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Weekly Bulletin: Friday 2nd September 2022

Headteacher’s message to parents/carers 

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope that you have all had a wonderful summer holiday!  We are so looking forward to welcoming children back to school on Monday.

Over the summer holidays, we have successfully completed our building project to reconfigure the Year 1 and Year 2 classrooms.  I’m pleased to say that this has gone smoothly and our new classrooms are absolutely fantastic.  The extra space in Blue, Lavender, Orange and Pink classes will make such a different to children’s learning and well-being, giving them a wonderful new classroom space as their Tunbury school “home”.  The rooms were handed back to us by the building contractors on Thursday morning, so staff have been working hard over the last two days to get them ready for children on Monday.

Looking ahead to next week, we’ll be holding our September Meet the Team meetings as usual, from Monday-Wednesday, using the dates/times already shared with you at the end of last term. This year, we are pleased to return to in-person meetings, so these will held in the school hall. 

Monday 5th September – Meet the Year 6 Team 3.30-4.00

Monday 5th September – Meet the Year 5 Team 4.00-4.30

Tuesday 6th September – Meet the Year 4 Team 3.30-4.00

Tuesday 6th September – Meet the Year 3 Team 4.00-4.30

Wednesday 7th September – Meet the Year 2 Team 3.30-4.00

Wednesday 7th September – Meet the Year 1 Team 4.00-4.30

At our Meet the Team meetings, teachers and Phase Leaders will present important information about the new school year.  You will be able to ask questions and have a brief chat with your child’s new class teacher.  If you are unable to attend, the presentations will be shared on our school website.  For parents/carers of children in Year 1 and 2, we would also love to share our new classrooms with you, so at the end of the meetings in the hall we will invite you to come and have a look around.

Finally, just a reminder that school starts at our normal times on Monday, so both the side gate and the playground gate will be open from 8.40-8.50.  I’m sure that we’ll have lots of happy children ready to start the new school year!  New Reception children will be walking to their classrooms with parents during their transition period, so please could we ask parents of Reception children to come to the playground gate and form a queue along the path (into the park).  When the playground gate is opened, we will welcome older/unaccompanied children into school first before asking you to come in, after the main rush.  As usual, staff will be on hand in the morning to welcome all of our children back and to guide children to their new classrooms.  At home time, all children in Years 3-6 can be collected from the upper playground and children in Years R-2 can be collected from their classroom doors.  For Years 1 and 2, staff will be on hand to direct you to the classrooms doors on the lower playground.  If you have any queries, please do ask us, as we are always happy to help.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.  We look forward to seeing children back in school on Monday morning, looking super smart in their Tunbury school uniform and ready for a new year’s learning.

Best wishes

Ruth Austin

Headteacher 

Dates for your Diary 

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

Monday 5th September – First day of Term 1 for pupils

Monday 5th September – Meet the Year 6 Team 3.30-4.00

Monday 5th September – Meet the Year 5 Team 4.00-4.30

Tuesday 6th September – Meet the Year 4 Team 3.30-4.00

Tuesday 6th September – Meet the Year 3 Team 4.00-4.30

Wednesday 7th September – Meet the Year 2 Team 3.30-4.00

Wednesday 7th September – Meet the Year 1 Team 4.00-4.30

Thursday 8th September – Kent test day – Year 6

Thursday 22nd September – TSA AGM 8 pm –School Hall

Friday 21st October – Last day of term 1 for pupils

Monday 31st October – Start of term 2 for pupils

Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th November – Year 6 residential visit to PGL Marchants Hill

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Welcome back to Term 2!

The last day of Term Two is Friday 16th December