Playing Before School - T Block Playground Open to Y1s
Lots of children arrive at school well before bell-time, and as you know we have a teacher by the climbing frame from 7.30am to keep an eye on those children whose parents are not around.
We are pleased to announce that from this week we will also have a teacher on duty in the T Block playground and ask that Y1 children are dropped off to play in there - parents of course being welcome to stay with them.
At morning break, lunch time and afternoon break, Y1 have free access to all of the play spaces so are not missing out on their chance to play with friends on the climbing frame!
Professional Development for Staff
One of the things that contributes to our great staff retention at St Andrews is the way the school supports the professional development of its staff. In Mr Paul’s Heads Lines this week you will read about the Juilliard and MIT Programmes that our children enjoy, but these are only made possible due to staff training.
In the last academic year, following a visit from Clive Leach and trainer John Nicholls, school committed itself to developing a Coaching Programme for staff across the two sites to support new developments and help maintain links between Primary and High School. This week Mr Steve shares an article with you about the work that has been going on as part of this professional development.
Nurse Mai and I met with the liaison officer from the Samitivej Children’s hospital last week who confirmed our booking for 17th November for the first doses of the influenza vaccination, and the second doses during the first week at Term 2. Consent forms will need to be filled in shortly and we will also send you details of how payments will be arranged.
On the day of the vaccination, the medical team will be set up after 1pm for parents to collect their children for the vaccination and then take them straight home.
*School staff are not able to take the children for vaccination.
There is still time to sign up for the vaccination, but we need to confirm final numbers shortly.
If you would like to take this opportunity to protect your family, please register by completing this Google form: https://goo.gl/NW7su1
A date for your diary: 6th October KS1 Reading Meeting
On Friday 6th October, shortly after 8am in the Drama Studio, we are pleased to invite you to a parent workshop.
At the workshop we will introduce the various aspects of reading that happen in KS1, including Guided Reading. There will also be a chance to ask questions about our new digital reading scheme, Bug Club.
If you haven’t already done so, please register using this link to allow us to prepare for the meeting.
Please contact Mrs Leanne (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
PTG International Day Country Representatives Meeting
The PTG will be conducting an International Day Country Representatives Meeting on Thursday, 5th October at 8.30 am in the Exam Hall located on the 7th floor of the Blue Building at the High School. This meeting will be the first opportunity parents will have to coordinate and organise International Day (10th of November at Primary School, and17th of November at High School).
Just like last year, the PTG will be organizing the International Food Buffet, with the additional challenge of operating food stalls on both campuses. Last year, we had 25 countries represented and it would be great if we could our families from the 52 different nations around the world involved to top this number. You can read more about this meeting and International Day in the PTG section of the newsletter.