Summer Programme 2017

Our 3-week summer programme has just ended. Here is a glimpse of what went on this year:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the parents and kids and their helpers, our teachers and volunteers for bringing this wonderful programme.

Though the weather was boiling hot, we had lots of laughter and funny moments together. If you missed this year’s summer programme, be sure to stay tuned for our next summer programme!

Summer programme 2017 opens for enrolment

24th May, 2017

Dear Parents,

We are pleased to announce that Rainbow Project will be running the Rainbow Summer School in July 2017.

The Rainbow Summer program is specifically designed for pre-school and primary children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Although priority is given to children with ASD, but to promote inclusion we would like to encourage children with other special needs to join us. Siblings enjoy special discounted rate too! Children from mainstream schools are welcome too! The summer program will be operated in 2 main groups, the pre-school group for 3 to 6 years old and the primary group for 7 to 13 years old. The children will enjoy activities specially designed to match the children’s age and functioning level in both groups.

Rainbow summer program focuses mainly on play base activities and is designed with a balanced combination of outdoor activities and classroom based activities. We aim to enhance the children’s social interaction and communication skills through participating in the activities throughout the 3 weeks.

Here are a few examples:

  • Music/Drama & Movement
  • Art/Craft and Sensory Play
  • Water Play (indoor inflatable for the pre-school kids / outdoor at the public pool for primary kids)
  • Field trips to various places of interest (Lamma Island, Inspiration Lake, funzone, rock climbing, hiking at the peak (Peak tram ride), pizza making, beach, Disneyland, etc)

Practical

The program is specially designed and will be conducted by experienced and qualified teachers who have received training in teaching children with ASD. To ensure that your children are in safe hands at all times during outings and activities, volunteers will be joining us to support the teachers in conducting the activities. All volunteers will receive training and attend briefing to help them understand the needs of ASD children. Parents’ participation are welcomed too!

Summer School starts on Monday, 3rd July and ends on Friday, 21st July, a full 3 weeks. Start at 9.00am and finish at 12.00pm every day, Monday to Friday.

Parents are welcomed to enrol your child to join us for 1 week, 2 weeks or the full 3 weeks.

Fees (Includes entrance fees to swimming pool and selected places of interest except Disneyland)

Call us now on 2548 7123 to find out more or download the application form here.

Please do apply early and enjoy our Early Bird discount!

 

 

Thank you! Barry Hoy Swims A Mile for Rainbow Project

Dear friends and supporters of Rainbow Project,

On behalf of the low-income families affected by Autism. we want to once again say a big thank you to  Barry Hoy for his great efforts to raise fund for the project.

Barry braved the cold and choppy water at Lake Windermere on 10th June and successfully completed the one-mile swim!

We also want to express our heart-felt thanks to all those who have made generous donations to the good cause!

Your support will indeed bring a brighter future for children affected by Autism in Hong Kong!

 

 

Barry Hoy Swims A Mile for Rainbow Project

Barry, who has three grown up children, is married to Tomoko, his beautiful Japanese wife and despite approaching the big 60 soon, he has decided to take up the challenge in the name of charity to swim a mile in Lake Windermere (Cumbria, North of England) to raise fund for Rainbow Project!

Here is the link to find out more information about the Great North Swim event.
(www.greatrun.org/great-swim)

Barry is a lawyer by profession and has been living and practicing law in Hong Kong for over 30 years!

Soccer and boxing are 2 sports of his choice. He started to learn the proper technique in executing the freestyle stroke in 2010 as part of the rehabilitation program for his left shoulder surgery.

Barry has never swum in an open water event, which can be deep, wild and choppy, and on top of that the water might be cold.

Alan Mercer, the former chairman of Rainbow Project and also a good friend of Barry will accompany Barry in this open water event.

Barry has several friends who have children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and he has also observed and heard about the many good works that Rainbow Project has been doing to support families affected by Autism. When he signed up for the swim event he made no hesitation in choosing Rainbow Project to be the beneficiary of his fundraising effort. The proceeds from his fundraising effort will be channeled to Rainbow Project’s Low Income Subsidy Programme. The Low Income Subsidy Programme makes it affordable for low-income families to tap on both occupational therapy and speech therapy, which are both very important part of treatment that are essential for children affected by Autism.

Rainbow Project is so grateful to Barry Hoy for his efforts in taking up the challenge to swim a mile in the Great North Swim event to raise fund for children diagnosed with ASD in low-income families.

Rainbow Project would like to urge you to actively support Barry Hoy’s heartwarming efforts by making a generous donation to cheer him on! Please help us spread this news to all your friends!

You may click on this link to find out how to make a donation or download a copy of the donation form that is specifically for this swim event.

Thank you all for your support!

A Brighter Future for Children with Autism Charity Concert 2017

  • [Latest update 7.Mar.2017]
    An online form has been created for ticket registration, please click here.

20th February, 2017

In Conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day

“A Brighter Future for Children with Autism Charity Concert 2017”

Ticketing Information

Rainbow Project is proud to announce its first charity concert, “A Brighter Future for Children with Autism Charity Concert 2017” on 1st April, 2017 (Saturday) at the Sai Ying Pun Community Complex.

In conjunction with the World Autism Awareness Day, the aim of this charity concert is to raise public’s awareness on Autism Spectrum Disorder across local community and to raise funds to support Rainbow Project’s Low Income Subsidy Programme to allow families with children with Autism to receive occupational and speech therapies at Rainbow Project Learning Centre.

Details of “A Brighter Future for Children with Autism Charity Concert 2017” are as follows:

Date:
1st April, 2017 (Saturday)

Time:
5:30PM (4:30PM Reception with light refreshments provided)

Venue:
Community Hall, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex (Address: 3/F, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong)

Ticket:
$280 Adult
$200 Children aged 3 to 12, local full-time students and elderly aged 65 or above

Remarks: Free seating

To obtain ticket(s):

Or complete reply slip in “ticketing information” and return to Rainbow Project by:

  • By email: events@rainbowproject.org / By fax: 2548 7200
  • By mail: Rainbow Project Learning Centre (Address: G/F, Yuen Fai Court, 10 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong)

For ticket payment:

Upon receiving your registration, we will contact you through email together with your registration summary; please complete payment through below:

  • Online bank transfer (Please send bank receipt/transfer record upon completing your payment to events@rainbowproject.org )
    • Company name: Rainbow Project Company Limited
    • Bank name: HSBC (Bank account: 848-445-847-838)
  • Cheque:
    • Crossed cheque payable to Rainbow Project Company Limited to be sent to Rainbow Project Learning Centre (address: G/F, Yuen Fai Court, 10 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong)

Ticket release/pick up:

We will deliver tickets to you by post within 3 working days upon receiving your payment. Alternatively, you could purchase and collect the ticket at Rainbow Project Learning Centre. (Polite Reminder: No tickets will be released without payment, and ticket sales are on a first come first served basis.) Unfortunately, as restricted by the lease terms, no tickets are available for sale at the venue on actual show date.

Terms and conditions:

1. One person per ticket. No admission for person below 3.
2. Tickets sold are not refundable nor exchangeable.
3. The performers reserve the rights to change programmes, schedules or seating arrangements.
4. Late comers are to be admitted only when there is a suitable break.
5. Smoking, eating or drinking is not allowed in the hall.
6. Unauthorised photography, audio and video recording are prohibited.
7. A ticket holder may be refused admission if any details on the ticket have been omitted or altered or if the ticket is damaged or defaced.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 2548 7123 or by email: events@rainbowproject.org for more information.

If you wish to know more information or to obtain tickets, please refer to the programme flyer and ticketing information.

We look forward to seeing you at our event!

Update on Classroom Dismissal Procedure

Dear Parents,

Hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas break!

Please note that the school will reopen on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.

As mentioned on an email sent to all parents on 1st December, we will assign teachers to station at the main door every morning and during school dismissal to ensure the children report to school and dismiss from school in a safe and secure way. The teacher on duty will receive your child at the main door when you drop off your child form school, that is, parents need not enter the centre with your child. Likewise during dismissal, we seek the cooperation of all parents to wait outside the centre. The class teacher will dismiss the children one at a time in an orderly manner.

This system of report and dismissal will be implemented when the school reopens on 3rd January 2017. As mentioned this will also allow us to create a more private space to attend to guests and new parents who are visiting the centre and to hold meetings with potential sponsors and funding charities.

We understand that the system may be new to the children and they may feel uncomfortable but please rest assured that we will help your child adjust to the system gradually.

Rainbow would like to wish all families a Happy New Year!

Summer Programme 2016

Theme for this year’s summer programme tied around Summer Safari. Throughout the three-week programme, we prepared a mix of arts and crafts, music and dance, hide and seek activities, not to mention once-a-week outdoor pool play for them and their parents to stay fun and cool under the scorching sun.

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Extreme Weather Procedure

Hong Kong’s weather is famous for its unpredictability, typhoon seasons usually between May and November. When a typhoon or rainstorm signal is issued, parents or guardians should listen to the radio or TV weather broadcasts and Education Bureau’s announcements, and use their discretion before sending the child to school. Our extreme weather procedure follows the instructions from Education Bureau (EDB) which are listed below:

Tropical Cyclones Procedures

When Signal No. 1 is issued: All schools, including kindergartens, are to operate as usual unless advised otherwise

When Signal No. 3 is issued: Classes of all kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability are to be suspended. Other schools are to operate as usual unless advised otherwise.

When Signal Pre-No. 8 / No. 8 or above is issued*: Classes of all schools are to be suspended.

 When Signal No. 8 or above is replaced by Signal No. 3: Classes of all kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability are to remain suspended. Unless previous announcement has been made to the effect that classes will be suspended for the entire day, other schools are to resume if Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 3 has been issued by 5:30 a.m. (for AM and Whole-day schools) / 10:30 a.m. (for PM schools)

When Signal No. 3 is replaced by Signal No.1 or when all signals are cancelled: All schools are to resume with the next session unless previous announcement has been made to the effect that classes will be suspended for the entire day.

*If students have already set out for school when the No. 3 signal is issued, kindergartens, schools for children with physical disability and schools for children with intellectual disability should activate the contingency plan to ensure that school premises will be open and staffed until proper arrangements are made for arriving students to return home at an appropriate time. The same applies to all schools if the Pre-No. 8 / No. 8 signal is issued when students have already set out for school.

Rainstorm Warning Procedures

Rainstorm warning – Amber: Unless the EDB has made special announcement on suspension of classes, all schools, including kindergartens, are to operate as usual.

Rainstorm warning – Red or Black:

  • Issued before 6:00 a.m:
    • Classes of AM and Whole-day schools are to be suspended all day.
    • Schools are required to activate contingency plan and arrange staff to look after students who might arrive and ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.
  • Issued between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m
    • Classes of AM and Whole-day schools are to be suspended.
    • Schools are required to ensure that their premises are open until the end of the normal school hours and arrange staff to look after those students who have arrived at school. They ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.
    • Students who have not left for school should stay home.
  • Issued between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
    • AM and Whole-day schools should continue the lessons until the end of the normal school hours and ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.
  • Issued between 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
    • Classes of PM schools are to be suspended.
    • AM and Whole-day schools should continue the lessons until the end of the normal school hours and ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.
  • Issued between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    • Classes of PM schools are to be suspended.
    • PM schools are required to ensure that their premises are open until the end of the normal school hours and arrange staff to look after those students who have arrived at school. They ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.
    • Students of PM schools who have not yet left for school should stay home.
    • AM and Whole-day schools should continue the lessons until the end of the normal school hours and ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home.
  • Issued after 1:00 p.m
    • All schools should continue the lessons until the end of the normal school hours and ought to ensure that conditions are safe before allowing students to return home

Other useful links:

Hong Kong Observatory

Education Bureau