The Festive Half Term is upon us!

Welcome back for the final half term of 2011. This is a term rich in events and fun.

This Saturday evening we are having our annual Fireworks display, an event which has become a favourite with many of our families. Admission is by ticket only, as we have to limit numbers for safety and insurance reasons, so please make sure that you book through the school office and place your orders for meals. As the Christmas season approaches, we look forward to the primary Nativity and also the secondary Carol Service. The pupils will also be carol singing at a local hospital and entertaining our senior citizens at an event at the school and the PTC will be organising the Christmas Bazaar for the pupils to enjoy.

We look forward to a visit from our friends from Bremen for the return leg of our annual German language exchange. They will be arriving on the 10th of November.

This is an important term academically, and I urge all of our pupils to work hard from the very beginning of the session and to sustain this right up to the Christmas Break!

This session also holds the possibility of snow interruptions! While I hope that the prophets of early snowfalls are proved wrong, please note that, in the event of snowfalls, I will communicate the status of the school on the snow warning blog on this website. I realize that closing the school is of great inconvenience to parents and will not take the decision lightly. I take note of weather forcasts and advice from police and traffic authorities, and try to post my decision as early as possible (usually by 7.00am ). Please remember that our pupils and teachers travel from a large geographical catchment area and that I have to take this into account when making my decision. I need to look at the forcast for the whole school day and try to ensure that pupils do not manage to make their way to school, only to be trapped here by unpassable road conditions at home time!

I trust that you will enjoy the Half Term with us!

PS - Parents, why not join us for Praise and Prayer at the school tomorrow evening? ( Tuesday 1st November at 7.30pm)