon receive a message about all of this. As we continue to develop our virtual learning environment we are able to share more detailed information about each student’s learning. Please take time to look at all the assessment and evidence that has been collected.

This year we are following the ESF wide Access processes and procedures to give all identified students opportunities to be included in mainstream settings. The process is very collaborative and includes student’s voice. It’s fantastic to hear how much students are enjoying the experience of learning with their mainstream peers. A huge thank you to Kelly and Belinda for leading and facilitating this. We will continue to share success stories with you.

No sooner have we started the term and then we are off to enjoy Chinese New Year festivities and holidays. Next week we have a group of speech therapy students (Speechians) who will facilitate a number of CNY activities with students and then on Thursday 23rd, we will continue the fun with a bouncy castle and a ball pit. Remember this is a half-day (finish at 11.30) for both students and staff.

Also, a friendly reminder that we have professional learning for staff on Friday 14th February and there is no school for students.

May I take this opportunity to wish you Kung Hai Fat Choi

Kind Regards


Dates for Your Diary

Half-day before CNY (finish at 11.30) – Thursday 23 January

Return to school – Monday 3 February

Professional learning for staff (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS) – Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February

Showcase – Ruby Class

Ruby class have had a very busy start to the year.  The class have been working hard to complete their ASDAN unit: making sandwiches.  We have been exploring and trying a variety of sandwich fillings. In maths, the class have been recapping and consolidating their 2D shape properties knowledge before moving onto 3D shapes.

The class went out on the first hike of the year to the Peak, group one started at the Peak and hiked Hong Kong trail stage one via Pok Fu Lam reservoir with group two hiking around Lugard road.  The class really enjoyed being outside in nature and exercising.  

Access placements have started for Brandon, Harvey, and Michael at KGV and for Jessica at WIS.  The students are very much enjoying the new learning environment and experiences and making new friends. 

I am excited about our term ahead and am sure the children will continue to impress me with their attitude to school as well as making us smile and laugh everyday.

Holly Manning

Ruby Class Teacher

Siblings Day 2020