What an amazing evening! The children of Y5 this week performed the Tempest at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. Their performance was described as being "Magical, Mysterious and Marvellous." All the children spoke confidently and clearly, indeed their vocal energy and their timing was excellent. Well done to everyone and thank you to Miss Wilkins and her team for all their hardwork preparing the children. I was a very proud Headteacher.
We would also like to extend our gratitude and pass on a huge thank you to Robyn Weaver and Sean Gilder for the enormous amount of time and patience they so freely gave in the preparation of what truly was an amazing performance on Wednesday evening. We would also like to thank Mark Payne for all of his help with light and sound and also to Shereen Shimmin for her help with the costumes. We are so lucky to have such a talented and generous parents in our school community.
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.
Kent Junior Schools Cross Country Championships
A huge well done to all the children that entered the Kent Junior Schools Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Detling Hill. The day dawned dry and cold. This year we had 16 children take part. The children ran very well, all of them managing to finish the quite brutal course.
Special mention to Lily Hughes for coming 4th out of 145 runners, to Luke Draper for coming 6th 176 runners and to Poppy Hensey for winning the bronze medal in the year 5 girls race. This means that she can now go on and represent the country at the National Cross Country Championships in the Spring. We wish her lots of luck with that.
Well done on some great running to Siena, Leon, Louis, Dylan, Anna, Violet, Cayden, Tommy G, Tommy P, Oscar, Fifi, Demi and Lillian.
Thank you to parents for coming along with their children and for all their encouragement, it was a great day for all.
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.
As you know, this evening is the Goudhurst Late Night shopping event. There will be lots of people and cars in the village and it will be dark. We all know that space on the footpaths in the High Street is sometimes restricted and therefore we would ask parents to keep their children with them for their own safety.
Our choir will be singing in St Mary's Church at 5.30pm and then again at Weeks Cafe about 6pm-come if you can and enjoy the fesitve fun.
The winners for last week was Y6 Lions, 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!
The winner of the Pride award for this week is YR - Hippos, well done!
Online Safety: ThinkUKnow and excellent website dedicated to education children about online safety is expanding their remit to education younger children as young as 4-7. Our school already uses the Thinkuknow education programme amongst others to help your child learn about staying safe online. Please complete this survey to have your say about what you would like to see in their next resource for 4 to 7 year olds. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parentscarers4-7s
We have again, been contacted by a local resident concerning inconsiderate parking after an evening club that is reguarly held in the school. Quite rightly the neighbour was extremely annoyed not to have easy access to his property, especially as the school car park was virtually empty. Please can we ask for your co-operation in this matter as we do strive to live harmoniously with our neighbours and are extremely fortunate to have such a large car park.
In addition a parent has informed us that whilst leaving school last week a car mounted the pavement and nearly knocked her and her son over. This was obviously extremely frightening for both parent and child so can we please remind parents to take extra care when driving in Beaman Close.
Thank you for your support in this matter.
PTFA Recent Events:
Congratulations to the winners of the Sweet Jar Competition :
KS1 - Jack Shimmin
KS2 - Grace Wilkinson
Best Effort - Gracie David
Best Adult - Millie's Gran
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. The hampers look amazing!
Also thanks to those who donated and bought cakes for the year 2 cake sale. An impressive total of was raised.
PTFA Events Coming Up:
- Christmas Trees - thank you to everyone who has placed an order. Trees will be ready for collection at the end of the school day on December 1st.
- Late Night Shopping at St Mary’s - TONIGHT! From 4pm to 9pm - Friday 24th November. Please come along and support the school stall in the Church.
- Christmas Bazaar - TOMORROW! At school, Saturday 25th November 2-4pm.
- 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)
Year 6 have been involved with this year’s Assembly Hall Theatre Art Project. Having spent a morning with an illustrator learning about this year’s production, Aladdin, the children were tasked to create their own illustrations, two of which would be chosen to go inside a special giant advent calendar that is to be displayed at the Theatre. Goudhurst ‘sponsored’ and created doors 7 and 14 and we are delighted to announce the Ella Morris and George Mannion’s work was selected to go in the calendar. If you happen to be in the area over Christmas, why not pop in and see Ella’s and George’s work – of course you will have to wait until the 7th and 14th December to see both doors open!
We have created a beautiful Cross formed of butterflies. Every child and member of staff in the School designed their own butterfly as part of the whole piece of art. Thank you to everyone involved in making this project happen; Mrs Omer for leading us, all the parents who worked alongside the children creating their butterflies, Mr Coleman for building the actual cross and Mr Russell for errecting it in the hall. Next time you are in school please do take time to have a look.
This butterfly cross:
- Celebrates our community: everyone contributed to the creation of the artwork;
- Celebrates our diversity: each individual created a butterfly of their own unique design;
- Reminds us of Jesus' resurrection: the Caterpillar becomes a Chrysalis and then is born again to a glorious new life.
The children in Y1 have been invited to sing at the Advent Service on 3rd December. This is a service where they will have fun, sing and see our young people lead the service - from the talk, to prayers, to games and drama! It would be great to see families from the school come along - there is even breakfast served! Fun for the whole family with food thrown in!
Thank you to everyone who supported Children in Need last week. This photo appears in this weeks Kent Messenger (Weald) Edition.