Happy New Year to all our St George’s families! I hope you have started the New Year feeling refreshed and well after the Christmas break. I have spoken to many parents on the playground who have told me that the various illnesses that are currently circulating affected their Christmas celebrations. As these viruses continue to spread rapidly, it is a good time to ask parents to discuss with children the elements of good hygiene which can reduce the spread of these things. Keeping an eye on hand washing habits (are children washing hands thoroughly with soap and warm water?) and checking that children are not coughing on their hands, instead coughing into a tissue and disposing of it, or into the crook of their elbow, can be important in reducing transmission. The government this week has reminded parents of the importance of keeping children off school if they have a temperature. As a school, we have already provided a wealth of information on this topic recently, so rather than reiterate that here, I have provided a link to the latest information below:
If you have any queries regarding school policy, do not hesitate to contact us but if your child is unwell, we recommend getting in touch with 111 or your GP for medical advice.
KS2 Disco and KS1 Movie Night
The PSG have been busy organising the upcoming disco and movie nights. The first event will take place on 13th January, with KS2 children invited to the disco and KS1 children invited to the Movie Night. The evening is set to be very entertaining and we are so thankful to our volunteer parents for their time and effort in planning this fun opportunity for the children. More detailed information regarding payment and has been emailed out to parents. If you would like your child/children to attend, please return the permission slip with payment (cash and online payments accepted).
We have noticed recently that there are times when some children seem unhappy with the menu choices that have been made for them, and this has led to an increase in children asking for the alternative menu item on the day and eating very little on their plate. Sadly, we are not in a position to offer children an alternative meal as the exact number of lunches ordered is what we are provided with.
Although we know that many of you already do, please can we ask parents to discuss menu choices with their child before they order to find out what they enjoy, what they dislike and what days it may be more suitable to provide a packed lunch as an alternative. Having a hearty lunch that children look forward to eating will be sustaining, and provide the energy needed to keep active and learn well for the rest of the school day.
Church Maintenance Works
A reminder that there is some maintenance work (asbestos removal) being done at the Church in the coming weeks, which will affect access to the school from the Church. Unfortunately, the contractors will close part of the Church car park during the work for safety reasons, so those parents who normally use the Church car park to cut through to the school will not be able to do so for the next 3 weeks.
Our special helper Santa was very busy fundraising for our school before Christmas. We are delighted to report that the final fundraising total has reached £220! We are so grateful for his support and we hear that he had a fantastic St George’s helper in James Hunt. Thank you Santa and well done, James!
Please can I remind all parents and carers that each year, we ask for a voluntary contribution of £10 per term per child for swimming, and £10 per term for each family for School Amenities.
The school has always traditionally asked parents and carers for an amenity contribution. The Amenities Fund allows the school to give children extra opportunities and experiences such as visiting artists, performers and sport companies. We feel it is crucial that the children continue to have these WOW moments and with the rising costs of maintaining and running the swimming pool, we would really appreciate your contribution to allow this to continue.
Payments for Swimming and Amenities can be paid online, details are as follows:
Bank Account Number: 02887152 Sort-Code: 30-98-45
Please quote ref S for Swimming or A for Amenities
Reception Intake Applications
Time to start school? If you have a child born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, then now is the time to apply for a place at our school for admission from September 2023 onwards. You must complete an application form that is available from the school admissions team at County Hall, Somerset County Council. Please ensure you apply by the closing date of 15th January 2023. If your child is Catholic, you must also provide a copy of the baptism certificate to the school by this date.
Wednesday 11th January – Start of Term Mass in School, 9.30 am. Parents welcome.
Friday 13th January – KS2 Disco / KS1 Movie Night
Thursday 26th January – Art Wow Day with special guest Korky Paul
Friday 3rd February – KS1 Disco / KS2 Movie Night
Monday 6th February – Parents’ Evening 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Wednesday 8th February – Parents’ Evening 3.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Saturday 11th February – Monday 20th Feb – SCHOOL CLOSED (Half term)