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Newsletter 17th March 2023

Posted: Fri 17th Mar 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was a pleasure for Mr Devlin to welcome parents and carers of 1G to Giants Causeway’s class assembly this morning. The assembly was fantastic and really showed off 1G’s wonderful learning. Thank you to Giants Causeway class and to Mrs Gilham and Mrs Clark for such a fantastic assembly and our thanks to parents and carers for coming.

We thank you for your understanding and support following the Industrial Action which took place on Thursday. Hopefully the links you were provided with were helpful in supporting your children, however we fully understand if you were not able to facilitate this at home.

On behalf of the school and children, I would like to thank the Friends of BHPS for purchasing a Smooga for our school. A Smooga is a multi-use and versatile modular, push-fit panel fencing system that is flexible, durable, weatherproof and strong. It can be used and constructed for sports on the playground, which helps us to have zoned areas for sports such as football. It is so versatile, we can also quickly and easily adapt this to use for other school events. The children are absolutely thrilled with this new addition to the KS2 playground. Thank you to the Friends and to every parent and carer who has contributed to any of the many fundraising events that the Friends have organised for the school. The Smooga pitch is a fabulous addition to the playground and we are so grateful to you all!

On page 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the newsletter on our website you will find our article for Careers and Aspirations Day 2023. A few weeks on, the children are still talking about this extraordinary day - it will be one that they will remember for a long time! Please do read this fabulous article as it gives a full account of the day. Through the amazing support we received from parents and carers and other visiting organisations, we were able to provide an enriching and fun-filled day for the children. A very special thank you to all our incredible visiting speakers and to Miss O’Mahony and Mrs Helps for organising this brilliant day.

On Monday, we also sent a letter to you all (R-Y6) regarding our timings for the school day. To confirm, these timings will be effective from 30th August 2023 and are as follows:

● 8.45-3.15 (gates will open for soft drop between 8.30 and 8.40am, registers closed at 8.45 am)

Please note our current timings will remain in place until the end of this academic year.

On Monday, we also forwarded a very important letter to both parents and carers of Reception and Year 6 regarding the National School Screening Programme, which is taking place at our school in June. Please can we ask parents and carers to read this letter and follow the instructions carefully. Any queries and questions are to be directed to Bromley Healthcare Screening Team - contact details are on the letter sent.

The Friends of BHPS in conjunction with the school are taking part in the Xmas4Schools artwork project for The King’s Coronation. On Wednesday you would have received your child’s artwork and also an email from us and the Friends of BHPS. This has been a wonderful opportunity for the children to enjoy doing some design work in school for the Coronation and is a brilliant way to support the Friends of BHPS to raise funds for the school. Please do read the letter (attached to your child’s artwork) from Xmas4Schools carefully as this has all the information and details you need. All artwork and the form (on the reverse) must be completed in full and returned to school by 9.30am on Thursday, 23rd March - please hand this to your child’s class teacher.

If you are unsure if you would like to purchase your child’s design, please do follow the instructions and send the artwork and completed form (on the reverse) back to us regardless.

Today we also said ‘goodbye and happy retirement‘ to Mr Walpole (Mark), our Site Manager. On behalf of the school, I would like to wish Mark all the very best for his very well deserved retirement. Mark has asked me to pass on his thanks and appreciation for the card and generous collection that he received from parents and carers on Wednesday.

I am also delighted to announce that we have appointed Garry Hodgkinson as our new interim part time site manager. Garry has a wealth of experience and is very excited to be joining us.

My very best wishes,

Mrs Freeman

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead




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