23 Nov 2018

23 November 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.

  Principal’s Message
 Date for your Dairy
 Volunteers from FWD
  Show case – Sapphire Class
 Special Olympics Fun Day
 Dancathon and UNICEF fundraiser
 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
 Christmas Show invitation
 ESF Hong Kong Run

Principal’s Message

It’s starting to feel a bit like Christmas here. Students are rehearsing for the shows in earnest now. Remember to keep Wednesday 12th December 1.00 – 2.15 in your diary. Leanne has sent out an e-notice to you so you can order a ticket. Do come early so you can shop at the stalls in the foyer and have a cup of coffee or tea with something delicious from the PTA stall.

This year we want to celebrate International Day for Persons with a Disability. Please join in the fun and support our PTA by dressing up (Christmas theme) on Monday 3rd December and donating $20 to our PTA.

We are fortunate to have many volunteers, work experience students and ESF students come to our school to support us in a number of ways. This week we had a large team of staff from FWD Insurance come and play Bocce with our students. We had lots of fun and we look forward to them joining us again in the future.

Our PTA have also been working with ESF Centre to design a new uniform for our school. This will be on display in the foyer at the Christmas Show and your feedback will be welcome. The new uniform will be expected in the school year 2019-20. We are phasing some items in now with the PE shorts already available. During this transition time all current uniform items are selling at half price. If we do not have the size you need in stock please purchase the piece of clothing elsewhere and do your best to keep to our colour theme. Please contact Summi in our front office if you have any questions.

We have been asking parents to have a hat at school for your son or daughter to wear when we are outdoors. The hat will need to stay at school so it doesn’t get lost or forgotten. Thanks for helping us with this.



Dates for your Dairy

Monday 3 December – Christmas dress up day to celebrate International Day of persons with a disability ($20 donation)

Saturday 8 December – Special Olympics track and field

Christmas Show – Wednesday 12 December at 1pm

Volunteers from FWD




Show case – Sapphire Class

Sapphire class has had a wonderful term thinking about the ways in which we can express ourselves as part of our unit. During this term we have explored a range of expressive arts such as drama, dance, singing, music and art. We have been very lucky to have a highly skilled instructor to teach African drumming and the progress that the students have made is very noticeable. We have continued to have dance lessons with Move for Life on Fridays with a professional choreographer who will be helping us to prepare for our Christmas show performance…watch this space!



We have also looked at the social aspects of expressing our feelings. We have talked about expected and unexpected behaviour how that makes other people feel. We have looked at ways of reflecting and communicating our feelings. Sapphire students have all had a chance to practice writing and receiving emails and this has been a great way to focus on social-communication as well as practical writing skills.

Sapphire class enjoyed the ASDAN shopping trip and have now completed all of the follow up work needed for the ASDAN section for this term. The section is focused on practical application of number skills in real life settings and all of the class found this very meaningful.


This term has been action packed with sporting activities for Sapphire class. As well as our usual PE programme, we have had students out for sailing, taking part in Special Olympics events and rugby. We have some truly talented athletes in the group and love to celebrate our diverse skills.


From 26th November, Sapphire class will be taught full time by Katherine Kam who will cover my maternity leave. I will be back at the start of April.

Special Olympics Fun Day


Dancathon and UNICEF fundraiser

From March 1st to May 31st, 2019, ESF JCSRS students are invited to voluntarily participate in a collaborative project with UNICEF called Kid Power.

The project involves giving children the power to reduce global malnutrition and save lives. Children wear a power app band that records the steps that they take. Accumulated steps are monitored by the class teacher and by UNICEF. ‘Steps’ are ‘translated’ into virtual currency to provide therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world.

The Band does not track location and does not have access to any location data or personal information. All data related to physical activity is synced anonymously. The Bands are registered on the app with a first name or nickname, so account data does not include any personal information either.

Children can use the Kid Power App without adult supervision however, we propose that the bands are managed by the class teacher and kept at school. We are very excited to have the opportunity to be involved in this project and hope you will feel the same.

If you prefer that your child not participate in UNICEF Kid Power, please sign and submit the form attached and return it back to school by Dec 14, 2018.

Please contact me or the class teacher if you have any questions.

With thanks

Jenny Lingham


Download Application Form (PDF)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December

Dear Parents,

The PTA would like to invite all students and staff celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities and to kick off the holiday season with a Christmas dress-up day on Monday, 3 December. Please express your festive flair in any way, perhaps wearing a Santa hat, an old Christmas sweater, or a bright outfit of green or red! To participate, please bring $20, proceeds will go toward to the PTA to help us support the school.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Christmas show,

The PTA committee

Christmas Show invitation

ESF Hong Kong Run

Download Registration Form 2019 – ESF Schools