4 Jun 2021

4 June 2021

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
Staying connected to our JCSRS Alumni
Total Communication at JCSRS
Student Achievement

Principal’s Message

Dear all,

This week it has been wonderful to have all students in for full days. Children and adults have appreciated the longer day, and it has certainly been beneficial for learning and wellbeing.

Last week, our school council and PTA representatives joined our staff meeting during which we looked at short and long term visions for the school. Together, we have identified various priorities and ways of achieving them. I would like to thank all parents and staff who have completed the ESF stakeholders survey. Your views are important to us and will help us shape our future school improvement priorities.

Today you will also receive an email about the class and staff your child will be with next school year. Our focus is always on what is in the best interest of our students and class allocation decisions are made following deep discussions with all teachers and therapists.

A few dates for your diary

You will probably have noticed in the calendar that on Friday 11th of June we will have our graduation ceremony. This year we have to restrict the graduation ceremony to our graduating students and their families and just two classes. We will live stream the ceremony to classrooms so all students can be part of this very important school event.

The last day of term will be Wednesday 30th of June and all students will finish at 11.30am.

The calendar for 2021-22 is currently being finalised, in particular, the timing of the CPD (Continued Professional Development) days for staff, and will be shared on our website in the near future. In the meantime, we can confirm that the first day for students will be Wednesday 18th August 2021.

I hope that you will have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,


Staying connected to our JCSRS Alumni

The JCSRS Student Council have created a short video to share with our JCSRS Alumni to find out more about our classmates who have graduated, relocated or transferred to other schools. Our aim is to strengthen relationships with students after leaving JCSRS and help us to learn from their feedback to make JCSRS even better.

Total Communication at JCSRS

AAC top tips – Commenting

AAC tip of the week!

Comment, don’t just focus on asking and answering questions for what your child wants or needs. Make sure he or she can comment using spoken words, signs or using their AAC. Commenting on the world around them can allow your child to hear models of new nouns, verbs, adjectives, and they will be more likely to repeat these words back to you.

Try using three to four comments to every question you ask! Watch this video and get started on commenting!

Click here if you want to read more about different types of comments.

Student Achievement

Sailing Win

Congratulations to Leo Purdie and his sailing partner Joel Filipe who defended their 2020 win in the Hansa 303 double handed class at the Hebe Haven Open Regatta on 22nd and 23rd May 2021. Winning 2 years in a row is some feat! Over the weekend they completed 3 races on each day totalling a solid 7 hours a day on the water.

Leo and Joel have previously represented Hong Kong around Asia and are certainly becoming even more competent and competitive sailors.

For more information on Sailability click this link and look out for the invite from school on JCSRS’s Tuesday sailing in Term 1 of our next academic year.