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St Nicholas

Church of England Primary School


 23rd April 2018

Summer Term 2018   NEWSLETTER No.1

Dear Parents/Carers,

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!

School Name

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:


Please support our hard working PTA committee and events organisers at the PTA meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday 24th) at 8pm in our school hall.

Sports updates

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.


Head Teacher

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