Letter to Parents
What an action packed term this has been with trips to the Science Museum, Mile End climbing wall, Europe Day, Wild Animal Mask Day, the staff panto celebrating the school’s 30th Birthday, Kew Gardens and the Chocolate Museum to name a few highlights. Parents have also been treated to a variety of shows including the Rains production of the Life and Loves of Henry the VIII, the Stars’ performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Upper House Premier Performance and the Choir’s memorable production of Beauty and the Beast. My thanks to everyone who has helped or supported the above events for making them such a success.
The garden has both good news and bad news. The good news is that the delay to the proposed works has meant that we have been able to use it all term, but the bad news is that the replanting that was due to happen over the summer has now been postponed until September. This means that sadly we will be unable to use it for much of the autumn term. We always knew that there was going to be a period when it was out of action and to be honest it is probably preferable that we enjoyed it over the summer weeks. In the autumn we will continue with our original plans of using Quaker Gardens and King’s Square. I have a meeting with the Charterhouse next week to find out more and once we return in September we can assess the situation and timetable alternative arrangements using the above named spaces.
As I write everyone is packing up their classes ready for the major refurbishment that starts next week. It will seem very strange being based on the ground floor but it will be wonderful not to have to negotiate the stairs numerous times a day and to have the Balloons and Kites in adjacent classrooms.
The TPN requested that the dates for the Curriculum Evenings should be sent with this letter and with this in mind, dates set for Key Stage 1 and 2 and for the Early Years (Green and Red Rooms) are the 15th September and the 13th October respectively. The Early Years evening will be followed by Welcome Drinks organised by the TPN in a local bar. The only other date worth noting is the 10th November when we have Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness, talking to parents about emotional wellbeing and resilience for children. It promises to be a very informative evening.
All that remains is for me to wish you all a very happy summer break and I look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 7th September with the exception of the Green Room who are having a staggered start to the term.
Published on: 20th July 2016