Jockey Club Sarah Roe School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.
Welcome back to the second half of term one. I hope you all had a wonderful break. Our staff have definitely returned refreshed and ready to go. I am sure some of our students have grown a couple of centimeters over that week!
At our assembly, just before the break we celebrated and gave awards to students who have shown ‘Balance’ in their learning. These are students who have demonstrated participation across the curriculum – Congratulations Darren, Noah, Harvey, Jack, Joshua, Oliver, Maurice, Katy, Ella and Marcus.
Today we celebrated AAC Awareness Month with a lunch hour where we all used augmented and alternative means to communicate. We all believe that Not being able to speak doesn’t mean you have nothing to say. One of our school goals is to ensure all students have a voice and can make choices and decisions even if this requires support. We are working towards a whole school culture of communication to enhance and focus on our knowledge, skills and abilities to be effective and supportive communication partners for all our students.
It feels a little early to be talking about Christmas but we are now well into the planning for our Christmas Show on Wednesday 11 December starting at 1 pm. Remember to put this date in your calendars. Also this year we will be joining our colleagues and friends at KGV for a Christmas Fair on Saturday 7 December 3.00 -7.30pm. We will have a stall selling lots of delicious and interesting items that will make great Christmas gifts. Please come along and support us with this. The poster with the details is also in this newsletter.
You will have seen in the weekly email from the class teacher that we are celebrating Diwali at our assembly on Friday 25 October at 1.50 in the hall with stories, songs and costumes.. Thanks Kelly who always ensures our assemblies are a joyous time for all of us.
Next Tuesday we have the two candidates for the principal position here at school. Remember to come along to their presentations in our hall from 5.30-6.30. Your voice is important!
Dates for Your Diary
Principal candidate presentations – Tuesday 22 October
Diwali assembly – Friday 25 October at 1.50 in the hall (remember to dress up)
Maths Day – Thursday 31 October
Whole School Picnic – Friday 8 November
KGV Christmas Fair – Saturday 7 December 3.00-7.30pm
Christmas Show – Wednesday 11 December 1 pm
Showcase – Silver
To begin with, inquiring into our unit ‘Living in a Material World’, the Silver class has been very busy with exploring the properties of various materials. Students have gone to KGV campus and took part in a material treasure hunt. Students picked up materials they could find and identify whether they are smooth or rough, hard or soft, and heavy or light. Students enjoyed very much in the class discussion afterwards to show off and talk about what they have found and what they could do with them. Students were also very enthusiastic when they have the opportunities to make chocolate candies and baked some cupcakes to observe how materials change their forms. Speech and Language therapist, Cheryl, and her trainee have also run sessions to encourage Silver students to play ‘feel and say’ games to acknowledge materials’ characteristics.
In addition to these, Silver students have also used a variety of materials to make different practical objects. Students enjoyed very much making a kaleidoscope with glittering reflective paper and mirrors, built a wood flat-packed house of their choice, made a Chinese Lantern with paper and light bulbs for the moon festival celebration with family and are in the process of weaving a shopping basket.
In order to promote deep learning in this unit, the Silver class will also look into how to design some objects to solve problems. Students have chosen to run a couple of experiments to test out the effects of using different materials to make a parachute and a land yacht and to evaluate the findings. We will certainly report how we have got on in our next newsletter showcase to celebrate the students’ learning achievement.
The enrichment program is well underway at JCSRS this term and student choice has been a priority. Students have been responsible for choosing their own enrichment activity and had a range of activities to choose from. The activities on offer to students this term are African Drumming, Yoga, Relaxation, Sensory Play, Sports and Fitness and Arts and Crafts, we also have three new activities for students to choose from – Karaoke, Enterprise Club and STEAM Club. In Enterprise Club students have been making soaps to sell at a stall during KGV lunch, whilst students in STEAM Club have been making anemometers. Karaoke club has been a lot of fun for students to choose and sing their favourite songs using karaoke mics! We are also excited to be collaborating with KGV and have 8 student volunteers working with us as part of their CAS program to support enrichment.
KGV Winter Fair Poster
SNN Shares: Transitioning to Adulthood – Workshop
8-week Mindful Parenting course
World School Camps at RED DOOR
International China Concern- WALK THE WALL Hong Kong
Ceremony: 9:30 AM
Walk Starts: 10:00 AM
Walk End: 1:30 PM
Length: 6km (short) 8km (long)
Location: Tai Po (Yuen Chau Tsai Park ‧ Science Park ‧ Yuen Chau Tsai Park)
Meeting point: Yuen Chau Tsai Park – Amphitheatre “Sailing Tent”