For those of you joining us for the first time, a very warm welcome, and to our returning pupils and families, welcome back.
We have new faces amongst the staff this term, all of whom I am sure you will get to know as the term progresses. Our new staff include Miss Laura as the Teaching Assistant in Kindergarten, Miss Catherine as the Teaching Assistant in Form 1 as well as being our new French teacher, Mr Gale who will be the part-time Class Music teacher and Miss Kaye as the Form 1 Class teacher. We also have Miss Maddie as a Gap Year assistant, and Mr Dietz who is a student from Germany. Mr Fabian will continue as Nursery Assistant in the mornings, and in the afternoons he will act as and Administrative Assistant to me.
Could I make my usual request for you to please check the term dates on the school website so that you can plan your holidays accordingly? Half term is the week of 22nd October, and we will have a long weekend with Friday 23rd November as a holiday. Please also do keep an eye on the website for dates for Parents’ Evenings, Nativity and so on.
I would like to invite you to an informal information and drinks evening next Tuesday, 11th September. The class teachers will be in their classrooms at 6pm to give you a brief outline of some aspects of your child’s curriculum, after which I would be delighted if you could join me in the Hall for a glass of wine between 6.15 and 7.30.
I am sure the children will settle down very quickly as always. Do take them into their classrooms for the first couple of days; please don’t stay long though, as they will calm down much sooner if you leave them and us to it!
We look forward to a happy and successful term – the Vale community spirit is always very much in evidence and all new parents and pupils will find they are warmly welcomed by everyone. Please do feel free to talk to us and we will answer any questions you have as best we can.
With best wishes for a wonderful Autumn term,
Mr R. Greenwood