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Summer Fair

Dear Parent/Carer,

We recently held a planning meeting for the Summer Fair and it would seem we are still short of the required volunteers to properly run the fair.  If you are able to give up a couple of hours of your time on the 16 July it would be hugely appreciated.  If you are able to help even for an hour please let us know at friendsofwinchelsea@gmail.com

The next date for donations is Thursday 30 June.  If you are able to provide a donation of an unopened bottle of soft drink/alcohol/toiletries for the tombola we would be most grateful. 

If you have any queries please contact us on the above email.

Thank you. 

Regards,
Lucy Clarke
Friends of Winchelsea

Summer Fair

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Summer Fair

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Monday 27th June - School Closed

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please remember we have our additional holiday for the Platinum Jubilee on Monday 27th June. 

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Message from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue

Dear Parent/Carer,

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue have issued a wildfire alert.  This means that, should a fire start outdoors, it could spread quickly and easily due to the hot and dry conditions.

They would like you to be aware of the following:

  • Avoid having fires in the open or having BBQs in the countryside (disposable BBQs are banned in many parts of Dorset due to the fire risk).
  • Extinguish smoking materials properly and dispose of them responsibly.
  • If you see a fire in the countryside, get to a safe place and call 999 to report it immediately. If possible, use “what3words” app to give an accurate location.
  • Never try to tackle the fire yourself.
  • If you are having a BBQ at home, make sure it is well away from sheds, trees and fences and you have a bucket of water or sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies.

Please visit Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service (dwfire.org.uk) for further information and advice.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Duke of Edinburgh Coffee Morning 22 June 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please see letter attached with more information regarding the Coffee Morning on 22 June 2022.

DofE Coffee Morning Letter

The pupils have been planning the coffee morning as part of the volunteering
section of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and this will help pupils towards achieving their Bronze Award.

Could we please ask you to ensure that your child brings in a small amount of money on Wednesday 22 June.  Pupils not on main site will get a chance to purchase cakes that can be dropped off or collected on the day.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

BCP Short Breaks

Dear Parent/Carer,

BCP Short Breaks are pleased to share with you their fun packed Summer Positive Activity Programme.  The deadline for registration is Monday 20 June

See brochure Short Breaks - Summer Brochure

You will need to register for Short Breaks by email shortbreaks@bcpcouncil.gov.uk  before the 20June.  The form is easy to complete and is done online.

Once registered you will have until 1 July to choose and book your activities for the summer.

The BCP Council Positive Activity Programme provides activities for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years with special educational needs/disabilities, in a supportive and fun environment. All sessions are supported by a high ratio of experienced and friendly staff who will ensure children and young people are happy, safe and able to enjoy an inclusive positive activity.   Children and young people can try new things, have fun and make new friends.   A range of breaks are available to suit children and young people with different needs, so there really is something for everyone. 

The Short Breaks Positive Activities Programme is available to families who live within the BCP postcode area and we support children / young people with mild to moderate SEND.  This includes, ASD, ADHD, Global development delay, Downs syndrome, physical disabilities, sight and hearing loss. Registration to the Short Breaks Positive activity programme is triaged on a need–by-need basis in-line with our eligibility criteria. Those children / young People with more complex needs are welcome to attend with a carer following prior arrangement with the Short Breaks Lead, however we are unable to offer a 1:1 service.

If you have any questions please contact Beverley Clarke at BCP on 01202 126226.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

School Uniform Supplier (Brigade)

Dear Parent/Carer,

Brigade team would like to remind you that their deadline for orders to be delivered into school is 15 June. (See flyer below)

Brigade Flyer 2022

The on-line service will then be switched to home delivery until early September. 

The deadline for guaranteed delivery by the end of the summer holidays is 22 July.  Orders they receive after this date will be delivered later in September.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Sun Safety Reminder

Dear Parent/Carer,

To prevent any chance of sunburn occurring whilst your child is at school, please could you ensure that you provide in date, high factor sun cream, which is FREE FROM NUTS. This should be clearly labelled with your child’s name and sent into school with your child each day.

We would also ask that your child wears sun cream to school, applied before arrival to school and recommend that your child brings a sun hat and water bottle to school.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Jubilee Party - Pupils Only

Dear Parent/Carer,

Apologies if the previous schoolzine was not clear, the Jubilee Party is only for our pupils, unfortunately we are unable to invite parents and carers.

Sorry for any confusion.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Medical Email

19 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, From Monday 22nd November 2021 there will be a new medical email that may be used as a general enquiry box for all medical related issues.  Parents/Carers may use thi...

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Covid Update November 2021

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Food Bank Non-School Uniform Day

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Flu Vaccinations Postponed

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SENDIASS Participation Group

29 Sep 2021

SENDIASS Participation Group  SENDIASS continue to look for young persons (aged 14-25) to be part of their Participation Group. If any of your children might be interested in being part of this g...

Covid-19

08 Sep 2021

Although we have begun the new year in a relatively 'normal' way, I thought I'd just update you about a few things related to Covid-19. Currently, we continue to follow all of the up to date national...

Transport -Monday 6th September

04 Sep 2021

Good morning everyone! I am aware of some transport issues for Monday. If you have received an email saying transport will not pick up your child or transport does not arrive on Monday, please call Re...

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11. COVID_19_Testing_Letter_Pupils_in_Year_7_to_11_12.03.2021....