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  • Pupils develop very positive attitudes towards learning. – Ofsted 2013
  • There is a delightful atmosphere in lessons because pupils are keen to learn and to try out new activities without fear of failure. – Ofsted 2013
  • ‘School is exciting and we learn new things all of the time.’ (Pupil quote) – Ofsted 2013
  • Pupils make good progress across the school, and attainment is above average by the end of Year 6 – Ofsted 2013
  • We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary – Parent
  • The teaching inspires pupils to do their best and it makes learning exciting. – Ofsted 2013
  • Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally. - Parent

Current Newsletter 20.07.17

JULY - SEPTEMBER DIARY DATES

Friday 21st
LAST DAY OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
Phase 2 Wilberforce children wear home clothes
ALL MEDICATION TO BE COLLECTED FROM OFFICE BY PARENTS/CARERS
9:30am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
 
Monday 4th September
INSET DAY. NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL.
Tuesday 5th
INSET DAY. NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL.
2:30 – 3:00pm 5A Kent Test children invited to look at main hall in new build
3:00 – 3:30pm 5B Kent Test children invited to look at main hall in new build
3:30 – 4:00pm 5C Kent Test children invited to look at main hall in new build
Wednesday 6th
FIRST DAY OF TERM 1. CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL
ALL MEDICATION TO BE RETURNED TO SCHOOL
Thursday 7th
Kent Test for Year 6 pupils registered
Monday 11th
Foundation Stage new starters into school until 12:00pm
Tuesday 12th
2A, 2B, 6A, 6B swimming
Monday 18th
Foundation Stage new starters into school until after lunch
Tuesday 19th
2A, 2B, 6A, 6B swimming
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

Last night I started to pack up my office. Like many jobs you are not looking forward to I have been putting it off, in part because it requires sorting out paperwork and odds and ends accumulated over the years, but also because I thought it might be a bit emotional.

Strangely enough, I needn’t have worried. It might have taken hours but I quite enjoyed the cathartic experience. I did get side tracked along the way looking at old photographs and DVDs and reminiscing and even discovered the original Headteacher’s Log. The first entry was dated the 8th January 1979 and the opening line read ‘Staff meeting attended by all 16 members of staff’! The school has come a long way since then.

I think the reason why I wasn’t emotional and why my current mood is so positive is because the memories provoked by the various photographs are all positive. The current school building has been our home for so many years and whilst I will be a little bit sad to close the doors for the last time, the emotion is outweighed by the memories and by the excitement of the journey ahead.

I hope this is the view of our Year 6 Leavers for 2017 and also the parents and staff leaving this year. The journey so far has been exciting but there are fresh adventures ahead for the Year 6 pupils and for SPS.

On behalf of everyone involved at SPS, I would like to wish the Class of 2017 and all our other leavers good luck and best wishes for all that lies ahead.

 Departing Friends

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the departing parents for their support over the years. A major strength of SPS is the partnership between parents and the school which creates such a positive family atmosphere, and I would like to wish you all well for the future.

Individual thanks - I am reluctant to pick out individuals but on this occasion I feel it is justified. We have parents leaving this year that have gone above and beyond in terms of their commitment to the school and the impact that they have made for the benefit of your children.

Pui Jellett – Pui has been Chair of the SPSA during a key time in its life. We were set the challenge of raising over £500,000 towards the new build and Pui and her team of able and willing volunteers have worked tirelessly to achieve this goal. When you finally have the opportunity to see the new school, you will see that it was all worth it!

I would like to thank Pui on a personal level for the support and friendship that she has shown to me over the years. She can be immensely proud of her time as chair of SPSA and for the contribution she has made, not only to the new build but to enriching the lives of the current and future pupils of SPSA. Pui – you will be a hard act to follow!!

Jo Williams – Jo is another star of the parent body, who contributed significantly as Chair of the Parent Council. Amongst other things, she was involved in the development of the school Travel Plan and the consultation process, which resulted in the appointment of Accent as our new catering company. Jo has also attended numerous school events and she will be sorely missed!

The school now needs new Jos and Puis to continue the partnership and to help SPSA to go from strength to strength. All I can promise is that it will be enjoyable and rewarding. You be making a huge difference to the education of your own children and to the hundreds more that also attend the school.

I would like to wish you all a restful summer break, and I look forward to greeting you in September in the new school.

Warm regards

Alan Duffy

Collection of all medication on the last day

ALL medication MUST be collected from the school office at the end of the day on Friday 21st July by the parent/carer responsible for a child who has medication at school.

Please could we ask that you use the summer break to clean asthma pumps and check expiry dates on any medication, prior to returning them on the first day back for children, Wednesday 6th September.

Waitrose Green Coin Scheme

A huge thank you to all those who popped a Green Coin in the Sevenoaks Branch donation box for the school.

We will be receiving an incredible £214.00 from the store in the near future!

Thanks again to Mrs Wickenden, a parent from 3B, for organising this.

We are recruiting!
The school has positions available for Teaching Assistants and Midday Supervisors.
 
Teaching Assistants: Full/part time, term time only. For further details and to apply, please use the following link:
 
Midday Supervisors: 1.5 hours per day, term time only. To apply, please contact the school office on: manager@sevenoaks.kent.sch.uk
 
Hever Castle Triathlon
Melisande, one of our relatively new Year 5 pupils, is a keen triathlete! At her previous school, they would enter events as a team and, as a new starter here, she would like to find other Sevenoaks Primary pupils that might like to participate.
 
The Hever Triathlon is split into two age groups:
 
Saturday 23rd September
8 – 10 year olds
 
Sunday 24th September
11 – 15 year olds
 
For further information, please use this link Hever Castle Triathlon details
or do tell your child to come find Melisande in her new class in September. She will be in 6B, Mrs Bracken’s class.
 
Competition Squad Success
On Tuesday 20th June we took 3 teams to the Kent School Games Gymnastic Finals at Pegasus Gym Club in Maidstone, after qualifying in February. 
 
Many congratulations go to our Level 3 Team who won gold - Isabelle, Freddie, Lucy and Lila.  All the team performed their routines really confidently with the majority of scores in the 9s (out of 10). 
 
Well done also to our Level 2 Team: Ella, Emilia, Sophie and Jack, who came 20th in a large group, which was a brilliant achievement considering Jack was drafted in the evening before!  Congratulations also to our Level 1 Team: Charlie, Ava, Anna and Chloe, who came 11th with some great floor scores.
 
     
 
Well done to all the gymnasts who competed – they all worked very hard and we are very proud of them! 
Alison Potter
Gym Coach

 

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