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Weekly Bulletin:Friday 13th May 2022 

Headteacher’s message to parents/carers 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Today we had a special visit from our local MP, Tracey Crouch.  Tracey came into school to talk to children in assemblies, as well as meeting with our own democratically elected representatives, our school council.  Tracey talked to children and answered their questions on a wide range of issues, such as litter and the environment, how an MP helps people, whether the Queen runs the country and what inspired her to become an MP.  Tracey encouraged children to be proud of their local area and to stand up for what they believe in.  Our School Councillors had a further meeting with Tracey where they found out more about Boris Johnson (with questions like “why is his hair so scruffy?”) as well as how they can make a difference for their school and the importance of activism. 


Congratulations to everyone in Year 6 for completing their KS2 SATs testing this week.  We have been so impressed with the universally positive attitude shown by each and every one of our brilliant Year 6 pupils - they have met every challenge with determination and confidence.  Well done everybody!  Also, thank you to parents/carers for ensuring that we had 100% attendance in Year 6 from Monday-Thursday this week, enabling the tests to be completed on time.  The return of SATs is another sign that we are back to normal school life, although they’re not quite as much fun as some of our other ‘post-Covid-disruption’ events like class assemblies, sports days and school trips!  

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. 

Best wishes 

Ruth Austin



Tunbury win gold at National Schools Snowsports! Congratulations to Joshua and Leo, who competed in the final of the National Schools Snowsports Association at Swadlincote on Friday 6 May. Their combined individual slalom ski race times won Tunbury the Overall Primary School win, competing against 11 primary schools.  Both Joshua and Leo also took the podium in their individual age categories. We’re really proud of you both – well done!

Joshua and Leo are members of Chatham Race Club, so if you are keen to learn more about skiing and racing on the dry slope, please contact them at secretary@chathamraceclub.co.uk or visit Chatham Snowsports Centre, Capstone Road. 

School Ties: We now have stock of school ties available in the school office to buy - £3.50 each. If you would like to purchase a tie please pay via School Money. Following payment, please collect your tie from the school office.

Dog Owners Reminder:  we understand that the school run is a good opportunity to walk your dog and encourages you to walk to school rather than drive as well.  However, some members of our school community find walking past the number of dogs around both gates unnerving.  We all have fears and for some, theirs is a fear of dogs.  Please can we ask dog owners to continue to be mindful of this during the busy drop-off time and that you ensure you keep back from the school gates, that your dog is beside you and you do not allow them to jump up at children or families.  May we also remind you that dogs are not permissible on the school premises at any time.  Thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration in this matter. 

TSA Krispy Kreme donut sale: On Thursday 26th May TSA will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts after school on the top playground. If you would like to pre order please see the TSA Facebook page for further information. 

School Crossing Patrol: We’re still looking for a new SCP. The original KCC online advert is still available at: Cantium (recruitmenthub.solutions) and this advert shows the correct details for the role.  We have been told of a more ‘interesting’ salary being advertised for the same role at School Crossing Patrol Officer Jobs - 2022 | Indeed.com but we are sorry to say that, sadly, these details are incorrect!!

Team Points: As announced by our special visitor in assembly today, this week’s team points are as follows.  Well done Red team!









Covid-19: We continue to ask you to check the current guidance if you experience symptoms or a case of Covid. Further details are at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Dates for your Diary 

Term dates for 2021/22: https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Parents/Term-Dates-21-22/
Term dates for 2022/23: https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Term-Dates-22-23/ 

Please note: although we have planned events for the full academic year, it is possible that future Covid disruption or other factors may result in changes. 

Monday 16th – Friday 27th May – SATs Weeks – Year 2

Monday 23rd May - Y5 Egyptian Day NEW

Friday 27th May – Last day of term 5

Monday 6th June - INSET day (School closed for pupils)

Tuesday 7th June – First day of term 6 for pupils

Monday 13th June – School Health Questionnaire – Year 6

Tuesday 14th / Wednesday 15th June – TSA Father’s Day present room

Monday 20th June – New Entrants meeting in school – 3.30 – 4.30 pm
                                                                              or online 5 - 5.30 pm

Thursday 23rd June – National Writing Day

Monday 27th – Friday 1st July – STEAM Week

Saturday 2nd July – TSA Summer Fair

Monday 4th July – Sports Day (with Reserve Day Friday 8th July)

Friday 15th July – TSA ‘Dare to be different’ day

Friday 15th July – TSA Family Picnic

Monday 18th July 3.30-4.30pm - SEND Forum with Kent SEND parental support kentiask

Thursday 21st July – Last day of term 6

Class assemblies 

We have now resumed our program of class assemblies. 

Class assemblies are scheduled to take place in-person, in the school hall, on Friday afternoons. Please come to the front of the school and wait outside the hall entrance doors.  You will be invited in at approximately 2.45/2.50 pm.  The assembly will begin at around 2.50 pm and last for about 10 minutes, finishing in time for you to collect your children at the end of the school day, as normal. 

Please note: the assembly for Orange class is on a Monday. 

Friday 13th May – Indigo Class Assembly

Friday 20th May – Sapphire Class Assembly

Friday 27th May – Pink Class Assembly

Friday 10th June – Bears Class Assembly

Friday 17th June – Red Class Assembly

Monday 20th June – Orange Class Assembly

Friday 24th June – Hedgehogs Class Assembly

Friday 1st July – Owls Class Assembly

Friday 8th July – Azure Class Assembly

Friday 15th July – Ruby Class Assembly



Reminder: Friday 1st April is the last day of Term 4.

Children return on Tuesday 19th April.