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SevenOaksPrimary School

‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-Ofsted 2017
Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned-Ofsted 2017
Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally-Parent
We are very proud to say that our children go to Sevenoaks Primary-Parent
Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable-Parent
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3. Archive Newsletter 16.05.18

MAY/JUNE DIARY DATES
Friday 18th
1A/1B trip to Leeds Castle
Year 5 Earth & Space overnight event at school
Year 4 trip into Sevenoaks town centre
Monday 21st
Year 6 First Aid Training all day in main hall
Tuesday 22nd
Tigers, Lions, 3A 3C swimming
Year 6 First Aid Training in main hall
Year 2 trip to Knole Park
Mini Orange tennis tournaments for selected pupils
Wednesday 23rd
Sevenoaks tag Rugby at Sevenoaks Rugby Club
Thursday 24th
3A trip to Pizza Express
Swimming Gala at Swanley Leisure Centre for selected pupils
7:00 – 9:00pm Free Resuscitation and Immediate Life Support Family Learning Session
Friday 25th
LAST DAY OF TERM 5
 
Friday 1st June
KENT TEST REGISTRATION OPENS FOR CURRENT YEAR 5 PUPILS
Monday 4th
INSET DAY – NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
Tuesday 5th
FIRST DAY OF TERM 6. CHILDREN BACK IN SCHOOL
Tigers, Lions, 3A, 3C swimming
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

At the end of this week, Mrs Sermon will end her role as school secretary. She will remain a parent at the school for a short period of time before commencing a new life in the West Country.

Rachel has been employed at SPS for 5½  years and has the dubious honour of  being the longest serving secretary at SPS during my tenure as head teacher. Anyone that can survive as my PA for that period of time and remain smiling deserves a medal!

No two days are ever the same at Sevenoaks Primary School and the last few years in particular have been demanding, due to the new build and the expansion to 3 form entry. Rachel has been a rock during this period and has provided me with invaluable support, for which I will be forever grateful.

On behalf of the whole school community, I would like to thank Rachel for her dedication and commitment to the school, her loyalty and most of all her friendship.

Rachel will be an incredibly hard act to follow and we will miss her.

We would like to wish Rachel and her family the best of luck with their new adventure – thank you Rachel!

NB. Comic Sans font used for this issue, in dedication to Rachel’s irrational hatred of it!

Building Update

A number of Phase 1 parents and staff have expressed concern this week at the level of noise created during the demolition stage of the old building. I had a meeting with the B&K Site Manager to discuss the concerns and to obtain an update on the proposed timescale for the completion of the work.

He reassured me that the excavation required near to the Phase 1 modular builds and the Key Stage 1 playground has now been completed. There is still some work to be done along the old main corridor, main hall and dining area but this should not disturb the Phase 1 children and staff. He estimates that the digging/excavation should be completed within approximately 4 weeks.  This will disappoint a number of the children, staff and parents who have enjoyed seeing the diggers in operation!

The overall completion date, to include landscaping, installation of fencing etc. is anticipated to be the end of July. The link canopy connecting Phase 1 to the Main building has been booked in for September.

Alan Duffy

Year 5 pupil Cross Country Success!

In March I went to the National Year 5 Cross country finals in Loughborough to represent Kent. I qualified to enter as I came in the top ten at the Kent trials in Maidstone earlier in the year.

In Loughborough I had to find the Kent tent with my dad. Finally we found the the blue flag for Kent.
After a few stretches the race was about to start. The gun shot and we were off.

After about ten minutes of running the race was over and I’d come 39th out of 300+ girls. I was the third Kent girl to finish and the Team came 3rd overall and we got a medal! It was fantastic!

By Celia in 5A

Lost Property Update

A huge thank you to Mrs Tyrrell-Clark and Mrs Silcox for helping to clear and sort the overflowing lost Property cupboards this week.
 
Although they were able to reunite some named items with their grateful owners, a vast amount (two bin bags worth) is unnamed.
 
Please note that after the last day of this term (Friday 25th May), the cupboards will be cleared and all outstanding items recycled or disposed of.