23rd April 2018
Summer Term 2018 NEWSLETTER No.1
Summer is finally and suddenly with us – long may it last as we enter a very exciting final term!
Church and community
Our next whole school family service will be our Pentecost Celebration Service at 11am in the Church of the Annunciation on Friday 18th May – all welcome!
Please be advised that our school is now to be officially known as “St Nicholas CE Primary School” and while it might take a little while to make the required changes to everything e.g. Website etc., the school office kindly requests that any cheques will now need to be made payable to: “St Nicholas CE Primary School”.
Miss Russell, our current year 4 teacher, is leaving us on 27th April. Miss Russell joined the school in 2012 as a newly qualified teacher and has grown in her teaching expertise over the past 6 years to lead our curriculum English area, as well as being appointed to chair the Aquinas Literacy Network. She will be very much missed as a valued colleague.
Although recruiting high quality teachers has become very difficult at the moment, I am pleased to announce that we have managed to appoint a very capable teacher, Miss Griffiths, to teach our year 4 class for the rest of this term, with seven years’ experience in primary teaching, Miss Griffiths joins us from Blackheath High, Junior School and has expertise across the primary curriculum.
‘Raise the Roof’ Appeal
Following on from the very informative talk on the history of our school, Joanna Friel would like me to pass on her thanks and congratulations to the child actors of years 5 and 6. She was delighted with their performances and behaviour, which is a credit to the school. Their costumes were very well thought out and she also wishes me to pass on her thanks to any parents who were pressed into service in creating very appropriate ‘garb’. For future RTR events see: www.raisetheroof.xyz
Please support our hard working PTA committee and events organisers at the PTA meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday 24th) at 8pm in our school hall.
Football: Come and support our boys' football team as they take on St James' Primary in the small schools' Bromley Cup final, taking place next Friday, 27th April at 5.30pm at Orpington Rovers football clubs. They boys have only lost once all season, to the same St James' team they hope to redeem themselves against next week.
Basketball: St Nick's and Parish have developed a friendly sporting rivalry of late, with matches taking place in tag rugby and netball in the spring term. On Friday 4th May after school, we'll send two basketball teams over to extend the link, the first of two matches are planned for this term.
List of dates for Parents at St Nicholas CofE Primary School, Chislehurst: 2018
Summer Term 2018
24th April Year R visit to Hall Place
24th April PTA Meeting 8.00pm
25th – 27th April Year 4 Carroty Wood
3rd May (Thursday) School Closed - Polling Station
12th May (Saturday) ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser – Family Evening at Chislehurst Caves 6.30-9.00pm
14th – 17th May KS2 SATS Testing Week (Year 6)
18th May PTA ‘A Royal Celebration’ red/white/blue theme
18th May Pentecost Service 11am at the Annunciation
17th May PTA Fashion Event
19th May PTA Summer Ball
21st – 25th May Year 6 French Trip
25th May (Friday) School Closed – Aquinas Staff Training Day
26th May (Saturday) ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser – Tim Boniface ‘An Evening of Jazz’ 7.30pm
28th May – 1st June Half Term Holiday
7th June St Nicholas Church Service at 9.00am (parent help to walk appreciated)
8th June ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser – Canterbury Oast Music Quiz – 7.00pm
12th June Year 6 Leavers’ Service at Rochester Cathedral
12th June School Music Concert 7pm at Christ Church
15th June Sports Day at Norman Park
21st June Year R & 1 Eucharist at St Nicholas Church – 9.00am
26th June Year 1 Visit to Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood
7th July (Saturday) PTA Party in the Pit 1.00-4.00pm in the Pit
18th July PTA – “Schools Out - Break the Rules”
19th July End of Year Leaver’s Service at St Nicholas Church – 2pm
20th July End of Summer Term (school closes at 1.40pm)
Autumn Term 2018
5th September First Day of Autumn Term 2018 for children
29th September (Saturday) ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser The Little Big Draw 12.00-5.00pm in the Pit
5th October Harvest Festival 2pm at the Methodist Church
5th October Thames Riverboat Gala 6.45pm at Butler’s Wharf
22nd October – 2nd November Half Term Holiday (Two Weeks)
3rd November (Saturday) PTA Fireworks Night from 4.30pm
19th & 20th Dec KS2 Carol Services
21st December Last Day of Term (School Closes at 1.40pm)
Spring Term 2019
7th January First Day of Spring Term 2019 for children
18th – 22nd February Half Term Holiday
5th April End of Spring Term
23rd April (Tuesday) First Day of 1st Half of Summer Term 2019 for children
27th May – 31st May Half Term Holiday
3rd June First day of 2nd Half of Summer Term 2019 for children
26th July End of Summer Term