banner2020.09.18
18 Sep 2020

18 September 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
Message from Our PTA
Curriculum
Connecting with Our Community

Principal’s Message

Dear Parents,

We are really delighted to see our youngest students from Pearl class at school this week. The corridors were filled with children’s voices and the school is once again a learning hub. We can’t wait to welcome back students from other classes.

Our students will need constant reminders of our 3Ms expectations so that we can learn together at JCSRS. It will be helpful if you go over the staying safe rules with your children before their return to school.

Return to School poster

Checklist
Please remember that in order for your child to return to school each family must:

  1. Complete ESF online declarations and make sure all data on the Gateway is up to date (and inform the Principal should any of your family circumstances change).
  2. Complete the Health Declaration via the ESF app. Click here for instructions.
  3. Provide a mask (including 2-3 spare) with a labelled container/envelope.
  4. Prepare cold snacks and lunches with all eating utensils/equipment provided from home.
  5. Check and record your child’s temperature daily via the ESF app. Click here for instructions.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Helpers
Those students who already have a helper supporting your child at school may continue in this role. Before they come into school they need to read and sign the relevant school policies, complete a health declaration and follow all health and safety guidelines. We will send relevant information to families of students that have helpers at school.

From next week no additional helpers will be permitted to enter the school to minimise risk to students and staff.

Distance Learning
As we come to the end of Distance Learning, we want to take the opportunity to thank you for partnering with us during this time. You have worked hard to support your children and it is thanks to the positive partnership between home and school that we have been able to ensure positive progress in learning during these challenging times. Next week we will be sending out the school survey as we would like to get your feedback on Distance Learning so please look out for it.

Warm Regards,
Anna

Message from Our PTA

Date for your Diary:
Parent Yoga Zoom Meeting – 10am, Saturday 25th September 2020

Dear Parents,

It’s been a pretty busy and intense few months. So I’m so pleased to announce that Margaret Cheung, a professional Yoga Instructor and one of our JCSRS parents, has kindly offered to give us a free Zoom Yoga Class for parents on Saturday 26th September at 10am. The class will be about 45 minutes. All you need is an exercise mat or towel.

Come and join us for a chance to stretch & relax before school resumes fully.

If you are interested, please email jcsrs.pta@jcsrs.edu.hk and you will be sent the Zoom link.

Looking forward to seeing you then.

PTA CARES, PTA Committee

Curriculum

Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)
Following our introductory sessions to RSE shared at last week’s Meet the Teacher, a copy of the whole school presentation is available on the school website. Additional parent education and research articles on the importance of RSE in the lives of children and young people with special educational needs is also available. Please refer to Learning at JCSRS>Curriculum>RSE on our website. If you have any questions please contact VP/RSE lead Belinda McLaughlin at belinda.mclaughlin@jcsrs.edu.hk.

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL)
The 6 global competencies, also known as the 6Cs, promote lifelong skills whilst providing clarity that underpin our learning goals. This term we are focusing on the competency of communication within the unit ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. Please refer to the overview of the 6Cs for further information. Stay tuned for future newsletter updates on how you support your child’s learning progression through the framework of NPDL.

Connecting with Our Community

Research Project
Please see details below of a research proposal for any interested families.

“Hello! I am a Year 13 student at the Chinese International School and my team has developed an app to help SEN children improve their skill sets in a fun and engaging way. I am conducting a short study to investigate whether one of the features of our bubble game app can help children with ASD improve their working memory. This study is targeted towards children who are 3-10 years old and have a formal diagnosis of ASD.

Participation involves a baseline pre-test measurement of the participant’s working memory. Followed by selected participants regularly engaging with the Bubbles game app over a 5 week period. A final post-test will determine whether the participant’s working memory has improved.

I have obtained approval from an ethics committee at my school. Please feel free to contact me at samvittis2021@student.cis.edu.hk if you are interested or have any questions.”