6. Archive Newsletter 12.12.16
Christmas is a special time at Sevenoaks Primary School. It is impossible NOT to fall under the festive spell if you spend even the shortest moment here.
The weeks leading up to the end of term are ‘timeless’. A lot has changed in education, but Christmas remains special, largely untouched by the advances of time.
This week we have enjoyed the Foundation Stage Christmas concert and the Year 1 & 2 nativities. They were all wonderful and I was immensely proud of the children and staff. I do hope you also enjoyed the Festival of Trees. I had wanted to bring the event to the school for years and I was delighted when we were able to introduce it to the SPS calendar. It felt as if the whole school were in attendance and there was a lovely atmosphere. Thank you to Lisa Doleman and Lindsay Anderson for organising the event, Pui Jellett and the wonderful SPSA team, the staff, and of course the children for making the event so special and baking such fabulous cakes!
It is quite emotional this year as it will be the last Christmas in the current building and that this time next year we will be in the new building.
Thank youAs the year draws to a close, can I take this opportunity to thank all our staff for all their hard work. They are a truly
amazing group of dedicated professionals who do their upmost to support the children and I look forward to working with them in 2017.
I would also like to thank the SPSA and the many parent helpers and volunteers for their help over the last year.
The entire team, that is, the children, staff, parents, SPSA, volunteers and Governors, have met the challenges of fundraising this year with such enthusiasm and success and I look forward to seeing the fruits of this hard work in the new building.
2017 will be a pretty momentous year for SPS, and I hope that you will all join me as we look forward to moving into the new building and new era.
I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the year ahead.
IMPORTANT PARKING UPDATE
Following the recent Parent Governor election, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Collins and Miriam Nadarajah.We would like to extend our congratulations to both candidates and welcome them to the Sevenoaks Primary School Governing Body.
Uniform Shop opening times/dates in 2016 & 2017
12th December 3:00 - 4:00pm
9th January 2:45 – 3:45pm
23rd January 2:45 – 3:45pm
6th February 2:45 – 3:45pm
20th February 2:45 – 3:45pm
6th March 2:45 – 3:45pm
20th March 2:45 – 3:45pm
We are unable to take any more donations of second hand uniform, other than PE T-shirts and jumpers with logos .
Student mobile phones in school
For those parents in Phase 3 who allow their children to bring a mobile phone to school, please could you remind them that they must be handed in to the school office at the start of each day, and collected at 3:20pm.
Handball session – Knole Academy
On Wednesday 7th December, nine children from Year 5 attended a Kent School Games Handball coach and learn session at Knole Academy.
Handball is a combination of basketball, football and netball all rolled (no pun intended!) into one. It is a fast-paced game that is easy to learn. The children were taught 7 drill exercises that showed them the fundamental aspects of the game, and at the end of the session played a mini match.
The children were a true credit to our school and a member of staff there commented on their keenness throughout the session. Well done to Callum, Tom, Isabella, Matilda, Austin, Brooke, Joe, Kezia and Sam.
Vacancies for Breakfast Club staff
We currently have vacancies for Breakfast Club staff. The hours are from 7:30 – 9:00am five days a week, although we would consider job-share options too. These positions are for term time only.
For an application form, please contact Mrs Sermon in the school office on 01732 453952 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bake Off competition winners and cake containers
A huge thank you to everyone who brought in cakes on Tuesday for our annual Festival of Trees and Bake Off.
The entries were all of such a high standard and we had to stop the judges from eating more than they needed to!! After much deliberation, the winners were selected as follows:
Phase 1 winner: Joshua (1A)
for his Festive Pastries
Phase 2 winner: Thea (3B)
for her Iced Victoria Sponge
Phase 3 winner: Kezia (5C)
for her chocolate brownies
The money raised from trail donations, the cake sale, mulled wine and chocolate tombola totalled £787.57. This will increase when all the Christmas trees have been collected and paid for.
Thank you for all your generous support – all the money raised will go to our SPSA.
Mountain Biking and BMX this Winter
As you are possibly aware, I instruct biking using bike trails in the school grounds and other venues for holiday, weekend and after school clubs. The sessions are designed to improve skills and encourage a healthy and fun pastime:
CLICK HERE for more information or details on how to book.
Here are some ideas to keep your children active this Winter!
• Holiday mountain biking at Sevenoaks Primary School. For 4-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds.
• BMX at Cyclopark for 9-14 year olds.
• Saturday Samsara bike club. More advanced riding for 7-10 year olds and 11-16 year olds.
• Sevenoaks Council mountain bike courses fortnightly on Saturdays and February half term.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017!