Jockey Club Sarah Roe School’s latest newsletter is available to read now. Find out the latest news around the school and upcoming events.
I hope everyone has been able to stay dry! We have certainly missed our outside play times with this weather. It’s great to see students focusing on health and well-being despite not being able to exercise outdoors as much as usual. Students in Diamond class made up healthy and delicious looking plates of food as part of this unit of work.
Many classes had the opportunity to visit the ESF Art Exhibition in TST last week. We are very proud of the art work the students produced (it will hang in our sensations cafe now).
This week the teachers came together to moderate the students’ ASDAN work. Samples of the completed portfolios go to the UK and we always get very positive feedback on the evidence we submit. Of course, as parents you can also see all the evidence (photos, videos and work samples) on your son or daughter’s VLE page. Teachers are busy uploading information now and writing the end of year reports that will also be available on the VLE. We hope you find the updated page a lot more user-friendly.
A number of students participated in the Special Olympics golf sessions. I didn’t see any ‘hole in one’ shots but there was certainly plenty of enthusiasm and skill.
This week all the teachers and therapists met to discuss class groupings for the 2019-20 school year. It’s always a tricky job but be assured that we have in-depth discussions that always focus on the needs of students. This year is particularly complex as we are still waiting to hear about who will fill the final places. I will send you an email on the 17 June with the proposed class for your son or daughter keeping in mind that there are often changes over summer. On the 18th students will spend the morning in their ‘new’ classes to get to know each other and the staff. We are fortunate to have such an experienced, talented and professional team here at JCSRS.
We have several ‘end of year’ celebrations and outings coming up. Please pay attention to e-notices and the weekly email from class teachers that alert you to special events and arrangements. You will also see our calendar for the 2019-20 school year in this newsletter. We will also make this available on our website.
Dates for Your Diary
Public holiday (no school) – Friday 7 June
Discovery College drama students performance at JCSRS – Tuesday 11 June
Dance performance at West Island School (Part of ESF Dance Evening) – Tuesday 11 June
Student (Darius Kwok) Art Exhibition at the Fringe Club – Friday 14 June
End of year parent meetings (book a time on the Gateway) – Tuesday 18 June
Graduation Assembly and celebration – Thursday 20 June
Student Art Exhibition
We also have an amazing opportunity to share the artistic talents of one of our students at an exhibition that opens at 10:30am on June 14 2019, at the Fringe Club. Not only will you have a chance to admire Darius’ artwork but you can help the PTA raise funds with all profits going to that group. You can purchase artwork and be part of the silent auction that includes a night at the superb East Hotel in Tai Koo Shing. Please come along and support this fabulous event. The official opening is at 6:00pm. For more details see the poster below.
School Calendar 2019/20
Summer Sports Camp 2019
Rainbow Summer Camp
Summer camp opportunity for students with SEN and disabilities aged 5-19 run by professional dancer and founder of ‘Move for Life’ Joshua Keefe. Josh has created an exciting summer camp opportunity with a range of fun activities including dancing, art and sensory activities. Please see poster attached for details on ‘Rainbow Summer Camp’ and sign up.