This is our school.
Let love flow.
Let the rooms be filled
with joy and happiness,
Let the outside be filled with fun and
Bless us all as we learn
with you Lord in all that we do.
Congtratulations to Elizabeth Khan, Jake Bussey and Leonid Gallacher who were all presented with Peace awards this week.
3.15 - 4.30pm - £4.00 per session per child
3.15 - 6.00pm - £12.00 per session per child to include a packed tea
4.15 - 6.00pm - £8.00 per session per child to include a packed tea
Just to remind you parents can book via the school money website using their usual password. Booking are available up to 12.00pm for the following day but must be paid for at time of booking. I do hope you will try and support this service; if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please note: In the event of the cancellation of a booking of less than 24 hours notice unfortunately full payment is required. For more than 24 hours notice please see Mrs Found who will discuss how to use a credit for a future session.
What a week for running!!!!
Last week our cross country runners entered 2 events. The WOKSSA festival at Cranbrook Rugby Club and the inaugural Run 4 Life event run by the Kent School Games team at Dunlornan Park. Both events were a huge success for us and also prove how much impact out Mile A day and Super Mile are having on our pupils.
We were very dominant at both events with top ten finishes in all the races that we entered.
TOP 3 POSITION FINISHES
We won the overall first place trophy for years 3 & 4
Year 3 girls, Bella Barstow – 2nd
Year 4 boys , Leon Sherwin – 2nd
Year 4 girls – Lily Hughes -1st, Emilia Hope – 3rd
Year 4 boys – Luke – 2nd,
Year 5 boys – Boris Gallacher – 3rd
Year 5 Girls – Poppy Hensey – 1st, Fifi Tineo Chapman – 3rd
It was a rather wet and gloomy afternoon at Cranbrook Rugby Club but none of the children seemed to notice this!!!
Run 4 Life results:
KS1 Boys – Gus Tuson – 2nd
KS2 girls – Savvy Barker – 2nd, Eva Weekes – 3rd
Year 3 & 4 boys – Luke Draper – 1st, Cayden Barker – 3rd
Year 3 & 4 girls – Lily Hughes – 1st, Anna Dennis – 3rd
Year 5 & 6 – Poppy Hensey – 1st, Sophie Butler – 2nd
The weather was dryer and the children had an amazing time running around Dunlornan park.
A huge thank you to the many parents who brought along our 42 strong squad and delivered then back to school. Thank you too for walking the route with them and for helping out the organisers out by standing in strategic points on the route.
Thank you to Sarah Newton and Gemma Hughes for bringing me hot drinks!
A huge thank you to Mrs Mileham as always for all her hard work and dedication to the delivery of high quality school sport and PE; organising participation in events such as these, is no mean feat!
Well done to everyone.
The winners for last week was Y2 Kudus, well done!
We now have an active school Twitter account and are regularly tweeting. Our tweets often include additional snippets of activities that are happening in school. Follow us to find out more!
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Meet by the beacon next to the Village Green from 8:15am for 8:30am "launch". Parking available along Back Lane (refuse collectors kindly request avoid parking near the corner on Mondays).
A signed consent form is needed if you wish to drop off your child or access certificates and prizes from our generous sponsors. We carry spare forms with us.
Jo 07981436897 (Mon, Thurs, Fri) & Emily 07939299753 (Tues, Wed)
The winners of the Walking Bus for this week are - Y2 for KS1 and Y3 for KS2. Well done!
Congratulations to Y3 who were awarded the pride award this week.
Thank you to our Head Boy Jake Bussey and our Head Girl Elizabeth Khan who represented the school at the rememberance service on Sunday at St. Marys Church. They read the Roll of Honour very confidently and eloquently.
They were a credit to both themselves and our school.
PTFA Recent Events:
A huge thank you to everyone who manned the creche at parents’ evening this week.
Thank you also to those who have donated sweet jars (which all look fabulous) as well as items for hampers and for the Christmas bazaar.
PTFA Events Coming Up:
- Christmas Trees - please place your orders by today, Friday 17th. Trees will be ready for collection at the end of the school day on December 1st. Sample Christmas Trees can be viewed at The Star & Eagle and The Vine on Friday 24th November at the late night shopping event Also the School tree will be on display on Sat 25th at the Christmas Bazaar. In light of this, TreesforChristmas.co.uk have kindly agreed to extend the deadline for placing our final order to just after these 2 events! The trees are guaranteed - see website for details or speak to Joanna Bowman 07981436897.
- Year 2 Cake Sale - Friday 17th November - this afternoon!
- Late Night Shopping at St Mary’s - Friday 24th November
- Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 25th November 2-4pm. Please see below-further details.
- Year 4 Cake Sale - Friday 1st December
- Community Nativity Lunch - Tuesday 12th December
- Whole School Christmas lunch - Wednesday 13th December
- Year R Cake Sale - Friday 15th December
- Whole School Pantomime Visit - Monday 18th December
- Key Stage 1 Christmas Party- Tuesday 19th December
- May Ball - booked for 19th May 2018 - please keep the date free!
Please remember our recycling and “money back” shopping schemes…
- Household battery recycling in school foyer
- Clothing bin outside front of school by hall
- Easy Fundraising: easyfundraising.org.uk
- Yellow Moon: code SGO1137 on checkout
- Micro Scooters: School Educational Code: 118601.
- Give as you Live: http://www.giveasyoulive.com/ + search: Goudhurst Parent Teach Association
- Stamp-Tastic: http://www.stamptastic.co.uk/ with code TN171DZ
Many thanks for reading and have a great weekend,
Anna Twyman (secretary)
Christmas Bazaar 2017…… How YOU can help….
This year’s Bazaar will take place on Saturday 25th November 2-4pm.
As all our older (or should we say more experienced!) parents will know, the Christmas Bazaar is a big date in the children’s diary. They love coming into the transformed school to play games, win prizes and meet the man in red. The Christmas Bazaar is one of our main fundraising events and ensures the children enjoy many additional experiences throughout the school year. It is also a great chance for parents to sit and chat over a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine, as well as picking up some great gifts for family and friends.
We could not run this event without the amazing parent support that our school enjoys and with that in mind please take a minute or two to look through the list below to see how you can help with this year.
Things you could do now:
Christmas Trees: - Order your Nordmann Christmas Tree through the school. Order forms have been sent out and are in the foyer. All trees will be delivered to school on Friday 1st December for collection.
Tea Towels: These are being designed and ordered in the next week so watch out for the order form and the sample in the foyer.
Jewellery Stall: Any old or unwanted jewellery gratefully received. Please leave in the labelled tray in the foyer.
Teddy Tombola: Donations of good condition cuddly toys needed. Please drop in the foyer.
Raffle Prizes: As well as the dazzling hampers we put together from your donations, we also like to include as many enticing prizes as possible, these have included theatre tickets, days out to local attractions, golf days, pamper days etc. If you have any contacts that would be willing to support us please let us know. They are most gratefully received.
Craft Stall Creations: If you are a creative diva we would love to be able to sell your creations on the stall (lavender bags, vases, purses, decorations – anything children or adults might like to buy.) A few of whatever you can make would be most welcome.
Adult Prizes: The teacher’s tombola will need donations of wine, chocolates, bath time treats and anything else you think a grown-up might buy a ticket for. Donations to the office please.
Secret Santa: This is a stall where NO ADULTS ARE ALLOWED. The children have the chance to buy you a delightful surprise for Christmas. Perfect items for this stall include unwanted corporate gifts, hotel toiletries, anything from last Christmas that somehow never found its way out the box… Please put all donations in the Secret Santa box outside the office.
We’re Jammin… (Preserves, Pickles, Chutneys): If you are making a batch of jam, pickle or chutney from your recent harvest please save one for the produce stall. Flavoured oils, Vodka / Sloe gin are wonderful sellers too!
Have a clear out! The toys and book stalls are always popular with the kids and a good chance to de-clutter! Working toys, books, dolls, teddies, CDs, DVDS please (no videos though). There will be a box outside the office for donations a week before the bazaar.
Watch this space!
Refreshments: We will also be begging for mulled wine and minced pies for the refreshments stall.
Closer to the day we will be asking for donations of cakes for the cake stall.
Manning the stalls: Each class is allocated the running of one or two stalls at the Bazaar. Your class rep will be in touch shortly with details of which stall your class will be running. Please see your rep or the list that will be available and put your name down for a slot. Its great fun and is the only way we can make this huge event the success it is. We are aware that everyone is feeling the pinch, and are even more grateful for your continued support.
We look forward to seeing our beautiful Grotto this year which is again very kindly being designed and fitted out by Shereen & Greg Shimmin.
First Class Football
Are running indoor football and multi-sport fun days on Thurs 21 & Fri 22 December in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge for children aged 5-12 in split age groups. The days will consist of skill games, challenges, tournament matches, competitions and prizes and are run by Level 3 and Level 2 FA coaches. They have been awarded the 'Gold' award by the Kent FA . Full details can be found at www.firstclassfootball.com.
All Parish Council meetings are open to the public. However we make an event of our November meeting by inviting everyone to come along this coming Monday evening 13 November at 7.45 in Goudhurst Parish Hall. It is an opportunity for you to meet your Parish Councillors, to hear about what is going on and to put your questions to the Council as a whole.
Refreshments from 7.45 pm and the Chairman, Cllr Anthony Harris will open the meeting at 8.00 pm.
We look forward to seeing you.
Clerk to Goudhurst Parish Council