Dear Parents, Carers and CommunityWelcome back to a brand new academic year at St. Andrew's CE Primary School. This year is full of new and exciting beginnings as we welcome the youngest children into our school family and into Acorn Class. We will continue our Friday Celebration assemblies this year and families are most welcome to attend.
We are experiencing some internet difficulties, which will be resolved by the end of next week. Until then if you have an urgent or pressing enquiry, I would advise contacting the office.
Clubs will commence week beginning 26th September, please see the clubs list in the office. There will be a meeting for parents of Y6 children (see below) to outline expectations and information for this important final year of primary school. The meeting will take place in Willow Class.
We kindly ask that parents adhere to our School Uniform Policy. We have a selection of 'preloved' uniform available, please ask in the office.
Please see the link to the school uniform policy below
We are always looking for volunteers to come and help out at school. Maybe you are interested in helping children read or you know someone who would benefit from some school experience. Maybe you have an occasional hour or would like to run a club. If so please come and see us!
Here are some important dates coming up:
23 September - VIP meeting for parents of Y6 students in Willow Class
3 October - The Home School Agreement and Attendance Leaflet will be sent out with the children. This document will need to be signed and returned to school.
13 October - Harvest Festival in church - all welcome
11 and 20 October- Appointment times will be sent out
21 October - INSET Day school closed and end of the first half term
2 December - Norwich Puppet Theatre 6pm - ask the office for details
13 December - KS1 Christmas Nativity performances at 1.30pm and 6.15 pm
14 December - KS2 'Carols by Candlelight' time to be confirmed…watch this space!
15 December - End of term Christmas church service all welcome! 9.30 start
16 December - End of term
SPORTS Please see our sporting and other clubs page.
HOT SCHOOL MEALS
As parents you can access the deadline dates in several ways to ensure that you do not miss the deadline and that your child has the meal offered to them by the school. The deadline date is usually in the last week of every month but is open for ordering for weeks before this.
1. Go to our website and look under Parents - Parents information- Hot Lunches
Here is the link for this page
On this page you will find the link to Thornford School deadlines for the next three months.
2. Go to the Thornford Primary School website directly and see the deadline dates, link below:
See our newsletter and deadline on our Facebook Group which echoes what is published on the school website. If you would like to join our Facebook Group, please see Mrs McVeigh in the office. Our website has a parent's calendar with Hot Meals deadlines published. We regret that we cannot order meals that miss the deadline as Thornford will not provide meals after the date. We urge you to order before the deadline and we wish our children to enjoy the meals offered to them. Thank you for your co-operation and support on this matter.
SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN IS TOP PRIORITY
1. Entrance Gate The entrance gate is shut from 9.00 until 3.00 pm.
2. Contact Details
We need to ensure that our contacts database is regularly updated. If you have changed your contact details, mobile numbers please will you inform Mrs McVeigh at the office.
Please note that children are supervised from 8.30 am on the playground. We would urge parents not to drop children off unsupervised before this time. Please ensure your child is handed over to staff on duty, thank you.
St. Andrew's is pleased to offer the facility of an Early Arrivers Club, which many other schools do not have. It runs from 7.30- 8.30 during the week. Breakfast Club must be booked in advance. Please see Mrs McVeigh in the office if you would like to book a place.
Please see the link to the Breakfast Club Booking Form below:
At St. Andrew's we are actively encouraging regular attendance at school. Indeed regular attendance has a huge impact on children's progress and attainment.
Please see the link below for government guidelines regarding the law and attendance.
Dates- PLEASE SEE THE WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR MORE DATES, link below