Weekly Bulletin: 6th September 2019
This is the first of our new weekly bulletins which you will receive every Friday, replacing the old termly newsletters. We hope that these bulletins will update you with Tunbury life each week and keep you in touch with your children's experiences in school.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome I have received this week - it has been lovely to chat to some of you on the playground or at the Meet the Team sessions.
This September is a fresh start for the school in many ways and I hope that you will notice some positive changes at Tunbury as we move forward together. You will all have your own ideas and opinions of our current strengths and areas for development, so we are inviting you to share these with us by completing our online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/r/tunburyparents. The survey has just three simple questions about our school and will take around 10 minutes of your time to complete. All your responses will be used by the Governing Board to determine our priorities for the rest of this year, so please tell us what you think. So far, we have 23 responses but we would love to receive more.
It has been lovely to see our new Reception children joining the school this week, taking their very first steps into school life. They seem to be settling really well, so thank you to our new parents and the Reception staff team for making it a smooth start. We also welcome a few other children to the school: Raya, Ewan, Lucy, Amaani and William. On the staff team, we welcome Miss Pickles in Owls class, Mrs Bourner in Blue class, Mrs Peal and Mrs Randall in Azure class, Miss Budgen in Scarlet class, Mrs Seymour in Emerald class and Ms Byrne as our new SENCo. We hope that all of our new faces will enjoy a long and happy association with Tunbury Primary School.
Finally, we have some happy news on the Tunbury baby boom. Miss Jones is expecting her first child and will be going on maternity leave in December - congratulations! As a result, we are seeking a new teacher for Sapphire class from January. We are also seeking a new teacher for Ruby class from October - Miss Carr is teaching here following the retirement of Mr Hardgrave, until the start of her maternity leave.
I hope that children have enjoyed a good first week back at school and have lots of interesting tales to tell you about their learning. Have a lovely weekend.
Dates for your Diary
12th September – Kent 11+ test: Year 6 (for pupils that have been registered by their parents)
16th September – Parents information meeting: 3.30 pm, Y6 Residential visit
17th September – Swimming starts for Year 4 – Scarlet class
25th September – Parents’ Phonics Workshop Y1 – 5.15 pm
26th September – Individual/Family Group Photographs: Tempest Photographers
7th – 11th October – Year 6 Residential Visit: Windmill Hill PGL
INSET Day: Monday 2nd September 2019
Term 1: Tuesday 3rd September to Friday 18th October*
INSET Day: Friday 18th October 2019*
Autumn Break: Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October
Term 2: Monday 28th October to Wednesday 18th December
Christmas Break: Thursday 19th December to Friday 3rd January
INSET Day: Monday 6th January 2020*
Term 3: Monday 6th January* to Friday 14th February
February Break: Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February
INSET Day: Monday 24th February 2020*
Term 4: Monday 24th February* to Wednesday 1st April
Spring Break: Thursday 2nd April to Wednesday 15th April
Term 5: Thursday 16th April to Friday 22nd May
May Break: Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May
INSET Day: Monday 1st June 2020*
Term 6: Monday 1st June* to Wednesday 22nd July
*INSET Days (pupils do not attend school)