PTA

Welcome

Donations

Initiatives

Events

References

Welcome

The Jockey Club Sarah Roe School Parent Teachers Association promotes cooperation and discussion between the parents of the students of JCSRS and teachers for the promotion of education and matters relating to the education offered by the school. The PTA seeks to support the School and to improve the educational environment of the School for the benefits of the students.

Goals
  • Bring together the JCSRS community – parents, students and staff
  • Become the forum for parents and teachers to discuss matters relating to the education offered by the school
  • Seek long-term predictable funding solutions
  • Actively seek ways to provide funding to areas that need our support
Contact Us
Phone: 2761 9893
Committee

Office Bearers (Parent Representatives):

Megan McCoy

Rob Mirfin

Shuk Ting Chan (Suki)

Ronald Wong

Chair, Director

Vice Chair

Hon. Treasurer, Director

Hon. Secretary, Director

Principal Member, Ex-officio:
Anna Smakowska (Principal, Director)
Teacher Representatives & Staff:
Jackie Newman (Teacher Representative), David Bridger (Teacher Representative), May Henderson (Speech Therapist)
Parent Representatives:
Claire Hudson (Director), Michelle McEwan (School Council, Parent Representative), Marie Claire Slama (School Council, PTA Representative), Margaret Chung, Sheetal Dalal, Kyoko Dobashi, Matthijs Dolsma, Charlotte Li
Structure

Jockey Club Sarah Roe School Parent Teachers Association Limited, is a company limited by guarantee and registered as a tax-exempt charitable organization.

Donations

New fund raising ideas are welcomed and will be considered first for impact to our broader goals of community building, inclusion awareness, and educational needs of our children and other special needs children. All JCSRS parent-led initiatives are welcomed and should go through the PTA as there are process and guidelines in place. Kindly please email to jcsrs.pta@jcsrs.edu.hk.

Donations can be made:

  • By cheque to:

    Jockey Club Sarah Roe School Parent Teachers Association Limited

  • By fund transfer to:

    Account Name:
    Jockey Club Sarah Roe School Parent Teachers Association Limited
    Account Number:
    640-124111-838
    Bank Name:
    The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd.
    Bank Address:
    Head Office 1 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
    Bank Code:
    004
    SWIFT Code:
    HSBCHKHHHKH

Request for donation receipt:

Please email request to jcsrs.pta@jcsrs.edu.hk with Subject: Charitable Donation Receipt Request. Please also include copy of your bank remittance confirmation, full name and address to which the receipt is to be issued and sent.
PTA Funded Physiotherapy Equipment

We would like to thank our generous donors and our wonderful Physiotherapist Bianca for making this possible.

“In March, we received the final items from a physiotherapy equipment order, generously funded by the PTA. This equipment included several kinds of mobility support walkers, an electric muscle stimulator machine, two stability frames to facilitate independent standing and an orthotic device to improve the user’s gait pattern.

Due to the high cost of some of these items, they are not covered by the designated school physiotherapy equipment budget and so the PTA generously offered to provide the necessary additional funding.

The cost involved in purchasing this sort of equipment often makes it inaccessible to many families for individual purchase. There are also limited options to rent this type of equipment in Hong Kong and local suppliers often do not have demonstration units in all sizes for trial purposes.

Having our own equipment in a range of sizes at school provides the opportunity for us to see how the student will benefit, allowing families to make a more informed decision about purchase. They are also able to use the equipment in school and borrow it during holidays, therefore reducing the need to purchase this expensive equipment that their child may quickly outgrow or progress beyond the need for.

Thank you so much to the PTA for their support in securing these much needed resources for our students with challenges to their mobility.”

– Bianca Brown, Physiotherapist (March 2021)

PTA Funded Speech Therapy Equipment

“This school year the Speech Therapy department received a range of communication equipment, generously funded by the PTA.

The Speech Therapy department was looking to start a new initiative of an AAC lending library. 

Children at JCSRS communicate in a range of ways and are supported by our total communication environment. One aspect of this is using high-tech AAC. This could be an iPad with a specific communication app, dedicated communication devices or eye-gaze technology. Purchasing this equipment is a financial commitment for families, therefore we wanted to provide the opportunity to trial this at home and school before purchasing, thus the lending library. Due to the funding from the PTA, we were able to purchase several iPads. This has been a great success this year, with several families loaning devices. We have seen increased use and therefore communication of all students involved. The lending library also includes items such as GoTalk 9.

The ability to use high-tech AAC relies on the ability to access the equipment. In school we currently have an eye-gaze system; however, the frame to hold the device was not portable or accessible in different seating/environments. The funding from the PTA allowed us to purchase an adaptable, flexible frame that could be used in a range of contexts. We have seen increased communication and engagement in lessons since using this equipment.”

– May Henderson, Speech Therapist (May 2022)

Regular Fund Raising Events may include: Jazz Family Festival – two evenings of professional Jazz entertainment performed by Hong Kong’s leading Jazz Artists.

ESF’s Got Musical Talent – an annual event permitting ESF students to showcase their musical abilities to a live audience in a professional venue (Grappa’s Cellar in Central).

Echoes of Erin Feis. An annual international World Irish Dance Association open competition featuring competitors from all around the world.

SEN Awareness opportunities are also sought after at any time of the year at other schools festivals and special events that permit.

Please download the Jazz Fest and the ESF Talent events at the following links.

Jazz Fest – 2015 Day One (DVD)

Jazz Fest – 2015 Day Two (DVD)

Jazz Fest – 2016 Day One (DVD)

Jazz Fest – 2016 Day One (mp4)

Jazz Fest – 2016 Day Two (DVD)

Jazz Fest – 2016 Day Two (mp4)

ESF Talent 2016 (DVD)

ESF Talent 2016 (mp4)