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So lovely to have all our students back at school and get into learning. We welcomed everyone back with an assembly where we celebrated some positive events. Two of our students, Harvey and William joined their peers from KGV to participate in the Team Fear event. Mike has more information below.
We also wanted to acknowledge and share with our students the turmoil and difficulties we had all faced in the previous two weeks. With this in mind, we shared the following social story ‘What’s Happening in Hong Kong’ and encouraged them to share their feelings and ask questions if they wanted to. Here is a copy of the social story so you know what was shared and you can use it at home as you wish.
As you all know finding opportunities for inclusion (now called Access) for our students is a high priority for us. This term new systems for Access have been introduced across the Foundation to enable a more systematic approach for identified students who would benefit from social and/or curriculum inclusion in ESF schools. Timelines for launching Access have been delayed due to disruptions and school closure across Hong Kong. Teams in schools are working toward finalising planning, goal setting and school visits with the intention to commence placements in early term two.
Yesterday we celebrated our curriculum unit ‘Living in a Material World’ with a Makers Day. Students were presented with a problem to solve and provided materials to find a solution. Problems included helping the gingerbread man to cross the river, making a calming bottle or scented dough for a friend and making Christmas decorations. This was a very creative day that encouraged taking risks, trying new things, working with others and using new materials. Huge thanks to Karen and Carol and the team for the excellent organisation. You can see plenty of photos later in this newsletter.
Today our PTA also held the very popular student disco after school. Our students love to come together in a relaxed social atmosphere to enjoy music and dancing. Thanks so much to all the families who supported this.
This year we are celebrating International Day for People with a Disability on 3rd December. Remember It is a non-uniform day for students. Our next unit of work is called ‘True Colours’ and we will be focusing on diversity and different cultures so this is a perfect introduction.
As we head towards December and the end of the year it’s all about the Christmas Show. We have lost some rehearsal time but we have not lost our enthusiasm and commitment to being ready for our shows on the 10th and 11th December. We are excited to share and celebrate with you all. Please come early and pick up a bargain at the sustainable fair in our playground. Families have sent in some fantastic quality items that will make perfect Christmas gifts and at the same time, we are doing a little bit to recycle. You will also be able to enjoy a mulled wine and mince pie from our PTA stall. See you there!
Dates for Your Diary
International Day for People with a Disability. No uniform for students – Tuesday 3 December
Christmas Show – Wednesday 11 December for families
Last day of term 1 (finish at 2.45) – Friday 13 December
First day of term 2 – Monday 6 January
Chinese New Year school break – Friday 24 January (school finishes at 11.30 on Thursday 23rd). Return on Monday 3 February
Showcase – Pearl
Pearl Class has started the term filled with fun and laughter. This year, we have four new students joining us. Welcome to Ray, Alex, Elia and Bilal. Seth, Noah and William are very happy meeting their new friends. Students settled in really well and they have been working hard on developing their social and independence skills.
This term, we are working on the unit “Material World. We explored the properties of materials and used a variety of materials to build objects. For ASDAN, students continued to work on the project of making a boat to save the Gingerbread Man using plastic bottles. They planned, designed and completed the project with great interest.
Together as a group, we have had a lot of fun participating in dancing, Rugby, cooking and parties. Swimming, buying lunch at KGV and the visit to KJS library are also great inclusion experiences for students as well. It’s also great to see Noah and Seth making good progress in horse riding at Pok Fu Lam too. We are looking forward to sharing with you more of our lovely work throughout the terms.
This was our 5th year competing at Team Fear. Due to a last-minute hand injury, William was unable to compete but did give his best effort on the course marshalling.
His teammate Maxx (KGV) joined Harvey ( JCSRS) and Lok (KGV) and completed the intermediate course in a time of 3 hrs 27 minutes.
The event consisted of an assault course, gorge scrambling, hill climbing, kayaking, trail running and lots of fun as can be seen from the finish photos.
JCSRS will be holding a sustainability Christmas Fair on the same day as the Christmas Performance on Wednesday, 11th December starting at 11 am until 3 pm.
Families are kindly requested to support this event by donating items in good condition to be sold on the day; suggested donations are; toys, books, clothes and homeware (a great opportunity to have a good sort out)!
Items can be dropped off at school or sent in with your child on the school bus from now until 2nd December.
Thank you in advance for helping to make this event a great success and we look forward to seeing you all on the 11th.
Any queries or further information please contact Sally Fryer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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