Welcome back to everybody. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday and are all feeling well rested. I had a great holiday but it is amazing how quickly it can become a distant memory once you have been back at work for a couple of days. We have had a lovely start to the term and the sunny weather has helped to make it a pleasant return for everybody. We have a lot planned for this term and we start next week with our ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings. You will already know about these from the newsletter that I sent out yesterday and for those of you who have never been to one they are for parents only so they can find out what is expected from their children for the coming year and it also gives parents an opportunity to ask the teachers any questions about the academic year ahead. Children are not invited as in the past parents have asked for this as they feel a little freer asking the teachers about certain matters without the children being present. In the past parents have ignored this complaining that they have no childcare but as the teachers are all busy on this night we do not have any childcare facilities either and it is not acceptable to have children wandering around the building unsupervised so please do not bring them into school on this occasion.
All the school clubs start again next week and that is when I truly feel that school life returns to normal. Hopefully you will have received a timetable of when all the school clubs are available –the clubs that are run by external providers are not on the list as parents make their own arrangements with these groups. Once the children attend a club their name will be put on a register so if your child is unable to attend or does not wish to continue could you please inform the school as we need to keep our registers up to date for safety reasons.
That is all for now. The good weather is supposed to last over the weekend so let us all make the most of it while it lasts as we tend to have a long winter in this country.