· 3.30 -4.30pm. Rehearsal for the full cast of James and the Giant Peach.
· School closes for half term. Re-opens Monday 19th February.
Mrs Sara Peckover, one of our EYFS team invites parents of EYFS, but is also extending the invitation to all Primary parents, who are able to join her for coffee and the opportunity to enjoy the community benefits of meeting with other parents at school between 9-10am on Thursday 8th February (the last day of this half term).
Mrs Peckover will be hosting you in the staff room and looks forward to meeting with you. Join us as soon as you have dropped your children off.
Bradford Christian School is part of a bigger association of Christian Schools. Mr Moon serves on the core team of the CST (Christian Schools Trust) with a specific responsibility for leading teacher training. A new initiative started by the CST in this New Year is to publish a ‘lite’ version of Wingspan, the CSTs newsletter.
The lite version is just a single article penned by one of the teachers involved in our 30 member schools.
I am attaching the first of the Wingspan articles, penned by my friend and colleague Steve Begoo, who is Head of the King’s School, Witney, Oxfordshire
Information about absence
Thanks to those parents who keep us up to date with information about absence.
If your child is unwell, please call school and leave a message so the office staff do not have to chase it up. It would be helpful if you could let us know the name and class of the child, the reason for absence, and when the child is likely to return to school. Our answering machine is left on so you can leave a message before school starts.
It is also really helpful to know if parents are going to be away for a period of time, or if someone else is collecting your child. Sometimes children need some extra support in school at these times, so please let us know.
We love your children lots and enjoy spending our days with them. However, can we remind you that it is a parent’s or carer’s responsibility to supervise children before and after school. School begins at 8:55 and ends at 3:10 for Primary children, and parents need to stay with their children in the playground until 8:55am when the children will be welcomed into school. There have been a number of children left unsupervised this week. Please do not send children into the playground unsupervised. This is to make sure children are safe at the beginning of the day.
When the weather is wet, slippery or snowy parents are still responsible until 8:55 am, please do not leave children at school unsupervised.
We have listened to concerns about drivers using the staff car park at the end of the day, and we have decided to use the side footpath gate at pick up time. This should help you to keep your children safe.
March 1st is World Book Day – we are giving plenty of notice for children in Years EYFS to Year 6 to plan to dress up as a book character for school. Extra merits will be given if they also bring the book to match the costume.
Primary Parent Evenings will take place after school in the week of 12th March, more details to follow.
We welcome Hannah Mole, an ex-student who is now training as a teacher, to work in Joy Class for the next seven weeks.
Oriann Price from Shipley College will be helping in EYFS on Thursdays.
Student of the Week
Maxine Flerin is presented with the Upper School student of the week award for resilience in responding to advice.
Lezain Shyllon is presented with the Middle School student of the week award for excellent work in Science and Maths.
Anjola Olulaja is presented with the Middle School student of the week award for excellent work in Maths and IT.