Happy New Year!

A Happy New Year and a warm welcome back to school to you all! I pray that 2012 will be a good and productive year for all in the school community.

I need to offer my thanks to all who were involved in the many enjoyable functions and events which took place at the end of last term. The Nativity Play and Primary Concert was a joy to attend, we have had very positive feedback concerning our Senior Citizen's Party and the Secondary Carol Service was a blessing to all who attended. A special thank you needs to be extended to the Parent Teacher Committee under the leadership of Richard and Linda Skelley for all of their hard work (including the Christmas Bazaar), and we are very grateful to Granny Joy Goode for cooking hundreds of Christmas meals for the pupils and teachers. A thank you, also, to the team of staff and pupils who went to our neighbouring Spire Hospital to sing carols to the staff and patients.

As we are now in the time of year during which we sometimes experience poor travelling conditions due to snow and ice, I need to remind you to check the Snow Report on the school website on mornings when snow has fallen or is forecast. We will use this facility to let you know if weather conditions force us to stay closed on a particular day. We have also introduced a group texting facility which we will use if conditions change during the school day, and we believe that you need to collect your child early to avoid treacherous road conditions. Parents, please make sure that we have your mobile numbers so that you can be included in this communication service.

I look forward to us all enjoying a succesful term at The King's School!