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.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Jo Bowman for the wonderful bunting displayed in the entrance hall. Thank you also to Year 4 who created the lettering and Caroline Turvey for her inspirational idea. Jo is already planning for Advent so please watch this space!
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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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.
The winners for last week was Y1 Elephants, well done!
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 - Y1 for KS1 and and tie between Y3 and Y4 for KS2. Well done!
The Autumn term Parent Consultation Evenings are arranged for Tuesday 14th November and Thursday 16th November.
For classes YR, Y1, Y3 and Y4 (10 minute appointments):
Tuesday 14th November - 3.30 - 6.30pm
Thursday 16th November - 4.30 - 7.30pm
For Y2 (10 minute appointments ) :
Tuesday 14th November 3.30 - 7.00pm
Thursday 16th Nobember 5.00 - 7.30pm
For Y5 and Y6 (15 minute appointments):
Tuesday 14th November - 3.30 - 7.15pm
Thursday 16th November 4.30 - 8.15pm
Booking will be available via School Money and parents will receive a text/email with login details on Monday.
We will be holding a book fair during both Parent Consultation Evenings and would be very grateful for offers of help from parents to man the sale for slots during both evenings. Names to Mrs Wyatt please
We were pleased to send out the proof-cards via the children’s book bags for the 2017 school photographs on Wednesday.
Important Information for Parents
If your child is due to start school next September the on-line KCC application form is available at www.kent.gov.uk/ola from Monday 6th November 2017. Please note the closing date for applications is 15th January 2018.
Open Days for new Entrants
The staff, governors and students of Goudhurst and Kilndown Church of England Primary School would warmly like to invite prospective parents on:
Last session - 13th November 9-12pm
Please let your family and friends know if they have a child starting school in September 2018. Appointments can be made via the school office on 01580 211365
Ms Lane is trying to make Child-Initiated experiences for the children in Hippos class as 'real' as possible, specifically in role-play areas, the outdoor 'Home Corner' and the 'Mud Kitchen' area. She is in the process of filling these areas with real utensils such as frying pans, baking trays, whisks, mixing bowls, large spoons etc. If you have any old kitchen utensils that you know longer need, Ms Lane would very gratefully receive these items for the Reception class children.
Hope you all had a most fabulous half term.
Please have a look below at some more detailed information on the Christmas Bazaar coming up on 25th November including early order forms and how to get involved…
PTFA Recent Events:
The Buddy Magician visited on 20th October - a great afternoon for Y6/YR buddies.
Bonfire Disco – Thursday 2nd November – thank you very much to all helpers/bouncers/dancers for getting involved.
Non-uniform Day – Friday 3rd November – thank you very much for donations of toys for “Hook a Bag” event at the Christmas Bazaar.
PTFA Events Coming Up this Half Term:
- Year 3 Cake Sale – Today! Friday 3rd November outside school at pick-up.
- DOGK - Please note DOGK (Dads of Goudhurst and Kilndown) are meeting this evening at 8.30pm in the Vine. All are welcome.
- Indoor Boot Fair - Sunday 4th November 10-12pm in the School Hall.
- Sweet Jar Competition - Entries due back to school office by 10th November please - adult entries too! Entries to be judged at parents’ evening with prizes awarded for best efforts from KS1, KS2, best effort - and best adult entry.
Film Creche at parents’ evening - Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16th November
- Year 2 Cake Sale - Friday 17th November
- Late Night Shopping at St Mary’s - Friday 24th November
- Christmas Bazaar - Saturday 25th November 2-4pm – please see info below…
- Year 4 Cake Sale - Friday 1st December
- Christmas Trees - please place your orders by handing in the emailed form into school office by Friday 17th November. Trees will be ready for collection at the end of the school day on December 1st.
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
Christmas Bazaar 2017…… How YOU can help….
We know!! It feels like life is only just returning to normal after the long summer holidays so we apologize for mentioning Christmas already but please note that 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 31st November 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.
Jewelry Stall: Any old or unwanted jewelry 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!
Now we are back from half term, lists of items required for HAMPERS will go into each class window. Please put your name against an item (or two!) and bring into school before Thursday 16th November, as hampers are made up on the Friday and will then go on display for a week in the school.
Keep your eyes open for the BOGOF’s at your local supermarket of choice, and slip the “free” in for the school!!
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 funs 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.
Many thanks for reading,
Anna Twyman (secretary)
KENT COUNTY COUNCIL
Blind Lane, Goudhurst
TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 – Section 14 (2) as amended by
The Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991
Kent County Council gives notice that Blind Lane, Goudhurst will be closed to through traffic, on or after 30 October 2017 for up to 5 Days.
The road will be closed at Various Areas Throughout.
The alternative route is via Lidwells Lane - North Road.
The closure is necessary to enable Pothole Blitz to be carried out by KCC Highways.
This Notice applies when the relevant signs and barriers are on site, and is valid for a period of no more than 5 days.
Signed for and on behalf of the Kent County Council by Roger Wilkin, Director of Highways, Transportation & Waste or by his authorised signatory
Dated this 30th day of October 2017
Adult / Child's Hat and Glove collection
Please if you are having a clear out please hand these items to either Jayne Russell or Elle Batten who will donate to where there is desperate need.