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Posted: October 28, 2022

Welcome back to school. 

We have heard some amazing recounts of what our students have been up to over the half term break – from Disney and camping trips, to overseas travels to Japan and Europe. How lucky our students are! 

This term will be jam packed for our students and teachers with trips, clubs, camps, school reports and more this half term. We are looking forward to all the possibilities available for resuming more pre-Covid opportunities with our students. 

We are just as excited about creating more opportunities for you as parents to visit us in the school building. During our new parent session on Tuesday this week, I mentioned I would send some information soon regarding parent helpers, parent ambassadors, and the parent education programme. Please watch out for this. Our first parent education workshop is occurring soon. This will be the first primary workshop we have been able to complete in-person for a very long time.

  • PYP Workshop on Monday 7 November 2022 – you will receive an invite through the parent app soon. We are aiming to hold two sessions, so that parents who work have an opportunity to attend after school. At this stage the two sessions available will be dependent on numbers, and therefore please do sign up, if you wish to attend.

Please visit the section where Mr Smith interviews me this week regarding a special announcement for Year 1 parents. Please note this is for mornings only and will require usual RAT testing and for you to present your ‘Leave Home Safe’ app to security. If you have recently been away and your health code is amber, you will not be permitted to enter the school grounds. We cannot wait to extend this to other year groups very soon.

When music is played at 8.18am we request you to vacate the school grounds, so that learning and teaching can commence on time and so that students do not get upset that their parents are not outside their classroom. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your children.

Best wishes,
Emma-Louise Cathrae
Head of Primary


A few photos from our Year 3s who earlier this week participated in a number of Diwali inspired activities to learn more and celebrate the holiday. Students were excited to try on some traditional Indian clothing as part of their activity choices.