Headmaster’s Roundup 23 February 2017

Dear Parents

I hope that you all enjoyed the half term break. It now seems as though we were never away because so much has happened in the first few days. We send our congratulations to Mrs Trundle on her appointment as Headteacher of Chinthurst School, but are also very sorry to lose her as she has been a tremendous asset, a wonderful colleague and a superb teacher.

So far this week we have had an African Drum Workshop in Year 5, a Victorian day for Year 4 at Preston Manor, plus a visit to Hove Museum. We’ve also enjoyed a swimming gala at Caterham; two phonics workshops led by Mrs Selkirk; author Tom Palmer visiting the school today and this weekend our Razor Sharp Minds (First Lego League Team) go to the UK finals in Bristol, and we wish them every success.

This Friday we have our Green Heart day. The idea is for everyone to make a green heart, created from recycled materials, to show that we truly care about our environment and are committed to looking after it. I look forward to seeing as many green hearts as possible.

We are also looking forward to World Book Day— next Thursday 2 March. DON’T FORGET!!

It has been said that “parenting is the most difficult job we have never been trained for”. I am sure all parents will agree with this statement and although I am into my 19th year of fatherhood, things still pop up to surprise me and leave me wondering how best to support my children. Because we know that being a good parent is highly important to us all, we have a school/parent library with recommended books about managing family life to dealing with teenagers, to balancing work and home life.

This little book stand is just outside the main school office and if you would like to either borrow or purchase any of these books, do please speak to the staff on the reception desk. I recommend all of the books to you.

Marcus Culverwell

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