High Halstow Primary S chool News 1

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					                                                                                                                    project is not finished and so until
                                                                                                                    further notice there will be no access to
                                                                                                                    the school from Harrison Drive. Pupils
                                                                                                                    are still encouraged to cycle to school,
                                                                                                                    park their bikes in the cycle shelter but
                                                                           Dear Parents and Carers,                 will then need to walk to The Street
High Halstow Primary School News 1
                                                                           Welcome back to school; the staff and    entrance. Please do not walk across the
                                                                           I hope that you had a relaxing and       playing field as this is not yet ready for
                                                                           enjoyable summer break. Thank you        use due to the new gas supply being
                                                                           for ensuring that your child was ready   installed. There is still debris on the field
                                                                                                                    that needs clearing. Thank you for your
                                                                           for school. They certainly looked good
                                                                                                                    help in this matter. I will keep you
                                                                           in their uniform. How proud they all
                                                                                                                    informed of the situation.
                                                                           were as they walked into their new
                                                                                                                    This term the school welcomes Miss
                                                                           classrooms. A special welcome to the
                                                                                                                    Marsh (Cricket Class) and Miss Cassin
                                                                           new pupils and their families who are
                                                                                                                    (Grasshopper Class) who are new to the
                                                                           coming to school for the first time.     school. Mrs Walsh will join the team for
                                                                           The school hopes this will be the        two days a week to teach when a class
                                                                           beginning of a long and happy time at    teacher has their statutory release time
                                                                           High Halstow Primary School. More        weekly and when staff attend other
                                                                           pupils will join the Grasshopper Class   training sessions. I have put a complete
                                                                           in January 2011. Finally welcome to      list of staff on the reverse of this letter.
                                                                           the new families and pupils who          The teaching and support teams look
                                                                           started at our school this year after    forward to working with you to provide
                                                                           moving to the local area.                the best possible education for all our
                                                                                                                    pupils.
                                                                           The summer break was certainly a         As always at the beginning of a new year
                                                                           busy time for the school as there        there will be a lot of paper going to and
                                                                           were 3 major improvement projects        from school. By keeping you informed of
                                                                           being carried out. The ICT hardware      what is happening in school we feel that
                                                                           was upgraded and will enhance the        you too can be involved with your child’s
                                                                           teaching and learning in all year        learning. In the next few weeks you will
                                                                                                                    be sent leaflets and information to
                                                                           groups. The whole heating of the
                                                                                                                    support you in this school. The School
                                                                           school was up graded and replaced
                                                                                                                    Agreement will be sent and this shows our
                                                                           with a new boiler and heating system
                                                                                                                    aims for your child. Other information will
                                                                           throughout the school. This was a
                                                                                                                    include a letter inviting your child to
                                                                           major job and the school looked very
                                                                                                                    become part of the School Council. The
                                                                           different in the summer break; thank     School Council supports the Citizenship
                                                                           you to all staff for working hard to
                                     www.highhalstowprimaryschool.org.uk




                                                                                                                    curriculum within school and all pupils are
                                                                           make sure the building was clean and     invited to stand for election. Elections for
                                                                           ready to be opened on time. The          the council will take place in every class by
                                                                           project will be completed in the next    17th September.
                                                                           few weeks but the work is now            It has been a pleasure to welcome
                                                                           confined to the boiler room. This        everyone back and to catch up on all the
                                                                           work was made possible due to a          exciting summer activities that the pupils
                                                                           successful bid from the Government       took part in. I look forward to this very
                                     SEPTEMBER 2010




                                                                           being made. Finally a small building     positive beginning continuing.
                                                                           project has been started although not    Yours sincerely,
                                                                           completed. This will give the school a
                                                                           meeting room and is situated near the    Mrs P.M.Sanford
                                                                           studio and car park. However this        Head Teacher
                                           Class Organisation


                            Teacher          Support staff
 Grasshopper Class          Miss Cassin      Mrs Fox and Mrs Webster
 Dragonfly Class            Miss Colling     Mrs Jones and Mrs Gillies
 Ladybird Class             Mrs Taylor       Mrs Molitoris and Mrs Chick
 Spider Class               Mrs Humby        Mrs Nolan
 Cricket Class              Miss Marsh       Mrs Mayes
 Ant Class                  Mrs Gulvin       Mrs Kingbrooks
 Butterfly Class            Miss Jordan      Mrs Adey


                                                                                 Walking Bus


         School Dinners
         now cost £1:90
         per day, payable
         in advance.                                                     There are still some places for
         Chartwells is                                                   passengers on the Walking Bus
         the school meals                                                that leaves school at 3:15 daily.
         provider                                                         New volunteers are also being
                                                                                    recruited.
                                                                         Phone Mrs Penney in the school
                                                                             office for more details




Term 1                Wednesday 1 September 2010 – Friday 22 October 2010

Autumn Break          Monday 25 October 2010 – Friday 29 October 2010

Term 2                Monday 1 November 2010 – Friday 17 December 2010

Christmas Break       Monday 20 December 2010 – Monday 3 January 2011

Term 3                Tuesday 4 January 2011 – Friday 18 February 2011

February Break        Monday 21 February 2011 – Friday 25 February 2011

Term 4                Monday 28 February 2011 – Friday 8 April 2011

Spring Break          Monday 11 April 2011 – Monday 25 April 2011 (includes Good Friday 22 April
                      & Easter Monday 25 April 2011)

Term 5                Tuesday 26 April 2011 – Friday 27 May 2011 (includes early May Bank
                      Holiday 2 May 2011)

May Break             Monday 30 May 2011 – Friday 3 June 2011

Term 6                Monday 6 June 2011 – Friday 22 July 2011


Staff Development Days       Friday 22nd October 2010

                             Tuesday 4th January 2011

                             Friday 18th February 2011

				
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