Happy New Year – and welcome to the new pupils in the Nursery!
We welcome Miss Rochelle as the new teacher in the Lower Kindergarten class on the ground floor, and Miss Bridget joins Miss Sally-Anne in the Nursery class. We also are very pleased to welcome Miss Katherine, who will be assisting in the Nursery this term. They have already been working hard to prepare a happy welcome for the children – please do introduce yourselves to them.
Clubs continue as last term, with the exception of Science, which unfortunately Miss Bella is unable to offer this term: Art on Mondays with Miss Sally-Anne and Miss Chloë; Spanish with Miss Chloë on Tuesdays, as well as French club for the Nursery, KG and Form 1; French club for Year 2 and 3 on Wednesdays;. Letters will be winging their way home, so watch out for them! I know that Mr. Bedford has already been contacted by those who have signed up for Tennis.
There is also a letter regarding a possible Chess Club for Years 1 – 3. I would be interested in feedback.
I always like to take this opportunity to refresh memories on a few points: term dates, absences and times of arrival in particular!
As always, the term dates are easily accessible on the website, but just to make life easier… half term is the week of 21st February, with Friday 18th February being a normal school day finishing at 3.30. Term ends on Thursday 31st March at 12 noon. May I make my usual request here of asking you to please book your holiday flights so that your children have a full term of school. Start now! If, for any entirely unavoidable reason, you have to take your child abroad during term time, I need a written request for the time off please.
As far as absences are concerned, if your child is unwell and unable to come to school, please email me or leave a voicemail to let us know as early as possible on the day; this allows us to fill in the registers accordingly.
I open the door each morning between 8.30 and 8.45 am. Please aim to get your child here during that time. After 8.45, if I do not answer the buzzer it is because I am in Assembly; please go down the stairs on the left of the front door and ring the basement doorbell.
I hope you all had wonderful holidays and that you are looking forward to the new term as much as we are!
With best wishes,
Mr R. Greenwood