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St Leonards-New Park 2010 - 2011 But what about you, You’ve chosen to come to St You’re now members of the St Leonards New Park (SLNP) and Leonards Parents’ Association the parents? you are all set for the first day. (PA) and, with PA funds, we No doubt you have ploughed have produced this guide to through the paperwork that supplement the school’s official arrived in a great fat envelope handbooks. We hope this will Where do you fit in? in the holidays and you have bought uniform, sewn in name- tapes and purchased pencil help to ease your transition into life at SLNP, the junior school of St Leonards. To cases. suggest additions to next year’s handbook please contact us. Now it’s time for your child to Editors: become immersed in life at St Leonards. But what about you, Nicola Carslaw the parents? Where do you fit in? email@example.com Heidi Purvis firstname.lastname@example.org Guide for New Parents Guide for New Parents 2 3 3 First Day of Term SLNP Pick-Up Medical matters, Inhalers While your child is having a Parents of children in Yrs 1 - 3 and epipens etc whale of a time on his or her first collect them from the classroom day here, you may be feeling Parents of children in Yrs 4 - 7 The Medical Centre is staffed bereft. Don’t worry, because tend to wait outside the Main throughout the day. It is located coffees and conversation are Building. The waiting area off the Pends near the Music available for all new parents at inside is very cramped and School Auditorium, accessed the Headmaster’s House at St best avoided unless you want down the slope between the Leonards School from 08:30am to be stampeded at the end of What not to bring boarding houses of Bishopshall until 10:00am on the first day of the day! Children have to tick a and St Rule. each term. This is an opportunity box beside their name to sign There’s no need for Years 1 to 3 for new parents to meet current themselves out each day. children to bring in any stationery. Items such as inhalers should parents including class reps and be with the children, unless PA committee members. What to bring to School Mobile phones should be handed parents prefer them to be left to Mrs Webster in the SLNP with the Medical Centre. All SLNP Drop-Off Years 1 - 3: Games and Office at the start of the day for other medication should be swimming kit, school jacket, safekeeping and collected when taken to the Medical Centre. It Between 8.00am and 8.25am book bag, water bottle the day is finished. is important that any updates to all children go to Room 1 in the Years 4 - 7: School bag, games medical conditions are passed Main Building. kit, swimming kit, school Electronic games are not allowed on to the MC: 01334 460495. coat; navy blue or red scarf, at school, although they may be After 8.25 am, all children go to gloves and hat in winter. Basic taken on school trips with the their classrooms. Years 1 to 3 stationery items. permission of the trip leader. then go to their playground (or if the weather is poor they go to Sweets and other snacks are the Junior Hall). not allowed. Guide for New Parents Guide for New Parents 4 5 School food Parents’ Association The current Parents’ Contacts committee If you want to sample the school The Parents’ Association has chairman is There is a whole school unofficial food, please contact Mr Donald open monthly meetings during Tiggy (Victoria) parent contact list compiled by or Dr Carslaw and they will term-time and its committee Collison-Owen, members of the PA and emailed arrange for you to try a school is made up of volunteers who pictured here. to everyone during the autumn lunch in the Central Dining organise the back to school term. It is voluntary and if you Room (CDR). barbecue, summer ball, family would like to be included you tennis day and other whole should sign a consent form Please ensure that you have school social events. Her email address is: available from the PA parent completed your child’s Medical email@example.com co-ordinator Nancy Duval, at Information form and returned The PA raises funds for items firstname.lastname@example.org. it to school. Information about on a wish list, drawn up by the food intolerances and allergies Headmaster. Class Reps Security will then be passed on to the caterers. If there is a problem, Each year, there is a request for There are security codes for contact Mr Donald. volunteers to be class reps to doors throughout the school. organise social events, drum up If for some reason you need to support for PA events, as well as enter a school building out of get together a class/year group hours, please call the school contact list to make children’s secretary, Mrs Webster. The party invitations easier or help Music School Auditorium also people sort out lift-shares. has a coded lock, which, as with the other codes, the older children quickly memorise. Teachers and volunteers in the school wear ID. Parents who Guide for New Parents Guide for New Parents become volunteers are issued with these badges once their Disclosure Scotland paperwork is through. Please don’t be offended if you are asked for identity when on school school barbecue, summer ball, premises. 6 family tennis day and other 7 whole school social events... Communication with the school Music/instrumental lessons The St Leonards Calendar is sent Mrs Webster emails the week’s in the post before the start of music lesson timings at the every term and gives details of same time as the newsletter. The all dates for the Junior School, Director of Music is Dr Jenkins: Senior School and Sixth Form. It email@example.com is the St Leonards termly bible! Sport If you want to start your day SLNP Weekly News Solving Problems inspired, impressed and uplifted, It’s an honour to be picked to then SLNP’s informal concerts represent SLNP and parents’ SLNP headmaster, Mr Andrew Don’t let things fester! It serves each term are a must-see, support is actively encouraged. Donald, via Mrs Webster, emails no purpose to complain even if your own child is not Football, Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, a newsletter to parents every to someone who can’t do performing. The whole school Netball, Rounders, PE, Athletics Monday morning. This gives the anything about it! Normally, attends the concerts in the and Swimming are taught news highlights from the last most worries are sorted out Music School Auditorium. Details by Sports staff, including Mr week, the results of inter-school after a conversation with the are in the Calendar and the Durward, Mrs Myles, Mrs Hall, matches, the running total of form teacher or the subject weekly newsletter. Mrs Davidson and Miss Dawson. House points and notice of teacher. If you’re still unhappy Mr Donald, Mr McFadden and important diary dates coming up. about something, ask to see the Mr McDonald are also actively headmaster, Mr Donald. involved in the coaching of sports. Getting in touch Full details of the complaints Director of Sport is Iain Watson: process are in the parents’ firstname.lastname@example.org To contact SLNP the most handbook sent by School. effective way is to email: slnp@ stleonards-fife.org will reach The teachers are very senior staff at SLNP who will accessible. You can either pass on any message to the button-hole them before or after Guide for New Parents Guide for New Parents relevant teacher. school, or phone Mrs Webster to fix a time to speak to the The SLNP Office telephone teacher, or send an email. number is 01334 460470. After 5.00 pm the teacher on duty has the school mobile: 07949 854 167. If you want to start your day inspired, impressed 8 and uplifted... 9 Who’s Who in St Leonards-New Park? Glossary of St Leonards language Ad Vitam: The St Leonards Latin Parking: If you live in St Andrews, Headmaster: Mr Donald motto, translated as For Life. Also the we recommend walking to school. Deputies: Miss Cormack (Academic) name of the PHSE syllabus in Senior Otherwise, you can park in the SLNP School. grounds, gaining access through the Mr McFadden (Pastoral) Tiends Gate off Abbey Walk. There’s also Apostrophe (lack of): St Leonards, parking in South Street, at the Harbour Mrs Turnbull (Early Years) like the town, St Andrews, has no or in The Pends. Teachers: apostrophe. This usage is historical – and even pedants grow accustomed to The Pends: The narrow road leading Mrs Turnbull (1) Year 1 the grammatical inaccuracy by the time from under the archway by the their child is 18. Cathedral past the school and down to Miss Fisher (2) Year 2 the Harbour. The Pends can become Mrs Nicoll, Mrs Hood (3) Year 3 Big Field: St Leonards main sports fields. frustratingly clogged up, so during school run times there’s a courtesy Mr K McDonald (4C) 4C English, Maths, 5C Maths, Games Bird Cage: The grassed area opposite one-way system in place. We must enter Big Field, in front of the main boarding the Pends from the archway, park neatly Miss Nejman, Miss Boissiere (4P) 4P English, Maths, 4C/P Social Studies, houses, where senior school lacrosse is for drop off or pick up, and then exit by PSE, RE, Y2 French played in winter, badminton in summer. turning right at the harbour and out into Mr McFadden (5C) 5C English. 6C Social Studies, 7C/P Abbey Walk. English, Games Bishopshall: Senior School boarding and day house with main entrance SLG: St Leonards Grass. The lawn Mrs McKimmon(5P) 5P English, Maths, Social Studies, off the Pends by the music school’s adjacent to Bird Cage, through archway 5C Social Studies, 7C/P Social Studies Auditorium. next to gymnasium. Mrs Donald (6C) Y5 – 7 Latin, Y5 – 7 PSE, 6C/P English CDR: The Central Dining Room SLNP: St Leonards New Park, the Mrs Gault (7C) Y3 – 5 IT, Y4 – 5C Science, 6C Maths, junior school of St Leonards (named 7C Maths Houses: In both SLNP and St Leonards when St Leonards former junior school Senior School, the children are placed St Katharine’s merged with local prep Miss Cormack (6P) 5P Science, 6C/P Science, 6P Maths, in four competitive Houses (sometimes school New Park). 7P Maths called Teams), each with a house Mrs Adair-Brown (7P) Y4 – 7 Mod Lang colour: Harris (yellow); Lewis (red); Mull St Rule: Senior School boarding house (green); Skye (blue). with main entrance off the Pends. Mr Donald Y1, Y3 French, Y5 – 7 RE, 6P Social Studies MC: Medical Centre. Guide for New Parents Guide for New Parents Tiends Gate: The gate off Abbey Walk, opened at school run times only for Mrs Julius Y6 – 7 IT Ollerenshaw: Senior School boarding SLNP parents’ parking. Mr G MacDonald Y3 – 7 Art and day house with main entrance off the Pends. Quad: The paved area for access to the Mrs Love Music Reception, management offices, Senior PA: The school’s Parents Association of School lockers and classrooms, main Mrs Harris Y1 – 5 Drama which you are now a member. School Hall, the QML, Headmaster’s House and Music School of St Leonards. (Form teachers indicated in brackets) 10 QML: Queen Mary’s Library, the main 11 school library with garden and entrance off the St Leonards quad. Mrs Webster, SLNP School Secretary: email@example.com Useful telephone numbers: SLNP Headmaster: 01334 460470 Out of hours emergency contact: 07949 854 167 The Bursar: Wng Cmdr J Calder: 01334 460484 The Medical Centre: 01334 460495 The Music School: 01334 460477 St Leonards School St Andrews, Fife t: +44 (0) 1334 472 126 www.stleonards-fife.org Scotland, KY16 9QJ f: +44 (0) 1334 476 152
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