Own Clothes Day - for the Australian Bushfire charities
We are sure you have all heard the terrible stories from Australia about the extraordinary bush fires.
We would like to do our bit to help, with your help!
Please come to school in own clothes on Monday 27th January, the day after Australia Day, with any donation you are able to give.
We will ensure proceeds are directed to the Fire Services and wildlife charities.
Thank you for your support.
Congratulations to the Year 5/6 swimming team who competed in a gala at Benenden Girls' School this week.
The children were in the 'small schools' category with Frittenden, Rolvenden and Sissinghurst. All the children placed in their individual races and the team came third overall.
Their behaviour and team spirit were a credit to the school - well done all!
Exciting news for Miss Hopkins - she is expecting her first baby at the end of May. We will let you know cover arrangements as soon as they are finalised.
Message from Mr Gillies and Caroline Turvey:
Godly Play has restarted on Thursdays after school in the Ark. All are welcome. Please let the office know if your child is interested.
As we venture into a new year we are asking for your support in
Attendance. It is our aim to have the whole school attendance at 96 %.
Attached to this newsletter is a helpful breakdown of how this equates to days and lessons missed.
We fully appreciate that when children are ill it is necessary to keep them off school and, certainly, in the case of vomiting and diarrhoea, we do ask for 48 hours clear before returning children to school to help prevent the spread of infection.
We are happy to administer medication (please speak to office staff) to encourage children to come to school and 'soldier on' which is an important message, particularly for when they grow up!
Dates for your diary
21st Jan 2.15pm Parent Reader Workshop
24th Jan 3pm Ben Jackson Assembly
27th Jan Yr 5 visit to Co Op
28th Jan Yr 6 visit to Co Op
29th Jan Girls Football Friendly @CG
31st Jan ArtsCool celebration pm
3rd - 7th Feb Arts Week
4th Feb Young Voices 02
6th Feb Yr 3 & 4 Hockey at Dulwich
7th Feb Art Sale and Exhibition
14th Feb Trophy Assembly
17th Feb to 21st Feb
Half Term Holiday
24th Feb Start of Term 4
27th Feb Book Fair After School
28th Feb Book Fair After School
2nd Mar ESYCCT Drama Production 3.30 pm
10th MaySATs Week - 4 days
1st Apr Last Day of Term 4
2nd Apr to 15th Apr
16th Apr Start of Term 5
Our value this term is Community
We are very excited to tell you that we will be running a whole school Art Week in the afternoons from 3rd -7th February. There wil be lots for all the children to get involved with, and we would be very grateful for any parent volunteers who might be able to help us out. Please email Miss Potts on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details if you think you might be available! Thank you. There will be an Open Classroom/Art Gallery on Friday 7th February from 3pm.