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Duke of Edinburgh Award Coffee Morning

Our Duke of Edinburgh pupils would like to invite you to their Coffee Morning. The event will be held on Friday 31January from 9.30am - 11.30am in the school hall at Winchelsea School.

 We will be selling cakes and hot drinks and we will be raising money for two charities, Margaret Green Animal Rescue and Waggy Tails. 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.

 Classes will be visiting the Coffee Morning at the times shown below and pupils from Sea Lions and Penguin (our satellite classes) will have the opportunity to buy cakes when they come into school in the afternoon:

 

9:30am to 9:40am - Oceans

9:40am to 9:50am - Starfish

9:50am to 10:00am - Puffins

10:00am to 10:10am - Dolphins and Octopus

10:10am to 10:20am - Coral

10:30am to 10:40am - Lobster

10:40am to 10:50am - Otters

10:50am to 11:00 - Stingray 

11:00am to 11:10am - Seahorses

11:10am to 11:20am - Orca

11:20am to 11:30am - Manta

 

Therefore, could we please ask you to ensure that your child brings in a small amount of money on Friday 31 January, if they wish to buy a cake.

 Many thanks on behalf of the Duke of Edinburgh volunteering group and we look forward to seeing you on Friday 31 January.

Friends of Winchelsea PTA Meeting 29.01.2020

Dear Parents/Carers

The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesay 29th January 2020 at 7pm in the school hall.

If you are interested and would like further information, the contact email is friendsofwinchelsea@gmail.com

E-Safety Talk - Monday 27 January

Dear Parent/Carer,

As a parent, you will know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  The technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online, such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

 As a school, we aim to support many areas of home life and, in this respect, we have arranged for the Dorset Safer School Community Team to come into school to give a talk about E-Safety.  The talk will cover all aspects of the internet, such as YouTube, Xbox, PlayStation, Instagram, TikTok, etc., and provide support for any internet safety concerns you may have, together with other tips and tricks to help at home.

 The talk will take place on Monday 27 January from 1.30pm - 3pm in the school hall and will end when the children finish school at 3pm.   Please note that pupils in Penguin and Sea Lions classes will be at the satellite sites as normal, so there will be no change to their usual travel arrangements.  Therefore, you will be more than welcome to attend the talk and leave before the end, if you need to do so.

 Free refreshments (cakes, biscuits, fruit and hot drinks) will be available from our onsite kitchen and in order for us to cater for the event, we would be grateful if you would complete and return the attached reply slip to school by Wednesday 22 January 2020.  Without a reply slip, you can still attend on the day, but may not be able to have refreshments.

 

Timings

Activity

1:30pm

2:00pm

Arrive – At reception to go into the hall for refreshments and seating.

2:00pm

3:00pm

SSCT talk – seated in the hall

3:00pm

 

Finish

 Many thanks for your support.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

REPLY SLIP - PENGUIN AND SEA LIONS CLASSES

 E-Safety Talk - Monday 27 January 2020 1.30pm-3pm

 Please complete this slip and return to the class teacher by Wednesday 22 January 2020

  Pupil Name(s):                                                                      

 Class: Penguin* / Sea Lions* (*delete as appropriate)

  I*/we* will be coming to the performance on Monday 27 January 2020 at 1:30pm-3pm (*please delete as appropriate).  I will need _______ seats (please state the number of seats required).

 Parent / Carer Name:

 Dietary / Allergy Requirements:

E-Safety Talk - Monday 27 January 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

As a parent, you will know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves.  It's a highly creative place of amazing opportunities.  The technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online, such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content.

 As a school, we aim to support many areas of home life and, in this respect, we have arranged for the Dorset Safer School Community Team to come into school to give a talk about E-Safety.  The talk will cover all aspects of the internet, such as YouTube, Xbox, PlayStation, Instagram, TikTok, etc., and provide support for any internet safety concerns you may have, together with other tips and tricks to help at home.

The talk will take place on Monday 27 January from 1.30pm - 3pm in the school hall and will end when the children finish school at 3pm.

 Free refreshments (cakes, biscuits, fruit and hot drinks) will be available from our onsite kitchen and in order for us to cater for the event, we would be grateful if you would complete and return the reply slip to school by Wednesday 22 January 2020.  Without a reply slip, you can still attend on the day, but may not be able to have refreshments.

 If your child(ren) usually get the bus and you would like to collect them from school to take them with you, please let us know, via the reply slip, so arrangements can be made for them to be collected from the front of school.

 

Timings

Activity

1:30pm

2:00pm

Arrive – At reception to go into the hall for refreshments and seating.

2:00pm

3:00pm

SSCT talk – seated in the hall

3:00pm

 

Finish – Exit and collect requested children from the front of school.

 Many thanks for your support.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Notification of Changes

Dear Parent/Carer,

To ensure that there is clear communication between school and home, it is extremely important that parents notify school of any changes to their contact details.

There are a number of situations when we may need to contact a parent/carer (or a designated alternative contact). Such situations may be when a child is ill and needs to be collected from school, or where there is the need to close the school because of an emergency situation or as the result of extreme weather conditions. Whilst of course the most common reason to contact a parent is to discuss a matter concerning their child.

Please notify the school of any changes to your contact details (such as telephone numbers, addressees, email addresses) by using the attached form.  Paper copies can be obtained from the School Reception.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Pupil_Change_of_Contact_Details_Form.docx

Spring Term starts on Tuesday 7 January

Dear Parent/Carer,

I would like to confirm that the school is closed today (Monday 6 January 2020) for pupils and children return to school tomorrow - Tuesday 7 January 2020.

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

December 20 Newsletter

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Christmas Lunch & Jumpers - Thursday 19 December

Dear Parent/Carer,

As it is our school Christmas lunch tomorrow, Thursday 19 December 2019, we thought it would be nice for pupils to wear a Christmas jumper/top on this day. 

However, if your child does not have a Christmas themed jumper, then any suitable top/jumper would be fine.  

Regards,

Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

Games!

The SALT Department are currently looking for fun games for our pupils to play during class and therapy sessions. We are looking for action board games or strategy games, such a Pop Up Pirate, Hungry Hippos, Tumbling Monkeys etc. If you have any games you would like to donate we would be very grateful!

Final Reminder - Christmas Events at WInchelsea

Dear Parent/Carer,

Friday 13 December is National Christmas Jumper Day and disco. Children are encouraged to wear Christmas jumpers or non-school uniform and bring in a donation of £1 for the Save the Children charity.

Monday 16 December 3.30pm-5.30pm - Christmas Fayre.

Wednesday 18December 2019 1:45pm “A Pirate’s Christmas for Me” Christmas Performance - Penguins, Lobsters, Dolphins, Otters, Coral & Sea Lions classes only.  Entrance is by ticket only

Tickets have been issued and each ticket must be completed with the name of the person attending.  Tickets will be collected at the door and unfortunately, we cannot allow entry to the performance without a ticket, for safeguarding reasons.  If you no longer need any of the tickets issued to you, please inform school and return the ticket(s) as soon as possible, as this performance is “sold out” and there is a waiting list.

Thursday 19 December - Christmas lunch in school.

Friday 20 December 1:30pm. Carols Around the Tree – Stingray, Seahorses, Ocean, Starfish, Puffin & Octopus classes only. Entrance is by ticket only

Tickets have been issued and each ticket must be completed with the name of the person attending.  Tickets will be collected at the door and unfortunately, we cannot allow entry to the performance without a ticket, for safeguarding reasons.  If you no longer need any of the tickets issued to you, please inform school and return the ticket(s) as soon as possible, as this performance is “sold out” and there is a waiting list.

Friday 20 December - Last Day of Term - school finishes at 3pm

Important: If you are attending either the Performance on Wednesday 18 December or the Carols on Friday 20 December, and your child will not be leaving school by their usual transport (for example, they will be taken home by a Parent/Carer instead of using school transport), please inform the main school office before Tuesday 17 December 2019 (and the Transport office, if appropriate).

Regards,
Geoff Cherrill
Headteacher

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Poole DORSET BH12 4LL

Phone: 0120 274 6240
Fax: 0120 273 3024